When Saturn leaves Virgo for Libra it crosses the horizon of a natural chart ending it’s transit of the 2nd quadrant and crossing the horizon which is significant. That Pluto has also just crossed an angle intensifies the effect as I’ve mentioned.
Pluto, now in the 4th quadrant is very slow moving and won’t wrap up there until 2065 so there is not much use thinking about it on a personal level but Saturn is a different story. The 28-29 year Saturn cycle can be viewed as a whole but also in 7 year chunks, where each quadrant represents a stage in the process as pictured.
Saturn crossing the horizon marks the end of the period of preparation for what can be seen as the final ascent to the pinnacle of a mountain. If you equate this to an actual climbing expedition, let’s say you are climbing Mount Everest, this would be the point where you have laid all the groundwork, have acclimated to the climate and so forth.
A smart climber would make one more equipment check here (Virgo detail) and also stop to reflect on the gains and growth over the last 7 years. The reason for this is to shore up confidence and renew your commitment to the project because after all you are trying to do something hard here, not easy.
I am very aligned with Saturn and in this process myself. For example, having just married, I am reflecting on what it took to get here. I am recalling the first email I sent to the soldier and the (almost 7 year) odyssey that led us to this point.
I am also thinking about the effort I have made around my family (4th), my creativity (5th) and just plain hard work and service (6th). I am very satisfied with the results of my sustained effort. Matter of fact I have found resolution to every problem I have at this stage save one – I have not been able to come to grips or to a place of peace around my daughter.
I have been told I never will and on some level I am sure this is true but I am also sure there is another level so I am working on this now. I have like… 2 days to do this but really I have a number of months.
I have a number of months because Saturn will revisit Virgo in 2010 but hopefully you get my point. Investment made in editing your thought processes and disciplining your mind will pay big dividends going forward.
Back to the mountain analogy, the level of preparation really does have a lot to say about who makes it to the top so I guess you just have to determine the level of your ambition to succeed because this right here is crunch time.