The upcoming transit of Saturn in Sagittarius will bring the big relationship picture into focus. Sag’s free running ideals will be put to the test, and the other Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Pisces) will experience the Saturn crunch.
All Mutable signs share the quality of adaptability. Their motivation is to adjust what they know or believe. In relationships, this makes them fluid and ready for change. In some cases, they can be frustratingly indecisive as they avoid major relationship issues in favor of odd distractions. When Saturn enters the picture, this adaptability will be challenged and decisions will be demanded of them.
Saturn in your sign may make you feel like you’ve been herded into a cattle pen. There will be room to move, but only in one direction. You’ll feel squeezed as your options narrow. For a sign that thrives on freedom, it can be distressing when the path to the horizon is (seemingly) cut off. But what will really be happening is this: Saturn will be adjusting your focus in one direction, and that will be the path towards the horizon.
If you’re in a relationship, you may be confronted with a stay-or-go decision. Whether it comes down to making a deeper commitment; confronting difficulties with your partner; or accepting that it’s time to move on, Saturn will not allow you to deny the issue any longer. Sometimes it’s easier for you to avoid the facts in favor of the story, but that approach won’t cut it with this transit.
Some single Sags may begin a relationship that’s heavy on the obligations. Sometimes Saturn can bring a new partner whose existing commitments throw up a contrast to your life, and compel you to look at what you really want, or where you need to grow up. The relationship may or may not last, but it won’t be a light-hearted fling.
For all Sagittarians, Saturn will ask that you examine your beliefs about love, commitment and partnership. You’ll have to get specific about what you’re going to do in your love life, and this will involve taking responsibility for your ideals. No one paints a bright picture quite like you, and your sense of possibility is a valuable resource. Others are drawn to your fire, because you represent hope for the future. As demanding as this transit may feel, know that Saturn’s limits will help you focus that fire. In the end, the focused flame burns brighter.
Saturn will be opposing your sign. You have no problem with details, but deciding on which detail is valid can be an issue. New choices in relationships are what keep your motor running, whether that’s multiple partners or multiple topics of conversation with one partner. Life is a stream of new and interesting input. The Saturn opposition will clamp down on that stream. The amount of choices will be the same, but you’ll find that only one is appropriate.
If you’re in a relationship, tension could result from a clash between your choice versus your partner’s. Or, you may be pushed to “make a decision, already.” You might be bouncing between option A and B, only to find that neither is acceptable. Option C may be the way to go, but that’s not what you had in mind. And you know that uncomfortable topic you’ve been avoiding? This influence could be the time when your partner makes it clear that you’re going to talk about it. Single Geminis may find their choice of partners narrow, or their supply of perfect words dry up. If you can’t move at your usual speed, it’s a signal that you need to slow down. Saturn’s restrictions are meant to direct your attention to something you’ve overlooked, like a personal issue or a different way of approaching love.
An opposition is a culmination, so all Geminis may be confronted with the results of past romantic decisions. If you avoided the truth, or avoided making any choices, Saturn will bring those results home. And the results may be a permanent relationship transition. The good thing about this transit is that it will make things obvious. You’ll know what (or who) you can’t choose. But in some cases, it will become obvious who you can choose. Your choices will be crystal clear.
Saturn will be squaring your sign. This may seem unfair, because you’re already acutely aware that life is full of limits. External rules will challenge your personal reality. Your relationship worries will be put under the microscope (an even more powerful microscope than the one you use). But even perfectionist Virgo needs an occasional tune-up, and that is what this transit will be all about. As detail obsessed as you can be, your fixations on niggling issues (with your partner and yourself) can throw you off track. The flow of refinements can go in the wrong direction, so this transit will be your course correction.
If you’re in a relationship, you’ll be pushed to the wall with certain obsessive concerns. Whether your partner is not meeting your standards, or you feel inadequate/guilty, the point of the Saturn square will be to test your reality. If you’ve been pushing to fix something that’s not broken, it may crack under the stress of this transit. That will be your cue to stop. You may also become aware that you’ve been avoiding the real relationship problem by distracting yourself with minutiae. Saturn will make it clear where you need to back off, or what you need to turn your focus to. If you’re single, you’ll have to make some adjustments in how you approach potential partners. Do you expect the worst? Have you been settling for less? Or, have you been short-circuiting your chances with impossibly high standards? Saturn will highlight these issues by making it clear, once and for all, how they undermine your happiness.
For all Virgos, remember that the intensity of limits becomes stronger if you continue to bang your head against them. Meaning, if the worries, guilt and intensive scrutiny become unbearable, it’s a sign that you need to stop. If you’ve been trying to convince someone to love you by making yourself indispensable to them, this transit will help you cement your boundaries; you’re not a charity. Saturn wants you to shift your focus away from what doesn’t need fixing to what does need strengthening. The result will be a leaner, stronger, more self-assured Virgo.
Saturn will be squaring your sign. Your default setting in relationships is compassionate idealism and/or dreamy avoidance. You’re not terribly comfortable with reality, so this will be your reality check. When the wave of your faith/dreams crashes against Saturn’s wall, the result may be disappointment. But you’ll also gain increased clarity and purpose.
If you’re in a relationship, you may wake up to certain illusions you’ve been having about your partner or yourself. As disappointing as this will be, it may not be the end of the relationship (although in some cases, it will). A Saturn square can be a call for you and your partner to be with each other as actual human beings. And that’s when the real relationship begins. For some Pisceans, this may involve your partner pushing you to take responsibility for addiction/escapism, or vice versa. For single Pisceans, Saturn may bring home the reality of an unrequited love. This transit will also confront you with undermining habits, such as denial about who you are as a potential partner versus who you want as a potential partner, and the actual energy you’ve been putting out there.
For all Pisceans, this will be your wake-up call. If you’ve been making sacrifices for someone, or playing the victim or savior, Saturn will make it next to impossible for that scenario to continue. By the time this transit is over, you should have a new set of boundaries, and an increased sense of assurance about who you are and what you’re able to give to others.
You’re most likely to feel this transit in your love life if your Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars or ruler of your 7th House is in a Mutable sign. Or, if you have a Mutable sign in your 1st, 5th or 7th House.
Saturn in Sag will be squaring transiting Neptune in Pisces on Nov 26th, 2015, June 17, 2016 and Sept 10th, 2016. These will be key “reality check” dates.
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