With the impending Saturn Retrograde about to arrive in just days (April 29, 2019) and this planet currently sitting stationary, right now is an ideal time to feature a post on this planet and also review what we’ve been learning from Saturn in Capricorn thus far. To recap, Saturn has been in Capricorn since December 2017 and it remains in this sign – excluding a brief 3 month stint next year when it will pop its head into Aquarius – until December 2020. We’ve talked about Saturn in Capricorn and how it helps us master the art of delegation, how it teaches us to say “no” & set boundaries, and also how it definitely gives us the collective sense that our biological clocks are ticking. It’s this last concept I want to expand upon now.
I’ve mentioned before how Saturn in Capricorn is *the* most time-conscious energy there is. We become more aware than ever that time is indeed a finite resource, so a large part of the lesson we’re all collectively learning now is how to master the management of it. Budgeting the time we have so that we can use it effectively is absolutely crucial; we’re only allotted so many hours in a day and we do need time to sleep, too. But realistically, many of us aren’t being economical with the overall usage of our time and we’re simply not allotting enough of it to the higher-priority items. This isn’t about rigidly structuring every minute – especially with Saturn in Capricorn’s series of repeated sextiles to Neptune in Pisces also in the mix this year – but it *is* a call to identify and limit (within reason) the amount of non-productive leaks that generally suck away our productivity. Lest you think this is an entirely slave-driver of an energetic influence, this includes building in time for relaxation, too. What we’re looking to put a stop to are the ways in which we’re unconscious about out time usage. Mindlessly zoning out on television. Going down an internet rabbit hole for hours on end. Idle Facebooking. Endlessly scrolling through Twitter. You get the idea; it’s not that we need to stop doing these things entirely but if we should find there’s a lot of time-suckage going on somewhere, then we *may* want to tighten up the slack.
The next few days are ideal for calling a “time-out” and re-evaluating how we’re spending our days. Are we dedicating enough time to the things that matter most? Are we allocating enough of it to the necessities and are we taking care of business? Conversely, maybe we’re overworked and need to schedule some regular chill time for ourselves. The idea, though, – rather than to be careless about it – is to become more intentional and actually pencil things in. Whether we choose to look at our free time in terms of daily or weekly blocks is irrelevant; the point is to make more of an effort to wrangle the various time-sucks of which we may be unconscious and instead set aside dedicated hours to the pursuit of relaxation. This will allow us to have better control over our schedule rather than getting sucked into vortex and then wondering where the day went. Try spending the next week troubleshooting in this regard. Invest in a day planner or download a time-tracker app. Then consider how you might want to tweak your time management & implement a plan – make this revision now and it will pay off later. It may take some time, but if you make and effort and stick with it you should definitely be reaping rad results over the next several months and beyond!