EYE ON ASTROLOGY: SATURN in EARLY SAGITTARIUS
Saturn is unsettled in the first pada of Sagittarius, ruled by Aries until June 21th. We have been writing about this one for a while and will continue to do so. Saturn will creating restlessness and desire for change. But will the change help?
Saturn will be anxious and uncertain most of the year into Thanksgiving 2017. You are going to have to get used to it or drive yourself crazy with wanting to change jobs, relationships, homes, routines. Change is good but will it really resolve the restless feelings inside? Handle the restlessnesss with yoga and meditation and diet and then evaluate more severe changes in the light of common sense when the planets are strongly and when the mind is clear.
If we have time we will have to do a chart on how each sign will be affected but know that the desire for big changes will come and evaluate them with common sense–preferably when the moon is not afflicted and Mercury is direct after May 3rd and more ideally after Jupiter goes direct after June 9th when common sense and good judgment will prevail.
Saturn will exert its most influence next year through Thanksgiving because of being in the Gandanta area (Scorpio 27-Sag. 3) but then may settle down. The rule is that Saturn show its influence in the last 10 degrees of a sign and it will not hit 20 degrees Sagittarius until Jan. 2019. So Saturn back in Scorpio June 20-Oct. 26th will have a strong impact then it is now and revisiting the problems of Dec. 28, 2016-Jan. 26, 2017 will come up but will last a lot longer. Still Saturn is weak now so find a way to shake hands with the restlessness and anxiety.
When Saturn is unhappy, it tends to be more fearful and creates this sense of dread. When it is solid, it is Capricorn the mountain, unshakable. You can ground Saturn by being more in your body with walking, the chair pose in yoga, deep knee bends, extra yoga and slow exercise and Tai Chi. Avoid cold drinks and dry foods and favor sipping hot water and slowing down and eating hot unctuous meals. Exercise is grounding but slower is better and running can be intense for many unless you have a really kalpha body or are Taurus rising and need heavy exercise to get unstuck.
An unhappy Saturn can lead to a lot of grumbling so remember to do your gratitude exercises everyday to replace all the thing that are not right with those that are. (Chair pose below grounds the base chakra to the earth to create more stability.)
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Note: Peoples charts and transits are very individual and we write general articles that maybe useful to all our readers. In reality, Vedic astrology is very much like reading very specific strands of DNA.