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Saturn

Saturn conjunct South Node (and natal Venus!)

Saturn conjunct the South Node occurs once every twelve years and usually only lasts about a week. But this time, due to retrograde motion, Saturn touches the South Node three times and the entire transit lasts six months! We’re at the end of it now, with the last exact contact occurring on September 28th. But since April of this [read more...]

Saturn conjunct Pluto: why you may not be feeling it and why I am!

Saturn is the ruler of structure, responsibilities, limitations and commitments while Pluto brings transformation through surrender to the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Saturn conjunct Pluto combines these two powerful energies. Saturn isn’t due to conjunct Pluto until 12 January 2020 but for some people, including me, this [read more...]

Venus conjunct Mars in Leo: passionate connection

From 29 August Venus conjunct Mars brings relief from the heavy energy we’ve experienced throughout August as Jupiter, Venus and the Sun all squared Saturn. With Saturn ruling over authority, contraction, limits and rigidity, it’s likely that for many this last month has felt a bit like walking through wet concrete. Jupiter [read more...]

Working with Saturn in Scorpio: time to reclaim your power

Saturn in Scorpio is now direct but remains in the sign of sex, death and renewal until 17th September. Saturn in Scorpio is a time to reclaim any power we have given away to others and withdraw our control over people and things we have no business controlling. Working with the energy of Saturn in Scorpio Do you recognise yourself in [read more...]

Saturn retrograde: the art of pruning

Saturn retrograde? Oh no! Due to lack of understanding and negative hype, the word ‘retrograde’ has a tendency to freak people out. In reality retrograde periods are second chances, opportunities to go back over old ground and complete missions we may not have got right the first time. Saturn has a similarly bad reputation. [read more...]

Growing through difficult transits

A good friend wrote to me recently after receiving an astrology reading. The reading gave her some context for the difficulties she’s currently experiencing. However because several difficult transits are occurring simultaneously in her chart she feels dis-empowered, and like many people feels her only choice is to hang in there [read more...]

Saturn in Sagittarius: time to grow up

Some people tremble when they hear the word Saturn. This is because Saturn won’t allow us to shirk our responsibilities. But like your mum forcing you to clean your room when you were a kid, in the end Saturn helps us become better human beings. In fact if we’re open Saturn brings many gifts, keeping us on track and helping [read more...]

Saturn in Sagittarius: taming wild horses

As the cosmic kaleidoscope shifts again the great teacher Saturn moves from dark, emotional Scorpio into freedom loving, philosophic Sagittarius. The Saturn in Sagittarius transit will last for approximately two and a half years, bringing change not only at the personal level but at the level of our social, ethical and governance systems [read more...]

Midheaven transits: career change

The midheaven represents the zenith of our human accomplishment. The sign that sits on your midheaven, as well as any planets that lie on or near the midheaven, will determine what kind of accomplishment this will be, and in what niche, or profession you are likely to achieve it. The midheaven represents the time and sphere of our lives [read more...]

Saturn transits: when things get serious

Saturn transits bring themes of restriction, discipline and structure to the area of life ruled by the house through which it is passing. Many things will be torn down and rebuilt, as Saturn reorganises the affairs of each house he passes through. Whether these structures are spiritual, physical, intellectual or emotional in nature will [read more...]

Saturn Jupiter Square: opposites collide

The Saturn Jupiter square has already been affecting us now for a while. This yearlong aspect will be with us from September 2014 to September 2015. During this time we will feel torn between our adventurer and our builder, at one moment planning a lifelong enterprise while at the next fantasising about running away to join the circus. [read more...]