Readers of my Horoscopes will know that i am a big fan of the Mars-Saturn conjunction coming up this week. I see it as definitive WOW point of clarity after all the muck raking of Mars through Scorpio, nudging into early Sagittarius, nearly hitting on Saturn but going back and so on. I see it as the Warrior assertion tempered by the sagacity of Saturn in the sign of transparency – a good vibe to align with.
It’s not like we have any choice in the matter. Maybe i am so positively biassed toward it as i have Mars-Saturn Vibe going down in my natal energies. But regardless, as you will see from these two subscriber’s emails, not everyone out there is as pro the Mars-Saturn Vibe as i am.
I’m scared, and I’ll be quick. I’ve been following your smart, witty, super fresh blog for months and have been reading the horoscopes long enough to know that September will be the grand finale of the Saturn-Neptune square, which has been on and off since years.
The effect of this square which is already scary enough on paper, is rather personal for me, as Saturn is exactly conjunct my Sun in Sagittarius right now (natally squaring my Moon in Pisces), and Neptune sits exactly on my moon for the next couple of months.
I feel like I am the walking talking personification of the Neptune-Saturn square, with everything being square, conjunct, conjunct and square in my Transit chart and simultaneously triggering my natal Sun-Moon square, which comes with its totally own set of challenges.
You said in the horoscopes that we should remember how we spent last years Halloween for any clues on how it will all play out.
That’s easy- last year Halloween I was dressed up as Khaleesi partying in LA, when a very Neptunian so called friend drugged me without my knowing or consent, and in the process my entire life fell apart. I won’t bore you with the details, but I guess it suffices to say I haven’t been the same since. In that time my job, my home, my look, my relationships, my friendships, my favourite colours, my beliefs- it all changed and although it felt terrible at the time, I guess I am better off now. Just like pulling rotten teeth without anaesthesia for months on end.
Still, although I am all about learning my lessons and cooperating with transits and I don’t hate Saturn as much as people usually do (he’s sextile my Venus in Capricorn, so I believe he likes me somehow), I’m not too keen on going through all of last years agony again.
In one of my astrology books I read that these hard transits that come round three times through direct/retrograde/direct motion over a sensitive point in your chart can be compared to a tough teacher, first shocking you with the new things you have to learn, then hitting your fingers with a stick to make sure you learn your lesson, and the third time just checking if you did your homework and have internalized the lesson, which is when he’ll let you go.
Is that true? Will it be easier this last time round? Or can I prepare myself once again for the Apocalypse, that will surely happen in autumn/winter? Do you have any tips for survival? I even made a little countdown calendar till this whole thing will finally be over in April (according to astro.com), but 6 months is a rather long time to hold your breath…
A rather worried Sagittarius
Dear Worried Sagittarius,
Holy Hecate, i really hope one of the “rotten teeth” you got rid of with all this Saturn-Neptune action was that faux friend. And honestly, as stressful as that event was, it exposed your situation, circle of friends and this particular person for the negative vortex of toxic energy that they are. How else would you have found out?
Once during a Saturn-Moon transit i had a book (the Oriah Mountain Dreamer one) topple out of the top bookshelf in a shop and actually whack me in the head, so intensely the sharp corner left a mark on my forehead – on the cover it said “wake my love, you are walking asleep…and there’s no safety in that.”
See Saturn in Sagittarius square your Moon in Pisces as burning bright, evaporating away the toxic fog so that the true romance, beauty and magic of Moon in Pisces/Neptune in Pisces can gleam, not concealed by poisonous slime. This whole episode has, if you think about it, forced you to excavate this iridescent enchanted moonstone from the stagnant waters that the bad spell trapped it in, the powers restored. Anything with Neptune/Pisces Vibe involved has a Jungian, reclaim your legend feel to it and Saturn in Sagittarius is a super-honest restructure.
The Mars component of this week just adds extra vim and guts to it – sure there will most likely be some geopolitical tone to this – sabre rattling, people setting defiant borders or staking out turf, gunship diplomacy, frank exchanges – but for us personally, it is a force of Awesome, worth tapping. And yes, the third stanza will be the best, for sure. Maybe an affirmation arises that makes you SO relieved that – however you got there – you are in this new place personally and psychically now.
As for my Saturn tips – i am weaving them into every Horoscope, always. Summary: no bullshit, value your time, money and energy, have a proper plan.
As a dearest fan and long time subscriber, I first and as always want to say thank you for the work that you do. Your empowered, intuitive and inspired interpretation of the cosmos is fucking unprecedented and ridiculously on point- no one does it like you and you’ve carried me from my Saturn return all the way to the bitter end of my recent Venus-Pluto transit. It’s basically over…
That being said, I know you are busy being the queen bee of Astro- but I want to ask you a question about this Mars-Saturn hook up this week. I have a couple of other (mediocre) astrology blogs and scopes I gander at sometimes, and what the hell is it with these jerks? Always talking shit, to be frank. They speak so begrudgingly about this Mars-Saturn moment, which in my eyes- pretty incredible no? As in, this is usable and tangibly good for business. lord. After that ass-handling Mars in Scorpio transit that basically made this spring summer a psychospiritualsexual shitshow, whilst I have been plugging away trying to make shit happen in business realms and dealing with the most dour of relational crap- I have two super important meetings this week for a creatively brilliant project I have been concocting and they both happen to be on Wednesday. To me, the timing felt empowered and good. But then I read this other humdrum crap and it made me second-guess. Not that anything in this life is a guarantee, but my intuition tells me this hook up is important ESP after Mars retro. And Saturn JUST inching forward.
Anyway, you the queen – and if you can’t answer I get it, your horoscopes have definitely erred more on my side for sure. But really why do other astrologers feed into this negative predictive BS? Thanks for doing it right. For fuq sake.
Devoted subscriber for life,
Jennie the Taurus Sun Saggi rising
Hi Jennie the Taurus,
Thank you! I think that everyone has their own distinctive style of astrology and that people find the voice that most resonates with their own. I personally like to try a positive angle to work any planetary vibe and have been studying Saturn in particular for ages. That’s because i know it is suspect number one when crap goes down. But in Sagittarius, you just keep on seeing things as they are – not as you want them to be. And once you get through the disappointment/irritation, it’s strengthening and liberating beyond belief. You’re not putting any effort into flimsy facades or trying to pretend shit is real when it’s just not.
So i don’t usually read other astrology as i just like to do my own thing but i did see something the other day and the gist of it was that Saturn would crap the style of Mars, like a dark gloomy Saturnine shroud over the ebullience of the spunky Mars. But – and this probably IS where my natal Mars-Saturn comes in to my thinking – i see Saturn as being like the Sage, as the wisdom (always remember this) that you can only get via time or through making poor decisions and then having to live with those consequences. So when Mars meets Saturn, you get the vim and tenacity of Mars as the Warrior, tempered by the Saturn caution.
As for meetings, i have scheduled them up to BE this week and specifically on Wednesday.
And, as you say, it’s the culmination of something that’s been trying to happen all year. It’s also on the eve of Eclipse Season and the final Saturn-Neptune square. So Mars-Saturn is our opportunity to set our stance and greet September from a stable standpoint.
What does everyone else think?
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