Why even THINK about when Saturn was last at this point in Virgo?
Because Saturn is all about Time…His Greek name is Chronos from whence we get all manner of time-linked words…Chronological. Chronometer, which is the correct name for a watch…Probably even Crone. So every now and then, it is good to check in to Saturnine cycles – they are like those of Uranus; Seven years…Seven, fourteen, 28…
IF you are old enough, the last time Saturn was at mid-Virgo was August 1979…Thinking about another time, but similar in the Saturnine sense, can trigger fantastic insights….
Gia Carangi was on the cover of Cosmopolitan…
Born in late January 1960, she was an Aquarian supermodel & an openly lesbian one at that – in the 70′s, it was harder – & ultra-charismatic, even by the standards of mods and doomed icons. Some fashion peeps say she innovated modelling by kinetic style of posing et al. That sort of thing is so arguable. Sadly, she was hooked on heroin by the 80s and dead of AIDS at the age of 26, in the late 80s. Her fave song – this is so 80s – Don’t You Forget About Me by Simple Minds was played at her funeral, Angelina Jolie won a Golden Globe for playing her in Gia & it took Cindy Crawford years to shrug off the moniker of “baby Gia.”
Gia astro; Sun, Moon & Mercury in Aquarius, Venus, Mars and Saturn all in Capricorn, Uranus in Leo trine Jupiter in Saggo – charisma to burn and she basically did burn it all up. Neptune in Scorp squared all the Aqua stuff & such a sad “lower” Neptunian end (drugs) to all the beauty and glam. The emo pf the fan-sites, net culture & v-clips of her etc is extraordinary. She is SO the Gen X version of Marilyn. Not in the sense of actress/lifetime accomplishments etc but in the love-for-doomed-young-icon-of-generation sense. It’s just that Gia was not of the Boomer (Pluto in Leo) generation…They really laud their icons. So if you went to a kitsch shop, you’d imagine Elvis Presley, Marilyn and James Dean actually were the last lot of passed slebs we ever cared for.
ANYWAY – a Saturnine psych query if you are up for it…and if u are old enuf – what did you Leave Behind or Cherish in 1979 that you could now reclaim? As Saturn is sitting on this point for the next few months before opposing iconoclastic Uranus, this will be a productive thought session, if you can manage it. And if you born post-1979, think re where your family/industry was at then…pre-You! The good thing about pondering Saturn shite? It works. She is also such a beautiful and poignant reminder of people who pass far too soon through something so presumably avoidable as damage from drugs.