The Lion: (July 22 -- Aug. 22)
The new Saturn cycle asks you to more clearly define your values. You may have fewer resources available now, whether that refers to money, energy or time and discrimination, will be necessary to maximize efficiency. You are likely to voluntarily forego expenditures on immediate pleasures for longer range objectives.
For All Signs: On Sept. 2, Saturn crosses from the sign of Leo to Virgo and will remain in Virgo for roughly three years. At worst, Saturn symbolizes rigidity, the calcification of fears and the resulting refusal to change. At its intended best, Saturn is our teacher and requires that we take a serious look at the facts. It insists on self discipline and organization, definition and improving the structures of our lives in whatever sector of life it transits. We may feel its impact through the demands of others or it may come through the call of conscience. Its change in zodiac signs is felt by everyone. Read your ascendant and sun sign below to catch a glimpse of its upcoming effect upon you.
Aries: In the last 12 years you have accumulated a broad index of experience and knowledge. Now is the time to perfect it, to practice until the accumulated bits of wisdom become second nature and highly efficient. The subsequent cycle will yield the improvement in status resulting from work now.
Taurus: This is the Saturn cycle to prepare for serious application of your creative energy and take steps to manifest your dreams of fulfillment. Something deep inside you, no more than two or three years in your consciousness, wants to be expressed. Don't anticipate grandiose results on this cycle.
Gemini: In terms of worldly power you are at the lowest point in the Saturn cycle. It is time now to lay the foundation for the next 28 years, and it begins with inner work. We can produce little in the outer world until we develop a sense of a stable internal sanctuary.
Cancer: This is the beginning of a period for you to hone and clarify your level of knowledge. You may be called upon to take on a project requiring close concentration and sharpened communication skills. Learning to speak volumes in a few chosen words will become important as this cycle progresses.
Virgo: It is time to redefine yourself and your personal capacities. The old way has lost its pizzazz and you must now look at yourself more seriously. There is work ahead. Focus your attention on personal identity and tighten up all life agendas to match who you are becoming.
Libra: The new Saturn cycle asks that you be directed inward and you may choose to withdraw from the world in one way or another. Career events may move you into a side track from the mainstream for the present. Now is a time for spiritual refurbishing and R&R before the next 28 year cycle begins.
Scorpio: Saturn's new transit calls you to seriously consider your niche in life and clarify the role you wish to play in society. You have accrued much knowledge and multiple skills. It is time to consider extending these gifts beyond the personal and offer them in service to a larger group.
Sagittarius: For those who are happy with life goals, the next three years brings greater responsibility in broader social structures. Desire for achievement in your outer life may press you to temporarily sacrifice personal life and leisure. For some, the time brings a significant closure, leaving a space in life for fresh adventure.
Capricorn: The new Saturn cycle calls upon you to take your beliefs seriously and to establish practical ways in which to manifest them. The arena may be legal, religious, philosophical or educational. You must apply what you have learned in the secular world.
Aquarius: The next three years bring focus on the consequences, responsibilities and liabilities of sharing resources with others. This will be a good period to tackle internal roadblocks that interfere with your ability to achieve genuine intimacy. Be prepared for a budget cut.
Pisces: The new Saturn cycle rivets attention on the quality of your important relationships. It is time to begin realistically considering your responsibilities in this area and clarify your commitments. Existing relationships that are positive in your life will become more well defined.
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