As the first paragraph implies, this is not an easy thing to do, although one would think it would be as easy as sitting outside on a summer’s day contemplating clouds. Often one cannot do this for longer than five minutes. There is a longing for imagination here and a yearning for meaningfulness that can be expressed positively through contemplative arts such as music, painting, or writing, or through compassionate activities that don’t rely solely on left brain rational thinking.
With Saturn in Pisces or in the 12th house you are called to give yourself a break—you may find yourself moving away from structures that no longer serve you. This letting go can generate that fear of dissolving or drowning, but what is really happening is that the old ways are being washed away so that a rebirth of something better can take place.
There’s a need with this placement to express one’s sensitivity and emotions and yet to make one’s higher vision and yearnings practical and real. Discipline and routine can be helpful when it keeps distractions away and gives one the space to creatively and personally get to know oneself. Often there’s a desire to escape from reality in some way—addictions can spring from anxiety and attempts to control too much by rigid habits or ways of thinking can thwart the higher expression of Saturn in Pisces in the 12th house.
Saturn Return Questions: Are you feeling psychically porous and uncomfortable in groups? Are you feeling a need to withdraw from time to time? Why not allow yourself to turn “alone time” to creative solitude, and allow yourself to feel comfortable with the more subtle impressions that you may be feeling? Can you talk about this with a friend and find ways to express the hidden gold that you are mining? You are flowing into new territory and you’d be wise not to defend yourself behind tight boundaries. The water wants to flow within you, and simply be contained by gentle boundaries. ~elizabeth spring www.elizabethspring.com