Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces are slowly moving into position to form the first of three ninety degree angles to each other in the sky between November 26th and September 2016.
A square is an intersection, creating a tension between the energies being represented. This means it can create some sort of situation in our lives where we may need to do some obstacle clearing or problem-solving, but also this can mean positive growth and change. Sometimes growth takes effort but is totally worth it once we get to the other side of it. So how can you “pimp” this square over the next year and make this energy work for you?
Saturn is known as the teacher, Lord of Karma. He is all about structure and discipline and foundationing. He is about putting in the time, being diligent, and doing the work. He is your personal trainer, always reminding you “no pain, no gain”. He has recently completed his transit of the psychological depths of Scorpio that began in the fall of 2012. Over these past years he has encouraged us to dig deep personally and put that diligence to work in the depths of our psyche. Or maybe the lessons weren’t of your choosing but you ended up digging deep and seeing what was down there rotting at the bottom of your stagnant psychological pool that you had been avoiding anyway. Saturn works that way too. Now he has moved into Sagittarius and it is a lighter vibe for sure. The teacher is now in the realm of the higher mind, of the truth. Sagittarius says now that we’ve covered the soul searching required by Scorpio, it’s time to aim our archer’s bow at a target that embodies our highest ideals. Saturn reminds us that proper foundations are necessary to achieve our goals, however lofty.
Neptune is of course the ruler of the watery depths. Those watery depths can be the dreams that are the gateway to achieving amazing things in our lives, or they can be the fantasies that keep us from achieving anything. Neptune rules Pisces, so the influence is very strong. Is it fantasy or reality? Is it a fantasy I can turn into a real goal (Sagittarius) and use practical action steps to achieve (Saturn)? Is it a distraction keeping me from my true work? Neptune in Pisces can be inspiration, or it can be illusion, delusion, distraction and addiction. This influence is a slippery slope.
In overview, the first square will be exact on November 26th, 2015, the second will occur on June 17, 2016 with Saturn retrograde, and the third will occur on September 10, 2016 with Neptune retrograde. Saturn goes retrograde first on March 25th 2016 and then Neptune follows suit on June 14, 2016. They are both retrograde until Saturn turns direct on August 13, 2016. Neptune stays retrograde until November 20, 2016. Comparing that to this year’s retrograde, Neptune (in Pisces) went retrograde in mid-June this year and will turn direct on November 18th just before the first square occurs with Saturn.
The first square on November 26th will occur with Neptune having recently turned direct and both planets moving forward. Neptune in retrograde, strengthened by being positioned in Pisces, may have allowed us to tune more in to our intuition and inner perception, or maybe it has found us being more susceptible to fantasy, delusion or avoidance by using substances such as drugs and alcohol. We are now returning up from those depths to get a breath of air and take stock as Neptune prepares to return to forward motion on November 18th.
The energy is already building, so now’s the time to be aware of the vibe and prepare to pimp the first intersection of these planets coming up on November 26th. As Neptune turns direct, it’s time to look around with fresh eyes and assess fantasy versus reality. Saturn in Sagittarius says aim high but keep it grounded in reality. Use Neptune in Pisces to tune into your intuition and your higher guidance and find those dreams that set your soul on fire. Use Saturn in Sagittarius to align with your highest ideals and aim precisely for them. Saturn in Sagittarius is urging you to create an action plan, and make sure you have the proper skills to execute your plan. The energy of the square means it may take some effort to bring all of these energies together. There may be obstacles. You may have to face some fears. But the end results will be so worth it.
In March 2016, Saturn will turn retrograde. This could mean you encounter something that is limiting or blocking you or maybe you need some reorganization or restructuring of your plan. Maybe something is coming up around responsibility or authority that needs to be addressed. Fine tune and adjust where necessary.
Neptune turns retrograde on June 14, 2016. Access your intuition and inner guidance and watch out for delusion or escapism.
The second exact square of Saturn and Neptune will occur on June 17, 2016, with both planets still retrograde. So add on the tension of the square to this and you may feel extra pressure around what you are trying to accomplish. Remember how a diamond is made. Pressure and intensity create growth and change. Use Neptune’s gift of being able to more easily access your intuition and take Saturn’s constructive criticism as personal guidance on how to polish your plan and better achieve your goals. How can you be proactive? How can you make this energy work for you?
Saturn then turns direct in mid-August, lifting the vibe a bit. Now you may feel less stifled and more able to move forward with plans. The third and final square will occur on September 10th, 2016, with Saturn direct and Neptune still retrograde. This is your last time to use this transformative energy. What was the dream that fired you up to begin with? How were you grounding to make that a reality? What adjustments have been made and what obstacles overcome? What is your goal now and what is your action plan?
Over this series of squares, we may find where our dreams are more fantasy than reality and have our “bubble burst”. Or we may be able to take steps to make a dream for our life a reality. On a deeper level, this aspect may ask us to examine our belief systems. Neptune is about fantasy and Saturn is about reality. The reality we experience is always filtered by our beliefs. In order to experience a new reality, we must examine our subconscious beliefs and make adjustments so they are in alignment with the reality we wish to experience. We must take responsibility for our belief systems and our thought patterns in order to experience a new reality. In order to manifest our dreams, we must examine ourselves and create a transformation that begins deep within our subconscious with our beliefs. This series of three squares between Neptune and Saturn will help us to do this; we just need to pimp it and make it work for us, using it to consciously create our life.
As an ambassador for Consciously Creating Life, Kasey serves as an advocate of the magic that exists in this life and in each and every one of us. She is a champion of the journey to access our own powerful magic by returning home to ourselves and reclaiming the thrones of our hearts as sovereign rulers of our realms, through practicing the Art of Consciously Creating Life.
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