Mystic advises an Aries who, at the end of her Saturn conjunct Moon transit, wonders if Saturn always involves a sacrifice of sorts.
All day yesterday and today I have been extremely saturnine. It’s in these moments I resolve to wink at the next Capricorn I walk by, having now dipped my Aries hoof in and out of their daily, heavy reality.
The past three years, I’ve thought a lot about the evening of December 19th, 2017. Would I be able to feel Saturn moving off my Moon? Who will be in my life still? Hell, WOULD I be alive still? If so, will I be excited or exhausted or both? I am finally near the end of my first return. As I look back on my former selves, I see how much I have evolved as a person and energetic vessel. It’s as exhilarating as it is bittersweet.
After weathering a nearly year-long Saturn conjunct Moon transit, a thought popped into my head. We all know it’s an understatement to say that the Time God requires hard work and sacrifice. Before my Saturn Return, I had a very narrow idea of that: grinding along my path and never giving up on my goals, etc. After the wild ride of this transit, I look at the former friends, lovers, energy vamps no longer in my life because I finally said no (Saturn on my DC). Some of them left on their own accord, some of them I had to slam the door on repeatedly until they realized my energy was no longer on tap. I sacrificed them in the name of Saturn, removing my rosy colored glasses of romantic naivete for a slightly less sparkly but more substantial reality.
Since My Saturn Conjunct Moon Transit, Everything Is Less Sparkly But More Solid
I am wondering if this is already a point of discussion for Saturn transits? To display a commitment to self-leveling by laying to rest that which we hold dear but know is not in our best interest?
When I think back on the relationships past, I couldn’t go back if I wanted. My psyche throws up images of statues made of ash and soot, liable to crumble into a complete mess if I were to touch them. Still, a small part of me knows that they must crumble to the earth so that I can plant a new harvest. With Saturn rolling through the fire sign of truth and conviction, this makes perfect sense to me. What is the point of sacrifice if you don’t build something better?
I am curious about your thoughts on this matter. I genuinely do not know what I would have done without Mystic Medusa, the Horoscopes, Tarot and Oracle, and the community here. It is like I am about to prance across the graduation stage to get my diploma, but I have to hand off a letter to my favorite professor first.
Sagittarius Moon, Class of 2017
Saturn Is Remapping Your Comfort Zone
Dear Sagittarius Moon,
Well, holy Hecate, never mind your Moon – where is your Mercury? You can certainly write. And i am honored/immeasurably elevated by the kind words in the last paragraph as i am doing my own Saturn trip this week and it’s well, Saturnine. But okay, yes, Moon. A Saturn conjunct Moon transit is one of the most profound transits of all. It’s only once every 28/29 years. It represents the remapping of your comfort zone. The Moon is our psyche, our Yin den, the place where we are. Saturn is a striver. Saturn delineates.
So yes Saturn in Sagittarius – the teacher in the sign of momentum and blazing conviction, arrows of truth…those crazy centaurs – means you can’t fake it. Not a single thing. No corsetry – emotional or literal. You go to tell a lie, and your voice cracks like it can’t do it. It may as well be a fairy tale where you open your mouth and jewels or frogs come out.
Doors Are Open Or Closed, Not Left Ajar
And with Saturn, it’s definitive. Doors are opened or closed, but if it is the latter, they are not left ajar. The ground that you can no longer stand on is not even vaguely hospitable. Your comfort zone gets re-zoned into a ‘no standing’ zone. As for loitering, it’s not Sagittarian.
So yes i think you’re bang-on with all of this – you are letting a part of yourself die unto the past so that your other dimensions may thrive anew. I don’t see it as a “sacrifice” unless you see a Phoenix as sacrificing their previous self for the sake of rebirth. A Saturn conjunct Moon transit is also notorious for bringing up any mother issues and drawing your attention to your friends and ‘support’ people. If you’re mistaking drinking buddies for dependable companions or sentiment for quality emotion, Saturn-Moon will sort that right out.
Image: Chidori Dama