Saturn & Karma In Esoteric Astrology

Saturn & Karma

Saturn in astrology rules karma, and karma is probably one of the most talked about of the spiritual devices.

Even the most cynical and agnostic people will flip this word out with the ease of a contact-less payment. And although it has degrees of nuance the essential gist of the word is spiritual payback. Specifically, it’s a landmine of cold justice for bad people. There’s comfort for those of us who are hurt by others – others who seem to be able to ride rough shod over our lives without a smidge of accountability or remorse.

Sometimes the word is applied to groups of people. I’ve heard the word karma used to describe people with different views on vaccinations, or on differing sides of human rights matters or even companies who’s shares take a sudden nosedive.

Saturn & Dharma

It’s impossible to understand the word Karma in it’s true original context without understanding the concept of Dharma – and there’s no direct translation into English for this word. Essentially it breaks down to a set of divine laws that all must adhere to during their time on this earth. It acknowledges that the suffering we are born into or experience may be predetermined or earned.

It also states that how we carry ourselves with whatever injuries or afflictions we may experience are as important – if not more so, than why they happened or who caused them. Life itself is a force majeur – an act of God or more accurately an expression of the will of God. Life on this Earth is a river and we are all set adrift. Where we find ourselves in the river is based entirely on who we are and what we do – not because of what others do to us. In this lifetime and in lifetimes before.

The theosophists describe Dharma as the “inner nature of a thing at any given stage of evolution, and the law of the next stage of its unfolding”. Again this hints at a river – a flow that is heading in a particular direction. The personality will fight the river while the soul will follow it because the soul knows where the river leads. Annie Besant said that the key is knowing the stage of your growth and knowing the laws that will allow you to grow further. This principle is the beating heart of Esoteric Astrology.

And on the chart, the trials of karma are ruled by Saturn. Karma forces correction and insists that all debts are paid and in this particular town Saturn is the law. However Karma is like the interest free period on a credit card – the reality of what you’ve been spending doesn’t truly kick in until you reach the 30 day mark. Young souls that lack soul awareness accumulate karma but are still well within the interest free period. They’re free to spend up large and to push that plastic as far as it can go.

But as they reincarnate the only thing they carry into each life is accumulated debt. And as they become soul conscious – as the mind, body and emotions become developed they find themselves starting to incarnate into lives where their credit is lower and their debt is higher. They find themselves born into bodies or minds with illness. They find themselves in the periphery of people who turn them into victims. They struggle with addictions and have personality flaws which poison the way they look at life or relationships with others.

In Esoteric astrology the Moon tells us about past lives, but Saturn reads like a list of our most recent transactions on the divine credit card statement of Karma. It’s notice must be paid to avoid legal action in this lifetime and failure to do so – swimming against current – has consequences. You accumulate more interest and often you find that the problems in your life – as complex and diverse as they first appeared, are in fact the same problems hitting you with more force and more intensity.

A recurring period where you’re brought to account for the same spending history but with more interest accumulated. You find yourself left with less room to breathe. Less people who love you. Less security and less opportunities until you at least make the minimum payment.

Saturn on your chart will tell you where you can make your payment based on the house and sign it’s in. You’ll get an idea of how big that payment’s going to be based on the aspects it creates on the chart – and these aspects will also tell you where you’re going to feel the squeeze if you don’t make payment. And you may joke that you’ll probably never pay off your credit card in this life time but for esoteric astrology this is quite literally the case.

Luckily, we have Saturn – the lord of Karma, to keep a tally and to send us statements. Not just in this lifetime but in every lifetime until our debt is paid in full.

Go Viral Or Go Home

Go viral as Mercury conjuncts Jupiter in Pisces today.

If posting, podcasting, broadcasting, blogging, vlogging or copying and pasting is part of your strategy then your copy writing skills may feel especially on point today. Look for potential growth areas and write. If paid advertising is part of your marketing plan then shake up that existing ad and connect with the creative flow.

If you’ve thought about opening up new markets or starting a new campaign then this is also the time as your potential reach is at a peak. It’s particularly auspicious energy for artists, musicians and other creators.

Whether it’s public speaking, video or phone marketing, training, teaching or sales the air is thick with growth opportunities that can be tapped into with the written word or the human voice.

Don’t be slow off the mark – other aspects are on the way that will allow you to fortify results.

The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts – Albert Einstein

Today is abundant with manifesting energy. The new Moon in Pisces conjuncts Jupiter and opens up limitless possibilities. This is literally a ‘dream big’ placement promising exponential growth and abundant opportunity so don’t think small.

If you’ve been toying with the idea of manifesting – of turning energy into dreams then today is the day you need to begin.

Saturn also conjuncts Mercury in it’s domicile sign Aquarius. Hard work and time invested up til now has the potential to pay off early. Networks, friends and organizations or groups have the potential to give wings to the work you may have been performing behind the scenes so call in favours, get involved and reach out. Talk about your plans and win people over with your willingness to put in the hard yards.

Black Moon Lilith – High Octane Diva Fuel

Black Moon Lilith

Black Moon Lilith in Astrology is the dark side of the moon and a calculated point on the chart

To the Babylonians she is Lilu – the night terror. To the Hebrews, Lilith is the mother of demons. She is also the first wife of Adam who refused to be obedient to God’s will and to her husband. She left the garden of Eden and despite their best efforts, three of God’s angels could not convince her to return and although what she did next varies depending on who you ask, all agree it was not beneficial for humanity.

While the outrage of her refusal to be subservient makes sense in a biblical age, times have actually changed. How we experience, work with or even channel the energy of Black Moon Lilith in the chart can be subjective based on our desires, our goals, and the values we’ve been raised with.

Children raised in conservative or religious households often either struggle with or embrace Lilith energy.

Shame, repression, ridicule and isolation – guilty pleasures and the unnatural ways we purge ourselves. Those emotions that cause us the greatest pain and those parts of ourselves we hide from the rest of the world. Those sins we were raised to shun, those acts that bring shame upon a family. This is Black Moon Lilith.

She might remind us of those times we tried to stand out from the crowd or live our own truth, only to create suffering and pain for ourselves or others around us. She smothers signs, and makes us afraid or ashamed to express their energy. She rubs our noses in the pain we felt when we tried to take those energies on.

However, Black Moon Lilith can also be a powerful ally. When we learn to shake off the opinions of others, to act in the way that makes the greatest sense for us or in a fashion that gets you what you want – that “my will not thine” mantra of the satanic bible – then she is a liberator. She is high octane diva fuel. She understands that when people are talking about you you’re current. That any press is good press. But she also shakes off the tools of conservatism and has the strength to resist the shaming and the threats to be the best or the most she can be. The gutter-press are her hounds and the gossips are her marketing team.

Black Moon Lilith is not necessarily the experience so much as the emotion triggered after the fact. She’s an internal boundary brought on by the judgement of others. Their cruelty, their laughter, their disgust or their pity – we think of their eyes on us or relive their words and the pain comes flooding back. Or even the fear of their judgement for those hidden, shameful parts of yourself you keep away from prying eyes. Your strange sexual fetish. Your weird phobia or your addiction.

It’s easier to accept her boundaries and be discreet and it’s dangerous to play with her fire. However you experience Lilith is up to you but just remember – like the Lilith of the ancient world – she doesn’t care what you think or how she makes you feel. She’s one of the points of the zodiac you do not own and any negative emotions she creates are yours alone to struggle with. Aligning with her will make you a pariah but if you’re willing to go all the way she guarantees absolute freedom and the spoils that only the truly shameless get to enjoy.

It’s up to you – whatever.

This post is an excerpt from the course Advanced Astrology.

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