Saturn in Libra: It Goes Both Ways by Shaina

Oliver TwistSatori’s post got me thinking about the question of “good value” and how it flows both ways.

Up until recently I held a job in the medical field. I was prompt, efficient, and had a good attitude every day from the first day I started to the last day I worked there. I once described the work as “I’m an ox in harness from 9:30 to 6″ (Taurus on the MC). I worked hard, I enjoyed it, I dealt with the crap that goes along with any job, and the perks and pay were good value for what I gave. Equal input for equal outflow.

The company liquidated a few months after I started working there and the whole process was brutishly mishandled. Everything that could have gone wrong did, simply because the parent company did not care about the people who powered the machine it had purchased. When the holes left by the takeover exposed me to personal harassment, I chose to leave early rather than continue to deal with a situation that had become so imbalanced. Despite the dreadful economic crushing of Saturn in Virgo, I had to make a choice about whether I knew my time, experience, attitude, and energy deserved better– had more “value”– than this. The answer was yes.

If I had not had a cushion of savings and a support network, I would not have had an option in the matter. However, I did have a CHOICE– that most dreaded of things for Libra. I found it significant that I had come to this crossroads.

Over and over, I have worked various entry-level jobs, never committing (Saturn) to a choice (Libra). Now, though, I feel the pressure of Saturn creeping into my third house where Libra sits in my chart. My north node is in Gemini. I have two stelliums in the third and fifth houses (in Libra and Sagittarius/Capricorn, respectively). If I don’t putting all this creativity to work for me, someone else is going to use it for their own purposes– the dark side of Libra!

Throwing energy down a hole is not virtuous, as some Librans may feel when confronted with the negative side of life. “If I only balance this situation out with goodness, and I make some sacrifices, things will go the way I hope.” This attitude only plays into the hand of more aggressive types who may not value your contributions fairly. Too often, Librans go begging when it comes to getting the goods, because they cannot find a way to value their own energy.

I have Moon conjunct Mars in Libra, and it’s been a lifelong struggle for me to define my own values, and work for myself instead of focusing on other peoples’ wants and needs. I am so glad Saturn in Libra is finally here, because it’s a great boost to saying, “Sorry, no,” and “Excuse me, where’s mine?”

Mr. Aquarius has Saturn conjunct Jupiter in Libra and he used this technique to great effect recently when he got a huge promotion at work through patience, diplomacy, respecting boundaries, and using his brain to solve problems. It was an education to watch him in action. Air energy is sometimes difficult to turn into more practical matter (like money), but I really think Saturn in Libra is going to create opportunities for those of us with strong air signatures to find our niche, and in turn be compensated fairly.

If you play well with others instead of running with scissors, isn’t it time to ask for your gold star?

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About Shaina

Hi! I'm Shaina. I have been studying astrology since 2005, and I have been studying practical occult traditions in general since 2003. My whole life I have been extremely intuitive and I am descended from a line of ladies who were known as "the one down the block" that you went to when you had "those" types of unanswerable questions. For me, astrology is a way to read the system that composes the natural order of the universe. I use it as a tool to guide my intuitive readings for friends and family, and I use my intuition in creating new astrological theory. I love to write and I am so pleased to be contributing to the Elsa blog! I will be doing astrological readings here in the future if there is interest.

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Saturn in Libra: It Goes Both Ways by Shaina — 18 Comments

  1. Oooh. Nice one Shaina. As Libra rising, I can relate. Never thought of it as, if I don’t use that energy someone else will use it on me, but boy, has that been my experience:)

  2. “Air energy is sometimes difficult to turn into more practical matter (like money), but I really think Saturn in Libra is going to create opportunities for those of us with strong air signatures to find our niche, and in turn be compensated fairly.”

    Oh, I certainly hope so, Shaina.

  3. Oh and I love the pic!
    Whenever I want seconds, I ask my host/hostess
    “Please sir, may I have some more?”
    In a faux English accent of course!

  4. I’m with Togi..having Libra moon opp Aries sun, my Life has been one big contradiction (or so it feels like at times). I’m hoping Saturn coming on my moon will make me realize I can ask for what I want and not be so “selfless” – like being a little self-centered and not feeling guilty??? (BTW – It pisses off my Sun when that happens..)

  5. I agree in principal but having aries on the descendent and libra in the 12th, with pluto creeping up to square my venus and pluto which rule my 12th and 8th. I don’t know if i’m doing what i want to be doing or what others want me to do. I think I want to do A but it looks like someone won’t be paying me fairly etc.. I am doing B and i’m being paid well and feel fairly balanced but it’s doing for others and i have a hard time retreating. I have decided to be the best support to my aries supervisor and my world is balanced. To do for myself may undermine my world.. and yet I’m feeling strongly that it’s time for a break.. a time to relax.. and the man that can bring that to me i would like to commit to. It’s like I have to read the libra stuff in reverse lol.

  6. “Too often, Librans go begging when it comes to getting the goods, because they cannot find a way to value their own energy.”

    Oh SO true! Libra sun, Libra rising, Neptune in Libra…

  7. Shaina, it’s uncanny how much alike we look. When I first saw your photo I thought for an instant it was me. Then, your story is exactly like my story this past year. Not that this means anything, I’m just a little taken aback at the moment. :)

    I took heart from your writing, too. I have some Libra and this was very relevant.

  8. As a Gemini sun married to an Aquarius sun + stellium, I really love this post. :)

    Thanks for this Shaina, I love what you bring to the blog.

  9. As a Libra rising trine stellium in Gemini, I can relate to so much of what you said in this post. I have a tendency to focus on others’ needs to the point where it leaves me resentful and bitter when I end up–always–starving from not having done what I wanted/needed to do for myself. I am printing out your article to read every morning as I am going through a tought time right now with Saturn sitting right on my ascendant.

  10. This paragraph made me think of my double-Libra pal:

    Throwing energy down a hole is not virtuous, as some Librans may feel when confronted with the negative side of life. “If I only balance this situation out with goodness, and I make some sacrifices, things will go the way I hope.”

    :)

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