Dancing With Saturn

Chuck Groenink

This is a dispatch from a multi-Sagittarius/Scorp Sun/Ascendant – aka Saturn Central at the moment – subscriber of mine.

With Saturn doing his low ride through my very spacious 12th house for 2.5 years AND crossing over my Scorpio sun AND Scorpio ascendent, I’d taken up residence in a crypt.

Sure, I’d done some nice stuff with the drapes and the furniture but there was zero fun or lightness. I combed over Mystic’s daily dispatches looking for clues about working with Saturn and bingo bango, there was this:

Knowing that complacency does not breed the Awesome. You have to generate the life force yourself; that is the Law of Awesome. Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid. “Law of Awesome”

And so the following Sunday I found myself busting out of the crypt and at a 5 Rhythms dance class in Sydney. Can I explain how audacious this was for me?

I am no dancer, I have zero grace and my body is all hard angles and uncoordinated limbs. But I was there, along with another 100 or so peeps, all shapes, sizes, ages just to dance and ride the wave of the music. Once I put the monkey mind on pause trying to account for what the fuq I was doing there, I found myself swirling around the room, dancing with strangers, and other times alone.

Two memorable dance moments. At the crescendo of the dance party, I hooked up with some lithe male, easily 15 years younger than me. We were both bathed in sweat and while dancing near each other we moved ever closer to the point where we were intertwined and then dancing in a way that would have been banned in at least 14 states of the USA. It wasn’t sexual, rather, it was sensual and for a few moments I dropped the Saturn skin and just revelled in body to body contact of being supported as I leaned into him and feel him push and pull me against him.

And then this: I had not slow danced with another male since my partner J died back in 2002. Holy cat, J was one hell of a dancer. But as the dance party wound down and the tempo dropped, another fella came into my orbit and we started to slow dance. I so badly wanted to return to my crypt but I hung in there, ugly crying on par with the watershed moment in Truly, Madly Deeply.

Like most life shifting moments (and life shifting can happen in small increments, it does not have to be epic in scope) , I don’t fully understand what this all means but I know the weirder I went with Saturn, the better. Mystic is bang on: the stay stuck and you’re fuqed.

FJ xx

 

 

 

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davidlMM Member
davidl

I’m not sure if this is a story Saturn would approve of. Sweaty ? Sexy ? Nah, that’s Neptune whispering in your ear and sneaking you out for a break from Mr. Serious. After reading your letter though I thought about rhythm, music, the beat, how it moves us, and there in the background always was Saturn, like the bass player, keeping us in time. Jose Arguelles called it the 12/60 beat. Grace Jones song ‘slave to the rhythm’ Is about Saturn and his hold on us. I think what you described above was the feeling of moving to another… Read more »

Fiona
Fiona

I reckon there is truth in your reflection. I definitely think I did the equivalent of sneaking out of the family home under the cover of darkness to go to the Blue Light Disco and then dirty dance to “I’m on fire” by Bruce Springsteen.

Just as long as you don’t tell Saturn on me, I think we’ll be cool… FJ xx

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Great story MJ! SHAKE IT! I have withstood Saturn steam rolling over my Virgoan Sun/Asc/Pluto/SN conj THEN Librian Ura/Merc/Jupes conj THEN it hit my Moon/Neptune conj in Scorpio…And again… My Mars is in Sag so here He comes. 15 years ago my twin and I had a reading in the main Wat in Bangkok and I was told 40-43 were “lying down years” Saturn transits perhaps? Zap Zone anyone? Also told I would become successful and what was I worried about?! Twin was told she would be a millionaire – she wanted to know if that was in Thai Baht!… Read more »

Fiona
Fiona

*Exhales deeply*…that is some Saturn action you’ve had Year of Phoenix!

I reckon your marriage was successful YoP, a lot of shit (good and bad) goes down in 4 years and to come out with resilience and strength stamped on your life passport, that is pretty amazing.

Can’t wait to see what the change of guard brings you! FJ xx

toroqueen
toroqueen

Last night I was looking out my window and trying to fall asleep. Suddenly i noticed a bright red dot in the sky. I pulled out my Sky Guide app (everyone needs to get this app! Its amazing) and sure enough this bright red dot was SATURN. Saturn sitting right on top of the scorpio constellation. Almost if he was peering into my window saying IM BAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCKK!! It was beautiful but kinda eery to say the least.

I am Scorp rising at 22 degrees. Please saturn. I have been a good girl. be kind …….

Fiona
Fiona

Get a lucky rabbits foot and rub it while promising to do better next time. It won’t help but if you do while doing leg lunges, flossing, creating yet another excel spreadsheet to track dating and mating, you will be dealt with a little easier by Saturn.

And I giggled / recoiled in horror with your “I’m baaaaaack”. Eerie indeed. FJ xx

Invicta
Invicta

I am just exhausted.

Prince stolas
Prince stolas

Hopefully the good kind of exhausted! 😉

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Saturn snaps, “Sickle feet– point your toes! Posture! Lower your shoulders! Pick it up: you’re a beat behind!” *whip crack*

And then you go to competition & get 1st place 😉

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Saturn makes it happen!

Fiona
Fiona

Damn straight. If you need a taskmaster who never lets up, takes a day off or goes for smoko, Saturn is your overlord!

MutableMabel
MutableMabel

Awesome. Good for you. I have a Sag Sun conj. Scorp Uranus with Mercury also in Scorpio and my Saturn business has been much more wild in flavor than spreadsheets and exfoliation too. The Scorp/Sag energy mix is a hairy one, I think. I met someone a few weeks back and we’ve been talking obsessively while staring at each other at every opportunity since. It has been nice and terrifying and very, uh… sloughing. Like last night I found myself able to verbalize how my need for space and freedom works with an equally intense desire to be very close… Read more »

Fiona
Fiona

I loved reading this MutableMabel. Having someone just “get” you without the subtitles is just the EVERYTHING.
FJxx

Invicta
Invicta

Great story FJ. Thanks for sharing. x

Fiona
Fiona

Hey thanks for reading Invicta! FJ xx

Prince Stolas
Prince Stolas

Great story FJ ! I have a feeling 5 rhythms class is different here than in Sydney. The class I went to was almost all female and it was positive experience but nothing like the magical trip you went on.

Fiona
Fiona

Thanks Prince Stolas! Yeah, the dance class I went to was this one on a Sunday:
http://www.radiancedance5rhythms.com/classes.html

I’ve tried to manifest on demand the lithe, athletic fellas some years younger at each and every class I go to but it normally shows up instead as just a really good park out front with no parking metres. LE SIGH.

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

IMO, this is *all* Jupiter in Leo! I took an intro to ballroom dance class last week and it was completely OVERFLOWING – had a total blast! Want joie de vivre in spades? Mainline you some Jupiter in Leo, child! “I hooked up with some lithe male, easily 15 years younger than me. We were both bathed in sweat and while dancing near each other we moved ever closer to the point where we were intertwined and then dancing in a way that would have been banned in at least 14 states of the USA” LMAO – I’m cheering and… Read more »

Fiona
Fiona

I’ll be dining out on that memory when I’m 87 and wearing a girdle, smoking a pipe and being entirely inappropriate!

And you’re right, I reckon this was and element of Jupiter getting a look in!

PlutonicUranian
PlutonicUranian

This was beautiful to share, MJ, all of it, thanks.

“…(and life shifting can happen in small increments, it does not have to be epic in scope)…”

…etched above the entrance to the Temple of Saturn…

Fiona
Fiona

And soon to be tattooed on the right side of my torso….Kidding! (Kinda)

elementaliaMM Member
elementalia

this is so goddam wonderful!!!!
I hear the whole ‘stay stuk and your fukqd’ thing… i need to make little steps out of it, but my monkey mind is being my greatest frenemy at the moment lol.
did mystic suggestion of a mercury in gemini q for tarot and it was amazing?!!! goddam i said goddam!

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

The first line by Mystic already got me. (I’m Sag Rising degree multiconjunct Antares-Moon-Jupiter Neptune arising from my 12th house, which begins at 0 degrees Scorpio. I’m feeling way more Sag in my interactions with people and not in a sweet way. Because i’m also feeling way more stealth Uranus.) Then i read the whole thing. I loved the bathed in sweat moment but i really don’t need to be told “the weirder i went with Saturn the better”. It’s all i want to do. And i can’t. Life and my Time are so Saturn-ruled right now. Oh girl. Even… Read more »

Fiona
Fiona

Thank you so much for the good wishes Milleunanotte – I’m gratefully receiving this as well as your styling tips for my crypt. Funny you should mention aqua. It’s the feature colour of the crypt right now… I totally hear you on the Saturn holding you tight by the reigns but it seemed anytime when I sneaked out the side door of the crypt to indulge in some weirding, I was oddly rewarded. Perhaps list your desires and then rank / plot them out an excel spreadsheet and then implement. For me, this was the lesson of Saturn: plot /… Read more »

Pegasus
Pegasus

Millie, it’s been such a long time!!
xxx

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

I’m claiming back my colors. After 6 weeks of creative prison I know unequivocally I am my own catalyst.

Evolve onwards!

Invicta
Invicta

You go Venus!

Pi
Pi

It occurred to me that sometimes when we consider ourselves more accomplished at our game, it can be fun and rewarding to collaborate with others for a change of MO or fresh perspective, or to help others learn to shine as well. Just a thought. Pi x

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

I hear you, Pi. I’m deeply generous to my creative partners – the problem is they don’t return it. It is deeply draining to incessantly give and watch people withhold. I have to make the choice to be all about me for awhile because I’m not being given love or energy from these folks so I need to give it to myself 🙂

Pi
Pi

Sounds like a tough team :/

Andrew65
Andrew65

I exactly hear what you say. I am so over it. I try so hard for my creative partners and they don’t reply in kind. I am going to be all about me.

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