Entering a World of Feeling – The Sun Enters Pisces and Saturn Stations Retrograde

piscesWater is the strongest element of 2013, and we’re coming into a time when the tides are especially high. The Sun enters Pisces on Monday, joining four other planets – Neptune, Chiron, Mars and Mercury – in the watery, sensitive, dreamy, intuitive sign of the Fish.

The Sun in Pisces marks the closing of the astrological year, a month of purification, rest and healing, when we’re called to return to Source. This is a time for dissolving the past, and tuning into our dreams, imagination and intuition to bring forth a new vision. We’re both closing out a cycle, and preparing for the new one that will begin at Spring Equinox on March 20, when the Sun enters Aries.

Saturn in Scorpio – another Water sign – is also particularly potent right now. Saturn turns Retrograde on Monday, though we’ve been stewing in the energy for the past few weeks, getting in touch with intense feelings and old pain and becoming aware of what is and isn’t working in the areas of intimacy, sexuality and power. Because this is Saturn’s first Retrograde since entering Scorpio on October 4, the issues could feel particularly acute. And because Scorpio is a Fixed sign, there can also be a feeling of stuckness as the issues come into focus. If any planets in your birth chart fall in the range of 5 to 15 (or so) degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), then Saturn’s reversal is likely to be especially intense.

saturnSaturn Retrograde (until July 7) focuses attention inward and toward the past to heal the places where your feelings shut down, where you built walls of protection that are now holding you back and draining your energy. Saturn Retrograde returns you to the times when you felt abandoned, betrayed, abused, unloved or unworthy and didn’t have the maturity, tools or resources to feel the feelings and move through the pain. You survived, you coped, you kept on keeping on, you did the best that you could under the circumstances. Now, it’s time to revisit those stuck and frozen parts of yourself to do the necessary emotional work, soften your defenses, reclaim your power, and regenerate your vitality.

One of Saturn’s lessons is patience, and Saturn in Scorpio teaches that emotional healing is often a slow, step-by-step process. As we take one small step forward, and then the next, we can practice being patient, gentle and loving with ourselves. We can lean into the support of those planets in Pisces to bring more compassion, forgiveness and unconditional love to the places that seem so hopelessly stuck.

And while Saturn in Scorpio pushes us to take responsibility for our emotional healing, this doesn’t mean we have to do it all on our own. Taking responsibility sometimes means asking for help, which requires vulnerability, trust and humility, and therefore is not always easy (especially if you have a strong Scorpio or Pluto signature in your birth chart). Scorpio is the sign of mutual empowerment, and Saturn in Scorpio can help you see more clearly the people in your life who genuinely support your growth and healing, and those who are not serving your highest good. This is a time to deepen your connection with those you can trust, and to lovingly detach from those you can’t. Your instincts are your best guide.

- Emily Trinkaus

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8 Responses to Entering a World of Feeling – The Sun Enters Pisces and Saturn Stations Retrograde

  1. Katherine says:

    As a Libra, the past few years have been horrible, really draining physically,emtionally and mentally. However, it has been quite the education as far as my relationships. I learned that the executives running the very famous organization I worked for were liars whose only interest was in making money and not serving the community. Friends that I thought were sympathetic and helpful were just two faced and the people I could always count on are still by my side. I will hold on to them like precious jewels. During this Saturn retrograde, I am leaving the past behind, looking to the future and trying desperately to heal myself. I shut down huge portions of myself to avoid any further hurt or disappointment or to expect that nothing good would come to me.

    This summer during the Grand Water Trine, I have transiting Pisces in the 4th, Jupiter in Cancer in the 8th and Saturn in Scorpio in the 12th. The last time I had this configuration in the summer of 1967, it was a time of great happiness and hope. Maybe this time, it will be happiness and healing.

    • emily says:

      hi Katherine – Yes, Saturn in the relationship signs is giving us very clear feedback about the people in our lives… Wishing you ease and support in your Saturn Retro healing process. All that water flowing through your chart should help!

  2. mbajusz1@earthlink.net says:

    body{font-size:10pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;color:black;}p{margin:0px;}Hi Emily,What does fixed sign mean?  By the way, I got your book and have been reading it.  I am really enjoying it.  Very insightful, and well written.  Given my lack of knowledge, I may have some questions.  Is that ok, or should I book a session for that? Though before that, I will want to book another session soon to re-visit my chart, as I know we are not quite done.Thanks for the post.  Best,Marcy

    • emily says:

      hi Marcy – The signs are categorized according to the 4 elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water) and 3 Modalities (Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable). In brief, the Cardinal signs initiate action, the Fixed signs stabilize, maintain and consolidate what’s been started, and the Mutable signs adapt, extend and communicate.

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying my book! Please feel free to email me with your questions.

  3. Thanks emily! I seems the universe is confirming the rising and healing of the feminine/water. Its always wonderful to have confirmation! Moving forward!

  4. Hi Emily, This was great!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful insight, it’s so helpful! -Nicole Pepper Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2013 19:11:12 +0000 To: nicoleisnicole@hotmail.com

  5. isolaya says:

    thank you emily! your blog post is as usual inspiring and a very good reminder and/or guidance for me. :) .. i love your blog and your book! beautiful! …

  6. Pingback: Re-Visioning Your Healing Story – The Pisces Deluge, Jupiter in Gemini and the Jupiter-Chiron Square | virgo magic

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