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I saw something interesting in The New York Times a while back. It was an article about the post-economic crisis divorce rate. Jacalyn F. Barnett, a Manhattan divorce lawyer, mentioned that every year between Labor Day and New Years “there is always a flood of new divorces… These are the prime periods of evaluation.”

This is fascinating because astrologically speaking the 3 months when the sun is between Libra and Sagittarius (September 23- December 21) make up the 3rd quadrant of the zodiac; the part associated with our relationships with other people.

There are 4 quadrants in the 360 degree wheel that makes up the zodiac, with 3 signs in each quadrant. During those 3 months we tend to focus on certain themes.

QUADRANT 1: Aries, Taurus, Gemini (March 21- June 21). Me, me, me. What I want. What I need. What I think.

QUADRANT 2: Cancer, Leo, Virgo (June 22- September 22). My life. My feelings. My creativity. My habits.

QUADRANT 3: Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius (September 23- December 21). Other people in my life. My Partner. My extended family. My spiritual family.

QUADRANT 4: Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces (December 22- March 20). Me in the world. My career. My associations. My place in the bigger picture.

Thus, it would make perfect sense that though we might fall in love easily during the 1st and 2nd quadrants, when we are paying close attention to our own desires, it is during the 3rd quadrant- in the fall- when we are likely to re-evaluate our significant relationship and even pull the plug!

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