The Via Combusta
Saturn enters the Via Combusta August 29 - 30 2011
L.A. Monday – 23:15
NEW YORK – Tuesday – 02:15
LONDON – Tuesday 07:15
SYDNEY –Tuesday 16:15
Saturn transits Via Combusta Aug 2011- Nov 2013 - 15 Libra - 15 Scorpio
Transiting Saturn through the Via Combusta or Fiery Way makes for more intensity, more responsibility and more ambition. The focus is now on finding self-fulfillment and letting go of the need for others to 'make you happy.' This means that expectations and assumptions around what others 'should' or 'should not' do will transform. Relationships of all kinds will change as individuals form stronger, more honest and authentic relationships with themselves. The aim is for neediness to become mindfulness and fear to become reverence and appreciation. Watch for any aspects to natal plaents, progressions or Draconic ponts during this time. Consider also what house(s) in your natal chart are activated. To find any degree in your natal chart, follow this tutorial.
What is the Via Combusta? In the tropical zodiac, the area between 15 Libra and 15 Scorpio is called the Via Combusta or Fiery Way. It is considered hazardous in horary charts, especially if the Sun, Moon or Ascendant is found there. The only 'safe' haven or 'protected' degrees, are the fixed star Spica at 23 Libra 50' and the fixed star Arcturus at 24 Libra 14'. These beneficial stars defuse the intense effects of the Via Combusta.
This is not to say that having a natal planet or point in the Via Combusta Way always equates with disaster!
Of course it does not. It can add edge, risk and adventure and that can add to the life journey.. How fun would a novel be if nothing ever happened? Nothing ever got dangerous or scary or exciting? We wouldn't even bother to read it! The same holds true with life and the Via Combusta offers the thrill and challenge that helps shape us into our greatest Self.
Meanwhile, it's nice to have the 'eye of the storm' in the degrees of Spica and Arcturus!
Watch the Via Combusta transits, being mindful more of the tricky challenge than the 'difficult', more of the disruptive than the out and out 'dangerous'. Transits across the Fiery Road amp up the risk and excitement, the intensity and challenge. They can be like a sudden surprise, insight and sometimes powerful revelation. Eyes open. Awareness. Appreciation! The Via Combusta adds spice!
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WHERE to put your ‘Saturn Via Combust’ focus!
1st house - Appearance, personality traits, outlook on life
2nd house - $$$, resources, talents, peace of mind
3rd house - Teaching, learning, writing, talking, connecting
4th house - Home, family, ancestors, emotional ground
5th house - Creative expression, books, kids, art, romance
6th house - Health, pets, daily routine, magic
7th house - Socially significant relationships, contracts
8th house - sex, death, taxes, shared resources, trust
9th house - New horizons, travel, beliefs, WWW
10th house - Career, mission, profession, public relations
11th house - Friends, goals for the future, groups, collective
12th house - unconscious, dreams, giving and receiving, meditation