On September 6th Saturn is going direct, causing a significant shift in the energy impacting our daily lives. Gone are the days of quiet introspection, with Karma, responsibility and hard work taking their place. What will this mean for your life?

Known as the ‘Planet of Karma’, Saturn demands that we acknowledge the commitments, responsibility, and discipline in our lives. For those that are willing to get to work, putting their time and energy into achieving their goals and dreams, this energy will ensure that they are rewarded for their efforts. However, those among us who may try to choose the ‘easy road’, searching for shortcuts or avoiding responsibility altogether, the energy of Saturn will seek to impart an important lesson.

How will the powerful energy of Saturn Direct impact your life?

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

While you are often seen as a ‘doer’, that doesn’t mean that you are keeping up with your responsibilities. Why not? You need to acknowledge that not every commitment is going to be exciting and full of adrenaline, even the boring tasks need to be completed. Saturn is going to call on you to fully commit to the responsibilities that you have accepted in this life. Embrace this influence and don’t fight it, because it’s just going to keep pushing until you learn your lesson. The longer you hold out, the harder that lesson will be.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)

Unlike Aries, you are more than willing to step up and handle nearly every responsibility before you, however, there is one area where this ‘take action’ attitude falls short. Your stubborn need for control and to always be right will push you to avoid those situations that force you to step back and hand control over to others. Just because you don’t ‘like’ a situation doesn’t mean you can avoid it entirely. Take a deep breath and accept that you may have to let someone else take the reigns.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

While other signs may be purposely avoiding certain responsibilities, your biggest problem is simply that you are so easily distracted that you are prone to start a million things and never finish any of them. Not only does this make you look flighty and irresponsibility to those around you, but your inability to complete a task will start to erode your self-confidence. Sit down and make a list of all the loose ends and half-done projects in your life, and then begin to tackle them one by one. With every item you check off the list, you are taking greater responsibility for your life. This will eventually lead to positive karmic recognition.

Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)

Saturn is going to primarily focus its influence on the relationships in your life. While you are a compassionate and sensitive individual who truly cares about the people around you, you may struggle to put aside your fears of being hurt and make a commitment where necessary. This may refer to a romantic relationship that is ready to move to the next level or a professional relationship that, if properly nurtured, could bring you closer to success in your chosen field. It may be frightening but it will be worth it long-term.

Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You love being in the spotlight, taking on the role of the ‘successful’ one in any given area of your life, but looks can be deceiving. Rather than selecting and committing to a few things you can truly succeed at you are determined to be the best at everything. This often leads to spreading yourself to thin and not truly accomplishing anything to the level you are capable of. It’s time to determine the priorities in your life. What’s your niche? Select a couple things and give your all to these pursuits, and you will soon discover the rewards that come with true hard work and dedication.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)

While you are no stranger to hard work and dedication, your obsession with perfection may actually be holding you back from finding true happiness in life. While everyone else is being forced to recognize responsibility in their lives, you oddly may actually be called to let a little go. Let me explain… In order to put the responsibility and dedication necessary for your mental and emotional health, and to foster healthy and meaningful relationships, you may need to let go of your quest for perfection in other areas. It won’t be comfortable but finding that balance is key.

Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)

You spend a lot of your time worrying about how to bring harmony, peace, and balance to the world around you, however, at the same time you often forget about your own foundation – your home life. Saturn is going to shine a light on the many responsibilities you have been overlooking at home, including housework, commitments to your family members and more. This is your base of operations, the area from which you draw your energy and motivation. If you truly want to make a difference for others, start at home and then watch the ripple effect in action.

Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

You’ve likely put a great deal of time and dedication into figuring out how best to increase your influence over the world around you, but influence isn’t everything. Saturn is going to call on you to step back and re-examine your relationships, specifically focusing on the responsibility and commitment associated with those meaningful relationships that are about more than just ‘what you can get out of them’. While you may believe you are capable of taking on this world alone, it’s a lot more fun if you’ll let others in.

Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

This is going to be a difficult lesson for you Sagittarius. While you are a master of fun, excitement, and adventure, this is often at the expense of your responsibilities. You are so afraid of being trapped and tied down that you tend to let everything go. It’s time to face the music. Reign in your spending, take note of responsibilities at home and start to put the necessary time and dedication into your relationships. Sure, it’s not all going to be fun, but when all is said and done you will experience a greater joy and sense of accomplishment.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

While everyone else is being forced to make major life changes with this coming energy of Saturn Direct, you’re going to feel completely at home. Responsibility is your middle name. Good news, this means that you are already on Karma’s good list, and you will soon start to experience the rewards for all of your hard work and dedication. Try to remember that you have earned this, so there is nothing wrong with taking the time to enjoy the benefits. This doesn’t mean that you have to drop the ball on everything, but a little time off for celebration won’t hurt you.

Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

While you do great with the tasks that will draw attention to your hard work and motivation, there are a number of thankless, behind the scenes tasks that you have been brushing aside for some time now. They may not appear to have the same rewards waiting for you at first glance, in fact, you may not see any rewards at all. However, with the karmic energy of Saturn, it’s all about the bigger picture. Start tying up these loose ends, and you will immediately begin to feel some relief. After all, unfinished tasks have a tendency to eat away at our confidence and self-worth over time.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

There is no arguing the fact that you’re a dreamer with some incredible dreams but thinking and planning alone will never bring you true success. Instead, Saturn is going to push you to start seriously considering the next step. Once a plan is in place, it’s time to pull the trigger. Commit to seeing your plans all the way through, regardless of how uncomfortable this process may be. Just wait until you experience your first taste of true accomplishment, and suddenly Saturn’s tasks will feel SO much easier.

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