If I have a choice, I would go to a barber every 1.5 or even 2 months to have a haircut to save a few bob (money in Irish lingo). Yes, yes, I have tried to cut my own hair which I turned out to be extremely ugly, although I might try that again!Read More »
What is the Principle of Saturn?
Saturn limits and restricts.
Where Does a Person Experience Saturn?
Depending on your perspective, life may exist on various planes. One way of dividing life is into these four planes and the corresponding dimension of a human being:
- Physical plane – our physical body
- Astral – our feelings and emotions
- Mental – our mind
- Spiritual – our intuition
This limitation and restriction can “happen” on any of the above four planes although most people are probably more familiar with the limiting effect on the physical plane. When material occurrences with a tangible and physical form are restricted, they slow down and may even stop. For some people who are used to a certain flow in their physical life, this may lead to a sense of frustration, hindrance or struggle. For example, when the principle of Saturn is being applied to the human body, the body slows down over time, slowing down the bodily organs and functions over time and eventually slowing them down completely that ends in death. For some people who are used to quick movement or movement with ease and flow, the slowing of the human body can be a source of frustration or hindrance.
I’m of the view that the energies of the 12 zodiac signs are within us, just as we have the capacity to experience all 12 areas of our life, astrologically speaking. Some of the zodiac energies and areas of life are more prevalent and dominant in our lives than others. However, these “latent” energies and areas of life will eventually seek expression in one way or other at some point in your life, if they haven’t already.
I will explore the principle of Saturn on the various planes in other posts. Keep a look out for them.
How to Work With Saturn?
Imagine with me. You are walking from A to C. You have to pass through point B1 which is blocked. What do you do? You may turn back, sideways, up or down to get to C. In other words, the expression of your feelings must be expressed via another channel (B2, B3, B4, etc).
Growth comes with awareness, coming to terms with that which has been blocked within you, accept your experiences as something that is necessary for growth, learn from it, restructure your blockages and hopefully prevent them from reoccurring in the future. It’s a personal choice as to how you work with your blockages and limitations.
Stories on Working With Saturn
Capricorn, the mountain goat, whose lower body is that of sea creature. The mountain goat is primarily a land-based creature. But it is equally capable of traversing the seas and oceans if there’s a need for it to do so.
The roman god Janus, god of gateways. It’s impossible to look at both faces at the same time, suggesting that a choice has to be made.
Have you ever notice the time interval between each of your visits to the hairdresser or barber? As a guy, I know there were times when I visited the barber 1.5 month after the previous visit instead of the usual one month. Not placing too much emphasis on my appearances and wanting to save a few bobs, I now time my visits to the barber so that I can max out the 1.5 month between each visit.Read More »
When you had a shitty day and feel absolutely drained, devoid of vitality, what is the quickest way for you to be up and running again? Or worse still, you had the worst morning ever and there’s an afternoon left where you need to work. What do you do to recharge yourself?
For me, it’s banging on the piano or screeching on the violin. 10-15 minutes of that and I’m almost ready to go. I have tried other ways – binging on crappy food, going for long walks, meditation, qi gong, tai chi but they are not as effective and efficient as the actual playing of a musical instrument.
I wonder whether we can discover quicker and better ways to recharge ourselves using astrology. According to famed astrologer Arroyo, it seems that the element of the natal Sun provides a clue as to how we deplete and recharge our energy. Personally, I haven’t found consistent results based on his suggestion. Currently, I’m leaning towards the idea that we recharge by doing activities associated with our dominant element(s) and sign(s) i.e. by considering the element/sign of our personal and social planets, our Ascendant and Midheaven.
I have a conjecture that you can change your physical apperance or at least change people’s perception of your appearance for better or worse when you move to a new city/country. Here’s a case study:
Senorita Amorita’s natal ascendant is Virgo and her chart ruler is Mercury in Sagittarius. So we expect her to look youngish, of mid-height and slim. Let’s qualify those characteristics by considering:
- the majority dignities of the sign of the chart ruler. Jupiter is in its sign and triplicity as it’s a night chart. Let’s add some age and height and size to her
- the ruler of the chart ruler: Jupiter. Let’s add more age and height and size to her
- tight aspects to chart ruler. There’s none.
So, potentially Amorita would be of an above average height and size for her race. She would describe herself as big in her home country.
Amorita then moved overseas and underwent a massive transformation. She lost over 25 kgs or 55 pounds and has maintained it for years up to now. You could say that her new environment and lifestyle led to the weight loss. However, I wonder if the weight loss is somehow effected so that she can fit into the relocated Ascendent and chart ruler of the new place? Let’s have a look.
Her relocated Ascendent is Aquarius which is ruled by Saturn in Libra. Her basic characteristics would be tall and slim for her race. This is qualified by:
- the major dignities of Libra: Saturn is exalted and in the triplicity (due to the time zone difference, the relocated chart becomes a day chart) in Libra. So, she would be taller and slimmer.
- the ruler of the chart ruler which is Venus. So, she would be less tall, slim and soft-bodied. And pretty too.
- tight aspects to Saturn: Jupiter in Libra. So, let’s add some height and weight to her which will be pleasing and attractive as Jupiter is in Libra.
So potentially, Amorita would be slightly taller and of an average weight for her race in the new city/country. And she would be (seen as) prettier too due to the Venus influence which wasn’t present in her home country. Interestingly, after her massive weight loss, she did fit into the description of her chart ruler.
As I have mentioned, I’m just conjecturing on the effects of relocation on one’s physical apperance. When I have enough samples, I will turn that into a hypothesis! As for now, whether you believe in relocation astrology or not, it’s safe to say that Amorita is thrilled with her new look and life. !Viva la vida!