I had rather be Mercury, the smallest among seven [planets], revolving around the sun, than the first among five [moons] revolving round Saturn.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The triple Virgo Goethe* was a genius and ridiculously accomplished. If he didn’t like Saturn, well, what does that tell us? That’s a rhetorical question. Saturn is easily the most griped about planetary influence in history.
If you’re over learning by adversity and would prefer the risk of a snappy short-cut to one of Saturn’s “at least it was a learning experience” detours, there are other options. Would you prefer things to leap into motion via a spell rather than waiting for the situation to mature again? Are you reading this thinking “fuq maturity?” Welcome. The next big planetary deal is Uranian, and it goes for ages. Jupiter/Saturn in Aquarius precedes Pluto in Aquarius.
Aside from privacy, currency, blockchain, and crypto, it’s E.T. Aliens are “here” already and have been for ages. To know that there are a billion quadrillion galaxies, planets, and stars but pontificate that humans are the only “intelligent life form” is colossal arrogance. But projecting your ideal society onto extra-terrestrial beings is semi-delusional: that there is a galactic federation run more or less like the U.N., for example.
And claiming alien aristocracy is similar to the “I was Hatshepsut in a past life, hence my issues with authority in this one” style of aspirational reincarnation theory. Big in the Pleiades is the new Big in Japan.
Anyway, if you’re sick of Saturn s**t – and who isn’t? It’s been at top-volume for the last two years – and want to sort it out, remember that Saturn is a head game. You have a certain inner voice that is well-intended and which has kept you from harm in the past.
But it’s also like one of those long-winded, legally required safety notices that drone on and on stating the obvious. “This machinery could be dangerous if you operate it while under the influence of alcohol, sedatives, hallucinogenics, during a storm, orgasm, while plugged into an illegal power source.” Saturn as inner voice is forever scanning for shit that could go wrong.
Once edited and set to not ping-off every time you feel vaguely cool or excited about anything, this works a treat. There is an aspect of Saturn: Gaia’s rep, in charge of harvests and innate natural rhythms. If you’re overly conscious of Saturnine restrictions, limits, or delays, imagine scenarios where you like things paced and appreciate those more, perhaps with a ritual.
Don’t confuse conformity with maturity or temporary means and your desired ends. The mythological Saturn was a dud dad who ate his children (long story) and was overthrown by big-orb Jupiter. In old Babylon, Ishtar/Inanna – our Venus- was the primary deity – Saturn did her bidding. As Jupiter and Saturn align for the next eight days, look to the rusted-on-so-long-you-forgot-what-they-are-for settings. Unseat your inner faux ruler. Reset your psychic center of gravity.
Saturn in Capricorn Debriefing – Complete With Countdown To Saturn In Aquarius
Saturn Transit Tips – To get you through the day, night, frenzied multitasking, Yule, whatever.
Saturn Trying To Be Mercury
*Shout out to people with Mercury-Pluto squares and squares to their Ascendant: Goethe had Mercury in Leo square his Scorpio Ascendant/Pluto + Uranus in Aquarius opposite/square both.
Image: Ian Emes