Saturn direct: The power of feelings and authentic desire. Deepening emotional awareness: Having found hope in the emotional process, and having realized throughout the recent months that emotional clarity it truly worth waiting for. Sharing our reflections on the past and the emerging self-awareness that helped us to transcend old patterns and maximize our potential.

    11 October 2021 2:16 UTC: Saturn direct in 41.6.2.2▲ (Aquarius) trine the North Node in 20.3.4.4▲, and sextile the South Node in 34.3.4.4 and Venus in 34.5.1.3▲
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John Singer Sargent - Smoke of Ambergris

Collective challenge: Thinking that we can pull grass to grow and teaming up with people who hold us back and do not benefit us in the same way that we do benefit them. Being hindered in reaching or recognizing emotional clarity by repressing one's feelings. What you repress, you can't recognize, and the progress and change that it would bring will be missed out on. As a consequence, you never get anywhere meaningful in life. Repressed feelings also contaminate the energetic field around a person and drain other people. It's not a pleasant challenge to face, especially when you relentlessly have someone else's emotions dumped into your system that are not even yours and forced upon you. It's a disservice to both sides, to the represser who can't reach clarity that way, and to the recipient who is drained and destabilized by foreign energy and might be forced to fend the other person off. This does not only apply to emotional energy, but also to other energy such as sexual energy that is overbearing and intrusive.

Mastering the challenge: Through having reflected the past and past experiences, and through having come more in touch with our emotions, we might have found the hope, optimism, or intuitive knowing that waiting for emotionally clarity is worthwhile, and if only to stabilize the emotional wave and have an easier time dealing with them [ 50% of people are well advised to make their decisions this way. You can read about it in this article on the emotional decision making process ]. If clarity has not been reached yet, this is about sticking with the emotional process and resting assured that it's worth waiting for, and having hope and growing faith that at some point we will know. We recognize that we can't force the timing and that clarity and pleasure is not dependent on how much discipline we have. You can't speed up the process, your job is to stick with it consciously so that you can recognize it as it takes place and grow in self-awareness. We can't speed up the process, it happens as it happens, and in order for such a mutation in the emotional consciousness to take place, the sacrifice of waiting for it has to be made, no matter how impatient we are. If clarity has already been attained: Having recognized through feelings what's worth waiting for despite current drains, shocks and challenges that might not allow it to manifest yet. Recognizing what's worth waiting for because it's mutually beneficial and enriching. Not letting ourself be lured and conditioned (back) into relationships that hold us back, and instead maintaining perspective. Resisting energetic contamination and contagion and verbal persuasion if it simply does not feel right to us. On the other side: Being able to share a relatively stable emotional field with others, knowing when to retreat into one's own aura, but also being able to lift others up and stabilize them emotionally in certain moments, for example when they are being drained by challenges they face.
It can be infectuous bliss, it can be infectuous laughter. Saturn is restriction though, and the infectuous bliss might not necessarily always fall onto open ears and be reciprocated. Neptune is in gate 22 and brings us a slow process of starting to refuse to be open to all the wrong things and inferior influences. 5 minute before Saturn went back into gate 41, I was in town and there was someone walking up to people and giggling like mad, probably in bliss about the chemistry caused by the substance he was on. The laughter was contagious indeed as it was shared, but no one took him on a cup of coffee.

If clarity has already been reached, people might now persuade others by sharing their feelings for them, or by sharing the advantages of whatever they want to do or have done. Saturn requires patience with that process of sharing. This is about sharing new and hopefully valuable discoveries with others, and convincing those others of their value, so that they can benefit from it too, or so that something can be applied or funded. This is in line with Pluto having gone direct in the 61.4 and having brought us a focus on research and on the exploration of the principles that are the foundation of everything. On the downside, people talk others into a relationship and try to persuade them of their good intentions although the other person clearly has refused multiple times and clearly is not interested. Authentic emotions can have a great persuasive power, but this only truly works if it is also authentic for the other person to be persuaded. Our dream and desire is not necessarily someone else's dream and desire, and if we try to force it upon them and try to talk them into it against their will, it won't take off even when they commit to it, simply because it has nothing to do with them and in truth they will not be available NO MATTER WHAT WE DO.

Saturn is karmic, and so it also might about karmic contagion and difficult situations. It might be about difficulties and restraints, such as hoping to not get infected with COVID, or dealing with misinformation in regard to the infectiousness of COVID once again. That can be on the private level, coronavirus denier, it could be botched studies that distort information, or it could be other kinds of propaganda, such as the repeating invocations to get oneself vaccinated in order to protect others and the elderly who still have a 10% risk of infection even when vaccinated. To my understanding that's bollocks and a misleading propaganda guilt trip to get people on board of herd immunity, and the vaccination is only for yourself because when you are vaccinated, your infectiousness doesn't decrease notably. You might even get more infectious when you stop being cautious and when you don't notice that you carry the virus and thus don't go into quarantine. Having benefits from being vaccinated probably is the case for the majority of people. We are not a very healthy species and in most cases the benefit of a vaccine outweighs the risk or unpleasant side effect. But as far as I understand it, this is mostly for the individual and to protect the hospital staff from a heart attack due to work overload from severe cases, and not some kind of “loyalty to the general collective” in order to not infect others, which is the way I have seen it being sold to condition people. Who knows, maybe that's misinformation, as well, and in reality vaccinated people are way less infectuous. However, that's the only kind of sloganized propaganda I've been seeing all the time recently. But I'm sure there is loads of other misleading information and propaganda that tries to convince people of doing things they might otherwise not do.