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Astrological birth charts offer valuable information about your dating style, choice of partner and love life. The relationships between the planets and the houses they occupy (twelve designated departments that comprise your astrology wheel) provide additional clues. Once you understand your true needs, satisfying relationships are easier to come by. While a single article cannot do justice to this very complex topic, todayís focus is on ďrevolving door romances.Ē Unfamiliar with the term? Read on! This condition is a frenetic episode where love rushes in and out like a comet.

Love Today, Gone Tomorrow

Have you ever wondered why some individuals attract love partners every time they turn around, while others put years of distance between relationships? Individuals with the former condition may attract numerous unsuitable partners in rapid succession, while those who stay unattached tend to avoid recreating painful relationship experiences. The optimum path lies somewhere in the middle, but getting there can be a challenge.

All the planets play a part in shaping your life script. Those most associated with love are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars, known as the personal planets. Placement of these planets in the houses, particularly in the zone of intimacy could trigger a string of romances. The zone of intimacy or relationships includes the Fifth (dates and lovers), Sixth (co-workers and business contacts), Seventh (personal and business partners) and Eighth (sex and intimacy). Although the zone of intimacy is important when examining relationship patterns, a cluster of three or more personal planets in any house or sign could make you vulnerable to random love encounters or stimulate these conditions when the planetsí current positions are making contact with your own.

What do you notice about your bonding patterns? Take a look at your own chart for clues.

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The Energy in Your Chart

A significant number of personal planets in mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) lends a restless quality to your feelings and emotions. Your group plays the field when you arenít in a committed relationshipóbut sometimes you can be downright fickle even when you are. Current interests or hobbies bring eligible prospects your way. Moods drive your preferences for socializing and meeting new people even though expression by sign varies significantly. The range of exchange is broad because you are masters when it comes to opening lines. With your easygoing communication style, dates find you romantic and attractive. You wonít linger unless you feel the connection.

At times you are drawn to opposite types who are amused by your wit and wisdom. Since you may tend to talk too much, you miss compatibility cues and body language. Individuals who may have recently ended long-standing relationships need someone to talk to rather than a new commitment. You mistake their focused gaze for blatant passion. While your heart is beating faster because this ďadmirerĒ takes in every word, your practical side is begging for a reality check. Bamóout comes your day planneróyou want the newcomerís name on all your open dates. You are so sure this one has possibilities. Throw Neptune into the equation with Venus, Mars or both and you have the illusion of loveóthe premature kind. Good thing youíre the flexible type. Soon youíll be asking yourself what that was all about. In truth, the rush into love didnít give you enough time to figure out whether you like each other as friends let alone lovers.

Planets in predominately cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) take on that runaway love scenario when they cluster in mutable houses in the chart (Third, Sixth, Ninth and Twelfth) or in the zone of intimacy (Seventh and Eighth Houses). If you have this pattern, you facilitate an active social life when you are looking for a relationship. You know that if you donít get out and circulate you wonít find romance. While your sign elements draw partners for different reasons, you are mesmerized by the devoted individuals you attract into your life. You prefer emotional investment in relationships or you bail out.

Broken engagements, separations and multiple marriages are the norm. Although some of you have a selfish streak, itís not unusual for you to give much more in a relationship than you receive. Once you realize your needs are never going to be met, youíre bored and out of there. After a breakup, Aries and Libra clusters generally return quickly to the dating scene in search of someone who appreciates them for who they are. The lonely-hearts club is not their thing. Cancer and Capricorn clusters almost always need more time to figure out what went wrong. If this is you, donít be shy about reconnecting with eligibles. Just avoid the greedy ones and stay away from the altar for a while.

Yes, Itís Me and Iím in Love Again

Donít worry, I didnít forget about the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius), who attract runaway love cycles in houses Two and Eleven as well as the intimacy zone. I hear ďIím in love againĒ repeatedly these days from several clients with predominantly fixed placements. The love problems with these individuals are complex since they donít usually care for fleeting relationships. Bonding with the wrong person at the worst possible time leads the list. Most canít figure out how they got into the relationship, even though they did the chasing. Some hang on to broken hearts and anger when the relationship ends, while others look for immediate bonding with another. Addiction to partners or enabling them to get away with some very bad behavior are prominent issues.

So whatís going on here? Right now, the fixed signs in particular are experiencing the effects of rebellious Uranus and dreamy Neptune in Aquarius. Encounters in the form of trysts, seductions, chases, jealous rages and the illusion of love keep the heart center vulnerable. Shakeups result in separations, divorce and breakups in many a relationship, yet the fixed group keeps drawing addictive attachments during this phase.

If you are the type who falls in love easily, only to have the relationship dissolve, itís time to assess the facts. After reading this article, have you identified your Achillesí heel? Break the runaway love cycle and take the time to heal.



Alice DeVille has been an astrologer, workshop presenter, and writer for over 25 years. Her expertise in romance and relationships attracts a diverse client base in the U.S. and abroad. She developed a series of workshops on finding your Soul Mate and other romantic themes. Alice combines a variety of consulting skills in her astrological practice, including business, financial and change management, real estate, and intuitive insight. Her writing appears in Llewellynís Sun Sign Book, Moon Sign Book, and Herbal Almanac.

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Other StarIQ articles by Alice DeVille:

  • The Love Assessment   1/18/2014
  • Soul Mate Zone   11/23/2013
  • Interview with the Messenger   5/22/2013
  • Home Sweet Home   4/1/2012
  • Letís Talk Business   8/13/2001
  • The Month of Love   2/13/2001
  • Is There a Promotion in Your Future?   9/13/2000
  • Is There a Moving Van in Your Future?   6/28/2000
  • Letís Talk Business   6/14/2000
  • Walking the Green Mile with Tom Hanks   2/11/2000

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