This Friday (June 17th), transiting *Saturn at 12º Sagittarius will square Neptune in Pisces. This is a “big deal” transit, because these two planets are slow movers, and it takes a long time for them to get where they’re going. In fact, you may have started to feel this influence a month ago!
*The last time Saturn squared Neptune was November 26th, 2015 – the first of three squares, and the last will be in September 2016 – so this square is a continuation of issues from last November.
Saturn is the planet of restrictions, and it has been in the sign of possibilities – Sagittarius – since 2014. Your potentials are being pared down to only realistic ones. But what happens when Saturn butts heads with the planet of illusion, Neptune? What you thought was a viable option may have been smoke and mirrors. OR, what you thought was clear-cut has many shades of grey. OR, your vision is being tested. Because both of these planets will be retrograde on June 17th, this is an inner faith crisis.
Neptune in Pisces is a double-dose of rosy fog, because she’s in her natural home. But her bad qualities (brought out by the tense square) are exaggerated, too: escapism, disillusionment, and sacrifice. All three Saturn-Neptune squares are asking you, are you truly dedicated to your dream? Is this dream even a possibility? This particular one (the second square) is the internal part of the journey: your inner skeptic is questioning a long-standing dream, and asking if it’s even worth pursuing anymore.
So, who wins in Saturn vs Neptune? Outer planets usually trump ones closer to the Sun. How does the dreamer beat the realist? Faith, acceptance, and unwavering belief in her own vision. Neptune, and its natural sign Pisces, are not often thought of for their “strength.” But this is the strength of water, and water erodes everything over time (see: Grand Canyon).
Remember how water wins over rock: it absorbs a stone thrown into it, and continues flowing. It doesn’t resist or fight back, but it still triumphs. It allows itself to change form, at least temporarily, and in nature if you cannot bend then you break. So allow your dreams to shift and alter needed in the face of limitations, but don’t just give up on them. 😎