I did a Saturn in Sagittarius ingress chart for where I live, Bloomington, Indiana, and discovered that Saturn will transit from 29°59 Scorpio to 0°00 Sagittarius at 10:52 p.m. EDT this evening. That conflicts with the time given in the repost below, but in essence, astrologer Leslie Hale sketches a good overview of Saturn in Sagittarian themes.
• Meanwhile, also today, Mercury turns to go retrograde, for the next three weeks.
• Plus, we are in the midst of the deeply confusing Jupiter/Neptune opposition. I said earlier to watch what you be-lie-ve! Or: beware (be aware) of illusions!
• Plus, we will be treated to a Saturn square Neptune configuration in the not too distant future, as described in the post above.
So! We made it through those final three months of the Saturn in Scorpio scour of the personal and collective unconscious. Still here. Not exactly intact, but not ground to smithereens, either. In fact, those who have used this deeply penetrating time to descend into all those places that scare the dickens out of you, and to absorb and integrate those fears into the Love the bathes and powers the universe, have been released, relieved, and rejuvenated. Congratulations!
Now for the hard, mental Sagittarian work of learning how to recognize and name the limiting assumptions that undergird our beliefs, perspectives, laws, institutions, and world-views. Now for the difficult disciplined work, until late December 2017, of preparing for when Saturn traverses its own sign of Capricorn (late 2017-2020), to join Pluto in Capricorn (2008-2024). For these will be the years when those laws and institutions and perspectives and world-views — not to mention the grinding hell of the economy fueled by endless war, will tumble into humpty dumpty.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
The answer: yes. It’s already begun, but won’t be truly visible for two more years.
My peace activist friend Bill Chisholm referred me to a Tom Dispatch piece this morning that he said was sent to him by a Vietnam vet. I had read it earlier, but see it’s the perfect fit for here, now.
Fourteen years later, the 9/11 attacks and the thousands of innocents killed represent international criminality and immorality of the first order. On that, Americans are clear, but — most improbable of all — no one in Washington has yet taken the slightest responsibility for blowing a hole through the Middle East, loosing mayhem across significant swathes of the planet, or helping release the forces that would create the first true terrorist state of modern history; nor has anyone in any official capacity taken responsibility for creating the conditions that led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands, possibly a million or more people, turned many in the Greater Middle East into internal or external refugees, destroyed nations, and brought unbelievable pain to countless human beings. In these years, no act — not of torture, nor murder, nor the illegal offshore imprisonment of innocent people, nor death delivered from the air or the ground, nor the slaughter of wedding parties, nor the killing of children — has blunted the sense among Americans that we live in an “exceptional” and “indispensable” country of staggering goodness and innocence.
When we stagger into the TRUTH
about what our nation has become.