Saturn in Virgo

The end of Saturn in Virgo: Chronotherapists

Thanks to Deborah at Wall Street Weather for this excellent article on Time which included a link to another article predicting something called Chronotherapy as “the Next Big Thing” in health care. Chronotherapy is healing that takes into consideration the circadian rhythms that make up the daily flow of our physical system.

This may seem like a fringe movement, but the Johns Hopkins website suggests that chronotherapy can be used to optimize the taking of medications for optimum results. Chronotherapy is being used to time chemotherapy treatments in cancer patients and for hypertension.

Saturn will be turning retrograde this month (meaning it will appear to move backwards from our perspective here on earth) and then it will travel back into Virgo in early April. Saturn represents the principle of waking up to the reality of whatever sign it passes through, and in Virgo, the sign of health and life in a body among other things, it has been forcing us to face the difficult realities of the health care system.

While Saturn has passed through Virgo all kinds of revelations have come out regarding the way we look at matters of health. From pharmaceuticals in the water, to food rationing in America and starvation in the developing world, to a nearly public acknowledgement of the dangers in plastics and beauty products, and of course the huge debate in America on revamping the insurance system – all of these bear the hallmarks of Saturn’s forcing the issue so that it can be handled with focus and pragmatism.

Saturn is the Roman version of the Greek god Kronos, and Kronos was the god of Time, an aspect of Saturn as well. Some sources say that it was Chronos and not Kronos that was […]

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By |2018-06-11T10:34:35-04:00January 4th, 2010|Saturn|1 Comment

Jeff Jawer on Saturn’s Last Days in Virgo

Jeff Jawer has a great new article on Saturn’s last days through the sign of Virgo.  My favorite part:

Saturn is the planet that says “no” but means “yes”. It exposes problems and places of dissatisfaction. Yet the clarity that it brings can reveal the steps necessary to improve the situation. Traditional astrology focused on the “no” side, calling Saturn “the Greater Malefic,” or biggest bad guy of all the planets. This extremely negative perspective has shifted a bit with modern psychological astrology that recognizes the transformational power of individuals as opposed to the old deterministic model. Still, Saturn in any sign tends to highlight its limits. Its presence in perfectionist Virgo dramatizes the tiniest flaws, which can undermine self-confidence. However, steady progress has been made in places where we’ve worked conscientiously to enhance a current skill set or learn a new one. A key to making the most of this transit is the avoid measuring ourselves against an unreachable standard of perfection, but to make small incremental advances where we can.

Saturn probably caught a break when Pluto came along and took away some of his more frightening qualities, but I love this idea that Saturn says No but means Yes.  I might say though, Saturn says Not Yet.  Saturn causes delays and disappointments, but also offers rewards of material success and an unshakeable foundation of security if we follow his instructions when he says “Slow Down.”
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By |2009-10-21T11:08:42-04:00October 21st, 2009|Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Jeff Jawer on Saturn’s Last Days in Virgo

We need real healthcare reform, not just more insurance

I’m going to classify this under both Saturn (making the hard choices) in Virgo (dealing with day to day life in a body such as health, diet and routines), as well as Pluto (transformation) in Capricorn (the way our governmental structures operate). The fact is, we need a complete overhaul with the way we look at health and healthcare, and not just the way we insure our health.  Offering a public option for health insurance is not enough.

The fact is that the health care in the United States makes us sicker than people in other countries.  Despite the recent slam of the British healthcare system by the conservative press, a 2006 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that more Americans suffer from chronic diseases than their counterparts in England.  According to this study, Americans spend $5274 per year per person on health care as opposed to $2164 in the UK, yet there are twice as many Americans with diabetes as Brits, and Americans have a higher rate of heart attacks, strokes, lung disease and cancer.

Last year a book was released by journalist Shannon Brownlee called Overtreated–why too much medicine is making us sicker and poorer. Ms. Brownlee draws from the work of John Wennberg, who with his team from Dartmouth over the past forty years has proven that wealthier parts of the country spent more on health care, but were not any healthier.  Wennberg’s colleague Elliot Fisher demonstrated in 2000 that people in areas that spent more on health care were dying at a higher rate.  They were not getting more surgery; they were getting more tests, more pharmaceuticals and more unnecessary procedures.  Fisher determined that the 2-6% increase in deaths was directly attributed to more […]

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By |2020-11-03T13:46:34-05:00August 19th, 2009|Health & Healing|Comments Off on We need real healthcare reform, not just more insurance

Song for Saturn in Virgo

In case the Chiron/Neptune conjunction is getting you down, here is some comic relief from Al Yankovic complete with lyrics.  I found this on the Astrology Weekly forum, and the poster there included the lyrics.  Some of the most accurate Saturn in Virgo lyrics include these pungent lines:

Think you’re really righteous? Think you’re pure in heart?

Well, I know I’m a million times as humble as thou art.

This is one of Al’s all-time classics. Unfortunately it can’t be embedded, so watch it here.

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By |2009-06-24T07:32:34-04:00June 24th, 2009|Miscellany, Planetary cycles|Comments Off on Song for Saturn in Virgo

Are the stars aligned to pass a health care bill?

President Obama says that the stars are aligned to pass his health care agenda this year.  Well, we are in a unique position to see if the President is correct!  The House of Representatives pledged today to pass landmark health care legislation by July 31st.

Obama may be on to something.  The triple conjunction of Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune will still be a tight formation as the three planets retrograde together within four degrees until early September, putting the pressure on all systems (psychological, social, governmental) to heal and evolve.  Saturn (convention) and Uranus (change) will no longer be in alignment, minimizing the partisan opposition that was so powerful from the fall into early in 2009 with the two were tightly in opposition.

Obama has interesting planetary cycles during the month of July that will assist him in passing legislation.  First is a square from Mars to Uranus in his chart – this can be a time of irritation and reckless behavior but it can also provide the pressure needed to stimulate change.  His progressed Sun makes an exact sextile to the Midheaven in his chart, the point where we express our Self in the public arena.  This is an extremely favorable event that signifies not only success, but also that the result will positively reflect on Obama’s public image.

It will be an interesting dance to design and implement a new health care design that serves the majority of Americans while not bleeding the treasuries even more.  But Saturn remains in Virgo, the sign of health care, through the end of the year so this is the time to make it happen!

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By |2009-05-13T07:04:22-04:00May 13th, 2009|Health & Healing, Politics|Comments Off on Are the stars aligned to pass a health care bill?
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