Do Saturn Transits mean you lose money? Or your credit rating? Saturn through Libra, Scorpio, and Sag touched ALL of my natal planets. Yeah. That was interesting. And during that time, there was a litany of changes to my mindset, expectations, career, and income. Now on the other side of that, I can see how my approach to money has gotten me in trouble. I have more debt than I’d like to admit and for a few months now, I have felt like it’s becoming unmanageable. (I took a significant pay cut when I changed jobs 2 years ago.) I’m happier/healthier/ more balanced now that I’m not working like a loon for 60+ hours a week.
I also managed to land a great relationship, which is looking super promising. Job change was a good thing. So looking at the long term, it’ll take me more years than I’ve been alive to pay everything off with minimum payments. Yikes, I know. While I recognize that some of it is unavoidable, I can also see how my frivolous spending has brought me here.
I was recently offered a clean slate of sorts – close the cards, consolidate to one payment, at a significantly lower interest rate and be done with all of it in 4 years. Plus, I can choose to pay off early with no penalty. That’s definitely something that I would work towards. The catch, it seems, is that there will be a period of time when my fairly decent credit score (700’s) will take a dip.
So my question is – Does Saturn ask you to take a hit of sorts, to make the change he’s inspiring? Does the short term need to take a backseat to the long term plan? I think I’m on the right track here. But of course, your opinion would be most appreciated. … because you’re the best!
… Almost Saturn Savvy Scorpio Sun!
Dear Almost Saturn Savvy Scorpio Sun,
YES. Saturn Transits and money are in lockstep. In fact, probably the definition of Saturn IS that you are asked to sacrifice short-term gains for long-term satisfaction or security. Any form of a regime that involves such – cost-cutting/kilojoule cutting/shunning a substance altogether is essentially Saturnine. But you sound like you’ve learned your Saturn lesson and are now setting up healthy financial boundaries.
It’s not going to look ‘cool’ from the outside or provide a quick dopamine hit. But look at all you’re reporting back post-Saturn: “happier, healthier, more balanced”…
You spent tomorrow’s money yesterday. Now you’re time-traveling back or in a financial sense, stalled in time until you pay this back. Saturn IS the Time God. Obviously, I am not your appointed financial advisor but from the information presented here, this is sensible. Why? Because unless you Ponzi up into a crazy scheme or two to try and score fast money (hello, Saturn is in Capricorn, so no) you clearly can’t dirge along forever with this.
And, I am not sure what ramifications the credit score being lowered would have but it doesn’t sound like you want to charge back into debt anytime soon, right?
This sounds like a brilliant Saturn in Capricorn plan and, if you like this sort of thing, why not create a graph or something you can measure your progress with?
What does everyone else think?
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