I’ve been thinking about puberty lately. I think is because there is a story in my book where I’m hitting that edge. I’m snotty and infuriated all the time. I’m fit to be tied and very interested in taking my father out, though I’m still a very young, super naive girl.
If you have my book, I’m talking about, “Beating W.” It really covers the whole arc of my “formative” years. Let’s just say, at the end of that rigamarole, I was pretty pissed.
Saturn opposes natal Saturn at about 14-15 years old. I suspect you could look at your child’s chart and have a pretty good idea how it’s going to go. If Mars is involved, as it is in my case; you might want to stand back. I used to get on my bike and ride 25 miles, for virtually no reason at all, other than the rage, coursing through me, propelled me. Mars in the 9th, I wanted to get out of there!
This period culminated in my leaving home for good, at fifteen. Saturn looks ‘cross at Saturn – I fully rejected authority at that time.
I’m writing this for parents. If you have a child in this age frame, or a grandchild, you might want to consider their chart from this angle as this period can be dangerous, as children push back.
What do you remember about puberty? How is Saturn aspected in your chart?