Trying to write a single article that does justice to Saturn’s transit of Sagittarius has proven a challenge. There is a lot of territory to cover with this topic, so I will be breaking it down in a series of articles to come. Sagittarius is a restless, forward thinking sign so its not too soon to anticipate the shift this will bring. Saturn is currently working its way through the tail end of Scorpio and will first enter Sagittarius December 23, 2014. It will revisit Scorpio for a stretch starting June 14, 2015 and re-enter Sagittarius for good September 17, 2015 until December 19, 2017. It will be squaring Neptune in its own sign of Pisces for a good chunk of its transit.
We have been dealing with Saturn’s transit of Scorpio since late 2012, though for many it surely seems longer than that. It has been a rough road but not without purpose. Saturn rules among other things: authority, maturity and grown up responsibility, hard realizations and tough lessons, and karma. Since it began its transit of intense, powerful Scorpio, Saturn has been driving home brutal lessons relating to how maturely, responsibly and effectively we use our energy and resources, and in particular the energy and resources of others. In particular, this played out, and took its biggest toll, along the lines relating to sex, money, shared resources, certain family legacies/inherited perspectives and traits, pathology, and values. Brutal realities about how we are used by others were brought home. It has been a common theme to hear of marriages, jobs and other such entanglements breaking down in rather painful ways after certain truths were brought to light and could no longer be ignored or denied. Saturn in Scorpio would not, and still won’t, allow us to unsee the dark truths it has been forcing us to pay attention to.
So we’ve been having our faces shoved in the mud these past couple of years. What now? When Saturn enters Sagittarius, we will be eager to shake off the mud and get the show on the road. Sagittarius is the sign that follows Scorpio and as such carries with it a memory of painful experiences. It tries to turn this deep soul wisdom into a sophisticated, informed way of moving forward through life. Scorpio has a tendency to dwell on negativity, sometimes to its own destruction; while the sign excels at amputating rot it does not always do so and will often let the wounds fester. Sagittarius, then, has learned the lesson of how unhealthy this behavior can be and is eager to move upwards and onwards, out of the ditch and back on the road. It isn’t a sign that likes to let the grass grow under its feet, it has a broader vision that it wants to be heard and seen. The people who have been putting up with considerable bullshit, whose energies have been drained, who have too long seen the darker side of this life, will be invigorated by this turning point. Sagittarius knows that just because things have always been bad doesn’t mean it has to continue that way.
Sagittarius wants to know better so that it can do better, Saturn helping to bring lofty visions and inspiration into grounded, responsible goals. A fresh breeze will be blowing us into new territory very soon.