Archive for September, 2019

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Wed. Sept. 18: Saturn Goes Direct

September 18, 2019

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Waning Moon
Pluto Retrograde
SATURN DIRECT TODAY
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde

Saturn is set to go direct today, but what does that mean?

Different things for all of us, depending on our charts.

Saturn is a planet of life lessons. For me, when it is in retrograde, things are up in the air, and any obstacle I didn’t appropriately deal with in the previous Saturn retrograde cycle comes back and kicks me in the ass. I’m still struggling in my second Saturn Return as well, so the past few months, I’ve felt pretty pounded.

Heap the other retrogrades on top of that, and to say I need a nap is an understatement.

Jupiter going direct in August helped lift some of that pressure. When Jupiter is direct, homelife and work life tend to be on a more even keel, and I’d really like that. With both Jupiter and Saturn retrograde, the changes I know I have to make have been blocked. Everything is harder.

It eased a bit when Jupiter went direct, although what I thought I was working toward turned out to take a different turn. Which is okay. I’m redefining what I want and need out of my work.

With Saturn going direct today, I hope some more obstacles will be removed to the progress I want and need to make in the next few months. Pluto retrograde is usually a positive for me (revelations of what’s hidden). Neptune retrograde is slowing down my creative energy, but I’m dealing with it. Uranus retrograde also makes everything slower and harder, too, as far as projects. So, this stack of retrogrades has made everything I need to do take ten times longer and make me work ten times harder.

The positive in this is that when I hit obstacles in this stack, it makes me re-evaluate. Some of the directions I thought I wanted to go in spring are proving to be the wrong choice for me, some decisions were made out of fear and panic rather than weighing the options and the needs. The obstacles are giving me the chance to change direction before I get mired.

But the level of exhaustion and self-doubt and despair it causes at times make this a difficult transition.

Breaking big projects down into smaller tasks, while still keeping an eye on the long term are helpful.

One of these days, I’ll stop being so exhausted, and then I can really get into gear.

Let’s hope the forced time into inner work pays off when it’s time to act.

How does Saturn Retrograde affect you? When it goes direct, what shifts for you? I’d love to hear in the comments.

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Sat. Sept. 14, 2019: Full Moon

September 14, 2019

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
Full Moon
Pluto Retrograde
Saturn Retrograde
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde

The last couple of weeks have been difficult, to say the least. We lost our beloved rescue cat Lucy, to an inoperable liver tumor. She was only with us for 13 months.

I would not trade a minute that we had with her. She was a joyful, sweet soul.

But the anger mingled with the grief cannot be ignored.

I suspect the person who rehomed her knew she was sick, and didn’t tell us. That makes me angry. The vet never caught it until it was too late. That makes me angry.

It also brings up the question: is anyone actually out there and do they listen?

One of the reasons I dislike the Big Three religions so much is that “faith” means keep believing, keep working, keep hoping even if you get nothing in return.

I need a spiritual path with more reciprocity.

It gives me a lot to think about, with few answers. But at least I’m asking the questions.

What has this full moon brought up for you?