Friday, August 25, 2017

Saturn Stations Direct | forward motion toward our long term goals

time out by evivalarte

After five months retrograde, Saturn - the planet of time, goals, commitment, responsibility - stations to move direct. Check 21 degrees Sagittarius in your natal chart to see the house (area of life) where he has been re-tracing his steps. 

It could have felt, during this time, that we were getting further away from our goals or where we want to be in this area of our life. Maybe obligations weighed heavily. Walls and limitations had to be faced. Corners we had previously cut were noted to be missing. The bills came due. Maybe we were re-evaluating, re-assessing, re-affirming our responsibilities and commitments. Maybe we learned to say, "no". Maybe we learned to say "yes" to something we had been avoiding

Saturn always gives rewards, but they are Saturnian rewards - coming after we've put in the time and hard work to build something that lasts.

Our long range goals that have been stuck can start to move forward now.  

We have until right around the time of the winter solstice to finalize plans for our Sagittarian house before Saturn moves home to Capricorn. Sagittarius rules our big picture beliefs, what is foreign to us, foreign travel, higher education, religion, politics, the media, the Sagittarius house of our natal chart and the house that houses the planet Jupiter. Wrap that stuff up somehow - figure out what you want and set up a game plan. Get something done. Stabilize this stuff.

If you have planets or points very late into Sagittarius - 28-29 degrees, Saturn will hit them the first week of December. He will go about stabilizing whatever is happening there, but it might feel better if we do it ourselves first. He is heading straight home to Capricorn now and we don't really want to be standing in the way of that (says the person with the 28 degree Venus in Sagittarius in her 2nd house).

Consider this a clean slate. Mercury is still retrograde but this is a great time for planning and making small, stabilizing moves. In some ways we are right back where we were five months ago with our goals and commitments, except we are older and wiser now. 

If we have used this time wisely we should be clearer now. Maybe we've let go of a few things, maybe some things have been firmed up. Saturn doesn't rush, because Saturnian things (the things that last) are built over time. We don't have to rush either.

A heads up that after September 5th or 6th we will have two additional planets moving forward - Mercury and Pluto (plus of course Saturn as of today). This is as good as it is going to get this year for "full steam ahead" energy, wind at our back. We could probably postpone a week or so after these dates for things to calm down, but that will be it. We will need every minute of everyday to get where we need to be by the end of December - remember the solstice - winter is coming.

Use that Virgo Sun to do the cleaning, planning and legwork now - cross your t's and dot your i's - you don't have to know exactly what you are doing. Just clean up the mess. It will all pay off later.

xo all

2 comments:

lynn bowes said...

Small, stabilized moves. That's pretty much what I truly should do and quit looking at it all as huge. Scale back and pay attention to what works in a smaller arena.

I have been lamenting, first, not getting into a big show here in Lincoln where artists sell out of everything in three days right down to their cars, husbands, and kids, and second, a big holiday show promoter deciding to not do it anymore because it was a lot of work for her - which I totally understand. But in both instances the effort for me would be huge and the returns huge. So just maybe my clearer path to satisfaction and ease of productivity is to do small things. My friend Two Dog Pond is hosting at her farmette studio next weekend. Maybe that's the better path. Thinking this through with care . . .

On another note, I lost a friend Sunday night. He was my very first serious boyfriend in high school and college and it has had me rattled. I didn't learn of it until Monday night after the eclipse but both have made the whole week unsettled. I believe souls stick around for a while to make sure everyone is okay before they move on (if I die before you, I'll try to come back and let you know for sure) and I keep watching for signs of him. Such a great guy and we had reconnected with other friends via Facebook (who doesn't) and I recently did the cover artwork for a CD he released last winter. Anyway, it's been a week.

So, trying not to rush through and into things, taking my time, thinking smaller, thinking simpler, cleaning up the mess.

xox

Catherine Ivins said...

Hey Lynn- Sorry to hear about your friend. Many people leave during eclipse cycles ... so sorry.

I see the eclipse was in your 7th house of partnerships and very near your natal Venus (the young maiden, love) so losing your first serious boyfriend during this time, and having it impact you (you also have your south node/past life stuff in this area of your chart) in bigger ways than you might have thought it would makes total sense. Performers/musicians usually have strong Leo energy, too.

For the career stuff - first, you have Saturn in your 10th house of career - so he is restricting/limiting stuff there a bit. When you hear me writing about him moving into Capricorn this will all ease up. In the meantime just continuing to work hard will set you up for rewards when he leaves (the rewards come at the end with Saturn). Uranus (anything can happen, unexpected results, sudden upsets and sudden rewards) is moving through your 2nd house of money/love so factors in here, too, with both situations ... he'll be hanging around this house through 2021 so things here can be up and down for a while longer.

Buy a lottery ticket once in a while.

Yes, come back and visit me and I will visit you if I go first. Do something Nebraskan so I know it's you! I just googled and found Nebraska is home to the largest porch swing in the world ... maybe knock me off my swing or something. We could be really old then so don't let me break my hip or anything :)

xox