According to my information, Saturn moves from the sign of Virgo into Libra at 11:09:01 a.m. (U.S. Mountain Time) on Thursday, October 29.

Saturn, which rules the earth sign of Capricorn, is moving from another earth sign (Virgo) into an air sign (Libra). Saturn represents structure, systems, authority, rules, social position/expectations and so forth – and it becomes even more grounded in the material plane when it travels through another earth sign.

This particular earth sign (Virgo) has (since September 2008) influenced Saturn through issues of health and healing. There has been, of course, the seemingly-endless U.S. healthcare delivery debate, as well as dire warnings around the H1N1 virus with its notorious vaccine. While major media have focused on the devastating financial, emotional and physical effects on the uninsured and under-insured in the U.S. (while also presenting frightening stories around the so-called “Swine Flu” epidemic that may or may not materialize), the almost 14-month-long Saturn-in-Virgo signature has sparked a classic “healer's journey” for many others.

This healer's journey has highlighted the connection between career and physical well-being. This last year has been a time when many have realized just how separated they have been from a sense of purpose in their work, to the point where this misalignment has manifested in physical pathology. In the wounded global economy, employment has suffered in general, increasing stress on those who are negatively impacted by a family member's sudden loss of work. In the U.S., lack of employment usually means absence of health insurance, which adds another layer of burden on those who are dispossessed by the economic system. Many are losing their homes as a result of the damaged financial system. All of this serves to weaken the immune system, leaving many open to injuries and illnesses, which only speeds the sense of a downward spiral.

Some, on the other hand, have begun to utilize chaos in the System as a springboard into their life's work. This has meant simplification, getting rid of objects that no longer serve them, cutting back on spending... engaging a process of transformation from one way of life to another. One aspect of the new way of life has been to discover the blessings of a healthy lifestyle, including a natural diet, exercise, meditation and creative expression. Through “embracing the descent” and reaping the wisdom embedded in so-called difficult situations, these brave beings derive spiritual healing and growth from what others experience as pure negativity.

In other words... they turn their lemons into lemonade!

From October 29, 2009 to October 6 2012, Saturn expresses itself through Libra.

Here we may expect issues of social justice, loyalty, fairness, tolerance and openness to new ideas to emerge as dominant influences in our lives. Where some would say that the past several years have seen an assault on the social fabric of the U.S. (and, by extension, the entire world), it would appear that the long-anticipated collective consciousness shift is finally beginning to bear fruit. Even though politicians have been slow to enact genuine reform in response to the overwhelming electoral shift at the end of 2008 (for fear of angering their corporate sponsors), the population continues to insist on a drastic program of change toward a better world. Saturn in Libra, confronted with intransigence within an entrenched System, opens the way for direct transformation from the ground up. Relationships are coming together through powerful social networks like Facebook, allowing people from different ends of the planet to organize efforts toward change. The net effect of this hyper-collectivization is to elevate universal consciousness no matter how much resistance is presented by the corporatist media. There is a definite drive toward the formation of new combinations of talents and gifts, using the Internet and other technical means to overwhelm systems of control, thereby paving the way for the sort of change that seeks to pull the planet back from the brink of disaster.

On a personal level, these next three years are a time of clarity in terms of our individual relationship with social structure. We are drawn to kindred spirits, organizations and movements, joyful as we find that we are not the only ones who desire positive change. This is also a time for the formation of strong personal relationships, including business partnerships and marriage. Existing relationships are re-confirmed and re-dedicated, as we come to realize just how important our family bonds, friendships and partnerships are. Intellectually, we are able to clearly perceive those with whom we wish to align, and the impulse during these three years will be to access new alliances based on the vividness of this understanding.

I don't mean to imply that everything will go easily. Those with an agenda to maintain the status quo will not lay down quietly. Those who are blinded by fear and hatred will not be easily turned from their deep-seated fundamentalist-type beliefs. The world remains polarized on many levels, such that it may take generations before the collective reaches a point of universal peace and goodwill.

What we anticipate through Saturn in Libra, however, is the notion of reaching a critical mass of collective consciousness, such that there will be no going back to the negative entropy that has marked so much of the industrial age. Saturn in Libra brings a level-headedness that allows the collective to effectively (and even dispassionately) deal with the difficulties that have been handed down to the world, paving the way for Saturn's move from Libra into Scorpio... when the old structure finally breathes its last breath, making way for a new creation that more truly reflects the spiritual, emotional and intellectual state of an evolving humanity.


I learned astrology (originally) within the context of Jungian Archetypal Psychotherapy, as taught by my mentor Charles Bebeau (who was a direct student of Dane Rudhyar, among others).

To graduate with certification as an archetypal therapist, I wrote a paper from which I extracted the attached essay, which is an explanation of the 12 archetypes we used at Boulder's Avalon Institute (now Archetypal Academy).  It also gives some Jung quotes about archetypes, and briefly discusses Jung's use of astrology (see the last couple paragraphs).

My readings nowadays, while incorporating more and more from Evolutionary Astrology, is based on the archetypal language and symbolism expressed in this essay.

Let me know what you think!

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This past Monday I went in to the dreaded day job, knowing that my weekly hours had been reduced to a pittance.

Visions of Top Raman and toast danced across my mind's eye.

I sought and received a professional astrology reading on Wednesday.  The astrologer looked at me and said, "You need to take the plunge.  No more weekend warrior.  Time to play with the Big Kids."  He gave me all sorts of advice that will help immensely as time goes by.

Thursday (yesterday), my wife (who has worked at the same dreaded day job as me for the past five years) came home and announced that she was quitting her job to help her father with the family business in southern Colorado, among other callings.  She's now free to drive down there as often as is required.  Just like that, she is done with that ol' paycheck-to-paycheck life.

So here we are, yes?  Living on borrowed time, faced with the life that's been waiting for us for the longest time.

Oh, sure, I've been doing readings for years and years -- nearly 20, in fact.  And I can honestly say that I've loved every one of those readings, always ending them up with the thought, "Geez, this is what I should be doing for a living."  Some of my clients tell me the same thing.

So here it is, then -- the moment when "what I should be doing for a living" commences.

You are witness to a line drawn in the sand.  Back there behind the line:  the old life, filled with false security, limitation and stasis.  In front of the line:  readings, workshops, classes and retreats, all of it based on what I've been gifted with during these many years in the cave.

Oh, there's a little anxiety over the money thing, mixed with self-questioning and second-guessing.  Mostly, however, there is excitement and anticipation, knowing that I could not be more ready.

A Curator of Clarity is now OPEN, ready to get down to the business of Truth.

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