It occurred to me just before I started writing this, that I missed something that was going on astrologically for me. I was looking at transits to see what would be appropriate to write about next and I was also thinking about a wonderful photograph that I had seen from the ‘Astronomy Picture of the Day’ website run by NASA of what seems to be a person standing ‘holding’ the planets Jupiter and Venus in each hand. To me, the image was all about perspective and may have been enhanced in some way but it was very symbolic of the balance between the ‘benefics’ as they are known in Astrology. Suddenly I thought that with Jupiter’s path at the moment, it must have contacted Venus in my chart at some point during the past few months.
Right, this has been bugging me for a number of years.
There seems to be, especially on the twitter-sphere, certain, mainly male celebrities of a certain age and beard length, who make a point of telling everyone how rubbish a spiritual path/religion is and specifically astrology. OK they probably think tarot reading and other associated practices are just as bonkers, but they seem to have a spectacular vehemence towards astrology. I think it is because certain people have claimed that astrology is a science. It isn’t, it is an interpretive art based on scientific calculations. It has it’s roots in early science but cannot be proved using scientific methods, more on that later.
Some years ago Dara O’Briain and a little more embarrassed Prof Brian Cox had a stand up fist fight (metaphorically speaking) with members of the Astrological Association regarding the comment that Astrology is rubbish because of the precession of the equinoxes.
I don’t know whether this is part of my Saturn Return, but I think I am becoming a bit of an old cynic.
There has been a bit of a hoo haa about a woman celebrity who is old enough to know better, downplaying the rape of a woman too drunk to say ‘No’, by a footballer who I have never heard of, (not unusual, I’m not a football fan) in a hotel room. The footballer had served his time and is now out but there is a movement to make sure that he doesn’t get his job back
Every 28 years or so, Saturn returns to the same position in the chart that it held at the time of birth and this is all about the maturation cycle. As this is the second time it has happened in my life, I am discovering that this time it is all about letting go of my youth and embracing my 3rd age.
The first time it happened it was about facing up to my responsibilities and putting aside what I wanted to do and start doing what I ought to do. This was doubly true as I had my first child just before my first Saturn return and really had to choose between working at something I loved or looking after and nurturing the person (eventually 2 people) that I loved and chose to bring into the world. The latter won out.
Transiting Saturn is squaring my natal Mercury which means, problems with communication. Soooo, I can’t access my main email account and haven’t been able to all day. I have also been waiting for a password update for my phone account from yesterday which hasn’t arrived yet. This is Astrology in action; OK the email thing is happening to a lot of the customers using the same supplier but the phone and email problems together …… different suppliers …… happening to me as the Saturn transit is in process…… Some people may say it’s a coincidence, but to be honest, I think it’s too much of one.
Because of the way my chart is set up I have an awful lot of planets in aspect to each other. Therefore, when I get a transit, it fires off a lot of areas in my chart. At the moment it’s Saturn doing the transiting. He has just moved off of the conjunction to his natal position and an aspect to the Sun in my chart and is now hitting jupiter, Mercury and the Moon in quick succession, some easily, some less so.
The square to Mercury is making me work hard at setting up this website, researching where I am going to network about the business and how I am going to get my message across, whether those networks are reputable and effective or whether they would be a waste of my time. It has also challenged my old, much-loved desktop computer that I bought with money my late father gave me some 15 years ago. Sentimental value and fine for a lot of things, but slow, no longer fit for the purpose I need it for and not able to be upgraded (it was refurbished when I got it).