Your Saturn Square Transit Is On Steroids

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Having a Saturn square transit?  It is currently on steroids. Or, you know, whatever the current It-performance-drug of dubious provenance is.

Whether your transit is Saturn square Mercury (me!) or Saturn square anything, it’s bringing unprecedented speed and strength gains to the arena.

Saturn squares bite the hardest, but any Saturn transit is ultra-powered right now. No sooner do you pull ahead of one scenario, the next hits.

A Saturn Square Transit Demands A Reworked Protocol

The signature of a Saturn square transit is that something banal or mundane morphs into an unrelenting shit-storm that demands maturity and resilience.

It stirs ancient angst and security concerns. Whether the issue at hand is mold, money, a complicated break-up, injury rehab, or trying to get a decent house – they usually have three themes in common.

(1) There are fuqwit Muggles who (refreshingly) don’t bother concealing their animosity. Consciously or not, they remind you of long-ago times when you were powerless or the recipient of unjustified enmity.

(2) The situation spurs both your resolve to never experience it again and regret for time/money spent in the past that you could (technically) have used to solve this issue.

(3) You realize that your usual techniques won’t work – that whatever it is you are dealing with won’t respond to more of whatever the standard protocol is.

Antifragility, Adaptability, And Resourcefulness

Faith, charm, your connections, and positive thinking are irrelevant to a Saturn square transit. They respond to anti-fragility, adaptability, and resourcefulness. But most of all, work.

Possibility: That strenuous circumstances create a deficit of time, cash, loyal people, and vitality so that you wind up appreciating them far more. You’ll also be more likely to make better ‘use’ of such resources.

Don’t know if you’re having a Saturn transit or not? You could tell by getting one of my Year Ahead reports, but that’s down for a redesign and rewrite. I will let you know when it’s ready!

(Saturn square Mercury transits mean you obsessively rewrite everything – the critical detachment is insane.)

But actually, think of the thing you’ve been pushing away at, like it is a gigantic boulder you have to move, since May. That is your theme. And weirdly, emotionally, it encompasses everything.

Saturn-Pluto Is The Worst Time This Century To Go For Fast Thrills Or Short-Term Gains

And Saturn is pumped because of being in Capricorn and near Pluto. That’s why it’s so unrelenting. Saturn crap in effect since May will ease by the end of November, as Saturn moves past those degrees.

But you are unlikely to feel victorious until February.

But by then, the depth of response you had to muster to combat this s**t-storm will turn out to have been a highly effective strategy. You’ll be more secure and wise, with your life allies identified and closer at hand than before.

And the people who took shorter-term gains or tried to advantage themselves by disempowering another will realize that Saturn-Pluto is the worst time of this century to that style of stunt.

Saturnine Mantra Number Eight: Take your time.

What feels most enfeebling or stressful now is strengthening you. That will be apparent by January, named for Janus – the God of Doorways and AKA Saturn X.

And it will be even more potentially rad when Saturn and Jupiter meet in December 2020 – in Aquarius! For more on that, listen to my 2020 rant.

Image: John Augustus Knapp

 

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Sankt FreundinMM Member
Sankt Freundin

Saturn is squaring my MC and IC. And my pickle concerns both. I have Saturn in 2nd house in Aquarius (so my Saturn return will start with a massive bang with Pluto, yay) and yes, I have fuq’d up my finances. Even more so since May. I am behind with my rent and my landlord happens to be my aunt. She is very strict with money so the IC part is the threat of losing my home and the MC part is losing my creditability in the eyes of my family. I am thinking of taking a student loan and… Read more »

Libra Moon Conjunct PlutoMM Member
Libra Moon Conjunct Pluto

My experience of this in a nutshell: things left, were removed, or turned down to a bare minimum. As a result, I was able to see other things I would not had been otherwise able to see.

Sometimes we don’t know something is there until something else that kept it out of awareness has been removed.

It wasn’t pleasant, but now I can address certain matters that I didn’t even know were issues.

BLISS WITCHMM Member
BLISS WITCH

Saturn Square Ascendant.

Really feeling the lack of air right now!!!

ScorpleocapMM Member
Scorpleocap

Oh, and the day this was posted my Saturn square Pluto transit commenced…yee ha!

ScorpleocapMM Member
Scorpleocap

Do Saturn squares sometimes lead to health problems? Just realised that so many people I know on the libra-Aries axis have been having a lot of unprecedented physical issues this year… and it’s freaky about Mystic’s voice issue with her Saturn-square-Mercury. So glad it’s better now, Mystic – you sound really great on the mp3!

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

Wow, that just gave me a flash of insight. I have to sit with a little of it at a time to make the insight into understanding xx

LiliMM Member
Lili

Saturn mid point square to Sun-Venus- from third. Mega Mercury foibles- admin is queen.

Crystallised futureMM Member
Crystallised future

Hmmmmmfff. Nothing will ever beat pluto squaring 6 planets whilst saturn sat on my moon. Saturn and Pluto together squaring stuff? I’m glad I’m not in that!

MutatisMutandisMM Member
MutatisMutandis

I’m Mostly Libra and right now I’m going through the last leg of Saturn sq Sun and Pluto sq Pluto. Since May I’ve been in progress with a major life change; new job in January that really started in earnest around then + moving cross country to a new city that is somewhat temporary (a few years) while I get cashed and learned and careered up to move to yet another place, where I was visiting in May. At that point I decided that I had to take this circuitous but ultimately correct course to get to where I wanted… Read more »

judithMM Member
judith

jesus god,i thank you for that summary. fits perfectly with the boulder of a boulder i’ve had my shoulder behind natally since birth(mars mercury square 10th house saturn)but now transiting saturn AND pluto have added their SQUARE power fist into the mix making a mess of my sunny libra face. sometimes i feel so old! i love how you unpack the potential OPPORTUNITY and demand we all take a deeper look at how we might make GOOD USE of a difficult transit. i must say,since i’ve been a member here for(don’t remember how many years,but many)you’ve taught me and i’ve… Read more »

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

OMG it has been so full on and yes, WORK (and mindfully cultivating allies) has been KEY. I am so happy with how this GRIND has turned out, we are reaching the polishing stage. Great mentors and leaders have appeared, a signified in dreams. Feeling positive about the future, still restructuring and working through (slaying) old issues.

emgMM Member
emg

Hadn’t thought about squares ? But I’ve got Saturn opposing jup sun moon mars to get through and I suppose it’s sort of square pluto Uranus and Saturn Chiron. Hey ho

emgMM Member
emg

I think I’d call this afflicted !

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Hey emg. I’m sorry about that stupid haggis comment I made some time ago.

emgMM Member
emg

Hey don’t fret over that. Haggis hurling is a sport up here !!!!

LibrariusMM Member
Librarius

Grandpa Saturn squaring my Sun right now (until some time in December). Overlapped with Saturn sq Mars for a week or so (THAT is thankfully over). All that in the context of my first Saturn Return. I’m not sure if it’s the actual astrology or just me being an idiot that is making my life more difficult right now. The combination of both probably

gnsvlgreen
gnsvlgreen

Currently Saturn Square Neptune transit.
Wondering how that translates…

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Is anyone else finding the tarrot bizrely on point these days?
I frequently think there’s a glitch because I get the same cards in the same positions practically every time. Or else there are specific themes and certain cards seem “stuck” in their recurring positions. I’m pretty detached about the tarrot and enjoy it as a frivolus victorian parlour game. It’s totally creeping me out lately. I mean, it would if I took it even a little bit seriously 🙂

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

Now you mention it…yes. I have seen it as certain energies/learning/growth being stuck in me or situ. It’s my tool for insights, but as one of those Jupiterians like you, i play as well. Parlour Game is a wonderful way of putting it!

ScorpleocapMM Member
Scorpleocap

Yes – this definitely happens to me. The Tarot here is amazing. There are recurring themes for a number of months or so for me. I was thinking there might be a “glitch” too because I kept getting the same cards but when I passed my phone to a friend to have a go, suddenly totally different cards turned up that I’d never even seen once! And they were eerily relevant to her situation.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

This post game me shivers down the back of my spine. I have so many saturn squares in my natal chart, specifically sun and moon and mars and it always felt like I was basically doomed (I’m aware of how fuqed that sounds) but honestly I did think of myself as just too damaged to ever achieve anything and that acomplishment, satisfaction, success – seeing anything though, any feelings of pride were for other people. I never bothered setting goals because hello? This year has been so hard. So. Hard. I’ve felt lately as if I could almost turn back… Read more »

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

kinda relate, invicta
2019 has been my ‘annus horribilis’
too many men who were no damn good
jobwise? i have no motivation, i dont care
but ive stayed sober throughout, so its still been a sucessful year

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

sober is so saturn:)

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

r u still in london?

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

hells yeah

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

Last line of your post: do you also “Rise with your red hair and eat men like air”? Because mine are all Mars squares, so I have been feeling equivalent self-berating over over- and under-use of my energies and power. It’s REAL (Saturn) but also gilded by guilt. So I can only begin to imagine your Saturn squares, and you put it eloquently and with usual verve and candour. In this state of mind you don’t have to give a fq about the charities as much as just do it, because you will still have an impact. Your Saturn serves… Read more »

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

ha
yes, the degree Mercury went retro and turned direct is exactly conjunct my Lilith in the 12 🙂
re eating men?
not lately, although I love the taste of them, they go straight to my head and the rich ones always gave me a hellish hangover.
Venus in Leo only wanted the rich ones who were so unavailable theyre practically crustation. Nil per mouth now as in LZ recovery with too many broken teeth and abstinence is my boyfriend anyway so in that way I’m taken <3

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

You are fuqing amazing. xxx
I want to write ‘don’t give up’ but I think it would sound trite. I’ve been in that position where all you want to do is go back because of the illusion of safety it seems to offer, yet at the same time there is that stony, resolute understanding that there is no going back. It’s a hard place to be. Keep doing one lap at a time. xxx

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

awe <3 <3 <3
thank you 🙂

GwendolynMM Member
Gwendolyn

I have Saturn trine my Sun at the moment and Saturn conjunct my ascendant too!
Finally at last realised my toxic family dynamic.
Named, shamed, integrated, FREE

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

I am happy for you Gwendolyn.

I am just starting a Saturn trine Pluto transit which is good.

And I can feel the Mars in Scorp transit lighting a fire already. My progressed Mars is in Scorps also. Natal Mars in Libra.

Good timing. I need to get stuff done.

ICPlutoMM Member
ICPluto

The Saturn/Pluto conjunction will form an exact square to my 11H Aries Sun. Pluto has touched this degree twice by now, and SN/Saturn got really close back in April during my Solar Return. Not all squares behave the same way, though. In my case, this is a waning square, the Last Quarter of the cycle, an inward movement, a return journey to my source, my Sun, a stage where darkness has ascendancy over light, where my main fear is not one of separation, but rather of being engulfed, absorbed, swallowed by said Sun. I’m in the Terminator, the grey line.… Read more »

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

Saturn squaring my Natal Chiron. Do I really do to explain the depth of it?

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

lolz

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

how is it missDee??

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

saturn sq chiron for most of next year….noooooo

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

now that does sound terrifying

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

oh no, really?
maybe ill just ‘up my yoga practice’
chiron in my 12th…sat in my 10th…

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

i have uranus FINALLY moving into my first in may…im hoping that trumps EVERYTHING lol

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

uranus sq saturn until march….jupiter sq saturn all this year….aiiii
bring on 2020

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

I’m having a saturn square uranus transit atm and experience it as pretty cool actually. I wasn’t sure what to expect and feared the worst but compared to the stodginess saturn in my 1st and Pluto in my 2nd it feels positively sexy. I experience uranus as a fun energy tho, it seems to lighten the vibe and bring some relief. Similar vibe with Jupiter’s influence on saturn. For me anyway…. I think I’m so used to stoicly soldiering on regardless of how wretched and miserable I feel that any planet not called saturn or pluto is a treat! Today… Read more »

emgMM Member
emg

You are positively sexy by design girl. You are light and breezy. Just turn pro on what you really are !!!

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

<3
xxx

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

I don’t have a Saturn square but I have had Saturn and Pluto on my moon for what seems like millennia. This year I have really learned to manage my emotions about work and built some rock solid alliances under very difficult circumstances. I’ve also met a big deadline after nothing but hard slog since May. And never mind Merc retro, I’ve accepted a new work contract, bought a new car and getting some renovations done – all ready for the new era.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

well lookachoo 🙂
go Chrys
xx

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

Not spur of the moment stuff I should say lol. In the pipeline for ages. x

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

You have done this for a super long time, and I am amazed. Not just on the work front. But you don’t sing what you’re doing in other spaces while it feels unachieved yet. Still, you have been working on so much, and I really admire your strength in the vulnerability of the past, and the work you do xxx

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

me three

Helen_Marie
Helen_Marie

I like that mantra. I have 5 planets in cardinal signs (from 0′ Cancer to 27′ Libra) so the whole Saturn in Capricorn era is full of squares for me. Tho i’m more nervous about it hitting my IC in early Aq and being the fourth point in an already charged Grand Cross (Moon-Sat/MC-Ur) – already, and simultaneously, activated by Ur! My astro-brain can’t even process what this is going to bring… 😬🙈 although i still feel naively optimistic about 2020. Wish me luck Mystic!😊

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

Saturn 2nd H Pisces square Jupiter 5th Cancer. Post haste to my year ahead report. I can’t imagine what December 2020 will be like.

cynthiaMM Member
cynthia

Omg so sweet to hear this, MM. Mars right at end of libra almost sextile Jupiter in Sag. Sun in Scorpio inconjuncting mars and Jupiter. A kite – yes? My Saturn and south node are 28 Virgo so pinging in there. It almost feels like Pluto is in there as well at about 27 to end Capricorn, but it’s not. Yes to power surges and detail tenacity. And those super sweet naive questions that highlight the obvious amidst obfuscation so I can take my time. So I am making a grand cross with Gemini chatter 27-29 degrees so I can… Read more »

AstroGeekMM Member
AstroGeek

There’s gotta be some Saturn square 4th house shenanigans going on in my world. Moved into a new apt in May (after biding my time, researching and not being impulsive) that I thought was a dream. But every. frickin. month. There has been an issue. The gorgeous (heated) rooftop pool? Out of commission all summer (and still now) because of a mysterious leak. Same leak has made the gym unusable b/c of mold. A/c wasn’t working for 3 weeks in the summer. Now in winter the heat has been on the fritz. Sound pollution is driving me bats. From random… Read more »

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

Are you inadvertently instrumental in bringing these matters to attention where it counts? Because Saturn shrinking energy can cost you, but if the ways it costs are smaller than they might be (i.e. paying for the repairs), then you are part of a bigger picture and important in it. Not much comfort, I’m afraid, but meaningful xx

AstroGeekMM Member
AstroGeek

Interesting, Mille. I didn’t think about that …

libraquarianMM Member
libraquarian

I am extremely resentful because my boss recently told me I am “too direct and strong, could learn a little softness” when I asked him about a promotion opportunity that came up. Saturn is currently squaring my sun. I’m done with all these weaklings.

virgosunMM Member
virgosun

Read: You do not fit in with my sterotyped percetion of what you should be and your manner confronts me and I can’t handle that.

Pi
Pi

hmm. have you had a chance to ask your boss for more info or some examples where your manner has been received in a way you hadn’t intended? That will help you figure out if it’s the boss who isnt handling you very well, or if it’s actually an interpersonal vibe that you might need to check… sometimes feedback is a bit hard to swallow and act on… i say this only because i have found myself in completely new & changing workplaces and social groups for several years now, surrounded by libran energy wherever I turn would you believe,… Read more »

libraquarianMM Member
libraquarian

Yes! That’s part of the resentment. I asked him if there was anything that had happened because I would like to fix/apologize to anyone I offended. His response? “Nothing worth mentioning”. Which makes me wonder if he’s going off of gossip or something. It’s driving me nuts.

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

He should have just given a couple of workable strategies, not revealed or hid actual complaints. But whatever. Do this better than he has allowed you to. You have the strength, skill and passion, i’ll bet.

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

This sounds like the worst form of feedback – vague, critical and personal. You deserve better from your boss. Go for the promotion opportunity anyway.

libraquarianMM Member
libraquarian

I’d be working directly under him if I got it. I’m not super sure now

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Chrys is right
he sounds like a dinosoar and is probably v threratened by you. Directly under isn’t that far from his job. Managing people doesn’t sound like his forte

ICPlutoMM Member
ICPluto

Don’t get resentful, get the promotion! Like Chrysalis said, this is the worst form of feedback. If you can’t use it to fuel your ambition, send it back into the earth. Good luck!

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

I agree! This is clasic saturn energy. No point trying to dodge the discomfort. I suspect it’s an opportunity disguised as a pain in the ass. Don’t learn softness, that’s a ridiculous idea and he’s out of line.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

that sound horribly sexist.
It’s like women get called bossy when they have leadership skills.
I’ve never once heard of a man or boy being called bossy.
Can you imagine saying to a male collegue that he was too direct and could learn a little softness?
god thats annoying
what a wanker

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

I call men bossy all the time, it either really confuses them or they get pissy. Then I ask is it that time of the month? Don’t be so sensitive. joking of course.
A good sense is essential in life.

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

A good sense of humor that is!

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

Manspeak for:
1. you’re too honest and you don’t agree with my every pronouncement
2. you’re making me look bad
3. don’t upset the menz
4. I am scared of strong direct women
and 5. I only like women who recognise my superiority and flatter me

Unfortunately sooooo common

libraquarianMM Member
libraquarian

“Don’t upset the menz” had me giggling. Thank you

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

Written email/memo: it’s Regulus in Virgo now so you menz must be so upset!!! Sorrrrrreeeeeee! Poor thingz

Obviously, your gleeful Virgo-inspired attitude while you quietly right your boat to sail the work waters, though. Work it calmly, Ms Lady, power on ahead.

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

Hey, love as a total 4 Mars square in two T-squares (INCLUDING MERCURY URANUS OPPOSITION) but with the Mars in Capricorn naturally focused on getting the highest standards operative, it was a hard lesson in layers and stages of building relationship, support for my team and maintaining standards while realising we all have times or are not people who can maintain those standards, and maybe that others do not care as much about that as I see the need to care and aim higher. It STILL IS a hard lesson, and just here i will say i know the universe… Read more »

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