I stated on the Paul Newman post that I have had the ambition to not only live well but to die well and Jessica asked:
“Why do you say 8 years old, Elsa? Isn’t that about the age you got into astrology, too?”
Jessica, it is. For this Capricorn rising, 8 years old (give or take) was a defining moment in life. This coincides with the first Saturn square which is invariably inordinately important for for Saturn types.
My son has Saturn conjunct his Sun and I wrote about his first Saturn square a few times. One example I also went on record to say I thought it quite possible his life would never be as difficult as what he endured 7-8 years old and this the the point:
My feeling / experience is that if you get a hack on a Saturn type at the first Saturn square you’ll have a pretty good idea of their character. Commitments are made, I’ll tell you that.
In my case, I committed to learning astrology. I committed to being a good person or more specifically, I decided I would be the best person I could every day of my life. I also decided I’d like to die well as I had seen others do this and I adopted some of my grandfather’s (Saturn) philosophies.
I drew lines all over the place. “I will be like this person / I will not be like that person.” I found role models, see?
And the incredible thing is I have stuck by every single thing I nailed down at the time all my life and I am pretty sure my son will do the same.
Are we serious? Well yeah, we are.
What happened at your first Saturn square (7-8) years old?