I have written on this before, but I think it bears repeating. I often get this question from readers and clients. “Does my chart say I will ever be able to have a successful relationship?” “Does my chart say I can overcome my fear of success?” “Will I ever be financially secure?” Or occasionally I will hear from someone who wants to know when their business will be successful, or whether someone they are involved with is for certain their soulmate.
The truth is, while the birthchart will identify challenges and blocks that we need to overcome in order to successfully navigate our life path, and while it certainly will show where we have particularly strong talents or skills in certain areas, it does NOT dictate our fate.
My answer to this question usually is, “Do you WANT to have a successful relationship, overcome your fear of success, become financially secure?” If you have the desire, you can make it happen. I have had clients whose charts were not well suited to owning a business, and certainly there are people (myself included) whose charts suggest a lot of trouble and trauma in relationships. But through effort, when our charts are challenged in certain areas we can still fulfill our dreams. But it does take effort, and it often takes healing old wounds that hold us back which is not an easy process.
For example, some astrologers would say that an individual with Saturn (the lord of Karma) in the seventh house of marriage will never be married. But I have seen clients with long-lasting happy marriages with that placement. I myself have Venus in Scorpio square to Pluto, a terrible aspect for relationships. And it’s true that I had a […]