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Saturn Re-enters Libra ~ July 21, 2010 to Oct. 5, 2012

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Saturn leaves Virgo for the last time and re-enters Libra on July 21 at 11:10 a.m. (EST). He won't return to the sign of Virgo for another 28 or so years. This should make any Virgo or Virgo-rising a happy camper, especially late-born Virgos or third decan Virgo-risings.

Saturn initially entered Libra on October 29, 2009, stayed through April 7, 2010 then returned to Virgo during his retrograde cycle. From July 21st through much of August, Saturn retraces his steps from November 2009 through mid-January 2010. Don't be surprised if issues or events occurring presently are either linked or reminiscent to that period. The rest of July and August are ideal to find a resolution, tie up any loose ends and finally break from past events or situations should you find yourself "reliving" late last year.

Per my original Saturn in Libra post, I described this Saturn transit as:

Saturn is said to be exalted (best placement; greatest strength) in Libra. Saturn is the taskmaster of the zodiac whose karmic lessons, once learned, remain with each of us throughout our lives. He represents reality, challenges, structure, foundation, obstacles, hard work, obligations, restrictions, and limitations. He is cold, distant, stoic, determined, persistent ... all business. His function, as he transits through the houses of our birth charts, is to teach us our life lessons.

Libra governs partnerships, relationships, and the ties that bind us through commitment. By nature, Libra is objective, fair-minded, logical, social, charming, friendly, peaceable, seeks balance, and appreciates the aesthetic beauty in its surroundings. Saturn in Libra teaches us about the challenges in relationships, the commitment and work required for healthy connections, the equality and justice within our partnerships, and the objectivity that is sometimes needed especially when passions, emotions and righteousness arise.

On the day Saturn re-enters Libra, he immediately opposes Uranus (awakening) and Jupiter (opportunities) while also square Pluto (transformation); and, in doing so, activates the Cardinal T-square that has been a-brewin' since late May. I've previously describe this t-square energy as:A square is the most difficult and challenging relationship between two planets. It is an impatient energy that requires action. A square is conflict, war between two or more celestial bodies. There is a need to create something birthed from inside us and to manifest that creation out into the world -- may it be in your own personal world, your immediate environment or something that influences many. An opposition is a tense relationship between planets that require balance. Unlike a square where agreeing to disagree is sometimes the best solution that can be hoped for, an opposition can be satisfied by finding the harmony/balance between the two polarizing energies. Add cardinal to the mix -- cardinal signs take action; they lead, create and initiate. So, the combined energy of a cardinal t-square makes for something that's impatient, dynamic and eager to do something...anything. While Saturn opposes both Uranus and Jupiter and squares Pluto, Pluto is also square Jupiter and Uranus. whew! Dizzy yet? Pluto is the focal point of this impatient, dynamic energy. Whatever realities Saturn whips us with, we are both excited and apprehensive about the changes we long for. Pluto urges us to eliminate and lighten our load, so to speak, as we determine what it is we want to work towards or decide where we want to go from here.

With Uranus at play, expect the unexpected. Be flexible for the element of surprise. Keep awareness levels high as Jupiter, while still collaborating with Uranus, may offer help or open doors and give opportunities through unlikely sources or packaged in something not expected. Saturn and Pluto energies can be harsh and demanding, but it is best to work with their energies instead of against it; and it will not help to ignore them either. Click here to read more about this 2010 Cardinal Climax.

Those with their natal Saturn in Libra between zero and 4 degrees will also be going through their Saturn Return while this wild, craaaazzzzy energy is also going on. And those celebrating their birthday on or around July 21st should have an exciting year ahead, as their Solar Return (astrological birthday) occurs while this cardinal climax is happening.

How might Saturn's return in Libra and stay through 2012 influence your birth chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Libra. Match the signs with the house cusps on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Libra zodiac sign 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 your Sun and Rising signs below then click here for a brief explanation of Saturn transiting those houses.
    • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 7th House
    • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 6th House
    • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 5th House
    • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 4th House
    • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 3rd House
    • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 2nd House
    • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 1st House
    • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 12th House
    • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 11th House
    • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 10th House
    • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 9th House
    • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 8th House
    Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. Request a personalized Saturn Return or Saturn Transit reading. Or cruise on over to the AstroCreeps and TarotFreaks Forum* to start or join in on a discussion.

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