In a recent interview, Swift admitted she falls in love quickly, but also insisted she was not in a hurry, at age 22, to get married and have kids. “I think every girl’s dream is to find a bad boy at the right time, when he wants to not be bad anymore.” Ironically, despite her tendency to leap before she looks, Swift isn’t sure she’s ever been in love.
Can astrology shed some light on these contradictions by analysing relationships in her birth chart?
Taylor Swift was born December 13th, 1989, at 8:46 PM in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. (Chart data courtesy of astrotheme.com) Note: all planetary positions as per the sidereal zodiac.
Venus sits in Swift’s seventh house of relationships, so you’d think that’d be a good thing. After all, Venus is the karaka (significator) of love and pleasure. And the seventh house is the home of The Significant Other. One plus one makes two-getherness, right?
Nope. The classic texts of Vedic astrology call this karako bhavo nashto, a condition where in fact it’s best not to have all your eggs in one basket, because one blow to that basket could break all your eggs.
So Venus in her seventh house – what seems to promise romantic bliss – is actually a set-up for a fall, because the Rahu-Ketu axis destabilizes both the planet and the house associated with relationships.
Rahu in the seventh has directional strength that makes it potent. Because of its power to cause eclipses, the Rahu-Ketu axis is associated with unusual and unpredictable people and circumstances. That can mean experimental, unconventional or downright quirky alliances.
Taylor’s love life flickers bright and dark – people coming out of nowhere, and just as quickly returning to never-gonna-make-up-again land. Joe Jonas, Taylor Lautner, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal… Stop the boy-go-round, I wanna get off.
Swift has Capricorn in the seventh. Its lord Saturn is in the sixth, one of the dussthanas, or houses of destruction. (The others are the eighth and twelfth, and mildly, the third.) The sixth house is especially bad for relationships because it’s in the twelfth house – as counted from the seventh. That makes it misery-making for partnerships as well.
Her ascendant lord Moon occupies the twelfth house. This is another dussthana for her, implying self-undoing, and also one from the seventh house of the partner. Her Moon in the twelfth enjoys a full-on aspect with seventh lord Saturn in the sixth. That initiates contact with potential mates, but involves relationships that can be confrontational and erosive.
Her Gemini Moon is twitchy – emotionally and sexually. Its close association with a bright (retrograde) Jupiter gives her luck, abundance, generosity, a spiritual boost and wisdom with age. But Moon is afflicted by Saturn from the sixth and Mars from the fifth – and there’s the itch that can’t be scratched.
Moon afflicted by both Mars and Saturn is a ‘passion player’, someone who’s amorous. The twelfth house – pleasures of the bed – suggests the playing field. Venus afflicted by Rahu-Ketu can be very adventurous in relationships. ‘Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it’ could be a song title.
Will Swift ever settle down in a stable marriage? 2020’s looking good, when Saturn will transit its own seventh house. Furthermore, from October 2020 to May 2022, she’ll be in the bhukti (minor period) of ascendant lord Moon during the dasha (major period) of seventh lord Saturn.
Aside from bringing together the Self and the Significant Other, via these two ruling planets that mutually aspect each other, this period will fully arouse her passions in a relationship that may well raise eyebrows.
Since Moon is in a nakshatra of Rahu, the Moon sub-period will deliver the goods for Rahu. Passionate Rahu sits in the seventh with Venus, invoking love relationship, and probably marriage, albeit of an unusual character.
Will that be the end of her “I-Knew-You-Were-Trouble” songs? Probably not. Venus in the seventh is karako bhavo nashto, after all, and it is still destabilized by Rahu, creating a combo that is both erratic and erotic.
Beware the seven-year-itch.