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    Eclipse Effects | Saturn | Saturn Enters Leo 2005 | Eclipse | The Zodiac | Symbols | The Houses | About Astrology

    Saturn, Ruler of Capricorn and Aquarius

    Saturn Turns Direct in Leo
    three ways to implement your intentions!

    Saturn, slow-moving Lord of Karma, changes from one sign to the next every two and a half years, restructuring the foundations of our social awareness and karmic realisation. In accordance with the stately parade of destiny, the cycles of astrology are not only reflected in our daily lives, but also inform the patterns of our social behaviour. Saturn's transition from one sign to the next underpins the arena of human consciousness (particularly in alignment with Jupiter, the other Great Chronocrator), but his cyclical switch between retro and forward motion through the zodiac is also highly significant. Mary MacLean discusses the effects this new celestial movement will have on our lives in coming months.

    Click here to find out how it affects your sign!

    The completion on 19th April, 2007 of Saturn's last retrograde through the sign of Leo is the signal for re-examining our recent course of action and also preparing for Saturn's forward motion nearing the end of it's cycle through Leo. This last six months of Saturn's transit through Leo brings about the promise from the beginning of the transit back in August of 2005.

    The rule is that the last six months of the Saturn transit brings in the fulfillment of your desires from Saturn's initial intro into Leo. Think back; what were you trying to accomplish at that time? Did you want a new house? Boyfriend? Promotion? Change your career? These are just some of the everyday things that some people look to change in their lives. Your choice can be more intense, depending on Saturn's promise in your birth chart. In the months leading up to our current transits, you may have noticed yourself repeating a situation or two. This is due to the retrograde motion of Saturn. Retrograde means to go backwards. While the planets never really go backwards, they appear as though they do from our standpoint. Saturn is now retrograde and in the throes of the last six months' transit through Leo. How far have you come since August of 2005? Saturn's transit has had the effect of testing the structures you have built in a particular area of your life, as seen through the lens of your horoscope chart.

    As I look forward to the next six months, three things stand out.

    • First, the Full Moon Eclipse on March 3, 2007 takes place at 13 degrees of Virgo and
    • Second, the New Moon Eclipse on March 18, 2007 at 28 degrees of Pisces will take us through to the end of July.
    • Third, Saturn goes direct in April at 18 degrees of Leo.

    If you keep a day timer or journal, it will be easy to see the goals you set for yourself. This is where it all starts to happen. It will start with the unexpected changes that come with the Full Moon Eclipse and end with the goals you set with the New Moon Eclipse. This is followed by the direct motion of Saturn in April and finalizes your intentions to further your aspirations. It seems as though we are ready to again take a step forward in our lives. In the past twenty-four months we have slowly but surely moved forward in redefining a particular area in our chart.

    Here is a brief outline of the effects on each sign as Saturn turns Direct in Leo. Remember to check the forecast for your rising sign too, for a more balanced reading. To calculate your rising sign, click here.

    Aries, the Ram Aries, the Ram Go to Top

    Saturn has been transiting your 5th house of creativity and love affairs. Has the relationship with your children, love affairs and entertainment been put to the test lately? One thing is for sure and that is that Saturn never leaves an area of the chart weakened. By the time it is done, you will have a solid foundation to build on for the future.

    Taurus, the Bull Taurus, the Bull Go to Top

    Saturn transiting the 4th house awakens home and core issues. This position of Saturn emphasizes your inner foundations, as well as your physical home. You will find yourself trying to reaffirm belief structures that you have built your life on. This can be a little testy.

    Gemini, the Twins Gemini, the Twins Go to Top

    Saturn is transiting your 3rd house of communication and community. I find that this transit of the third house redefines how you cover your butt. I have to snicker at that because during this transit it's possible for your job to move, you may need to commute, and brothers and sisters need more attention.

    Cancer, the Crab Cancer, the Crab Go to Top

    Saturn has been coursing through your 2nd house of personal finances and love. This is where you decide what you want. This will solidify your personal finances and values. After Saturn is done here you will have a better idea of who you really are and what you desire and/or need.

    Leo, the Lion Leo, the Lion Go to Top

    Leo finds Saturn transiting the 1st house. This is probably the most important transit I can think of. Initially it is all about the new 28 year you are about to enter. The 1st house is the beginning of this great cycle. You will leave all your old emotional and psychological baggage at the door or take it with you for the next 28 years. The choice will be yours. Your personality and how others see you will change as you grow into this next cycle. This is where you start anew.

    Virgo, the Virgin Virgo, the Virgin Go to Top

    Virgo finds Saturn going through your 12th house of the past and subconscious. You may think this might be a soulful but quiet period, but alas, this is where you are so fed up with the emotional baggage you have been sporting around for so long that you review and relinquish it to the past. This is a time of letting go. It's easier to write than to do, but those are the facts.

    Libra, the Scales Libra, the Scales Go to Top

    Libra, Saturn has been transiting the 11th house for you and redefining friendships, goals and group affiliations. You will find yourself pushing forward with new goals. The possibility of you making new friends or enlisting old friends in your current quest is par for your course.

    Scorpio, the Scorpion Scorpio, the Scorpion Go to Top

    Scorpio, with Saturn in your 10th house, making a 90 degree angle to your 1st house, this has not been your easiest couple of years. Career is the center of your life at this time and working hard has been part of it all. You have made some decisions on your current career status and what you want for yourself in the future. The path is clear all you have to do is do it!

    Sagittarius, the Archer Sagittarius, the Archer Go to Top

    Saturn has been mulling around in your 9th house of legal matters, publishing, foreign affairs and philosophy. I like this house, because it is a mental house and requires that you engage in your thoughts. Whatever the subject is, you will be engaged mentally and emotionally. This is you do what you say and not procrastinate. Since this is the prelude to Saturn in the 10th house, you will notice you are climbing to the top of career matters. It is no coincidence that you are on course to achieve a pinnacle.

    Capricorn, the Sea-Goat Capricorn, the Sea-Goat Go to Top

    Saturn is your ruling planet and, when it is found in the 8th house of partnership finances and other people's money, you can be sure your money will be affected. This can be taxes, inherititance, and mortgage money or partnership funds. Mainly it's all about money. This transit solidifies your income from others.

    Aquarius, the Water Bearer Aquarius, the Water-Bearer Go to Top

    With Saturn transiting your 7th house of marriage, partnership and open confrontation, you may find yourself redefining your needs in your partnerships. This can be a difficult time for some, as it involves another person or persons. During this transit you are apt to rewrite your agreements with others. It is a time of self discovery, where you see your needs change.

    Pisces, the Fishes Pisces, the Fishes Go to Top

    You will find Saturn transiting your 6th house of everyday work and health. This transit develops a work schedule, or a health schedule that works well for you. It may take a while to figure it out, but nothing happens overnight. We all have 6th house needs and this is where you find out what they are. Next, it's just a small leap to make it happen.

    In the next part of the article, Mary MacLean looks at the effects of the Lunar and Solar Eclipses in March 2007 in relation to our personal lives, as seen through the lens of our personal birth charts.

    Go ForwardRead part two of this article, where Mary MacLean discusses the effects of the Lunar and Solar Eclipses in March 2007.



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