Saturn transits do a damn good job. But you often don’t realize it until some random event or encounter gives you perspective. Right on cue with the North Node in Leo being smack-bang where it was 19 years ago, i ran into a Sagittarius gentleman last seen – yes – 19 years ago.
It was weird. He seemed to be, apart from some of the effects of gravity and wind, I guess, the same as before. It was like a time warp, and i could not figure out if he were somehow more consistent and authentic to himself than me or if he had internalized the late 90s and decided to embody them.
Anyway, he asked me to go “for a drink,” and I politely refused the invitation. It was 2 pm, and I had a vast to-do list, literally no time but, you know, nice (though it wasn’t) thought and so on.
Then he said, “You used to be so carefree, what happened?” Bizarrely enough this stung me, but I thought it through with my invisible Saturn Crown on. When i knew Mr. Sagittarius and saw him regularly, I was not carefree. I was careless. Of my time, money, attention, and health. There is a vast difference between careless and carefree.
Obviously surprised at the knock-back, Mr. Sagittarius asked another question. “So, are you still into all that, that…star shit?” He was gesturing vaguely toward heavy clouds as he said this, like a comet might shoot straight out. “Yes,” i said, “I am.” Then i went striding off, adjusting my invisible Saturn Crown as I went.
There are a few moments in your life when you say a silent prayer of gratitude for Saturn transits. This was one of them.
Image: Mel Odom
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