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The Seven-Year Itch: Why Seven?



by Gahl Sasson December 07, 2011 07:07 PM EST
The Seven-Year Itch: Why Seven?
I fell in love for the first time in my life when Saturn transited my Fifth House of love. Seven years later, when Saturn moved into the Seventh House of marriage, the relationship ended and I experienced my first breakup – Ouch! Was it the seven-year itch? It felt more like a seven-year knockout.

Why seven? What is the astrological meaning of this cycle?

Seven is a powerful and auspicious number, and many different traditions around the world chose this number to symbolize the relationship between -- the above and the below, the inner and the outer, the masculine and feminine, human and divine. There are seven chakras, seven heads on the dragons of China, as well as on the dragons of India and the Celts. There are seven days in a week, seven sacraments, and pilgrims in Mecca circumambulate seven times around the Ka’aba, not to mention 007 and the seven dwarfs that tend to Snow White!

In astrology, Libra (the seventh sign ruled by Venus, the goddess of love) governs relationships and marriage. It is located exactly in the middle of the zodiac calendar, when the day and the night are equal and in perfect harmony. Libra shows us that harmonious relationships can be achieved when two partners can balance teaching and learning, giving and taking, talking and listening.

Astrology also asserts that every seven years, the scales are inspected by a powerful planet named Saturn, Lord of Karma. If the relationship does not hold up to Saturn’s strict audit, we go through a breakup. However, if the couple works through their issues, Saturn ensures the partnership continues at least another seven years.

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The U.S. Census Statistics shows that most divorces happen 7 to 8 years after marriage, which mirrors Saturn’s square cycle of about 7.5 years. Every planet has one zodiac sign which enables its most powerful expression. Guess what sign exalts Saturn? Libra. So from autumn of 2009 to late 2012, Saturn is transiting through Libra, which causes many changes, challenges and rectifications regarding relationships.

The Seven-Year-Itch holds true to every type of relationship you have. It could be the relationship with your current home, your car, a co-worker or boss, or even your pets.

What do you do?

Since Saturn in Kabbalah is called the “Great Rectifier”, whenever you enter a seven-year cycle, try to see it as an opportunity to grow. Consider it a visit from a stern, stoic Zen master who was hired by your soul to take you to the next level of evolution. Or a spiritual boot camp with a no-nonsense personal trainer who pushes you to your limits, all designed to make you and your ex/partner better human beings.

So what should your mantra be every seven years? “Bring it on!”
 
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