Everything has been confused, unstable, sometimes sweet, sometimes demented in my romantic life for about the past year. What gives?
The Saturn-Neptune opposition in the sky — which is just now starting to wrap up — has been transiting your Eighth House Leo planets. This house concerns emotional and sexual intimacy. Your sexual planets — Mars and Pluto — are here, along with Mercury in Leo and your Virgo Sun. The confusion, instability and sweetness you experience can be attributed to the influence of Neptune. This planet concerns the desire to move beyond one’s identification with the small self, merging with the All and recognizing the illusory nature of boundaries. This mystically-inclined planet sometimes brings sweetness and light, but other times it brings just plain ol’ delusion. When boundaries dissolve, it is hard to see the difference between me and you, between fantasy and reality. One’s “ground” dissolves, one cannot see clearly.
Add to this the influence of Saturn, the boundary-maker. The structures Saturn builds are worn down by Neptune’s streams. The god of pragmatism bursts Neptune’s bubble of idealism and fantasy, leading to total disillusionment.
Apply all this to the depths of closeness you experience in a romantic relationship, and you are bound to eventually feel demented! Fortunately, Saturn will be leaving Leo this fall, although it’s conjunction to your Sun and opposition to your Pisces Moon will bring some serious gravity to your life. And slow-moving Neptune’s opposition to the rest of your Eighth House planets won’t lift for quite a while. The confusion may continue, but you’re less likely to feel the hardship in your love life when Saturn has moved on.