Let’s talk about Saturn’s upcoming transit of Sagittarius. I’ve written a few posts on this, and they are all conveniently filed under a new heading (Saturn in Sagittarius) in the Categories section on this blog.
Any time the planet of rules changes signs, the focus is concentrated on a different part of your life. A commenter with Mutable planets was concerned about this transit. “Mutable” is a category for Virgo, Gemini, Pisces and Sagittarius. Anything in these signs (natal or progressed planets, angles, Nodes or asteroids) will have its focus significantly tightened.
All the Mutable signs like to have options. They explore those options in different ways, but they all share the trait of flexibility. Sag is able to see limitless potential. Gemini spins through constantly shifting choices. Virgo always finds something new to fix. And Pisces drifts above all limits, embracing things that have no form (yet).
Saturn is not flexible. It crystallizes. It makes things real or it ends things.
So you need boundaries, right? You need to know that this is as far as you can go. Or this is where you must concentrate your energy in order to succeed. The Mutables will find that their options narrow, but their focus improves. It won’t feel comfortable, but it will allow these signs to give form to what they may have (up until now) been considering, but not really implementing. Saturn will be the tool that allows the Mutables to achieve mastery.
Here’s a cheat sheet of Saturn in Sag do’s and don’ts:
Sagittarius (Saturn will be conjuncting your sign)
Do: explore in one direction, take responsibility for what you believe in, accept that there will be some areas where you cannot wander, take yourself seriously
Don’t: allow your optimism to be extinguished. Saturn’s limits will be the vessel that allows your fire to burn hotter.
Gemini (Saturn will be opposing your sign)
Do: align yourself with an idea/statement/choice and develop it fully, become a specialist. When other choices are blocked, what’s left is your area of speciality.
Don’t: become cynical if your ideas are challenged. You’ll still have choices, and those will be “Prove it” or “Drop it and move on to something you can prove.”
Virgo (Saturn will be squaring your sign)
Do: stop worrying about what you can’t fix, focus on what you can fix, stop using perfection as an excuse to procrastinate. Saturn will demand that you start now, and he’ll give you the tools to do it right.
Don’t: become weighed down by fear of failure. Saturn will test you, but he’ll be honing your skills in one area so you can succeed.
Pisces (Saturn will be squaring your sign)
Do: start working on that dream, create boundaries for yourself, confront what you’ve been escaping/denying, accept what’s real and what’s not (there’s more information in this post).
Don’t: give up when your faith is tested. The big, beautiful vision needs some friction applied to it before it will stick in the real world.
Saturn will be in Sag from December 23rd, 2014 – June 14, 2015 (when it will Rx into Scorpio) and then from September 17, 2015-December 19, 2017.