Every Love Has a Story
“You will meet him tonight,” is what I heard as I was driving alone south on the 405 FWY on the afternoon of May 19, 1996. I was on my way to the LifeSpring office to acknowledge a dear friend of mine who was taking on another team as their captain.
Later in Santa Monica at the Life Spring office, my friend David was introducing me to his team. When he brought me over to William, he suddenly stopped mid-introduction and said, “Wait! You’re single and you’re single!”
As I was shaking his hand, I realized that this handsome man before me was clearly in his 20’s, but I was not. My ego took possession of my mouth, “How old are you?” These were the first words I said to him in this lifetime.
“27” was his response.
Still shaking his hand, my next words were, “You’re very cute, you’re very young, I’m not available, but it’s nice to meet you.”
He visibly shrugged and that was that…or so I thought.
I was 36 at the time. It had been several years since my divorce from my first husband. I had been dating and doing my best to navigate the world of single life in Los Angeles. I was dating a very nice man, who was a young attorney and treated me very well, but it was becoming clear that we had different futures. He didn’t want to get married and have children, but my clock was ticking! Just two weeks prior, I had told him that I needed to keep myself open for the “father of my children.” His response was, “Well, when you meet him, we will change the form of our relationship.” I have always appreciated how clear and honest we were with each other.
Several hours later in downtown L.A. after a LifeSpring Basic graduation, I was sitting at a long table in La Bella Cucina, a restaurant my friends and I loved, when in walked the “Baldwin brother lookalike” that I had blown off in Santa Monica!
He smiled and sat down near me. I told myself, “Well you were kind of rude to him…the polite thing to do would be to have a conversation.”
Within 5 minutes, there was a tractor beam between us. I couldn’t take my eyes off of him! At the end of the evening and after a couple of glasses of wine, he got down on one knee to kiss my hand as I knighted him. He stood up and looked at me with an intensity that melted my last bit of resistance and said, “You know, it’s a shame that you aren’t available.”
“I might be able to do something about that,” I said with a smile.
It has been over 22 years since that fateful night. I’ve joked that our spirit guides are best friends and wanted to hang out, and so they orchestrated a second meet up in order to seal the deal!
Every couple has their story, along with the astrological makeup that makes them uniquely them. Their charts combine in such a way that lights up certain aspects in their individual charts, and hopefully supports the couple and the individuals to evolve and grow to be the best versions of themselves.
We’re all works in progress and our relationships are a big part of our growth. Like diamonds in the rough, we come together and help to polish each other’s occlusions. For those times when a relationship challenges us in ways that bring up our resistance, remember that diamonds are formed by heat and pressure!
I am so grateful that I knew to look beyond the surface of our three majors—William has Sun in Scorpio, with Moon in Pisces, and Virgo rising, while I have Sun in Sagittarius, Moon in Libra, and Aries rising. All the books on compatibility would say that this would be a non-starter.
We bonded that first night on our mutual love of astrology. I had been an astrologer for many years, and he had just started to read about it and was fascinated by it.
I called him several days later to tell him that I did his chart, and his response was, “I don’t care about anything else, but are we compatible?” I said half-joking, “Well, your Saturn is on my Ascendant and opposite my Moon and Venus!”
Actually, that aspect is part of the glue that has kept us together through the years and has tended to have him be very protective and even fatherly despite my being 9 years older.
There are many aspects in our charts and our composite chart that confirm the sense of destiny that William and I share.
Here are a few of ours:
Where Venus is in a man’s chart can indicate the type of woman he’s attracted to, and Mars in a woman’s chart can indicate the type of man she is attracted to. He has Venus in Sagittarius (my Sun sign) and I have Mars in Scorpio (his Sun sign).
Our nodal axis is reversed, meaning that his North Node is on my South Node and of course, vice versa. This aspect indicates a strong past-life connection and gives us a dharmic boost, in that we encourage each other along on our path(s).
His South Node is on my Vertex…another extremely destined and karmic interaction!
When we met, my progressed Moon was conjunct his Natal Moon and he was having a progressed Lunar return. His progressed Sun was also conjunct my Natal Sun…you can’t make this stuff up!
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