Saturn Transit In Sagittarius 2015-2017 Through The Houses
Saturn Transit 2014 through Sagittarius has already taken place on 2nd November 2014… What changes are you expecting in your professional as well as personal life in 2015 with this Major Transit? Check Now!
Astrologer Jean Avery describes Saturn as Mother Nature’s Playpen. I like this definition. Although children are placed inside a playpen or a crib for their own protection, it doesn’t mean like it or want to stay there! Sometimes we feel as if we are ready for something – like a promotion, a certain coveted job, a particular relationship when we are not in fact ready at all. A child tantrums because he can’t have candy before dinner. He assures his mother that he will still eat his dinner even if he eats the candy! The mother, of course, knows better. A teenager wants to be treated like an adult and be given adult responsibilities before she has demonstrated her ability to assume these responsibilities. Many a parent has exclaimed, “I’ll treat you like an adult when you act like an adult!” We know in these examples that the responsible behavior has to come first – not the other way around.
We can have a hard time claiming responsibility when we think that means that we also have to accept blame. The word ‘responsibility’ means simply to have the ability to respond: to respond ably. To be responsible is to be answerable. It means that we acknowledge our participation.
Saturn transits ask us to assume responsibility for those parts of ourselves that are undeveloped and immature. Although it is human to want to be handed something we haven’t worked for, when Saturn is involved, it becomes downright impossible to get what we want unless we do work for it. With Saturn we get it the old fashioned way, we earn it! When we work hard and assume responsibility for the work that needs to be done, the rewards are great. We gain self-mastery, competence, maturity, authority, self-respect, and dignity. We build that thing called ‘character.’
Saturn Question List
The following list is a set of questions to ask yourself when you are experiencing a Saturn transit. These questions can serve as a ‘touchstone’ to remind you that there is work to be done, that this will be a process throughout the transit (from beginning to middle to end), and that there are solutions to the challenges that you are experiencing. Use this list both for Saturn’s transit through a house and for Saturn’s transiting aspects to natal planets.
1. What can I learn from this experience?
2. How can I develop more maturity in this area of my life or this part of myself?
3. What do I need to be responsible for? How can I accept more responsibility in this area of my life or this part of myself?
4. How do I honestly feel about developing this area? Do I have resistance?
5. Am I judging people who are expressing qualities that I am learning to develop during this transit?
6. Am I willing to do the necessary work to develop these parts of myself?
7. Am I taking myself seriously? (Or am I just insisting that other do?)
8. The last time I experienced a similar transit (7, 14, 21, or 28 years ago), what did I experience and, importantly, now that I have another chance, what can I do differently?
Transiting Saturn through the Houses – The Twelve Investments
The best thing you can do in with Saturn is to really invest in yourself. Here are some basic guidelines and a really quick romp through the 12 houses.
Saturn transiting through the 1st house
Present yourself as if you are valuable, as if you take yourself and how you come across seriously. Wear nice clothes, wash your hair. Don’t skimp on presentation. When somebody sees you, let them see someone who values herself/himself. Don’t walk around in your bathrobe and wonder why people aren’t telling you how beautiful you are!
Ask yourself this question: What do I want people to see when they look at me? Make an investment in yourself by developing and displaying the qualities that you want to be personally known for, that you want to be identified with.
Saturn transiting through the 2nd house
Examine your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about money and the material world. To make an investment here, you will need to develop a good relationship with money and the material world. So, if you want to make more money, you need to ask yourself how you feel about money? Do you value it? Does money like you? How do you treat it? Do you crumple it up in your wallet? Are you unappreciative? Do you complain about it so it doesn’t want to come near you? Is money your friend? Or a pain in the back? If you want to be able to afford to buy nice things, ask yourself if you appreciate yourself? Do you think you deserve to have nice things?
Saturn transiting through the 3rd house
Do people listen to you when you talk? Is what you say worth listening to? When you talk, do you know what you are talking about? Making an investment in this area means that you will need to take your ideas, thoughts, and communication more seriously. It is important to invest in your mind, in your education, in developing your ideas. Develop a more solid foundation for what you think and how you think.
Saturn transiting through the 4th house
Look at your home. Do you treat the place that you live in as if it has worth and value? When you come home at the end of the day, do you look at your home and think, “I love where I live! I am so lucky to live here!”
Making an investment here means making constructive changes that add to the value and enjoyment of your home – whether that means for you replacing old windows, or steam cleaning your carpets, getting the dust off of the surfaces, or planting some flowers. If necessary, move to a place that reflects your energy and feels comfortable for you.
If you want to improve the flow of energy in your home, you may want to hire a Feng Shui person who will examine and make suggestions concerning the placement of objects in your living environment.
Saturn transiting through the 5th house
Investing here means cultivating a greater sense of self confidence. What can you do to help yourself to feel more valuable? What qualities need to be cultivated? Ask yourself, “How do I stop myself from expressing the truth of who I am? And why?” Take responsibility for the capacity to be true to your own uniqueness without struggling to make other people legitimize this for you.
Sometimes people don’t appreciate your uniqueness and sometimes they do. What happens when people don’t appreciate you? If you are going to express the truth of who you are – not everybody is going to agree with you! Investing here means taking yourself seriously. Don’t ask others to recognize you or make you feel important. You are already important.
Saturn transiting through the 6th house
Investing in this area means investing in your routines, your schedules, in all of those parts of your life that need to work together for your day to day life to run effortlessly.
Investing in this area means paying more attention to the daily rituals of living. Do you organize your life in a way that contributes to your enjoyment of life? Or do you always find yourself playing catch-up? Do you focus on the tasks you are engaged in at any moment, or is your mind always wandering somewhere else? Are you running your schedule – or is your schedule running you?
The task of daily living is no small thing! It requires our time, care, and attention. The enjoyment of life often involves the appreciation of some of the less dramatic things. An investment here means becoming more organized and disciplined or more discriminating about how you spend your time.
Saturn transiting through the 7th house
Do you express gratitude and appreciation to your partner – husband, wife, significant other, your business partner, your best friend? Does your choice of partners demonstrate self value and worth? Do you appreciate and value what your partner brings to the relationship?
Investment in this area requires a certain amount of self-examination and the ability to take responsibility for the relationships that you have created, for the mate that you have chosen. Fully appreciating your mate may require that you weed out immature ideas about love and develop a more mature expression of love. See if you can put in the hard work that cultivates successful relationships.
Saturn transiting through the 8th house
Investing here means gaining control over your life by dealing with issues of power. How do you experience your power: financial, sexual, emotional, or psychological power?
Investing in this area means taking responsibility for how you use power and how you hand it over to someone else. If you do not experience yourself as an empowered person, ask yourself, “What do I do to stop myself from feeling powerful?” Here it is necessary to terminate old life patterns, to let go of the boundaries and walls that you have built that separate you from others. What needs to be released? What are you holding on to? Get rid of the stuff that has no value to you – both internally and externally.
Saturn in the 9th house
Investing here means taking responsibility for the effect of your own beliefs. Do your beliefs demonstrate to you a healthy sense of self worth and value? Or could you use some work in this area?
Investing here means cultivating beliefs that affirm your value and worth and letting go of beliefs that are destructive and that hold you back.
Investing here means valuing different beliefs, religions, philosophies, and cultures and not thinking that you have the correct beliefs!
Investing here may be as simple as spending time learning about the world through travel, or a course of study about a religion or culture that is different from yours.
It may be as involved as giving serious examination to destructive beliefs that may have originated in childhood and then never questioned. Since you are responsible for your beliefs – invest wisely by choosing beliefs that affirm both you and others.
Saturn transiting through the 10th house
You are at the top of the mountain! Let’s hope it is one that you wanted to climb. Are you living the life you want to live? Investing here means first questioning what you are doing with your life. Ask yourself what you want to be responsible for. Get clear about what you do not want to spend your time on.
Are you happy about the life you are living? When you get out of bed in the morning, do you dread thinking about spending time in your chosen profession? How many hours of the day are devoted to something that brings you joy? Investing in this area simply means making your life count. It means expecting the best out of yourself. It means raising the bar – raising your standards for your own potential, of what you are capable of contributing.
Saturn transiting through the 11th house
Investing here means investing in group and community life and in cultivating relationships with peers and with those people with whom you share something in common. Investing in this area is also about increasing your value to the group – whatever the group or association is that you are involved with. What gifts and talents do you have to offer? Are you an active contributing member of your particular group? Or are you letting others do all of the work? Join groups that you find valuable.
Do you associate with your peers, solicit feedback, and seek support? Do you join professional organizations so that you can both get new ideas and also offer assistance to those who could use your help. Do you mentor those who could benefit from your experience? Investing here means joining with others whether it’s with your local neighborhood watch, a writers group, or an investment club.
Saturn transiting through the 12th house
Invest in your spiritual life. Whether spirituality is experienced as the more transcendental or heightened state of inner-connectedness or as a personal relationship with God, investing here simply means actually spending time in that state. Meditation is simply one of the best investments you can make in this area. Writing in a journal is another excellent investment.
It is taking time by yourself to allow whatever is inside of you to surface. It is quieting yourself enough so that you can receive guidance. Your mind needs to slow down enough to ‘hear.’ Making an investment could be taking a daily walk, tuning in with nature, and clearing your mind. It can mean listening to beautiful music or reading poetry. The important thing here is to make an investment by turning your mind away from the daily mundane chatter so that you can allow something greater and more magnificent to emerge.