Even though my Second Saturn Return was completed last June the effect seems sustained because Saturn has gone on to square my Mars, Mercury and ASC. The seven year Saturn cycle is coming up for completion this August when Saturn will form the final T-square with the ASC/DES. Even though Saturn won’t actually conjunct my MC until September 2008, having it forming that T-square sure feels much the same to me since I am in the contemplation phase of deciding when to retire from my day job!
It is always interesting to follow our Saturn cycles and watch how they impact our charts, especially the angles. For me when Saturn was crossing my Descendant seven years ago I started working out in public again after spending the previous seven years or so working at home. Now it looks like I will go back to working at home but with a slightly different emphasis in the not too distant future. The reason I said “sea change” is because I’m feeling a deep internal flux going on. One of those changes that started with the Saturn Return and is so subtle and deep it takes awhile to sense much less articulate. I’m beginning to understand why many people choose to do something entirely different with their lives after turning 60 or so. What used to command my attention no longer does and I’m finding a strong desire to focus on doing what I wish to do rather than meeting the expectations of others. This feels quite different from the Uranian effect that asks us to focus on our authentic selves and take action. This feels more like being pretty much indifferent to external clamoring and much more attuned to internal desires.
Because I am at my core a creative being (as most of us are if we pay attention . . .), what I wish to do is put energy into the writing I’m doing and finding time to start work on my next handspun vest commissions. Plus I’m just tired of always being waaaay behind in working in my yard and gardens. They have been getting a lick and a promise for longer than I care to think about and working in my flowerbeds is deeply rewarding for someone with Taurus on the cusp of the 6th House. It’s time to focus on engaging that Taurus on the 6th and Virgo on the MC as Earth is in very short supply in my chart and this is where I can find balance. Given my druthers I prefer to work in a methodical, thorough fashion with attention to detail – probably why spinning, knitting and weaving are so appealing.
An aside on Mars transiting my 4th house . . . my Aries decided it was time to wash ALL the windows in our 2 story house. He washed the outsides and I the insides – which meant both sides of the removable inner pane. Hey, it’s amazing how great the windows look now!
The top photo is a selection of some of my fancy daffodils including the Salome (the pink trumpet). Then there’s my Mouse dog supervising . . . 🙂