This month I have had very little time to update my blog. Apparently the Saturn and Pluto square started to take effect. Saturn in Libra tests our relationships and ideals, and makes us face the truth about what is working and what is not. With Saturn squaring the transformative Pluto, many of us are ending relationships, losing jobs or otherwise having to restructure. To me personally I experienced a lot of hard work in career (I had my natal Saturn sitting right on MC, squaring Pluto on my ASC) which brought up a lot of profound thoughts on where to move forward. I also experienced a sense of power which came along as a result of discipline and serious attitude with work.
Coming back to the general Saturn-Pluto square effect, losing something or failing to get what you want are merely road signs that say ‘wrong way’. Sometimes the Universe saying No to your plans can actually bring out the best of you.
New Moon in Scorpio begins from 17 November, 3:13am HK time (GMT+8). The first few days following the New Moon is the best time to start any new projects. Scorpio is about transformation and intense emotions. Putting together it is about time to begin something that will transform your world intensely and deeply.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger – it’s an appropriate saying for the Scorpio season. At this New Moon, its time to bury whatever has died and compost your grief, to make way for new wealth and wisdom. It’s a welcome light to the end of the tunnel. Meanwhile, drink a toast at the Scorpio New Moon to all you have learned, the precious things which still abide, and your ability to rise from the ashes, transformed.
Looking up at the ephemeris, transiting Saturn will conjunct my Ascendant in Nov 2009, retrograde in Mar 2010 and onward for another time in Aug 2010.
Today I did a search on the last time when Saturn squared my Ascendant, that was in Jun 2003. The purpose was to draw reference from the impact of transiting Saturn on my Ascendant connection with hard aspects. Phew! It was just a busy month with loads of travelling (by the way, I love my digital diary, I can check my personal events just so easily). I expect therefore the above periods would be the same busy time, hopefully nothing more! Life however is full of surprise…afterall we are here not for holiday, but for the many lessons we need to learn!
Saturn is transiting in my 12th house (for approximately 2.5 years) before it will conjunct my Ascendant. My 12th house has Virgo on the cusp, and the 12th house relates a lot to the hidden part of oneself. With Saturn in Virgo, it is traditionally associated with astrology. It was exactly the last 2.5 years I had that burning desire to learn and sharpen my skills in this subject. When a planet that has been transiting the 12th house finally emerges into the 1st house, it is by then an important process that has been deeply private for some time finally emerges for the whole world to see.
What happens when Saturn crosses the Ascendant and goes into the 1st depends on how the individual has used its passage through the 12th. Those who have a history of irresponsibility may find that it is time simply to pay the consequence of their behaviour. Those who have done the hard work of reassessing their life path, however, are quite likely to find themselves with new skills to offer the world.