Saturn (source: Vice)

Just the other day, I reblogged a post where I discussed Saturn’s impending conjunction with my natal Venus. Today that aspect finally perfects. That means that I’m almost over this bullshit.

It isn’t actually so bad! I’ve been feeling the more-beneficial side of this meeting between the ruler of my sun and my ruling planet. As a Capricorn, I typically find comfort in most Saturn transits because I thrive by inching ahead instead of lurching forward in leaps and bounds. In fact, the only Saturn transit that has really impacted me in recent memory was Saturn’s conjunction to my natal sun: an aspect that threw a wet blanket over my creative impulses.

I’m actually coming up on my second Saturn return soon. Before that happens, however, Saturn will form a trine to my ascendant. It’s a relatively favorable aspect according to this interpretation on astro.com:

“During this period of time you will establish yourself with respect to the rest of the world. People will come to know who you are and what you are doing. At the same time this influence indicates that you have reached a point of equilibrium at which your actions and behavior toward others are reliable and consistent. You will not feel like surprising people with sudden or unpredictable actions, nor will you want others to surprise you. Your whole objective is to reach the point where all your affairs are running smoothly and on schedule. Your approach is disciplined, well ordered and mature.

About the only problem with this influence is that you find it difficult to make changes conservatively. And if that response is inappropriate to the situation, you will have difficulty. You are not very flexible, but that is not usually a great problem.

At this time in your life, you are very concerned with gaining experience, particularly in your profession. You are likely to be ambitious and will work hard to get ahead and improve yourself. You will seek out people who can help you, and probably you will make very sure that you want to be fair and just, you don’t want to be in debt to anyone. This is a time when self-sufficiency is very important to you.

This is reflected in your relationships also. You are somewhat more reserved than usual and cautious about forming new relationships. Usually this is to the good, although if you are too cautious you may overlook persons who could assist you. Older, more experienced people attract you especially, because you know you can learn from them. A person who will play a very important role as your teacher may come into your life at this time. But don’t expect him or her to necessarily conform to your preconceived image of a teacher. He or she may come from any area of your life, and you may not recognize what has happened until later.”

The one line that sticks with me from this forecast is “you don’t want to be in debt to anyone.” I’m feeling that right now! Despite my incessant need to fill any voids in my life with nice stuff, I’ve been rather disciplined lately. In fact, I just said to myself that I don’t need anything right now. I’m getting my teeth cleaned in two weeks and that’s really the only thing I need to spend money on over the next little while.

So, I’m going to try to make debt-relief my focus for the rest of the year while this long-lasting aspect is in effect. Sure, I’d like to go to Las Vegas again, but I really don’t want to travel again until all the restrictions are lifted. Maybe I’ll be able to get my shit together so that I can fulfill my lifelong dream of spending Christmas in Sin City.

I think that’s a plan . . .

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