Saturn in Capricorn: Mind Over Matter

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Saturn will enter the sign Capricorn on December 20, 2017 and stay there until December 2020!  A three year transit is a long time and it’s going to present many opportunities to help us manifest a whole new world full of luxury, abundance, and light!  But, we will need to WORK for it more than ever.

In astrology, Saturn is a planet which rewards HARD WORK!  So we will need to work through the challenges of this phenomena in order to reap the merits!

The general theme of this window of power is “Mind Over Matter” which means, “the use of willpower to overcome physical problems.”  Take the old quote, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”  Funny enough, age is ruled by Saturn, and this witticism couldn’t be more true.

We will overcome agisim, we will overcome sensations of feeling old or outdated, or too young and unable.  We will learn from the past and forget regrets.  We will put mind over matter.

Matter is anything we give our power away to.  It could be status symbols, thoughts, words, and especially our fears.  For the next 3 years, we are coming to terms with what is real, and disregarding illusion.

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We will be presented with opportunities to overcome our darkest moments so that we can find the light within.  Saturn wants to marshal in a new world.

This of course sounds great, but how does it work? How is it relevant?

Our ability to bring our mind over matter will occur in three stages over these three years.  If we want to outgrow our past, we need to tackle each of these phases honestly!

Phase One: Find Harmony in Change.

December 20, 2017 - December 20, 2018

The beginning of the first year of this transit has a huge emphasis on change and regeneration.  There will be a lot of change in how power is used and dealt with in our world.  This is not a prediction, it’s a manifestation of the energies and we will see this in our world, personal and global.  There are a billion ways this can be expressed, so keep a look out.

A big change that will come is in regards to boundaries, as the planet Saturn rules boundaries and walls.  We could see more boundaries built, personal and global, which will help us establish rulership and thereby rules and laws.  We need to all remember Robert Frost’s words, “good fences make good neighbors.”

Without boundaries, it’s very unclear where I end and you begin and we can get sucked into codependency.  With boundaries, we have a chance to understand the spiritual concept of interdependence, how we are all connected without making any extra effort or show of it.

Our world is going to be faced with a blow to our illusions about our “oneness” with each other.  It will become obvious that we are not as connected as we project.  But, with honest review, we will be able to do something about it.  The first step we can take is to put our best foot forward in trying to grasp what interdependence is and what it is not.  Don’t worry, we have three years to figure it out!

Check out this past timeline of previous Saturn in Capricorn transits:

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Both of these previous cycles, showed a huge theme of boundaries.  We will see a lot of changes with boundaries, and it may even be earth shaking.

As soon as the transit begins, we will see an increase of changes implemented by authorities, but these changes will invite promotion and aide.  There will be risks, but without risk there can’t be change.

For ourselves we need to consider that every area, where we have authority in the microcosm of our personal world, will also be affected by our changes.  We will clearly see how these changes will affect us as well as those who depend on us. We will see changes in those we are responsible for that will bring assistance, promotion and of course risks.  With freedom comes risk, and self-responsibility.

So our consciousness during this first year is to find harmony in the changes, because they will manifest, and quickly.  We need to understand that these energies have been building up for a while, and with Saturn nothing comes out of the blue.

Phase Two: Financial gain and friendship.

December 21, 2018 - December 19, 2019

Now that we have established our boundaries, we know who we are and what we are responsible for and what not.  We cannot feel responsible for everything, that would be a sign of grandiosity and a guaranteed recipe for failure.  Knowing where we stand always bestows clarity, and with clarity we can make our next move.

What’s more is that we can bring our best self to the table.  In this second phase, we will see immense cooperation in our world.  Just think of it, building upon the concept of interdependence, we are able to truly help our friends.  During this time, we become the experts in our area, and are able to bring our expertise to other parts of the world.  Literally and figuratively.

Codependency leads to friendships marinated in resentment, and without this contaminant, we are able to come together, accomplish tasks and build a future on the foundation of cooperation and unity.

At this point, if we haven't understood that unity is not a concept but something that comes about through boundaries, we will try to force teamwork on a faulty foundation.  This can be rectified by playing catch-up.  Remember, Saturn wants us to work so that we can reap the rewards.

Phase Three: Connecting to your New Power.

December 20, 2019 - December 16, 2020

A huge lesson we want to learn in this phase is regarding manifestation and the process of creating the material, which is a spiritual process.

Just like every phase in this 3 year transit, we begin this final phase on the winter solstice, when the light begins to return to the world. Now we too are increasing our power.

Building and finalizing upon the past two years, we will graduate this transit of our life by understanding that spirituality is not invisible, in fact, we are to learn that spirituality is within the material.  In reality, it is incomplete without the material.  It is only invisible if we do not accept it as a truth.  This is a window of time in which we become grounded, and come down to earth to be in awe of the spiritual within the material.  This includes money or currency, and energy or current.

Spirituality is not something we find outside of the material.  The sooner we understand this, the quicker we will be rewarded with more of the material we so desire, as it comes from the endless.

Synthesis of this truth will allow us to connect to our power and eliminate outer pressures and authorities of time, money, space, and energy.  We face a major promotion here if we can manage to get out of the obsession with the material being the end all say all.  We will need to overcome skepticism, suspiciousness, and pessimism, as well as self-importance and undisciplined thinking.

In this final stage, we have the seed of prosperity and new paths upon us as well as the last steps we need to take to really put our mind over matter.  We are not to throw out everything we have gone through, but to take that which we have accumulated and re-invest it into a new venture, a new you, a new path.

As each of these phases begins and ends on or around the winter solstice, it should be easy to keep track.

May we all accept our limitations in order to overcome them at any point in time.

If you would like a personal interpretation how this transit will affect you and your birthchart, please book a session with me as blog post is for the world at large, something we will all be influenced by.

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Be sure to use the Capricorn Essential Oil Blend throughout this transit to keep it cool and get mind over matter!

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New Moon in Scorpio: A discriminating vision.

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We are beginning a new lunar cycle with the new moon in Scorpio.  On the new moon, we can download all the insights and energy we need to overcome the challenges of the lunar month ahead as it sets the tone for how we will receive, for the next 28 days.

Every new moon presents us with a time when the moon is empty, ready to receive light.  We too, adopt this state of emptiness so that we can receive everything we need as we wax throughout the next days.

Scorpio is an archetype of intensity and mystery, very much connected with sexuality, regeneration and renewal.  It’s no wonder that the month will bring transformation into our lives.  Being the fixed water sign, Scorpio can be very set in its emotional ways and can hold a grudge like no other archetype in the zodiac.  We all have Scorpio in our chart, and this may be highlighted for us to look at where we hold grudges against others or ourselves.

Scorpio is also the archetype of death, which includes the letting go process  - it’s time to let these grudges go to free up our energy.

Since the new moon is a symbol of new beginnings, the question arises: how do we understand the symbolization of new beginnings within the realm of the archetype of death?

Well, it’s about rebirth.

On this new moon, we receive the energy to “rebirth” ourselves and projects which need an infusion of new energy.  Perhaps, if we think of our new year’s resolutions from this year, we can see where we stand with them before we make new ones.  Or maybe we need to let go of projects that are taxing our energy.

Putting on, or diffusing a few drops this Scorpio essential oil blend can help us align with this lunation.

This new moon is occurring in the third decan of Scorpio which is the moon decan itself, so we have double moon energy.  This means that we can receive the inner intelligence we need to see our castles in the sky and either bring them to earth or let them go.  It’s time to stop wasting energy on unrealistic ideals, and start spending energy on working hard to manifest our visions.  Scorpio wants us to be satisfied and satiated, and will bring assistance into our lives when we are honest.  It wants us to have intimate relationships and the ability to merge with another.  This could be a very potent time to spend with your loved one, or to set the intention to attract a partner you can be intimate and share ALL your life with.

But, before we can do this, Scorpio demands raw honesty and openness.  As we all have Scorpio in our chart, we need to look where this new moon is occurring.  The astrological house where this new moon is happening will tell us through which area of our life these energies will manifest.  It will also indicate a major area of focus for the next 28 days.  It’s almost like the movie 28 Days, where we need to rehabilitate this area and decompose any superficial layers we are using to hide our wounds, vulnerabilities and our inner most self.  It’s time to open up and allow the healing energy of death and transformation to prepare us for the expansion and wisdom that is to come.
 


 

Week 40, 2017

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Moving toward forward.

Weekly Astrology Program, Week 40
October 1 - October 7, 2017

Hey Stargazers!

This week starts off the month of October!  Pluto went direct last week, just in time for Halloween!  All sorts of ghosts of the past my creep to haunt us!  Use some temple essential oil blend to keep them at bay so that we can make the most of this energy of transformation and upgrade from the past!

Sunday

Today is the seed level of the month.  So, let’s have a strong consciousness about moving forward!  We sense the necessity to recognize our gifts and talents, but unless we put them into work, it’s just ego stroking.  So, in order to get things moving toward our personal “forward”, we need to see and accept who and what we are, then we will know what we are capable of achieving.

Monday

We need to be careful of trying to sneak away from the insights we got on Sunday.  This means, we shouldn’t try to slip out the backdoor when we have already made a game plan through the front.  Watch out for the sneaky side swiping from the ego.  Try to stay 2-steps ahead by acknowledging your weaknesses and being humble about them.  Don’t suppress your stuff, use to to move forward!

Tuesday

Both yin & yang are coming together today, so it’s a great day to take your relationship to the next level.  Even if you’re single, it’s a day to see where you stand with your intimate relationships, past, present and future.  Old ways of “love” will be broken down, and new identities can come to light.  This is all about becoming a new you.  Now, this is an extra significance of leaving a legacy.  So look at what you want in your relationships and where you want to go.  What’s the point of being with that person, or not being with them.  Answer these questions honestly and allow a new you to come through.

Wednesday

On Wednesday, there is a lot of “getting things off your chest” in the air.  Don’t be surprised if someone comes at you with something from out of the blue about something from the past.  It is most likely something they haven’t dealt with yet, even if you have.  If you turn out to be that person, then triple check where you are coming from.  You might be able to resolve it on your own.

Thursday

Thursday hosts the Full Moon in Aries!  This is the first Full Moon since the Autumn Equinox.  The house where this Full Moon is occurring asks you to reflect upon this area of your life.  It’s always a good idea to book a session with me to prepare for these types of transits.  For example, I could tell you where this is occurring in a Lunar Return Reading.  This Full Moon is about influence, success and establishing our power, so we can work on that area of our chart, and ask for these gifts to manifest over the next 2 - 4 weeks.

Friday

Today introduces a new type of energy, which is focusing on money, abundance and manifesting all of our wholesome desires.  We are again breaking down identities in the way of manifesting our dreams and may be forced to resolve some tensions that we would rather not face without instigation.  Stay calm, and know that everything has its purpose and that it will all be okay.  How we react is always more important that what happens.

Saturday

Saturday has us channeling our energies toward where we are going.  Expect shifts left and right.  Every future has a matching past, so we need to keep this in mind when going through sudden shifts.  When I say shift, I mean things disappearing, vanishing or being different.  We may not even be aware of it, so as always, we stay true to the belief that things always get better!  Also, Saturday is the full manifestation of the week, so we are downloading a lot of energy to help us make that step forward!

So, this week:

  • Sunday: No ego-stroking.
  • Monday: We are redefining our definitions of love.
  • Tuesday: Take your relationship status to the next level!
  • Wednesday: Try to resolve things without involving others.
  • Thursday: Full Moon in Aries.
  • Friday: Focusing on money, abundance and manifesting wholesome desires!
  • Saturday: Expect shifts!
  • Use the Libra Essential Oil Blend!
  • Be sure to watch my video on Libra here:

In my weekly write-ups, I refrain from using “astrological jargon” because it really doesn't make sense to people who know nothing about archetypal astrology.  But I do indicate my science in the footer.  General transit forecasts tell us what is going on in the world and how people are acting in general.  Detailed and specific forecasts are of course read in relation to your birth chart.  Meanwhile, if you want a more detailed explanation of where these energies are manifesting specifically for you, book a dash astrology session with me.

Astrological Evidence:
Sunday: Sun 8* Libra quincunx Saturn 22* Sagittarius & semi-square N. Node 23* Leo. 
Monday: Moon in 3rd decan Aquarius, and 1st decan Pisces.
Tuesday: Mars 17* Virgo conjunct Venus 16* Virgo trine Pluto 16* Capricorn.
Wednesday: Mercury 8* Virgo conjunct Sun 11* Virgo, quintile Saturn Saturn 22* Sagittarius.
Thursday: Full Moon at 12* Aries 43' October 5, 2017, 6:41 PM UTC.
Friday: Venus 20* Virgo conjunct Mars 19* Virgo, square Saturn 22* Sagittarius.
Saturday: Saturn 22* Sagittarius trine N. Node 22* Leo.

Background Photo by Meiying Ng on Unsplash / Graphic by Arik Xander