Tired of the emotional churning of the last weeks?    Still one more week until Saturn moves into Sagittarius on October 26th.  The last time Saturn went through the early degrees of Sagittarius was in late January 2017 and then before that  Nov.-Feb. 1987-88. I remember it as a very emotional time after the stock market crashed and the world was in deep fear.  I suspect that we still have to wait until early November to get out of the heaviness and not until after Thanksgiving until we get past the debilitated and weak first three degrees.

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 (Sagittarius 0-13.20) most of 2018 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 Nov. 28th.  Saturn’s first movement  into Sagittarius are into the Aries section of the sign in the  9th divisional harmonic chart.  From Oct. 26-Nov. 3rd , 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 Nov. 3rd but do not get much better really until Nov. 28th.  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  hit Hulu Series, The Path, is an  an eye-opening series about cults, belief structures and moving out of the box which takes great courage. A must watch for Saturn in Sagittarius and obvious Muslim and Christian fundamentalism will again move strongly onto the world stage the next 2.5 years.

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.


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