Your introduction to Saturn in Sagittarius (and details for the other eleven Signs) is HERE. I’ll update it every three months or so, so keep coming back!
What’s in it for me?
“Saturn in Sagittarius” means that Saturn is now in your Third House and will remain there until December 2017, and regardless of the transits it makes to individual points in your chart along the way, it will also have a general effect on the Third House matters in your life, such as how you communicate, how your mind works, the little puzzles life throw you that you have to solve, and how you think of yourself.
What kind of effect does Saturn usually have?
Saturn brings structure and order and discipline to your life, which are all good and necessary things. Unfortunately it has a bad reputation, because frankly most people love the idea of “structure and order” until it is imposed on them… like a home with a leaky roof that you keep patching and ignoring over and over again until the thing finally caves in on you one day. Listen to what The Universe is telling you needs repair or restoration or throwing out in your life, take action, and ultimately your life will be much better, and you will have avoided the roof falling on your head and smashing your collection of vintage Batman collectables.
But yeah: no one ever really calls Saturn “fun,” unless they are either being sarcastic or are hoping your roof collapses on you.
That sounds awful!
Not at all, if you accept the challenges that come with it and face them head-on. Try this: one morning, make a list of all the terrible things that you are worried could happen that day. Then at the end of the day go back to that list and see how many of those disasters actually occurred. You are likely to learn one of two things, both very important: either A) life is not nearly as much of a mine field for you as you thought, and perhaps being “realistic about things” could actually make you a happier person and make you focus on more productive thoughts, or B) Holy cow, your life is a train wreck and you really should do something about it rather than sit around fretting over the next disaster coming your way because of where your life is at. Either way, you win!
So Saturn in Sagittarius might actually be good news for me?
Yes, if you respond to the challenges you’ll face in the departments of your life listed above with hard work, discipline, and a little faith in yourself and in The Universe in general.
Something to contemplate…
“You make yourself a fortune, out in Hong Kong
You sit at home and wonder whether you were wrong
You take a small vacation just to keep sane
You find on your return your home has blown away
You meditate, you make haste
You run a risk, you come late,
You pay a bill, you lose face
You’re not fully unaware
Your star or your fate
If you fall do you break
You go to war, you make love
You sign out in a box”
Are you so sure of who you are and what your life is that a little extra examination won’t make any difference to your perceptions… and how will you know for sure if you don’t?
Two things: first of all, don’t panic over this Saturn transit. It’s going to cover a two year period, and even if it makes trouble for you at times it’s not like every day of that period is going to stink. Secondly: no matter what House Saturn is passing through on your birth chart, you should always remember that the transits of all the planets, specific to your birth chart, is what will tell the whole story. That’s when it comes in handy knowing an astrologer who offers discounts to first-time clients. Just sayin’.