Weekly insights into the stars
Eclipses get mixed press but basically they’re points of significant change that often involve power issues and/or the crux points of triangular situations, ie as symbolized by the intricate relationship between the three bodies of the Sun, Moon and Earth. Who is going to overshadow whom?
So Saturn is now SD – Stationary Direct – marking the turning point for the better, taking his foot off the huge cosmic brakes but will nevertheless take a long time to pick up speed. Again, if you have planets at or very close to 18 degrees of Aquarius, the opposite sign of Leo or the other Fixed signs of Taurus – Scorpio, this will be an especially relevant time for you.
So focus on decision making wherever possible, especially as Mercury is now moving things in the right direction and will come out of shadow at the very beginning of next week, which translates into being back to full speed. As above, so below, look out for info coming to light, things that you hadn’t known up until that point and which will make a definite difference.
This is a huge finale. Pluto has been retrograde since 29 April so this turning point is pretty hefty. It’s also Mercury’s last aspect in the end degrees of Virgo, and one that he’s already made twice, before changing sign again next week. Decisions made under such conditions are likely to be irrevocable, but that’s not always a bad thing. This can be about adaptability as well as slamming doors shut behind you.
On 8 September transiting Saturn was at 20 Aquarius, coming back over the Queen’s Mars – Jupiter conjunction for the second time. So often it’s the middle of any three-legged transit that is the crucial one, especially when it’s underlined by a progression and a lunation/the progressed Moon). Traditional astrology teaches that the coming together of these three factors indicates the major and fated milestones in our individual journeys.