Saturn And Venus In Opposition – To Speak Or To Remain Quiet?

 In Lunar Stories by Lynda Hill


Mad as HellAre you feeling like you want to make a statement, say something, make some noise, be heard, have your opinion out there, feel the need for airing grievances, wanting to put it all out on the table? Do you sense that others will disagree with you? Shoot you down? Turn the tables on you so you have to defend your position when, really, you might be wanting to take a stand against injustice, inequity or ineffective methods put in place by idiots (I had to say that, ha!)

Do you feel that when you speak up, you hit bricks walls? Deaf ears? Reactionary emotions?

This Symbol speaks of calling for and being motivated for change. Revolution and revolutionaries come in all shapes and sizes; some instigate major changes in society, others are more into bucking the system and creating mini reforms in their own back yards. Although you may not be absolutely sure which direction to take, you are broadcasting and listening to messages around you. Look further within for the change in direction you need. Dramatizing one’s situation can lead to overreaction, but doing nothing can lead to inertia and things staying exactly the same.

The need for reform. Challenging outlooks. Breaking constraints. Messages and news that awakens. Social or emotional causes. Printing presses. Publishing. Big announcements.

The Caution: Being argumentative, noisy, disruptive. Demanding change. Selfish agendas. Misinformation and disinformation. Old and outworn news.

Curiously, the degree of shouting from the front pages in a dramatic announcement (Gemini 5) is exactly opposite the degree that says it may be best to keep your opinions, thoughts, ideas, revolutions, etc, to yourself. Or, at least, feel ready to engage in a discussion in the right way. This is because Venus and Saturn are opposing each other exactly right now.

Saturn is on Sagittarius 5: An Old Owl Perched High Up In A Tree. Saturn here, of course, is not so reactionary. In fact, Saturn could have us feeling sore and bruised from those who argue or oppose our stances on things.


DSC_0193 luna head profile en azThis Symbol implies the ability, or the necessity, of being able to quietly observe what’s
going on around you. Owls can turn their heads right around and very little escapes their attention. At the same time, they’re not easily detected in the trees as they usually only come out at night. They wait and watch and listen before making their move. The wise “Owl” sees all, seeing what others miss, and keeps very quiet whilst digesting all that’s going on. There may be a need to consult with aged wisdom, either within yourself or from without. Emulating this behavior can bring feelings of solitude, but this may be just what’s sometimes needed. This degree can indicate insomnia caused by thinking or doing too much at bedtime.

Wisdom and strength. Evening contemplation. Night owls. Peripheral vision. Nocturnal vision. The spirit of birds. Silent flight. Acute hearing. Lofty ideals. Educated.

The Caution: Smug denial of available wisdom. Not saying anything even when it’s needed. Acting like one knows it all. Acting old before one’s time. Waiting for prey.

These two, Venus and Saturn, in opposition, can have us making decisions about our future, about relationships, about what to do next, about money, about resources, about how we feel about someone or some thing. We may have lost someone or some thing and we may be feeling lost, alone, left out, disappointed, unsure, shakey, etc.

Adding considerably to the dilemma is the Moon forming a t-square to Venus and Saturn (this only lasts for about 4-6 hours, but it’s strong and it’s there).

The Moon is on Pisces 5: A CHURCH BAZAAR

Being poor ‘like a church mouse’ comes to mind with this t-square.

This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be able to work with others for the needs of the community. In a “Church Bazaar”, people come together, bringing their home-made jams, their bits and pieces, bric-a-brac, handcrafts and things that they have donated. A church bazaar is a great place to meet others, find a bargain and help the community build a bigger and better sense of cohesion. Raffles and charity drives can have small donations building into worthwhile amounts to help those who in need. It’s group cooperation to benefit others. You may donate some of your time, energy or possessions for benevolent ends. This always brings some type of tangible reward. Old fashioned values can be brought to the community through commerce and the warmth of sharing.

Exchanges of spiritual knowledge. Overcoming loneliness or alienation. Selling things. The issue of worth. Collection plates. Bric-a-brac. Bargains. Pooling efforts. Fund raising.

The Caution: Spiritual or social exclusivity. Giving things smaller worth than they deserve. Fussing around about small details. People being stingy. Never enough money.

It pays to remember that these degrees are always always bound up with each other. The way I see it, Gemini 5 is not ‘separate’ from Sagittarius 5 or Pisces 5 or Virgo 5 – they are always in ‘relationship’ with each other… they reflects stories back and forth to each other…

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