Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson
Training to Utilize Spiritual Power.
Saturn goes stationary retrograde at 26 Aquarius at 2:47 pm PDT, 10:47 pm BST on June 4, and will remain retrograde until late October when it will go direct at 19 Aquarius. What does this mean?
First, it means that we are in the heart of the Saturn in Aquarius “Master’s Class” we’ve been doing since March 2020. We are solidly in the Saturn in Aquarius era, and now get to review all Saturn related things we’ve been learning since late February, when Saturn entered its 2022 shadow zone. Since then we’ve gotten a look at the span between 19 and 26 Aquarius, and now get a different understanding of that same span of experience, but from a retrograde angle instead of a direct angle.
As I see it, the path Saturn takes between entering its shadow zone and its retrograde station is our first look at certain Saturn lessons related to that part of the sign. Then during the retrograde we get a different angle on the lessons we’ve just been through. The third time Saturn crosses the shadow zone we know what to expect, what to do, and what not to do.
It’s like the first direct span is when we “throw the pebble into the pond,” and the retrograde span is when “the waves hit the far side of the pond and return to center.” We “threw the pebble into the pond” late February and now; the ripples return to center from now through late October. Then Saturn goes direct and we get to move forward.
So we generated a type of karma in the initial direct period which “returns to source,” for better or worse, during the retrograde span. Then having generated that type of karma, and seen the results of the process, we can move forward with a knowledge of what we’ve generated, what we want to generate, and what we do not want to generate in terms of future effects. This span shows us how to work with both individual, mental, and spiritual energies, as well as emotional, social, and cultural and actional-material energies furthering our ability to make contributions to the emergent Aquarian reality in our lives. So we generated types of Aquarian karmic patterns from February to now, and are about to get a new look as the karmic patterns “return to source” between now and October.
Saturn Structuring Future Plutonic Seed Forms Waiting For Jupiter's Four Blessings
Due to Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto conjunctions in January 2020 and the subsequent transit of Jupiter and Mars over those points making more conjunctions in Capricorn, we entered a new series of cycles. While some are now done, there are others still in play, including the Saturn/Pluto conjunction at 23 Capricorn which marked the beginning of a 33 year era!
The other big news of 2020 was Jupiter’s 3 conjunctions with Pluto at 23 and 25 Capricorn, and then its conjunction with Saturn at 1 Aquarius in December. So Jupiter launched both Capricorn and Aquarius long wave cycles into motion in 2020, with the Grand Mutation at 1 Aquarius setting a 20 year Aquarian pulse into life as well as a 200 year Air pulse which will transform our world.
That means Saturn is now in its third year of its new cycle with Pluto, and current Saturn transits are setting future structures which Pluto will sprout to life as it transits Aquarius. Pluto is transiting 26-30 Capricorn from January 2021 through November 2023, and will transit the first 2 degrees of Aquarius between March 2023 and December 2025, after which we will be solidly in the Pluto in Aquarius era, marking the beginning of the Spring of the 21st century!
The Evolutionary Phase We’re In
We now begin our review of the lessons Saturn has placed before us since February. It’s a time to be open to getting different takes on what we need to do, what we need to ignore, disciplines we need to accept, limitations we don’t need to accept, and how the duties or obligations we’ve taken on since the Spring of 2020 relate to our authentic Self and our Path of Hastened Attainment.
Because it bridges the second and third decans of Aquarius, we’ll get a review of the forms of managing energy which we began early this year with an eye to making a greater contribution within the group work we’ve been immersed in since 2020. This is a time when we practice our “adeptship” at utilizing spiritual power in visionary ways based in the training we began in April. See what needs managing to demonstrate your spiritual skill, and see what’s been crystallized so far which needs review in order to fulfill Dharma and not get trapped in needless chains of inflexible ideas.
Saturn in Sag (2015-2017) taught us to take a more mature view of our spiritual potentials and examine which truths serve us in our spiritual quest to fulfill Dharma, as well as which lesser truths no longer suit our evolutionary necessity. Saturn in Capricorn (2018-2020) taught us to “grow up and take responsibility” for our actions, feelings, and thoughts, and accept more important duties and roles in our world.
We got our preliminary exposure to Saturn in Aquarius in April, May, and June 2020, getting a first look at what Saturn in Aquarius is teaching us about being part of a whole, and being patient as we cooperate in creating the greatest good for the greatest number. We then experience the heart of the first half of Aquarius in 2021, and now get a full immersion in the second half of Aquarius to find an even greater holistic understanding of the bigger picture. This retrograde will give us a new look at how our life “mutated” into something new in 2021, with an acceleration of our progress between June 2021 and January 2022 via the 14 Aquarius Sabian Symbol.
Ultimately, Saturn’s binding energy holds us within boundaries so we may concentrate and understand our potential “response-ability.” It teaches us how and when to act in a mature and thoughtful way, as well as when not to act at all. In any case, we learn by fulfilling various potentials. Saturn also teaches us that once a potential is fulfilled, then either we find a new potential in that same field of activity, or we find a new potential in another field of activity.
The Sabian Symbol for Saturn’s Stationary Retrograde Degree
The symbol for the 26th degree of Aquarius is "A hydrometer.” In the The Astrology of Personality, where Rudhyar uses the original Dr. Jones' class notes on the symbols, 26 Aquarius is said to be a symbol of “Capacity of self to take up and deliver spiritual power,” “controlled release of power through the emotions,” and “measurement.”
This promises an acceleration in our spiritual progress wherever we have the last half of Aquarius! In 2020, Saturn station freed us, mobilized us, and forced us to rise to a challenge. In 2021 we began to be shown the most direct way we can contribute individually and spiritually in our world. This one brings several months of a test in practicing what was awakened and accelerated these past two years.
In The Astrological Mandala he offers that this degree is one of “skill in applying knowledge of natural laws to the solution of everyday problems resulting from life in our technological society.” He states this symbol shows the power of the analytical mind to make sure that the products of its genius work as they should, and how sometimes even a small recalibration makes a huge difference in our life and well-being.
He goes on to say “the need for ‘management’ therefore is seen to affect every detail of our individual lives; this applies as well to the complexities of interpersonal social, or political relations…” where “we constantly need the use of our intellectual power of observation and analysis to check on the effectiveness of the energies at our disposal.” He states this is “a symbol of mental efficiency,” and says it falls in the Span of Perspective, and is the initiating degree in the Actional level of the Scene of Management in the Act of Capitalization.
Dr. Jones says this degree symbolizes “the powers of immediate analysis which enable (us) to achieve” our goals. Here we see that intelligence and order are everywhere, and that we can enlist natural conditions to cooperate with “any project of special concern.”
He states “the individual learns that when (we) take responsibility for event (we) may shape them to (our) own convenience, and thus find ways to capitalize on any difficulties that arise.” He offers us the keyword EFFICIENCY. We are told that when positive, the degree is "exceptional ability in manipulating the fundamental complexities of living.”
So Saturn has hit a high water mark, and we enter a 4 month period of looking back, either a) practicing personal spiritual skills through focusing our emotions to release spiritual energies, or b) remembering how we did this in the past. Here we can get new understanding of individual power contributing to a group ideal, and how it releases social and emotional forces for a greater good. We’re now getting a different angle of understanding how to manage our personality, and accurately analyze what we need to cooperate with the natural order.
Though there may be disappointments in late August, early September, and early December, remember that as we learn to command the best actions, feelings, and thoughts for who we are and what we’re here to contribute to the world, we become the representative of “the corrective force of Nature Herself.” The coming retrograde features the return of Saturn square Uranus beginning in August, so get a lot done these next two months with an eye to strengthening what’s pertinent and disregarding that which is no longer of any use or importance.
Saturn's Dance with Uranus While Retrograde in 2022
Saturn in Aquarius will make its final square to Uranus in Taurus from August through early late November. They were in square all of 2021, and gave us a front end look at the forces in dynamic tension coaxing us to practice good Leo and Scorpio skills. This friction has revolutionized our Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius sectors, requiring that we find an adequate structure to express our individuality.
As this is the final square, we already have the skills we need to deal with it, so generate heart power, courage, creativity, focused intensity, and the ability to cut through distractions through knowing what’s important and what isn’t. Here I’ll note that even though at times the energies may seem “ruthless,” sometimes we need to be firm in our resolve despite the voices distracting our focus.
At this June 2022 station, the main aspects to Saturn retrograde involve Jupiter, which begins June in a novile to Saturn, slipping into the friction of the semisquare by late June lasting through mid-October, providing inner friction at a “crisis of action” in the larger process. The aspect slips back to a novile beginning mid-October which will last through February 2023. The novile shows a “gestative spiritual realization process” which will bring important spiritual revelations as a result of the friction of the semisquare.
Other Larger Cycles in Play
The analogy of the pebble thrown into the pond and the return of the wave forms during the retrograde period also applies to our Jupiterian intention set into in 2021. The territory Jupiter opened in 2021 will be solidified into forms by Saturn between now and December 2023. By looking at what was opened in 2021, we see what Saturn will “make real” over the next 18 months.
Between June 2022 and January 2023 Saturn is crystallizing into forms what Jupiter opened initially in March-April 2021 and September through early December 2021 related to the span between 19-26 Aquarius, and Saturn will finalize the 2021 Jupiter promise when it transits the end of Aquarius and beginning of Pisces in 2023.
So Saturn and Uranus are in a challenging aspect in the months to come, with Jupiter and Saturn dancing between a novile and a semisquare for the next 8 months. As the Saturn/Uranus square is a waning aspect relationship, we continue to bring to completion all which was launched at the Saturn/Uranus triple conjunction in late Sagittarius in 1988 and the Saturn/Neptune triple conjunction in mid-Capricorn in 1989. Jupiter’s waxing aspects show emergent points in the cycle begun at the Grand Mutation at 1 Aquarius in December 2020. These are the realizations and inner “crises of development” which will set the stage for the radical turning point to come in April and May 2023.
Until Saturn Goes Stationary Direct
Because Saturn is retrograde, it’s a review, and will accompany returns of some sort. So whether we’re looking back at our long wave disciplines of Self-realization, or past duties, responsibilities, fears, or limitations, we’re ultimately being led to a different perspective about what’s enduring and important in our lives. The 2018 retrograde theme was about overcoming fear and learning “harmless” ways of relating to others which led us to new group activities in 2019. We had to mobilize in the face of “Nature’s challenge” in 2020, and got “shortcuts” to spiritual awareness between June and October 2021. This year’s retrograde gives us a chance to wield spiritual power with skill and focus to make sure things are as they should be.
During the coming months, those with planets between 18-27 degrees of the Fire and Air signs can make a lot of progress if they’ve made Saturn their friend. As Saturn in Aquarius will play a powerful role in our lives from now through early 2023, if you don’t already have a copy, please consider getting your copy of Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend.
In it you’ll understand the Saturn-Uranus “dance of individualization,” and how our inner Saturn helps us give form and structure to our quest for Self-realization. That inner “higher power” is the way to take command of our destiny, becoming spiritual adults and fulfilling our purpose for being alive on Earth. By knowing our Saturnian strengths, we can overcome fear and any sense of victimization or powerlessness.
It was written for both astrologers and non-astrologers, shows why some things happened when they did. Even those with little or no understanding of astrology will benefit from understanding why they had to make certain choices at crucial times that shaped their lives in profound ways.
Each time you read any section of this book you will find new insights about your power to steer your personal evolution, throwing off attitudes and memories which hold you back from finding and living the life and purpose. In your journey of self-discovery you can live your life on your own terms while fulfilling your purpose for being alive!
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