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Ask the Oracle – May 9, 2013
Do Saturn transits always hit financial matters? Since 2010, when Saturn has been transiting my natal planets, I’ve noticed that when there is a difficult aspect it always involves finances. At the moment transiting Saturn is retrograde in my 7th house. It is going to square my natal Sun again and, yes, financial issues have appeared again. As transiting Saturn is going to oppose my natal Saturn this year, I confess that it worries me a lot. My birthday is January 25, 1971. (SF)
A good question, Saturn does govern the practical issues of our lives which includes finances but is not restricted to that issue. The Astrological reason for your Saturn/financial connection is your natal Venus quincunx Saturn aspect, with natal Venus ruling income and your 2nd house of finances, binding Saturn aspects and its expression through finances for you. Yes, you do have one more transit of Saturn squaring your natal Sun which justifies your concern that you may be facing another financial issue in June/July during that final Sun/Saturn aspect. In addition, you correctly note that transiting Saturn will soon be opposing your natal Saturn and soon entering your 8th house which is the other financial house in a chart. However, rather than focus on the finances, though you will need to find a solution to your current concerns, I would want to know what you do for a living, if your career is a satisfying one, whether your career pays you what you need to survive and thrive, how you prioritize your spending and what your expenses are. I would want to examine the above questions due to your natal Saturn, soon to be opposed by transiting Saturn, ruling your 10th house of career where your natal Sun is placed; due to transiting Saturn moving into your 8th house of financial matters concerning debt, investments and joint finances. With transiting Saturn in your 7th house of partnership for the last several years, I would also consider whether you are married or not; if you are, how your husband’s finances are impacting you; if you are not married, do you wish to be and how hard has it been to manage your life on your own financially.
Several other factors you will want to note would be next year’s transits of Uranus opposing your natal Uranus and Pluto squaring your natal Uranus; transiting Uranus squaring your natal Mercury this year as it approaches a square to your natal Moon and a conjunction to your Ascendant, transiting Pluto conjuncting your natal Mercury this year as transiting Uranus squares it; your progressed Mars moving toward a square to your 6th house natal Pluto; your solar arc Mars conjuncting your natal Moon in the 9th house; your solar arc Jupiter moving to a conjunction to your natal Moon in the 9th house; your solar arc Saturn moving into a square to your 6th house Pluto and your solar arc Neptune moving into a conjunction to your natal Moon. As you can see looking at this extensive list of coming transits and progressions, it is the larger questions of career, location, home and life purpose that are most critical. It is the financial issues that have commanded your attention as they naturally do for all of us but truly they are only symptoms of these larger questions and coming changes which are meant to lead you into a new life, purpose and career.
My date of birth is December 30, 1960. In my late teens/early 20’s I was building a successful acting career, which is a real vocation for me, but as I got older I began having a lot of trouble earning a living at it therefore I became a massage therapist as well. That is still a kind of sideline for me but does not support me, either. Since I was working during my college age years I didn’t get a bachelor degree which I would need in order to teach, etc. I’m determined to re-establish myself in film/TV/voiceover/Commercials, whatever, but don’t seem to be getting anywhere with it really. I do find little things here and there and at some conventions where I make appearances signing autographs due to my film career in the 80’s. I’ve been fortunate to receive a financial buffer since 1994 from a very kind Pisces friend (3/18/38) but he has had financial setbacks the last few years and can no longer afford to help me. This cannot go on forever – I never dreamed my whole financial and work issues would drag on for all this time. I am very concerned about reaching this age/stage of life and not having any security, income or a plan. I am in the process of becoming certified as a Kundalini yoga teacher and am hoping I can put together some kind of business with it and, perhaps, in conjunction with my first love, acting. I’m also hoping that I won’t be alone for the rest of my life. I had an unhappy marriage from 2001 to 2002 or 3 and have had quite a few relationships but am wishing for a true love partnership. I’ve got a very hopeful and positive attitude but when I look at my circumstances in a cold light, they are concerning. (KM)
Wow, 5 of your 10 natal planets are in early/mid degrees of Cancer/Capricorn receiving Uranus and Pluto transits over the last several years and for the next several years while 2 of your natal planets are in early mutable signs soon to receive significant Neptune aspects, while your other 3 planets are in fixed signs where they either are or soon will be aspected by transiting Saturn. This is such an important turning point in your life. Transiting Saturn will conjunct your Ascendant in 2014/15 signaling a new beginning/rebirth for you. Transiting Pluto moved into Capricorn in 2008 where it has already conjuncted your natal Mercury and Sun as it has opposed your natal Mars. Next year transiting Pluto will also conjunct your natal Jupiter while transiting Uranus has also been triggering the same planets since 2010. Since you were born with your 4 Capricorn planets in your 2nd house of earnings/income and your Mars in Cancer is in the 8th house of joint finances/debt/savings/investments/financial angels, it is no wonder you are focused on money, income and security. As both Pluto and Uranus aspect your 8th house Mars, it makes sense that your financial angel is no longer able to assist you.
Yet, this is the time when you can begin again to be a successful career woman making the income you require and more since your financial power is unlimited if you devote yourself to seeing yourself as a business woman. I do not think you are meant to go back to acting as a career due to Mercury, the ruler of your 10th house, progressing into retrograde motion about 9 years ago indicating the need to rethink your career path. This is a new time for you, your career, your vision of yourself, your earnings, your life purpose and your independence. Remember that the 2nd house containing your Capricorn planets is the arena of talents, financial success and self-sufficiency. You are an excellent business woman who can make as much money as you wish when you look at marshalling your talents for business which you can do in the areas that you love and where you have interests and experience. It is not surprising to hear that your marriage life has been rocky when one sees your natal Venus in Aquarius ruling your 7th house is opposing natal Uranus in addition to your natal Moon placed in your 7th house squaring natal Uranus conjunct Pluto. Here again you have the opportunity for a fresh, mature restart as transiting Saturn moves over your Ascendant opposing your Descendant next year and transiting Saturn squares your natal Venus. This year as transiting Uranus moves into your 5th house of creativity and romance for the first time in your life, you will find that you will be inspired by innovative ideas and will meet men who are very different from any you have met before. As important as security is to any earth sign and especially to Capricorns, you have your best earning years ahead of you as you reinvent your career. Trust yourself and your future and get to work.
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