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Saturn in Libra

RisaSaturn, the Dweller on the Threshold (Gates of Initiation), enters Libra (till Oct. 5, 2012) Thursday at 10:09 a.m. (west coast). The Dweller (like St. Peter at the Gates of Heaven) can be likened to a Halloween character, at times looking like a gargoyle—creatures carved to protect sacred sites. The Dweller has a partner, the Angel of the Presence, appearing when the disciple has passed tests and completed the preparatory stages that build in the aspirant the strength and wisdom needed to enter the Holy of Holies. Saturn (Ray 3, Divine Intelligence & the Law of Economy) is The Teacher who disciplines and restructures our relationships with each other and with money (the state of the dollar and the world economy). Saturn & Libra concentrate on fairness (in the light of unfairness), justice, diplomacy and cooperation. The Dweller on the Threshold informs us that through experiencing relationships we will learn to work within and then beyond these restrictions, growing into a new, more worthy and valued self. As Saturn is structure and Libra is relationships (intimates, lovers, marriage and business partners, our connection to money and resources) new information (Ray 3) will transform of the next three years all our ways of being. ARIES: For the next several years your task will be radiating Right Relations and harmony to all relationships. All interactions with change. Awareness of this brings observation allowing you to see how you’re transforming. At times you may battle your way through the change, at other times resist the change. But change you will even your perception of enemies. Know they are simply challenges.

TAURUS: Oh dear, it’s more work ahead. And issues with health and more responsibilities. Let’s begin this transit with a state of acceptance. Begin with with health, tending to adequate sleep, water, vitamins, nourishment, daily exercise. In fact the next several years could be all about health. However, I know you will take on further work. Allow your health to be your focused starting point.

GEMINI: Shifting from domestic concerns, Saturn now moves into your area of creativity, tending children, seeking love affairs and finding a new sense of self through what you imagine. Saturn allows for structure and discipline longed for and sought after providing information on what you want, don’t want, hope for, love, and the gifts you are capable of manifesting into form and matter. Play will be a bit more serious. But then, Geminis can get around that.

CANCER: Saturn will bring that issue forth with even more force and vitality. You’ll seek to live close to loved ones, unable to separate from them, teaching them new ways of understanding the world. For Cancer professional, home calls more and more often. Some will seek their roots, relatives and genealogy to establish a deeper sense of self through understanding family history. Include the nation presently lived in. What is its ray and purpose?

LEO: Saturn allows you to to study and learn and reach out to siblings and family relations. It also calls you into the neighborhood, interacting with those living around you, creating relationships that are social, communicative, sharing and encouraging of others. You radiate the light of the Sun so your interactions calls them a light illuminating their hearts and minds. Be aware of this as you walk the streets where you live. The light of Life itself.

VIRGO: You begin evaluating possessions, assessing value. You will acquire less realizing possession can become burdens. It’s a good time to incorporate Feng Shui, the harmonious and proper placements within home and/or office and all environments you find yourself. For the next thirty-six months, take special care with money, purposefully using Feng Shui principles in that area of each room. Do you know where you money flows toward?

LIBRA: You will become more strict with yourself, a sign of defining to yourself who you are and who you’ve become. Others you encounter may reflect this discipline. Or they could tell you (complain) you’ve become too strict. This is Saturn, the Gatekeeper, providing new internal growth. Things will be completed, what is not viable loses its sense of direction, responsibilities grow along with great accomplishments. Go slow, see time as an asset, sleep more.

SCORPIO: As the years (two, three) roll by, you may feel socially isolated. Consider instead that you’re being given a time of retreat and contemplation when purpose and the spiritual seek you. You’ll gather and store all endeavors connected to the other eleven signs. Seeds will grow and begin to flower in 2012. Withdraw consciousnly so there is time for understanding, evaluating, observing and for serving self and other with compassionate kindness.

SAGITTARIUS: You’ll both detach from groups and seek them out. The detachment concerns previous groups who defined your previous self. In the coming years, beginning now, you’ll be magnetized to groups with a higher level of consciousness and sense of purpose that includes the idea of intentional community. Read Communities Magazine  The key is integration. Not a leader of a group, which you could be, but an integrated group player that helpfully synthesis the group’s vision. Cooperation will be your discipline.

CAPRICORN: Your life has been preparing you for this time wherein new responsibilities are given because it’s recognized you’re the best in terms of leadership, achievement, vision and productivity. Ponder deeply on positions offered for you will be asked to function to your fullest capacity allowing full expression of your uniqueness capacities and making a great impression in the world. All of this implies opportunity, less sleep, opposition (where there is light there is dark) and personal creative rewards.

AQUARIUS: Aspects of self are stabilizing along with life views because you’re beginning to understand the rules, something Aquarius has difficulty with (it’s purposeful). You’re learning how to be more skillful with others and you still have more to learn. Follow all rules and respect all laws. This is most important for the next three years. And if you can, take long journeys, learn new things, fulfill obligations (or don’t make them) and enter into a religion or philosophy.

PISCES: Pay attention very carefully to your money and its use. Do not simply give it away. Ask what other people’s values are. They may not be the same as yours. This is where you could be trapped into giving resources away that will not be returned. What this implies is being conscious of who you partner with. You must also ask yourself what your values are, how to best use resources and where they should be applied. This will be a challenge and a test for you. Finding yourself through money (having and not having).

Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.
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