EYE ON THE SKY: SATURN IN SAGITTARIUS: PART 1
Tired of the emotional churning of the last weeks? Still one more week until Saturn moves into Sagittarius on Thursday, Jan. 26th. The last time Saturn went through the early degrees of Sagittarius was Nov.-Feb. 1987-88. I remember it as a very emotional time after the stock market crashed and the world was in deep fear. This energy will now apply to the Trump presidency as we take this abstract energy and fear of the future and wonder what this new Trump era has in store for us.
As my colleague Sam Geppi puts it, Saturn is about doing the hard work to get our goals done: “Saturn shows the willingness to face the hardships of life and persevere through the difficulty because some things are worth the trouble – worth the TIME – and we do not have unlimited time. As we gain experience facing problems, we become less reactive and develop grace under pressure. This eventually brings a level of calm and cool when stressed, which allows us to keep going and staying focused on what is important.”
The key to Saturn is hard work, being responsible and focus. Venus can balance Saturn out so when it gets intense, relationship time, massage, the arts, intimate connection can soothe out the tension of Saturn.
Saturn will be transiting into Mula nakshatra until June 2oth and we will have to write more about this but it is a place where Saturn cannot escape from the past and must take responsibility for karma. This is a time to heal old wounds, redress and forgive, cleaning out and apologizing for our mistakes and releasing. Good time for a healing, therapy and releasing the old otherwise it will gnaw at you.
The first part of Saturn’s journey is difficult and it does not get out of a difficult place until March 16th and only then for a little while until April 27th. Saturn’s first movement into Sagittarius are into the Aries section of the sign in the 9th divisional harmonic chart. Through Feb. 6th, Saturn will also be at the sensitive 0-1 degree section of the sign which Western astrologers might liken to “void of course” area or gandanta where it is not sure what has happened like a foreigner entering a new country. Saturn when it is weak can be frustrated, obstructed, faced with delays, critical, impatient, lacking in social grace, depressed and all of these energies may be up for healing as well as facing our deepest fears. Your key mantra for 6-7 weeks will be “patience.” Take it slowly and do not get uptight or bent by delays.Work hard and know you will be rewarded by spring.
Things improve a little after Feb 6th but do not get much better really until March 16th. We get a 5 week break and then the retrograde movement hits April 26-June 20th and we get to test to see if we have mastered these very deep issues. We will be asked by Saturn not to be idealistic but to face the cold hard facts, to plan and make those hard decisions.
Sagittarius is about beliefs. If we move toward being too dogmatic, then we can face our deepest insecurities. One would have to think that fundamental religion will go through a huge transformation and revival during the next 2.5 years as Saturn clashes with Jupiter’s energy in the rather belief-orientated sign of Sagittarius. Luckily, Saturn and Jupiter are neutral toward each other and not intense enemies as was the case with Saturn in Scorpio, a sign owned by Mars. This is a time to shed our dogmatic belief structures and see beyond them and look into our own self for the answers. The 2nd season of the hit Hulu Series, The Path, premieres on Jan. 25th just in time for this transit and it is an eye-opening series about cults, belief structures and moving out of the box which takes great courage. A must watch of both seasons.
The first part of this journey, Jan. 26-Feb. 4th is through Abhukta Mula (Sagittarius 0.00-0.48) which is the other side of the karmic knot. One has to learn to go it alone as the emotional and social support may not be there and so Aries navamsha beckons one to find the courage to take responsibility and go it alone to make those changes and fight those spiritual battles. This journey can be painful so look for meditation, service, charity and prayer to guide you and the material energy of Jyestha nakshatra crumbles and moves you toward a spiritual awakening.
So the good news is that this transit only happens once every 29 years but for the first time since the year 1086, Saturn is spending an enormous amount of time in this gandanta or knot of karma until Thanksgiving 2017 and unless you learn to master this energy, you may feel its intensity much of the year.
Have a great weekend and rest as Mars moved into into a new sign on Friday. Remember our forecasts are general and their impact will depend on your specific rising sign, period and what key factors our in your chart. The Saturn transit would most impact you if you have natal planets at 0-3 degrees of Sagittarius, Aquarius, Gemini or Virgo or are going through a Saturn period or Saturn sub-period.
Special thanks to Komilla Sutton for her wisdom and deep insights into Saturn in the Gandanta
Might be a great time to start our Transformational Counseling Package for healing:
We have reorganized our teaching schedule and now have 4 weeks on transits and aspects through Feb. 4th and you can still join and catch up on the last tape by video. See: https://www.appliedvedicastrology.com/products-2/timing-your-life/
Anyone with a basic knowledge of Vedic astrology can benefit. Tapes will be available for purchase afterwards also.
We have a new class starting Feb 12 which is Module 2 on Secrets of Timing Your Life on Dahas and have expanded that class to 5 lessons and you do not have to take the first course to register. See information at : https://www.appliedvedicastrology.com/webinar-register/secrets-timing-life-2-planetary-periods-dashas-starts-feb-12th/. That course has an early registration fee of 99.00 through Jan. 30th.