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 First 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 First House matters in your life, such as how you come across to people, how well you get along with others, and even how you look.
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 necessarily. Think of it this way: for the last fourteen years Saturn has been passing through all the Houses of your birth chart that deal with other people more than you yourself, strictly speaking. Like most folks, you’ve probably had mixed results that way, and a little “me time” is probably called for. Like, for example, “clearly no one else can save me from this mess, so it looks like it’s up to ME to do all the heavy lifting that will require.” You’ll benefit more than usual from self-discipline, and let’s be honest: if you’re a Sagittarius (like I am) or have Sagittarius Rising, you could probably stand a little self discipline.
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…
“I woke up in a Soho doorway
A policeman knew my name
He said “You can go sleep at home tonight
If you can get up and walk away”
I staggered back to the underground
And the breeze blew back my hair
I remember throwin’ punches around
And preachin’ from my chair”
That may sound like fun and all… but is that any way to live your best, most successful life?
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’.