Saturn in Sagittarius – 2015-2017

titanomachyThree days ago, on 23 December, Saturn has left the sign of Scorpio, which has been going since 6 October 2012. Saturn, the Great Malefic, as  traditional astrologer used to call him, Chronos, the God of Time in Roman mythology, resonates with the Archetypes of  structure,  matter, restriction, limitations, the time limit of the human experience in every incarnation,  discipline, the reality of time and space, institutions, obligations. Transiting the eighth sign of the Zodiac that leads us to the experience of the power that lies in the depths of our psyche, our most secret desires, sexuality, our  most forgotten and ignored themes, our unconscious pattern and pathologies arising from them, other people’s money and possessions. During these past three years, we have discovered even more scams from our leaders, the sexual attitudes of many who, from their position of power, imposed in many children and women, some 30 and 40 years ago. Many ended up in prison and even those who are already dead as Jimmy Savile, English TV presenter, saw his reputation shattered before the evidence of his actions of the past. Even the beloved Bill Cosby who delighted us with his humor and  a comedy of a middle-class African-American family now is under prosecution for repeated violations, with many women who finally had the courage to put him and  themselves in evidence in order to find justice and perhaps some compensation. This process, however uncomfortable, leads us to revise those corners of our psyche where we keep feelings that we find difficult to deal with, but where the source of our power and creativity lie.

 Now, since 5 days ago and until June 17, 2015Saturn has entered Sagittarius, something that hasn’t done since nearly 30 years ago, in 1985-87If you were alive in those years, what was going on in your life then? On 17 JuneSaturn will dep back into the last degrees of Scorpio, as if to complete this stage of affairs we have experiencing for the past 3 years, until 17 September 2015, when it returns to Sagittarius, this time to stay until December 19, 2017. It will station retrograde on March 14, the same day  the Urano-Pluto square finally make their last exact contact at about 15 ° of Aries-Capricornio respectively. Thus begins a period that in some way we are already experiencing in a way, as we are seeing in what happens in Argentina, with the judges ( Saturn in Sagittarius), who are investigating the President and his children, for illegal enrichment, and in the United States, with what happened in Ferguson and New York, where judges have acquitted  white police officers of  murder for abuse of power or fear, when they killed unarmed African American youth, something  it has happened many times in the past, but that now inspire a popular reaction, as if something inside thecollective says: “ok enough is enough!”.

 Sagittarius introduces us to philosophy, higher education, young people, the judicial system, long distance trips, distant cultures, the search for the truth above all, Nature, our ideals, the pursuit of what we call God, not to join it or be part of, as it happens in PISCES, through Neptune, but to know it and understand it and expand our minds to something bigger than our everyday experience. Ruled by Jupiter, as well as PISCES, the largest planet in our solar system, is the experience of everything mentioned above and with the subsequent discovery of Saturn who comes to put some limits to that expansionJupiter takes us out of the neighborhood, to look in other realms, in other cultures, a different human  experience, to enrich us with its diversity.

 Saturn entering this sign, will confront us with all the irregularities in these fieldsand we will be encouraged to deal with situations that aren’t working propperly within the sectors mentioned. Aviation will be affected, and investigations intothe recent air disasters, will  produce some kind of results, at least,with the airlines having to takeresponsibility for their mistakes and wrong decisions, as is the case with theMA17 flight, that was shot down across Ukraine from the Malaysia Airlines and theprevious disappearance of another flight of the same company, the now famous MA370. As i am translating this piece, an Airasia jet has gone missing in Indonesia, yet again.  Saturn brings results so it is possible that the mystery of these disappearances will bring some kind of results.

During this journey through the sign of the Centaur, Saturn, as it nears a May-June  will be approaching the square to Neptune. These two great Gods  of Greek Mythology who look like enemies in many respects, since Neptune reign in the realm of the ineffable and no form contrasts with the Saturnian world of  matter and form, and Saturn is not comfortable in the realm of Neptune, and  insists on putting order and give shape to something that must remain Ethereal and formless. Liz Greene says of this pair: “in the meeting betweenSaturn and Neptune lies one of the most fundamental conflicts of life, form and formlessness collide to create the magnificent gift of the vision of incarnation or the rejection of being psychologically born.”

But we also confronted with the reality that despite the fact that Neptune tells us that all we are ONE, is also true we all have different path and truths  to find and live, indispensable to complete the human experience and we must respect the fact that others have different philosophies of life and values to develop.  ISIS and our fight against Muslim fundamentalism is another theme that Saturn in Sagittarius is putting on our plate. Both Isis and the rest of us,  must learn to accept and respect  other people’s ideals. Fundamentalists cannot continue thinking that Western ideals are malignant, or Westerners must do  the same about Muslims. We will have to find a middle pointwhere we can learn to live with true commitment and respect for the other.

Finding your inner truth and the respect of others is one of the lessons of this passage of Saturn in the sign Sagittarius.

For those born with the conjunction of these two planets in Libra in the years1951-53they will have a great opportunity to understand the dilemma Neptuno-Saturno and the tension caused by this square in their lives, perhaps find a way as individual or give birth to a creative project, or a part of their being, dwelling  in the waters of the unconscious, without the possibility of emerging to consciousness until Now.

On the subject of relationships, the ability to differentiate between the “falling in love” and the true relationship, between the illusion of  the union with the goddess or God through another human being and the daily, patient work with each other, to build an authentic relationships based on the acceptance of each other in all their human dimensions.

In the second part of this article, I will expand more on the different aspects that Saturn will make in its journey through Sagittarius and how it will affect the different signs. For now, the fire signs, Leo and Aries, begin an extraordinary period of construction of a new way of organizing their lives, their finances and their profession, and for the mutable signs on the other hand: Gemminis, Virgo and Pisces, and of course, Sagittarius, will begin a period of 3 years  of much personal growth, with opportunities to correct  past decisions that were probably taking without thinking of the full consequence of it and also restructure an aspect of their lives that will take them to grow both personally and professionally. Time to build, restructure and perhaps take care of others, sometimes against our own willEven so, the learning will be deep and enriching for everyone.