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Saturn Direct ~ May 30, 2010

After being retrograde since January 13, Saturn stations on May 30 to begin direct movement. He is currently in Virgo, after having returned on April 17. However, Saturn will re-enter Libra on July 21 to stay until October 2012.

While retrograde, Saturn's focus was turned inward and we may have found difficulty getting our plans to move ahead or had to get through more obstacles/delays than anticipated. Saturn is the taskmaster of the zodiac. He teaches us lifelong, karmic lessons. He is disciplined, pragmatic and a hard worker. By showing us our limitations, obligations and the realities of our situations, he enables us to find a way work through them, around them or with them so we can achieve our objectives. In Virgo, he is analytical, meticulous, a perfectionist, a list maker, critical, nervous, practical and adaptable. As he begins moving direct again, we're able to move forward taking measured steps and well thought out actions, finally making a dent on our to-do list. Virgos born on or around September 20 may feel the effects of Saturn direction change.

Upon re-entering Libra on July 21, Saturn will trigger the powerful cardinal force when he joins Uranus/Jupiter in Aries and Pluto, who will continue to be retrograde in Capricorn, in a forming a Cardinal T-Square (which is a combination of 2 squares & an opposition in cardinal signs). Square=conflict; the need for action, to manifest something into the tangible world; opposition=tug of war, requiring balance between opposing sides. Cardinal signs embody independence, self-motivation, ambition and are often initiators, leaders. This cardinal t-square is an active energy that requires movement on our part. We cannot be lazy. We must act for if we ignore it, we may find ourselves reacting to what is manifesting around us instead of having some control on the what and when of things.

Tensions run high within the next few months. This cardinal energy is an impatient but dynamic energy that requires action. Allow Saturn's direct movement in Virgo to pave the way toward helping manage however the cardinal energy may be manifesting in your world.

Elsewhere in the sky, only a few days before Saturn's direction change, Uranus entered Aries on May 27 which also stimulates the upcoming cardinal climax occurring in July and August, even if its effects/influence felt long after those two months. Jupiter will soon follow Uranus and also enter Aries on June 6. But before that Neptune joins Pluto in retrograde motion beginning next week on May 31, helping us get to the root of whatever it is we are seeking to know.

How does Saturn's transit influence your birth chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Virgo and Libra. Match the signs with the house cusps on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify Virgo and Libra zodiac signs on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for them below then click here for a brief explanation of Saturn's transit in those houses. The first house listed reflects Saturn's transit in Libra; the second house listed marks Saturn's return to Virgo from April 7 to July 21, 2010.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries-Rising ~ 7th and 6th houses
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 6th and 5th houses
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 5th and 4th houses
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 4th and 3rd houses
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 3rd and 2nd houses
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 2nd and 1st houses
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 1st and 12th houses
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 12th and 11th houses
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 11th and 10th houses
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 10th and 9th houses
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~9th and 8th houses
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 8th and 7th houses
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart -- birth date, time, and place required. I am also available for personal astrology consultations.

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"Cassini Spacecraft Crosses Saturn's Ring Plane" -- APOD image credit and copyright to The Cassini Imaging Team/JPL/NASA.

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