I have never been as productive and efficient as I am becoming these days. Nursing school is doing this for me. In the past, I may have needed to conduct one binge night of studying per week – maybe staying up late as I finished a 6 hour lab project for a neuroscience seminar at UVa. But then I would go back to studying 1-2 hours per day in between those sessions.
These days (and nursing school is just getting started!) I am studying a minimum of 3 hours per day and sometimes more like 4 or 5 – every day. For instance, yesterday I watched videos for about 3 hours prior to going to nursing skills lab. Then I came home and studied for another 3 hours as I have a big test this coming Friday. And I barely feel like I broke the surface as far as what I need to study to be “ready.”
So what in my astrology chart might indicate that I am ready (or what has prepared me) for this level of intense discipline and arduous work ethic? Honestly, it could be a number of things. And I am not the expert on this topic – therefore I will just share my opinion.
First of all, I am 36 years old. I have been through a number of experiences which have molded me to see that I am not going to live forever. Obviously. So it is time to get busy and get to work. Let’s do something meaningful and positive. Plus I have been working off and on in food and beverage jobs – mostly restaurant serving jobs – since 1998. Good lord it is time to get out of that business! Restaurant work is probably the most stressful work for such a superficial end product. Sure feeding people is important – but occasionally the stress levels would seem to be life or death back in the kitchen… No thank you! If my job is going to be stressful, I would rather be providing real life benefit to customers and clients and in the hospital that will definitely be the case.
And I will come back to my astrology chart: what indicators “say” that I am prepared for this level of overwhelming loads of assignments and assessments and care plans and quizzes and tests…?
Saturn is a good place to start looking. One of the Lords of Karma, Saturn is also on the best indicators for whether or not someone is capable of really hard work sustained over time. You can look at the Sun’s placement, you could look at the number of earth signs in the chart and are those planets in positive aspects or are they afflicted? Is Neptune stronger than Saturn? Is Jupiter stronger than Saturn?
And even if your Natal Saturn is afflicted at birth, you can still develop good discipline and work hard to attain a lofty goal. Just look to Saturn’s transit location in the astrology chart. I forget where I read this – probably Jeffrey Wolf Green or Robert Hand or Liz Greene – but Saturn’s house position as it transits the chart is very important.
For instance, when Saturn is cruising through your first house, that is a time of new beginnings. Some old pattern is dying off (or died off when Saturn was completing its cycle through the 12th house) and a new rebirth is beginning. Then Saturn comes to the second house and you start learning a new skill, you begin to get images of what is possible within the next 5 – 10 years. Likewise this process continues into the third house. But now you have more grounding in this new idea or dream or concept. You are starting to formulate what will be needed and who to go to for assistance with this new idea. Maybe you start a new school curriculum during this time?
Then Saturn crosses over the Nadir in the chart. And if you have a Cancer Sun or Moon, this could be an intense year in your life (or if you have any personal planets conjunct the Midheaven in your chart, etc). But for most people, Saturn crossing the Nadir is one of the major times for getting down to business. If you have been lackadaisical up to this point, now you will start to doubt your “it’s all good” attitude. It would be better if I were working toward a goal! I would feel more satisfied!
So the time that Saturn is in your fourth thru sixth houses, this is the time when you really buckle down and get to work. Because you are preparing inwardly to give these skills back to the community. You are learning a new skill so that you can be rewarded for your hard work once Saturn crosses into your Seventh house – and emerges back into the public arena. You may not know this consciously, but this is what is going on under the surface.
And that is where I am presently as I go through nursing school. My Saturn is crossing into my 5th house – having been in or around my 4th house for the past 2 – 3 years. It is time to get to work. To buckle down and study harder than I ever have before. To prove to myself that I am not a lazy Pisces – that I can be disciplined and intuitive and brilliant at the same time 🙂
Well this has been a quick update on where I stand presently. Maybe in a few weeks I can make another report.
Thanks for reading!