Falling in love with someone doesn't happen every day. And marriage? That's an even rarer occurrence. But BOTH of these life changing events can be predicted in the birth chart! Of course, it's up to you and your free will whether or not you'll actually open your heart or walk down the aisle, but astrologically speaking, an astrologer can smell these cycles from a mile away.
I'll try my best to put this in terms that a beginning Astrology student can understand. Every single arena of life has a place in the birth chart. Falling in love is the domain of the 5th house in your birth chart. There may or may not be planets in the 5th house but that doesn't matter – when your 5th house or its ruling planet is triggered in a positive way by planets in the current sky, then love is most certainly in the air.
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Now, look to the sign that is on the cusp (or beginning) of your 5th house and find out what planet rules that sign (see the chart below).
Once you know which planet rules the sign of your 5th house, find where that planet is in your particular birth chart. This planet, when triggered in a positive aspect in the current skies (a conjunction, sextile or trine) will put you in a cycle of love.
Using my chart as an example, I have the sign Leo on the 5th house cusp. That means my 5th house is ruled by the Sun. My Sun is placed in Taurus in the 1st house of my chart. So I know that whenever the Sun in Taurus is receiving positive aspects from any outer planet in the sky (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto) that I am in a positive love cycle. Why only consider the outer planets? Because the inner or personal planets move too quickly to matter much when you are making a major life prediction. For the major events of your life to occur, the outer planets must be transiting one of your ruling planets, personal planets, or an angle in your birth chart.
So how can I use this example to illustrate falling in love? In Astrology, the best way to predict the future is to look at your past.
How it happened...
The Astrology connected to my 5th house and the ruler of my 5th house is uncanny! In September 1991 I met the man I would marry, but initially, I didn't even like him. It took a couple of months to fall in love, and the Astrology corroborates why. When we met, transiting Jupiter and Venus were both in my 5th House of True Love, but Venus was in a retrograde cycle. Venus stationed direct two days after we met and this is probably the reason why I decided to give things a second chance. Sure enough, we started to date and within a few short months I realized at 17 years old that I had fallen in love with a soul mate. It hit me suddenly. I went from not liking this man at all to gradually getting to know him and starting to really like him to then, all of a sudden, realizing I was completely in love.
So what do you think was going on with my Sun, the ruler of my 5th house? At that time Neptune, the planet of dreams, and Uranus, the planet of sudden surprises, were trine my Sun! And Jupiter was moving through my 5th house when we met, then went back into my 5th house when I realized I had fallen in love...
Jupiter opens your heart
In fact Jupiter, the planet of expansion and blessings, was involved in a positive way to either my 5th house or its ruler BOTH times I've fallen in love. You will find in your own chart the same is true for when you fall in love, because the job of Jupiter is to open your heart. Yes, underline this sentence. Say it out loud: A significant love opportunity cycle can be predicted by a happy Jupiter transit to your 5th house or its ruling planet! So pay attention to when Jupiter is making its once-every-12-year visit through your 5th House of True Love or is making a conjunction, sextile or trine to your 5th house ruling planet.
Using this method I can predict when I might fall in love again. In November 2015, Jupiter will make a trine to my Sun, ruler of my 5th house. Then in March 2016, there will be a second hit of Jupiter trine my Sun, while Pluto will also trine my Sun! If I meet someone special during these cycles I will certainly tell you about it!