If you’re feeling blue, blame it on Saturn. Slowly returning to direct motion, the karmic, cosmic heavyweight always brings a little psychological reckoning.
The placement of Saturn in our charts can signal where we hold deep emotional fears. It’s that little voice inside ourselves that highlights our shortcomings, crushes our confidence, or leads us to believe we’re inadequate, underserving and bound to fail.
As I wrote in my dedicated rising sign forecast for Saturn in Pisces, Saturn can bring sorrow, loss, chronic issues, and a prolonged deterioration to certain situations that may have been brewing long before it reached the sign of the fishes. While these may not be the most upbeat significations, they’re part and parcel of life’s cyclical nature: acknowledging what has been plaguing us, accepting what has to die away, and mourning for the chapters of our lives that have met their necessary end.
While this most recent Saturn retrograde may have been more challenging than most given the sometimes-confusing, often-obscure experiences that the lord of decisive boundaries and harsh endings had to endure, if we did the inner work that called to us, and if we committed to seeing light in the darkness, then we may startle ourselves by our profound ability to place one foot in front of the other. Saturn rewards discipline. Confront your fears. Go the distance.
As we all find our feet under this new celestial direction, we’ll wake up on Sunday, November 5 to the Last Quarter phase of the Moon. The hot and dry conditions of Leo may challenge our ability to relate to others intuitively. Luna, zapped of her cooling moisture, may be compelled to express inner ambitions. This is the now-or-never Moon: the phase and face that step up to the plate lest it misses an exciting opportunity.
As the Moon perfects to a trine to retrograde Chiron later in the day, we may be invited to consider where we’ve sacrificed a sliver of our identity or kept our light under wraps. Accept that it’s acceptable to shine (and sometimes outshine others!). You owe it to yourself not to hide your light under a bucket.