Friday, April 20, 2007

And the Walls Come Down

Saturn points one along the path of destiny and duty. The planet delineates the boundaries of the known world, but it is also the place where the individual is required get beyond these boundaries in order to evolve.
Blockages encountered under Saturn build strength and ability.


An individual who has mastered the curriculum laid out by Saturn knows the difference between right and wrong. If he suffers, he should have at least some idea why. This moral and ethical seasoning confers the power to function as an authority in the social system. Presumably, he is fit to govern others because he has proven the ability to govern himself.
Saturn signifies the completion of the building of a distinctive ego structure. The individual now acts in his own right and imposes on his surroundings the order he has labored to internalize. He is capable of shaping society as society originally shaped him. Through the upholding of accepted laws, he ensures the continuity of the community so that, although he eventually dies, civilization endures as a monument to his endeavors.
Marcia Moore and Mark Douglas
And here we stand. Nearing the end of the Saturn transit of Leo as the last direct motion has begun and this dense planet will be leaving for Virgo on September 2nd. Two and a half years of intense ego development, lessons of power, dominance and leadership, realization of creative talent, and the search for significance, personally and collectively.
Saturn often erects a wall while the work is going on, and once construction is complete, and the system can function successfully, the wall comes down. The effective governing begins. Every individual is at a slightly different stage of evolution, and for some, now is the time to recognize the needs, and start to prepare to take the lead in whatever realm is indicated. Leo and the Sun are at the center of a system in some way, somewhere. Everyone has a Leo sector in the chart, where Saturn has been training us. When he goes into Virgo, it will be time to get to work.
These last sweet moments can be fruitful and in this case, the stuff of dreams, since Neptune will be involved until the end. Evaluation of abilities and establishment of genuine confidence can proceed. Many people fail at good leadership because of a lack of true self confidence. Love of self translates into love of others, and into love of the world. And even if the spotlight is small in radius, each individual has a part to play, and will likely take the lead at times.
In terms of our own government it has been astonishing to observe the collapse unfolding. The incompetence, corruption, and deceit revealed in full light of day. Faulty leadership. Unsalvageable. Many of them are of the Pluto in Leo generation, and have been particularly influenced by this Saturn transit of Leo.
The Pluto in Leos are interesting. The infinity of desire in its sometimes ruthless pursuit of attention and domination, masking feelings of unlovability, is common with this placement. The magnitude of need is really impossible to describe. Saturn has put the clamp on this, at the same time, has been developing potential elsewhere. It's happening especially with the new environmentalists who are starting to emerge with dignity, style, and even power. They will grow and join their immature, greedy, and grasping compatriots, as Pluto in Capricorn orders. It will all be interesting to witness. Even though the common denominator remains at a less than magnificent level and will continue to do so, enjoying the grade B crime and horror show, the best of humanity will also play a part, perhaps with some added recognition.
So as Saturn chooses ones who have learned, some people will feel the responsibility to contribute as Pluto goes into Capricorn to specifically evolutionize society and government. They will be needed, and in time ..... appreciated.
I'm going to make the most of these last Saturn in Leo days.
And maybe watch some walls being disassembled. Even get in the act.

15 Comments:

Blogger jm said...

This is happening faster than I thought. The next political wave.
From my paper today:

Panzano chef, Elise Wiggins, is the 'leader' of the restaurant's new "green team" now starting its rookie season.

Not only has Wiggins decided to buy almost exclusively locally grown [most important] organic products, she's pioneered an intense recycling program at the eatery in the Monaco Hotel.[Top notch, centally located, very popular and busy].

Wiggins is going beyond food to include eco-friendly to-go containers made from sugar cane, recycled oil and grease, along with recycled glass, paper, cardboard, aluminum, and packaging materials.
The program that Wiggins has been working on for three years includes strictly wild salmon in season and line-caught fish.
The salt shakers contain natural sea salt and she's added more vegetarian menu items due to customer demand.

20/4/07 3:45 PM  
Blogger jm said...

There's more to this story.

When the Monaco Hotel opened, it quickly became a huge success largely due to the chef, who became the top star of the city's culinary scene. When she left to start her own restaurant three years ago I expected the Monaco one to fade into obscurity with this impossible act to follow. I didn't hear anything until today.
I find this change in direction fascinating.

It's not hippie, new-age alternative anymore. People have no idea how big this is going to be soon.

What is exciting is to watch it blossom from these nascent beginnings, while the enthusiasm and newness are at their heights.

20/4/07 4:06 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I also wanted to mention again the Pluto in Virgo generation coming into power, speaking of cleaning up. Pluto in Capricorn will be in the trine phase to the Virgo as they rise.

20/4/07 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Exciting stuff!

It's not hippie, new-age alternative anymore. People have no idea how big this is going to be soon.

And yes, it's going to be huge. I'm involved in it, locally. Not a major player, but I have caused a few things to be done hereabouts. We just had a big event at a historical farmstead, where people sold and bought local eggs, cheese, meat, brews, pickles, and natural cosmetics/lotions, with a potluck and a lecture on homeopathy. I organized it and it was the biggest of the 5 I've done so far. Yikes... who'd have thought that quiet little house-mouse could cause such moving and shaking? :o)

20/4/07 4:17 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And yes, it's going to be huge. I'm involved in it, locally.

I didn't know that. The band wagon is going to go nuts.

I organized it and it was the biggest of the 5 I've done so far. Yikes... who'd have thought that quiet little house-mouse could cause such moving and shaking? :o)

OMG!!!!Joe!!!
Shades of Capricorn coming. This is wonderful news. Organization is easy and thrilling when Cap is working well. What a great event.
This really gives me a shot of pleasure.

20/4/07 4:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Btw. I've lived with house mice. I do not underestimate them. They've gotten me moving and shaking.

We're actually both Chinese rats, if I recall correctly.

20/4/07 4:38 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Another wild thought.

Could the fateful shattering of the Saturn-Neptune egg be the breaking of the wall? Birthed in to the world, as Saturn heads for your 5th house of birth, and Pluto to the 8th of power.

20/4/07 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

That could very well be. Saturn in Virgo in the 5th house. Let's see...

Limits, Structure and Authority meet Service and Analysis within the realm of offspring, creativity, hobbies, and projects. I can see this happening a bit with those events I have been putting together.

Does Saturn bring supportive structure as well as limiting structure?

20/4/07 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Continuing...
Pluto (transformation, power, survival, death and rebirth and reproduction) is headed for the 8th, which itself represents many of those things. So Pluto is going to enhance the 8th house stuff?

And my 8h is Cap, sign of responsibility, ambition, and paranoia.

Hmm.

20/4/07 5:16 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Does Saturn bring supportive structure as well as limiting structure?

Heavens. I couldn't have said it better.

It's meant to limit really, in order to build within the supporting structure. That's why Saturn is bone. The skeleton. It trims the fat and restricts the intake. Stop the excessive motion and pares everything down to what's useful.

Since people are so busy doing useless things, they scream under Saturn's guidance, blaming circumstance and further excusing their laziness. Saturn makes you work hard because he wants IT to work for you. Whatever weakness in the supporting structure exists has to be addressed.

Saturn signifies the completion of the building of a distinctive ego structure. The individual now acts in his own right and imposes on his surroundings the order he has labored to internalize. He is capable of shaping society as society originally shaped him.

From Marcia Moore. Says it well too.

20/4/07 5:17 PM  
Blogger jm said...

And my 8h is Cap, sign of responsibility, ambition, and paranoia.

The 8th is a love of psychological reasoning with Saturn involved, and a capitalizing on personal power. Lots of interest in undoing the deepdown fear blocks, and the expert management of crisis. Control of panic.
Healing through pain, the shamanic persona. the use of other relams in medicinal ways. The homeopathic lecture is a perfect example.

The Saturn in your 1st with the Cap 8th is a fear of the magnitude of your power, so there is limitation until you grasp it and use it properly. Self control without self punishment is the aim.

20/4/07 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

You're right. The learning never stops. :o)

20/4/07 5:28 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Watch all the Saturn in Scorpio or 8th house people you know and you might see a similar pattern.

They long for great power over others, but until they arrive they abuse it badly, often through emotional cruelty. This is because they feel so powerless, but know they really have it. It just needs to be developed. Sometimes they get it right, and eventually they can master this difficult placement in order to guide others through the pain of healing.

20/4/07 5:28 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The site we were talking about earlier is heavily laced with this Scorpio behavior, which is why the perplexing emotionally painful outbursts that often seem disconnected from the misdemeanors. The obsession with others' crimes is part of it, rather than facing their own. But within all of this is the potential to perceive honestly, and exorcise emotional demons. It's a mish mosh.

20/4/07 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

That's a great example of Scorpio!

20/4/07 5:47 PM  

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