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Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Saturn in Virgo (Sept. 2, 2007 -- Oct. 30, 2009)

Everyone at some time in their life has made a negative self-judgment not knowing how truly harmful this process is. If you had critical parents or were raised in an environment where you didn’t fit in, or you just lacked validation and attention, then you have probably judged yourself as not good enough to have the wonderful things in life that others seem to get with ease. Self-judgment serves no one. What it does do is limit you in all your endeavors, instead of teach you about yourself and how to bring the gifts within you out into the world. Yes, each of you has a gift, a reason or purpose for incarnating into this world at this exact time, and if you don’t know how to support yourself with faith and love, you will not reach your full potential. The most harmful results of negative judgment is that it stops your energy from flowing, from moving through you and uniting with the life sustaining universal force that rejuvenates and empowers all those that let it in.

Saturn, master and ruler of your blocks and limitations, entered into the sign of Virgo on Sep 2, 2007 and will leave on Oct 30, 2009. Virgo is the sign of health or the sanctity of your inner temple, it has great organizational skills as well as a heightened sense of service, a need to return something to the world – it represents the give and take of life which leads to balance, represented in the next sign of Libra. Mutable by nature, it constantly changes and adjusts what takes you off-center, and if it gets over-worked because of your extreme nature, then your mind, body and spirit suffers. Remember, your body needs exercise and good food, your mind needs new challenges, complexities or puzzles to solve, and your spirit needs enough faith in itself to overcome the obstacles you will encounter on your journey. Faith is increased by taking risks and learning from the experience in spite of whether you win or loose. Having to confront your demons makes you aware of the importance of a safe and pure inner space – no negative thoughts should live inside. Like a well-made clock, to keep your parts shinning, well-oiled and free of grime and dust, you’ve got to seal off your inner space, you’ve got to have a door that opens and closes when you command it to do so. That means you need to be able to say “yes” and “no”, not to please others, but to create your world your way. It doesn’t matter how big your world becomes on the outside, if you feel good about yourself on the inside. To keep yourself positive, you need to keep out the fears, judgments and problems of others or your inner world will be lost-- it will no longer belong to you and neither will your destiny. You’ve turned it over; you are not in charge, and so why wouldn’t you be depressed and uncertain about who you are and where you are going.

Adjusting the balance between your ability to accept both the light and shadow, your virtue and your anger and pain, is the quest of Saturn in Virgo. The only way balance can be found is by going beyond your apparent limits. If you never push the boundaries of your life and step into the unknown you’ll never know what you are truly capable of achieving. Children know this, they stretch the limits we set for them all the time, and if we fill them with too much fear, they stop trying and hide. Virgo helps you push your limits so that you can know which ones are worthy of your commitment. It makes you face whatever you are avoiding – too idealistic then deal with reality – too practical and hard working, then lets have an encounter with hope and faith. Yes, our experiences in Virgo make us realize the necessity of self-discipline, and how vulnerable we are without it. Virgo does not protect, it tests your preparedness for a world filled with desire, temptation and hard choices and it does this by bringing you face to face with the magical lures of the underworld and the pitfalls of high ideals. Pisces, the opposite sign of Virgo, enticed you to follow your dreams by masking your fears in fantasies and high ideals. Early dreams lifted you up and helped you cope with hardships and struggle. Now, in the passage through Virgo, it’s time to shed those fantasies so that the dream can become real. You must stop and adjust your position in order to move forward. You have a new truth and that truth includes the realization that you need others to be strong; that you can’t take the rest of the journey alone. When you can accept others you see your own aloneness and that can either drop you into greater fear, sending you back into the boundaries that have kept you a prisoner or -- if you can hold that fear and accept it, you can call forth the divine within you and begin to feel your spirit’s connectedness to the spirit in all things. This spiritual awakening is the key to self-love, faith and confidence. Once you experience this, you will never settle for those who want to bring you down or for a love that does not give and receive. And best of all you will begin to attract all the necessary support and opportunities you once thought would never come your way.

If you want to turn your life around stop right now and make a commitment to yourself. Look at your life and see where others are depleting you or where isolation is preventing your growth. You need people you can talk to about real feelings, not just social contacts. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake, do trust your instincts and what your gut tells you and start practicing the words “yes” and “no” based on what you want, not on what others want from you. You’ll need a vision as a guide, so think about where you’d like to be a year from now, and keep your focus on it making choices every day in your life in some small way that will bring you closer to that vision and your goals.

As Saturn prepares to leave the sign of Virgo it has a gift for those who have done the work. Yes, it has the magic to flip you from the bottom to the top and yes, it can do the same in reverse. We’ve all watched our financial guru’s topple from their pedestals and are still amazed at how quickly it all happened. Those that are stuck and not growing need to step aside and make room for those that are. So now is a time rich with opportunity, especially for a big leap of faith. So take the risk and accept the offer that is on its way – it’s your chance to turn your life around.


  1. Thank You Linda for this INSPIRATIONAL, VERY helpful information!

  2. Thanks, L. mostly the difference is from waiting for it to happen to making it happen. That 'isolationist' paradigm did speak to me. Cancel, cancel.