Updated: July 11, 2012 2:30AM
Q . In July 2008 I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, which turned my world upside down. I had to relearn how to do everyday tasks. Do you see anything pertaining to this in my chart? I was born July 2, 1960, at 7:18 p.m.
A. You were diagnosed when your natal chart was undergoing very poor and limiting transits in an area that deals with chronic health. The possibility of poor diagnosis was present; however, I feel that it had more to do with not offering you as many choices as you actually have.
With a similar transit moving through this area of your chart, I believe it’s time to readdress your options between now and July. An obscure form of treatment will lead to the best results.
Q. How do I know if I am going through a Saturn return? I was born May 14, 1959, at 8:55 a.m. I am wondering if that is what I am going through now. I have been in a cycle of bad romances and disappointing friendships. I’m feeling pretty low and beat up from the whole thing. Can you offer some insight?
A. To make it a little easier for you to figure out if you are going through a Saturn return or when you will be, the first one happens around the age of 28 or 29. I refer to this one as your first wake-up call. It’s the time to grow up and begin to mature into the stellar person you want to become.
The second Saturn return happens around the age of 58. I refer to this one as a second chance to find your purpose and follow what’s in your heart. It’s your second wake-up call.
The final Saturn return usually happens around the age of 88. If you are fortunate enough to live that long, I refer to this one as finding peace. It’s your third and final wake-up call. It’s usually the one that makes you strive to chug along and enjoy the gift of life as long as possible or to say enough is enough, that’s all folks.
The age that your Saturn return hits can vary a little — it’s based on when Saturn has transited through all the constellations and returned to the place it was when you were born. It often takes a couple of years for it to sink in and for you to react. Therefore, most of you will probably remember making changes after the fact, not necessarily when your Saturn return takes place. However, if you are aware that your Saturn return is heading your way, you can prepare to face it head-on and deal with whatever transpires much faster.
As for you, Saturn is not the culprit. Transiting Mars has stationed in the constellation of Virgo last November. This has fallen in an area of your chart that deals with communication, friends and relatives. Unfortunately, it is adversely positioned to your natal Mars, which means plenty of disagreements. Fortunately, it will move on this month.