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 Ninth 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 Ninth House matters in your life, such as your Higher Mind, Higher Education, and your general philosophy of life… which is something most people don’t even notice until something (like a Saturn transit) steps on it.
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, really. Many astrologers will downplay a difficult transit by saying it’s “an opportunity to grow and change,” but that reasoning really does apply to this case. Are you no longer getting the comfort from being a Buddhist/Episcopalian/Agnostic/free spirited pantheist/whatever that you used to? Here’s your sign to either double down on it or embrace something closer to The real Truth… whatever that may be for you. Also: if you’ve never taken your higher education seriously, now may be the time to do so. Try to avoid any lawsuits too, okay?
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…
“Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life
End over end, neither left nor to right
Straight through the heart of them righteous up rights
Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life.”
Ever notice that the old adage about “you create your own reality” is ALWAYS enough to perfectly shelter you from the kind of existential longing that couldn’t possibly happen if you really WERE the Sole Creator of your own reality? Yeah, me neither. So what’s with that?
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’.