A Return to the Return
One thing about the Net and the communities that have formed is the oppportunity to find people I have things in common with and the freedom of the 24 hour discussion forum where I can discourse in my own time frame. The ultimate in freedom to me and the chance to think things through thoroughly in a unique way before responding. The luxury of time. I returned to my computer today to find this gem from Neith.... It occurred to me as I was getting ready for bed last night that you & I were sitting here cheerfully chatting & speculating in an upbeat way in defiance of the general astrological predictions of doom & gloom for the evening. Saturn was sq the Sun yesterday evening . . . and my ASC almost exactly! There are layers & layers of benefits to this whole Second Saturn Return. I'm going to continue to observe this process while Saturn is squaring that most personal of points . . . the ASC. Neith and I are both having a Saturn return in Leo as we struggle to conquer the fear of self expression and find genuine self confidence. What I like about the above statement is the realization that we have some say in our destinies and that a Saturn transit is a valuable tool even in tense hard aspect, contrary to what some others insist upon.
The difficulties are natural to all progression, a sort of cramp and release in the journey through life's digestive tract. People get sick and willingly endure the ordeal of sometimes painful treatments knowing they will heal. Why not with Saturn...or Pluto...or the other feared entities? Embrace the squeeze and advance. I've always perceived the characters behind the planets as allies, never trying to purposely hurt me. I consider them my teachers so it is in their best interest that I succeed. It's a gold star for them. I don't feel victimized by a square, even if it involves Saturn and Mars, which it will next week! And even when it hurts. A square represents an unstable condition trying to find balance and harmony. It intends to move but while it's around, it provides a unique moment of interplay necessary to one's evolution. Naturally fear is involved. It always is. So Saturn as a teacher of self control and mastery is the character I embrace. With Saturn in Leo now, everyone is gaining some knowledge of their personal significance as our failed leaders and icons are in Saturn's shadow and we are encouraged to consult our own light and self leadership, squares, quincunxes, sesquiquadrates, and semisquares be damned!