Saturn – Teacher, Guardian, Timekeeper & Rule of Law
All the planets at one time or another turn retrograde (appearing to move backwards), creating an inward-focused time. At present, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Chiron are retrograde. And soon (October 14) Mercury will also retrograde. During retrograde times we reflect upon the past, eliminate what is not useful, and hopefully bring forth closure. Then the planet turns direct again (moving forward).
Monday, after four and a half months of retrograde (since May 11), Saturn, strict teacher, disciplinarian and timekeeper, turns direct (25 degrees Capricorn). During Saturn retrograde times we tend to what’s neglected and forgotten. Debts (karma) owed are remembered. Tests and challenges return, giving us time to learn lessons once again.
After Saturn turns direct, we are ready to assume more tasks and responsibilities, become more productive, achieve more, are on time, and apply practically what we have learned over the previous months. We recognize that strength, ambition, and a sense of perseverance have developed. We feel encouraged, have sounder judgment, and care for ourselves in more practical ways.
Saturn pushes us to have courage, moves us out of past habits, we carefully assume new rhythms. Saturn teaches us the importance of the Rule of Law as well as the Law of Acceptance, accepting that which comes to us. Saturn guards and guides us, teaches us to trust and assume responsibility. Saturn also offers us failures so we can learn fortitude and patience. Saturn adjusts our abilities by providing us challenges, struggles as well as times of solitude and aloneness. Saturn is strict but always very fair.
Saturn moves forward now to meet a very important date – that of Winter Solstice– joining Jupiter and entering Aquarius. After 500 years preparation, the new era, the Aquarian age, is said to really begin then.
ARIES: You find it important to have beauty, peace and harmony at home. Along with nourishing and nurturing those around you. Look around your environments, assess their layouts, furnishings and begin to create what is of comfort. You think about your childhood home, your parent’s marriage, the intelligence and love imparted there. You either imitate this way of living or transform it.
TAURUS: You always choose to be kind, tolerant, tactful, doing no harm. This makes you very likable. You recognize your creativity during these times of change. You also learn to recognize others for their gifts and abilities. You’re sensitive, diplomatic, and often quite silent, thus hiding your intelligence. You are also, at times, mischievous and ornery. Everyone likes you.
GEMINI: It’s important to hear during these times that you are creative, intelligent, loving, cared for and appreciated. You may not verbalize these words to others, but you need to have them spoken to you. Inform loved ones when feeling safe and secure with them. And thank them. What you seek most right now are things simple, trustworthy and genuine. Soul qualities.
CANCER: The planets are affecting you in such a way that you are more sensitive, vulnerable, more aware, perceptive and intuitive. Give to yourself all that you need during this time. You may need to tend with more focus to your health and well-being. Choose to eat less acidic foods, more alkaline for balance. Drink celery juice daily and in smoothies use dried green barley grass. You will feel the difference immediately.
LEO: Parts of your life become more hidden for a while. In terms of love it’s as if you closed the door and went into hiding. Secrets become interesting. Are you speaking in whispers? There’s a real feeling that some essential things – people, situations, events, the past – have ended. Loss is always accompanied by sadness and melancholy. This too passes. You realize what you are lonely for.
VIRGO: You seek someone to share your interests. You seek happiness and friendships and group interactions. You seek peacefulness, new friendships. You waver between being personal and impersonal, all the while wanting to trust. You’re here and there with your thinking. You want to feel empowered but sometimes daily life feels wounding. Relationships change for the better.
LIBRA: You will be surprised in the future who and what you have become. In relationships, you harmonize rather than challenge. In groups of friends you are the change maker, the radical social one. Someone makes you very happy. You value their love. They teach you how to love more. You protect them from harm, safeguarding them. You don’t talk about these things. Sometimes there’s sadness. Childhood wounds begin to heal.
SCORPIO: You’re recognized for your unceasing work performance. You’re seen as a bit radical, responsible, sometimes likable, with deep authority, able to negotiate when needed while being social at the same time. There’s some ambition for something new, something managerial mixed with art, creativity and your particular talent. Opportunities come your way. Keep a sensible heart throughout. But listen to the siren call.
SAGITTARIUS: Several things keep coming to the surface and showing up in your life. The usual things – money, sharing finances, deep intimate connections, dividing power, discussing emotional topics. All of these are important. Then there’s the unusual, where routine becomes a grave dissatisfaction. The appeal is other people, faraway places, attractive and charming and rather exotic. You are to attract and then embrace and synthesize all of it.
CAPRICORN: Pay special attention to partners, intimates, friends and those close to you. Personal, one-on-one interactions are needed by those who love you. Offer yourself, with intention and dedication, to be more present, to just love more. Observe carefully the needs of those in your life. One can radiate love yet still be unaware of the real needs of others. Do you recognize the subtle difference? Take care of yourself, too, in the meantime.
AQUARIUS: Above all other things you do this month, make sure the work environment is harmonious and peaceful, friendly and tidy, generous and a pleasure for everyone. Call for team spirit, ask everyone to be cooperative and share tasks. The outcome is everyone begins to recognize your gifts and appreciates you more. Wherever you are, tend carefully to all resources, finances and be aware of what you value. There is a move of some type.
PISCES: You sense a new movement; a new reality is needed. The one you’ve been living in no longer serves you. This is part Chiron (the wound), Saturn (new structure) and Neptune (things dissolving). There is a need for new ways of daily living, new rhythms, new resources and more choices. Create a magnetic field around you by visualizing all the needs being fulfilled. Write, draw, paint them. Let this be your new daily creative endeavor. Then watch what appears.
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