by Robert Wilkinson
This slipped downstream quickly, and it's so important I figured I'd post it again. Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind as we navigate through these very weird, hard-edged times of major choices and confronting strange behaviors in external affairs is that Saturn is the key to success, since at this time it is the nozzle through which all the other planets express the collective energies. By making use of the virtues associated with Saturn, such as patience, organization, maturity, and clarity about boundaries, limits, duties, and responsibilities, we can navigate through these important weeks.
Saturn is moving in and out of aspects with Neptune and Pluto in the larger on-going Grand Irrationality, thus structuring major lessons for all of us. By how we respond to the challenges Saturn is involved in, we are making our character and thus making our destiny. It's been setting up major choices and changes since October 2008 through structuring the patterns chosen in July and August 2008, and every time any planet crosses through any of the 7 "hot zones" of the Grand Irrationality these lessons are triggered.
We began to explore the lessons of the span of 15-22 Virgo from late September through late December 2008. Since December we've been revisiting these lessons and perspectives from a new angle of understanding and experience. We will come to some degree of finality by mid-May, and will prove our skill in demonstrating our wisdom and love related to these lessons between mid-May and late August, with these skills and abilities integrated into our lives by September 2009.
In late February into early March, it offered us chances to break away and set off on new adventures, allowing us a greater education in cooperative action. We were offered chances to find a measure of joy in meeting a challenge that helped us demonstrate our faith. By rising to opportunities presented at that time, we moved into forms of competition that cultivate group consciousness.
By mid-March 2009 we could see how our accomplishments were sustained on several levels, which led us into questioning superficialities and an urge for contact with unknowns over the next month. Now our "will to wholeness" will allow us to break up old complexes, and release pent-up pressures creatively and regeneratively. We can now reclaim any inner powers that we've neglected, and confront whatever we need to in order to teach or learn some important lesson through direct experience.
As noted in other articles, this process of being educated through activities will lead us to whatever we value in our cultural heritage, and we should find the union of the worldly and the "Spiritual" in our lives by mid-May, leading to a mastery of the lessons outlined the past few paragraphs that will move our lives into new dimensions of experience and activity by Autumn 2009.
All we confronted for the first time in late 2008 is now being reviewed, reconsidered, revised and reworked. May, June, July, and August will show us and our world how well we've learned Saturn's lessons of this span in time. We'll definitely be clear about what we venerate and what we're willing to stand for, and the skills we're learning will be valuable and necessary for what's coming the next few years.
After this Summer pretty much ends our training, we're ALL on a rendezvous with destiny as Saturn slips into Libra and squares Pluto this coming Autumn, bringing new lessons, new archetypes, and new ideals of perfection. More on that at a later date.
Copyright © 2009 Robert Wilkinson