Ready, set….go, Saturn, go! What a relief for everyone with Libra Rising or Moon Signs, at long last.
Saturn is our slowest moving planet and only changes signs approximately every 2.5 years. On November 2, 2014 it enters the fixed water sign of SCORPIO. Before you freak out, Scorpios, I want to point something out. I actually feel that this will be an improvement for you as well, to get Saturn out of your 12th house of Loss and Expenditure. Sure, Saturn will require that you focus, work hard and keep a structured schedule for the next couple of years, but it owns your 3rd and 4th houses. That means it can bring you more courage, vitality and energy, in a Saturn sort of way, and also bring you “friends and supporters.” It will be an interesting time in which you may feel more philosophical and more inward detachment from the problems of this mundane world.
Those with Scorpio Moon signs will be entering the middle part of their Sadhe Sati. Those with Sagittarius Moon signs, will be just beginning their 7.5 years of this cycle in which malefic Saturn transits the sign just before their Moon, then right on their Moon, and finally in the 2nd house to their Moon. Those with Virgo Moon signs will be fully out of Sadhe Sati on November 2nd!
I urge you to google Sadhe Sati and read more in depth about its impact on an individual’s life. While it certainly can bring obstacles, delays, grief, depression, separation and the like, if one decides to work WITH Saturn and learn the inherent lessons this period offers, it doesn’t have to be all bad. It certainly does not mean that there will be no successes or happiness at all during this period. Saturn in such a transit allows us to “recondition our attitude,” to a big degree. If we choose to have an attitude of service to others, and to our duty to job, home, family, etc. , then life will go more smoothly. If anyone has been trying to hang onto selfish, lazy, arrogant, egotistical, or unkind attitudes, you can either kiss that approach to life goodbye, or prepare for some hard, spiritual lessons that Saturn will be happy to deliver! Saturn is pretty obliging that way.
I find it interesting to watch the pellmell pace at which our western society seems driven to obtain name and fame, wealth and status, power and position, as though this journey is all about some materialistic competition. I guess when the Ego is in charge, that is what it becomes. All bona fide spiritual traditions, however, hammer home to us the need to evolve spiritually, to be the best people we possibly can be in this lifetime and to “do unto others, as we’d have them do unto us.” We could have Heaven on Earth if those in power in every country would just kindly remember what we really came here to accomplish, eh? Well, something to dream about, as Saturn shifts its weight and brings these changes, ready or not. At least you cannot say that I didn’t warn you! There’s a lovely quote from Shari Alyse: “You can never lose your way, for your Light will always guide you back home.” I feel that’s true, but we can go the easy way, or the hard way. That is up to our free will choices.
Please remember that to fully understand your Vedic Birth Chart, it’s as simple as taking all planets and the degree of your rising sign from your western astrology chart back by approximately 23 degrees. That is a simple rule of thumb to go by. You can read about the difference between western and Vedic Astrology in one of my website articles by the same name at: http://www.vedicstarcharts.com
Currently, Venus has been very combust the Sun (traveling too close to the fiery orb, i.e. a “crispy critter” which affects all its significations) for the past several days. Yesterday, I experienced that condition as being quite similar to Mercury Retrograde! (which ended on Oct. 25). VENUS will go non-combust on December 4th, and that will be a nice relief, especially for the Libra and Taurus Rising and Moon sign folks, whose charts it rules. Combustion of a planet makes it more “angry” and ready to snap, than is normally the case.
November 4 – Mercury moves into Libra. This is a positive transit for our Libra friends, bringing smoother communications, attracting support of Nature and spiritual guidance now.
November 11 – VENUS enters Scorpio, bringing blessings to this fixed water sign. You will now attract partners and business, plus be feeling more attractive and creative. Enjoy!
November 13 – Mercury goes combust until the evening of January 1, 2015. This can put a damper on communications in general and especially for the Virgo and Gemini Rising and Moon signs. This cycle in which a planet travels too close to the Sun makes it feel grouchy, angry, more reactive than normal. Combustion occurs more frequently for Mercury than any other planet, because it habitually travels closer to the Sun. Nonetheless, you may feel the effects of just being more sensitive or reactive to things you normally would let pass. Employ meditation practice to maintain your equilibrium and peace of mind during these cycles. Mercury rules the skin and nerves, so being combust the Sun may cause imbalances in either of these areas now. At least we are done with all the Retrograde periods of Mercury for this year!
November 16th – the Sun enters Scorpio, ending its one month stay in its sign of debilitation, Libra. Those ruled by the Sun, Leo Rising and Moon sign people, should feel better energy now. Scorpios will enjoy the POWER which the Sun supplies, both from its own characteristics and the fact that it rules your 10th house of power, name and fame. Thus it brings those qualities to you, as it crosses your first house of self and body. The Sun will remain in this sign until December 15th.
November 24 – Mercury enters Scorpio, joining the Sun, Saturn and Venus there for a nice “planetary pile up” – lots of energy condensing for you Scorpio Ascendants and Moon sign people to harness and make work for you in productive ways. It can be a very powerful time, if you don’t let Saturn’s tendency for obstacles slow you down.
November 27 – Mars enters Capricorn, its sign of exaltation. This is great for both signs ruled by Mars, Scorpios and Aries Ascendents and Moon signs. It also brings much energy to earthly Capricorns, increasing your opportunity to benefit from real estate endeavors now.
To understand how these planetary shifts affect your own life, please call me to book a reading!
All the best, from the Sunshine Corner, here in Sedona, AZ. Tel. No. 928-284-4060.Thank you for your referrals. I offer many services such as: natal chart readings, yearly updates, couples compatibility or astrocartography (location) readings. If you would like to book an appointment for yourself, or as a gift for a family member or dear one, please call me, and we can schedule a 90 minutes, taped session. Thank you, Mary Stevenson, Vedic Astrologer, firstname.lastname@example.org