A few words on Saturn
Each of us are born with Saturn in a Sign and House. Undoubtedly Saturn will make aspects to some of your other Planets. Some of these connections will be wise and offer a feeling of anchoring and stability. Other connections it makes in your Chart will feel restrictive, inhibitive and be a source of difficulty and even hardship. And this is where Saturn gets its bad reputation! These painful aspects are there for us to understand and work with. And if Saturn is involved there are no shortcuts.
Astrology is the greatest tool for self-awareness. Why? Saturn. Saturn keeps us real. Often in any self-awareness program or tradition, there is a stage that involves self-involvement. And this is okay. For a time. Energy is turned inward to explore, uproot habitual patterns. All good. Right? Sadly some people get stuck at what is meant to be a transitional phase and remain self-involved. Using Astrology as a sacred tool, Saturn will bring us back to who we are and what we are tasked to do. Yes, Saturn keeps us real.
Saturn also represents our duties, obligations, responsibilities and inhibitions. It is intimately associated with time. Depression, chronic health issues and arthritis falls under Saturn’s rulership. The Sign, House and connections it makes in your Chart clearly outlines what tasks, Karmic duties that you have chosen to take on this lifetime.
You know you are working well with your Saturn when you are moving steadily towards a reasonable goal, when you are being fair and responsible and when you are taking it on the chin without feeling guilty or fearful. A healthy Saturn knows when to create boundaries.
You know you are not working well with Saturn when you are feeling resentful, frustrated or less heart-ful. A pervading sense of being burdened shadows you and you may feel guilty or fearful about saying ‘no’ to others.
Saturn wakes us up. If the planet Saturn is moving through the House that governs relationships, it will be a time (usually about 2 ¼- 2 ½ years) when your partner encounters some hard realities and takes on extra responsibility. Your relationship will be tested.
We cannot talk about Saturn without talking about karma. Saturn is the Lord of Karma. And yes the word, ‘Karma’ is overused and often misunderstood. Saturn moving through the last degrees of Scorpio does represent a highly charged karmic time.
Any planet in Scorpio is intense. It is the Sign that is associated with transformation. Any genuine shift in perceptions, attitudes is big. Our outer world mirrors our inner world. Working with our Saturn lessons means our life does get easier. We feel less frustrated, fearful and more centered. There is wisdom. It is not up to the ‘Universe.’ It is up to us.
So we have the great cosmic teacher Saturn in the Sign of transformation-Scorpio for forty-six days. In these last days of Saturn in Scorpio, we have a rare and precious opportunity.
Yes Saturn teaches us about obligations and duties but sometimes we carry a burden too far. This is an important time to examine what obligations and duties need to be laid aside. This may sound easy but if it is a ‘Saturn’ burden, then it will be a struggle. But this is the time. Freeing yourself of burdens carried too far has its own karmic implications. Carefully, mindfully examine what you need to release. Letting go of what needs to be laid aside has the power of transformation NOW.
And it is time to clean up our psychological debris, our neurotic pollution. This is the tough stuff. In these last days of Saturn’s travels through the Sign of Scorpio, we can fearlessly and honestly face our less than desired traits and...move on. We do this without shame or fear. It will not be easy. But it will be worth it. Remember our outer world is reflective of our inner world.
All our lessons are encoded in our Birth Chart. Saturn travels through our Chart, pointing out what we have to work with. The great cosmic teacher is at a fated point for the next forty-six days. When we gracefully accept and work with Saturn, there is a healing. We may use the word, ‘Soul’ here. Yes there is a deep and profound healing to the Soul. When we heal, others heal.