(Saturn will once again enter Libra on July 21, 2010 through October 5, 2012)

Astrologically, Saturn is often referred to as “The Lord of Karma” or “The Great Malefic” and sometimes “The Task Master,” all of which can provoke feelings of pessimism and negativity.  Rarely are Saturn’s countless hidden gifts emphasized upon first contemplating this great planet’s Astrological significations.

Saturn is the planet that represents structure, social-political systems and authority, as well as the awareness of time and karma.  He is the harbinger of the blatant recognition of a long standing way of life that is no longer serving us.  With Saturn’s ingress into Libra we will find ourselves investing time to restructure the area of our lives reflected by the zodiacal sign of Libra.  Astrologically, Libra represents partnership, equality, beauty, the arts, harmony and balance. Saturn will bring awareness and a need for dynamic change – individually as well as collectively – to any of these Libran qualities that are in discord.

Saturn represents societal structures and governments, and while in Libra he will encourage each of us to demand fairness and justice within our political systems.  On a more personal level, each one of us will be questioning our partnerships and close relationships.  This is especially true for Libras because Saturn will transit directly over your Sun.  If you are between the ages of 28-30 or 58-60 you are experiencing or about to experience your Saturn return, a major maturation and turning point in life.

As Saturn makes its passage through Libra, it will activate the Cardinal Cross and simultaneously highlight the U.S. Astrological chart which will undergo its own Saturn return in Libra. These two important Astrological significations will point to collective and personal lessons of responsibility and right relationship with one another and our planet.  These dynamics are heralding a wake-up call of change; a change in our attitudes, our attachments and our lifestyles. Universally we are quickly approaching the “2012” climax and the end of the Mayan Calendar, referred to by Mayan Elders as the “Shift of the Ages.”

Mindful awareness is required at the onset of a significant Saturn transit and we are encouraged to use integrity in all our dealings throughout its duration. The Saturnian journey often leads us into solemn periods of reflection where we may find ourselves feeling dejected, disillusioned and thwarted to move into the future we desire. Simultaneously, Saturn can promote new career heights, responsibilites and leadership recognition. If we consciously embrace Saturn’s wise teachings we can emerge with unexpected treasures and pearls of wisdom.

Saturnian transits and aspects bring us to a crossroads and provide opportunities to hasten our evolution. They usher in a profound time period, which if embraced, can ultimately bring great wisdom, a deeper meaning to life and awareness of self, maturation, humility and freedom by releasing that which no longer serves us.

Copyright 2010 by Linda Kaye

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