One of the main energetic signatures this year is Saturn conjunct the South Node in Capricorn. Today we're experiencing the second installment of three parts, the other two bookending in April and September. Saturn on the South Node continues to ask us, What can you let go of? What structures, people, jobs have outlived their expiration date? Where could you trim and prune so that your path is lighter and brighter?
We work with Saturn and the South Node to release, surrender and detach. This is spiritual work which often seems brutal until we learn to trust the process. We're moving towards the North Node in Cancer which would have us cultivate kinship, nourish our friendships, and provide care to not only our loved ones, but our own, vulnerable needs as well. There is a part of us that simply wants to rest and appreciate tender connections with our dearests and closests. But in order to do that, we've got some purging and purifying to do on the Capricorn side which can feel scary and trigger our insecurities, because after all, these reliable structures and alliances we're being asked to check and clip were initially put there to build security and structure in our lives.
Saturn on the South Node is very much like a controlled burn in a Redwood Forest. These periodic fires keep the forest healthy by controlling invasive plants, rejuvenating growth, and encouraging plant diversity. Burning down selective parts of the forest eventually brings new life and encourages vibrancy. We can imagine that Saturn on the South Node is doing similar type of work for us right now, if we let it.
If you have planets or angles between 15-19 of the Cardinal Signs (Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, Aries), you'll feel this transit more strongly than others.