“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
This month, Saturn, its rings and its moons will be the most visible of the year so it seems a good time to discuss this heavy planet’s meaning in our lives. Saturn is about the shouldering of responsibility, consciously and willingly for ourselves as well as on behalf of humanity. It involves hard work and a steady trudging up the mountainside. Because it rules long-term karma and initiation it can be about suffering and feeling the heavy burden of past lives. But this month, Saturn is retrograde, the most spiritual expression of any planet. As it seems to move backward, the burdens lighten, suffering lessens and the acute side of chronicity shifts to pleasant surprises, like a rainfall in the desert. We can take a deep breath and enjoy the view from our uphill climb.
Saturn was in its own sign of Capricorn in January of 2020 and all through last year. When a planet is in its own sign, it’s stronger. Saturn is now in the sign of Aquarius, the sign of humanity and the sign of the Age into which we are transitioning. We will remain in this sign until March of 2023. The past year and a half have been about testing us all, literally forcing us to come up with phrases like, “We’re in this together!” Perhaps next time we can consciously and willingly choose to shoulder our burdens, refuse to shift them elsewhere and take responsibility for our fellow humans and our Mother planet without needing the 2X4 of a Saturn alongside the head.
Everyone: Both Saturn and Jupiter are the closest to Earth they get all year. August 2 for Saturn and August 19th for Jupiter. Dust off the telescopes.
MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: Thoughts of love shift to thoughts of hard work this month.
Direction: One does not have to preclude the other.
Soul Thought: Do they?
JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: The thought of turning love into marriage may occur.
Direction: Are you up to the challenge?
Soul Thought: Define marriage. Define love.
NOV 20 – DEC 21
Dynamic: It’s that well-known shift from thought-form to diving in.
Direction: From the greatest heights to the greatest depths can feel like a plunge.
Soul Thought: The leap of faith.
APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: Resources are strong this month.
Direction: Build up the energy during the first half, then direct it during the second half of the month.
Soul Thought: Metal forged in fire.
AUGUST 22 – SEPT 21
Dynamic: The Sun reigns supreme the first half of the month, but then it’s your turn.
Direction: To shine!
Soul Thought: The New Moon is a period for seeding for the month to come. Therefore, it’s your turn every month.
DEC 21 – JAN 20
Dynamic: That on-again, off-again problem just hovers this month.
Direction: Take advantage!
Soul Thought: The light between the cracks.
MAY 20 – JUNE 20
Dynamic: You may be trying to hold onto something that’s trying to break in two.
Direction: Maybe two is better?
Soul Thought: When two become one?
SEPT 21 – OCT 21
Dynamic: You are still challenging old Father Time.
Direction: Go for it!
Soul Thought: What is time in many lives lived?
JAN 20 – FEB 20
Dynamic: You may have difficulty in your group.
Direction: It’s okay to row your own boat sometimes.
Soul Thought: Time to build strength and stamina to have more to offer when back with a group.
JUNE 20 – July 22
Dynamic: Clarity is still paramount and challenges non-existent.
Direction: Take the opportunity to shift.
Soul Thought: “For now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face.” Corinthians 1 13:12
OCT 21 – NOV 20
Dynamic: Even though you feel a bit isolated, the idea of partnership beckons.
Direction: An idea that could manifest.
Soul Thought: When far-out becomes tangible.
FEB 20 – MARCH 21
Dynamic: A good month for accomplishing what you set out to do.
Direction: Unless you get cold feet . . .
Soul Thought: What is the secret of success?