EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN IN TRANSITION
Saturn is still weak in transit until early November but is real not out of a vulnerable place until Thanksgiving. We are going to have master fear of the future or be miserable . The mind cannot have an emotion on an abstract level so it attaches to something in the environment. Whatever is up in the news feeds our fear weather it is volcanoes, North Korea, global warming.
Most of the things we fear never happen and its that 1% surprise element that knocks us out of the park. Fear is a survival mechanism to keep us out of danger. If we stick our hand into the fire when we are small, we learn not to do it again but then maybe we are inordinately afraid of fire our entire life. Just remember that most of what we fear does not happen and dismiss it.
Saturn governs the base chakra and often spiritual folks work more on their upper chakras through meditation but if their root chakra is not developed and Saturn is weak in their chart, their financial planning and infrastructure and connection to the earth is a bit out of balance. This can create a lot of instability and fear. Its like a pyramid. If the base of the pyramid is strongly supported, the energies can move higher to the peak. If we have a solid bank account and savings plans then we have the freedom to pursue our spiritual development and not be thrown off balance. If the pyramid is inverted and there is low energy at the base and all the energy is very strong at the top, then there is no stability to support all the spiritual growth. The current transits are challenging our systems.
Capricorn, the main home for Saturn, requires security and safety to move forward. As it goes into transitional zone this year changing signs and staying in the weaker and more vulnerable areas of the zodiac, its security and safety issues are up. Capricorn rising in particular, with a 12th house transit from its home, may feel insecure.
Ketu in Capricorn and Saturn’s aspect on it continues to stir up unconscious fear and dread and requires looking deeply into those fears and realizing that most of the time, that which we fear does not happen. 99% of the time, the things we fear do not manifest and it is the surprises that get us. Remember that with Saturn in transition, that fear is all in the mind. Do more meditation and yoga and breath work to transform the energy. The chair pose in yoga, grounds us to the earth chakra as does the Mountain pose so that we feel our feet grasping the earth and this creates more security in our life. Use the fear as a wake up call to handle your finances, get into your body and take care of your health. Look up the magicians “fear sleeve” and expose him for the fraud that he is. You are infinitely safe in this universe. (If you want to connect astrology to hatha yoga and chakra analysis, see our workshop at: http://www.appliedvedicastrology.com/products-2/yoga/)
Afflicted Saturn requires us to go more slowly, to not rush around like a rabbit and not to do too much; otherwise, our anxiety level increases and we are more likely to get sick from hypertension or anxiety-related illness. The cold winter increases the air element and fear. Drink more hot water and calming herbal teas, slow down, do slower exercise, get oil massages and eat more hot meals and you can keep this aspect at bay. If you are running a Saturn period or are ruled by Capricorn or Aquarius or are Sagittarius rising, you may feel the impact more over the coming year. It can get handled. The planets are your friends if you heed their advice and do your work.
On a personal level, use the transits to transform your deep unconscious fears, which is what is coming up heal. What are you afraid of? What are you avoiding dealing with? What can you do to get in unstuck?
Again, charts are very individual and we do not ever want to stereotype people by sign but sometimes its a way of putting one’s finger right away on a core problem for the person’s entire life.
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Have a calm week.