This write up about Saturn/Neptune is from my New Moon article which was written about five days before the Paris terrorist attack.
26 Saturn will square Neptune for the first time (7 degrees). The next square will take place on June
17, 2016 (12 degrees) and the final
square will take place September 10, 2016 (10 degrees). This is a long year. I started talking about Saturn in Sagittarius Square
Neptune in Pisces earlier this year and that there may be some crisis in faith
for a lot of people. Now here we are
at the first aspect. Okay, first order
of business is look at your chart. If
you have any planet at 7, 12 and 10 degrees Pisces (or in between), Gemini,
Virgo or Sagittarius----well, you don’t need me to tell you but you are already
feeling like you are being drilled.
For the rest of us, many are feeling our faith being tested, our visions
being thwarted or our dreams fading.
“What does my future look like?”
That is the question many of us are asking. This is of course not a new question but
right now it feels different. If before
we were able to reply, “Oh, I dunno but it will be okay.” Now we are not trusting the ‘okay’ like we
did in the past.
I don’t usually
spend a lot of time talking about my own chart in these monthly reports but I
would like to share that I have Saturn in Sagittarius. I’m about to enter my second Saturn return
so I’m probably a bit more aware of the power of this aspect than others. Actually my whole little tribe of people
born between 1956-1959 is very in tune
and perhaps will be able to offer some guidance. Those of us with Saturn in Sag are here to
teach. We are not necessarily teachers
in our careers but our archetype is teacher, philosopher, humorist, visionary
and adventure guide. But we didn’t get
to our position by waking up one day and god tapped us on the shoulder like a
fairy godmother and presto we suddenly have insights. Hell no.
Any insights we got came from a lot of hard work and a lot of stupid
mistakes. Let me raise my hand on that
one! But now we are in our mid to late
50’s and we find ourselves in the astro news because Saturn is in Sag again and
it is poking Neptune in Pisces. So, we
better find our mojo and bring our insights out and be supportive when asked
and maybe even when not asked.
what does it all mean? There is not an
astrologer on this planet who has not watched those Syrian refugees on boats
washing up on shore in Greece or Macedonia or wherever they are landing and has
not thought about Saturn Sag square Neptune Pisces. Long travels (Sag) on the sea (Neptune) by
victims (Pisces) of a harsh (Saturn) regime. And all of us feel helpless to remedy the
situation (Square). Remember we have been building to this aspect
for months and months. And when that
dead little boy landed on shore and the photo went around the world faster than
the speed of light, I know I thought—
“Oh, Saturn square Neptune.”
still do not have the answer to the Syrian problem but my gut says that the
news reports will activate a person or people or country or something and from
that will be born a solution. I do
think it is interesting that this Saturn/Neptune cycle we now are experiencing ties
back to 1989-1990 when Saturn conjunct Neptune. That was the same period that the Soviet
Union broke up. And here we are with
Putin backing Bachar Al Assad of Syria.
Also and I don’t want to bog this down with too much world news astro
stuff but for those people who are paying attention, Assad was born in 1965
during the Uranus/Pluto Virgo conjunction.
I invite you to look at his chart and note his Virgo Sun oppose his Moon
in Pisces and think about Saturn/Neptune today. Anyway, this year’s aspect is also tying
back to 1998-1999 at the first set of squares.
Then the opposition between 2005-2008 and now we are experiencing the
final set of squares. Ask yourself what
was going on with you around any of those dates.
the core of the square we should be asking…..What is our faith? What is our religion telling us? What is our spirituality telling us? Where do we need to get some
perspective? Where do we need to broaden
our view? How are we getting quiet and asking
god for answers? Can we hear the
answers? Maybe we can ask someone for help. And yes, my little tribe of Saturn in Sag
may be helpful on man to man combat.
Meaning you may find yourself bumping into us and asking for
insight. Or perhaps the group just
after me, (born 1985-1989) is going to offer some hard concrete answers in
between their own crisis of faith.
Maybe we are all going to have one Giant Twelve Step meeting across the
world and support one another by sharing our own flaws. I dunno.
All I know is that if you are feeling like you are losing your shit get
quiet, find your faith, and if you can’t then reach out and see if there is
someone with a little more faith in you (than you) and ask them to tell you
what they see.
we are in this window for the next year punctuated by the exact dates (November
26, June 17, September 10).