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So Here's the Real (Read: Astrological) Reason Why Ariana and Pete Split

October 16,2018 03:25

It's no secret that there's a lot happening in the astrological atmosphere right now, especially when it comes to relationships. For the first time in over a year, Venus, planet of love, is in retrograde, making everyone's romantic life a little wonky ...


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It’s no secret that there’s a lot happening in the astrological atmosphere right now, especially when it comes to relationships. For the first time in over a year, Venus, planet of love, is in retrograde, making everyone’s romantic life a little wonky. And with Mars, the aggressive planet of action, forming harsh energy with Venus right now, tensions are especially high, putting relationships under more scrutiny than ever.

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Basically, it’s a recipe for sudden breakups, and Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's seemingly out-of-nowhere split is the perfect example of this. They called off their fast engagement after five very PDA-filled months and many, many tattoos, all while remaining tight-lipped and cryptic as to what exactly went wrong.
And while this news is shocking no matter what, they'll be making headlines more than ever over the next couple of days, as Venus retrograde and Mercury, the planet of communication, are meeting up in the sky tonight, indicating that love and relationships will be a huge topic of interest today.
While Ariana and Pete may be taking a completely understandable break from interviews and social media right now—which means we don't really know what went down—there has been a lot of astrological drama as of late that we could look to as having contributed to the breakup. For Ariana, a Cancer, she's had a naturally busy year all while dealing with Pluto, planet of chaos and transformation, instigating trouble in her chart through all of it. This indicates a time of extremes in her life, and her relationships and goals have been under pressure, too. A choice that seemed so right a few months ago can feel very off to her now.

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And to make matters worse, Venus and Mercury joining forces in the sign of Scorpio tonight is happening in the part of her chart having to do with her public image, showing that her side of the breakup is particularly going to intrigue people. The best thing she can do right now is give herself as much space as she needs without worrying what people are thinking of her or the relationship.
Pete’s chart (he's a Scorpio) has been facing some issues in the love department lately as well. He has five major placements in the sign of Scorpio, which are all being bounced around by Venus retrograde. His ideas about love and relationships are up in the air right now—especially since Venus retrograde is crossing over his birth chart’s Venus placement. When this occurs, it’s known as a “Venus return” in astrology, which symbolizes turning to the next chapter of your love life. It usually happens once every year-ish, but Davidson gets three this year, based on his chart.

"Changes during Venus retrograde rarely last once it ends, which means this split may not either."

Plus, again, sudden changes in relationships are a given with this Venus retrograde, especially for Davidson’s particular horoscope. It doesn't necessarily mean that he's lost feelings for Ariana, just that he's reassessing how he feels about everything as a whole.
But are things really over for Ariana and Pete? According to TMZ, a source close to them said that they’re open to getting back together in the future. After all, their astrological compatibility shows that they’re a pretty incredible match for each other, and it seems hard to believe that it would be over just like that.
Major changes during Venus retrograde rarely last once it ends, which means this split may not either, and they could reconnect as early as November. The astro-drama in Grande’s chart will be over in a few months, too, so next year will be emotionally better for her regardless. Only time will tell the fate of these two, but this astrologer is hopeful that no matter the outcome, the pair will do what’s best for the both of them.
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