By Susan Miller
A whole new life lies before you, but it will be critical that you find the courage to step forward and take hold of it with both hands. Saturn has been in your sign essentially since October 29, 2009. During this time, you have faced many challenges. It has not been an easy time. Saturn's job is to show you through trials and tribulations that you are a lot stronger than you ever assumed.
By the time Saturn leaves Libra on October 4, 2012, you will be new and improved and able to handle anything life throws your way. Because Saturn departs in 2012 and won't be back again to your sign until September 2039, his lessons will have to be indelible enough for you to remember into the future, at least until Saturn can find time to return to Libra to give you a refresher course.
Whenever Saturn enters any house of the horoscope, it signals a time to change your approach, for Saturn is there to show you that the wind has changed direction. If you use the same formula to deal with life's difficult times that you always have used, you will find that for some reason, the methods suddenly don't work any more. You've been wrangling with Saturn long enough to know that at first, when you saw this happening, you were puzzled you, then probably quite frustrated. The way out of the maze that you find yourself in is to try something new.
What you used to know as truth is now outdated - you must find a new truth. Saturn will continue to twist your arm until you cry uncle and say, "OK, OK, I will try something new - anything to stop this incessant pain!" Once you become experimental and try something new, you find you are on the way to cracking the code on your dilemma. Even if you try the wrong approach at first, Saturn will be pleased that you are stepping with the program and at that point (and only then) Saturn will send in helpers to advise you. I have seen this happen over and over in just about everyone's chart who has been under Saturn. We all waste time at the start, trying desperately to use old formulas that always used to do the trick, but they just don't work.Whatever one thing you are choosing to do is new to you, and will be with you for many years in the future. I know it is so easy for me to tell you to hang on, but please believe me - you are doing well, and learning much. Others around you may not understand the loneliness and alienation that Saturn brings in these trends, especially if they have not experienced anything similar. Saturn always isolates - it is the trademark of a Saturn trend, for Saturn wants to encourage your resourcefulness to find your way out of the maze.It is true that facing big challenges makes us strong and proud afterward, and they say Saturn never gives reward during a trend but after it is over - that's a big point. All we get under a Saturn trend is earned, and we get as good as we give.
Here is an idea I thought about. When you have a problem you are trying to solve, ask a variety of people for advice. Ask your grandmother, your father, your best friend, your professor, or your co-worker for their stories and their wisdom. Just as a scientist goes into a rainforest or studies a certain bacteria to help solve pain and suffering of disease, we must be social scientists too, in the laboratory of life. Ask people and you may get amazing ideas. Inspiration springs from very unusual sources, just when you never expect to get an epiphany. I have learned it is not the answers in life that we need, but rather, the questions.