Thursday, 6 April 2017

Venus-Saturn: Reunion or Divorce

Venus and Saturn may point toward ignorance in relationships. Taking Saturn as a symbol for ignorance, rather than fate, we might say that this is a month where we may lift the veil of ignorance in our relationships, in the way we relate to others generally. How much pain and suffering in our lives is due to unconscious patterns, ignorant patterns, or patterns of everyday forgetting that are present in how we get along with those we love? Venus and Saturn together are both the consequences of our ignorance in love, friendships, relationships, diplomacy, and allegiances, but it's also the learning, enlightenment, and maturing that we might do together in order to foster long-lasting bonds, bonds that are ready to take a step forward, relationships that are ready to develop beyond the limitations of our ignorance.  Venus and Saturn is also the need to eliminate, reject, sever, or abandon relationships that aren't working any longer. In some sense these kinds of events might be both destined and in some ways related to a process of maturation and learning.

As Venus-Saturn prepare to form a month long square two mundane events occur almost together. First Venus retrogrades into Pisces crossing the all important 0 Aries point  on April 3 and second, Saturn stations retrograde on April 6 amid stars of Ophiuchus, the Scorpion and Ara-the Altar while forming a square to Venus amid the stars of Pegasus.

The Scorpion’s  sting tends to sullen anger, many here are too easily embittered and rage against the blows of fate. There is a Black Hole at the Galactic Center, the less enlightened refuse to examine their own inner natures, seeking rather to find outside causes for their own or the world’s troubles. The more enlightened are willing to sacrifice at Ara-the Altar.

Ara is the Altar of the Centaur. On the low altar, the Centaur places Lupus the Beast (our lower-order personality-based patterns of self-importance, and associated emotional baggage) with conscious deliberation to be consumed in the Centaur's transmutational pyre. Venom from Lesath, the sting of the Scorpion--the often harsh but required lessons incurred while incarnate--dripping upon the altar, serves as the required transmutational elixir.

The healer Ophiuchus, his regenerating serpent and the inspiring Altar can work towards a positive outcome if we are ready to learn our lessons. The sting of the Scorpion  requires we unconditionally embrace our lessons in life without judgment, a prerequisite to our transmutation--turning pain into wisdom. Ara demands we release of all guilt, grief, fear, anger, and pain associated with our incarnate experience--the self-important judgmental baggage we carry, and that we may hold even at soul level. Doing so allows us to integrate the wisdom gained from soul's entire incarnational experience into our neurology. If we do not relinquish our inner judgment (resistance to experience) we continue to burn from the Scorpion's sting in an alchemical process. Only from this mature and humble act can we step into our greater evolutionary fulfillment.

Here are three examples  in the news of Venus-Saturn square in action. The first two[2][3] are about a happy reunion while a third[4] is a divorce.  The first and the third are based on news from New York while the second is from Bombay, India.

For cases [2][3], shown here is the chart for Saturn SR at New York. For [4] presented is the chart for Venus retrograding over 0 Aries. Notice that in each case Venus-Saturn is configured on the angles.

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