Yesterday I did a reading for a young woman who was reeling from a breakup with a man she considered her soulmate. She was mystified by the ending of the relationship and was hoping to find some clues that would help her to move on. This type of situation occurs frequently, and it’s very interesting from an astrological perspective. Nearly always there is a big transformation that results from the relationship – an opening of the heart, a letting go of emotional baggage – that wouldn’t have happened without this particular relationship. But then when the transformation is complete the relationship ends if it doesn’t meet the long-term needs of the individual.
Most people are looking for their soulmate, and some who are married too, I suppose. Many people think the soulmate will be their perfect match in every way, perhaps a mirror to reflect their own value back to them. In real life, the soulmate relationship usually doesn’t work that way.
Often when two people meet and feel an immediate connection there is a linkage between their two charts, sometimes a harmonious connection (trines and sextiles) and sometimes a challenging one (squares and oppositions). Often it is the challenging connections that feel more exciting and dynamic, but then once the excitement of the new relationship dies down the intensity of the connection has a tendency to fade, leaving the conflicting nature of the connection to be dealt with. That’s usually when we see breakups, but that is often the point where real soul growth can begin to take place.
There’s no way to definitively prove that some relationships enter our lives to clean up past karma, but I believe that this is true. In the case of yesterday’s […]