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Troublesome times for relationships
in marriage charts, first meeting charts, progressed
composite charts, and individual charts.
There is no clear-cut way of determining when a couple
might break up or divorce. However, times of
possible strain on a relationship can be identified
by looking at the natal charts of the individuals
involved, the marriage or first meeting charts, and
progressed synastry and progressed composite charts.
Uranus transiting the Sun, the Moon, Venus, or the
Ascendant in hard aspect (conjunctions, squares, and
oppositions, and to a lesser degree, semi-squares
and sesquiquadrates). During these transits, if a
relationship feels too restraining, we may break
away from it, temporarily or permanently.
Hard Pluto transits to the Moon and Venus may not
point to times of actual breaks in relationships,
but can point to times of facing fears of losing a
relationship, of holding on too tightly to a person
(because of this fear), and of dealing with the
threat or reality of betrayal.
Progressed Venus-Pluto can be similar. This can be
progressed to progressed or progressed to natal -
both are significant.
Saturn transits to personal planets don't typically
figure strongly at times of break ups, but they can
point to some strain on a relationship, when we deal
with a feeling of loneliness, increased
responsibility, and a sense that a relationship or
person can feel like a burden.
However, transiting Saturn and progressed Moon cycles
can point to strain in relationship charts. Every
seven years, when Saturn and the progressed Moon
form a square to their original positions, couples
may be taking stock of their relationship.
In a marriage or first meeting chart, Venus turning
retrograde in progression can be a significator of a
loss of interest or a loss of the feeling of being
in love. This is one reason we might avoid
scheduling a marriage in the weeks before Venus