Saturn Direct and the Equinox

After four and a half months of Retrograde motion, Saturn turns Direct today at 14 degrees of Capricorn. Since April 29th, Saturn pushed the breaks on many different areas which made work, health, relationships and other projects extra challenging. We can all breathe a huge sigh of relief that several things are finally going to move forward again with increased energy and strength. The timing of Saturn’s stationing direct coincides with the Equinox which occurs on September 23rd. The current season is coming to an end while new beginnings are slowly surfacing.

Since the Great Taskmaster went Retrograde he has been conjunct the South Node which has placed a huge emphasis on the reworking of issues from the distant past and those dealing with government and family dynamics. These issues relate to hierarchy, foundations, career, authority, paternal figures, and the abuse of power. Some have dealt with scarcity, poverty or the loss of assets and property. Saturn’s Retrograde period also provided opportunities to release harmful habits and toxicity from our lives. That was the kind of toxicity that had been there for far too long and could have been deadly if left unchecked.

All year Saturn has been drawing into the conjunction with Pluto that is due on January 12th of 2020. The Plutonic influence is in part what has made some of the changes taking place increasingly painful and gut-wrenching for many people. Before foundations can be strengthened and secured, there are often areas that need to be demolished or purified to prepare for something that is going to be more sustainable.

Many of the world’s most widely circulated fabrications are becoming exposed for what they are. Empires built on slavery, lies and manipulation are beginning to crumble to dust. The old scare tactics used by greedy globalists are being revealed to the masses. And yet…like the hordes of hell, new fabrications have surged up to take the place of the old ones, more empires are being built. Alas, the cycle continues. Some awaken, struggle and push through the gates toward freedom, others remain in slumber. And so the legacy is passed on. Propaganda is a broken record that just keeps spinning.

Saturn has dipped into and out of the second decan of Capricorn since the beginning of the year. This area of the sign is influenced by Venus. The focus is forward again on clarifying our values, improving our skills, and giving our best to whatever we are doing with greater or more obvious payback than before. There will be much less interference overall. Saturn is not known only for being punitive but also for can also be rewarding to those who put their best foot forward and work diligently.

With the Sun in Libra, during first half of October it will enter into squares with both Saturn (October 7) and Pluto (October 14). This is a push toward getting clear with objectives and tackling some work that requires compromise and patience to accomplish.

As we get closer and closer to the Saturn and Pluto conjunction, it may be helpful to consult an expert in the field of study or area of necessity that we are being called toward. It’s time to buckle down and get serious about something that actually can’t be even be ignored or brushed to the side anymore. The house of your chart where Saturn and Pluto are transiting indicates the area of your life undergoing the most significant closures and reconstruction. This is the also the part of your life that is going to become more prominent in the years to come.

Check out the video I did a few months ago about some of what’s in store. In the last segment I offered a brief rundown of a few things to expect with Saturn/Pluto transits through the Houses.

Saturn Direct 2016

Saturn, “School Teacher of the Cosmos” has been Retrograde in Sagittarius since March 25th and goes Direct at 9 degrees Sagittarius on August 13th. Karmic lessons have been kicking some of us in the arse or rewarding us for good deeds in the past. Saturn’s year-long square to Neptune has been adding much vivid confusion to the overall experience. Information has been processed, analyzed, filtered, jumbled, and rearranged so many times these past few months it has been quite a trick to stay on target with anything and everything.

Venus in Virgo moves into opposition with Neptune and squares Saturn as he stations direct, bringing raw feelings to the surface and certain relationship issues up for review. Financial organization is another key focus. Laughter is some of the best medicine available for both body and mind and it would be especially helpful now. Nitpicking never saved a person or couple from conflicts that threatened its security in any form. Different techniques – specifically those less critical more practical in nature must be employed in order to learn from past mistakes or mishaps and to progress as individuals, students, partners and group members.

Hogworts School (Harry Potter)

Hogworts School
(Harry Potter)

Gravity and levity are both doing strange things, perhaps functioning in reverse. Longstanding puzzles are on their way to finally being solved, but patience and steadiness are still required. The building energy of the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse (August 18th) is erratic and wildly unpredictable.

Maybe you’re the one in the classroom who is raising his/her hand exclaiming, “I know! I have the answer! Finally, I get it now – I really get it!!!”

Maybe you had it all along, and you knew what you were in for even that though that doesn’t make things any easier. If you’re juggling objects or situations that resemble hot potatoes right now, just keep doing it – don’t look down! Don’t turn back! Just keep juggling like your life depends on it. The rush will subside. The confusion will eventually clear up. The work will eventually pay off. The potatoes will land, and your hands (more importantly your head) will be able to rest 😀