Saturn Transit Lessons From Brad Pitt

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Who needs Saturn transit lessons from Brad Pitt? His comments in this interview are super useful for anyone having a Saturn transit to their Sun.

 

“For me this period has been about looking at my weaknesses and failures and owning my side of the street.”

Brad Pitt – GQ Magazine

How Saturn is that? There is nothing so useful as a Saturn-Sun transit for self-scrutiny. It’s a gloomy audit at first then you emerge clearer, brighter, wiser and in command. The transit occurs once every 29 years, and then you can count in seven-year phases from then. So Saturn is conjunct your Sun, seven years later it squares it and then 14 years afterward it opposes your Sun.

Saturn Transit Lessons Are Messy While In Progress

So then, you stop yourself, but how do you—I don’t know why this comes to mind but I think of a house—how do you renovate yourself?

Yeah, you start by removing all the decor and decorations, I think. You get down to the structure. Wow, we are in some big metaphor here now.… [laughs]

Sitting with those horrible feelings, and needing to understand them, and putting them into place. In the end, you find: I am those things I don’t like. That is a part of me. I can’t deny that. I have to accept that. And in fact, I have to embrace that. I need to face that and take care of that. Because by denying it, I deny myself. I am those mistakes. For me every misstep has been a step toward epiphany, understanding, some kind of joy. Yeah, the avoidance of pain is a real mistake. It’s the real missing out on life. It’s those very things that shape us, those very things that offer growth, that make the world a better place, oddly enough, ironically. That make us better.

To use Brad Pitt’s metaphor, Jupiter transits are funky new drapes or an expansion. But Saturn transit lessons always involve stripping back to the bare, fundamental bones of your life and psyche. It’s a restructure, and like any renovation, it is messy while in progress.

Thoughts?

Image: Ryan McGinley

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“u get down to the structure”! all very saturn (sounds like if he would be experiencing his 1st sat return, which of-co he isnt), and going to the dark side? see it ” embrace it” , he says, very much pluto self journey indeed -going down and back to clean the basement-, bad but good. good 4 him, he is waking” up

serpentinegrace
serpentinegrace

I feel him so much. We’re both undergoing Saturn and Pluto and that Neptune-ascendant hell. It’s made me come across as very somber, jaded, and at times seemingly exhausting “positivity”at the expense of my psyche rolling its eyes on myself, and often going home completely energetically spent. Yet we Sagittarians, somehow, in spite of such darkness, have an inextinguishable light within that continues to persist.

DebMM Member
Deb

All cynicism aside – and I can be quite cynical! – I found that quote very pertinent and uplifting.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Omg this full moon….breathe breathe breathe

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

I find Saturn and Pluto equally tough, with the former using more practical tops and the latter more psychological ones.
I sometimes have a hard time distinguishing when they are in positive aspect or when they are in a challenging one.
What I mean is that one way or another they are never “easy” and light hearted, not even when they trine a planet or a point of my BC.

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

I meant “practical tools” not “tops”. Damn auto corrector.

flowerchild
flowerchild

It’s great to know BP got sober. All best wishes and strength and support to him for that. I’ve read bits and pieces of interviews with him here and there lately, and he’s saying some good things! I would expect the magazine layouts to be cheesy, so I’m not so put off by that, I just don’t look at it, just listen to his words. Intense transits for him, eh? He’ll have Saturn going over all his Cap stuff soon, while Pluto is still around, too. I’ve had Saturn transiting in my 6th house squaring my Pisces moon and I… Read more »

FreogirlMM Member
Freogirl

As a fellow Sagg, I can so relate to his comments. I’ve stripped my whole life down, physically, emotionally and spiritually. And I am now rebuilding it. And I’ve looked in the mirror and not liked what I’ve seen. My mother died. My marriage ended. I’ve been tested at work – in all areas of my existence. I no longer own a house. I live in a small, rented flat. It’s extraordinary. And all happened in just over two years of my 50 years on this planet…. I think, Mystic, it was you that once said that the after effects… Read more »

KeltronMM Member
Keltron

Also relevant to this discussion, his quiet green lighting of small projects telling stories that would usually not receive funding by larger studios:

https://theundefeated.com/features/is-brad-pitt-the-wokest-white-man-in-hollywood/

flowerchild
flowerchild

Cool!

Chironx8
Chironx8

It felt it was a genuine attempt at being insightful and remorseful and grown up. I do agree that his talent has not always been appreciated (Benjamin Button was cheesy but also beautiful), but those images are somehow not quite right, and I appreciate he has to go with the flow of the shoot/ stylist but frankly he looks ridiculous in some of those outfits. The haunting expressions are sad. It just seems like the whole earthy/hard work on myself mantra was made a mockery by the fashion, including the jumpsuit.

Aquasunrise
Aquasunrise

Oh I loved Benjamin Button and as a film & love theme it is very Venus in Capricorn…

I’m uncertain of Brad Pitt’s acting skills…I saw him with Marion Cottilard and I thought the film’ concepts were interesting…

Rather like the Wife of Martin Guerre

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

This full moon is bang on my Lilith corridor.
Not to make everything about me again:)

emgMM Member
emg

I haven’t looked yet as to what it’s aspecting for me. Add to to do list…

SyrenaMM Member
Syrena

-So how do you just drop it like that? “Don’t want to live that way anymore.” Oh, man, this one hit hard. Despite what the avatar may imply, I’ve never paid much attention to him, but I feel this. My situation is nothing like this (thankfully), but I have been feeling this Saturn transit, and his Mercury isn’t terribly far from mine, either. That renovation metaphor is almost painfully apt, because I absolutely understand the feeling of getting down to the foundations, seeing if you’ve got rotted floorboards or, god help you, a gas leak just waiting to ignite. I’m… Read more »

AstroGeekMM Member
AstroGeek

Oh, that last sentence is so TRUE!

Lindsey
Lindsey

The other side of the street has never been owned. Instead, ‘someone’ declared that a saint lives on it.

saturnplutofluxMM Member
saturnplutoflux

Im a bit thick, what does this mean?

Jokerman
Jokerman

The bastard left without saying a word.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

But enough about Brad. My application was approved this morning and I’m feeling positive about it all. There are so many transits happening right now and for the next five years. What they all have in common are names like Chiron, Saturn, Pluto and Uranus. The big ones involve squares or oppositions and make the Zap Zone feel like kindergarten. I’m like nostalgic for the zap zone. One of my transits is Uranus square Pluto and I’m like Awwwe, remember when that was a thing I got scared about? When one happens its scary, when ten happen, it’s just life.… Read more »

Unicorn SparklesMM Member
Unicorn Sparkles

I love how people have been posting comparisons of the same photographers recent work with Harry styles. Same shots, same vests, same expressions.

I read the article when it came out. He mentions how he gets things to such a degenerated state in his personal life that he basically tears them down. Things he should cherish I think…

So I’m not sure if it’s Saturn doing his Reno work. It might be helping with the $1600/roll wallpaper…

sphinx
sphinx

Omylord https://mobile.twitter.com/mirandalang/status/859851198890954753/photo/1
Had to google – and really why the same vest? Is it a code for something? Or is the photographer smearing some Styles youth onto poor broken Brad? I would be annoyed if I were Brad at this.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Yes. I’m so glad you posted about this since I’ve been wanting to read the interview and haven’t done so yet. Also he’s (to my mind) a seriously talented, hardworking actor with a rich inner life. I could watch this guy waiting for a bus tbh. It’s as if his looks and charisma have made it too easy for people to hate him and pretend that his whole career is built on that six pack moment in Thelma & Louise. It’s been so easy to dismiss him as eye candy and pretend he has no talent or ignore his acting… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

He cracked me up in “Burn After Reading” but so did F McDormand, Malkovich & JK Simmons.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

I thought his burn after reading performance was brilliant. Clooney did similar in that film. I’d never gotten the whole Clooney fascination but the ability to parody himself- both him and brad just took that film to another level for me. Right up there with Big Lebowski. It takes a lot to share the screen with Francis McDormand. I mean shit, that’s like co starring with Bill Murray or something – really difficult But he was so good in that film I think his performance almost went over people’s heads. There was no ego or irony to it at all.… Read more »

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

I think he’s very underrated. Particularly as a comedy actor. His timing is flawless.
But his looks get in the way. That won’t be a problem for long I don’t think. He’s outgrowing the pretty boy thing.

sphinx
sphinx

He is a great physical actor. He actually has facial blindness and doesn’t recognise people he knows. I think this is partly why he is so charming – it’s compensation for this challenge and his super power in a sea of unknown faces.

saturnplutofluxMM Member
saturnplutoflux

wow I’ve never heard of that before

PiMM Member
Pi

Agreed about the timing and comedy thing. Omg and also him in Snatch. Same deal. I notice the hotness less than the fact that I actually really enjoy watching him work. Act, whatever.

Taurus VixenMM Member
Taurus Vixen

Sounds like he is working the Steps.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Yeah, totally

flowerchild
flowerchild

Yep, thought so too.

PandoraMM Member
Pandora

Protest from a Sagg who has been through the whole lot . I totally disagree with you about Jupiter, Mystic – it ain’t about the exterior trappings, and it aint necessarily about escaping responsibility. it’s the planet of the higher mind and personal ethics, after all, and the freedom from a troubled conscience that living by a code of ethics can give you. It’s just as integral to personal growth as Pluto or Saturn are – just in a different way. It’s about the learning (expansion of understanding) through experience/research/discovering new philosophies or cultural perspectives all of which can help… Read more »

dizzarinaMM Member
dizzarina

Nice
I like your take on Jupiter!

PandoraMM Member
Pandora

Thanks! I think that in the rush to de-malefy Saturn, people forget that good ol’ Kronos – our new mate Saturn – castrated his father and ate his own goddam kids, because he was so concerned to ensure that they didn’t usurp his power/reputation by outshining him in the public sphere. End justifies the means and all that – perfect example of conscience (Jupiter/Sagg, the Cap 12th) denied, and suppressed til the son who escaped (Zeus, aka Jupiter) made Saturn vomit up his siblings, or some such. Ok, so Zeus as next god wasn’t perfect. But he is about examining… Read more »

saturnplutofluxMM Member
saturnplutoflux

hmm I like this.. I have Jupiter conj my Sagg sun/mercury and have always wondered if there were a better way to express him than get drunk and tell everyone to get stuffed…

Jokerman
Jokerman

Shirt, $750, by Valentino / Sunglasses, $440, by Eyevan 7285 / Necklace by Miansai. Emotions, Priceless.

fishgirlMM Member
fishgirl

lol!!!

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

Haha!

Scorp
Scorp

Good one Powderginger. *claps*

Lindsey
Lindsey

It’s GQ’s method of advertising. Don’t hang it on Brad.

saturnplutofluxMM Member
saturnplutoflux

yeh i reckon ur right..

saturnplutofluxMM Member
saturnplutoflux

lol u r priceless 😀

saturnplutofluxMM Member
saturnplutoflux

I had no idea there was some mysterious drama around the Brangelina split, thought it was just the usual Hollywood go-you-own-way thing (gotta catch up on my gossip mags lol).

Hated those photos, I thought he sounded genuine, but those photos weren’t…they were straight up “emote for the camera”. I’ve quite liked Brad as an actor but I dont feel any sympathy for him after this…weird.

PiMM Member
Pi

Should be shots in a fluoro-lit suburban home-office of a regular psychologist. Brad keeps it real, on a budget. Or maybe a screenshot of his search history when on a self awareness bender. These things etc would be Awesome lol 😀

PiMM Member
Pi

There’s nothing like an inventory report of our own inner crap. Then you know what you’re working with. The precious ego and its vicelike grip, the fudgy compromises with an old self, the Conscious compromises to get us by in a complex world, what we can live with. What we can’t live without. And why. Etc. Good on u brad.

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

A HOUSE–soooo saturn.

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

awesome, i’ll read this later.
inspirational, might try going sober myself

S
S

Classic whinging from a studio actor who has been caught out behaving badly. Oh my, how he works it 🙂

Jokerman
Jokerman

Is this ‘S’, as in days of yore?

dizzarinaMM Member
dizzarina

I was also wondering that! It’s been a long time!

Lindsey
Lindsey

As we see, stuck on cynicism is the new ‘normal’ attitude. The problem is, it is unable to distinguish the genuine from the marketing campaign….as we see.

Billy D
Billy D

Remember, he got with Jolie by kicking Jen to the curb. So cynical.

dark starMM Member
dark star

Uncle Pluto + master Saturn tell no lies. This interview made me tear up a bit. Also loved the mcginley photos

musoMM Member
muso

beautiful. i wish him well.

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