Susan came to see me because even though she was married to a great man and had been with him for several years, their marriage had hit the ultimate test: She'd fallen for someone else…
And so she was in terrible agony, torn between two loves. If you think having no love is hard ? try being torn between two. It's worse.
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She sat on my couch and told me her sad tale of woe, and I ran to my computer and looked up her astrological compatibility with both her husband and her "forbidden" love.
And the choice was clear ? it wasn't even a question…
The chart said her husband was the better man for her, and that if she left him for this other man, it would never work.
Wrong Guy, Wrong Time
And as if that all weren't enough, Susan was in the most challenging, painful, "love-blocking" astrological cycle that is the worst possible time to start a new relationship and guarantees it won't work out.
This is caused by the planet Saturn and is no darn fun.
So, in terms of the two of them ? his ability to do relationships ? and the point of view of timing, there was no way this infatuation was going to end well.
I begged her to forget him. I told her what the stars said. I tried to explain to her how to get over an outside obsession and recommit to her marriage.
But her heart and mind were already decided. She broke up with her husband, moved across the country, and gave what she thought was a "soulmate" a try.
And a few heart-broken, drama-filled years and five break-ups later, she was sorry…
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Time Will Always Tell
So, why had I been so sure? How could the stars be that correct?