“My lover’s got humor. She’s the giggle at a funeral. Knows everybody’s disapproval. I should’ve worshipped her sooner. If the heavens ever did speak, she’s the last true mouthpiece. Every Sunday’s getting more bleak. A fresh poison each week. ‘We were born sick,’ you heard them say it.”
John 18:36 – Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.”
Do religious beliefs allow us to break the law? Probably depends on who you ask and which laws we’re talking about.
What if Love was your religion?
Religion, higher education, the great outdoors, philanthropy, law, military, the BIG Picture, foreigners, global commerce, philosophy, grandparents, in-laws, Teachers and “my Higher Self” all fall under Sagittarius’ domain. Saturn is called Father Time and represents restriction, limitation, form, aging, structure, work performed, reward gained, balance, earnings and gravity.
What if heaven was your canvas and meditation your teacher?
Saturn entered Sagittarius briefly last December, stationed retrograde in March, backed into Scorpio in June, stationed direct at the beginning of August and as of September 17th will re-enter Sagittarius for the next 2.5 years.
Saturn’s vibration is easy to identify, it’s that nagging-free-floating-anxiety that causes many a sleepless night spent worrying about all those things that never happened! We’ve all been there, you understand! Guilt and shame are some of his favorite tools. At his best, he is the steely and steady determination needed to accomplish our goal. Giving form to a goal!
Time to lighten up, take a deep breath and re-fresh the Soul. What do you want to build, create or give form to? What is stopping you? Do you need help?
Beliefs are thoughts. If YOUR religion says YOU cannot go trick-or-treating on Halloween, does that mean I can’t go either? Nope! It means you get to follow the rules of your religion and I follow the rules I “believe” in. On the Buckle of the Bible Belt where I live in North Carolina, there is 1 church for every 112 people. In Los Angeles County there is 1 church for roughly every 12,000 people. Halloween always makes for interesting times here in the South. Conservative religion believes Halloween is the Devil’s Work. Many children do not participate in the annual candy-gathering-ritual.
What if your practice was your life and the church was your body?
“My church offers no absolutes. She tells me, ‘Worship in the bedroom.’ The only heaven I’ll be sent to is when I’m alone with you. I was born sick but I love it. Command me to be well. Aaay. Amen. Amen. Amen. Take me to church. I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies. I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife. Offer me that deathless death. Good God, let me give you my life.”
Saturn is a Time-Weaver. Pulling all “time” together. Cycles. Weaving is not a social hobby. It’s one person putting forth effort to create the extraordinary. Beautiful! Over the next couple of years Saturn will re-cover steps danced over by Pluto in 1997-2002. Look back and compare who you were then versus now? Knowledge gained from “then” is hard-won-Wisdom today.
What kind of difference are we talking about? I would venture to say that you are probably a different person. Pluto destroys that which is not real to birth something real. During Pluto’s transit of Sagittarius “come-as-you-are-religion” was born. Nobody had to dress up for Church! Expect a religious re-formation. Choice and consequence meet time and Savior.
What if sweat, tears and rain are the real Holy Water?
Let’s go back to late 1985-early 1988. If you were born during this time period you are entering your 1st Saturn (re)-Turn. You get the chance to mature and set aside the last of your childhood ways. If you are approaching 59, you are approaching your 2nd Saturn (re)-Turn and you are deciding what your Legacy will be. Time changes and it changes us!
What if forests were your shrine and the stars your eyes?
Pay attention over the next couple of weeks as Jupiter (ruler of Sagittarius) opposes Neptune on the 17th too. Think back to 2009, especially June and December. Jupiter (expansion) and Neptune (truth/illusion) laid the groundwork in late Aquarius (all my brothers and sisters). It will be very easy to see what “illusive excess” needs to go. Share with others if you can.
Did you know a simple act of kindness makes us less anxious? September 25th Mars (inner s/hero) in Virgo (service/purification) will create tension with Saturn, so “now I know” where to focus my efforts and energy. It all comes to a head, as we tip on over in mid-October when Mars and Jupiter meet on the “hallowed ground” Uranus and Pluto merged on in the mid-60’s. And so it begins. We get our first glimpse of the edge of reality. New World!
We are living in interesting times. If you have ever read the Federalist Papers (here) or the Constitution (here) there is not one mention of Jesus, Christianity or God. The “Creator” mentioned was never defined. Saturn is the “devil-in-the-details.” There is no reference to Democracy in the Holy Scripture. What do you believe about the Devil? Who is going to “save you?”
What if you were to discover that your prayers are your authentic expression and relationships are your Truth?
“If I’m a pagan of the good times my lover’s the sunlight yo keep the Goddess on my side. She demands a sacrifice. Drain the whole sea. Get something shiny, something meaty for the main course. That’s a fine-looking high horse. What you got in the stable? We’ve a lot of starving faithful. That looks tasty. That looks plenty. This is hungry work.”
America’s Founding Fathers were Enlightened, Pluralists (yes they believed in ET, shock & surprise), drank wine instead of water, because the water could kill you, grew Hemp (smoked it too) and were fed up with taxation and the lack of separation of Church and State. Remember, back in their day the Church rocked the rules. How soon we forget when we take everything out of context!
If you want to understand why the Republican Party does so well in the South, it’s important to remember the slow march toward ending “state sponsored segregation” split the Democratic Party, with southern Democrats moving over to the Republican side. This migration explains why the modern Republican Party has its political base in the South.
Conservatives want to return back to the days when “colored folks knew their place and the women made sandwiches and potato salad, preferably barefoot and pregnant.” Expect growing pains!
What if we could make wine from our tears?
If you have ever watched a Weaver, then you know how time-consuming the work is. If you haven’t click here to get a “feel” for what Saturn is all about. Get out in Nature! It can relieve the crippling symptoms of modern life: anal-retentiveness, cynicism, meaninglessness in life, homophobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia, being culturally imprisoned, misogynistic, fear-full of science, myopically tribal, captured or contained in ANY denominational or religious construct. God is everywhere, especially in Nature!
What if Life is really a great big playground and your breath is your classroom?
If you have personal planets between 0-16 Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini or Virgo then you will feel Saturn urging you to give form and asking for effort in the House where Sagittarius resides in your chart. Saturn retrogrades March 25, 2016 @ 16 Sagittarius. If you have personal planets between 0-16 Cancer/Taurus Saturn will reveal an internal conflict that can easily be resolved by taking action. Make a lateral move. If you have personal planets at 0-16 Libra, Leo, Aries or Aquarius, the pieces fall into place.
Look closely at what you believe is or is not possible. Look closer at HOW your beliefs have shaped your Vision/Goal. Are they really “my beliefs” or are these some pre-programmed cultural beliefs? What needs to be re-formed in your life? Saturn’s got the time if we put forth the effort! It’s Time!
“Take me to church. I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies. I’ll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife. Offer me my deathless death. Good God, let me give you my life. No Masters or Kings when the Ritual begins. There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sin. In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene, only then I am human. Only then I am clean. Ooh oh. Amen. Amen. Amen.”
All is well! 🙂
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