"Saturn turns direct, July 20th. This is when you’ll be expected to get up and move out."
Oh, finally, this is the sort of thing I always wonder about:
"A slow moving transit (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) impacting a natal house/planet is often associated with big events in your love life. There is a specific set of expectations associated with each planet. But when these transits hit, and the expected doesn’t happen, you might wonder what the deal is."
Yes, yes, I do!
What you expect: good stuff. An existing relationship bursts at the seams with happiness. An amazing new relationship barrels into your life.
What you may get: a relationship ends. If you’re single, you stay single.
The keyword with Jupiter is “expansion.” Jupiter expands everything. If you and your partner are on the verge of splitting, Jupiter’s push for freedom can be similar to a Uranus transit. The difference is that Jupiter-driven endings can be more amicable. Jupiter broadens your concept of what’s possible, and that includes the possibility of moving on. A Jupiter transit can also expand your existing fears/depressions/anxieties/self-destructive habits. If you’re single, and something that’s been holding you back gets worse, know that Jupiter is amplifying it. The upside? Jupiter also gives you a way out, or at least the opportunity to look for a way out. Remember that Jupiter expands your sense of what’s possible; keep your eyes open for a chance meeting (not necessarily romantic) that opens your eyes to a different way of dating or relating.
Suddenly that explains a lot.
What you expect: divorce, loneliness, isolation.
What you may get: a new relationship or solidified commitment.
This heavy planet can delivers the goods, in a positive way. Yes, transiting Saturn (especially through the 7th House) can bring a new relationship. It won’t be easy, and there will be significant responsibilities attached. But transiting Saturn can bring love.
Hah, totally happened when Saturn was going through my seventh/transiting my Sun/Chiron/ascendant.
What you expect: ruptured relationships or a flash in the pan affair that goes no where.
What you may get: a new relationship that goes the distance, or new life in an existing partnership.
Whether you’re being shaken, stirred or shocked, Uranus wants you to move. Move on from what’s holding you back, towards the future. Sometimes a new relationship’s only purpose is to propel you out of your rut or unhappy partnership. Once you wake up, the new lover vanishes as quickly as he or she materialized. But some relationships that start under this transit can last, if both parties are ready to move forward together.
I haven't really done this one yet, but my forties should be uh, interesting.
"Sometimes,what you get from a major transit is nothing. It’s business as usual, even if transiting Pluto is moving through your 7th House. Or Uranus is moving over your Venus. If this is the case, you may be overlooking the changes (or opportunities for change). Or, the absence of change is significant in itself. If you are absolutely certain nothing is shifting in your love life, it’s time to look at your relationship to that natal planet. What’s happening with its natal position in your chart? How do you deal with its energy in your life? It may be that you have no lessons to learn. But it’s also possible that you’re not tuned into that planet’s energy. Simply becoming aware of how it functions in your life (or how you may be suppressing it) can make a difference."
"Most astrologers accept as fact that Saturn, the Greater Malefic, located in the natal 10th house of fame, status, and career indicates a problematic career, infamy, or a public fall from grace. We will attempt to determine whether this is in fact the case, whether there are exceptions to this rule, and if so, when do exceptions occur."
I have this aspect and I did not think it was thaaaaaaaaaat bad.
Her conclusion is that "As is often the case, the truism of “Saturn in the 10th = disaster” is only partly right. It is only the case if Saturn lacks dignity and receives no easy aspects from benefic planets. If you have Saturn dignified in the 10th house with no bad aspects, you can probably relax."
Well, mine is in detriment with both trines and squares. I guess I will have mostly disaster.
This is an interesting writeup on the topic.
"Under Leo, Saturn is brought into the spotlight, into the limelight and is forced into doing something that Saturn abhors generally, and that is being the centre of attention and being “fun”. In analogy, Saturn in Leo is the “old man” who takes to the stage, who acts and is given both fame and fortune. Saturn naturally is alien to the world of glamour, of stars and of attention, so when Saturn is asked by Leo to be “the star”, to show off, to be an individual he responds by doing what he always does: taking it seriously. Leo Saturn must act but is not spontaneous, he must be an individual but at his age, it is a serious thing. The result then is that Saturn looks rather comical in his position, for his placement in Leo is that of being the one that everyone looks up to and wants to be because he is in essence the “hero”, but the way he goes about being hero is matter of fact, duty, and he will save the world, and say at the end “I´m just doing my job”."
I decided to look at an eclipse table and see if any eclipses lined up with significant years for me.
1996 (started dating): Apr 3, 1996 7:07 PM Sun 14 Ari 31 Opposition Moon 14 Lib 31(LE). That one literally kicked off within a few weeks of my dating life starting at age 18, hah. On my Mercury/Pluto/nodes.
1997 (dad got diagnosed with a disease, I graduated high school and went on to college): nothing hitting anything significant on me. Probably hitting on my parents' though because the big thing then was Virgo and Pisces. I don't have any of that, but that's their ascendants/descendants.
1998 (significant relationship): Aug 21, 1998 10:03 PM Sun 28 Leo 48 Conjunct Moon 28 Leo 48(SE)--near my Saturn. Relationship kicked off a few months later and was a very Saturn Return-y (for him) one and me (Saturn transiting 7th).
1999 (relationship ended, started working):
Near to my Mars and Saturn in Leo. Both the relationship ending and the job starting were in fall.
2001 (graduated from college, lost job): June 21, 2001 7:58 AM Sun 0 Can 11 Conjunct Moon 0 Can 11(SE)--hitting around my Jupiter in Cancer. Not that lucky? Graduation happened right before that, got laid off around the end of the year. Around the beginning of 2002 I got another job and relationship at the same time.
June 24, 2002 5:42 PM Sun 3 Can 11 Opposition Moon 3 Cap 11(LE)
I don't think this one really is ah, responsible for any of that, but I should probably mention it. Hits around Jupiter again.
Around the start of 2004, the relationship ended:
May 15, 2003 11:36 PM Sun 24 Tau 53 Opposition Moon 24 Sco 53(LE)
Nov 8, 2003 8:13 PM Sun 16 Sco 13 Opposition Moon 16 Tau 13(LE)
Nov 23, 2003 5:59 PM Sun 1 Sag 14 Conjunct Moon 1 Sag 14(SE)
Around my Venus for the first one, Uranus for the second one and my moon again on the third.
In the later end of 2004, I had wisdom teeth surgery and a flooded apartment that I had to vacate for several months:
May 4, 2004 4:33 PM Sun 14 Tau 42 Opposition Moon 14 Sco 42(LE)
This one was on Uranus.
Oct 27, 2004 11:07 PM Sun 5 Sco 02 Opposition Moon 5 Tau 02(LE)
In the vicinity of my ascendant--this one went on during the apartment/tooth drama time.
In 2005, my dad went into the hospital for the rest of his life.
Apr 24, 2005 6:06 AM Sun 4 Tau 20 Opposition Moon 4 Sco 20(LE)
2007: dad dies, no significant eclipse action going on for me then. Go figure. But again, it was a Pisces/Virgo time going on and that hits my parents more than me.
2012: I have both temporary and permanent job changes going on:
Nov 25, 2011 1:09 AM Sun 2 Sag 37 Conjunct Moon 2 Sag 37(SE)
June 4, 2012 7:11 AM Sun 14 Gem 14 Opposition Moon 14 Sag 14(LE)
Moon and Neptune.
2013: birthday eclipse again around ascendant:
Apr 25, 2013 3:57 PM Sun 5 Tau 45 Opposition Moon 5 Sco 45(LE)
I get way disillusioned and eventually get a car a few months later.
And in October will be...
Oct 8, 2014 6:50 AM Sun 15 Lib 05 Opposition Moon 15 Ari 05(LE)
Oct 23, 2014 5:56 PM Sun 0 Sco 25 Conjunct Moon 0 Sco 25(SE)
Mercury/Pluto/nodes and asccendant/Sun. I wonder what shit that brings on?
Now to be fair, let's look at years where eclipses hit my planets but nothing I remember as being significant happened: 1995 had Uranus and Sun/Ascendant, 2000 had a hit on Mars, 2008 and 2009 had hits on Mars and Saturn, 2010 had a hit on Jupiter, 2011 had a hit on Moon. But now I'm kinda wondering if I just don't remember anything specific. I know a hell of a lot of Teh Dramaz was going on at work from 2008 on, but none of it started to screw with me until around 2011-2012.
Now let's categorize by planet and drama:
Sun/Ascendant: surgery and flooding, dad going into hospital, basically giant emotional drama, car buying: So....not good, overall.
Moon and Venus: dating, probably foreshadowing relationship ending.
Uranus: dating, flood, surgery--not good.
Mercury/Pluto/Nodes: dating, on a good scale.
Saturn: dating and work, but not consistently identifable drama. Plusses and minuses.
Mars: dating and work, but not consistently identifiable drama.
Jupiter: job, dating, but not consistently identifiable drama. Started out good for what I could identify.
"Chances are, any significant partner in your life is going to have a prominent, natal Saturn. You meet the woman you’ll eventually marry, and discover that she has Saturn in her 7th House of committed relationships. Saturn also features prominently in her family’s charts, and she carries its theme into her experience of partnership. She knows that relationships require hard work, but she also expects them to fail. And, she’s drawn to Saturn’s energy in her partners (you).
The two of you get married. You can trundle along on automatic pilot, following Saturn’s thread and repeating your family’s (and her family’s) issues. Maybe those issues aren’t so bad, but maybe you get trapped in the negative Saturn cycle: fear, repression and expectation of failure. The point is that your partner is your chance (just as you are her chance) to become aware of those issues, and find a different way of dealing with them. So you work on speaking up in your relationship, in spite of that dismissive voice (in your head) that says what you want to express is inappropriate or wrong. Your wife will probably understand your fears, because she’s had similar fears about relationships in general. But you both have the potential to tackle these issues with determination and commit (Saturn) to improving things. Together, the two of you can confront those barriers, because you’re companions in Saturn’s hard country."
I've never heard it described as "always ending up in the slowest line at a store" before.
I actually deliberately get into the longest line rather than trying to cut ahead or switch from line to line a la my mom. I figure I'll end up in the slowest one anyway, so what does it matter?