Speaking of “ah ha” moments, I’m beginning to get a feel for the results of having gone through my 2nd Saturn Return. Natally, Saturn is conjunct Pluto in my 9th house in Leo. As a grammar school student, we had the requisite school plays that everyone had to take part in. As long as I was in the “Chorus”, so to speak, I did just fine. But if the director decided I was to be given a speaking part of any length, it was bad . . . I managed to develop a sore throat complete w/fever just before the final performance more than once. In high school, I took flute lessons from the our band leader. He arranged for my friend who played clarinet & I to play a duet at a music contest (can’t remember the term now…). We were awarded a first. My senior year, he decided it was time for me to do a solo performance . . . it did not happen . . . sore throat. And unless someone challenged me for my position in the flute section, I avoided performing alone at all costs. This is not uncommon behavior for those with Saturn in Leo . . . there are other ways of course. Over the years, I’ve found if I am speaking on a topic I’m knowledgeable about & enjoy, I do just fine.
The newest phase of this learning is finding out I actually really enjoy sharing my hard won knowledge (Saturn in the 9th or in Sagittarius has to figure spiritual “stuff” out for themselves . . . take someone else’s word for it, no sirree bob!!) I met this totally delightful person over on Pat P’s blog who calls herself “Juno Jones”. She has a Leo ASC & Sagittarius Sun/Moon. In other words, just by being herself, she embodies the most positive qualities of Saturn in Leo in the 9th house. Another example in a series of synchronicity!! The fearlessness & fierce joi de vive combined with this quirky sense of fun are an inspiration! Thanks, Juno! I’m just glad to find those qualities are starting to blossom from within me. When Saturn gives you rewards for undertaking his lessons diligently, they are the best & longest lasting.