Saturn is About Celebrations!

I didn’t catch on to mythology, especially Liz Greene’s prolific use of myths in her books, when it comes to learning astrology. However, I was thoroughly impressed when I read that the Romans called Saturn Saturnus, known as the god of agriculture and harvest who founded civilization and the social order. The great feasts of Saturnalia is held annually in the winter.Read More »


Never, Never, Never Give Up

七転び八起き / nanakorobi yaoki
Fall down seven times, get up 8 times


Daruma, a Japanese Doll, that’s associated with perseverance and never giving up. The tradition is set yourself a goal or resolution and draw in the left eye as a reminder of what you want to achieve. Imagine if you only had one eye, you would be very focused on where you set your sights on. So it is with life, focus on your goal with a laser beam concentration.

Once you have succeeded in realising your goal, fill in the right eye. Voila!

You don’t necessarily have to get a real doll or keychain or something especially if you are on a budget. You could always print yourself a daruma on paper, write down your goal on the other side and carry out the ritual above.

P.S.: Daruma reminds me of a bop bag or 不倒翁 that my parents got for me when I was a child. No matter how much I punched or hit it, it always bounces back up. On hindsight, that’s a very valuable message for me. If you fail, no matter. Try again.



Astro Vocabulary


Another increase in my astrological vocabulary for Pluto – a profound experience, “transformative” instead of simply “transformation”.


Commitment, committed to xyz, demands, demanding. Instead of “focused”, try

  • “Concerned with”
  • Intense (hmmm, I have always associated Pluto with intensity. But I suppose with Saturn’s laser focus on things, it could certainly be described as intense)
  • Strong attention to

Take control. Undertake an inventory. Feel lacking. Feel lonely.

My passive vocabulary includes discipline. It’s time to bring out “self-discipline” back to the forefont.


Instead of spiritualise, refined, sensitised, letting go, idealised, transitory, confusion, try inspired, inspiration.


Probe deeply. Understanding and handling emotions and crises.


A tension, conflict, difficulty to be resolved between two principles.


Saturn Return

I thought there wasn’t anything significant during my Saturn return (c. 29.5 years old). In fact, I thought about it for 2 or 3 years over the past few years. That was until recently when I looked at the ephemeris, instead of the nice looking reports from Solar Fire. Read More »

Saturn Cycles

An exploratory post on Saturn cycles. Questions to be answered:

  1. What’s Saturn cycles?
  2. Why might they be felt more keenly than other cycles?
  3. What are the ages involved in Saturn cycles?
  4. What’s the difference between Saturn return, opposition, squares, sextiles and trines? What’s the difference between a waxing and a waning aspect?
  5. What’s the difference between the first, second and third Saturn cycles?
  6. What’s likely to “happen” internally and/or externally during Saturn cycles?
  7. How to make the best of Saturn cycles?

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A Look at Saturn

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.







Musing About Capricorns

I have realized over time that persons with a high emphasis on the Capricorn sign or a strongly featured Saturn are rather responsible people. They try to do what is right by their perceived expectations of their partner, family, friends, work colleagues, bosses, community and society. So much so that often times, they might forget to look after their own needs and desires as it’s always about the other person or their actions are based on the “correct” thing to do.Read More »