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As one of the most famous couples in the world, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's relationship has always fascinated astrologers. In my astrology class many years ago, my teacher Annabel Gat printed out their charts. Did we assess they would break up around this time? Yes. Was I happy to hear this? No.
See, I've always rooted for Kimye (personally and as an astrologer) and after almost a decade of watching their romance play out, it's hard to imagine their marriage ending — no matter what the haters say. They gave my Gemini Sun hope that we could be understood, seen, and loved throughout our endeavors!
So, upon hearing about their alleged impending divorce, I (along with many other astrologers) turned to the stars to understand the gossip circulating all over the internet. Here are the key dates in their relationship timeline: The pair met in 2003, became friends in 2008, started officially dating in 2012, got married on May 24, 2014, and Kim has reportedly filed for divorce on February 19, 2021. By looking at the astrological aspects that were happening throughout the course of these dates and applying them to their personal birth charts, as well as their composite chart, aka the chart of their relationship itself, we can discover a lot about Kimye's relationship — and what might come next.
First thing’s first, are they astrologically compatible?
Before we get into the nitty-gritty, here are the basics. Kim was born on October 21, 1980 at 10:46 AM in Los Angeles, California. That means she has a Libra Sun, Pisces Moon, with a Sagittarius ascendant. Kanye was born on June 8, 1977, at 8:45 AM in Atlanta, Georgia. That means he is a Gemini Sun, Pisces Moon, and has a Cancer ascendant.
In looking at their "Big 3" (sun, moon, and ascendant), they're extremely compatible — which is part of what makes their breakup so hard for astrologers to swallow. Both have air sign Suns, which means that they love to converse and exchange ideas. Their Moon signs (which denote their emotional nature) are both in the water sign Pisces, which means they understand each other's moods, memories, and can intuitively understand each other. It also means that they wanted to build a home and family together. Their ascendant signs (Sag and Cancer) connect by a quincunx, which is a 150° angle formed by planets five signs apart with orbs of up to 3°. My takeaway? While they are very different people, they were meant to learn from each other.
Cosmically speaking, they were destined to come together.
No matter how one spins it, Kim and Kanye were meant to be a couple based on the times they met and got married. Their marriage and impending divorce were written in the stars.
When they met, Kanye's Saturn aligned with transiting Jupiter in Leo, which means he felt an immediate attraction and connection. As for Kim, she was having luck around romance, as Jupiter connected with her North Node of Destiny, which was in Leo. (For those who don't know, the Nodes of Destiny are the lunar nodes of the Moon which cite the karma and fate that you'll be working with during its 1.5 stint in each sign.) Translation: This was an instant attraction. They knew they had the feels for each other and their first meeting set the course for the rest of their relationship.
... But they were also destined to split amicably.
In 2003, when Kim and Kanye met, Jupiter was in Leo. This year, Jupiter is in the opposite sign of Aquarius. This is often a frustrating time, but not a time of emotional devastation, which urges me as the astrologer to believe that the decision to possibly end their marriage is mutual.
According to Kanye's birth chart, his natal Saturn is in Leo which will oppose transiting Jupiter in Aquarius. This alludes to legal action, which could very much be the dissolution of their marriage. On the flip side, Kim is having more of an energetic release from her chart, with Jupiter aligning with her South Node of Destiny in Aquarius. In other words, from Kim's chart, she's letting go on good terms.
Nodal energy shaped their entire relationship.
In May of 2020, Kimye started to have a Nodal Return of their first meeting back in 2003. This acts as a marker at the beginning and possible end of their relationship (with the North Node in Gemini and the South Node in Sagittarius). This transit in the same signs occurs every 18 years.
And, in 2012, when they made their relationship official, that was the halfway mark of their relationship. This means that they were having their Nodal Opposition (the North Node was in Sagittarius and the South Node was in Gemini). This energy aspected Kim's seventh house of partnerships, squared her Venus (planet of love), and her Moon (planet of comforts and security). So, there was major activation around love and relationships.
For Kanye, it connects with his Sun and Jupiter in Gemini, making their relationship feel abundant and prosperous. Also, this energy squares his Moon in Pisces, which means that like Kim, there is action being taken around their domestic life. This all adds up since, in late 2012, the couple announced they were expecting their first baby.
In 2014, when Kimye got married, the Nodes of Destiny were in Libra and Aries. They were aligned with Kim's Libra Sun and Kanye was having his Nodal Return. Again, we see another nodal connection. In the composure chart (when looking at a composite chart in astrology, the most important focus is the ascendant because this shows how two people relate to each other and the world as a couple), their joint ascendant is in Libra. Being that the composite ascendant is the midpoint of their two charts, combined as one, it means that their union was meant to be.
Last year, the Nodes of Destiny were in Cancer and Capricorn, which means that there was a nodal square to these points that added stresses to their partnership — which we all saw play out in headlines that the pair were 'leading separate lives' and struggling with Kanye's very public mental health struggles.
What’s in the stars next for Kimye:
Now, let's talk about the Saturnian energy which will happen in the future. The Saturnian energy that's coming to Kanye's chart is real. It will be a cosmic wake-up call for him. And, he'll be sad that they are done. But, importantly, he won't cut the cord on their friendship.
In the next year, Kanye will embark on his Saturn opposition, which squares the degrees Saturn was transiting when they got married in 2014. This will create a T-Square between his natal Saturn in Leo, transiting Saturn in Aquarius, and Saturn in Scorpio (Saturn was in Scorpio when they got married). A T-Square is a fraught energy that creates a planetary opposition and two planetary squares. It's a time of action and change of plans. Being that this is occurring with the commitment planet Saturn, it could very well dictate the slow end of their marriage. However, this will also keep them in each other's lives. After all, Saturn is a commitment planet and is the glue that holds people's charts together. Things may get messy, which is expected in a divorce. However, I predict it won't elevate to peak drama between the two.
Here's the tea you all want to hear, according to my perspective as a professional astrologer. Do I think that Kimye will remain on good terms? Yes. I predict they will be lifelong besties and even spark rumors of a reconciliation in the years to come (if they ultimately decide to get divorced). No matter what happens, these are two people who are and were meant to be in each other's lives no matter what. It's their destiny.