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Between now and October 1, retrograde Saturn only moves about 8″ before it goes direct and returns to the same place in the zodiac that it occupies today: 14°02″ Capricorn.

That’s only about a degree-and-a-half off my natal sun in Capricorn, so you can imagine how I’m feeling. Plus, the sun opposed my natal Saturn yesterday. Hooray!

I often discuss how much I don’t mind Saturn’s slow and steady nature, but right now it’s just a little too much for me to handle. I’m feeling strong, sturdy and healthy, so that’s okay. But at the same time I feel as if time is ticking by more slowly than ever. I just keep looking at the clock waiting for it all to be over.

I’m sure that I’m not the only person feeling this way. Anyone with 14° in the cardinal signs highlighted in their natal charts is probably acutely aware of Saturn’s slowdown. If you’re like me, you might want to use the time productively to work on your foundation. I’ve been eating well. I’ve been getting more than enough sleep. I changed out my probiotics to include some new strains. I’ve been taking better care of my skin. I’ve been exercising like crazy and introducing some new moves into my repertoire. I may be feeling like my creativity has been thwarted and that I can’t get anywhere professionally lately, but at the same time I feel as if I need to be physically ready for something when this current phase comes to an end.

I often discuss Saturn’s influence as being “ultimately productive.” Sometimes it feels like a stretch to describe the planet in positive terms, but I’m a Capricorn with a Cancer moon. I understand ebb and flow innately, and I have accepted that I can’t always expect to have the stars on my side. Still, I know that a time will come when they will be on my side, and I am going to be prepared for it.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a clock to watch . . .

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