Saturn enters Sagittarius 2014 at 8:34 AM PST this morning. Saturn will remain in Sagittarius until mid-December 2017 with a brief jot back into Scorpio from mid-June 2015 until mid-September. Saturn is the principle of inhibition and concentration. It brings embodiment and form to that which is formless. It focuses and deepens whatever it touches. It is also the shadow and the place in our chart where fear resides. Saturn in Scorpio looked into metaphysical spheres and worked to bring about transformation. It was also a little on the dark and melancholy side of the spectrum. As Saturn enters Sagittarius 2014, the focus shifts to philosophy, religion, and justice. Much violence has been perpetrated in the name of religion throughout time. We have witnessed particularly extreme and virulent forms lately from ISIS and other terrorist groups. Perhaps as Saturn enters Sagittarius the tide will turn against these groups.
The All-Seeing Eyes
These eyes remind me of the Eye of Death from the Sumerian myth of The Descent of Inanna. Inanna journeys to the underworld to visit her sister, on the way she passes through seven doors and is forced to give up her crown, her rod, her necklace, her gems, her golden ring, her pectoral gems, and her Pala, or robe of sovereignty. Naked she arrives in Hell and is judged by her sister Ereshkigal and the seven judges.
they fastened their eyes on her,
eyes of death,
they spoke the sentence
of the accused,
they uttered the cry
of the accused.
Inanna instantly sickened
her body was a corpse that hung
on a spike.
Don’t worry, she is eventually rescued and restored to life. There are many layers and possible interpretations of myth. I see the eyes of death as passing judgement on the worldly subsummation of deep religious principles. The laws of Hell remove her articles of power and position. Inanna must learn the humility of losing everything before she is worthy to wield power. Hopefully, as Saturn enters Sagittarius, we will witness a renaissance of moral codes and principles of justice.