give pause

Cassini, NASA

Saturn.  Saturn.  Saturn.
work. work. work.


Old cuss Saturn gets a bad rap.
 Saturn is chronically melancholy.

Saturn rules
Karma.  Fear.  Testing.

Saturn is tough, disciplined and severe.

Ambition, architecture, and austerity 
are Saturn, as are
barriers, basements, and bankruptcy.

Saturn in your chart shows an obstacle
you must overcome

but it also shows
where you will be

rewarded for hard work and patience.

Saturn conserves, constricts and confines.
It blindfolds, blockades and belittles.

Saturn contacts between your chart and another 
indicate the ties that bind.

Saturn is nostalgic, old school and conservative.

The elderly
the peasants and the paupers
the retired, the restrained
and the realists
are all Saturn bound.

Saturn rules bones and teeth
rocks and crystals.

Saturn represents the father in the natal
(as does Sun)

Saturn is fond of
constructing foundations, and shelters
on terra firma. 

Saturn rules
fossils, grudges, guarantees,
hostages and hemp.

Saturn in the natal is where you are
duty bound to perfect and deepen
life lessons.

Saturn is shy, slow and stiff.

It is cemeteries, statesmen
 night watchmen
dark colors. 

Horns, hibernation, horror
denial and debt
blood clots and brakes
are Saturnian.

Saturn is eons of TIME

Inflexibility, anchors, kneeling and the knees
are all Saturn, as is itching and the skin.

Saturn is land, dirt
farmers and civil servants.

Saturn worries
yet unflinchingly faces
a mountain of obstacles and challenges
slowly and surely it climbs to success.
Saturn is difficult.
Saturn is HARD and HEAVY.

Saturn is concentration.

Mercenaries, misers, and morticians
are all Saturn. 

Saturn is lonely.

Saturn obeys, pauses, regrets  
remains quiet and reliable.
Saturn meditates.
Saturn is patient.

Saturn waits.

9 thoughts on “give pause

  1. This post took awhile, sorry…
    ~Saturn strikes again ~
    …first I was interrupted at lunch while writing it,
    then after work I had to plant my garden.

    The above is mostly peppers + roma and grape maters.
    The below is maters only – gotta love that first one, yeah ?

    This robin was huuungry, didn’t care that I was standing there watering.
    I got a front row seat while he dove in !


    nite all this Cap rising is outta gas…

  2. Very nice. Saturn square Saturn has been quite a ride for me in which I felt the structures of my prior life dissolving, but one that has brought my responsibilities to an ultimately positive new level.

    • Welcome Aphelionx !
      That’s gotta be a tough transit – I just had Saturn Rx opp Saturn Rx Aries / Libra. In Aries 3rd natal, was an endless walk down childhood memory lane. I also changed, jettisoned the useless angst and moved on.
      Plus my teeth hurt ! Seriously Uranus is nearly on my Saturn now, and the pain in my Aries head is in the bones and calcium in the roots. I can feel them pulsing ~ is strange…and I have good teeth ! Just a weird transit sensation !?!

      • That is odd. I have noticed Saturn very active during many of the most challenging times of my life. However, I do tend to like the balance he gives to my Mars in Pisces and Cancer Ascendant; which is a much needed slap and realistic pep talk from time to time lol. Hope you feel better!

      • haha thanks, doesn’t hurt as much as feel weird…it comes and goes. Saturn on MC means I have been working day and night, but knowing Saturn will deliver the goods through sweat equity helps me keep climbing, no matter how tired I am.

  3. You must be feeling the squeeze, yipe. Mutables are morphing quite a bit through this Gem phase, I can feel it myself.
    One thing about Saturn, it gets right to the nitty gritty, asap.
    That’s a positive, yes..? No fog. Just work & commitment.

    Old cuss is my ruler, transit on Merc MC ; in my progressions, is opposing Uranus- Venus- Pluto conjunction in 7.
    Having Venusian issues 24/7 this year. Creativity, love and $$ all in major growth spurt.

    Hope your new creative growth suits you, Ace. You have certainly pointed me in some valuable directions, and I thank you !

  4. Very nice and perfect that you are interrupted by work and your responsibility to producing from the Earth. And you get it all done which brings to mind a favourite Saturn visitor, the ant.

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