It stimulated me to resume my blog posting which used to be a regular function on this page, but which I abandoned for a number of reasons.
I used to post on the Full and New Moons, which since they are somewhat time constrained, were very difficult for my Moon in Pisces to fulfill. I also noticed how many astrologers on Facebook are already writing about this.
To honor my Moon and its need for a more intuitive approach, my topics will be more flexible and thus the ‘task’ will not be as onerous.
What I plan to write about is more personal. I plan to share how astrological information impacts me and has helped me in my personal journey.
Hopefully, this will be useful to others.
Let me begin with Saturn. Steven Forrest (SF) (and possibly others) says that wherever Saturn is transiting in your chart indicates the area where ‘work’ needs to be done. Of course, you always have a choice as to whether you will do the work. If you don’t, you are more likely to suffer depression, but the work is not going to be easy. Thus doing the work results in exhaustion.
So paraphrasing SF: “Depression or exhaustion, those are your choices”. Some choice. The thing is: exhaustion may result in changes that will make your life better, whereas, choosing not to do the work…depression…will only lead to more depression.
Many of us are used to our ruts. We adapt to them. They become our reality. We can even come to think of them as the only possible reality. This is related to the ancient belief that Saturn defined the limit of the solar system. As the last visible planet, it defined the outer limit of what was possible.
For years I had tried to get the necessary repairs and improvements done that would make my house more comfortable. I had tried lots of ways of acquiring the labor and funds to fix a bad roof and windows. There were always setbacks. I just gave up and believed I would have to just learn to live with it. Things got worse and worse. In addition, every year I feared flooding of the creek which was only 3 feet from the house. I spent a lot of time watching weather reports and tide tables online during the winter.
In 2015 as I watched Saturn ready to go into my 4th house, I knew that ‘the work’ had to do with, among other things, my home. I somehow knew this would be ‘it’. Something huge was going to happen.
In the spring of 2016 a huge road improvement project took place near the house. They installed signals and floodlights that stayed on all night. Cars backed up at the light and the drivers honked and revved their engines (since when does that change a light?). The noise and dirt was horrendous as they dug huge holes in the ground and poured concrete to create supports for the highway which had begun to collapse. Ah Saturn! This was what I needed to shore up the banks of the creek near my house and there it was happening on a ground scale close to my house. Well at least the road would not collapse. Did they know something I didn’t? I thought this might be the ‘big event’ related to my house. So when they finally finished I sighed with relief. Road improvement, no problem.
It wasn’t. The winter started with little rain and I thought I was going to get through it. The big storm came in January. It was as if all the water that had not fallen for years all came at once. When the forecast came in about a huge storm that was coming, I grabbed my cat and left. I just didn’t want to spend my time watching the weather reports and emptying buckets. The flooding nearby forced me and my cat out of the house for 10 days. We came back to broken water pipes, no phone or electricity for a couple of weeks and ‘kiddie pool’ of water in the tarp I had put on floor. A couple of houses had been leveled by falling trees. Again I thought this was the ‘big event’.
It wasn’t. The high water in the area brought hordes of rats. They invaded the house. My cat was terrified of them as they took over the house. They destroyed so much and got into everything. I worked desperately to kill them with safe means (no poison) but they proliferated rapidly. Finally my limit was reached. I found a rat turd right in the middle of my jewelry making area. I was totally outraged since jewelry making had become my ‘next’ and was a way I was augmenting my income.
It was time to go. I had to move. But how and where? I had hit a wall. I prayed for a solution. ‘A way out of no way” I was going one way or another. If I had to drive away and leave it all behind, I would do that.
My neighbors had also decided they wanted out of the area. With tarps on my roof, my house was quite an eyesore and they felt it would detract from their ability to sell their house. They offered me a deal I could not refuse. I took it. But getting out of there and into my new place would take over a year. My mantra became “Depression or exhaustion”. I had already decided I had reached the limit of depression, so, in order to create my new reality, exhaustion would be necessary. I pushed through each obstacle (and there were many).
By the time Saturn left my 4th house and went into Capricorn, I had bought a new place, moved and sold my old house. By the way, the guy who bought it is a Capricorn.
In two years I went from ‘no way’ to a totally different life. The 4th house also represents where you are coming from. Your ground of being. Where you make your stand. Mine has been completely transformed.
Yesterday Saturn went in to my 5th house. And here I am rededicating myself to writing my blog again, but from a different perspective. One that reflects who I am now.
And what is the ‘work’ that you need to be doing in the next couple of years while Saturn is in Capricorn? A reading can help you decide. Contact me.