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Natal Indicators of Divorce

Astrology provides a unique language to understand the complexities of our lives and relationships. The presence of Uranus and Saturn in your natal chart, especially in relation to the 7th house and other relationship planets, may hint at potential challenges in maintaining long-term commitments. 

However, remembering that these planetary placements and aspects represent potential energy patterns, not fixed destinies, is essential. Even the most challenging astrological aspects can be navigated with awareness and personal growth.

In this post, we’ll delve into two opposing planets associated with divorce when they form certain aspects in the natal chart. Uranus is the planet of disruption and liberation, and Saturn is the planet of rules and commitment. Both planets highlight different ways individuals may respond to commitment and tradition, factors that significantly impact the health and longevity of a marriage.

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Positions of the planets

The planetary positions of Uranus and Saturn in the natal chart are important factors when assessing the likelihood of divorce. Uranus is associated with disruption and liberation, and Saturn is the planet of rules and commitment. These are often seen as malefic planets, especially when they form hard aspects or are in challenging houses like the sixth house or twelfth house. 

Uranus: The Disruptor

With its erratic energy, Uranus represents liberation, revolution, and sudden change. When this planet features prominently in your 7th house (the house of partnerships) or forms challenging aspects to your relationship planets (Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars), or the ruler of your 7th house, you may feel a strong drive for independence and freedom. If not understood or managed, this drive could manifest as restlessness and intolerance of restrictions, potentially destabilizing your relationships.

For instance, if Uranus forms a hard aspect with your Sun, it can lead to abrupt expressions of ego that can be disruptive in a relationship. Similarly, a Moon-Uranus aspect can suggest unpredictable emotional reactions, while Venus-Uranus can indicate sudden attractions and difficulties in making compromises. In each case, the threat of loss, restriction, or pain may be met with a flight response courtesy of Uranus.

A Venus opposite Uranus aspect might suggest an early, abrupt separation from a loved one. This can lead to a tendency in adulthood to distance oneself from uncomfortable situations. This can manifest as emotional detachment, leading to possible divorce if not addressed. Similarly, Uranus in the 7th house can lead to attracting partners who are unpredictable or resistant to commitment. This reflects your own unacknowledged need for freedom.

However, Uranus’s energy is neutral and can be directed constructively with awareness. By acknowledging and managing your need for liberation, you can find healthy outlets for this energy. Thereby reducing the chance of disruption in your relationships. You could embrace Uranus’s energy to foster independence within a relationship. Create a space for individual growth even within a committed partnership.

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Saturn: The Taskmaster

Saturn, in contrast, is all about commitment, responsibility, fear, and limits. When Saturn is in the 7th house, it can create a potent blend of longing for commitment and fear of being hurt. You might project your issues with authority and restriction onto partners. This can lead to unfulfilling relationships or built on fear rather than love.

Suppose you don’t own your authority in a relationship or acknowledge your fears. In that case, you might attract partners who mirror these distorted Saturnian traits—distant, controlling, or overly dependable but lacking passion. If you settle for such relationships, divorce becomes more likely.

However, Saturn in the 7th house does not destine you to unhappy relationships. By becoming aware of what you’re projecting, you can start making better relationship choices. Saturn’s ultimate lesson is that you alone are responsible for your happiness in your marriage. By owning your authority, acknowledging your fears, and consciously choosing to be with someone you genuinely love, you can navigate the challenges that Saturn in the 7th house may present.

Other planets

A weak position of Jupiter, the planet of expansion and luck, or the misplacement of planet Venus, the planet of love, can also impact the success of your marriage. Planetary placement in the 7th or 8th house lord can reveal potential challenges in marital life and may indicate signs of divorce.

The main houses

In astrology, the 7th house is the most important house for marital life. If the lord of the seventh house is positioned well, it bodes well for a happy married life. However, if there are malefic aspects or the 7th lord is in the 6th house (the house of disputes) or the 12th house (the house of loss), it could indicate possible legal disputes or even the possibility of divorce.

The second house and fifth house also play an important role in marital happiness. The 2nd house represents family and wealth, while the 5th house is about love and children. Benefic aspects or positive planetary combinations in these houses can contribute to a successful marriage, while malefic aspects might lead to discord or lack of happiness.

Zodiac Signs, Rising Sign, and Moon Sign

In addition to the houses and planetary positions, zodiac signs in your birth chart can also provide insights into your marital life. For instance, the sign ruling the 7th house of marriage, your rising sign (or Ascendant), and your Moon sign can all contribute to your compatibility with a partner and the overall health of your marriage.

Awareness of these energies can empower you to navigate your relationships more consciously. For Uranus, this may involve finding healthy outlets for your need for freedom and independence. Balancing this with the mutual interdependence required in a committed relationship.

For Saturn, this might mean addressing your fears around commitment, taking responsibility for your own happiness, and choosing partners who genuinely fulfill you, not just those who seem safe or dependable.

Moreover, these natal aspects should not be considered in isolation. Other factors, including the rest of your natal chart and your personal growth and life experiences, significantly shape your relationships. Astrological counseling can help you understand these complexities better and guide you in making more conscious choices in your relationships.

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