|The planet Saturn|
These days I must be such a darling for astrology lovers because I am blogging about it a lot. I apologize to those I have sidelined because of this. I am just like that. I have many interests and they are not necessarily from the same part of town. I would also like to apologize about the lack of pictures. They refuse to load. :(
Transiting Saturn is entering my 1st house and today it is exact conjunct my Ascendant, which means that I am a Scorpio Rising gal (with Pluto Rising too, by the way), and many fear Saturn because it ruins people's lives apparently, but I love Saturn. I have not always loved it because when one first learns about astrology, all one hears are horror stories of how Saturn did them wrong, but in my experience, Saturn is not bad. Saturn is a corrector of wrongs, and a guide into what benefits us, and so, yes, Saturn can be quite depressing if you have been going the "wrong" direction.
"You're redefining your image right now, and your social world is changing. Don't worry if it seems that you have fewer friends, or if you feel alone with those who remain. The times they are a changin'. "If you fear change, if you fear being alone, if you fear the unknown and if you fear hard work and thankless work, I can see how you can complain about Saturn, but if like me, all you've ever known is being alone, living in uncertainty, working hard and not getting instant gratification, this can be quite an ordinary time.
I like this Saturn transit for one main reason: it improves things for the better. Even though it may happen in an uncomfortable way, the situation and one's circumstances do change for the better in the long run. Saturn is about the bigger picture, and so changes that occur contribute to this. If health problems come up because of Saturn, it is so you can change you bad habits, and do right by your body. If break ups occur, it is so that you can work on yourself to be a stronger human being. I like Saturn because he is weak in my chart. I am very scatterbrained, I am easily bored and I can't keep my mind on one thing for too long before I space out, or see something else that interests me. So, Saturn in my first and conjunct my Ascendant means that I now have the ability to not only start things as seen in the past, but I now can finish what I started.
I have many things that I have started in my life that have not come into fruition, from work, to career, to relationships and to mental space. Now, I can make things happen, thanks to Saturn. I may not get rewarded for these things now, but I will now have completed works to show. I may not have the recognition I think I deserve but now I will have material to show why I deserve to be recognized. This is a beautiful transit if you allow it to be. I am not just excited about finishing things that I have started, but I am excited for the day that I can say that my hard work paid off.
|Saturn, The God Who Reaps Our Harvest|
Saturn gives us satisfaction for what we have achieved. That is why, things that Saturn rewards us with last. Saturn gives us rewards because we deserve them by showing commitment, by limiting our pleasures to get what we desire and by being disciplined, even to the extent of losing friends, in order to achieve what we desire. Those types of achievements last because they are a result of blood, sweat and tears, and that is the only reward I desire, i.e. one that lasts; not fly by night rewards.
"Relocating is perhaps the most common [result]. The dissolution of old friendships and the formation of new ones also occurs. A change in employment or the start of a new interest may develop. You may decide to seriously pursue an area that you have always had an interest in, but never seriously pursued."One of the things that I have been desiring intensely is to have a hot body, hot enough to have on magazine covers. The desire for such is half vanity and half health reasons. I treasure being healthy, and I also treasure aging at a healthy rate. I have had no discipline whatsoever to workout, until recently. I now have a personal trainer who teaches me boxing and I also do a lot of physical work through swimming and power walking when I am not training. I know that with this transit, I shall achieve my desired body image. I just know. Even as I type this, my body is a bit sore from working out, and now, I feel guilty if a day goes by without some sort of physical exercise. This is what I have dreamt of for some time, and now it is coming to pass.
Secondly, I have recently entered the acting world, and so having a banging body is work now. It is work I don't mind doing. It is work that will take a few months to see bare results, and it is work that might take even longer to make profitable.
I am also half way through my autobiography. This I am going to complete with pleasure. I think I have collected enough drama now to sit in the house and write. After that, the book SHALL be published because Saturn rewards hard, useful work.
Therefore, as you can see, transiting Saturn is on the money. All the changes that are occurring in my life are being supported by Saturnine energy. It is a dull time for people with no vision, but for a visionary like me, it is an exciting time to be alive. I will see myself change right before my eyes. I will see my plans starting to take form and manifest into reality. The element of reality that has been missing in my life has finally come. I welcome it with thanks and joy.
"Your inspirations and original ideas take concrete form now. This is a very positive time when the opportunity to do the things that you love presents itself. You feel freed from restrictions and obstacles, and your creative abilities are very strong."
I have been waiting for the harvest for a long time now. I have been even looking for the right mate to have when I start having the things I dream of become reality. I have been shopping in my mind for a very long time, doing the anti-Saturn thing, and putting myself out there, taking risks and being totally erratic because I knew that this time is coming. Now, as I type this, I know who is in my life and I know who isn't. During Saturn's run in my 12th house, I made it a point to make such things clear to me. I am also quite clear about who my friends are, who my enemies are, who my supporters are and who my naysayers are. I have put many people through a lot of difficulty trying to achieve this. I have been disappointed to see many people leave my life through my time of pruning, but it was necessary because I knew that this day was coming.
If you know what it means to be a Scorpio AC, Mars, Jupiter, Ceres and Eros, you will understand that I was being deliberately reckless, speculative, daring and transparent about who I am so that those who don't belong with me can leave, and those who have a natural affinity with me could remain. I have read my chart for years to come, until 2017 to be exact, and yes, transiting Saturn in Scorpio, in my 1st house has been awaited since 2007. It's like Christmas for me. A tough Christmas.
"Almost any endeavor, whether it be writing, art, music, science, etc., benefits from this astrological influence. You can make great strides in the development of technique. You have excellent control and discipline, without being too rigid; for example, musicians can give brilliant performances under this astrological influence."
So, to conclude, I will say the following: Never underestimate the power of desire. Never underestimate the power of affirmations. Never underestimate the power of the mind. Plant seeds (Mars), listen to your desires (Venus), take risks (Jupiter) and be bold (Sun) about what you desire because you just might get it. Saturn is what they are describing when they say "Be careful what you wish for 'cause you just might get it." because Saturn gives you your deepest desires, and our deepest desires are not very glamorous or easy to attain. Being really happy takes a lot of humility, which is not easy to come by as a human. Power comes with lots of responsibilities which are not easy to fulfill. Peace comes with a lot of sacrifices which are not easy to make. We all wish to be happy, but when happiness presents itself to us, we don't take it because we didn't understand that it was such serious business to be happy. This is what Saturn means. This is what Saturn gives. He gives you exactly what you desire, and he doesn't care whether it is fun getting it. All he cares about is that you be very pleased once you reach the acme and summit of your dreams by destroying all the bad habits, thoughts, and relationships that kept you away from your Nirvana.
Saturn is that teacher that you hated because they were hard on you, but is now the teacher you are most thankful to because you gained a valuable skill through being pushed. Those who know me will tell you that I have a thirst and an insatiable desire to learn and understand things that I do not know. I am pleased attain skills that make me a better human being, by making me wiser. Who, better than Saturn, can give my life meaning and practicality? No one but Saturn.
Love, Peace and Power!
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