I’ve had Saturn going through my 12th house since about the end of 2007. Although it finally made its entry mid 2008. And it’s going to persist there until about the end of 2011. That’s a four year transit.
At the beginning of the transit I started doing psychosynthesis counselling. Saturn through the 12th is said to be preparing the psyche for the next 28 year cycle, or there abouts. Certainly it’s been a time of dealing with what’s been lurking beneath. It’s meant to be a time of removing outworn attachments and dealing with irrational fears. Aren’t all attachments ourworn and fears irrational?
Obviously this is a good time for meditation. And at the moment 40 minutes in the morning seems hardly enough, but in some ways I’m reassured that at least partially I’m dealing with this properly by meditating. The end of next year seems a long way away though. I need to be patient with myself and with the universe.
Even though I’m totally committed I am finding meditation hard work. And as much as it’s hard work it also gives my mind peace. And I guess there’s a clue. Stop seeking, just sit. That’s enlightenment. Or not. It’s so Dogen.