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Contraction Before Expansion – Saturn’s Cycles & Your Love Life
How To Work With The “Planet of Challenge” So You Can Attract The Love You Truly Desire
Finding lasting love, as we’ve been exploring in our “Love Is In The Stars” series, is a matter of lining up with your Soul’s intention. Whether it’s focusing on your Ascendant more than your Moon sign, or attending to your North Node’s needs more than “resting on the laurels” of your South Node, by understanding your Soul and your Self with Astrology, you can radically improve your chances of finding Mr. or Ms. Right. But… you also need to consider the timing of Love.
Are You In A Season of Love?
There’s no better way to find out than with the Cycles of Saturn. You see, in astrology, as the planets move around the Sun, they impact different areas of your birth chart. And when it comes to the contractive and challenging times of Saturn, you can be sure that your Love Life may see troubles during key cycles. In a nutshell, here’s how it works…
Saturnian transits are infamous for being “contraction times.” These are periods of your life when you must go inward, withdrawing from the world. And yeah, that often means withdrawing from new love prospects, too. But before you bum out completely, stay with me here, because there is definitely light at the end of this Saturn-induced tunnel!
Since Saturn’s influence probably won’t literally send you off to some remote mountain cave, his energy will most likely “nudge” you to do it symbolically, by taking yourself into a self-induced, internal phase of life. How? By making the pleasures of the world less pleasurable… or removing support and fun you normally enjoy. Or by blocking or delaying your enjoyment of them.
Delayed Timing & No More Fun?! *Sigh*
During certain types of Saturn transits, you may well find that you’ve got nowhere else to go but inside yourself – for love, for fun, or for the answers you most seek about your life.
These are the times when you might “look for love in all the wrong places” or feel the weight of responsibility (a true Saturn energy) on your shoulders, or even struggle financially. As a time of energetic “Contraction” you can imagine that finding new love is unlikely.
There’s no doubt that a Saturn transit to your Sun’s house sign, your Moon’s house sign, or your Ascendant’s house sign can be a challenge, especially when it comes to creating anything new. In fact, this can feel like a “clean up” or “course correction” period of time, with your romantic and personal life feeling scrubbed and rubbed raw.
Single or Partnered – Prepare For A Major House Cleaning!
If you’re already in a relationship during one of these Saturn transits, your union will probably be tested, and it’s not uncommon for separations or divorces during such times.
If you’re single when Saturn’s transit to your Sun, Moon or Ascendant sign begins, expect one of two things: either you can’t find love, or you can only manage what Master Astrologer, Carol Allen, calls that “Yeah, but” kind of relationship. You know, the ones with people who are somehow unavailable, don’t fit your “happily ever after” picture, or who you just know isn’t “the one.”
Even though it’s possible to have relationships that may bring support, sex, or fun during one of these Saturn cycles, you’ll find they don’t lead to any kind of lasting commitment. So if you find yourself in one of these “close but not quite” relationships, you might be undergoing a Saturn transit to your Sun, Moon, or Ascendant sign.
The Solution? Get To Know Your Unique, Saturn Cycles!
Understanding the timing of your Saturn cycle will help you find value in what IS for you right now. Yes, it’s possible to actually enjoy and appreciate what a relationship does bring, even if it’s not “the one.”
And here’s the really good news: any years that feel “lost” or “wasted” during a Saturn cycle are actually beneficial to your overall success – success in love and success in life!
Why? Because it’s during these very times that you have the opportunity to get rid of old, outmoded, unhealthy ways of being. Just like dead skin, in order to grow and be in the right relationship, the old must be shed … the way must be cleared. And no energy does that quite as well as good ole Saturn (except ahem, Pluto, but that’s another story entirely!!)
Because Saturn energies serve to help you grow, it’s ultimately a super-positive force in your life. BUT… it sure may not feel like it when you’re going through one!
Know your Saturn cycles and then be willing, when you’re in one, to do the hard work needed to shed the old. When you do you’ll find that, as the cycle concludes, you’ll get to enjoy the benefits of love, happiness, and abundance like never before!
How To Determine Your Saturn Cycles
You’re probably wondering by now exactly how you can figure out what your Saturn cycles are. And that, my dear Numerologist friends, is exactly why I’ve been introducing you to my friend and Master Astrologer Carol Allen.
As I shared in the other two parts of this series, Carol is an expert Relationship Coach and Vedic Astrologer. Her readings have helped people in all walks of life understand their unique love signature, and her customized reports of the Saturn Cycles and your Love Life are top notch!
If you haven’t done it yet, now really is the time to check out the special report on Saturn cycles and Love that Carol has prepared. I found a lot of value here, and I know you will too!
Whether you are ready to find “the one,” figure out if he or she is “the one,” or simply want to add more fun, connection and trust back in your relationship, I know you’re going to love this!