Libra Cycles and Marriage 2023-2025
Libra rules marriage in astrology. It also rules weddings, divorces, separations, civil partnership and common-law marriage. We are heading for a cycle not seen since December 27th 2004 to June 22nd 2006, when the South Node was in Libra – between July 18th 2023 and January 11th 2025.
If you have Libra factors in the Seventh House of your birth chart, you will be strongly affected by questions about partnership, which bring back the karma of 2004-2006, either with the person you are in a relationship with, or another partner.
Libra Stelliums and Marriage 2023-2025
If you were born with a stellium in Libra in the Seventh House then you live your life through the lens of marriage and/or divorce.
Rachel Meghan Markle is a good example of this. She was born on 4th August 1981 at 4.46am in Canoga Park, California, according to Astrodienst. Meghan, as she became known when she took up acting, has Vesta, the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, the IC, Pluto and Juno in Libra.
There is a triple conjunction with the Moon at 4 Libra, Saturn at 5 Libra and Jupiter at 6 Libra. That’s extremely unusual.
From Saturday 5th August 2023 until Wednesday 16th August, Meghan will experience the South Node of karma in a conjunction with her natal Juno at 27 Libra.
Neptune is transiting at 27 Pisces. This is a crossroads in a three-year period of karmic tests for her and Prince Harry, but also her first husband, Trevor Engelson and any other third party, should there be one. This wasn’t in the most controversial program of the year for fans of royalty – their Netflix documentary (pictured).
The South Node in Libra is Karma
The South Node in Libra, passing across your Seventh House, is about being owed, spiritually, or being in debt – spiritually.
It can be useful to go back to the years 2004, 2005, 2006 to see what was happening in your partnerships.
Meghan Markle began dating her first husband Trevor in 2004
Charles III and Meghan
What’s really interesting about these Libra cycles is that they also pull in Charles III because he was born with a Libra stellium in the Seventh House, too. Charles has Vulcano at 11 Libra, the IC at 12 Libra, Neptune at 14 Libra, Venus at 16 Libra, Cupido at 17 Libra and Vesta at 25 Libra. The conjunction between the IC at 13 Libra and Neptune at 14 Libra is about one of his relatives or ancestors – and their marriage or divorce – and his inheritance of the same issues.
Diana and Divorce
He has already divorced Diana, of course. And then lost her again. Charles and his marriage to Camilla are also swept up in the karma of 2023-2025.
When the South Node in Libra moves to 13, 14 from May 13th 2024 to June 11th 2024, what Charles owes, or is owed, from that time returns to him. Of course, Charles married Camilla Parker-Bowles on 9th April 2005. (Image: BBC).
A Very Mercury Retrograde Wedding
He may have asked an astrologer to select the date: Jupiter was at 13 Libra, in an exact conjunction with the IC and Neptune. For all his luck factors, though, Jupiter was not a match for Mercury Retrograde. The initial choice of venue, Windsor Castle, had to change. Pope John Paul II passed away, so the date changed. Professor Rebecca Probert has since argued the marriage was not legal.
The Church of England and Marriage
Something else to watch: the Church of England, founded on 3rd November 1534, has the Moon at 14 Libra. This is exactly in conjunction with Neptune at 14 Libra in the chart of Charles III. The Evening Standard reported, at the time of the wedding, ‘Charles and Camilla wedding splits church.’ This is coming back, 2023-2025. Anglican clergy in the general synod of the Church of England will once again be debating their figurehead.
In 1993, the archdeacon of York, George Austin, questioned Charles’s fitness to be king, if rumours about Camilla were true. “He has broken his vows and trust to God on one thing. How can he then go into Westminster Abbey and take the coronation vows?” he asked. Austin is no longer with us.
Religion and Marriage
Not all weddings are religious in any conventional sense – Anglican, Roman Catholic, Jewish and so on. Yet, it’s hard to consider these Libra cycles without religion, because they happen at a time when Saturn and Neptune are in Pisces, the fishes – the symbol of Christianity and religion in general. This is an historic cycle.
In 1994, Charles told his television interviewer Jonathan Dimbleby not only that he had committed adultery when married to Diana, but also said he would drop the title ‘defender of the faith’ when king. Charles then saw himself as defender of multiple faiths.
Families, Religion and Weddings
In your own life, you may find it hard to separate the issue of religion and your marriage, divorce, common-law marriage, separation and so on, in this cycle. This may be because of your husband or wife, or his family/her family/your family.
For Charles in 2023 the issue will be the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the world’s 70+ million Anglican Communion. When he married Camilla, the former Archbishop of Canterbury blessed, not consecrated the union.
The other religious issue? If Charles III is to represent all faiths, then that includes Roman Catholics, who prohibit divorce and only permit annulment in narrow circumstances. Catholics do not recognise divorce.
The final twist in the tale in 2023 is the secret exchange of vows by Prince Harry and Meghan with the Archbishop of Canterbury, three days before they were married at the altar. This is in contrast to the Anglican ceremony of Catherine, Princess of Wales and Prince William. Catherine is seen here in Diana’s jewellery, from the best Twitter account showcasing her style @CoutureRoyals
The Princess of Wales
Libra stellium people inhabit their marriages or divorces (or their remarriages) and Catherine, the Princess of Wales also has a Libra stellium. She was born with Mars, Saturn, Apollo, Diana (strangely enough) and Pluto in Libra.
She is also pulled into this karmic pattern, harking back to all that she owes, or all that she is owed, from the years 2004, 2005 and 2006. Of course, 2004 is the year, she and Prince William were first photographed together – they went public.
Libra the scales rules all aspects of marriage and partnership. A sculpture of Lady Justice, blindfolded and holding a set of scales, is often seen outside courts.
The Royal Marriages Act of 1772 took place with the node in Libra. In astrology, each cycle of the lunar nodes takes you backwards in 18-19 year loops – yes, even to 1772. The Act set the conditions under which a valid royal marriage could take place.
Princess Diana’s dance teacher Anne Allan, said Charles III was seeing Camilla ‘just a year after he married Diana’ according to the Daily Mail.
Diana and Charles’ aide Allan Peters, who worked as Diana’s Protection Officer, claims Diana strayed first.
The Scales of Justice
This brings us back to the Libran scales of justice. Libra is not only about what is legal or illegal, in marriage, but also what is fair, or just. Libra is about equality. Libra is about ‘What’s good for the gander is good for the goose’ and vice-versa.
So, here we are full circle to the first Princess of Wales, Diana, who would have been Catherine’s mother-in-law, had she lived. When she famously told Panorama ‘there were three of us in this marriage’ she was describing a Libra problem. Lady Justice (Wikimedia Commons) shows what can happen when the scales are lopsided.
The scales of Libra are built for two people. One on each end. Not one trying to keep the balance when there are two elsewhere.
From a purely legal perspective, this can work in either direction. So who was unfaithful first and how does ‘unfaithful’ show itself when the scales of Libra start swaying?
Gay or Lesbian Marriage and the Libra Cycle
These issues about what is fair, equal, legal and so on – and religion – chime with the split in the Anglican church over gay marriage in 2022. On 20th January 2023 the Church of England declared it would not allow same-sex marriages in church, to its British members. Again, these matters take us back to the last South Node in Libra cycle of 2004-2006. The first same-sex marriage in America took place in 2004 between two lesbians.
Future Karma and the South Node in Libra
It is useful to remember that in the new 2023-2025 South Node in Libra cycle, future karma is created with your husband, wife and so on – or a former spouse .The South Node will return to Libra in 2042 and 2043.
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If you have any number of Libra factors in your Seventh House, then karma is coming in an historic wave, for you and your partner, your former partner or with a new partner, from July 2023. You owe, or are owed, and some of the aspects I’ve discussed above, using the Royal Family as examples, will be there for debate, with yourself, until you gain closure.