I mentioned in my last post (Taurus Rising is back!), Saturn has entered my 6th house. My 5th house, ruled by Leo, is now housing Mars retrograde until March 10, 2010.
Although, Mars retrograde is transiting through 5th house, my 5th house is free from the restraints of Saturn. Saturn is a planet that teaches lessons, such as how to survive within certain restrictions.
Saturn‘s transition from one sign to another lasts around two and a half years. In the last two years, my life has undergone several changes. The 5th house is the home of self-expression, children, and sex! As Leo is the natural ruler of the 5th house, I believe that Saturn’s power was amplified.
Some of the changes in my life (mostly things that were out of my control), put a restraint on my “me-time”. With Saturn’s move into my 6th house (the house of daily chores, scheduling, health, and fitness) , I feel that I’m managing my time better. I have been “scheduling” time for creative projects.
Now, Mars is the planet of ambition and vitality. It represents what “drives us”. With Mars retrograde, the energy is focused inward. As I said in my previous post, this may be the cause of inward aggression. Anger. The key to dealing with Mars retrograde is to channel that energy into something other than anger (Mars is also the god of war!). For me, I have been focusing this energy into creativity – art, music, and writing. Self-expression!
Although it sounds odd, I believe that Saturn has taught me about the lack of self-expression. I had been prone to writer’s block and often avoiding art and music – even though they were things that I wanted to work on. I am grateful for Saturn transiting into my 6th house – teaching me that even though I still have restrictions, there is a way to balance things (how appropriate with Saturn being in Libra!).