Karma is an ongoing energy that moves, changes, and transmutes constantly. Karma arises through actions taken or not taken, the development of positive or negative behavior traits, the expression of words, thoughts or attitudes as well as methods and strategies used in order to attain personal or group desires. Karma is developed, refined, and transmuted throughout our Soul’s immortal existence through the various lives incarnated in body. Some, including myself, believe it is also created and healed between lives, while we are not in a physical body. There are various beliefs regarding reincarnation but the basic underlying tenet is the rebirth of the Soul into a new body. There have been studies which have attempted to prove that reincarnation is a fact but I will leave the arguments and theories to others; I believe in reincarnation and am discussing it here as it is an important concept to understand when approaching the topic of karmic relationships...

Karmic relationships

Karmic relationships are dynamic relationships which extend back into our past, and are relationships that continuously build, shift, and evolve through our various incarnations with another. Karma between two Souls is not good or bad but within our relationships, our own, or our Ego’s own, personal view of the energy makes the karma we share with another appear to be positively fulfilling or painful and difficult. Ironically, the most painful karma we must work through with our partners is often the most positively fulfilling on a soul level. We grow as individuals through the pain and challenges shared in our relationships. The current life experience with another person will manifest based on a combination of the gifts previously developed together, debts we feel we still owe or are owed to us, a need for individual understanding and growth, and an urge to share love and healing again with a Soul we hold dear...

Seeking the Soul-awakening Partner

We all long to experience a wildly romantic love, a love that will transform our lives and make us something more than what we are. Deep inside we long to meet our Mystery Lover, that perfect, sought-after dream lover we fantasize about in the deepest recesses of our imaginations. Through our desire for our Mystery Lover, we seek an unattainable Soul awakening partner who is made up of several disjointed aspects of our own inner lover. Our longing for our Mystery Lover is, in part, an effort to gain a new awareness of our Soul’s deepest desire. Saturn – Neptune contacts between two people who also share an erotic attraction magically invokes the essence of the Mystery Lover. As unconscious aspects of our being are stirred through the Saturn-Neptune relationship, we are flooded with new life. We catch a glimpse of the Goddess Aphrodite (Venus) and Eros through the interactions we share with these karmic partners. The realization that love can be deeper and more profound than anything previously imagined allows us to envision our dream lover as alive, incarnated in body, and suddenly attainable. Our longing for a Soul-Union, that sacred connection of our Soul to the Soul of another, appears to become possible and stirs us to pursue this deeply felt love for another despite our present circumstances....

Love Transcends the Earthly Realm

As an evolutionary astrological ‘book of love,’ I feel it is important to discuss the long reaching, penetrative Eros as expressed through Myth and Literature. The myth of Psyche and Eros and the role Venus, Persephone, the Moon, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto play in our more complicated, transformative, love relationships are of critical importance. Venus, as the Goddess of Love and all Creation, and Eros, the very essence of the life force, marks all of us, no less those involved in a karmic Saturn-Neptune relationship. Eros here is not the cute little mischievous cupid but rather the invisible God who penetrates and possesses us, who drives us forward and bridges the gap between sexuality and love. Without Eros, growth would be impossible. Without Eros, love would not exist. Like Venus and Eros, a deep, penetrative love and transformation go hand in hand; we cannot have one without the other.

Venus, or Aphrodite, the great Love Goddess, is an aspect of the Great Feminine. As such, she manifests in myth, literature, and in our psyches as a Goddess of duality. Venus was born of a union of Sky and Sea, an integration of the masculine and feminine, and it could be said that she carries the power of all the Above and Below, the power of Creation. The Sea represents the collective unconscious while the Sky represents consciousness...