Saturn stations retrograde on Thursday April 6 at 1:06 AM EDT. When Saturn stations things slow down. We feel stuck, we feel frustrated. We feel a looming burden. This can happen in many areas of life: relationships, finances, career, home, family … and sometimes is can happen in many areas at once which is when we really feel overwhelmed. But worry not, Saturn is here to help us sort out our messes, whether we want to or not!
The best way to handle Saturn issues (feeling stuck, dealing with obstacles, feeling frustrated, working through hardship or grief) is to be responsible. Figure out what practical steps you can take to better handle the situation and then follow through. If you feel sad and lonely, figure out some way to deal with your loneliness … maybe that is by honoring the solitude that you need in your life while simultaneously taking steps to get out in the world more. So maybe set a goal of meditating three times a week and getting outside to a park three times a week, for let's say at least 15 or 20 minutes each time. That is doable, practical, and it should help a person come to terms with the loneliness and sadness they may feel, even if by only learning acceptance and how to move through these feelings responsibly instead of trying to avoid them.
Stop a moment. Pause. Breathe into the resistance. How does that feel? Breathe again.
Yesterday I listened to a meditation on my favorite app Insight Timer about Tilopa's Six Words of Advice. While the original Tibetan saying is six words this translation by Kenneth McLeod is incredibly pertinent to how to handle the feelings of stagnation we face during the Saturn station.
Let go of what has passed.
Let go of what may come.
Let go of what is happening now.
Don’t try to figure anything out.
Don’t try to make anything happen.
Relax, right now, and rest.
If you are looking for guidance during this time I am available, as always, for consultations. My rate is $30 for a half hour or $60 for an hour. I am honored to offer my services and humbled to aid people in moving past the obstacles in their lives and into a state of karmic health and well-being.
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