An Aquarius once told me of some psychedelic trip she went on where she got to relive her whole life and see it from a more powerful, spiritual/divine perspective, all from the comfort of her own living room over the whole weekend. So i’m too Uranian to do anything ‘long haul’ like that + Neptune squares my Ascendant so one has to be careful with such substances.
BUT hey, who needs ayahuasca or its derivatives when you just sit down with some espresso shots, san pellegrino with grapefruit squeezed into it and the nifty Astro.com ephemeris to do THE SATURN CLOCK. Yes it is fiddly, yes it involves some hardcore analysis of your birth chart but yes it is worth it and the results will astound you.
Doing the Saturn Clock is guaranteed to deliver some o.m.g. insights and perspective on your life that will TOTALLY help you make better decisions in the future, not to mention be wiser now.
You need your birth chart on the screen/table, your sparkling water/espresso and if have long hair, tie it back. This is serious business. Ensure you will not be interrupted.
Looking at your chart, identify the four “angles” – the Ascendant (aka Rising Sign), Midheaven (cusp of the 10th House) Descendant and I.C. They are like four points on a clock and the Ascendant is exact opposite the Descendant, the I.C (cusp of the 4th House, at the bottom) is opposite the Midheaven.
So, for example, my Midheaven is 8 Scorpio – my I.C is 8 Taurus.
Write down these numbers. So you end up with something like Asc: 16 Aquarius, IC 8 Taurus, Dsc 16 Leo, Midheaven 8 Scorpio.
Then go to the Astro.Com Ephemeris and start with the year of your BIRTH. If you have an ephemeris book, you can just use that. Going from your birth year, track the sign Saturn is in until you hit the first of your angles. Note down the months Saturn was ON that angle. Eg; if Saturn was on 16 Leo in May 2006 and then again in November, count May to November as one block of time.
Then you move on to when Saturn is on the next angle. It will be approximately seven years apart. So if you’re looking at say 1982 you don’t need to then check 1983, 1984 and so on. Just jump to 1988/89 to find when Saturn is on your next Angle.
Once you have tracked from your birth to now, you will have a series of dates when Saturn was on various angles. Each of those dates began and ended significant eras in your life, complete with significant themes, lessons and people for each phase. There were most likely defining events at each point of the Saturn clock.
Do this and freak yourself out with the life insights and perspective gleaned from the Saturn clock. Share here. As always with D.I.Y. Astro, astro-fiends help the newbies but don’t jump in here asking peeps for chart delineations: the point of this is that you look at back at your Saturn Clocked life and YOU figure out the how and the what.