“Writers who are blessed with inborn talent can freely write novels no matter what they do – or don’t do. Like water from a natural spring, the sentences just well up, and with little or no effort these writers can complete a work. Occasionally you’ll find someone like that, but, unfortunately, that category wouldn’t include me. I haven’t spotted any springs nearby. I have to pound the rock with a chisel and dig out a deep hole before I can locate the source of creativity. To write a novel I have to drive myself hard physically and use a lot of time and effort. Every time I begin a new novel, I have to dredge out another new, deep hole. But as I’ve sustained this kind of life over many years, I’ve become quite efficient, both technically and physically, at opening a hole in the hard rock and locating a new water vein. So as soon as I notice one water source drying up, I can move on right away to another. If people who rely on a natural spring of talent suddenly find they’ve exhausted their only source, they’re in trouble.” – Haruki Murakami
Chiron in Pisces is the transpersonal key to the infinite wellsprings of inspiration and unconditional love. But it’s coming up right against Saturn in Sagittarius: hard, seemingly inflexible walls of solid rock. In Saturn in Sagittarius, it’s about rigid belief systems, either cosmological/spiritual in nature or societal, or a combination of both. Sagittarius also deals extensively with tribalism and race, and Saturn in Sagittarius reflects how racism is becoming such an expanded and visible part of public conversation and life. In alignment with the crisis aspect of Saturn-Chiron, the issues of racism are not new; they are historic and actually embedded into the reality that is currently rupturing and is ready for healing. The rupture of that wound hurts in a heightened way, like a ruptured wound of the body would. My friend pointed out to me last night as we spoke about the state of the world, that wounding and healing are two sides of the same coin. The world’s wounds are rupturing right now – and it draws our attention, sparks our inspiration, on how to heal those wounds.
Using racism and discrimination as an example with this transit in mind, think about pounding the rock away until we find the water of Chiron in Pisces love. What is beyond the solid wall of these rigid damaging beliefs, the ways people are othered and marginalized in both cosmology and in systemic social realities? We can be (and people are) brainstorming the inspiration on how to put an end to it, how to touch the inspiration that cures it. How do we create an alternative reality where people love one another in diversity, where marginalized lives are respected, loved, honored and valued rather than threatened? How do we make this possible? These questions and others like it are in themselves, prayers. The solutions and advancements to the world’s problems are part of that hidden key that Chiron in Pisces represents. And Saturn in Sagittarius are the boundaries, the restrictions – the details of the problem we seek answers to, and their historical contexts. As we study and investigate what has caused the problems that are at flashpoint crisis in our world today, we ought to know that the keys to solving them exist and that we may have to chisel away to find them. One day, the chiseling – the Saturnian grind – stops, and we just reach the water. Think of the relief.
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Sabrina Monarch is a soul-centered Evolutionary Astrologer who publishes weekly astrological forecasts. She has been collecting astrological experience for over a decade. She also enjoys yoga, hiking and creative writing. You can subscribe to receive her weekly forecasts by email here.