That Saturn Thing . . .

With the Moon in Leo activating both transiting Saturn & my natal Saturn/Pluto, it’s not a jolly, festive time around here, particularly with tSaturn squaring my nMars/Mercury/ASC. I’m feeling pressure from all the seasonal work that needs doing plus on the job. To me Saturn seems to say “Define & Refine”, make choices that will enhance one’s life in the long term. For instance, I would love to take the time & drive over to the West Side for tseka’s show . . . and I could do just that, if I ignored my S/O’s wishes and all the tasks that need completing here before Autumn seriously sets in! There will be other days to spend time losing myself in tseka’s paintings that I know. Libra is always about seeking a balance and with Mars currently residing in Libra, that theme is all around us. I feel the need to seek balance in my life between time devoted to creative pursuits & to making a living . . . the mere fact I’m seeing these as mutually exclusive instead of part of the same needs to be addressed!

This next week or so, Saturn will be exactly squaring my Mars . . . . focusing on the need to restructure my approach to initiating action. What keeps coming to mind is the need for clear priorities and a clear plan of action. The more projections one has the easier it is for unnecessary items to attach themselves. And since Saturn will be moving on to squaring my Mercury, the need to express myself as clearly as possible becomes a priority. The trick with that is to not go totally silent for fear of saying the wrong thing! Astrology gives us tremendous tools to approach these kinds of issues – and a way to step back and observe the larger picture. I believe Pat said something to that effect too.

The reason I share these observations is to hopefully help others who are undergoing or will undergo Saturn squaring Mars, Mercury and other personal planets understand what’s happening. The more time I spend on the planet, the more I’m convinced the first place we need to look when we run into difficulties is in the mirror. By looking within, finding the means to raise our perspective, we can often avoid many of the worst consequences brought about by a downward spiral. Of course, sometimes there is nothing we can do to prevent an event from happening – we can only adjust our response with time & forgiveness of self.

Now I need to go over to raging universe & see what’s going on with Myrtle Rae & crew . . . they always make me laugh!!! I’m ready for Jupiter to move into Sagittarius, oh yes I am!

Another view of the Cove at sunset . . . love all the water photos my friend sends my way!

18 responses to “That Saturn Thing . . .

  1. The more time I spend on the planet, the more I’m convinced the first place we need to look when we run into difficulties is in the mirror.Hallelujah my sweet sister!This is beautiful neith. So true, honest and yet hopeful. You give the impression that personal pain really can be met, taken in, used to fix, and released. Just through awareness. I go along with this.By looking within, finding the means to raise our perspective, we can often avoid many of the worst consequences brought about by a downward spiral. Of course, sometimes there is nothing we can do to prevent an event from happening – we can only adjust our response with time & forgiveness of self.This feels so good. I’m getting the Saturn pressure as he moves to the return. I realize a new and serious phase is ahead in my life and I’m trying to adjust, slowly and steadily.The Saturn squaring your 12th house stuff is bringing this need for inner knowledge to us. What I find interesting is that you are comfortable here in doing that. Retreating, but staying connected, and doing your Gemini roving reporter thing from the inner dimensions.This is a wonderful post. Just hit the spot. Thank you my partner.

  2. Neith! What a great post. I cannot come close to JM, but she says for me what i am thinking about looking in the mirror. Sometimes that mirror is another who comes along.That you would think to drive such a long way to visit me for just a brief moment is treasured gift sister from the Eastside. There will be other times, perhaps a time when we can spend some long hours. Perhaps your thought that a home in the NW could be on the horizon will find its way into reality.Saturn is moving onto my Pluto. My 6th house. Many folk are asking for time from me as a healer. At times i nearly feel suffocated by the responsibility to my art of healing, homeopathy. Your thoughts shared on the seasonal demands stike home in me. We sign on somewhere. Its a good thing we have stamina is all i can say.I had an interesting comversation with my dear triple Sag and very sage woman friend (another Swede). She was envying me my silence and aloneness. You are so lucky to be alone…(raising eyebrows) no true, relationships are almost always about working out Karma, we recognize our wounds in someone else then set about working on them. You don’t have to do that anymore (rolling eyes). She made me think a lot about the coming together and going apart, reconnecting.

  3. jm & tseka – you both are so generous in your praise, and much appreciated by the way! I can’t begin to say how much the friendships I’ve made here mean to me. jm touched on this somewhere in that kaleidoscope she calls a blog about how freeing it is to communicate in this way. We can set our own pace for a change . . . which for such independent folk is a gift indeed!!I just keep feeling, tseka, there will be a time of spinning & knitting together yet. It’s good you will be getting a breather traveling up North. Solitary times seem to come & go for me also. Though w/Libra moon conjunct Neptune especially, too much solitude & I start to fade. Having an “other” helps keep me here & now. I may mumble about all those tasks but they are really integral to my sanity!!

  4. just keep feeling, tseka, there will be a time of spinning & knitting together yet.I get that feeling strongly. After the elections and as Jupiter settles into Sag, I think this winter will be ours to enjoy just the way we choose.

  5. Drove down to Ikea this afternoon to return the mis-matched bathroom stuff…when I passed the Wenatchee exit, I waved to you Neith…I’ll be down to see Tseka for sure on the 23rd. I am so looking forward to it…hopefully there will be another moment later on for us all to meet up:)!I think one of the things I love about fall is the growing darkness…there is a motion toward going within, I always feel very introspective and tend to get a lot of personal work done. I’ve always wished I could truly hibernate thru the winter, allow myself to get snowed in and spend the short days bundled up by the woodstove drinking tea. I think we are missing out by not being able to follow the seasonal flow any longer. Like y’all I’m a bit of a loner as well. I love having the company of friends and family, but I also need a good deal of alone time…I always find ways to amuse myself…the benefit of an active mind, I suppose…Great post, pegged that Saturn thing well. Thank you for sharing so well…Hugs and smoochies to getcha thru 🙂

  6. Like y’all I’m a bit of a loner as well. I love having the company of friends and family, but I also need a good deal of alone time…I always find ways to amuse myself…the benefit of an active mind, I suppose…I dare say none of us lack for something to do in what passes for our spare time! For me it’s narrowing down the possibilities . . and then there’s the research I like to do on transits! We’ll be waiting for a report on your visit to see tseka & her paintings!

  7. This is a magic moment. A meeting in an art gallery. Two gals who already love each another and are about to witness a physical miracle.I’m going to be toasting the event with my whispering wineglass.

  8. Ah yes – two Sagittarian women, one with Aquarius ASC & one with Leo ASC . . . lots & lots of great Fire sign enthusiasm! A toast to talented women everywhere!!

  9. i’ll toast to that…to talented women everywhereand here’s to talented menand our genius childrenand pets!We’ll get drunk on talent and creativity.

  10. Neith, I’m betting you’ll have time for art and beauty once Venus enters Libra on Sept. 30. Keep me posted to confirm or deny!

  11. Oh that would be lovely, Pat! I am looking forward to doing something besides good Virgo thrifty canning & preserving. Not that the fruits of one’s labors aren’t wonderful in the middle of Winter but I’m tired! We’ve been enjoying cooler weather the last week . . went from the nineties to the sixties in three days. Too far inland! Now jm is waaaaay too far inland – she can’t even get a hint of the ocean like I can here. And tseka will be going from about 10% humidity to 85% more or less! Her skin won’t know what to make of it! That was the one thing i liked about living in San Diego within a mile of the ocean, the humidity is so kind to hair & skin – and sinuses. Like Casey said on one of jm’s many posts, it’s time for some Libra energy around here!!! 🙂

  12. This is a link to Astrowisdom’s take on the second New Moon in Virgo:http://www.astrowisdom.com/index.htmAnd here is a link to an article by April Elliot Kent on the second New Moon in Virgo:http://www.mooncircles.com/and here is a snip: it’s not easy to reclaim our spirits from cynicism and our everyday routines from the tyranny of file folders and post-it notes, and particularly not when Pluto is the force behind the change. Pluto in Sagittarius – a sign representing the laws of society – insists that we temper even our finest Virgo/Pisces impulses with a commitment to the world as it is. As Phil Connors found, before we can hope to improve society (like Virgo) or transcend it (like Pisces) we must first commit to being part of it. Two different points of view – most interesting!

  13. Yes, you would know.Seriously, neith. Sometimes you amaze me. You’re set apart I think in your overview and way of seeing more than others. hard to communicate when everyone is chattering so much.

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