In a time when everyone is concerned with the rights and responsibilities of a citizen to our country during this election, I have been agonizing for a long time what stands to take. I don’t know anything about politics, and I don’t follow much on news either. But I am quite resonated with the anxiety and anger from all over the places.
Tonight, coming back from a school drama show, a play based on Ann Kirschner’s book Sala’s Gift, I was very much touched by the students’ performance and the message in the story. An 80-year-old grandma, in her last years of life, decided to give away to the public the letter of correspondence during her five years in seven different Nazi labor camps starting from age 13. The story is about the triumph of compassion and caring for other human being over dominance and tyranny. It is about the power of our faith to life and divine in face of the most extreme of adversity.
Sala’s Gift is gifts to us all as a reminder of our ability to contribute to the world no matter how insignificant we are. It is in that spirit I am talking about Saturn in Sagittarius, a major signature currently in effect. Appropriate or not, I do my best.
In the nature zodiac wheel, Sagittarius corresponds to 9th house – a collective house that interconnect the individual with others, in the sign of Sagittarius, it is about integration into the functions of society. So Sagittarius is associated with encountering the larger world and learning to understand it and to participate in it as useful members while maximize our individual self-expression. The focus here is to develop a code of living and social order that can idealistically structure and define life’s greater meaning. That is way Sagittarius is about exploration, searching of truth, both mentally and physically. It rules holistic viewpoints, laws, philosophy, higher education and religion.
Saturn as we mentioned before, rules framework, structure, system, is conservative, and extremely detailed down to earth in approach. Sagittarius makes Saturn concerns mainly with broad view, abstract ideas, principles and general patterns, to focus its serious attention on purposeful belief systems and effective social objectives, then when it gets to Capricorn, Saturn will be able to implement those principles in detail.
Sagittarius is idealistic, on the positive side it can manifested as those of us who cannot accept the status quo, and would want to reform the society, as well as those who act as spokesmen for the social order to keep it whole. Ultimately, Sagittarius is about aligning our personal beliefs and truth with ultimate or universal truths that reflect natural law. The harder part here is to realize that truth can be relative, there can be different paths, different view points to the truth. Just as we often hear a saying that goes: “there are more than one ways to solve a problem” – that is one of the expressions of Saturn in Sagittarius.
In contrast to above, a negative side of Sagittarius in Saturn, however, can show up as highly judgmental attitudes and biased viewpoints. We may become intolerant in our assessments of right and wrong, attempting to apply our view across the board. Sagittarius can generalize any concept and seek to apply it to everyone or everything.
In Twelve Faces of Saturn, Bil Tierney wrote: “When we allow ourselves to operate from a point of fear, deep self-doubt, or a lack of faith in life’s basic goodness, Saturn in Sagittarian can be blown out of proportion or unrealistically exaggerated, and the Sagittarian principle is prevented from operating at its most spiritedly soaring levels”.
Finally, I want to quote a famous Paragraph from Paramahansa Yogananda that is very relevant to Sagittarius:
“Mankind is engaged in an eternal quest for that ‘something else’ he hopes will bring him happiness, complete and unending. For those individual Souls who have sought and found God the search is over, He is that something else.”
May we be guided by the higher vibration of Saturn in Sagittarius in the seeking of what is the best for ourselves and what is most fair and maximum of benefits for the society as whole.