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The Meaning of Saturn Direct



by Kosmic Kelly May 20, 2009 06:52 AM EST

Is Saturn turning direct? What does that mean from Astrology prospective? Thanks, Shashi

I've written about this on my own website so here's a summary of what Saturn direct means. 

Saturn returned to forward movement on May 16, after a retrograde (backwards) sabbatical that has meant a slower pace and necessary significant delays since January 1 2009.

All planets, except the Sun and Moon, have retrograde phases, where from our perspective on earth, we see them moving backwards against the Zodiac. It's a bit like heading out to the corner store in the car, but getting to the end of the street and realising you left your wallet at home, then having to drive back home, grab your wallet and leave again.

Saturn is about foundations, commitment and responsibility. His passage through the Zodiac (and therefore your life) provides key turning points as you strive to restructure and streamline in the relevant areas of life. Saturn helps you prioritise and focus on your primary goals. He is linked to time and under his influence the time is either right to end or start something.

This particular Saturn retrograde has been especially strong for mutable signs - Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, especially those born around June 5 - 12, September 7 - 14, November 7 - 14 and March 5 - 12. That's because the precise part of Virgo that Saturn has been reversing through makes either a conjunction, square or opposition to the Sun in the horoscope for people born on those dates.

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So Saturn going direct is literally a time to begin moving forward again, especially around major life goals. Because Saturn is in Virgo streamlining is a must on the current path to success.

Here is a lovely quote from one of my favorite poet/ writer/ philosophers, on the value of work. (Why work? Saturn is literally about work and the ways in which life demands effort from each of us in a constructive way.)

"You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth. For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons, and to step out of life's procession, that marches in majesty and proud submission towards the infinite.
When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music." Kahlil Gibran

 
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