This time it’s official: after seven years and six children, the stars of the glitterati have formalized their relationship and plan to marry.
I’m always struck by the significance of seven-year periods in relationships. I first wrote about this back in 2006 in an article called “Astrology and the Seven-Year Itch.” Relationships have birthdates just like people do, and after seven years Saturn comes to the first square in the cycle of aspects to Saturn in the relationship chart. In addition, many people formalize their relationships under Saturn transits which tend to morivate us to want more stability and structure in our lives, so after seven years Saturn revisits those same issues.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt met on the set of their movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2004 when she was in the middle of her Saturn Return, the time at age 28-30 when Saturn returns to its place in our birthchart and we are forced to recognize that time is short and we need to begin to do something worthwhile with our lives. At the time their relationship became public transiting Saturn was sitting right on Jolie’s Venus, preparing her for commitment.
During this same period Brad Pitt, who was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time, was going through two stressful cycles affecting his Venus. Venus is the planet that inspires affection and describes the way we relate to others and what we need in our relationships. Transiting Saturn (disappointments, restriction) was opposing his natal Venus, which was putting pressure on his relationship and perhaps bestowing a sense of confinement. At the same time his progressed Venus was opposing Pluto in his natal chart. Pluto is the Great Transformer, and only the […]