For some reason the number of visitors to my site shot up yesterday, just like they did a few weeks ago when Elsa of Elsaelsa.com promoted me on her site as a ‘manly man’. I don’t seem to have been promoted by anyone yesterday, so I can only conclude that it was because I used the word ‘sexy’ in the title of my last blog. The word sexy was referring to the unlikely person of Mr Gordon Brown, soon to be the British Prime Minister. So it looks like I need to use the word more often e.g. ‘The Sexy Galactic Centre’. And who’s to say it isn’t sexy? Or what about ‘Sexy Saturn in Capricorn’? Even talking about it like this should do my stats the world of good. All those pervs drooling over my site after the wife’s gone to bed.
So down to business. The Saturn-Neptune Opposition has been the most influential configuration in the sky for some time now – I’d say since late 2005, although the first exact opposition wasn’t until last September. There’s another exact opposition in just over a month at 20 Leo-Aquarius – which is why I’m writing about it - and the final crossing will be in June this year.
If you have major stuff in your chart around 20 degrees of the fixed signs, now is probably the hardest time, but I’d say it will all start to move on by the time Saturn changes direction in April. Of course, you may just be moving from strength to strength – all that new inspiration (Neptune) finding adequate form (Saturn), maybe because you’ve been around awhile and you know how to make it all happen.
But for a lot of us it’s a time when we’re feeling perhaps withdrawn and unclear about our life (Neptune) and when generally things seem a bit stuck, we can’t easily move anything forward (Saturn). You’ll just have to sit this one out a while longer –it may even intensify over the next month – but there are good reasons for it all. Something deep is being sorted, and you just have to trust (Neptune) in it. It may be that some issue that has taken a long time to shift (fixed sign) is being softened and healed by Neptune, and being made ready to be lived out in the world(Saturn). It may be old parental (Saturn) stuff. And there may be some deeper resolution in a couple of years’ time when Chiron reaches the place that Neptune is in now.
Or it may be – like one young person I know – that while on the one hand your dreams about what you want to do with your life are taking shape (Neptune), events are conspiring to make you take more responsibility for your life on an ordinary, material level (Saturn).
In all cases, I think that Saturn-Neptune is a highly vocational transit, and as the year progresses you should be getting a stronger sense of what you want to do in the next phase of your life, whether it is deepening what you do already, or heading off and developing some new talent.