Saturn entered Sagittarius on September 17, 2015, and won't change signs again until December of 2017! During Saturn's transit through Sagittarius, with occasional tribulation, Saturn will help you answer the all-important question: What do you believe in?
Saturn's job, whether by current transit or in your birth chart, is to provide enough compression to ensure we confront what isn't working in our lives. He'll offer us the discipline to repair it, or the maturity to accept that it's time to let it go. As a result, we gain a new level of soul growth in direct proportion to our willingness to do the work Saturn demands. As long as we take the responsible approach, we can master Saturn and eventually experience remarkable rewards because of him ... in due time.
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At first glance, you might think that Saturn and the zodiac sign Sagittarius are polar opposites. Saturn is all about restriction and limitation; he's the ultimate reality check. But Sagittarius is a sign naturally ruled by exuberant Jupiter and is filled with faith and optimism. Saturn sees the glass as half empty, but Sagittarius reminds us that the glass is also half full. So what happens when this ultra-positive sign becomes mired in the grip of the greatest party pooper in the entire zodiac?
Oil and water come together
The thing about Saturn and Sagittarius is that they actually do have a few things in common. They are both extremely committed to ethics. Saturn plays by the traditional rule book but Sagittarius plays by whatever he believes at his core is right. Together, Saturn in Sagittarius has an amazing capacity to review current principles. He'll ensure that a moral review is conducted and that any failure to be honorable is corrected.
We'll see this happen collectively and personally over the next few years. During this stretch of time you'll endure a certain kind of pressure to define your moral compass in a certain area of your life (depending on what house Saturn is transiting for you). Ultimately, you can emerge from this transit having built up a solid and enduring belief system relating to that part of your life.
At the same time, with Saturn in Sagittarius there will likely be a cosmic pause that allows us to consider areas of law, race, culture, religion, education, spirituality, and philosophy with greater sobriety. Outmoded principles concerning these areas that are too weak to survive might fall away. In certain cases, that could be a very good thing.
Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces
If our current beliefs aren't cutting it, then a test of faith might be more significant. Saturn, the planet of boundaries will square Neptune, the planet that dissolves boundaries on November 26, 2015, June 17, 2016, and again on September 10, 2016. Now that's the ultimate cosmic oxymoron!
During these times you might lose faith altogether. If this happens, remember that true enlightenment is only possible when you go deeper and create a solid foundation to the divine spirit within. Losing your religion, your dreams and goals, or your faith in humanity can become a catalyst for developing the most grounded and untouchable belief system -- one that feels right from deep within your gut and one that no one can ever take away.
Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries
After all of the Saturn-Neptune fuzziness evaporates, there's Saturn trine Uranus to look forward to. Expect amazing support from these two planets to help create a foundation for your most innovative, pioneering goals yet! We'll experience this gorgeous aspect on December 24, 2016, May 19, 2017, and again on November 11, 2017.
This is when you will finally see that Saturn's initial delays, frustrations and hindrances have only dragged you back to ensure that you planned wisely. Now, you'll be ready to launch into something great. The key? Just focus and keep aiming.