Saturn transiting Venus . . . all work and no play, blech!

Saturn does have a knack for keeping us on track and tending to responsibilities and when squaring one’s Venus by transit takes a lot of the fun out of life. The middle of last week Saturn finished moving past the exact point of the transit and I’m finally beginning to feel less squashed. Because I have been devoting quite a bit of time and energy to our new website, realastrologers.com, other areas of my life [like this blog] have been neglected. However the realization has dawned I miss my cyber-friends and the insights chatting with folks here brings.

In many respects Saturn’s second pass to my first house Venus has crystallized (good Saturn word) the need to remember to allow time for relaxation as well as stay on task. With a Moon in Libra in the 11th house, I like feeling a part of my own rather eccentric community, and discussing thoughts and ideas is always relaxing for an air sign Moon. ::Hi! Waves . . . missed you!!::

Another facet of 1st house Venus squared by t Saturn is being made aware of the necessity of adjusting diet and exercise to accommodate a body that doesn’t work the way it did even 10 yrs ago. For me, passing my sixtieth birthday has proved far more significant than fifty – just can’t get away with anything any more! RATZ!!

While experience has taught me once this transit is over [June 12th or there abouts] the focus will shift to another area and I’ll move on but right now it’s a pain in the butt! Plus Saturn is slowing down to station direct on May 3rd/4th making those of undergoing squares, oppositions and conjunctions from him very aware of his weight. How is Saturn treating you all?

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My mini-daffodils and grape hyacinths at their peak before we got another blast of very cold air the last couple of days . . . warmth wanted here!! 😀

16 responses to “Saturn transiting Venus . . . all work and no play, blech!

  1. Hello!I’m glad you took a little time for pleasure. I think we’re all still here anyway :)But I have missed your visits!Saturn isn’t bothering me at the moment, after the reality check I had last week. It was a real Saturn work and, naturally, it “worked”. Feel better now, closer to reality, it’s that Earth grand trine. This isn’t me usually, I’m always in the cloudy dimension but it feels right to be on the ground now.Plus since the Sun passed my Ascendant, there was a burst of energy. I got instantly more active and wanting to do everything. Blessed Aries :)I’m sure that Saturn transit will bring you rewards soon!

  2. Aiieee, Neith, this Saturn is getting to me. (It’s now sitting squarely on my Merc, Pallas, and Venus/Pluto in my 1st house at 0-2 Virgo.) I’ve been overloaded with work at my job. I’m tired and dragging. And sometimes teary, too, from fatigue and from – well, astrologically speaking, it’s an anniversary of sorts of my mom’s death in September (Saturn at 2 Virgo). I also relate to your Moon in the 11th house, because my progressed Moon has entered my 11th house in Gemini – would love to be socializing! (and I have done some of that)Fortunately, I know this transit is passing. My life is actually in a pretty good space. I find much joy in it. Just right now it’s feeling *heavy* and exhausting. Looking forward to Saturn moving forward. It will move off my stellium in June, then out of my 1st house right around my birthday in September. Of course then it will promptly move onto my Sun at 18 Virgo!! (although it doesn’t spend any time stationing there, at least 🙂

  3. Feel better now, closer to reality, it’s that Earth grand trine. This isn’t me usually, I’m always in the cloudy dimension but it feels right to be on the ground now.Hi Devil Mood!! Yes, nothing like the Earth grand trine plus Sun/Mercury in Taurus to get us all grounded. For those of us whose charts are a bit short on Earth, this is a nice change!Plus since the Sun passed my Ascendant, there was a burst of energy. I got instantly more active and wanting to do everything. Blessed Aries :)LOL! And we’ve had the Cardinal T-square (Jupiter/Mars/Venus)to help get you going!It’s good to feel like I’m moving back to a more balanced place . . . but that’s Libra, scrambling from one end of the seesaw to the other!

  4. Just right now it’s feeling *heavy* and exhausting. Looking forward to Saturn moving forward. It will move off my stellium in June, then out of my 1st house right around my birthday in September. Of course then it will promptly move onto my Sun at 18 Virgo!! (although it doesn’t spend any time stationing there, at least :-)LOL! I was thinking of you, leslee, when I was writing this post knowing you were dealing with Saturn very up close and personal. heh, there is a reason we count the days until Saturn’s transits end, Saturn is associated with Time and his transits always seem to move sllloooowwwwly! 😀 We’ll be heaving a big sigh of relief come June . . .^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Finally figured out how to put a slide show of my photos on the blog!! It’s on the top of the sidebar, tah dah!! Used Picassa to create the web album and found out it’s pretty simple once i got into it.

  5. Hrmm. I’m supposed to think of Saturn as a sorta spiffy taskmaster guy and Pluto as dark and evil, like Satan hisownself. But to me, Saturn shows up in my life in his guise as Moloch/Bel Hadad. And Moloch demands the ritual sacrifice of the first-born son, and I am, of course, the first-born son. So, when Saturn crunched across the upper square to my sun when I was ten, I got sacrificed (but did not die). 28+ years later, it did the same again, and I got expended again. Against that kind of backdrop, Pluto is friendly bumble-puppy that shows you the way out of hell.All of that long-ass prelude is to saying the hurricane passed and I survived, so it’s just stapling together a grass hut so I’m not out in the rain, and thusly I am not having such a bad time. Except of course, that now Saturn is in the 11th, and I flinch a lot. Growing new skin sucks. Particularly since it is sitting on Jupiter and optimism has been really hard to find.However the realization has dawned I miss my cyber-friends and the insights chatting with folks here brings.Well, I was tryin’ to help!max[‘At any rate, I want a pony.’]

  6. Hrmm. I’m supposed to think of Saturn as a sorta spiffy taskmaster guy and Pluto as dark and evil, like Satan hisownself. But to me, Saturn shows up in my life in his guise as Moloch/Bel Hadad.Well, that makes sense . . . Pluto makes harmonious aspects to your personal planets natally and Saturn in the point of a Yod (Jupiter/Mercury sextile base)& opposes your Venus (ruler of your ASC & Moon). So Pluto’s your ‘home boy’ and familiar. heh, with Saturn sextile my moon, square my Sun and trine Venus, it’s no wonder I don’t notice he’s squashing me until almost after the fact. Maybe lots of natal aspects “immunizes” one to the transit effects?! :-DParticularly since it is sitting on Jupiter and optimism has been really hard to find.This is a very sucky transit but it too shall pass [she says blithely . . . while ducking thrown objects] :-DWell, I was tryin’ to help!You do! Always! With our Suns conjunct the other’s ASC, we are just little rays of sunshine in each other’s lives . . . . :::smirk:::[as you noticed, I am borrowing your use of brackets . . . :-D]

  7. Saturn Venus opposition over my 11th/ 5th houses…Feel very tired, treading extremely dirty and muddy water, hassled on all sides by people wanting my support and not really giving anything back (Iam sure they are just … don’t feel it) Simply the story of my life for the last year or more and to be honest just getting more than a little tired here. I keep reading forecasts of changes and transformation and progress and opportunities presenting themselves for both my natal and asc signs but here I am stuck here….I’m dealing with issues of betrayal in my family life -=orwhat I would see as betrayal anyway, with my thinking brain – I can see the reasons for the actions taken by this family member but with my heart…Sorry to dump on your blog again,Neith but you did ask! (I’m not sure all of this is Saturn related.

  8. I’m dealing with issues of betrayal in my family life -=or what I would see as betrayal anyway, with my thinking brain – I can see the reasons for the actions taken by this family member but with my heart…With Pluto sitting right on your IC, it’s no wonder you are feeling this way. I’m wondering if the current Earth grand trine will help start easing some of the worst of this for you. Perhaps when Saturn moves up and conjuncts your Uranus late July the sh** will start moving. Right now as you know, Saturn is inconjunct your Sun not being particularly helpful. p.s. I have no problem with you “dumping” on my blog . . . 🙂

  9. Hi Neith! Love your daffodils.I’m sure all that hard work will pay off and you’ll be playing before you know it.I have to say I’m not so sure about that grand trine on earth being helpful, though I do believe it brings a much needed rest. For me it has been going on for a while since my Venus is in 1 Taurus and I was stuck just puttering along and happily repeating the same pattern every day ( which I think is what grand trines do) until today when WHAM!, Venus got right in front of my Saturn/Neptune conjunction and Mars squared it and it was like somebody woke me up from a dream.There was so much happening right in front of my nose; it was serious stuff too and I was completely oblivious! Today I’m in a totally different place ;not as comfy but real.So, thank you Saturn, thank you squares.

  10. And oh of course got Mars / Jupiter over that good ol 10th / 4th axis….More later ;-)And incredibly something or rather someone moved sunday night/monday am…hmmm

  11. For me it has been going on for a while since my Venus is in 1 Taurus and I was stuck just puttering along and happily repeating the same pattern every day ( which I think is what grand trines do) until today when WHAM!, Venus got right in front of my Saturn/Neptune conjunction and Mars squared it and it was like somebody woke me up from a dream.Yes, the Venus/Jupiter/Mars T-square in the skies makes a Grand Cross with your Saturn/Neptune! No wonder it woke you from your Venus in Taurus dream . . . 🙂 With Taurus on the cusp of my 6th house I’m a happy camper too when puttering through my same daily routine – no surprises please! ::sigh:: but sometimes we don’t have the luxury of having our morning coffee in peace, do we. Hope the matters that awoke you are easily resolved.{{{Nathifah}}}

  12. More later ;-)And incredibly something or rather someone moved sunday night/monday am…hmmmGOOD!! The Venus/Jupiter/Mars T-square is affecting your chart too. And it’s possible when the Moon was in Libra last weekend making it a Grand Cross in your Angular houses, you benefited from the extra Cardinal “push”. 🙂

  13. I hadn’t notice that t-square! No wonder! “Hope the matters that awoke you are easily resolved.”It is something that will probably take some time to resolve but being “aware” gets me half way there.Thank you for the good wishes!

  14. It is something that will probably take some time to resolve but being “aware” gets me half way there. Thank you for the good wishes!This is my philosophy and experience too. A teacher/sensei of mine years ago said identifying the problem is 99% of the solution. Human beings as a whole are notoriously reluctant to admit there is a problem . . . 🙂

  15. miss you too, neith!I’m just trying not to whine so much. Trying to reconnect to the yoga wisdom. Forcing myself to get to the pool. Hoping to start sleeping normally again. Watching myself with detached resignation. Just having an (like those silly Neanderthals in the Geico commercials) “existential meltdown.” One big puddle of emotional goo.REALLY need to find a purpose. Gosh, you guys are still in 40s temperature-wise? The Long Hot is here. 88 yesterday. We will hit 90 on May 1st and then there’s no cold fronts till October.

  16. I’m just trying not to whine so much. Trying to reconnect to the yoga wisdom. Forcing myself to get to the pool. Hoping to start sleeping normally again. Watching myself with detached resignation. Just having an (like those silly Neanderthals in the Geico commercials) “existential meltdown.” One big puddle of emotional goo.REALLY need to find a purpose. LOL! You nailed it! It’s feeling like we have a purpose and an opportunity to contribute in some way that can motivate us. If it’s creative so much the better.Gosh, you guys are still in 40s temperature-wise? The Long Hot is here. 88 yesterday. We will hit 90 on May 1st and then there’s no cold fronts till October.Yes, the long range charts all show this green spot in the Pacific Northwest, and a big red area in your neck of the woods. bleh, to bad we can’t split the difference! 😀

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