April 15th, 2018: New Moon at 26º 2′ in Aries

The ferocity of life, propelling its volition from a sphere of vacuousness, asserts its place in the world. As such, Aries, the unyielding warrior, is symbolic of life’s impetus. It is the will of existence, and, whether through triumph or self-destruction, one of these paths claims the Warrior.

The promise of bounteous treasures and their lucrative possibilities, as heralded by the 26º 2′ New Moon in Aries, can dazzle and blind us to true values.

This lunation conjuncts, by default, the exhalted Arien Sun and Uranus (the latter, soon to ingress in Taurus), while squaring the Capricornian Pluto. Simultaneously, Mercury, stations direct and begins its post-retrograde shadow trajectory. At home in Aries, we also find Mars conjunct Pluto, as exhalted Venus in Taurus opposes retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio. Finally, Rx Jupiter in Scorpio sextiles Pluto.

There is more than ample elemental activity in the combination of Fire and Earth (mostly concentrated in the cardinal mode), coupled with a cosmic air void. This lunation, then, through the elemental lens, is concentrated in the initiative and creativity of fire with the practicality of earth and its will to produce tangible results.

Uranus symbolizes the untamed human spirit that refuses authoritative constraint. As a conduit for individuality and freedom, it is the part of us that defies hierarchies, rules, and regulations. As the luminaries merge with Uranian energy, we are incorporating the development of rebellious individuality, the capacity to question authority, and ultimately, the *transcendence of cultural and social programming*.

However, Plutonium interception challenges the drive within us to defend and develop our honored individuality. In essence, our identity must be measured in accordance with the recognition (and transformational dissolution of) narrow pursuits. The capacity to discern truth is Pluto’s function, and the realization of one’s destiny must be fully integrated with the development of individuality.

Having implemented the strategic, tempered advice of the last Full Moon in Libra, appropriate action in alignment with personal growth should be less challenging. Again, the Warrior must venture forward, regardless of victory or self-defeat, as this lunation encompasses the fiery Ram’s power of the will to mold evolutionary existence. *The sole method of Arien evolutionary strategy is via crisis selection: ensure you’re fighting a righteous war.*

The New Moon in Aries occurs at 9:57 EDT


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The Chiron Cycle and its Current Piscean Ingress

According to mythology, Chiron (part man, part centaur), became known as the ‘wounded warrior’ after having been injured in the knee by Hercules’s poisoned arrows. Although physical and discernible, Chiron’s injury establishes figurative connotations over psychological wounds. However, capable of transforming challenges into positive assets through the cultivation of talents and mentoring abilities, Chiron can be a source of success if channeled properly.

When there are planetary aspects to Chiron occurring in the natal chart, the individual is said to be truly attuned with and resonant to Chiron, and its position will likely be an area abundant with activities promoting strongly transformative modes of personal-development. It takes approximately 50 years for Chiron to fully journey through all zodiac signs. Therefore, at about the age of 50, everyone experiences a Chiron return. This simply implies that Chiron navigates back to the precise sign and degree located at birth. This is likely to be a time of evaluation, re-orientation, and re-integration. With precise emphasis on the direct present, instead of perpetual quests and youthful ambition, it is now time to appreciate life without concern for schedules, appointments, or deadlines. The Chiron return should be a formidable time of self-discovery coupled with ability to capitalize upon said discovery. Achievements and accomplishments are contemplated while assessing the future. If not already established, it is likewise an opportune time to process the wounds of Chiron. Additionally, it may be a period of pristine insights and perspective regarding difficulties encountered during Chiron’s journey through the entire chart. Becoming more comfortable within the self, there is much to offer others due to surpassed experiences and challenges. Ultimately, there is immense opportunity to raise collective consciousness via personal triumph over obstacles and challenging experiences. Examine Chiron’s natal position and transit to understand its individualized purpose, while focusing on approaches to prosper and create a favorable return.

As Chiron transits Pisces until February 18, 2019 (its ingress began on April 20,2010), there is profound possibility for transcendence, enhanced sensitivity, and metaphysical amplification. Here we find the extrasensory healer, aware of the proper treatment for physical healing or the adequate words to bring psychological amelioration. The path leading to said abilities is arduous, lengthy, often riddled with self-doubt, and seemingly lacking in understanding and trust from external sources. Because of concurrent victimization of the self and others, this enhanced ability is greater and more worthy of attention.

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The Time Keeper’s Return: Saturn in the Tenth / Saturn in Capricorn

As the Great Time Keeper ventures to his home in the tenth house, he is traditionally dignified. Therefore, on both quotidian and esoteric spectrums, one may expect an unswervingly concentrated projection of Saturn. Associated with achievement, honor, ambition, and authority, the midheaven is traditionally symbolic of one’s outer projection on a societal scale. It may be assumed that Saturn in the tenth delineates limitations, delays, challenges in achievement of goals including the competent, external expression of the self, and the frequently unconscious yet intense ambition to succeed despite all costs. This is the general interpretation attributed to Saturn in his own house and sign, familiar to most astrological students, alongside professional proclivities, and the less frequently stressed relationship to the mother and father. As for parental dominance regarding the ambiguous fourth-tenth axis, it is my humble opinion that the maternal figure be attributed to the latter house, since traditionally, it is usually the mother being most involved in the molding of the child’s social attitudes and ethics. It is precisely these values which are emphasized by the tenth house, coupled with desirous ambition in direct proportion to suppressed identity in early life.

The maternal relation of the tenth house to the development of potential as indicated by a tenth house Saturn placement is important to analyze. When this placement occurs, the mother is usually the dominant figure, either through temperamental bias or actual absence/ death of the father. The expression of said dominance manifests through stern, authoritative behavior lacking in warmth and/ or empathy. Preoccupation revolves around rules of behavior, propriety, external opinions, status and/or rank, and an overall emphasis on material (as opposed to emotional) values. Furthermore, the dominance of the mother can be reflected as an instinctual woman equipped with un unconsciously powerful ego beneath a seemingly passive exterior. Often the mother poses challenges through her own ill-health or early death. Therefore, it is imperative that the adult, as the emotional trauma persists well into adulthood, sever psychological ties in order to surpass subconscious influences and reach complete potential.

Identity suppression, restriction of the will, and emotional rejection by the mother is common with Saturn in the tenth house. As a result, males grow to become suspicious of women, while women encounter challenges with the positive expression of femininity. Often the feminine principle is either repressed, or conveyed through the misuse of power. Additionally, women may become consciously aggressive, rejecting the feminine principle within their own psyche. In all cases, the pivotal goal in understanding the potential of Saturn in the tenth is to ameliorate psychological distortions stemming from maternal influences while reevaluating both masculine and feminine roles. Similarly, it is important to note that, while the fourth and tenth houses are rarely considered when problems of a sexual nature are concerned, they have prominent bearing on the area of feminine and masculine roles.

Critical self-consciousness and intense sensitivity to public opinion are common themes with Saturn in the tenth house, along with the fear of failure and a proclivity to attract situations which pose a sense of public embarrassment. These expressions are all embedded in a sense of self-inadequacy. Lucidly navigating through the psychological fog of Saturn in the tenth, where the planet displays concentrated Saturnian energy in the most challenging sense before reaching growth requires considerable integrity and self-honesty. A substantial amount of sentimentality must be excavated regarding motherhood and rigid sexual roles (the latter, having taken its toll on the collective human psyche).

The native’s image is regarded with considerable sensitivity, as Saturn in the tenth’s inclination is to focus on material values. Therefore, the individual’s need for self-importance is saturated by material advantage coupled with social status. An ambivalent undercurrent exists between yearning for exposure and hiding from it, the latter resulting from fear of public humiliation. This is a very self-conscious placement in group scenarios, although it is not as apparent in individual relationships. Likewise, Saturn in the tenth may appear intensely self-conscious in a personal setting yet behave relatively composed with the distant public. Again, it is the image which is important with Saturn in the tenth. The native’s conservative approach to social values is the result of fear regarding one’s compromise in position. Should this characteristic exist in combination with more adventurous factors in the chart, the result may be a notable amount of inner tension.

If an expansive approach is taken to Saturn in the tenth house, the native’s sensitivity, self-consciousness, concern with public esteem, and the persistent urge to demonstrate efficiency and usefulness through achievement all conspire to prepare one for growth. These characteristics benefit the individual in terms of effectively dealing with the responsibility of power. In consequence, one learns diplomacy partnered with compassion as a mode of teaching, structuring, or leading others. The perseverance and strength of the tenth house Saturn native generally leads to success. This individual’s challenge is not the journey once begun, but the initial course of action, as it implies overcoming fear of failure. In essence, the native’s fear of failure, if not overcome, can generate paralyzing inertia. Ultimately, the native’s journey to success is meaningless and its rewards illusory unless this path spawns motivational demonstration to others. That is, the individual’s triumph must inspire success in others. Because it is the work o Saturn in the tenth to provide structure to a group effort, others must gain confidence through the endurance of the individual. Once the individual accepts the challenges of the inner self, Saturn the teacher embodies most beneficiary model.

* It is my opinion, through repetitive natal chart analyses, that the maternal correspondences and childhood experiences attributed to the tenth house Saturn can, oftentimes, also directly apply to individuals whose mothers possess a natal Capricorn ascendant. *

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Daily Transits and Complimentary Forecasts

This brief update is to inform readers that Saturn and the Sun Astrology is now providing (nearly) daily transits, including complimentary astrological forecasts, via Instagram (at saturnandthesun). Interpretation provided beyond this site is an attempt to simplify astrological research in order to foster understanding by anyone unfamiliar with astrology.

As for this site, which is (albeit rather slowly) still active, a forthcoming entry is currently in progress. In parallel to Saturn’s current ingress in Capricorn, its focus is on Saturn’s occupancy of its traditional tenth house. Upon completion of said entry, the intent is to provide a disclosure of my personal transition into astrology.

I do offer online/ Skype astrological consultations as well as local readings in the Kendall area of Florida. Kindly see link for details and thank you for reading.

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Lilith in Gemini: Mercurial Maelstrom of Revelation

Still life photography by Saturn & the Sun Astrology.

Lilith’s astrological significance, as channeled through the stimulus of Gemini, is a whirlwind of cerebral sagaciousness that pulverizes the circumscribed scope of societal misinformation. Its function in society, (as Lilith’s astrological energy maneuvers the masses) is to make knowledge available to all forms of humanity in a manner that is accessible, lucidly understood, and ultimately, used to provide revolutional awareness. In a natal chart, the house placement of Lilith in Gemini, along with its aspects, indicate the availability of this energy within the individual. When implemented in a detached and genuinely altruistic manner, as Lilith indicates the necessary dissolution of ego-driven desires, Lilith in Gemini provides the individual with an interminable supply of knowledge, ingenuity, and the necessary faculties to effectively translate information so that it is understood and used as a tool for continual expansion. 

Lilith in Gemini’s mental magnification propels the mind to such lucidity that it holds the ability to navigate back and forth between experiences or conversations as a means of extending the imagination. The visionary powers of the mind are strong and logical, extending their abilities to promote creative thought or literary talent. Additionally, there is the capacity to remain slightly above the emotional spectrum of relationships, in order to liberate mental navigation and promote its graceful movement in any direction. It is rare to be significantly influenced by others with Lilith in Gemini, since these individuals naturally accept their undeniable right to think as they wish, while respecting this in others as well. Their openness to sensible suggestion is leisurely scrutinized by the mind’s eye while, simultaneously, enriching the limitless faculties of imaginative exploration. Ultimately, the genius factor of this placement may be focused into brilliance. 

The physical manifestation of Lilith in Gemini resides in the unique quality of he hands, including fingers, double-jointed fingers, and/ or heavily veined hands. Additionally, there may be prominent sensitivity, considerable strength, or healing capacity, all within the hands. Psychometric talent is also indicative of Lilith in Gemini, particularly if Lilith is in the third house and water placements are significant. 

The position of Lilith in Gemini is excellent for prompting objectivity, since both the sign and planet indicate reasoning processes. Those with this placement are capable of brilliant recitations, are natural readers, and hold strong logical powers in the imagination. Ultimately, transcendence for Gemini Lilith resides precisely in the proclivity towards emotional detachment. The emotional objectivity capable of reaching with this placement eventually liberates the individual from the programmed conditioning of ideas impressed during childhood. Ultimately, a strong position of Gemini Lilith holds the potential extrication from a the confines of a conditioned fourth saturated with emotional trauma. This, in essence, is the potency of astrological Lilith: detached objectivity as a form liberation.

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Exploring the Identity’s Depth: Saturn in Aries and the First House



Saturn, Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy, 1855

Although the first house is typically considered to describe the physical stratum of the individual and one’s personal relationship with the outer environment, it also indicates, on a deeper level, the quality of sculpted experiences with which one may effectively administer one’s life. According to the strength or weakness of the Ascendant’s presentation, one is able to maintain a precarious equilibrium between the external environment and the world of one’s unconscious impetus.

If left unconscious, Saturn’s crystallization and identification with mundane values are transferred to the psychic effects of the persona, with a consequent inner vulnerability to moods. Additionally, this difficulty of self-expression becomes an impervious barricade that cannot be demolished. Therefore, it becomes imperative to decipher between the Ascendant’s mask and the inner Self.

Lack of constructive self-assertion, not unlike the healthy expression of Mars or Aries, is one of the influential components of Saturn in the first house and/ or Aries. Equally, the necessity to enforce one’s will as a method to manipulate the immediate environment is present, often as a defense mechanism stemming from fear. In essence, the coupling of urgency and fear is characteristic of this Saturnian position. Although the individual may learn to cultivate a polished, the naturally ineffectual exterior, inflexibility and reticence remains more pronounced with this placement.

There is a strong correlation, through both research and chart analysis, of a difficult birth when Saturn is conjunct the ascendant. Although this is usually manifested physically, it is likewise psychologically concurrent. Therefore, it can be deduced that the natural inclination to shield the Self from the outer world is extended to the birth process. Throughout youth and beyond, much of the native’s life is spent devising means of self-insulation from both vulnerability and attack. Furthermore, there can be an accompanying burden of physical and chronic ill-health, particularly as a child when withdrawal from harm has not yet been adequately employed. The deliberate withdrawal from the origin of the psyche generates over-identification with the ascendant’s mask.

Considered to be in its fall in Aries and/ or the first house, in this placement, Saturn has the inclination to be inhibited from both the current of outer and inner life, simultaneously, leaving the native stranded in a very limited and arid portion of the psyche. This estrangement limits the pursuit of purpose and meaning that enables productive and courageous grasp of the outer world. However, a persistent and perceptive individual, as with all challenging aspects, who endures carefully tended struggle, carries the capacity to yield insight and expansion of consciousness. With effort, Saturn in Aries or the first house holds the greatest possibility of achieving freedom: exploring unknown regions and challenges while marveling in the innate realization that one’s existence is sufficient proof of purpose.

Saturn in Aries or the first house has a tendency to emphasize the fear of powerlessness as a result of clinging to the more superfluous aspects of the persona and consequently, a loss of connection with the inner world of greater depth and richness. However, this fear can eventually propel the native into deeper exploration of consciousness and identity. Ultimately, this search can generate greater knowledge, integration, and productive use of the will.

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Eclipses, Retrogrades, Aspects, and Fixed Stars: Current Celestial Synopsis


Homann Heirs, 1748, Hand-colored copperplate engraving, Eclipse of the Moon.

The current celestial energies are intensely intricate and precarious in their interplay, not unlike a lilting gossamer oscillating in a ferocious whirlwind. The massive energetic momentum began, of course, with the lunar eclipse on Monday, August 7, 2017. While its ebullience was already active prior to the formal eclipse, the actual lunar eclipse was located at 15 degrees Aquarius (decan 2) and its energy remains active until January 31, 2018. Aside from the classic Sun square Moon, the most prominent aspect is that of Jupiter square Moon, which does remain influentially active following the formal eclipse.

With the Sun square Moon, there is tension between Will and the emotions, indicating psychological challenges until resolution stemming from proper (logical, deductive) decision-making is employed and channelled from an altruistic source. Subconscious patterns need tempering, in association with the harsh implementation of the Will. Jupiter square Pluto, the main aspect aside from the classic Sun square Moon, also denotes the Will’s urgency. Favorable levels of critical ability are not without degrees of deviousness. The Destruction versus Construction dilemma and further polarity between the impetus to recreate one’s personal world whilst simultaneously relinquishing it is a prominent theme. Jupiter square Pluto usually employs energy that involves distribution of affluence, currency, or monetary resources. This seemingly generous (Jupiter) energy becomes manipulative (Pluto) when one chooses to use and/ or distribute resources as a means of acquiring personal power.

Aside from the recent lunar eclipse in Aquarius, we now have (on August 12, 2017) approached Mercury retrograde in Virgo, which serves as a precautionary tale: scattered energies and projects should now be funneled and dissected with precision, calculation, and, if necessary, the dissemination of excessive and/ or extraneous information should be ameliorated. As with eclipses, full moons, fixed stars, aspects, degrees, and any other planetary energy, retrogrades affect each individual differently (considering it can be someone’s chart ruler, or in a natal retrograde in of itself). It’s deleterious to summarize and generalize a retrograde when its specific effects depend on each individual’s corresponding placement of not only Mercury, but its aspects, house placement, degrees, sign, and a plethora of other possibilities. Ideally, this is a time for preparation, organization, and perfecting one’s craft while avoiding the dissemination of projects.

Furthermore, we are approaching the much anticipated and grandiose solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, located at precisely 28 degrees Leo (decan 3), emphasizing the fixed star Regulus, Watcher of the North and one of the Royal Stars of Persia. In the past, this blog has discussed Regulus in connection to the planetary energies and nodes. As a Heliacal rising star, Regulus indicates conviction of personal position and path. The motivation for success, however, must be coupled with the resistance of revenge and cruelty. As a Heliacal setting star, innate talent is found as well as success in the face of envy and adversary. Regulus’s physiological correspondence is, like its constellation, the heart and vascular system.
In connection with the Sun, Regulus signals cautionary success without the force of vengeance. With the Moon, one sees a natural leader that elucidates with devotion as opposed to power and authority. Additionally, Mercury in relation to Regulus is humanitarian and inspirational. Regulus in paran with Venus signifies creativity and the search for perfectionism, rising above jealousy. In Mars, Regulus is a a team leader who retains faith in one’s abilities. Jupiter in connection with Regulus shows a noble hero that acts with a sense of confidence. Furthermore, Regulus with Saturn displays success through hard work and the talent to manifest one’s vision. Uranus indicates community leadership, Neptune is the successful artisan, and Pluto represents leadership during crisis.  With either Node, Regulus is decisive and associated with swift thinking.
Much political discussion and connections made to the solar eclipse has been actualized via Hermetic astrology, and a myriad of other current articles. While the solar eclipse is, in aspect, positively aligned (via Moon trine Uranus and Moon conjunct Mars), by default, a Solar eclipse entails the Moon’s restriction of the Sun’s strength. Discussion is currently projected towards world leaders, specifically Trump, since his natal chart is in direct correlation with the eclipse’s energy.

Moreover, the incoming energy of the solar eclipse is one of innovation and inventiveness (Moon trine Uranus) coupled with protection and strategic excellence (Moon conjunct Mars).
Ultimately, Regulus functions best when one’s energy is of grace and pure intent. If one’s natal chart has hard, ego-driven aspects, it is strongly encouraged to resolve patterns stemming from subconscious conflicts. Contrastingly, if one is on the receiving end of said energies, remaining detached from competitive and/ or ego-driven behavior is paramount to effectively managing the current interplay of celestial energies.

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The Psyche’s Unconscious Revelation: Saturn in Cancer/ 4th House


Mademoiselle Jeanne Fontaine, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1891

The fourth house, indicating the foundational structure of the natal chart, corresponds to Cancerian energy and issues pertinent to the domain of childhood, origin, family, and lineage. It forms the base of the individual, both literally in terms of his early home environment, and symbolically, relating to issues of security and safety. Furthermore, this house illustrates the early surrounding ambiance or atmosphere prior to one’s conscious ability to discern and rationalize the energies of one’s intimate environment. Therefore, it can be deduced that, via Jungian psychology, the fourth house represents the personal unconscious and the conditioned, instinctual reactions imposed by one’s early environment.

Since the presence of influences occurring prior the unfurling of one’s discriminating mind are indicative of the fourth house, the planetary placement herein is highly suspect since it detects what must first be demystified and spawned to the surface prior to its constructive integration. This is a highly influential house, since it resides beneath the surface of one’s later personality and developed in congruence with the Sun and Ascendant. It is here, therefore, that dominion of behavioral patterns may remain unraveled. Being an entirely intimate house, it is challenging to decrypt with a detached perspective.

Usually, the fourth house is attributed to the paternal influence on the native, yet being subject to argument, through experiential chart readings and research, one can deduce that it is the location of both parents. Therefore, it becomes immaterial as to which house refers to which parent since issues stemming from one source create compensatory difficulties with the other. Ultimately, the setting of a challenging or fragmented environment during childhood is indicative with afflicted planets in the fourth house or sign.

Situated in the fourth house, Saturn represents coldness, restriction, limitation, authority without nurture, division, seclusion, and a general unresponsive home environment. Literally, it can imply a deceased father, divorce, or any form of paternal abandonment. Isolation manifests as emotional unavailability stemming from the paternal figure, being physically present yet lacking emotional support. Additionally, the father may display love yet pose a burden through addictions such as alcoholism, illness, or ineptitude of character. The father may, furthermore, create an emotional pattern that disrupts the peace of one’s home. Also, there may be priority in material development to the detriment of emotional expression.

While the outward manifestations of Saturn in the fourth may vary, working on unconscious levels, there is a thematic crippling of one’s emotional nature if not properly resolved. The suspicion of emotional intimacy, particularly in domestic scenarios, is usually prominent and yet, therein lies a foundational urge for security, permanence, and tangibility in the emotional realm. This polarity is rarely identified from the native’s perspective, yet must be brought to awareness or the native will incessantly sway to either extremity without knowledgeable equilibrium.

Saturn in the fourth house reduces the urge for emotional security to a physical sphere, and therefore, is concurrent with a compulsion to accumulate land. Since material desires cannot satisfy emotional needs, the translation, of course, usually falters. Yet to the native carrying this emotional burden, land is solid and grounding, interpreted (by the native) as a tangible source that cannot be extracted in the same manner as the absence of emotional support.

If one is to achieve peace, Saturn’s influence in the fourth house forces manifestation of the missing (emotional) component through gradual withdrawal from external, wordly value.  Instead, one is promoted to encounter that reality within the self as a form of one’s own psyche. The opportunity is offered, with Saturn in the fourth, to build inner security, fortitude, and self-acceptance through the understanding of one’s true origin. Furthermore, a vast element of trust is required in the guidance or self awareness of the native who has chosen this precise experience. Saturn compels one to understand (not emotionally, but rationally, as Saturn is essentially unconcerned with one’s feelings) the nature of one’s suffering. With a fourth house Saturn, the native must transcend the fearfulness of his nature and accept the experience as worthy of pain and effort. The necessity to acknowledge intimacy and emotional intelligence must be encouraged. Once this transcendence is achieved, one is able to project and integrate the balanced fusion of the masculine and feminine principles of existence.

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Elemental Combinations: Earth and Water

1110028a.jpgSetting Sun, Egon Schiele, 1913, oil on canvas

When analyzing a chart in relation to elemental equilibrium, the most dominant element is usually, but not always, the Sun, followed by the elements of the Moon, Ascendant, and Mars, respectively. Lastly, the elements of Venus and Mercury, followed by the influences of Jupiter and Saturn. The elemental influences of Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn involve minute conscious forces, pertaining more to generational factors. Furthermore, the element of the planet in dominion of the Ascendant along with the Sun sign’s ruler are given further emphasis unless said planet is Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto. If one has Pisces rising, for example, the element of Jupiter would provide more emphasis than that of Neptune, Pisces’s co-ruler. The placement of the Ascendant’s element yields such vital prominence that it should always be strongly accentuated in chart analysis. Emphasizing the Ascendant’s elemental ruler provides the astrologer with the capacity for insight into the client’s motivational urges, as opposed to merely summing the number of planets in each element.

Maintaining the above explanation of basic elemental analysis in mind, when a chart, specifically, denotes a strong emphasis of earth and water, precise factors can be attributed to the corresponding chart. Firstly, there is a marked profoundness of depth, along with a pronounced sense of serious determination and practical sustainability. This coupling usually denotes consistent diligence and an innate capacity to bear burden, emotionally and/or through one’s work. Additionally, there is a conscientious awareness of survival needs, security needs, and others’ dependence on one’s stability and resources. Therefore, a vast amount of one’s energy is directed in efforts to sustain one’s resources and attachment to money, possessions, job, children, and other ‘security’ factors. Furthermore, there is tenacious endurance paired with the ability to survive through catastrophes. One’s attachment to security and traditional value systems is often exhibited as a strong adherence to family, home, and community obligations.

The challenging aspect of the water-earth pairing is understood when it is understood that one’s motivational factors are mainly fears, emotions, habitual patterns, societal conditioning, security needs, and a plethora of other subconscious factors. In order to fulfill security needs, there is often a tendency towards manipulation. Additionally, there is deep-rooted attachment to past experiences which, as a result, manifest as fearful depictions of the present and future. Furthermore, intellectual and communicative faculties are often obstructed, and there is often a lack of vital ideals, faith, and positive thinking.

Water-earth combinations are, at best, grounded in the present reality of daily experience and contains the innate ability to tackle challenges with fierce strength and determination. Negatively, one can be manipulative in the pursuit of earthly goals, and ultimately, become frustrated when confronted with the necessity to take risks in order to promote one’s growth. As always, this is a broad description of one elemental pairing, no element or aspect should ever be isolated when interpreting the entirety of a chart.

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Emotional Neglect in Favor of Transcendental Evolution: Parallels Between Saturn and Lilith


Saturn as depicted by Chesley Bonestell

Saturn and Lilith are astrological catalysts: whirlwinds of depersonalized change, often at the expense of one’s perceived level of emotional or ego-driven suffering. To be blunt, Saturn and Lilith do not care about one’s feelings. They demand radical alteration of antiquated belief systems, depletion and suppression of the ego in favor of transcendence, and the enormity of dawdling and harrowing metamorphosis. Ultimately, they will proceed to distort (Lilith) and restrict (Saturn) one’s quotidian customs until, by any means necessary, one’s respective lessons are mastered. For Lilith and Saturn, it is insufficient to simply learn: one must thoroughly master karmic tests, lest one forgets.

Lilith’s urgency to experience depersonalized commitment as a means to serve humanity is a profound theme in her astrological work. A myriad of key movement leaders are depicted with a strong Lilith in the natal chart (e.g. Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein, Mohandas Gandhi, Gloria Steinem, John F. Kennedy, etc.) Once the ego-driven need for self-recognition and personal honor is pulverized, Lilith propels the individual, using whatever aspect, sign and house position she falls under, to bring forth revolutionary change. When immersed in its full-force and channeled appropriately, Lilith’s energy is unyielding: an all-consuming and full-fledged eruption of uncensored power, aiming its spear at worldly injustices and their explosive disintegration.


Burney Relief, Babylon (1800-1750 BCE). Some scholars (e.g. Emil Kraeling) identified the figure in the relief with Lilith, based on a misreading of an outdated translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh.  CC BY-SA 3.0 

In parallel, Saturn’s impetus for change stems from karmic lessons. Repetitive patterns that inhibit growth often go unnoticed until Saturn begins to unfurl its compressing, frictional grip onto the bewildered native. Then, caught in the ceaseless clutch of unrelenting suffering, one slowly and distressingly awakens to the truths buried beneath Saturn’s impenetrable cloak. The seemingly sluggish yet steady path of awakened psychic consciousness, and ultimately, like Lilith, transcendental awareness begins to originate. Saturn is forcefully slow: its lessons must first be learned and ultimately, mastered. Otherwise, Saturn remains uncompromising slow, perpetually inflicting peril if it is necessary to reach transcendental evolution.

Saturn and Lilith are not unlike each other. Both astrological energies perform best in logical, courageous, and persistent sign and house placement. Harsh aspects to both Lilith and Saturn will ultimately transform the individual, however seemingly unbearable the odyssey unfolds. There is little to no concern for the emotions during the course of entirely revolutionary change that necessitates manifestation. This, in essence, denotes the astounding agenda of  Lilith and Saturn.

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