Mercury And Saturn Conjunct: The Need For Protection Of The Young And The Vulnerable

 In Lunar Stories by Lynda Hill

Mercury and Saturn are still conjunct in Sagittarius, and, the message from the Sabian Symbols is the need to look after youngsters, and, those whose safety is threatened, disturbed, or, for those who are feeling unsafe in the environment they find themselves in.

This conjunction could be a challenge to those celebrating Thanksgiving Day today as some may find it very hard to be with family…. conversations about politics, beliefs, the past, the future, etc, may be rather difficult to navigate. This conjunction could be sending a warning shot across our bow – watch your thoughts and watch your words. Everything can feel very serious today, especially if you’re fed-up with swallowing other people’s attitudes, beliefs, rules or laws.

Tiny Children in Sun BonnetsSaturn is on Sagittarius 18: TINY CHILDREN PLAYING IN SUNBONNETS (Mercury was on this degree yesterday)…

This degree speaks of the ability, along with the necessity, of providing protection for youngsters and children, giving them safety and security and sheltering from the harsher aspects of life. It may, at times, be a tiring responsibility as you have to be watchful for slipups when the protection may fall away – leaving those that should feel shielded open to the elements and the damaging aspects of the environment and society. At times, you may feel that you, or others, are being overprotected, but it is most likely for your own good. Don’t be distracted by efforts being made on your behalf; sometimes we, ourselves, need to be shielded by others from harmful elements. Remember to play and to have fun, but don’t let people hoodwink you or pull the wool over your eyes.

Protection or blinkering of others. Censorship. Innocence. Being treated like a child. Care taken with small beginnings. Mollycoddling. Sunblocks and sunscreens. Hats and bonnets.

The Caution: Overprotected by institutions. Not seeing the whole picture. Infantile behavior. Being left in the dark. Naiveté. Abuse and neglect. Sunburn. Growing up quickly.


This Symbol shows the ability, or the necessity, of being on the alert for intrusion and pelicanpierdanger in your life and in the lives of those in your care, whether they are your own children or the children or youngsters of others. At times in your life, you may feel that conditions are changing and you and your family (sometimes friends) don’t feel safe. You may need to move to a new situation which will provide more nourishment, safety and security and less danger. This can refer to an inner withdrawal; not wanting to watch the news, listen to bad information or thoughts and can happen on any level: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Concerns with survival. The endeavor to achieve mental, physical or emotional well being or peace. Safety and security concerns. Problems with rent or mortgage. Retreats.

The Caution: Not prepared to compromise or cohabit. Mess and rubbish. People not being able to live together. Insecure and unpredictable conditions. Noisy neighborhoods.

It’s interesting to note that it’s White Ribbon Day here in Australia. Here’s the White Ribbon oath:

An oath swearing never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. The campaign culminates on White Ribbon Day (25 November) each year, when men and women across Australia are called to wear a white ribbon or wristband as a visual symbol of their commitment and oath.


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