(c)5-2011 by MimiTabby
This is the first of a series of autobiographical posts about those of us experiencing their second Saturn return. My name is Mimi.
Saturn in the 6th house points to service, small animals and health issues. During my first Saturn return, I had terrible problems with my cats, lost jobs, learned a work ethic and had a very small health crisis. I also managed to work full time with a husband who was slowly getting his act together (he managed to be unemployed for the births of both of our kids), and have a tot and a baby. I was completely miserable.
So it has been kind of scary looking forward to THIS Saturn Return. especially with 4 planets transiting in Aries (in my 12th house) opposing Saturn, both natal and in transit.
I figured it was a good time to get a colonoscopy.. (went like a dream, really!) as I was already 9 years late. I have to wait until I turn 60 in November to get my shingles shot and my pneumonia shot, but I’m planning on doing those as soon as I can. I’ve worked hard to get myself into good physical shape, I walk a lot, I ride my bike to work, I take Vit D because where we live we don’t get enough sun. I do my best to eat a healthy diet, doing mostly home cooking and eating very little processed foods. With Saturn in the 6th, I’ve never smoked, never could drink (tried, didn’t like it MANY times, so when my husband quit drinking for very different reasons, I was happy to never drink again) I can’t overeat either.
These are good aspects of Saturn in the 6th house, I think it’s easier for me than most people to not overdo things.
I think all the planets in my 12th house are waking up my spiritual side; I have Jupiter there natally. I had a sudden urge to take a Reiki class, a totally different direction for me.
I have been having all sorts of issues with my connective tissues, currently I am struggling with a frozen shoulder (a painful muscle spasm that severely reduces range of motion) and not having much luck in getting it to go away.
I found myself with a fever and a sore throat last week, spiked to 101. I slept part of that day but the next day, I felt good enough to go for a bike ride, work in my yard, wondering just what the heck was going on! Anyway last week, the moon went into my 6th house ARGH. Is this whole Saturn Return going to be like this? the cold just got worse. Horrible cough, headache, sore throat. I find sleep is tough to get what with all the head disturbance. As the moon winged its way through my 6th house, I realized that for days I have been so focused on this cold, I have not been doing my shoulder exercises! I laid awake last night thinking of writing this post.
I have been working as a “helper” in a large engineering group for 32 years. Somehow, amazingly, I have accrued enough service that I plan to retire this autumn and will get a pension.
The Peasant (the fisherman’s wife)
I decided on mid to late September because that is when Saturn gets OFF my butt. Our financial advisor said that we are in great shape. I still have cats. They are all stable and healthy, no troubles on that front either. So really for me, for SOME reason, the focus of Saturn’s strangle hold called Saturn Return seems to be all about health this time.
I have illustrated this blog post with some of my self portraits and a portrait of one of my cats. I did a series of self portraits, examining some of my personas. If you enjoyed them, check out my blog , I paint all sorts of other things – and thanks for listening.
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