EYE ON THE SKY: FOCUS ON SATURN
Saturn is powerful and retrograde and it’s retrograde aspect is aiming at Sagittarius which is the US rising sign and a sign of ethics, morals and beliefs. Come September, Rahu will be moving toward early degrees of Gemini and will also be unsettled. The tension in the air from Covid, Black Lives Matter and the next shoe to drop is very palatable and you could cut it with a knife. Saturn and Pluto are in different signs of the zodiac but there are no fences in the sky and they are still fairly close and that also creates this unconscious dread about the future and we all want to run some place safe. New Moon in Cancer on Monday, July 20th with be opposing Saturn at 6:27 pm EDT and that will culminate in our anxiety. The Sun/Saturn opposition culminating into Monday afternoon can raise blood pressure and increase tension.
Saturn is always creating problems anyway. 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 restlessness 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. So with Saturn you have to find a way to shake hands with 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 solid 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 herbal teas 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.