SUN / SATURN in SAG Gifts for the Full Moon in GEM – SAG (Dec 13 / 14) – and for Your Saturn Return (born 1956 – 59 and 85 – 88)

12 Dec

When I saw the mutable T-Square from the GEMINI – SAG Full Moon to CHIRON in PI, and the ‘Mystic Rectangle’ aspect figure in the chart this famous quote by Rumi came to my awareness:

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
There is a field. I will meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
The world is too full to talk about
Language, ideas, even the phrase each other
Doesn’t make any sense.”

by Rumi

 

Rumi Let the Beauty of what you Love be what you Do

Rumi: Let the Beauty of what you Love be what you Do

 

Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (جلال‌الدین محمد رومی) (Sept 30, 1207 – Dec 17, 1273), was a Persian philosopher, poet, teacher, and founder of the Mevlevi (or Mawlawi) order of Sufism; also known as Mevlana (Our Guide), Jalaluddin Rumi, or simply Rumi.

This page features an overview and introduction to the mystical, timeless poetry by Rumi.

 

Under the Mutable FULL MOON T-Square (see chart in the next Astro~News blog), we can feel pulled into different directions, maybe like a flag in the wind, maybe feeling aimless, maybe free and unbound.

The GEMINI Full MOON energy is curious, questions things, loves diversity, variety, likes to talk and learn, is hungry for information and communication, can jump around from topic to topic, and also be easily distracted / distracting. Sooo many ideas and questions. Very cerebral.

Have you found yourself pulled into the realm of information and ideas (“They say this, he says that, to which I said….”, and what about this article and interview?)?
Trapped in the tentacles of the seamless (and sometimes senseless) information stream? Hooked on the information high-way?

And then, Zen: “What is the sound of the one hand clapping?”

 

The GEMINI – SAG Full Moon calls to balance head (GEM) and heart (SAG).

It matters not so much how far and where we are going (which is what lots of people are uncertain and confused about these days, with SAT in SAG square NEP in PI), but HOW we are going, and: where we are coming from!

 

The Sagittarian Centaur Archer (formerly CHIRON!) pulls the arrow back to his heart, aims, and releases the arrow of inspiration, heart-wisdom, and vision. The ‘why’ is crucial for IN-tension, for ‘the path, and for any journey. Motivation matters. Well, it helps to have the heart arrow ignited by a lightning bolt of Zeus / JUPITER .

Of the 3 Fire signs, SAG represents the inner fire, and also relates to the inner wandering Sage (see Hermit with lantern in the picture).

 

Jupiter Rules Sagittarius. Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

 

SATURN in SAG (Sept 17, 2015 – Winter Solstice 2017) is the bigger backdrop that the SAG SUN bring to consciousness (SUN):

  • How do people turn righteous, intolerant, judgmental, preachy, even fundamentalist (shadow of SAG, shown by SATURN)?
  • How do beliefs and fear get into the picture (or shall I say: blind spots, blinders, and shadow)?
  • What is the way through and out?

 

SATURN is about the experience of contrast (you / they are over there, I am here), separation, resistance, and the side in us that pretends to protect us from the apparent non-self. The ring around us. The ‘separate’ form, and what anchors us here-now.

In SAG, SAT shows us through insight and lessons about obstacles on the path – obstacles can be caution, a simple NO, lingering judgment, and a sense of separation. Obstacles ARE lessons – about ‘what’s in the way’ for us, and what that tells us about our ego.

 

Saturn & Earth

Saturn and Earth – Hubble Space Telescope picture (NASA)

 

In the Hindu tradition, the Elephant headed Lord Ganesh is invoked at the onset of a journey, to help ‘remove obstacles’. In a Yoga class a while ago, our teacher suggested to do a whole Ganesh sequence hour of Yoga. Ironically, after the class, there was a pain in the body that I didn’t have before. Hmmm, I wondered jokingly, “How come? Isn’t Ganesh supposed to remove obstacles, and not bring new ones???”. The process with the pain lead me through something I would have avoided or ignored otherwise. This was the obstacle. And CHIRON was involved as well…

 

Ganesha

Ganesha

Here is a Ganesh chant for you…

 

An example of SATURN in SAG, and pre-cursor of the Full Moon presented itself to me a while ago:
Someone I had asked for practical support positioned himself as the know-it-all expert, judging everyone else as idiots who don’t know what they are doing. Since this judgment also related to two of my friends, I got sensitized and could have stood up on their behalf, advocated for them, and endeavoured to convince this gentleman that there are many paths and approaches, not just his ‘one and only right one’. But hey, I didn’t want to play his game, and rather save my energy, since he seemed angry, very entrenched in his views, and lacking a positive and generous, spacious SAG outlook.

When I found out that he was in severe physical pain I sensed that he probably felt powerless and fearful. This is when we often compensate, by holding on to something that we consider ‘certain’.

In such potentially confrontational, frustrating, argumentative situations (which can come up with the Full Moon T-Square to CHIRON), it’s often better to opt out of getting pulled into an argument about who’s right, and to release and diffuse the situation (CHIRON in PI) through prayers and blessings, and to honour deeper teachings (SUN / SATURN in SAG) about compassion for how pain can contract us.

After the meeting with that gentleman, I stepped outdoors for fresh air, and saw an eagle soaring – ahhhh!

Later, more medicine and gifts of re-connecting in the Field found me on a sunlit walk to / by the ocean (so SAG – PI).

 

SATURN in SAG shows us where we experience ourselves as separate through often old, parental or otherwise imprinted conditions and limiting beliefs.

We might have adopted a selective perception of ‘obstacles’ and lack of trust, which of course makes us rigid and righteous.

We lose spaciousness, the bigger picture, an eye for opportunities, a sense of humour, an attitude of gratitude. All based on separation and fear. Whoa!

 

So: definitely a good idea to check in on those qualities.

And to question / inquire (very GEMINI):

  • Is this… absolutely true?
  • How else can this be seen?
  • What is the gift in this?

How about this all-time SATURN in SAG ‘Inquiry Mantra’ in such situations: “Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?”

 

SATURN is now in the area in late SAG where PLUTO was in 2004 / 2005. 

  • What are the effects and consequences of deeper changes then (2004 -5) for you now?
  • How have you matured, in the transformation since then?
  • What happened to the power of your path and to your happiness at the time? Any ‘obstacles’ now?
  • How can the SAG Fire be rekindled?

 

SATURN was in SAG the last time from Nov 1985 until Nov 1988, and before that from Oct 1956 until Jan 1959.

If you were born in those years you have your 1st or 2nd SATURN Return these years!
A look into your chart would tell us when that is exactly, however you probably sense it the whole time while SAT is in SAG.

 

sagittariusbody

 

Here are some themes to check in on, under SAT in SAG for all of us, esp. for those of you born with SAT in SAG – be honest! 🙂 

  • Are you a good story teller, or do you bug and bore people with the same old stories?
  • Do you take your attitude super seriously? Can you laugh at yourself?
  • Have you become masterful at inspiring others (maybe through the school of hard knocks)?
  • Can you see how your need to be right is actually limiting, and how generosity, gratitude and openness makes your life richer?
  • Can you turn the ‘doubt of the benefit’ into the ‘benefit of the doubt’?
  • Check for blind spots, blinders, agenda, old limiting beliefs – well, ask trusted friends, and don’t hold it against them.
  • What’s with a lack of humour or overcompensation of hopelessness through cynical humour? Yikes!
  • Do you trust that life always opens new avenues?
  • Have you found your path? Maybe the pathless path, the ultimate ‘path’?
  • What makes you really(!) happy?

Stay tuned for the Full Picture of the GEM – SAG Full Moon!

 

© Melanie Lichtinger 2016

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