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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

By Ellen Zucker | November 26, 2015

There is much truth in the Rolling Stones lyric which is followed by “But if you try sometime, you just might find
You get what you need.”

Yes, I’m talking about our friends, Saturn and Neptune, dancing a dance, or,  more accurately having a family tiff.

While in the US, we take a break to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, Saturn has been the mover and shaker of the skies these days. Yesterday’s full moon at 3 degrees Gemini/Sagittarius was tied to Saturn. And today Saturn and Neptune stand in a perfect 90 degree alignment with one another. That 90 degree alignment, a square, is an alignment of friction with the energies of the two planets at odds with each other.

Of course it is difficult for Saturn, planet of reality checks, delays, limits, to play easily with Neptune, planet of dreams, the imagination and magic. Saturn wants to make all it touches to be concrete whereas Neptune wants to dissolve and soften reality’s hard edges.

The square is a theme that began playing out this fall and will continue through the end of 2016. Many astrologers have commented on the Syrian refugee crisis as one manifestation on the world stage as their sheer numbers overwhelm Europe’s borders.

Another example is Pennsylvania Governor Wolf’s prolonged negotiation with a recalcitrant state legislature to craft a budget. The budget, overdue since June 30th, has still not yet been finalized. The reported outlines of the proposed deal show that both sides have had to make deep compromises.

If these configurations touch your chart directly, you may find that the steps to implement goals that seemed attainable may be ensnared in an unmanageable mass of detail, or you may face an obstacle causing you to compromise or scale back temporarily.

Take it one-step-at-a-time, trust in the your big picture and listen to the guidance of your intuition.

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