Many times an astrologer will be asked the question whether or not a relationship will break up or get back together when the love life is having problems. There are several factors to look at in the astrology chart to analyze whether a marriage or romantic relationship is under enough planetary stress to warrant divorce or permanent breakup.
First look at the fate of the astrology chart and see if the individual has the qualities of long term relationship. These factors are seen with fixed signs, Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Scorpio with the personal planets, especially the Sun, Moon, Venus, and the ascendant. The next is to determine if the ruler of the 7th house of marriage and partnership is a planet in a fixed sign, and whether or not it is afflicted. If the planet is afflicted it indicates more complications with love life and long term partnership. Your role as an astrologer is to also determine the health of Venus, the planet of love, and whether or not it is afflicted.
An affliction can be determined when there are difficult aspects to the planet you are looking at, in this case the planet that rules the seventh house and Venus. If your Venus is connected with Uranus, Saturn, Neptune or Pluto that lends a quality to the relationship that could cause certain problems in relationships when Venus undergoes stress.
The next step the astrologer will take is to determine what the astrology whether forecast is. That is to say what are the upcoming transits to your Venus and the ruler of your house of partnership. If there are difficult transits to your Venus your astrologer will be able to tell you how long they will go on, what appears to be out of balance, and what the astrology is indicating that you need to address in order to bring peace and harmony back into your love life.
In most circumstances the astrological time tables for difficult transits are usually eighteen months, with three times prominent for a month at a time of transition times to change patterns so you will be happier. Sometimes this is a permanent break up and sometimes it is a difficult phase in the relationship as you work through issues.
Astrology can help you know when these time frames are, whether or not the compatibility between you and your lover is strong enough to whether the astrological factors, and what you can do to respect the change needed from within. When you learn astrology and become your own astrologer you have the tools and wisdom needed to understand difficult phases in life and how best to work with the energy of the planets to have the life you want.