Saturn's Swan Song

Posted: 07/06/2010
Category: Saturn Influences

Saturn is currently at the last degree of Virgo until July 21st when it then enters Libra. While it is here, it has some final messages for us to consider.

Saturn at this last degree of Virgo is a significant placement because it represents the end of a life phase which will be experienced as culminations, completions and resolutions in various areas of our life.

Have you been wanting to begin a new phase in some area of your life and just haven't been able to? Perhaps Saturn is holding you back until you complete something. It may be a task or an obligation. It could just be as simple as clearing away clutter or getting organized in some fundamental way. Whatever it is, you have a chance until July 21st to do just such things!

Here are some things to ask yourself now:

1. What needs completing in your life?
Do you have unfinished items that have been on your "to-do" list for a while? This could be home or work projects, appointments that need to be made (and then kept), agreements with others, etc. Look over your various lists asking this question: What would I need to do to complete that item so that I could cross it off?

2. How's your health regime?
Are you doing what you know you should be to take care of yourself? Now is a perfect time to come up with a plan, or tweak your existing one, and stick to it. This is one of the primary areas influenced by Saturn in Virgo. If you take advantage of creating such a routine before Saturn changes signs it will give you a boost towards maintaining it over time.

3. How are you doing with managing your time?
Saturn in Virgo can help you with procrastination and being disorganized. It just loves it when you organize your time and take care of business. Wasting time is a big no-no in the world of Saturn. Does that mean you can't just laze around watching your cat sleep? just means that doing that when you KNOW you have things to do won't be very enjoyable. Saturn will then become a nag.

4. Do you have a "Life Plan"?
What direction are you going in? Have you given this any thought lately? Do you have a plan for where you are going?

Consider this:
What does your life look like in 5 years if you keep on doing what you've been doing? Now is the perfect time to reflect on such things, then to come up with a "Life Plan". Having a system for getting there is a key. There are many great websites for this type of process. Please share if you know of any!

5. Reflect on your life during this time that Saturn was in Virgo...
Saturn entered Virgo in September of 2007 and now is about to change signs on the 21st. And just before it does it is good to spend some time reflecting on what has occurred in your life since then.

Here are some questions to ponder:

  • Has some fundamental or basic aspect of your life changed? How? Are you pleased (or not) with that?

  • What have you let go of?

  • What attitudes have you outgrown?

  • Are you more realistic, practical and/or grounded in some way(s)?

  • What projects have you embarked on?

  • Has a phase of your life come to an end? Have you really let that go?

  • Ask all along the way: Is this working for me?

Some final hints as to how to best approach this time:

  • Take the simplest, most direct route to things.

  • Keep things practical and apply common sense.

  • Be as systematic and organized as possible.

  • Take care of yourself by doing what you know you should.

  • Tried but true is often the best approach.

Read more about the influence of Saturn in Virgo at my article here.

There are many shifts and changes coming towards the end of the month. Use this time to "get your ducks in a row."

Many Blessings,


P.S. Are you feeling any of these things? Please feel  free to share how you are experiencing these energies.

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