Sade Sati is the 7.5 year period of time where Saturn transits the 12th, 1st and 2nd house from the moon, this is known as the rising, peak and setting phase. The peak phase is said to be the most intense and this is often the case unless Saturn is transiting over or aspecting planets in the rising or setting phase.
Saturn restricts and slows down the parts of your life he is influencing, he is cold and dry. The moon rules over both the mind and the body meaning this can often be a time of depression, introspectiveness, aches and pains and there's no quick fix no matter how hard you try. You may feel as though a dark cloud has settled over you. But to quote the passenger song let her go; "[You] only know you've been high when you're feeling low". Life has it's seasons and they aren't all the easiest but you can certainly make the most of them. This too shall pass.
Saturn is, at the moment, in the sidereal sign of Aquarius, so if you are an Aquarius moon this post is for you. Depending on which house this falls in and which house the moon rules in your chart you will experience this more or less favorably or unfavorably, but it will still be applicable.
The Anatomy of an Aquarius Moon
Rational thinkers, idealistic, humanitarian, outsiders. They take pride in their ability to remain emotionally detached although the shadow side of this can be rigidity. These are the people with strong principals and friends from all walks of life. Some famous examples include; Hugh Hefner, Diana Princess of Wales, Louisa May Alcott, Woody Allen, Alicia Silverstone, Evan Rachel Wood and Robin Williams.
These are the souls who value individuality and believe they have the power to makes a difference the world. They see things in large concepts but may be unrealistic in their expectations of others. They have strong beliefs about things including that the world should run a certain way. Rational thinking can only take them so far and they can feel sadness when they overintellectualize, rather than see the world and the people in it for what they are rather than what they could or should be.
Lunar Aquarians find mental peace within the framework of order, structure and focus. Blessed with the ability to work hard with strict limitations and boundaries, they may have a hard time understanding people who struggle with these Aquarian aspects of life.
Saturn's transit will last 2.5 years and in this time they will have to face the realities of their hopes and large scale ideals. There is likely to be a sense of deflation especially when Saturn approaches the exact degrees of the Moon. Being a fixed sign makes this a somewhat difficult process as there is a natural resistance to change but this is the time to be less resistant to find the most peace and get the most out of this transit.
As philosophical, rational thinkers these people may find they gravitate to and benefit from learning about Daoism, the Tao-te-Ching and most specifically nonaction or wuwei. Wuwei is most often thought about as flowing water and this is fitting for a transit over the moon which is ruled by the water element. Take no unnatural action, allow yourself to flow through this transit like water flows around rocks in a stream. Saturn is the giver of karma and for those who believe in astrology, karma is a natural law of the universe.
It is important to remember that Saturn gives the karma of the houses he is transiting and you reap what you sow, if you have been putting in the hard work you will be rewarded for this but it may still feel stressful. This transit only comes around a few times in an average lifetime and it is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about yourself, learn what works and what doesn't and clean house either literally or figuratively.
If you would like to know more about Sade Sati or how the current transit of Saturn (as well as all the other major planets) will affect you, book a transit reading with me which can be done in person or virtually. I have been studying astrology for many years and my main goal is to offer guidance and cultivate hope.