Anyone who knows about what the planet Saturn represents knows that the process he puts us through isn’t always all that pleasant. However, Saturn teaches about sowing and reaping rewards through patience, diligence, and applied knowledge into action. Saturn is the father of time and teaches us how to use our time wisely for this temporal experience of life on earth.
As the transit of Saturn in Sagittarius wraps up, we have approximately a month and a half left until Saturn enters the sign of Capricorn. This transit has been, as the title says, about kicking our asses into our own freedom and sovereignty. The next transit will be a much more comfortable placement for Saturn, as Capricorn is naturally governed by Saturn. This mutable fire sign of Sagittarius isn’t necessarily Saturn’s favorite, and for that reason many of us collectively are feeling the rub.
Sagittarius has set our vision high, and Saturn is in this sign to make sure we follow through on it, no matter how uncomfortable it be. It really forces us to hold to that highest standard that we can set for ourselves, and it’s almost unbearable at times to see how much the body and our human selves are forced to catch up in order to live in integrity with the highest ideal that we hold for ourselves. This is a challenging transit, so if you have been struggling within it for the last 2.5 years, don’t be dismayed. It’s just Saturn forcing us to grow into our Big Selves, our Truly Divine Selves embodied.
Let us also remember what Saturn and Sagittarius share in common despite their obvious differences (Sagittarius loves freedom and expansion, and Saturn loves precision, accuracy, and contraction). Their similarities are that they both can be quite stringent and uncompromising. Both Saturn and Sagittarius know how to set a goal and achieve it, even though Saturn tends to be the stricter one of the two. Also, they’re both incredibly precise. They both want use to make the best use of the tools that we’re given, and even though Saturn’s precision is more mechanical while Sagittarius’s is more freedom-loving, they both do share this trait in common. I’m trying to think of more that they share with each other, but really this is about it. Saturn and Jupiter (the ruler of Sagittarius are two of the biggest planets in our solar system), so it’s no wonder that we’re feeling this transit and all its friction. The two energies are meant to work together, from the mechanics and application to the expansion and freedom. That doesn’t mean it’s an easy process to blend the two.
Worry not if this transit has been difficult because in a month and a half Saturn will return to his natural position in Capricorn and start to feel more comfortable. If Saturn is comfy, odds are that we’re all going to start feeling more comfortable, too. So hold out if you’re struggling. Saturn is teaching us integrity and growth through discomfort, but soon enough he will enter his own sign, and that friction will start to relax a bit. This isn’t to say that Saturn won’t challenge us to grow; it just won’t feel as dissonant as it is now toward the end of this transit.
Blessings and thanks for reading.