Less than a month a way and my Saturn in Scorpio progresses over into the 12th house. (Day per year progression). With what has been happening recently, I find it very convenient to begin experiencing Saturn in it’s house of Joy.
I had to contemplate why astrology would consider the planet of hardship floating around in the house of sorrows, a “Joy”. On the surface I can see that being a recipe for disaster and I imagine that those who were born with it in their natal charts may have experienced some difficulty with fathers, grandparents, loss, imprisonment and maybe even mental and spiritual issues. On the other hand I can see it being a stabilizer for the imagination. A “head in the clouds, feet on the ground” type of motion, making one able to use their fantastical minds in practical and mundane way. It may even prevent some sorrows as well, seeing that Saturn puts a stop to things and being in the 12th house may solidify that vast, chaotic, ocean.
But personally I have to see it based on my experience and perception in life as it applies currently. This isn’t to say that the problems of such a motion would not contribute some of the issues I mentioned to some degree (most likely daddy issues), but being that I was born a Capricorn Sun stellium with Saturn in my first house, I am well accustomed to the outward physical presence of Saturn’s energy.
Starting, ceremoniously, on my Solar Return I may actual find relief seeing Saturn take a more hidden position than the normal in-my-face-all-the-damn-time approach I’m use to. Saturn may bring some stability to my natal Moon in the 12th as well seeing as my Moon natally resides in my 12th house already. It could also dissolve some of the burdens I’ve felt most my life too, seeing that the 12th house also dissolves things.
12th house things happen naturally, without consciousness or being aware. Most people with planets in the 12th house seem to experience these energies without obvious prompt to the natal holder. It just happens and they ask “Why the fuck do I keep doing that?” or “Why the hell does this keep happening”? Looking around for the person who slapped them even though they’re standing right in front of them. I’m not so sure this would be relevant in this case. I know Saturn all too well. If someone punches me in the mouth, even if I can’t see them, I’m pretty sure I’ll be wagging a finger at Saturn anyway, because the energy will be familiar. Only “time” will tell. (shameful pun).
I can come up with all kinds of sentences to describe what my year of 2021 may look like based on just this one method. I still have to be realistic (there goes Saturn speaking again) and apply them as is appropriate, but one of the things I like to do is to create a list of keywords and then come up with the possibilities as they relate to me and my life.
So just from this list alone let’s say I choose to deal with grandparents. Well, all of my grandparents are now deceased so applying these key words would take on a different meaning. I didn’t come up with a list for Scorpio, but at this point it would be wise to add some Scorpio keywords to this example in order to continue.
Adding the Scorpio keywords definitely helps to implement more color to possibilities. I can go into aspects, but I may do that another day. So, back to choosing grandparents as the focal point for issues I may deal with during my 12th house Saturn Progression. As I mentioned already, my grandparents are gone. The fact that I chose that particulary focus at this moment before the motion already tells me this is going to be a theme to address because contemplating in solitude the fact that my grandparents are dead is a Saturn in Scorpio 12th house delineation. So will I be investigating more into my heritage and past? Will I seek to understand what hidden secrets my fore-parents were into? Do I believe that somehow uncovering their history will bring healing into my life? Very likely.
Let’s try one more. How about Business from Saturn. Maybe I’ll have more private time to work on my business. Coincidentally, (I don’t believe in coincidences) my third season show on my podcast deals with investigating astrologically the lives of those that have died by the hands of killers. It is one of the main part of my self employment. Seeing that I am moving in that direction, will I find stability and success in this endeavor? It is a possibility.
I know I said we’d only do one more, but lets take a look at a possible pitfall. And this I kind of lead into it; lets choose death. It is possible that the year 2021 I may experience the sorrow of losing someone. Since it can’t be grandparents for reason already stated, it could be an issue with my father or to widen the scope- any Scorpio, Capricorn, or Pisces. To constrict it a bit, it could be an older person I know, someone who has to have surgery, or a spiritual individual. To lighten the mood, it can simply point to my interest in death and the occult and finding a practical use for spirituality in my life.
I wanted to write about this to show some ways to discover how the year will go when looking at a secondary progressed chart and if you aren’t familiar, you can get a chart done at www.astro.com. The idea stems around the fact that just because your natal chart is your overall snapshot of your life, it is just one picture. Right after your chart picture was taken, the planets kept moving on and you right along with them. The Secondary progression is very easy to calculate. The formula is just a simple one day equals one year of life. So let’s say you were born March 3, 1993. Pulling up a chart of say, March 5th of 1993 (with the same time of birth) would show the 2nd year of your life.
I hope you enjoyed my private contemplation. I hope you find use in it to apply to your own charts and life. I’ll keep sharing the journey and personal experience. I think it’s better that way really. Telling you what things means versus how I come to the conclusion provides a better lesson in my opinion. Not only that, but you get to see how the mind of an astrologer may actually work these things out, making it easier and more practical for you to do the same. Happy star chasing.