by Robert Wilkinson
I wrote this to a client with a lot of planets in Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio, and realized that it was food for thought for all of us going through the changes these signs, along with Aquarius, are experiencing. All of us have these signs in our charts in varying strengths, so we're all affected very intensely for the next 5 months. Not all of us have ended a significant relationship, but I believe most of us have confronted radical relationship changes recently, and will for a time to come. We are all redefining ourselves based in the new challenges, duties, limits and responsibilities that have emerged with Saturn in Leo (more for each sign here) beginning its long-term opposition to Neptune in Aquarius. We are becoming different people in some important and far-reaching ways, and will learn what we can live with and cannot live with in crucial life areas. The best of Saturn brings new maturity and wising up in ways we never dream of before they happen.
Whatever Saturn touches brings solid understanding about what truly motivates you and old behaviors that lead only to sorrow and suffering. We are coming out of illusion into a clearer sense of the reality we are supposed to live, that which will bring forth the best understanding in us. You can find out important info about Saturn's influence here. As I wrote:
You'll be going through major initiatives these next few weeks, then backtracking or redirecting for a couple of months to deal with leftover stuff, as well as the challenges of stabilizing a new life direction.... I believe that the ending of a relationship opens the door to a more appropriate one to come at just the right time. You have changed, are changing, and will become a deeper, wiser, and stronger person than you were even two years ago.
In any case, you cannot lose what truly belongs to you, any more than you can hold on to that which is already fulfilled its purpose in your life. It helps to remember that all forms pass away to be replaced with new ones, the results of old thought forms and desires. Sometimes these fit our current needs, sometimes not. Then we walk on to new experiences and people. That's just the way it is. We just have to remember not to get into funky attitudes as a result of past disappointments, and stay intensely positive to generate a good future. This brings us forms of happiness we could never imagine before we actively practice these behaviors.
It's all about learning how to live the best we are able, and fulfill old problematic karmas while maintaining our equilibrium. Once we have enough challenging relationships, we learn the difference between lesser forms of love and greater ones, and move from heart-challenge to heart-challenge becoming stronger, more lovingly wise and wisely loving to ourselves and others. Our heart is strengthened over time, becoming a noble form of the heart of humanity.
I will remind you to get a copy of "The Game of Life" by Florence Scovel Shinn. You can also find it in the compilation "The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn." This book can help you understand some of your inner power in ways so you can eliminate inner emotions that are not helpful and find power and clarity from knowing how part of your human mechanism works. It's well worth the few hours it will take to read it, and make you able to help others in very natural ways.
For the one who inspired this post through an email, thanks for the inspiration.