“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun;
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast….
Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.” Robert Frost
There is a lot of activity in the starry heavens now as Saturn moves into the sign of Capricorn Thursday, the day of the Winter Solstice and Mercury stations direct on Friday.
Saturn moving into Capricorn is a threshold time when it bodes well to pause and reflect. With any initiatives or endeavors that may not have evolved the way you had hoped, it bodes well to review what the plan was – from the intention forward – and look for blind spots or inherent weaknesses. This process will allow for better planning and implementation going forward.
And speaking of the implementation of well thought out plans – that is Saturn in Capricorn’s turf.
With the Mercury station and Saturn moving out of Sagittarius, is an excellent time to consider how your thinking might be improved or expanded.
It is also a good time to review the boundaries you set in your life. Liz Greene the noted Jungian astrologer and therapist, recently published a book about Saturn entitled, Barriers and Boundaries, which resonates with Robert Frost’s line about walling in and walling out. It’s wise to be implementing savvy boundaries for each setting to avoid becoming overly vulnerable or overly guarded. It helps avoid undue disillusionment or discouragement over the long term.
The Saturn return in an individual’s chart – which occurs roughly every 29 years – involves taking back power from authority figures. With Saturn’s involvement the less you do this, the more authority figures will take a role in your life. Taking back authority has to do with the implementation of your personal vision as well. This process usually- at least initially – requires strong personal boundaries for protection.