(c)8-2011 by MimiTabby
As Transiting Saturn danced back and forth over my natal Saturn, I felt downtrodden, tired, old. I knew that if I could just hold out to the end of July, I would finally be free of that heavy stone on my shoulders. And I could really feel it, within days, I had more energy, my frozen shoulder is unfreezing, but Saturn is STILL in my 6th house, the house of health, small animals, and service.
A few days after Saturn passed my Saturn for the last time (until I am 90 years old, anyway) one of my cats died. Her death was expected, she was very old and getting more feeble all the time. Having a stellium in the 6th house and a house full of cats, Saturn in my 6th house has always meant I’d lose a cat (or two!), so I wasn’t really surprised.
So as Saturn distances itself from my natal Saturn, it still has about a year to go in my 6th house, and Neptune is just sitting there, waiting for its own dance with Saturn. And then the other shoe fell.
For the last 5 years my husband has been prodding me to set a retirement date. So I did. I picked April 5, 2012, when Saturn would be past Neptune too, and almost done with my 6th house. Now I wonder if it was meant to be — my very healthy athletic husband was just diagnosed with cancer.. It looks like I have more service to do. Saturn doesn’t mess around. During the first go round, I remember being so overwhelmed with having two small children, a boring job and a very difficult husband, I had a fantasy affair.. That would be Neptune. I have no idea what is going to happen this time, I think I am immune from fantasy affairs. I find myself reading more, that’s my avoidance mechanism.
During the first go round, it seemed like life was SO HARD, today I think I was just a baby during that first Saturn return.