Amazing, just love this piece.
I would love to give credit to the artist if someone could help identify the work, that would be lovely….
I drew an oracle card the other day – The Scribe – Lady of the House of Books. I got a kick out of it, since I love libraries (Mercury rules, is at my MC) and yes, I have lots of books. I returned yet another ipod deck. This one produced sound, yet would not charge, so I traded it for books. Books work. Crack & read – snap !
The Saturn Rx in me gets quite irate that nearly everything mass produced is not worth what it costs to make it, ship it, market it, and sell it. The final product is made quickly with no intention of lasting past a year (or two) and if the buyer is lucky – it might make it longer. If it breaks, throw it away – who fixes things anymore ? I have tried and I was laughed outta town.
Saturn thinks long term, works over the long haul, believes in sweat equity and walks the talk. Saturn is exalted in Libra at the moment, but yes, it IS headed for the house of Scorpio.
Collective gasp from the astro crowd !
Scorpio = sex, death, taxes, client money, the unseen, metaphysics and transformation.
Saturn = restriction, limitations, perseverance, concentration, thrift, work, discipline and constriction.
Restriction on any ONE of these Scorpio things is enough to send some people spinning. It will be okay. I have had Saturn as chart ruler, retrograde, in its fall my whole life. We will be okay while Saturn transits Scorpio – we just have to be prepared to suck it up and deal. This is a test. Perfect and deepen.
Saturn has a tendency to be melancholy and pessimistic. When Saturn kicks in – and it will – recognize, respect, and release. Work hard and put one foot in front of the other, rest well, eat healthy and keep firm strong boundaries in all areas of your life – particularly in your house of Scorpio, Taurus (opposite), Leo and Aquarius (square).
I will write more about boundaries later, but first – needs / wants – supply / demand.
Scorpio is ‘ours’ and Saturn while in Scorpio will oppose the house of ‘I have’. That means deals, co-operation and compromise with others over love $, sex, worth, possessions.
Saturn restricts – so expect money flow, love flow, overall worth and yes, peace of mind to be log jammed. Scorpio is secrets and mystery lurking underneath the surface, so speaking as one who has lots of 8th house and Scorp/Pluto action – when both planets are in mutual reception, just be sure to have boundaries in place and safety nets.
By this I mean POWER is on the menu – Who is ordering it – Who is serving it – and Who is gobbling it up. Saturn uses, in Scorpio – unlimited power and desires are ready to be tapped – do so wisely. Keep your boundaries strong so others don’t tap you as well. Power over oneself is the greatest show of strength.
Pluto reveals and transforms – in Capricorn this is (generally) ambition, status, work and authority, older people. Look to your Capricorn house for where you will be facing ginormous growth, via revelations and rebirth. Look to your Scorpio house for where you will be tested and perfected. Think funneling an elephant through the eye of a needle. Streamline everything. Keep it Simple.
Saturn by transit sends the energies of the house into lock down mode – brakes – and pressure. As far as love, it’s been a coon’s age since I had a date, and the world hasn’t tilted or anything. I live. In fact, I live happily.
As far as money… Saturn knows the difference between wants and needs. Repair instead of replace, buy things that are well-made and built to last. Buy what is beautiful and useful, learn the value of barter or trade, share resources, make do with less, live simply.
For instance, I don’t have cable tv (rabbit ears, 3 channels maybe – equals about $1,200 saved / yr), my stereo is old only plays vinyl, my truck is too – paid in full. I wear the same clothes all the time, don’t eat out, or go on vacation, or go to movies, my splurges consist of DVDs and books (non-fic, reference). I don’t drive on weekends. I grow my own food. You get the idea, thrift.
What I need is 3 hots and a cot, same for the kitties, $ for health, fuel and internet service so I can work. That’s about it.
Now on to supply / demand.
Saturn restricts by nature, and Scorpio is fixed, immovable.
We have to prepare to actively generate flow whenever possible.
Physical reality begins with the MIND and WILL.
Here are some guided questions to help solidify the boundaries of where you need to be headed. These questions will alter perceptions and create flow of supply.
For best results – be specific !
* Note: during metamorphosis, answers may change frequently – revisit if necessary !
1. What do you physically need to live ? Spiritually ? Emotionally ?
2. What is your soul’s purpose ? What is your powerful ally ? Your greatest strength ? What brings you your deepest joy ? If you had unlimited time and funds – what would you be doing ?
3. What do you feel you lack ? Think about how to transform this energy ‘lack’ by giving back in that area. The healer is also healed.
4. What do you have ? List and be grateful. Often.
5. What can you give ? Time, knowledge, wisdom, joy…? All that and more ? Share what you have in abundance.
6. Are you open to giving and receiving ? The giver also receives – it is an energy exchange. Be open to accepting unusual gifts of spirit being delivered in unexpected ways. The door opening for you may not be the door you knocked on, accept your soul growth with grace.
7. Are you building bridges ? Light a candle rather than curse the darkness. Giving and receiving creates friendships and strengthens bonds of fellowship.
peace, strength, flow & fellowship~