the astrology of love

Love and attraction viewed through the prism of astrology

Venus Squares

Venus Squares In Literature

Venus squares to the Outer Planets show up as a unique romantic sensibility, most easily seen in literature. Here are some examples. Each of these writers was born with the aspect in question. Venus Square Neptune “The Portuguese call it Saudade: a longing for something so indefinite as to be indefinable. Love affairs, miseries of life, the way things were, people already dead, those who left and the ocean that …

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What Does It Mean When You Find Random Playing Cards?

What does it mean when you find random playing cards? I’m big on symbolism and omens in everyday life. Finding a playing card on the street is every bit as meaningful as an actual reading, probably more so. Signals and clues are everywhere, in waking consciousness and your dreams; the trick is to develop your consciousness so you notice them. This Ask Mystic question and my answer illustrates the point. …

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The 2020 Venus and Mars Retrogrades

Guess which planets in retrograde are the theme of 2020? Not Mercury, that’s part of our astral rhythm. And the Outer Planets spend a significant amount of time retrograde every year. Next year features Venus and Mars Retrograde.  That’s good for weird but enticing relationships and encrypted attractions. And it’s going to be a far stronger year for love – in general – than 2019.  Why? Because we’ve been under …

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Dating After Chiron Return?

It must be Venus in Libra. Or Saturn Fatigue from the Karma Cop having been on the South Node so long. Hormones in plastic? Whatever the reason, people are asking about Chiron Return dating all of a sudden. Like the better-known Saturn Return, Chiron Return is cyclical. It occurs to everyone in their late 40s and early 50s. Chiron returns to where it was when you were born. It’s like …

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Full Moon in Aquarius

An Aquarius Full Moon Moment

Want to hear a surreal, snappy little Aquarius Full Moon anecdote? Here it is. It is SO astrologically apt. Dear Mystic,  I thought you might appreciate this story: I am a Cancerian and during the Eclipse of mid-July, I discovered that my fiance has been cheating on me for months. One month later, I was traveling back home after an extended vacation on the day of the Full Moon in …

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Saturn Conjunct Pluto And Relationships

New Frequently Asked Question: But what of Saturn conjunct Pluto and Relationships? I’ve gone on about this astrological cycle’s influence on neoliberalism, politics, the economy, and money but not romance. To recap: Saturn and Pluto were last aligned like this in 1982. It is already a rare and profound influence, made more so by Saturn being its home constellation of Capricorn. It’s ongoing from now until February 2020 but exact …

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