First published on December 3, 2014,
here it is again.
~Samsara literally means “wandering-on.” Many people think of it as the Buddhist name for the place where we currently live. But in the early Buddhist texts, it’s the answer, not to the question, “Where are we?” but to the question, “What are we doing?” Instead of a place, it’s a process: the tendency to keep creating worlds and then moving into them. As one world falls apart, you create another one and go there. At the same time, you bump into other people who are creating their own worlds, too.
The process can sometimes be enjoyable. In fact, it would be perfectly innocuous if it didn’t entail so much suffering. The worlds we create keep caving in and killing us. Moving into a new world requires effort: not only the pains and risks of taking birth, but also the hard knocks – mental and physical – that come from going through childhood into adulthood, over and over again. — Geoffrey DeGraff ~
After this, after this metamorphosis, we are headed in to an easier time.
I shouldn’t say that, because someone’s mother will die.
Someone’s best friend will be hit by a bus in a traffic accident no more remarkable than any other. A man will be shot for nothing he said or did. A sister will get breast cancer, and a father will lose a job he is in no position to lose.
Since I originally wrote this piece on Saturn/Neptune our easier time has come and gone!
Imagine that! Done already. It’s now the tail end of 2016,
our Saturn/Neptune square has peaked, and this post brings out themes as relevant as ever.
At this moment full of high and heightened possibility,
we are embarking on voyage to a crisis point, actually, more than one.
It’s not wrong to think that extreme solutions are needed for extreme success.
Nor is it wrong to take the opposite approach, a small change,
enacted permanently for good makes a revolution.
In this life there is only one certainty.
Take hold, and embrace it with both hands.
I’ve been avoiding writing about Saturn in Sagittarius, because, you know, SATURN.
What will Saturn say no to this time?
Or what will he emphasize?
Where will the notion show up that ~here~ is where we care too much?
For every boat, an anchor.
This time Saturn in Sagittarius develops contextually with Neptune in Pisces,
They share a ruler, and a Square. Over the next 2 and a half years
Jupiter, working in this way with Saturn, enacts First as a Lion,
then as an as a Servant to a Principal or an Ideal; from a thought to physical manifestation that takes us a year and a half in already.
It goes Sun, then Mercury, Venus and lastly Mars as delivery boys for our openings and opportunities.
Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio
It’s December 26th, 2017 when Saturn comes home to Capricorn.
As we begin it Jupiter/Saturn/Neptune/Uranus are the players…
Making dreams of the future real?
Learning the cost of innovation?
The responsibility of JOY
The Loneliness of Freedom
The Weight of Morality
The penalty for Justice
The Meaning of Death!
Rigid Faith ?
The work it takes to structure or understand our Beliefs?
Work for your future?
Building it, as one would build a house?
Structuring your Sport or Religion?
A Religion that supports your Art
Art or Sport as a Religion?
An Open and Strong Mind
Depth of Training
Depth of Study
New Religious Law that supports or undermines our Goals?
Laws Against Religion
Fear of Faith
Fear of foreigners
A closed and confused mind
you know what?! ETHICS.
Going off the Grid…it’s all here.
Waiting for for help that never comes.
Refusal to think things through.
Invisible strength of the military
Colleges and Libraries close?
Or they transform?
Travel for Work?
Saying NO to traveling for work?
Is it refusing to help, or helping that becomes popular?
Bending the Rules?
Flaws in the BIG PICTURE
With Saturn’s square to Neptune,
a big part of this is letting go of preconceived ideas about what the structure is supposed to be, in order to establish
A New (uranus) Reality (saturn)
When we think about Saturn,
remember that the word Fear trades places with the word Wisdom
& HOPEFULLY vise versa!
The space between one and the other?
Experience and self-control.
Think about boundaries and discipline,
which permits and denies all things,
bones and teeth.
Saturn square Neptune trine Uranus:
The things that dissolve now will be many, as if to wash away our old concepts of what is possible, as if to remove our footing, and make way for the unexpected, for the future..
neither good nor bad, but NEW.
Saturn is a patient teacher, even in Sagittarius.
With Saturn Squaring all the mutable signs:
Gemini, Sag. Virgo, Pisces, do we look for our butterflies to be pinned to their mounts?
I don’t think so, not this time, With double Jupiter involved (pisces/sagittarius)
There is growth, mastery of knowledge, perspective…
It becomes time to transform something blurry and ethereal into a solid opportunity
Someone gets schooled!
Proof is the hallmark of any Saturn transit,
with Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune, do we look for Proof of Faith?
Something New To Believe In?
and this is the core of our Jupiter/Saturn exchange:
Can you you learn to grow Slow?
But first, a shock and a vaseline lens to help you loose your way.
The Serenity Prayer, truly never out of style.