Diamond (source: NY Post)

Before I arrived here to compose my daily post, I went to the Sotheby’s website to see the results of today’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong. I enjoy seeing things like the 102 carat diamond in the photo above hit the auction block, even though plenty of these gems don’t sell because they’re just too much money.

It’s an interesting hobby for someone like me who has almost no money at all. Over the past few years, I’ve been unemployed a few times through no fault of my own, and the pandemic hasn’t done much to improve my job prospects. Nevertheless, my indebtedness has not been increasing lately. I suppose that I can be happy about that. I also should be happy that I’ve got money in my savings account for the first time in as long as I can remember. I want to go to Las Vegas in October, and I’ve actually started a vacation fund so that I don’t have to abuse my credit cards while I’m in Sin City.

Curiously, Saturn is approaching my natal Venus. In about five weeks from now, Saturn will station 19″ away from that point in my horoscope. I suspect that is why I’ve been a little more disciplined when it comes to my finances. With Saturn transiting overtop my natal Mars for the last few weeks, I’ve also been better at using my energy wisely. I’ve been doing chores around my house that have been neglected for years. I’ve also been a little more disciplined when it comes to my diet, and I’m slowly but surely seeing the results of my efforts to eat less crap.

So, if my experience with transiting Saturn conjoining my natal Mars is any indication of what’s to come when the ringed planet hovers overtop Venus, I believe that I’ll be able to stick to my budget. Perhaps when I’m on the other side of these transits in a year from now, I’ll be able to look back at my slow and steady progress to see that I’ve actually got somewhere.

Too many astrologers look at Saturn as if its influence is nothing but restrictive. For me, the idea that I might pay off the bills I’ve accumulated during this new phase seems liberating. Maybe by the time Saturn moves out of orb from my natal conjunction of Mars and Venus I’ll be in a place where I can see an end to this current cycle of underemployment and indebtedness.

Stranger things have happened . . .

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