Saturn Conjunct Mercury
This transit period brings with it a tendency towards heavy, serious, and even pessimistic thinking. Interactions with others may be more meaningful, though also more difficult. This can lead to a necessary goodbye and endings. Life is now taken much more seriously than before, but there is a risk of losing perspective. The mental and intellectual viewpoint is narrowed, so a smaller range of ideas will be the focus, but those ideas will be examined more closely. This transit initiates a new cycle of ideas for expressing and communicating in different ways, which requires much mental energy and limits the potential of exploring many topics. Outdated thoughts are removed from life. The mind is highly disciplined, but this can mean a lack of alternative options due to the tendency to concentrate on a single topic. It is essential to be aware of not becoming too fixated on an unattainable perfection when dealing with oneself and others, in order to avoid alienation. This combination of Saturn and Mercury can also cause issues with the nervous system, talking, and hearing; however, this is not the most frequent outcome. This transit is more likely to haunt one’s mind with exaggerated fears and depression due to the tendency to ruminate on serious matters.
Saturn Square Mercury
This transit may present difficulties with communicating and clash of opinions. Your beliefs and ways of expressing them will be contested. This may cause you to end relationships or contemplate doing so. You may feel disheartened and isolated and be tempted to make decisions without considering all the aspects. Instead of avoiding intellectual conflicts, it’s best to determine the source of the dispute and assist in clarifying the issues. Challenges by others could be beneficial in that they could cause you to rethink your beliefs and perspective. If you fail to incorporate other people’s life experiences, you will be forced to do so in the future when Saturn opposes or conjuncts your Mercury. Since Mercury is related to the lungs and speech organs, this transit may be accompanied by illnesses interfering with communication, such as the throat’s vocal cords becoming irritated or swollen.
Saturn Opposition Mercury
At this time, your ideas may be met with great resistance, leading to a breakdown of communication with those who disagree with your plans. This challenge should not be taken negatively, for it can be used to your advantage, giving you the opportunity to refine and solidify your goals. If your confidence is shaky, it may be easy to give in to self-doubt, but this could hinder your progress. And an unbending stance will likely lead to defeat, so best to remain flexible in order to use your energy to recognize and meet the challenges could potentially arise.
Quote“To deny the influence of the stars is to deny the wisdom and providence of God.” Tycho Brahe.
Saturn Trine Mercury
Now, in the midst of this Saturn trine Mercury transit, your outlook, thought process, and way of talking and communicating have reached a point of constancy. You understand your thinking and how you go about it. This isn’t a period for transformation, instead it’s a time to get ready to utilize your mind. It’s a great time for any task that necessitates cerebral rigor and hard work, such as studying or learning a novel branch of knowledge with discipline. This isn’t a great time for tasks that involve creativity and divinely-inspired imagination. You will get results through toil and scholarly approaches, not with a vision from above. This transit is great for organizing various parts of your life. You have an awareness of the order in your mind, which you can put into practice. It’s a good time to put your plans into action in the physical world and to bring out long-term plans. Saturn is associated with physical reality, while Mercury is associated with the thought behind it. Out of all the Saturn with Mercury aspects, either soft or hard angles, this one puts you in the most danger of making your point of view too inflexible. It’s necessary for your ideas to become steady and strong in the present because in the future they will be tested. You need to be sure of the facts and the practicality of any concrete plans in order to withstand Saturn’s tests. However, rigidity will only make these times more difficult, because you must be adaptive in your thinking, regardless of how certain you are right now. You have an exceptional capacity to observe each intricate part of a greater whole, and your position on most matters is very well defined. Therefore, your analytical ability is greater than usual, and you can rapidly perceive what is wrong in any scenario, however watch the tendency to become excessively meticulous.
Saturn Sextile Mercury
Your mental processes are currently focused on details, giving you the capability to achieve much. You have determined what you want to accomplish and are ready to work hard. This is a great time to plan ahead, yet it is not the best period to view the bigger picture of a situation.
This transit is useful for any task concerning the organization and reorganization of information. It is great for business endeavors, which need structured growth plans, but not so much for risky investment since your intuition is low. It can also be used for extensive research and study. Your outlook on life is now fixed and narrow-minded, so you are acting on what you know. This can be a problem if your thinking becomes too inflexible, blocking out other ideas that could benefit you. Saturn’s influence can either be positive in helping to form your knowledge or negative in making you too rigid in thought. You are keen to find any mistakes, but this could lead to being too conservative and being stuck in a rut. In a few years, Saturn will be either squaring or conjoining your natal Mercury, which will be harder to manage if you aren’t flexible enough now, to prepare for the future of the next Saturnian cycle of time that is to come.
Quote“In medieval astrology Saturn was believed to be the abode of the devil. Both Saturn and laldabaoth, the demiurge and highest archon, have lion’s faces. Origen elicits from the diagram of Celsus that Michael, the first angel of the Creator, has “the shape of a lion.” He obviously stands in the place of laldabaoth, who is identical with Saturn, as Origen points out.” Carl Jung, CW 9ii, Para 128
Mercury governs business affairs, correspondence, brief journeys, local community interactions, and spreading rumors. It oversees educational institutions such as schools and colleges, as well as organizations dedicated to learning and science. Additionally, Mercury influences printing houses, publishing establishments, and those engaged in these industries, along with traders and negotiators.
It symbolizes reasoning, diverse forms of self-expression like speaking and writing, and gestures. Mercury promotes intellectual pursuits, eloquence, literary talents, and skillfulness. However, it also brings about traits like restlessness, using inappropriate language, manipulation, dishonesty, anxiety, uncertainty, forgetfulness, and occasional clumsiness. The planet represents the interplay of intellect and action, duality, versatility, adaptability, change, and sometimes, a lack of depth.
Saturn holds significant importance when analyzing astrological transits, reflecting how you perceive and structure your world. Its position in your chart during transits points to areas undergoing scrutiny and challenges. The specific house Saturn occupies highlights the domains experiencing the most strain, warranting your focused attention. Planets impacted by Saturn’s transit in your natal chart signify energies facing disruption and patterns needing introspection.
Many interpret Saturn transits as external uncontrollable forces, often attributing them to unfortunate circumstances. However, it’s essential to recognize that Saturn mirrors your foundational beliefs and programming. Thus, the influence of a Saturn transit isn’t truly external but arises from your unconscious directives. The tangible outcomes, perceived as “fated” events, are merely reactions to your internal dynamics.
Despite the discomfort Saturn transits may bring, they align with your deeper desires, facilitating their realization. Often, individuals are disconnected from their genuine desires. Recognizing and aligning with your authentic needs reveals that Saturn merely acts as a catalyst for their materialization. The perceived “losses” accompanying Saturn’s influence often pertain to elements or relationships not serving your highest good. It’s crucial to release such attachments, especially those severed by Saturn.
During Saturn’s transit through a house, immerse yourself in matters of that domain. It doesn’t signify inherent negativity but emphasizes the need for engagement and understanding. If your current circumstances align well with Saturn’s influence, the transit solidifies and organizes that area of life. Conversely, resistance to necessary changes can lead to challenging shifts.
Feelings of melancholy, loss, or unease may emerge when Saturn influences specific areas of your chart. These emotions, while challenging, are typical reactions to Saturn’s lessons. Few navigate Saturn’s influence positively, as it serves as a profound self reflective guide. Ultimately, Saturn acts as a teacher, guiding each individual towards a deeper understanding of their intrinsic nature.
Quote“Astrology has been the ancient eye that watched the fates of men unfold.” Walter Stewart
Saturn represents tangible creative abilities, emphasizing practical skills to manifest thoughts into reality. It fosters a methodical mindset with a focus on specifics, often leaning towards mathematical scientific research. Saturn epitomizes the realistic conservative, valuing the lessons of experience. This planet tends to be reserved, secretive, and often communicates in a concise manner. It champions justice, favoring a balanced and fair approach, with a keen sensitivity to injustices.
It adheres to established customs and traditions, even if it occasionally criticizes them. Saturn is patient and cautious, demonstrating loyalty but can sometimes be possessive and wary. Despite its reserved nature, Saturn struggles to openly express emotions, leading to feelings of isolation. Individuals influenced by Saturn often view life with seriousness and might learn from challenging experiences. While they might avoid undue effort, they frequently find themselves immersed in demanding tasks.
Saturn’s profound self-preserving instinct allows it to regulate emotions through deliberate thought and willpower, surpassing other planets in this discipline. Unlike Uranus, which vehemently opposes threats to freedom, or Mars, which passionately responds to emotions, Saturn remains methodical and unyielding once provoked. It methodically ascends to authoritative roles, executing responsibilities with a strict, often domineering approach. It tends to lean conservative in its views but remains steadfastly faithful.
Under usual circumstances, Saturn is characterized by fear, secrecy, caution, rigidity, and perseverance. However, when faced with obstacles, it can develop tendencies towards greed, materialism, extreme conservatism, narrow-mindedness, pessimism, and fatalistic views.