Amazing, yeah !

Saturn incense is smoking up the room, candles are lit, music playing.
This one goes out to those with Saturn Rx (retrograde) in Aries; North Node of destiny in Aries.

According to the books, Saturn in Aries falls, pessimistic bastards may as well say fails.  They say the default setting of Saturn is to restrict, to limit, basically to stop. Saturn is terra firma and crystallization.  Eh, they’re half right.

When Saturn is in the sign of Aries, which is ruled by Mars, the planet of getting things done, kicking your life into gear seems damn near impossible some days.  Stubborn jackass Saturn is diggin’ in for the long haul no matter how hard Mars pulls at the reins.  You may be awhile, pack a lunch.

Saturn rules time – it is the planet of testing, perfecting, concentration and discipline.  It is justice, thrift and preservation, and patience.

Mars needs running, fighting, blowing stuff up and is impulse on fire NOW !

Saturn Rx in Aries is restriction, testing and perfection turned inward on the self.   It turns the extroverted Mars power into introverted power, anger and aggression. 
It becomes a driving need to JUST DO IT perfectly.
The first time – no waiting !

Retrograde Saturn serves to temper action, perfect and streamline it.  When Saturn governs the self will, Mars is practiced, perfected, and efficient before its action will be allowed to manifest outward.  Saturn is where you perfect the house energies; Saturn Rx is where you perfect the house energies to the point of over compensation.

Saturnian self-doubt and insecurity can slow the energies of planets it contacts, or the house in which it is placed.  Although, it is often where you are extremely capable, insanely talented and precise yet remain unaware of it.

I was surprised to hear Thom at the end of this video asking for validation, let’s face it- he’s a musical genius.  We both have Aries Saturn Rx, so I get it, the need for validation, for outside opinion.  Perfectionism is also running high in his chart with a Virgo stellium: Mars, Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto.   Yeah, check. Get that too. 

North Node of Destiny in Aries indicates a person who will create a life path of developing self awareness, independence and leadership.
It is a path of making decisions, taking control and blazing new trails.

Happy Birthday Thom !
You are amazingly talented with the voice of an angel…I am under your spell.
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