taken from the new book by Predrag Petković
The Art of Horoscope Interpretation
This love was true and passionate, like the one you hear about in
romantic novels, a song or a love drama - and not just any drama, but
one of those which spontaneously make your eyes wet with tears when you
slowly raise your head and widen your eyes trying to keep the tear from
escaping the eye. But even such a small tear usually prevails and soon
finds itself rolling down your cheek. This is not the sign of our
weakness but deep feelings, the feelings that many never experience.
Happy are those who have experienced a true love Ė even if it did not
have a happy ending. Those who never truly loved never truly lived. It
is an unwritten law turning love into sadness: as much as love elevates
us to the paradise bliss it pushes us into the abyss and such despair
that we do not want to go on living any more. This is the story which
describes these feelings. In this story the love and passion were true
as much as the subsequent suffering.
Is there anyone who can be as romantic and sensitive, gentle and sweet,
deep and intuitive as a Cancer? All of that was instilled in her, whose
name I will not mention for she still keeps cherishing her secret love
in her heart. And is there anyone more familiar with the art of
seduction, generous and kind, demanding but even more generous, the one
who would lift his princess to the pedestal such as Leo? And there, two
lights were brought together: a Sun and a Moon. And this was exactly
where a true feminine principle (Moon) and masculine principle (Sun)
joined, two being were merged as if they had always been made for each
It all started seemingly innocent, with walks and talks. Maybe
occasionally there was a closer glance at each other, but that was it.
Still, the destiny made a stage for them and gave them the roles they
had to play to the best of their abilities. The script seemed to have
been already written.
When we talk about romantic relationships we should look at the options
a horoscope provides. Subconsciously or consciously, a person enters
relationships offered by his/her horoscope and the outcome depends on
the planetary aspects. If, regarding romance, a horoscope is exposed to
adverse influences, a person is bound to encounter big obstacles in
his/her love life. Venus adversely affected, especially by Uranus, often
produces relationships which are sort of unconventional, unusual,
eccentric, passionate and full of conflicts and separations. Break-ups
usually happen abruptly and without any alarms or warnings. On that
occasion, if a person is emotional - this particularly goes for water
signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) - he/she experiences a great sorrow and
despair often affecting their health. Fire and Air signs cope much
better. They also suffer, but much less than other signs.
In this case we have a girl born under Cancer, Ascendant Virgo. This
combination is extremely sensitive because it speaks about very deep
feelings. But that is not the end of it. At the very Ascendant, which
represents her personality, there is Pluto Ė the planet producing
extreme magnetism and erotic quality and thus, she has got an
overwhelming beauty and energy. Persons having Pluto thus positioned
usually experience many life transformations. In the majority of cases
these transformations are difficult to deal with and persons usually get
out of them wounded but also regenerated. Since the bird phoenix
represents Pluto, so positioned it symbolises persons who virtually
become reborn in the same body. However, until such regeneration occurs,
a person is often bound to go through different crisis.
Their encounter made a fascinating impression on both of them. As if
they had recognized each other from another time in which they were
forcefully separated. Whenever they met they would feel a deep and
inexplicable connection. In time, their meetings became more frequent.
Soon, it became their daily routine. As soon as they parted they would
start missing each other so much that they had to call each other
immediately. Even though they had spent a whole day together they would
chat on the phone deep into the night, sometimes for hours on end. It
was clear that something was awakened in them. This feeling lasted for
months without any physical contacts, not even a kiss. Days were hours
for them, not to mention the nights. Often they would spend nights
clinging to each other. Time was passing and the situation was becoming
more and more serious. They were aware of it but it was as if they did
not dare to admit it for, before that, they had been friends for a long
time. Their relationship was the deepest secret. No one knew that they
had been seeing each other.
One September night, something happened that they had been longing for.
They kissed, which meant mutual recognition of their great love. That
was the key moment for, until then, they were able to somehow control
the situation. Now, this was no longer possible. Their glances were
thoughtful but happy. They felt they were made for each other but did
not want to give it a second thought. At the time, they only wanted to
cherish this moment. They enjoyed each other to the fullest. It just
invoked more passion in them for it seemed that every such moment was
stolen from a cruel destiny. Their passion and love increased in time as
if they had known that the sand in the glass irrevocably slipped
through. This feeling was so bitter-sweet. They both enjoyed in romantic
exhibitionism and adventure and this is exactly what they got.
Her Venus in Cancer shows us the search for deep feelings, romance and
commitment. However, the devil claimed his due for, Uranus attacked
Venus with the exact square destroying Venus' dream. What a
contradiction and what an irony of fate! To have such strong and true
emotional needs (Venus in Cancer) a person having such aspect can
possibly experience and to find it impossible to hold on to! To make it
worse, her ruler Moon is in T-square between Uranus and Venus at the 9th
degree of Aries, which means that it makes an exact square with Venus
and opposition with Uranus. The Moon representing her and being a
dispositor of Venus, makes her emotional problems more than obvious.
Time was passing and things were going so smoothly that they started to
fear that something bad would happen. They travelled together, loved
each other and lived in full harmony. It was almost unbelievable! Until
then she hadnít met anyone so much like her. This was the first person
to truly feel her and understand her. They stopped hiding their
relationship for it became impossible. They years' long relationship
turned into a big love. In the beginning, some people disapproved but,
in time, things settled. Their love became generally accepted and
There was no end to their bliss and, obviously, where could this lead if
not to marriage? They had known each other for so long and now something
was happening they could not have imagined in their wildest dreams.
Since Saturn slowly came closer to Venus it was only natural that our
heroine felt the urge to slowly turn her relationship into marriage.
However, in this case, Saturn turned out crueler than you can imagine.
The meaning of her Venus in Cancer is even more beyond your imagination
Ė certainly, in its adverse aspects. This story is extremely interesting
and I believe that few could guess the epilogue by solely looking at her
horoscope. To tell you the truth, I myself could not see what was
coming. It occurred to me that this relationship would have to break
somehow because Saturn had activated an extremely adverse square between
Venus, Uranus and the Moon. One does not have to be a rocket scientist
in astrology to see that. However, why this particular thing happened
few would have been able to fathom.
After they openly admitted to their relationship the introduction to
parents was in order. Everything seemed perfect: lunch together, fun,
laughter and everything usually following such atmosphere. Suddenly, one
topic put a stop to these cheerful feelings. What happened?
When they touched the subject of family origin and roots, it turned out
that their two families were distant relatives. In other words, their
ancestors were related. At first, they could not believe their ears and
they went on with this discussion deep into the night hoping that some
proper conclusion would be reached. Unfortunately, that turned out to be
true. He and she were distant relatives. Whatever the kinship was,
marriage was out of the question. A hush fell. For this girl and her
boyfriend this was a heavy shock. Both families demanded that this
relationship ends. The two of them didnít know what to say. They
wondered how distant their kinship was, but the answer didn't matter.
What mattered was that however distant, they were still cousins. This
ended their love. What a twist of fate! Everything turned into dust in
just one moment. Their life became deprived of any sense. Both fell into
despair and depression. Their whole world fell apart.
When I talked with this girl about her sad story she told me that this
kinship was almost insignificant. Apparently, however, it was not
possible. From then on, they met each other in secret but I will end my
story at this point.
Answer to this enigma can be found in her Venus in Cancer. I havenít
seen anything like it in my astrological practice: love (Venus) with
someone from the family (Cancer). Who would have thought of that?
The Moon (family) as a dispositor of Venus is in the exact square with
the same Venus (love). Attacking this combination, Uranus made quite an
unexpected turn. However, this is not a coincidence. As I said, at the
time Saturn was going through her Venus and took her karmic toll. We
will not discuss here what kind of karmic debt she owed. Let us leave it
at that, for the time being. But all of you with Venus in Cancer, be
ware when starting a relationship! It may happen that this person is
your distant relative! (Naturally, this is just a joke.)
Such cases are extremely rare. However, they are the proof that the
astrological symbolic is truly limitless and keeps surprising us even
after many years of astrological work.
Author: Predrag Petković