After three years in Sagittarius, the planet Saturn wraps up its long search for meaning. There’s a seriousness is in the air, an anticipation. Saturn has tested our faith, has pushed us to find meaning in our lives. Now we graduate.
Hindsight is 20/20 as the saying goes. With perspective, it’s become clear that Saturn in Sagittarius has been a hard lesson in ethics. Ruled by the planet Jupiter, Sagittarius teaches us about right and wrong and, hopefully, now that we’re at the end of the journey, we have a deeper sense of just that. Saturn in Sagittarius has also demanded that we build a framework for our lives, that we find our own moral compass to orient ourselves.
As the last fire sign, Sagittarius deals in abstractions. It’s the sign of airy philosophical debates — debates that, over the last three years, have gotten opinionated and ugly. But it’s my hope that Saturn in Sagittarius has been motivational for many of you, an inspiration to try to figure out the meaning of life and to live your truth with openness and with love. It’s all we have in an increasingly divided world.
This weekend, as the Moon wanes to its final moments of the lunar month, use this quiet energy to reflect on your own relationship with ethics, right and wrong, morality, and philosophy since 2015. Seeing how Sagittarius is the sign of travel and education as well, how have you explored distant lands in the last three years? Have you gone back to school? Have you found a new vision for yourself and the world? How have you experienced other cultures, languages, and philosophies? Are you ready to take the next step?
Come December 19, when Saturn moves into Capricorn, it’s no longer philosophical. It’s real. And we have to take everything that we’ve learned and put it into action.