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Saturn visits its home sign of Capricorn- 19 Dec 2017 EST to 17 Dec 2020 EST
To the ancients Saturn was the limiter of the Universe. It was the last planet visible with the naked eye. Saturn was society’s rules and regulations and if you broke the rules you were deemed a misfit and most likely punished by the authorities. Even today Saturn is associated with authority, government, corporations, big business, and those in power. This is further emphasized with his visit to Capricorn as those are all areas Capricorn is concerned with. From today until early Dec 28 Saturn will be at 00 degrees Capricorn. That is considered a World Point and in Capricorn it is traditionally associated with Society. Change and restructuring is the theme.
Here is Saturn’s journey for the next year (2018). He travel from 00 degrees to 09 degrees Capricorn. On April 17 he retrogrades at that degree and moves backward to 02 degrees Capricorn on Sept 06 when he moves direct. He then moves forward and reaches 09 Degrees Capricorn again in Dec 2018. If you have planets at those degrees you will receive an activation from Saturn (especially planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn you will be challenged). The last time Saturn visited Capricorn was Feb 1988 to Feb 1991 (with a retrograde journey back into Sagittarius June to Nov 1988). It can always be helpful to look back at how you worked with the energy then. Personally my whole life was restructured and I began my astrological practice and consultations. My Soul Purpose was activated.
Astrologer Alan Oken calls Saturn “the Light of the Teacher”. Saturn represents the urge for safety and security. Its positive influence is to teach us discipline and self-responsibility. Saturn supports us to overcome obstacles in our lives. He is also considered the Lord of Karma. It seems the law of karma is working overtime in the world right now (reaping what you have sown) and I believe this will become even more of a focus with Saturn in Capricorn (society).
On a spiritual level I associate Capricorn with our Soul Purpose. Saturn here supports us to create a strong foundation for giving our spiritual gifts to the world. But there is a catch. Saturn in Capricorn is active on the Tarot Constellation of The Lovers, the principle of relationship and choice. It is the choice to unite in love or the choice to separate in fear. Humanity needs to choose unity and release fear. We can all be Wayshowers for the path to Cosmic Love being the foundation for all life on the planet.
Saturn, itself, is a 3rd Ray planet. It is the Ray of Divine Mind and Active Intelligence (The Ancient Wisdom Teachings through Alice Bailey). Capricorn is also found on the 3rd Ray so this influence will be strong for Saturn’s journey through Capricorn. Our Archangel guides are Chamuel, healing through Divine Love, and Charity, gratitude and giving. There are two other Rays Capricorn is associated with that also influence this journey. The 7th Ray of Invocation and Prayer. Zadkiel and Amethyst, the guardians of the Violet Flame of Transmutation and Transformation, are the Archangel guides. “They are called upon to consciously raise our energy and the energy in the world around us…the energy needed to change our fears into love”. (Invocations to the Light by Wistancia Stone). The other Ray is 1st Ray of Divine Will and Power (not ego power) with Archangel Michael, spiritual destiny guide, and Faith, trust and belief in your Divine Self, as our guides. As always we have lots of help to break through to our true calling.
In the Northern Hemisphere Saturn in Capricorn is guided by the Animal Totem, Snow Goose, the guardian of ancient traditions and lost wisdom. Snow Goose teaches us to follow our dreams and visions and live our Soul Purpose guided by our Divine Wisdom. In the Southern Hemisphere your guide for this Saturn journey is Flicker Woodpecker, the guardian of Healing Love. Flicker guides us through transitions that growth and expansion create. These Totems are also prominent at Winter Solstice (Snow Goose) and Summer Solstice (Flicker). We will write more about the Solstices (Dec21/22) tomorrow. Also Mercury leaves his retrograde on Dec 22 (thank goodness).
For all of us the Clan Mother who guides this Saturn journey is Talks With Relations. She is the Mother of the Planetary Family. She teaches us to honour kinship with all lifeforms and how to enter the sacred space of others with respect. She teaches us HOW TO LEARN THE TRUTH. (The 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams). Learning the truth and standing in our personal power will be an important theme during Saturn’s journey through Capricorn.
And remember Saturn is our friend. Here is a quotation I have used before. It is from Catie Stewart in an article she wrote for the Oct/Nov 2012 issue of The Mountain Astrologer. “Saturn targets our fears and insecurities, challenging us to let them go and move on. If we can be strong and look into the heart of our darkness, we will find nothing there to fear. He is the kindly father/teacher who releases us from our self-imposed prisons into a new light, and with room to grow.”
Blessings to all on your Saturn journey wherever it takes you,
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Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2017.
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