Now that Saturn has moved on into Virgo and away from aspecting my Sun, I’m beginning to feel more like myself again. Saturn aspecting the Sun by transit always catches me off-guard with the weight and intensity he brings, no matter what the aspect is. This particular transit was also part of my Second Saturn Return. It took place in my 9th House and now that Saturn’s weight is starting to lift some of the effects are beginning to surface.
One thing in particular that occurred to me this morning is an awareness of the need to stay away from assigning values to astrological aspects. We so want to call some aspects “bad” and some “good”. It is human nature to want to break data into bite-sized, digestible bits. But further consideration has me coming down firmly on the side that calls all facets of a chart “neutral”. With Pluto in Sagittarius currently solidly in my 2nd House of values, this idea is being reinforced.
Staying with the idea of looking at our charts from a neutral perspective, we may need to re-examine our approach to the Moon’s Nodes. I just can’t shake the idea that South Node equals “bad” and North Node equals “good” is missing the point somehow. We are where we are and that’s what a chart shows. For example, I recently looked at a chart with Sun, Jupiter and South Node all within a few degrees in Sagittarius. Jupiter rules Sagittarius and if he’s conjuncting a Sagittarius Sun, that is going to make the individual uber-Sagittarius, would it not. My sense was maybe that’s exactly what this individual needs to focus on . . . being an exuberant, forward looking, go-for-it person, traveling to far away places and submerging themselves in the local culture and language. Learning about how the South Node in Sagittarius works is not going to happen by staying home and hiding under the bed, is it. And if we haven’t really worked with our South Node, then it doesn’t do us a whole lot of good to tell ourselves we “should” be dwelling in our North Node. That’s why I keep reminding myself that today is it . . . stay in the Now.
If we stay centered in the idea we are always in the process of growing and learning, we can help avoid getting caught in the self-abnegation trap too. With Saturn in Virgo this is particularly important. Virgo is analytical and tends to be critical and can easily descend into faultfinding. This is a great way to waste a ton of time, folks. For all those people out there with Uranus conjunct Pluto and/or Saturn in early Virgo, remember to breathe and stay calm . . . Saturn is here to help you work through issues, step by step.
This lovely subtle fern is a Japanese Ghost Fern and seems very Virgoan to me – willing to play a supporting role to the vivid Crocosmia, making it look even better.