Like all planets Saturn has two faces, both Beast and Prince. As Beast, he brings out our doubts and insecurities and bestows hardships. As Prince, the self-doubt and endurance required to manage the Beastly enterprises which result in successes and mastery. Saturn is in Aquarius, one of its rulership signs where it is happiest and best able to create the forms and structures which are required in order to build societies (Aquarius) that are effective and well-balanced. Saturn cares little for personal feelings; the ultimate goal is all that matters.
I tell you all of this because Saturn is stationary in the sky right now and will appear to turn retrograde on Sunday May 23rd. Retrograde planets are at their closest point to Earth, and therefore rather than becoming weaker they affect us much more personally. Saturn will be your personal guide for the next few months (until October 10, 2021) and that will be especially true if you have planets in your chart between 5 and 15 degrees of the fixed signs (Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio, Taurus). Now is the time to buckle down to reassess our goals and priorities – to decide what really matters and make that happen.
So back to the weekend forecast: on Saturday we have a challenging square from Mercury in Gemini to Neptune in Pisces that culminates late in the evening EDT/early morning Sunday UTC. With Mercury in Gemini, the mind can wander all over the place and take in lots of extraneous information without a lot of focus, and the square to Neptune adds a dreamy quality that will make any focus extremely difficult and maybe even impossible. Saturday is a day to imagine and create, […]