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Saturn In Capricorn – How It Will Affect You – Big Changes Ahead!

“Welcome to the Karma Cafe – there are no menus. You will get served what you deserve”

Imagine you are a customer of the Karma Cafe. You are anxiously waiting for your order – what will you get served?

Chances are, you already know what is on the menu for you. With Saturn, you always know where you stand. Saturn is the lord of karma – a reminder that what goes around, comes around.

Saturn is also the ruler of Capricorn. Capricorn rules the Midheaven, which is the highest possible expression of our natal chart, of our karma. Unlike the Ascendant, you are not your Midheaven. You BECOME your Midheaven. And this is the key to understanding Saturn – Saturn is the karma you can change, Saturn is your opportunity to make your life better.

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Saturn and Karma

Karma does not have to be fatalistic. Karma is a Sanskrit word that translates to ‘action’ – it simply means every action you take has a reaction. It also means that you are in control of which action you choose to take.

“All barriers are on my side”

A simple truth – but how many times are we tempted to blame others, our parents, our friends, our colleagues, our partner, the government, the society?

Saturn is a reminder that all the barriers are on our side – for the simple reason that it is little we can change the world, but we can – always – change ourselves.

Karma denotes a cycle of cause and effect.

Sometimes you’re lucky, sometimes not. But at the end of the line, you reap what you sow. No one can escape this simple, but a fundamental condition of life.

Did you always do your best at work, but your efforts never got noticed? Have you always been a loving partner but the others did not appreciate you?

Just like a balance sheet, the assets match the liabilities. Saturn makes sure everything is fair, and balanced.

Saturn in Capricorn – Justice for all

If you do the work, Saturn will pay you dividends. Saturn in Capricorn will bring justice for all. If you did the work in the past (and of course you did, there is at least one area of your life where you gave more than you received) then Saturn will finally reward your efforts.

What does that mean with Saturn’s entrance into Capricorn?

In Capricorn, Saturn returns HOME. He has been in a pilgrimage for the last 26 years, but now is finally the time to come back, to fulfill his promise, to show the world what he has learned, to teach others the art of patience and perseverance.

In Capricorn, Saturn is in his element – he operates at maximum efficiency and fulfills his promise. The bad? If you don’t do the work, Saturn will not be too nice to you. But if you do, then anything – literally anything – is possible.

Saturn and Capricorn are associated with traditions and hierarchies, but what Saturn in Capricorn really stands for is achieving the best possible version of himself. And yes, the world works in such a way, that most of the time, you have to follow the rules, you have to go with the regulations – if you want to become successful.

But Saturn in Capricorn is as cardinal as you can get. It’s not necessarily the structure that he likes (Capricorn is not a fixed sign after all), but to get things done, to move forward. And if for this he needs to sign some papers and follow some directives, he will do it, because the goat has to climb to the top of the mountain, no matter what.

Saturn in Capricorn is like the American dream. Anyone can become successful, as long as they are willing to put the work.

At the beginning of the transit (until it goes retrograde), Saturn comes with a reality check: he will show you the status quo of your life: if your life is great, great! If it is not, then Saturn will show you what must change, and what do you need to do to make it happen.

When Saturn will turn retrograde, you will have the chance to adjust and revise. If you do so and don’t resist change, by the time Saturn conjuncts Pluto in January 2020 the rewards will come. Rewards like nothing you had before.

Saturn will spend almost 3 years in Capricorn, from December 2017 until December 2020 – this is the perfect time to restructure your life, to make it better, to go to the next level of your existence.

What is amazing about the Saturn transit in Capricorn is that it makes mainly positive aspects to the outer planets: a trine by sign to Uranus, a sextile to Pluto and a sextile to Neptune. Never in the recorded history did Saturn in Capricorn make so positive aspects. This is truly remarkable.

How will you experience the influence of Saturn in Capricorn in the next 3 years? It depends which house in your natal chart will be transited by Saturn. You will most likely experience a shift already on December 21st – a particular area of your life will suddenly become more prominent.

What you can expect from Saturn in Capricorn according to your Ascendant sign:

Aries Ascendant – Saturn in your 10th house: you can completely restructure your life – your career, your relationships, your home and family. Later in the transit, you can find your true vocation and get the recognition you deserve.

Taurus Ascendant – Saturn in your 9th house: you can change some limiting beliefs, some things you believed in all your life will not be so relevant anymore. This is a good time to travel, study, or become yourself, a teacher.

Gemini Ascendant – Saturn in your 8th house: great time for deep, psychological transformation. You can become more interested in psychology, in the occult, in spirituality. You might need to let go of some old identifications of the self, but by the end of the transit, deep healing is possible. Time to take charge of your intimacy and sexuality.

Cancer ascendant – Saturn in your 7th house: relationships will come into focus, you will feel compelled to have a mature, fulfilling relationship. You can either improve your existing relationship – if it is built on solid grounds – or terminate it, if it is not. All kind of partnerships – personal and business – will become more official, you can sign important papers or get married.

Leo ascendant – Saturn in your 6th house: your health and well-being will come into focus. You will have the opportunity to become more productive, efficient, and bring more structure to your daily life. Being of service to others will bring you fulfillment.

Virgo Ascendant – Saturn in your 5th house: you will learn to express your gifts and talents in a more constructive way – having fun will not only be about having fun but also about sharing your creativity with others – you can become an artist, a freelancer, a performer, an entrepreneur. Relationships with children can improve.

Libra Ascendant – Saturn in your 4th house: your family, especially the women in your family, your home will come into focus. If you want children, this is a good time to become a parent. Cut ties with superficial people and focus only on who matters most.

Scorpio Ascendant – Saturn in your 3rd house: you can develop your skills, learn something new. This is also a great time to improve your communication skills – sometimes you are saying more when you are saying less. Join a Toastmasters club. Practice active listening. Your relationships with siblings can improve.

Sagittarius Ascendant – Saturn in your 2nd house: your financial situation can improve, but for this, you need to become more disciplined with your budget. Pay off the debt, start saving, work on your money mindset. This is a good time to start your own business.

Capricorn Ascendant – Saturn in your 1st house: major reset in all areas of your life. You are no longer satisfied with half measures and you will be willing to become more responsible and mature to get to the next level of your life. Your health or career can come into focus.

Aquarius Ascendant – Saturn in your 12th house: you can finally complete a chapter of our lives, put an ending to something that no longer serves your growth, get rid of self-sabotaging thoughts or behaviors.

Pisces Ascendant – Saturn in your 11th house: some of your long-term goals can finally come true. But for this, you need to learn how to collaborate with others better. You can let go of some friendships which are not productive, and instead, meet people with whom you share the same vision.

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Vision Board 2020 – Get Your Goals Met with Saturn in Capricorn

Countdown! Saturn moves into Capricorn on December 20th.

Saturn in Capricorn is, without a doubt, the most important astrological transit of the year. Saturn changes signs only once every 2.5 to 3 years and marks a major shift in the area of your life ruled by Saturn.

Saturn is usually linked to frustrations, limitations and discipline. But the true essence of Saturn is so much more than that. Saturn wants you to become the best version of yourself, to achieve the greatest accomplishments you are capable of, and for this, he will help you get equipped with the adequate level of skills.

When you start something new, when you are at the beginning of the journey, you will of course experience some limitations and frustrations. This is Saturn’s way of showing what your ‘playing ground’ is.

But Saturn’s limitations are a blessing in disguise.

Do you know what are the biggest pains of life? What people regret on their deathbed? What that achy feeling is when you think that there is more to life?

The biggest pain in life is NOT fulfilling our mission, NOT becoming the best possible version of ourselves, NOT creating a legacy, NOT making a difference, NOT leaving behind something we can be proud of.

And this is where Saturn comes into play – to help you become the best version of yourself – thought maturity and introspection; to help you fulfil your mission and goals – through hard work and determination; to help you create a legacy – by learning the skills you need to create your masterpiece.

Each one of us has a mission. You have a mission. I have a mission. The life we are living is not only our chance, but also our duty to fulfill this mission.

In Astrology, our mission is represented by the Midheaven. The Midheaven, or Medium Coeli (MC), represents the highest point in the sky at the time when you were born.

The Midheaven is traditionally connected to Capricorn and Saturn. That’s why Saturn’s entrance in Capricorn will be all about reaching the highest possible state you are capable of.

Capricorn is the highest point of the Zodiac – pointing to who we aspire to be, to what we aspire to do. On the top of the mountain, everything is clear, and easy to see. The Midheaven is the point of maximum visibility in one’s chart – out there, everyone sees you, out there, you cannot hide.

In that point of maximum exposure, we want to show to the world the best possible version of ourselves.

On your way to the top, let Saturn be your guide. Let Saturn test you, push our limits, because only with proper training, you can climb the Everest.

With Saturn in Capricorn, it has never been a better time to embrace the next best version of yourself and to aactualize your purpose.

Saturn in Capricorn

We humans are not made to stagnate. We are made to grow, to evolve, to move towards something.

Deep in our hearts, we all want to become the best possible version of ourselves. No matter how different we are from each other, we have one thing in common: the need for self-actualization, the need to become who we were meant to become.  In Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the need for self-actualization is right at the top. There’s nothing else beyond it.

We are basically wired to reach the highest peak, to reach that Zenith, to reach the promise of our natal chart.

How to get to the top of the mountain?

Capricorn is here to help you too. Capricorn is a Cardinal Earth sign, bringing together the Cardinal qualities (taking action, self-motivation, ambition) with the Earth qualities (responsibility, reliability, structure). Capricorn is not only ambitious, be also has a plan on how to turn goals into realities.

With Saturn in Capricorn, just like the goat climbs up the mountain to get to the summit, you are now called to conquer your own personal mountain. Whatever your personal mountain is – getting the career you want, having a fulfilling relationship, being a role model for your children, sharing your knowledge with others, making the world a better place – in the next 3 years Saturn in Capricorn will give you the clarity, the patience, and the perseverance to get there.  

If you want to achieve something you don’t have, you need to become the person who is worthy of it. People who develop into the next version of themselves reach beyond their Ascendant. They move from the ‘status quo’, represented by the Ascendant, to the ‘self of tomorrow’, represented by the Midheaven.

From 20th of December 2017 on, it is time to discover what the view from the top is like. It’s time to finally get clarity about what you vision. And because Saturn likes to manifest the right vision, this is the time to finally get your goals met.

There is something in your life which requires your attention, something you know you need to address, something you have to dedicate your time and energy to. Something that if you will just get ‘right’ can catapult you to the next version of yourself.

It is impossible to get an unobstructed, 360° vision if you stay at the base of the mountain. You need to climb to the top. Without the right vision, it is literally impossible to get your goals met. Without a vision, there are no goals. And goals which are not connected to the right vision are never achieved.

Ever wondered why New Year’s resolutions never come true?

From my experience working with people, here are three main reasons why we don’t get our goals met:

  1. Setting the wrong vision. The problem here is the lack of clarity. Chances are, if you had troubles meeting your goals in the past, it is because they were not the right goals in the first place, is because those goals were not built on a clear understanding of what your mission in this life is. There is a lot of literature on the law of attraction. The truth is, it’s not enough to want something badly in order to make it happen. Getting your vision right is THE most important thing if you want to get your goals met. Remember the mountain goat? You need to climb the mountain to get the clarity you need, to see what’s possible and what not.
  2. Having the wrong reasons. A world where everyone gets what they want, does not exist. Not all George’s Clooney’s fans will marry George Clooney. When your personal goal conflicts with someone’s else’s, chances are only one person, if any, will achieve it. Goals that are only about self-gratification rarely work. Your true goal, the reason you were born in this life, is much more than having your personal needs met. It’s about giving back, it is about leaving something behind, it is about creating something of value for the world.
  3. Not getting support. We are social animals. From the beginning of times, we lived in communities, we shared the same cave, we sat around the same fire. You cannot make it by yourself – you are biologically wired to share with others. Research study after research study has shown that sharing your goals with other people will make you much more likely to achieve them

What is the formula for having your goals met?

Get clarity on what’s possible, set goals which are not only inward, but also outward driven, and share your vision with like-minded individuals.

To help you achieve your goal, I have created the ‘Vision board 2020 – Get your goals met with Saturn in Capricorn’.

‘Vision board 2020 – Get your goals met with Saturn in Capricorn’ is more than an astrology course – it is a platform to help you put all the pieces of the puzzle in the right places so that you can get a clear vision of what you need to do.

Just like a mountain goat, you need to have a top view. During the course, you will create a vision board with images, your unique 360° panorama from the top of the mountain.

Between December 21st and December 31st, you will create your vision board inspired by your personal goals and by the Saturn’s transit in Capricorn. The course will provide you with unique insights on how Saturn in Capricorn will influence you based on your ascendant sign, so that you can align your personal goals with the master plan of the Universe. You also have the opportunity to join a private Facebook group where you can share your vision and get support from like-minded individuals.

There has never been a better time to set your vision.

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New Moon In Sagittarius – What Is Essential Is Invisible To The Eye

The New Moon in Sagittarius takes place on 18th of December 2017 at 26° Sagittarius, exactly in the middle of the Galactic Center.

The Galactic Center is the center of our galaxy, Milky Way. If you do stargazing and are familiar with the Milky Way – look for the dark black crack right in the middle. This is the Galactic Center.

When we connect with the Galactic Center, we can experience sudden awakening, we can receive unfiltered information straight from the womb of the universe.

In fact, on the 18th of November we have a quadruple conjunction on the Galactic Center: Venus (at 21° Sagittarius), the Moon (26° Sagittarius), Sun (26° Sagittarius) and Saturn (29° Sagittarius) will all activate the center of the universe and will bring us a message.

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The New Moon is also trine Uranus and square Chiron, the two bodies which connect us to the outer space – Uranus in astrology rules the sky, and Chiron orbits between Saturn (the last planet visible to the naked eye) and Uranus, the first outer planet.

The New Moon in Sagittarius will connect us to the ‘invisible sky’. If you look at the night sky on December 18th, you won’t see the Moon (when the Moon is New, is invisible), and you won’t see Venus and Saturn either, because they too are lost in the glare of the Sun. Everything happens behind the curtains. Indeed, the ruler of the New Moon, Jupiter, in now in Scorpio, the sign of the underworld.

On 18th of December, have a look at the night sky, and find that point where all stars seem to collide, in the middle of the Milky Way. Let the sky guide you. The Moon is nowhere to be seen, but something is happening there, behind the curtains.

The New Moon in Sagittarius represents the ‘grand finale’ of 2017 – not only because is the last New Moon of the year, but because is the last New Moon when Saturn is in Sagittarius.

The New Moon in Sagittarius has a very interesting twist. Usually at the time of the New Moon we plant the seed, and at the time of the Full Moon we reap the rewards. But because at the time of the New Moon, Saturn is still in Sagittarius, and by the time we have the Full Moon on January 1st 2018, Saturn is already in Capricorn –  things can turn out very differently than we expected.

Saturn is highly potent at 29° Sagittarius, and he won’t leave Sagittarius unless it has found the ultimate truth. It will be a simple, distilled truth – the quintessence of truth. Saturn is nothing like Jupiter – so don’t expect something flamboyant and bombastic. Unlike Jupiter – which expands everything it touches – Saturn contracts everything it touches – to get to the core of what really matters.

In the last degrees of Sagittarius, the New Moon will mark both a closure and a new beginning.

Because Saturn switches signs in the middle of the lunation cycle, the ending you will experience at the time of the New Moon will not be quite an ending. Somewhere, in the middle of the cycle, things will get a new twist. An overlooked element will surface. The ‘ending’ will be nothing but a new beginning, under new conditions.

But let’s go back to the essence of this New Moon in Sagittarius. Sagittarius is about the pursuit of the universal truth. Not the individual truth we find in Gemini, when we experience the world through our senses – the Sagittarian truth is to be found beyond ourselves.

To find it, we must adventure into the unknown. We need to search, and explore until we find that one underlying truth that applies to all.

The New Moon in Sagittarius is about the universal truth – the truth that is invisible to the eyes. The irony about the greatest truths in life is that they are so obvious, that we fail to see them.

What truth does the New Moon in Sagittarius stand for? Venus and Saturn, the two planets involved in the lunation, will point to the answer.

The Little Prince, one of the most famous stories in the world, translated in over 180 languages, is a beautiful metaphor for this lunation.

The story concludes with the encounter between the Little Prince and the Fox. The conversation between the two reveals profound truths about love and relationships.

The Fox tries to explain to the Little Prince what does it mean to be ‘tamed’.

“To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world. (…) If you tame me, it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life. I shall know the sound of a footstep that will be different from all the others. Other people’s footsteps send me hurrying back underneath the ground. Yours will call me, like music, out of my burrow.“

When the Little Prince asks the Fox how can he tame him, the Fox replies:

“You must be very patient. First you will sit down at a little distance from me. I shall look at you out of the corner of my eye, and you will say nothing. But you will sit a little closer to me, every day. It would be better to come back at the same hour. If, for example, you come at four o’clock in the afternoon, then at three o’clock I shall begin to be happy. I shall feel happier and happier as the hour advances. At four o’clock, I shall already be worrying and jumping about. I shall show you how happy I am! But if you come at just any time, I shall never know at what hour my heart is to be ready to greet you”

The Little Prince tames the Fox and they become friends. But when the time to depart comes, the Fox starts to cry. The Fox will of course, miss the Little Prince. When the Little Prince, hurt, says he should have never tamed him in the first place, the Fox concludes with a very profound statement:

“It has done me good. I was happy. Here is my secret. A very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

From the womb of the Universe, the New Moon speaks about the greatest secret of all times. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.

The sabian symbol of this New Moon is “A sculptor at his work”. Art, just like love, requires vision and persistence. The sabian symbol of the New Moon speaks about the power to create something beautiful (Venus) through patient trials and errors (Saturn).

The New Moon is the culmination of Saturn’s stay in Sagittarius – this is the perfect time to create the vision for your greatest masterpiece. When Saturn will move into Capricorn, you will have time to materialize it. But now, just like a sculptor, you need to have a vision for what you are going to create.

Are you getting ready for 2018? In the next 3 years, Saturn is going to be your greatest ally, giving you the determination and patience to create your greatest masterpiece.

Right now, you are on the edge of something big, something that could change your life forever. Use this New Moon to set your vision. In the dark of the night, look for the glow of the Milky Way.

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Full Moon In Gemini And Mercury Retrograde – The Symphony Of Truth

The Full Moon in Gemini takes place on December 3rd, the same day that Mercury goes retrograde. This Full Moon is also a Supermoon, which means its energy is going to be amplified.

The Moon is most powerful when at Full Moon, when her light outshines the light of the Sun and our emotions are stronger than our Solar consciousness. Just look at the Full Moon. The Full Moon is honest, the Full Moon reveals herself entirely. When full, the Moon wants to expose everything, to show things as they really are.

The Full Moon on the 3rd of December is in Gemini, and will be all about illuminating the truth.

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But if you want to find it, get ready to get your mind blown.

The Full Moon is in an exact square to Neptune, forming a mutable T-square – we have the Moon (in Gemini), Sun (in Sagittarius), and Neptune (in Pisces). Facts (air, Gemini) come into conflict with our faith (fire, Sagittarius) and our emotions (water, Pisces).

In this symphony where the mind, the spirit and the feelings – all want to get their voice heard, it is worth noticing what keeps them together – that is, the mutable energy. Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces are all mutable signs. The only constant is change.

Jazz is the only type of music characterized by spontaneity and improvisation. Jazz payers go on stage often without knowing what they are going to play. They have one thing in common: the willingness to listen and to adapt to what other members are playing, the ability to improvise, and as a result, they create something that is greater than the sum of its parts. Jazz music in very Neptunian and Gemini-like in nature.

To tune into the Full Moon in Gemini you have to be a bit like a jazz player.

To say Neptune will make this Full Moon interesting is an understatement. Neptune is the abstract understanding of life. Where the mind fails to understand abstract concepts such as time, space, infinity, Neptune has the answers. But Neptune’s answers are not clear definitions, cook book recipes.

“Lady, if I told you, your mind would explode.” — Louis Armstrong, when a woman asked him what he thought about when he played

Neptune got the bad rap of planet of confusion and  lies. But how many of Neptune’s lies are really lies? And how many are truths in disguise, truths we don’t want to accept because we don’t understand, and out of comfort, we label them as lies? Neptune is about going beyond the here and how, and beyond form and spirit.

The Neptune square to the Full Moon can make you doubt your own sanity, but if you push through, you can go through to the other side. You can finally understand things you were never able to understand before.

Let’s not forget that the Full Moon is in Gemini, the sign of the mind.

Gemini is all about observable facts.  Gemini’s superpower is its ability to pay attention to what is going on and discover the world though immediate experience.

Remember when you were a child and you were curious about everything? Children learn how to speak, how to learn, how to relate to the world through trial and error. So does Gemini, and even when we grow up, our innate curiosity to explore and make sense of the world is what keeps us sane.

Sagittarius, on the other hand, believes without seeking evidence. Sagittarius is the sign of faith. If Gemini is Google, Sagittarius is Wikipedia. If Gemini is one detail at a time, Sagittarius is the big picture.

Sagittarius is the cook book recipe. It’s the news on television. Is the books you read, the ‘truths’ you don’t question.

The full Moon on the Gemini / Sagittarius axis is a quest for the truth. Do you explore the world in your terms (Gemini) and risk to have a one-side vision, or do you follow the tested path, with the risk that the path you walk is someone’s else (Sagittarius)? The Full Moon, which is an opposition, will strike to find a balance. As a result, you can have an epiphany.

You can have a sudden and striking realization, something you completely overlooked can finally come to place to give you an unblurred vision. Mercury, the ruler of the Full Moon, stands still in the sky in that very moment, preparing to turn retrograde.

When Mercury changes course its energy is the most powerful. Mercury turns retrograde in the last degree of Sagittarius.

Sagittarius stands for the big picture, for the truth…or more exactly, what you believe to be the truth.

Retrogrades are about going back in time, to review and process events and dynamics that have not been fully processed. What knowledge have you taken for granted?

Mercury will walk the sky path from 30° Sagittarius back to 13° Sagittarius twice – firstly in retrograde from December 3rd until December 22nd to ‘fix the problems’. The 2nd time Mercury (now direct) will walk the path will be from December 22nd until January 10th.

Mercury goes retrograde exactly at the time of the Full Moon, just when he was about to complete his journey in Sagittarius.

Mercury in Sagittarius is about the big picture – Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius will ask you to de-construct the big picture and look at each individual piece of the puzzle. How do you arrive to conclusions? How does your mind really work?

Most of the time, our decisions are emotional, reptilian, and the mind just comes with a narrative to justify what our reptilian brain has already chosen.

Mercury will press the rewind button in the last degree of Sagittarius. “Wait a minute…just when I thought I got this right, just when I thought I am done with the Sagittarian lessons, there is still something that I don’t quite get”.

Right at the end of Sagittarius, Mercury is also conjunct Saturn, which is about to leave Sagittarius in the coming days. Before Saturn leaves Sagittarius for good, he passes the torch to Mercury and says: “Go back. See if you did not miss anything. But this time, take it slowly, be diligent and cautious just like I am. Don’t let anything escape your sight”.

Mercury is in detriment in Sagittarius. The path he is asked to explore is awkward and unfamiliar.  Not only that, but he has to walk it backwards. Not an easy task, but he has no choice. He needs to clear the path and sort things out.

This is not the path of knowledge as we know it. Mercury’s backwards journey in Sagittarius will expose a basic truth: you cannot ‘download’ knowledge, you cannot copy paste it, you cannot  take it from someone else. You have to walk the path yourself.

Just imagine what would have happened if Adam and Eve hadn’t been tempted to eat off the tree of knowledge, hadn’t been seduced into taking a shortcut.

Today, in the era of instant gratification of knowledge, the message of the Full Moon in Gemini with Mercury retrograde conjunct Saturn couldn’t be more actual: Take your time, do the research – you only get to knowledge through real experience, by walking the path yourself. There is no such thing as universal truth, you have to find your own.

The path of true knowledge combines Gemini’s quest for discovery with a beginner’s mind, with Sagittarius’ faith that we already have all the answers we need, and that the Universe has our back.

The coming weeks are a time to (re)discover the truth, beyond any stereotypical ideas and outdated beliefs, a truth that shines so bright that cannot be dimmed.