I adore that space shuttle analogy. I like the idea of "inviting Saturn in" by giving him a specific area to concentrate on and a set of goals to accomplish. In the absence of it, therein lies the chaos and the tragedy as you so elequently described. Our goal then is to identify how we want to work with
Saturn so we don't work against those energies to our disadvantage.
I love the classic tarot imagery of the six of swords as being about transition and navigating rough waters to get to better horizons. I think that Nietzsche quote couldn't be a more apt descrption of that card or of the Saturn process. Thank you for that!
Originally Posted by kainous
When I was having my Saturn return, the worst part of it was actually when it was in retrograde, coming back through my Ascendant/Saturn conjunction. It pretty much destroyed the person that I was. On the way back through, it built me back up.
That was my experience as well when Saturn crossed my ASC. I didn't really notice it during the first pass, but I became unglued during the retrograde pass and I definitely restructured my Self
by the time of the third and final hit.