My Saturn Return ate my Skywatch

At least that’s what I’m blaming it on.  Those of you on my mailing list already know this story, but after spending over two hours writing the November Skywatch a template glitch ate the entire thing before it could be posted.  Thanks to those of you who suggested writing the article in a Word document and then transferring it into the website  – I will definitely do that next time!  The weird thing is I kept saving the document because I had a feeling something was going to happen.  Anyway… Saturn transits tend to create delays and disappointments and events that frustrate us, all in the name of keeping one’s nose to the grindstone. My chart has Saturn, Sun and Neptune all in a nice little triad and while Saturn has completed the transit to my Saturn and Sun it is now sitting right on my Neptune.  A very apt significator for the confusion of the disappearance into the ethers of my writing (Neptune rules fogs, mists, illusion and all things confusing, as well as the higher aspects of transcendence.)

But I will make up for it by posting everything that WOULD have been in Skywatch here at Astrological Musings.

During the month of November there are still no major interactions between the outer planets to create havoc, which means that any planetary transits to our own chart will be singular rather than the influence of a collective.  It also means that we are likely not to have any significantly huge global events, so this continues to be a time of rest and rehabilitation as we gear up for the fun with Uranus and Pluto in 2012.

Neptune turns direct on November 9th after traveling retrograde since the summer.  Since mid-October Neptune has been virtually stationary, shining its laser beam of inspirational light on us, and that will continue until late in November.  Neptune urges us to transcend the boundaries of our ordinary day-to-day world, but can also lead us into confusion and delusion so care must be taken to honor that line between them.

Venus and Mercury both move into Sagittarius today, lightening the mood and bringing us out of the Scorpionic darkness into the more social season of adventure and travel.  But both planets are in a square to Chiron over the next couple of days which may bring us into experiences of old wounds and deep feelings that perhaps we would rather ignore.  Recognizing that feelings are just energy is a big help in allowing that energy to simply flow through and be released, and this is the Chironic process of healing.  That process will be made easier by the trine of Mercury and Venus to Uranus, the planet of innovation and new ideas.  As we open up to new ways of looking at the world the old wounds fall away effortlessly, releasing us into a new future.

So far so good!  Stay tuned for more planetary guidance.

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By | 2011-11-02T07:13:19+00:00 November 2nd, 2011|Astrology in my world, Planetary cycles, Saturn Return|3 Comments


  1. Finbarr November 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Lynn:

    What you describe is like a Mercury retrograde experience. The strange thing is that both my wife and I have had the feeling that we never got out of the last Mercury retrograde and that the experience has been on-going. There is nothing in our birth charts to justify this. Could it be that Jupiter turning retrograde immediately after Mercury went direct continued the effect?


    • November 9, 2011 at 9:32 am

      Hi Finbarr, and sorry for my delay in responding. I’ve been traveling and with limited access to computers and such. You and your wife are not alone in this experience that Mercury seems to always be retrograde, but I am attributing it more to the square of Uranus to Pluto. Uranus in Aries is in a rush to move forward, and Pluto in Capricorn wants a more measured and practical approach, so it’s like we’re being dragged backwards by our coattails. Some of us, like me with my Saturn Return, are having different influences as well but over all we will continue to see the need for constant adjustment which makes it seem like we are needing a lot of do-overs.

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