I use Saturn Neptune techniques with my children all the time. I would! And themes run in families so it’s no surprise my daughter has Neptune in Capricorn (Saturn ruled) in mutual reception with her Saturn in Pisces (Neptune ruled). My son has a Saturn square Neptune, so basically we are a family of suggestible fairies and I’ll give you some examples of how that works.
I was flying home from Mexico with my daughter when she was about five or six. We hit some pretty serious turbulence and she became frightened. Actually, she is naturally very high strung, so she became extremely frightened.
“Give me you hand,” I said to ground her. “And look at me.”
“I want you to imagine the airport back home. Can you see it?”
“Yes.” She was staring at me with Scorpio rising, Pluto conjunct intensity in pure terror..
“And when we get off this plane, what are we going to do? We’ll get our bags, right?”
“Can you see the baggage carousel? Can you see us leaving with our bags? Imagine (Neptune) it (reality, Saturn).
“I see it,” she said nervously.
“Okay, so do I. I see that too. So this is how we know this plane doesn’t crash. There will be no plane crash. Now if you couldn’t imagine that, then we may need to be worry, but we can see it clear as day, right? Can you see us leaving the airport?”
“Okay, then. And we look fine in the vision, right? We’re not upset?”
“Nope. We’re just getting our bags on one of those carts…” she said, calming.
“Okay! Well that’s the reality. That’s exactly what’s going to happen so you may as well enjoy this turbulence as part of our adventure.”
At this point her fear (Saturn) had dissolved (Neptune) completely.
“It is kind of fun,” she said. “Bumpy.”
“Well I’m not surprised you like it. It’s actually a bonus adventure on the way home,” I told her 9th house Moon trine Jupiter in Sagittarius. “We travel and this is part of it.”
But she’d quit listening by then. Gemini Sun, she’d picked up a magazine and started to read.
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ooooo, good story… I felt the panic/fear then felt the relief!
Your daughter is so lovely and precious. She reminds me of me in some ways–that sounds like the way I might react as a child (though you certainly seem to know how to calm her down) and even now.
On a personal note–Saturn trines my neptune starting (now) mid-September continuing into next year. Hrmm…so supposedly the dream and reality will be in harmony.
really nicely done. it affirms some of the stuff that i do with my kids makes sense. not just to me. sigh of relief.
Ok. Here’s my entry into the question I’d been meaning to ask you. About “Gemini lies”. How does Mosta handle her Gemini in this respect? Because utltimately, whatever the sign and propensity, it’s all just energy/potential and we are at choice as to how we use it. If and when you feel so inclined, I’d like to hear more of your thoughts on “Gem lies”, which you have often alluded to but (I don’t think) ever really addressed. (Doesn’t have to be about Mosta, of course.) And how do non-Gems best deal with Gem lies? Or any lies for that matter. Can’t keep ostracising people because they lie. Treat it as any other fault, which lord knows we all have?
That’s awesome, Elsa! I do that with mine on occasion, too! It’s nice to know I’m not alone.