Accepting Saturn

Mean teacher
Ever have to write “I will not be late to class” on the blackboard one hundred times as a child? Were you the one your teacher always called on despite every effort to shrink into your desk?

You remember that teacher from hell, don’t you? Come on, we all had one. At least one. The teacher who made the rules perfectly clear, and never bent them. Perhaps it was the Professor who would disparage you in front of the entire class if you so much as sneezed during his or her lecture. Or it might have been the educator who would never even think to grade on a curve because, after all, “You get what you deserve.”

Yeah, that’s Saturn. You get what you deserve. That is one tough pill to swallow, isn’t it?
If you managed to survive this instructor’s class then it’s possible that years later you recognized this particular mentor taught you more than any other. Once you get over how cruel and unrelenting his or her actual tactics might have been you realize that it forced you to rise to the occasion. You gave your best and more. You grew. You accomplished something.

This is how I explain the essence of the planet Saturn to my own students. He’s the meanest teacher in your life…he’s the one who scared you silly as a child. But he’s also the one you’ll thank someday because he taught you one of life’s most important lessons:


I’m going through a difficult Saturn cycle at the moment and well…the task master is in my face. He’s currently in late degrees of Scorpio opposing both my Taurus Sun and Mercury. No one is listening to me…no one is allowing me to shine my light. It’s frustrating! Life is not fun; life is work. Hard, endless toil. I’m at the point where I can’t even look at my calendar without experiencing chest pain. I am so overscheduled it’s not even funny.

I try to have important conversations with people in authority about my children and I’m at a deadlock because no one seems to agree with me. Me…the parent! Just the other day my son’s doctor was talking down to me in a way that made me want to slap her. She basically told me that she knows best and I need to let her do her job. I was livid until I recognized that my anger was futile. This was so clearly a Saturn opposite my Mercury moment. Sometimes, when Saturn is opposite or square your Mercury you feel like everyone around you has earplugs on. No one is listening. If they are, they don’t agree with your point of view because they’re convinced they know
what is best.

I have multiple business opportunities in the works but they’re not where I want them to be. Negotiations are stalled. At this point, I’m not even speaking up because I know better. Until the end of the month no one will listen anyway. Saturn transits can be extra difficult for someone like me, someone with so much Martian energy and zero patience. I want things done and I want it done yesterday! Oh and most of all, I want it done MY WAY. But Saturn laughs in the face of my naïve impatience. His motto is “All good things come to those who wait…and work.” The Grim Reaper is scowling at me with his long, knuckled finger, pointing…admonishing. Daring me to ignore his instructions.
I dare not.

If you accept your limitations you go beyond them
Image courtesy of Anonymous ART of Revolution

These transits are forcing me to accept my limitations. There are restrictions everywhere I turn. I can’t seem to escape rules that I didn’t make but that I’m forced to play by. There’s no get out of jail free card with Saturn, that’s for sure. I don’t like it but Saturn doesn’t give a rats ass what you like and what you don’t. You do what he says…or else he’ll go from delaying what you want to completely blocking you.

As much as my ego doesn’t like admitting this, I also know that if I suck it up and play Saturn’s game that eventually, I’ll win. Yes, there will be compromise along the way and no, I probably won’t like all of the rules imposed upon me in order to get to the finish line. But that’s just how Saturn likes to roll.

Saturn teaches us to accept limitation. Work around it rather than crumble underneath it. Only then can we show the world what we’re truly made of. Substance.

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I’ve always been drawn to the often buried, inner realm of the human mind and the mysteries of our universe. From a young age, I also developed a love for expressing my thoughts on paper - especially the buried ones. With these interests, I was certain that I’d have a career as either a writer or a psychologist. Turns out my soul had other plans. A series of life events pulled me into astrology and I was awakened to embrace my true life direction. Today, I see how it all fits. My background in psychology and love of communication are natural compliments to a unique profession as a counseling astrologer. Go here to arrange a consultation with me.


  1. Brian Van Winkle says

    Tell me please your opinion of the validity of this thought please; the universal central sun is emitting energy waves that are being collected by Iapetus ( may not be a natural moon)and perhaps two other of Saturn’s moons. These energies are then passed to Saturn which thru its rings of crystal like matter, emit a calculated created vibration that effect other planets , their effects on earth and the earth. The ability of change in density of Saturn’s rings determines the frequency that waves are emitted into the universe and our Solar system. Because of our solar systems current location in the 26k yr circle it is traversing, or rather its location in the precession of the equinoxes, new energies will now usher in the golden age and long awaited ascension.. Our solar system is traveling around a universal sun that emits different energies depending on what quadrant things are in at the time . Similar to the way each sign of the zodiac works , each a different quality/vibration when it is the sun sign.this position our solar system is entering is the end of the 26k yr cycle and the beginning of a new cycle…the golden age. The new earth.

  2. Brian Van Winkle says

    This is why all the recent planetary alignments are being felt to a greater extent and with a new urgency than in the past… We are being asked to make a change …NOW.. inside ourselves from service to self ,to service to other self . Saturn has been teaching / preparing us for this moment in history since our first incarnation by providing the catalyst that bring cause and effect and that we attract and set into action by our emotions and thoughts through use of our own free will . The resulting polarity of which is either leaning towards service to self… Or service to other self and the amounts of which when gathered towards each opposing pole of service determines the severity of Saturn’s future Lessons in our lives. The percentage of service to self vrs service to other self also will determine who is considered harvestable by the universe to ascend to the next level that removes the veil of consciousness and between who needs to go back to school for a few more yrs ( 25,920 yrs) . Unfortunately, those unable to break away from service to self , which is determined by at least 51% service to other self are scheduled to repeat the same class under the same teacher…Saturn. It takes a certain level of vibration to advance to another dimension, a vibrational match in necessary, Saturn is teaching us to learn that vibration. Service to other self moves humanity in love and light towards unity , in this way we are able to ascend by creating a new higher vibration geared towards love and light through service to other self, the new vibration of the earth. The more people in service to other self, the greater the energy matches the new energy of the earth and the faster the ascension occurs resulting in less direction needed from Saturn. This is the age of Aquarius… This is the ascension happening. Service to self gives energy to the concept of separation,egotism and sociopathic tendencies, the causes of which can in most cases , be attributed to perceptions created by the mind because of past childhood emotional traumas, unrecognized pain bodies, etc… Maybe by the end of the next great yr of 25,920 yrs , those of humanity that are unable to raise their personal vibration this go round, by searching the shadows of their thoughts and learning the influence those shadowy thoughts and feelings have on their perceptions of reality , will be able to do so before time runs out again( there is still time now to achieve 51% service to others) If not, I suppose there will be another cycle with additional chances? Things tend to come in threes tho… How many 25,920 yr cycles have we had before this one? May be that chances are running out and this is the last one? By the shining of light on shadowy hidden unrecognized fears and facing them humanity will be more ready to match the new vibration the earth is presenting to them now and in the future, Saturn will continue to give them that opportunity. For those seeking to attend this ascension I suggest learning Saturns lesson and the reasons for those lessons in our lives and applying the concept of service to others… Now.
    2012 ,with its new earth vibration brings in a new exciting shift in balance between the old vibration of service to self and the new vibration of service to other self which is being set up and coming on line daily by way of earths 144 crystalline grid. This is occurring because of our solar systems current shifted position in the universe. This is necessary and benifitual in assisting the vibrational change of the population , this change is being felt in all the political, economic,spiritual unrest currently occurring in the world. The energies from the central universal sun being applied thru Saturn are evidence of this fact not only by the effects on humanity, but also can be seen thru shifting of the tectonic plates of the earth. The micro wave like energies being thrown off the sun by way of mass coronal ejections are being caused by saturn and are heating up the core of the earth which in turn causes expansion giving reason to the increase in the depth and amount of recent earth quakes… the exit of the kali yuga and The entrance of the golden age…new vibrations are occurring.
    . Also, in the late 90s the earths wobble was measured at 6 miles a yr. Today the wobble is much greater and is increasing its wobble by 25 miles /yr.

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