Saturn transits are a time of serious self-reflection. Sometimes it's just not possible to put a positive spin on what's realized, and this is strong medicine. Saturn's stark realities can shock us awake, and get us to consider changes we wouldn't otherwise.
Author Eileen Grimes is in her Second Saturn Return -- that's the one that comes at the 59th year. Since she first started sharing notes from the transit, she's been through some disillusionment that was also a wake-up call about aging, regret and getting stuck in a mindset. Here are her first entries, beginning back in November of 2010.
- Second Coming of Saturn, Part I
- Completing the Circle, with Saturn Libra (Part II)
- Rubber Meets the Road, Part III
In her latest entries, here in late July 2011, Saturn will soon make its last exact pass over her natal Saturn. She doesn't sugarcoat what she's experiencing, with frustrations in her current work, and coming to terms with a health issue.More from An Astrologer's Second Saturn Return Journal:
With Saturn transits, it's not always possible to see the big picture, and that leads to a sense of being trapped, blocked or confined. This can be part of the journey with Saturn, which Eileen shares honestly, and just has to play out. Saturn transits are a time when we find the strength to endure intensified frustrations, knowing it WILL pass eventually.