As in life there are cycles in astrology. Astrologers look at the shifts in the planetary patterns to help understand what changes will occur for humanity. Saturn entering into Libra is one such cycle that impacts our relationships and love life.
Saturn enters Libra October 29th 2009 at 1:09PM Eastern time and will stay in Libra until April 6th 2010 when it dips back into Virgo, then re enters Libra July 7th 2010 and will stay in Libra until October 5th 2012. In essence we have three years that spirit is asking us to focus on and put energy towards peace, fairness, and a well balanced life.
The astrology chart for the moment that Saturn steps over the boundaries from Virgo and enters Libra is a relatively strong chart. Saturn will be able to accomplish its task in Libra, which is to create harmonious relationships, break up relationships that are no longer useful or positive for you. You will become acutely aware of any relationship which is unfair and seek to balance the scales of equality and have peace and harmony in your life.
The planet that has the least amount of strength, and therefore will be thwarted the most will be Mercury. Mercury is in Scorpio traveling next to the Sun. Our ideas will be deep and intuitive yet not be able to come to fruition. You may come up with several concepts of what to do that will help your life, career, relationships. Various ideas and ways to make your future dreams come true enter your mind however the timing could be off and you may need to table your brilliance until other circumstances allow you to act upon them.
Astrologers use a term called mutual reception when planets are in the signs that each other rules. This is happening with Mars (in Leo) and the Sun (in Scorpio). Saturn in Libra's has a duty to reestablish harmony and balance in relationships and Mars has the force and the Sun provides the will to make it happen. These astrological symbols can indicate that your desire to have balance and harmony in your life is met with considerable opposition; that the will of another could be quite stubborn and have an agenda to keep the relationship the same.
Venus, the ruler of Libra, is also in Libra. This is emphasizing the Saturn in Libra purpose of establishing healthy partnerships and especially romantic relationships. It is common to hear more news of divorce as Saturn moves through Libra as it uncovers unhealthy patterns that have been ignored.
How can you use this astrology information? Know that for the next 3 years it will be very important to have the right relationships in your life. If you are in relationships that are not fair, unkind, or in general do not give you what your heart wants and needs this astrology cycle will severely challenge you. The good news is that you will be prompted to make changes so you have people in your life that you enjoy, appreciate, and love.