Deep in the shady sadness of a vale Far sunken from the healthy breath of morn, Far from the fiery noon and eve’s one star, Sat gray-haired Saturn, quiet as a stone, Still as the silence round about his lair. ~~John Keats
Saturn is the ORIGINAL SUN! Let that sink in.
The Sun and Saturn are two very different celestial objects. Yet the Babylonians appeared to ‘confuse’ the two… or was it just the translators of the Babylonian texts?
Thompson in his introduction to his collection of astrological reports has noticed that the planet Saturn was also designated as Šamaš, i.e. “sun” by the Babylonian-Assyrian astrologers and he quotes the statement of Hyginus to the effect that Saturn was called “the star of the sun”. ~~Sun and Saturn | Catastrophism
Let us begin with the premise that SATURN imbibes the SOLAR ENERGY and many Ancients mistook him for the Sun. Why did this happen? Was it a mistake?
Of the Babylonian star-worshippers the chronicler Diodorus writes: “To the one we call Saturn they give a special name, ‘Sun-Star.'”
Therefore we can say that Saturn is the ANCIENT SUN so the Greeks called him “Helios”. The Romans called him “Sol”. The Egyptians worshiped the luminary Atum or Ra, just as the Sumerians honored Utu and the Babylonians the god Shamash. SATURN has been revered as the “Universal Monarch,” the “father” of civilization and the celestial prototype of kings by Astronomers/astrologers and academics/researchers.
That my love is the power of Saturn and CAPRICORN is about the most CONCRETE MANIFESTATION of the spiritual. The densest vibe in the astro and the CAPRICORNIAN KEYWORDS are~ I USE! Keep in mind that I USE should not become I USE AND ABUSE. That is the soul lesson of Capricorn.
What makes this energy super special and different from any other transit? SATURN is both the ESOTERIC and the EXOTERIC ruler of CAPRICORN.
There has been much maturation wherever Sag falls for us in our charts as methodical and practical SATURN, also known and feared as the TASKMASTER is now ready to exit this sign and make the earthy sign of CAPRICORN his home for the next 3 years or so.
If Saturn could Tweet, here is what it would say: Every action, wise or foolish, has consequences. Now do whatever you want. ~~Steven Forrest
This made me laugh out loud. So very cute of the respected Capricornian astrologer, whose work I love; Forrest himself is an emblem of Saturn, a benevolent and wise version. Oh and he has a lot going on in this sign too. Saturn is the archetype of the SENIOR/ELDERLY and during this transit, let us listen to what they have to say.
And Steven says that this transit will make us do things we do not usually do, like dental visits. My teeth has been so freaking sensitive these last few days as Saturn is about to enter its own sign, that I should be doing the dentist thing first thing tomorrow, but… Will Saturn in Cap make me do it? Will let you know.
Saturn is representative of the Law of Economy on all levels of the personality. It is not an agent of deprivation, as much as it is a testing ground to prove a person’s level of maturity and responsibility in dealing with what he has learned or achieved.~~ EA
Another SATURN SYMBOL is CROWLEY and the SATURN IN CAP message is echoed in the fundamental principle underlying Thelema, known as the “law of Thelema”, is “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will.” Saturn wants you to love the 3D world and work in it with compassion and discipline and if you manage to tap into this vibe, you are free to do what you will, because you what you will then, will never harm the world and its denizens.
The gorgeous rings around SATURN are symbolic of KARMA, although some say, including a NASA Scientist that ETS live hidden within the rings of SATURN. There are motherships there!
Saturn’s esoteric meaning is “Saw Turn”, “Serpent/Snake Turning” thus depictions of Saturn holding the Oroborus or turning the Celestial Wheel of Time. The Wheel of time or wheel of history (also known as Kalachakra) is a concept found in several religious traditions and philosophies, notably religions of Indian origin such as Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, which regard time as cyclical and consisting of repeating ages. ~~WIKI
SATURN will initiate you into the mysteries of KALACHAKRA TANTRA, are you ready? This most awesome tradition which speaks of TIME or KALA and CYCLES or CHAKRA. It teaches the cycles of long and short duration, like the cycles of the planets to the human breath cycle and everything in between and how it is connected in the quantum field and how we can work with these subtle energies to find Nirvana. Breath work and Bodywork can be immeasurably productive and insightful! You can cross all the SATURNIAN HURDLES if you are aware.
The Tau or Tav means “cross,” and is the final letter of the Hebrew alphabet; it corresponds astrologically with the planet Saturn and the concept of finality/KARMA and time. It is numbered 300 in the Greek and 400 in the Hebrew numerical alphabet.
”It is as we join with others, in a way that only Tau can, in shared engagement to the Greater Good, that we find ourselves able to fully realise our true potential. And that is the final source of our hopes and inspirations.” – Aun’el T’au Tam’ya, Ethereal Caste
BTW, as SATURN is readying for this change, the emails and texts are becoming more frequent as it is felt strongly by the collective. Saturn is karma and time, the law of causation, so it is a huge deal whenever Saturn changes signs. It is a thick, dense, cold vibe, but you can channel Saturn’s energies to boost your karmic spiral. Saturn rules GRAVITY too, FYI! Saturn will slow you down and STOP you in your tracks sometimes, so watch for the breaks and press them when needed.
The last time SATURN was in CAPRICORN was Nov 12, 1988 and before that in Jan 5, 1959! And this time it is happening just a day before the Solstice.
A little bit of googling got me to a very interesting event on the Feb 20 when Peter Kalikow purchases NY Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million. There were other noteworthy snippets, like Margaret Thatcher becoming the longest serving PM of the century and the USSR doing nuclear tests in Kazakh and of course stories of Right Wing Guerrilla attack on Mozambique’s western border, but I decided to pay attention to the sale of NY POST.
Why? Because it brought about the TABLOID JOURNALISM we are so used to today. Let me mention that although MURDOCH sold the NY POST in 88, he regained control in 1993. Therefore, the public has grown accustomed to this type of yellow journalism. In fact the last thirty years cemented the problems with paparazzi, leading to even deaths of famous personalities like Lady Diana.
The Post has been criticized since the beginning of Murdoch’s ownership for sensationalism, blatant advocacy, and conservative bias. In 1980, the Columbia Journalism Review stated “New York Post is no longer merely a journalistic problem. It is a social problem – a force for evil.” ~~WIKIPEDIA
On November 8, 2000, Post printed “BUSH WINS!” in a huge headline, although the presidential election remained in doubt because of the recount issues in Florida and this happened two years into SATURN’S foray through this sign, so be mindful as to what you hear now and do not believe everything.
Look how this links up with our story…In 2017, the New York Post was reported to be the preferred newspaper of U.S. President Donald Trump who maintains frequent contact with its owner, Rupert Murdoch.~~WIKI
See with SATURN in CAP, we can expect all repressed, hidden, exposed and vulnerable issues with the FATHER and father figures to escalate. This means that we may have a tendency to display our repressed feelings and transfer them onto a father figure. For some it maybe TRUMP, for some it maybe MODI.
But the question here is, are we addressing the TRUMP inside of us. The shadow within! Because whatever plays out so prominently in the collective is just manifestations of our own psyche. Lay off the anger and the fear for now. Work through your FATHER issues. I do teach FATHER FORGIVENESS AND HEALING MEDITATION MODULES, so contact me for that.
Ir would be interesting to see the development of media with this transit and URANUS in TAURUS, CHIRON in ARIES, (NEPTUNE is in Pisces and will be here for 7 more years) all coming up, will add to the changing face of media houses and media conglomerates. It will also highlight alternative INDIVIDUAL IP (intellectual property) because a lot of people will be speaking out and conventional media will not be able to keep the stories hidden from the public.
JUPITER in SCORPIO is making sure that a lot of Scorpio related secrets come out now in the open and if we use the SATURNIAN energy in CAPRICORN, we can finally give shape to the ideas and movements that can change humanity for good. Both SATURN and JUPITER are not going to let anything remain hidden. The interactions of these two and the final meeting in 2020 is going to be HUGE! The last time this happened in this sign, the congregation of all planets in the same degree happened in 1284, according to the Leo King. And he thinks we are entering some type of DARK AGES. Darkness and light are both cyclical and that is what SATURN wants us to learn, the perfect balance to keep our karmic sheets neat and clean.
The cosmos is a vast living body, of which we are still parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great nerve center from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us, or Venus? But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time. ~~D. H. Lawrence
CAPRICORN is structure, rules, rigidity and hard work and when SATURN, the very ruler of this earth/male sign returns to this spot in the sky, then you can expect things to get hard, things to come under heavy scrutiny. If you feel depressed and out-of-balance, then this might be a good time to bring in some Saturnian influences in your life, like consulting with elders and seniors, working on creating solid foundations and the like. The FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL, in 89 happened during the last transit, so there is potential to break away from redundant structures too.
The three symbols of CAPRICORN are – the MOUNTAIN GOAT, the SEA GOAT and the UNICORN and this sign represents both the best and the worst of humanity. Depends on what you are drawing from this energy.
P-O-W-E-R will be a huge factor in our lives. Think of the Nietzscheian WILL TO POWER which describes what Nietzsche may have believed to be the main driving force in humans – achievement, ambition, and the striving to reach the highest possible position in life.
In 1883 Nietzsche coined the phrase “Wille zur Macht” in Thus Spoke Zarathustra. The concept, at this point, was no longer limited to only those intellectual beings that can actually experience the feeling of power; it now applied to all life. The phrase Wille zur Macht first appears in part 1, “1001 Goals” (1883), then in part 2, in two sections, “Self-Overcoming” and “Redemption” (later in 1883). “Self-Overcoming” describes it in most detail, saying it is an “unexhausted procreative will of life”. There is will to power where there is life and even the strongest living things will risk their lives for more power. This suggests that the will to power is stronger than the will to survive. ~~WIKI
SATURN in CAPRICORN can define what WILL TO POWER means in your life. What are you motivated to execute? How can you find self discipline? How can you work through the sufferings of 3D structure to assimilate and integrate the soul lessons of Saturn? Basically DO NOT MESS WITH POWER. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts ABSOLUTELY! Remember this.
Power by itself is not good or evil. It just means you have leverage. But how do you use that leverage? How do you work with the gain or loss of power? Saturn will be asking you these questions. And Saturn will also bring back POWER where you have lost it. Just watch for where the sign of CAPRICORN falls in your natal chart. For me it is the 5th house from the Ascendant, so creativity, children, fun and play, romance, all this will find restriction and within that confinement it will find structure and flourish if I use this wisely.
SATURN also known as the GRIM REAPER has been in both medieval and contemporary astrology associated with FAILURE. Expect to face the concept and context of failures in your life.
Crypto-Currencies and NET NEUTRALITY will be objects of concern. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will definitely win big time when Uranus ingresses into Taurus. Let us hope that we the collective can retain our normal internet.
Before the law sits a gatekeeper. To this gatekeeper comes a man from the country who asks to gain entry into the law. But the gatekeeper says that he cannot grant him entry at the moment. The man thinks about it and then asks if he will be allowed to come in later on. “It is possible,” says the gatekeeper, “but not now.” ~~FRANZ KAFKA
This Kafkaesque reality where we wait arduously in front of a metaphoric door can leave us haunted, CLAUSTROPHOBIC, FEELING LOCKED AND BLOCKED in sequential, linear timeloops because we want to enter the gate badly. But SATURN, as the GATEKEEPER refuses this entry. But maybe, it is not our door to enter! Thought of that? Or maybe all SATURN wants from us is a bit of bravery. More on that later…
HPB tells us of one point in ancient human history, back in old Atlantis, the Door was opened for humans to enter into the 5th Kingdom of Souls, to the realm of the Adepts, into SHAMBALLA, into GYANGANJ. Was it one such door that some of us refused to enter. We did not learn the lessons then did we?
In the TAROT, CAPRICORN is signified by the tarot card THE DEVIL, which speaks of material enslavement if we are not careful. However, in the DRUID DECK, there is no DEVIL CARD, it is called Cernunnos, a Celtic god of fertility, life, animals, wealth, and the underworld. Cernunnos is like PAN, the GREEK GOD of fertility. PAN used to seduce nymphs playing them divine music from his flutes. Saturn’s transit though this sign will definitely bring out sexual energies which can be balanced with sacred sexuality and music.
Pan was a composite creature, the upper part–with the exception of his horns–being human, and the lower part in the form of a goat. (…)The pipes of Pan signify the natural harmony of the spheres, and the god himself is a symbol of Saturn because this planet is enthroned in Capricorn, whose emblem is a goat.” ~~Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of all Ages
CAPRICORN is an earth sign and in the myths of yore, Saturn, Mars, and Ceres were the leading Roman agricultural gods. SATURN [sat’urn] was identified with Cronus, a SOLAR DEITY and his consort, Ops, was identified with Rhea. Interestingly, SHANI or SATURN in VEDIC astrology is the son of the SUN! In the honour of Cronos, there was a festival, the Consualia, where the rape of the Sabine women took place.
The Rape occurred in the early history of Rome, shortly after its founding by Romulus and his mostly male followers. Seeking wives in order to establish families, the Romans negotiated unsuccessfully with the Sabines, who populated the surrounding area. The Sabine’s feared the emergence of a rival society and refused to allow their women to marry the Romans. Consequently, the Romans planned to abduct Sabine women during a festival of Neptune Equester. They planned and announced a marvelous festival to attract people from all nearby towns. At the festival, Romulus gave a signal, at which the Romans grabbed the Sabine women and fought off the Sabine men. The indignant abductees were soon implored by Romulus to accept Roman husbands.~~WIKI
If the sexual energy of CAPRICORN is not given a SACRED SHAME-FREE ZONE to explore and experience, then we may see such rapes being carried out. Ultimately rape is not about sex, it is about POWER and SATURN in CAP is all about power which can be used for both good or bad.
Saturn was said to have ruled over a Golden Age in the early history of humankind which is called SATYA YUGA in Hindu myth. SATYA YUGA as described in the Mahabharata, the Hindu epic: “there were no poor and no rich; there was no need to labour, because all that men required was obtained by the power of will; the chief virtue was the abandonment of all worldly desires.” SHANI/SATURN ruled over these times.
Saturn’s festival, the Saturnalia, was a midwinter celebration, perhaps originally connected with the sowing of grain. It is a good time to seed and grow food. Why not think of making an edible garden in your front lawn, if you are lucky enough to have one. Why not eat vegetables we grow ourselves? Saturn will like that.
Prometheus, the Titans, led to the end of the Golden Age/satya yuga and brought in the TRETA YUGA by gifting humans with the gift of fire which is eternal knowledge and higher aspirations, likened to the phenomenon is the process of self-actualization that Jung called individuation and ended SATURN’S rule on earth! Symbolic!
Carl Jung and his work with the SHADOW definitely brought the ARCHETYPE of SATURN to the collective mind and contemporary thought.
Dane Rudhyar was the first to apply Jung’s idea of synchronicity – the mysterious relationship between apparent “causes” and “effects” – to the workings of planetary cycles, leading astrology out of the stilted old assumptions of mechanistic materialism. He incorporated into astrology insights from depth psychology, downplaying the planets’ literal associations. Saturn’s literal associations – e.g. punishment, hardship and death – have through the ages been more limiting than any other planet’s: not only because Saturn governs the concept of limits, but because we have held onto its literalisms in a more limited way. ~~Motherskyastrology
SATURN in CAP will make us suffer. It will sucker punch us into awareness. It will rip off the blindfold to show us the mess we have created…suffering, suffering, suffering everywhere, but not a drop of peace. Is that how you feel? My love, suffering is a part of the human experience, therefore UNAVOIDABLE in case you missed the whole point.
A mother suffers so much while giving birth, ask me, I suffered for 19 hours before labour, so I know what it feels like. Giving birth is pain, but when you are in the moment and the contractions come, you embrace them and do whatever to assist in the birth. Why not use SATURN in CAPRICORN as the ultimate birthing of a NEW, MORE EVOLVED YOU?
Cronos eating his children symbolises CYCLES of birth and death and SATURN is the law-keeper of these cycles, he is the lord of EFFORT and eventual MASTERY.
I leave you with an excerpt from Kafka. Read it carefully, for presented as the Gatekeeper is the ARCHETYPE of SATURN!
Finally his eyesight grows weak, and he does not know whether things are really darker around him or whether his eyes are merely deceiving him. But he recognizes now in the darkness an illumination which breaks inextinguishably out of the gateway to the law. Now he no longer has much time to live. Before his death he gathers in his head all his experiences of the entire time up into one question which he has not yet put to the gatekeeper. He waves to him, since he can no longer lift up his stiffening body. The gatekeeper has to bend way down to him, for the great difference has changed things to the disadvantage of the man. “What do you still want to know, then?” asks the gatekeeper. “You are insatiable.” “Everyone strives after the law,” says the man, “so how is that in these many years no one except me has requested entry?” The gatekeeper sees that the man is already dying and, in order to reach his diminishing sense of hearing, he shouts at him, “Here no one else can gain entry, since this entrance was assigned only to you. I’m going now to close it. ~~The Gatekeeper, FRANZ KAFKA
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