EYE ON THE SKY: FOCUS ON SATURN AND SPIRITUALITY
We have discussed Saturn as the planet that slows down our life and forces us to live in the present moment and this crisis has magnified that energy. And yet the world is fixated on the question of when it will be over. When we live in the future, we lose the magic of the present moment–the joy of our pets, our children, the special time with our spouses at home, the flowers starting to come up in the springtime or the sweet walks that we get to take more of.
We do sense a gradual lifting of these difficult energies and restrictions with Rahu moving out of Ardra nakshatra on May 22n in the mean node system and then with Saturn moving out of a 60 degree aspect to Mars which peaks on June 28th and then with Jupiter and Pluto retrograding back into Sagittarius after June 29th. Still life will not get back to normal and viruses just do not disappear and we are being warned about a 2nd wave next winter and Pluto will go back into Capricorn on Dec. 31st, 2020 for 20 years and the Dec. solar eclipses will probably trigger a 2nd wave. We are going to have to strengthen our immune system and protect those in our society that are vulnerable and Saturn is always teaching us to take of our health so we have to eat better and keep our exercise up and stay away from foods that support virus growth like sugar and eggs and take more Vitamin C and Zinc to support our immune system.
Saturn will flex its muscles its muscles in May when it moves toward stationary /retrograde stats on May 10th and usually 8 days before and after that window it tends to be more powerful . When it does go retrograde, May 10-Sept. 28th, it is a more powerful malefic. We are going to have master fear of the future or be miserable for a long while.
The mind cannot have an emotion on an abstract level so it attaches to something in the environment. Most of what we fear is mental illusion. Eckhart Tolle reminds us that 99% of our thoughts are garbage so why by into them? My mantra for Saturn is just to recognize the mental noise in your mind and then say, Saturn you can go now. I do not need the fear. We do have power to not just accept the garbage that goes through our head and our destiny is to command the planets if we are a conscious and spiritual person.
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.
The Capricorn/Cancer axis, requires security and safety to move forward. Saturn with Pluto now until June 29th continues to intensify world fear and paranoia but we will get a break from some of that after June 29th.
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.
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. 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. . 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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