I was reading reviews for the movie, Marriage Story. It’s about a couple, divorcing. I’d heard the movie showed both sides of the conflict. My Libra was intrigued.
One reviewer said the movie should be called, “Divorce Story”. Several suggested that, Kramer vs Kramer was better. Another said he’d just spent two hours watching people divorce and it wasn’t enjoyable. Reading that last one, I knew I’d skip the movie.
I’ve passed the point where I’d want to see people (and children) suffer through something on screen, that occurs all around me, in real life, all the time. But it got me thinking about divorce. I was thinking I’ve not written about it lately… or often for that matter. But when I searched the blog, I pulled up quite a bit of content.
Looking at this astrologically, divorce became common when Pluto transited Libra. That’s when the Kramer vs Kramer movie was released. Art imitates life!
You can debate in the comments whether you think the “death of marriage” was good or bad. I know a lot of people who regret their divorces or never wanted to divorce in the first place. I know just as many who feel they’d rather be dead, then back with their ex.
Uranus transits are blamed for a lot of breakups. People have a freedom urge and that’s it. They’re gone!
This does happen. A person wants to experiment. The Uranus opposition to natal Uranus is part of this. The mid-life crisis.
Saturn transits through the 7th house offen see people fear they’ll lose their marriage but it doesn’t happen. Saturn tends to bind people! It’s more common to see people commit (or re-commit) to their relationships. This might be because they’re “stuck” or dependent but it may also be, because they’re responsible in some way. Whatever the circumstance, I don’t see this transit as one that will trigger a divorce.
On the other hand, Jupiter is almost always active in the chart of the person who wants to leave a marriage. Jupiter transiting the 7th house, for sure but really, any Jupiter transit can lead to this and I’ll tell you why!
You don’t jump the fence unless you think you can do better or fare better somehow. That’s optimism!
Neptune can also be involved. People can be deceived when Neptune transits their chart, but just as common and just as deadly, they can deceive themselves. There are high-profile stories of this kind, in the news, all the time. You see someone leave a long term, successful marriage for some ridiculous bait. Everyone knows, but no one can tell them. Temporary insanity!
Have you been divorced? Was it your choice or no? What transits were active?