Dipendra: … is the crown prince of Nepal who — if news reports can be believed — is having a lousy Saturn return. Interestingly, he was born a week and a half before me. But without an exact time of birth, all I can do is signify about his chart. sigh
Saturn-Neptune Contacts: For my brothers and sisters born between 1970-2–and who are currently going through their Saturn Returns–this essay is dedicated to you. Many of you will have a Saturn-Neptune opposition in your birthchart. When the Saturn-Neptune complex is activated, very little is worse. This is the configuration of depression, existential despair, and the belief that life is completely futile and hopeless. Since Neptune is the planet of imagination — of image — Saturn can create an incredibly bleak and dark imagination in which the world looks like a big, black hole. One’s self image can be remarkably pessimistic and unsuitable. Fear can rule one’s world. This aspect can also enervate the ego, weaken the body, and create tremendous self-denial and religious guilt. This really is one of the tougher Saturn Returns to navigate. But, if successfully navigated, one can have a sense of inner meaning, purpose, and beauty that few others can reach.
Thoughts to consider and suggestions: Food is good. Make St. John’s Wort your friend. Don’t overindulge the urge to isolate one’s self. Remain active. Avoid Ingmar Bergman flicks at this time. Ask yourself: “Does my self-image match who I really am? Do I deny myself daily pleasure? Do I feel guilty about my life choices. Is my imagination destroying my foundations?”