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Jupiter, Saturn & You - How the 2 biggest planets affect your daily life!

Transits come up in a lot of astrology readings because they're so important they're key in understanding your progress in your personal evolution. Natal charts are about where all the planets were when you were born. Transits, on the other hand, are about where the planets are at any given moment. They'll affect you at different times, depending on what your chart looks like and their configurations to the planets in your natal chart. That's why it's so important to check them out from time to time. Jupiter and Saturn transits are especially important since these two planets spend such a long amount of time in each sign (Jupiter for 12 years, Saturn for 29).

Astrology is a beautiful and complex art, but sometimes it can be difficult to figure out what the hell is going on.

ve been studying astrology for years and have learned a lot from my own experience and from the guidance of others. So I thought it would be helpful if I shared some of my knowledge with you.

I'll be focusing on transits — which are the movement of planets in their orbits around the sun — which will tell you about how the current positions of the planets affect you and the evolution of what is described in your birth chart (or natal chart). If you don't know what that means, don't worry — we'll explain all of that later!

The planets, or astrological bodies, move through the sky at different speeds. When a planet transits your natal chart, it means it is moving through your birth chart.

Transiting charts are temporary— they’re only in effect for a short period of time… and in some cases, thankfully! It’s important to pay attention to how transiting planets impact your natal chart and how they affect you in the present moment.

If you're new to astrology, you may have heard the term "bad transits," which is just a way of saying that some aspects are easier than others. And that's true! However, in my experience, learning to cope with the challenging times can actually help us grow and evolve more quickly.

Astrological transit charts are a tool for seeing what's happening in your life right now. They're not predictive, but they can give us some insight into our lives and the people around us.

Why it's important to pay attention to transiting Saturn:

Saturn represents structure, limits and discipline. It represents limitations, responsibility, accountability and consolidation, so if it's transiting through any of their houses or signs, you'll likely experience some sort of difficulty in that area of your life. Transiting Saturn is one of the most powerful influences in a transit chart because it represents our desire to learn from our past mistakes and build on them for the future. This means that you will often experience difficulties and obstacles in areas of life that transiting Saturn is affecting. In a transit chart, look for the house position of Saturn to see what areas of life Saturn will be influencing. It’s also a time to focus on patience, discipline and determination — skills that will be useful when Saturn transits your natal chart. Saturn rules structure, discipline, responsibility and restriction, so these transits can be challenging for everyone, no matter how well-positioned or aspected Saturn is in your transit chart. However, they also bring opportunities for growth if you're willing to take them on. Saturn takes about 2 ½ years to transit a sign/ house.

What do you do when you're faced with a difficult transit?

I've learned many lessons during its transit through my natal chart, and I've also experienced the effects of transiting Saturn in the charts of others. Transiting Saturn is often associated with endings, but it's also associated with new beginnings. If you find yourself facing challenging Saturn transits, here are five ways to cope:

1. Be honest with yourself about what you need to let go of.

2. Make time for friends and family who support you.

3. Take care of your body by eating well and getting enough sleep.

4. Use your time wisely by focusing on activities that bring joy into your life.

5. Don't allow yourself to get bogged down by negativity or self-doubt — keep moving forward!

Always know where Jupiter is transiting:

Jupiter represents expansion and optimism in your life — it brings good luck and fortune and makes us feel like everything is working to our advantage! When Jupiter enters a new sign in your horoscope, it’s a time for new beginnings that can lead to major breakthroughs! Jupiter is the planet of expansiveness and growth, so when it moves through a sign/ house in your chart, you should expect some positive changes there — unless it hits hard aspects with other planets like Mars or Saturn, in which case you will still receive some of the benefits of Jupiter but to a lesser degree. Jupiter transits bring expansion, luck and optimism, so these transits can be very beneficial for those who have strong Jupiter aspects in their birth chart. However, they can also lead to excesses if you're not careful.

Jupiter is called a "benefic" planet because it brings growth, expansion and opportunity. However, Jupiter can also have a negative side when it's in challenging aspects with other planets. Jupiter transit a sign/ for about 12 to 13 months.

Here are five ways to cope with challenging transits of Jupiter:

1. Take time to expand your education.

2. Take a trip to somewhere fulfilling.

3. Seek out the origins of your family line, traditions or even spiritual beliefs.

4. Stay on top of paperwork and financial commitments.

5. Take a spiritual retreat!

Transits aren't good or bad; they're simply opportunities for growth and change that come along once every year or two, depending on how many planets are involved (more than one planet means a longer duration).

Transits are a very powerful astrological tool. They are often overlooked, but knowing when transiting Jupiter or Saturn will be forming a square or opposition with your natal planets can have a significant impact on your life and should never be overlooked. You can take action on these transits to improve your future prospects, but you must be aware of them in order to make this happen.

What can you expect from a Jupiter or Saturn transit? It depends on the transits and your house placements; if you know what each transit entails, you're likely to be better prepared for the challenges they might pose. Of course, it's still easy to get swept up in the drama of these planets, but at least with an understanding of them, you'll be able to deal with their inevitable ups and downs without feeling so blindsided by their presence.


Alysa is a professional mystic, who teaches and works with spiritual seekers from all over the world. Her dynamic personality and passion for the mystic arts are infectious. She loves to bring her wealth of metaphysical knowledge and depth of experience to her clients and students through providing intuitive and spiritual services.

Known for her ability to blend fun with professionalism, Alysa offers nearly three decades of esoteric experience which includes the co-creation of the Sirian Starseed Tarot & the Seekers Oracle.

In her professional practice, Alysa is a master tarot reader & teacher, second-generation traditional western astrologer, numerologist, certified professional past-life regressionist, Reiki Grandmaster Teacher, Certified Life coach, published author, artist, and founder of North Star Mystic Academy which opened in 2019.

​Alysa has authored several metaphysical, esoteric and energy healing books.

​For a full list of her titles please visit Achillea Fortuna Publishing

Alysa lives and works in Hillsburgh, Ontario


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