Updated: Apr 3
So today March 23rd 2020 marks Saturn's entry into the sign of Aquarius! For the first time in 26 years, Saturn, the planetary Lord of Karma visits the "water bearer" since 1994. Saturn will be staying in Aquarius until March 7th, 2023 this is good news my dear Mystic, Saturn's energy when in Aquarius begins to help us focus on much needed restructuring. But like big time though!
If you have lived on this planet for more than 15 years, I'm fairly certain you are aware that the way things have been going we are in desperate need of change. Effectively, in most modern societies we have found ourselves self - painted into the proverbial corner.
Many of our systems of government are overloaded with what feels like a general lack of concern for all of the areas of life it is supposed to preserve and serve. The environment has become strained to the point of near collapse, and yet there are so many people who still deny it.
Socially there seems to be a resurgence of antiquated and hateful attitudes and behaviours… you know the classics - racism, religious persecution, classism, sexism, assorted LGBTQ+ phobias and so many more of humanity's favourite unevolved behaviours are currently on rotation.
You can't turn on the news or scroll your internet feed of choice without the mention of the long list ills that plague humanity. Everyone has been talking, gripeing and throwing their hands up in the air as our collective frustrations drive skyward with all the ferocity of an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Honestly, something has got to give!
We know we can't maintain our current trajectory without rolling a critical hit and (dungeons & dragons death reference for my fellow geeks) biting the big avocado toast in the sky.
Here is where Saturn, enters Aquarius, swooping in to save our communal steroid and antibiotic-free turkey bacon.
You see, Aquarius as a sign has very unusual energy. It is rebellious, unconventional, innovative and eccentric. If I were to compare Aquarius to a person it would be Nicola Tesla.
Nicola Tesla was one of the world's most innovative human beings to ever walk the earth. He was undoubtedly a genius, we can thank him for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system which allows us to plug in our favourite electronic devices at home… amongst other things.
While Tesla was a genius, innovator and humanitarian (all very Aquarian) he was also seriously weird. He was prone to periods of intense isolation (low key weird) and was also known to have fallen in love with his pet pigeon…. Like literally. He is even quoted as saying "I loved that pigeon as a man loves a woman, and she loved me. As long as I had her, there was a purpose for my life." No judgement, but that is an impressive level of weird.
The important thing about this comparison is to understand the nature of Aquarius. Like all air signs, it always leads with rational thought. It wants to use intellect to solve problems and design every aspect of life. Aquarius wants to modernize and lead humankind to an inspired future.
But…. And there is always a but isn't there?
In the previously mentions title, we also have to consider the influence of Saturn as it is part of this pairing.
Saturn is not so interested in firing ahead into the great unknown. Saturn likes the comfort of the established order. Nothing makes Saturn happier than predictable results. (Saturn rules time by the way. And ageing) Saturn is concerned with the preservation of all things hierarchy, structure and orderliness. Saturn is a government, organization, and law and order. Not really the life of the party, but it does serve an important purpose.
In Traditional Astrology, Saturn is referred to as the greater malefic - or in other more relatable terms… "The Big Jerk."
Saturn teaches us the harder lessons that are intended to help us become responsible, mature homosapiens. in fact some of us will get to "enjoy" up to 3 Saturn returns in our lifetime. The term “Saturn return” refers to Saturn’s return to its exact location at the moment of your birth. For each of us, it's unique because Saturn takes 27-30 years, making a full turn around the sun. During your Saturn return there are usually significant (often challenging events) in your life. I had my second child during my first Saturn return...I was 28.
So, as you can see, the combination of Saturn and Aquarius is an energetic collaboration that promises significant change. Call it what you like, we are living at a time that is undoubtedly positioned for impact and a spot in the history books.
So, I'm sure (cause I would be too) you are wondering what effects you will witness during the coming years. Remember, because it takes Saturn right around 29 years to travel through a sign, many changes will be happening gradually… so no getting mad if it takes a little bit! On the upside, we are seeing the roots of the coming changes taking hold already!
Changes in Government - Government will be overhauled, simply put. Mind you, it will take a while, but governments will be restructured in order to reflect our collective change in values. That is to say, the old regime, up to and including the practices of electing and administering government (all Saturn stuff) will be reformed (Aquarius energy for the win). You can see the cracks of change already developing. Look at Harry and Megan's relinquishing British senior royal titles and responsibilities. Younger people are choosing to take their positions in government with an eye toward representation rather than power. Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for example. People are currently working toward creating a government that collaborates with people rather than attempting to contain them. The aim of future government structures will be concerned with sustainability rather than consumption.
Becoming more Spiritual - I'm sure you have noticed that crystals, tarot and oracle cards, mediumship, astrology, energy work, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and many more formerly "new age weirdness" are enjoying mainstream appeal. You can go to just about any Mall in North America and find some sort of answer to the now trendy desire to be spiritual.
While I remember when you had to be some sort of weird or creepy or… brace yourself… devil-worshiping, occultist to have had any knowledge of the aforementioned practices. Not that long ago you had to be ready to be socially ostracized if you were going to go against the mainstream monotheistic norms.
Yet somehow, with much bewilderment, here we are in 2020 and you can buy astrology gear, sacred geometry tattoos, crystals for your drinking bottle and sage to smudge your apartment like no big deal! Wait, what?
My gen X brain is one part hallelujah bitches, and one part...da FUQ?
So much for being edgy.
This is all the work of Aquarius shaking up Saturn. Aquarius is like hey, Saturn, I know you like establishments like church… but uhhh… yeah, like we aren't doing that anymore… that's so - 1900's. In the future, yeah, we just wanna, like, you know, be part of "All That Is". Cool? Cool!
For many of us, its bye bye organized religion and hello finding your own spiritual path. I for one love this, but I might also add, as things progress be mindful to find guides not gurus! Regardless of your desire to learn, always be discerning and seek out teachers who encourage your growth without creating dependence! In other words darling, follow your heart over and above a person.
Higher standards for human equality - The pursuit of civil and human rights is nothing new. We have been doing that the world over since one person decided they could define another person's ability to be self-determined. If not because of one's race, religion, language or port of origin, it has been gender, sexual identity, and even
appearance. These are only some of the ways people have worked to avert the self-determination of… Well, other people. Yaaaay for philosophical evolution! So here we are in the twenty-first century barely out of the mental primordial goop. For some reason unknown to me, we are still working on accepting the idea that people are and should be unique. There are still a whole bunch of us that are the philosophical equivalent of a first-gen Pokemon…. Still waiting to take it's the final form. However, thanks to a nice middle of the spine shove from Aquarius.
Saturn is being urged to recognize the need to reform it's the definition of human rights. Where we have kept people in strict and seemingly comfortable categories for generations, we are now confronted with the fact that in many ways we have had it all wrong. In other words, Saturn likes things to be neatly organized period. So Saturn creates labels and boxes and puts everyone in a neatly labelled and immutable box. Well, clearly that doesn't work with humanity's natural and intrinsic habit for self-expression. So Aquarius comes along, sits by Saturn and says…"Dude, relax a little, give the people the freedom to express themselves and they will organize, like totally organically. Trust the process homes, it works!"
So once again the old structures are like totes shook and OMG people are self-defining… confusing the hell out of everything old school. At least for a while… till everything sifts into its new order… you know, like totally organically.
Environmental preservation - This is where Saturn is all- "hold my beer!"
Nothing, I repeat Nothing makes Saturn happier than preserving things. Like an Instagram model hoarding likes, Saturn loves to store up resources, carefully using them at the appointed time and in the correct measure. Conservation is the sweet poetry that Saturn craves. As Saturn is influenced by Aquarius, it elevates the preservation of humanity through the conservation of our natural environment and its resources.
You see my dear Mystic, while some of us still cling to the idea that the environment is static and not changed at all despite industrialization and global trade, travel and
consumerism… excuse me while I clear my throat of sarcasm… the rest of us have noticed that, well, we have been shitting where we eat and sleep for a really, really long time and now there's very little room to eat and sleep.
Amid the recent declarations of social distancing and quarantine in response to the Covid -19 pandemic, Earth has quietly been healing herself. Dolphins and swans have returned to the canals of Venice, Italy because well, humans have been forced to stop crapping them up for a few weeks. Going forward (and it will take time) we will likely see this as less a phenomenon associated with a pandemic and more as evidence of our impact on our planet; our home. It is things like this that will spark a deeper sense of stewardship over the Earth and inspire humanity to preserve our home.
Social integration - Social Media has morphed into something well beyond its original scope. Never before in human history have we had access to each other regardless of time or location. It wasn't too long ago that most people never travelled beyond ten miles of their actual home. Now we have gone from small tight-knit communities to a global civilization. All thanks to freaking Facebook! And others… but I like to blame Facebook.
I remember, as I'm sure many of you do, when you had to phone your friends between certain hours, make plans to meet after school or on the weekend. I remember when you had to introduce yourself as yourself, and a time when you actually spoke to a human on the phone rather than a text message and a set of emojis.
Now, we are on our way to finding our way back to each other. Like long lost lovers separated for years, we remember what it was like to interact face to face, but at the same time, it feels foreign and awkward. Yet we feel a longing for the kind of connectedness that wifi cannot give. We want to touch and feel. And Saturn in Aquarius will help us find each other again. Believe it or not, it is through the unintentional isolation that technology has brought us that we will come to desire more intimate social exchange. Technology is ingrained into life as sure as we breathe, and as we continue in our evolution. It will serve as a portal for bonding and bringing people closer together.
I think it would be hard to deny that it is absolutely an amazing time to be alive. We are witnessing our own Renaissance. As we grow into a global civilization, we will see many days ahead that challenge us and redirect our path.
For many people, this is a time of uncertainty and fearful anticipation, but for me, I feel optimistic and peaceful. I know that there may be some who read this and it may sound a little bit naive or rose-tinted as I say that we are at the end of the dark night.
When I look out on the world, I see just as many awesome and terrible happenings just as you do. I see the potential for even harder times ahead. But, (and the always is one, remember?) I also clearly see the thin bright light of a new day on the horizon, a destination worth seeking despite the darkling sky. I can write these things with confidence because I watch the wandering stars, feel the currents of subtle energy, and I know that you, me and all that is, is under the kind care of a great and loving consciousness.
I am able to feel the calm of trust.
I am able to sleep.
I am able to be.
That is all for now.
Thank you for reading.
My love to you.
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