My Dogma Barked at my Karma: Saturn in Sagittarius

Posted by Eric F Coppolino


In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look at the most interesting day of 2015 — Thursday, Sept. 17. What’s so interesting? All the fanfare surrounding the Saturn ingress of Sagittarius: the Jupiter-Neptune opposition, Saturn square Nessus, Sun square Pholus, Venus quincunx Chiron and Mercury stationing retrograde. My musical guest is Bob Dylan with three selections from his 1983 album Infidels.

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In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look at the most interesting day of 2015 — Thursday, Sept. 17. What’s so interesting? All the fanfare surrounding the Saturn ingress of Sagittarius: the Jupiter-Neptune opposition, Saturn square Nessus, Sun square Pholus, Venus quincunx Chiron and Mercury stationing retrograde.

Cover of Infidels by Bob Dylan -- anybody know who took that photo?

Cover of Infidels by Bob Dylan; who took that photo?

Saturn in Sagittarius is the main event — the rest is just a big astrological party honoring this transit. And what is Saturn in Sagittarius about?

I think we will see a real meeting between the dogma of Saturn in Sagg and the unraveling power of Neptune in Pisces. I pay special attention to Saturn square centaur planet Nessus, which is in effect the moment Saturn ingresses Sagittarius.

I devote plenty of the program to the permutations of Mercury retrograde (and as promised, here is that resource area).

My musical guest is Bob Dylan, who I feature from time to time — songs from his 1983 album Infidels.

I tell the story of this album and where it fits in the history of Dylan’s repertoire (preceded by the Christian trilogy), and his collaboration with Mark Knopfler, the record’s producer.

This is the “no news is good news” edition where I take a break from current events and keep things super duper personal.

Many thanks to Jeff Rosen at Special Rider Music.

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Saturn enters Sagittarius.

Saturn enters Sagittarius.

Release of Infidels.

Release of Infidels.

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Dear Friend and Reader:

We are in the eclipse zone: Sunday morning was the Virgo New Moon and partial solar eclipse; Sept. 27 will be the Aries Full Moon and lunar eclipse. In these two weeks between them, we’ll experience several major astrological events — and you may encounter interesting opportunities you can choose to act upon.

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Photo by Amanda Painter.

For some extra guidance, we have the September horoscopes Eric wrote for Marie Claire magazine for you.

Eric covered this week’s astrological atmosphere in Monday’s Astrology Diary. He writes there, “When the waters and other energies are moving this briskly, it’s essential to know where you want to go. Look in that direction.”

The option (and ability) to choose is a focus of this week’s tarot reading by Sarah Taylor: choice (and compassion as a choice) has the potential to change the direction of your life.

If the thought of choosing, planning and organizing (boosted by all the Virgo energy in the air) gives you anxiety, check out Madame Zolonga’s thoughtful reply to a woman with a Virgo North Node: baby steps, observing how you feel, and breathing are key.

Speaking of Virgo: Eric published the Virgo Birthday Reading last week. If you have a Virgo Sun, Moon or rising sign, this period between eclipses would be ideal to listen and put the astrology to work for you (or for a loved one as a gift). You can listen to an audio preview here.

Judith Gayle touches on the confusion between ‘infotainment’ and actual facts in our culture; we’d do well to consider that almost all of what we see around us is configured as entertainment, and what we take in affects who we are.

In her column from Sunday, Amanda Moreno reviews her physical and sexual ‘detox’ phase of Venus retrograde, combined with Saturn in Scorpio — and welcomes a renewed sexual energy to go with her clarity about aligning with her values and fluctuating needs.

And in a back-to-school sex-and-relationships special of sorts, we’ve featured a recent episode from John Oliver’s late-night show on HBO, in which he takes on the sorry state of Sex Ed in the U.S. Abstinence indoctrination is still rampant; Oliver breaks it down — with humor, pathos, and a couple of WTF? moments.

Len Wallick’s column published earlier today, and I’ll be back Thursday morning with your weekend astrology — just in time for Mercury stationing retrograde in Libra (and a boatload of other significant astrology). It’s a busy week, but one you’re ready for.

Yours & truly,

Amanda Painter

5 thoughts on “My Dogma Barked at my Karma: Saturn in Sagittarius

  1. Pisces SunPisces Sun

    Eric, just listened to this segment, wow! This session is a reminder of what brought me to planetwaves in the first place: pure honesty, lots of astrology talk, incredible music but mostly relevant and fantastic insightful astrology. Beautiful and well worth my time listening. Thank you!

  2. Amy Elliott

    *highfives Eric*

    love this show. LOVE it.

    Organised religion has a lot to answer for. So much of Western (and other) experience over many, many centuries has been about curbing one’s personal reality. Not trusting, and repressing, our deepest feelings and desires.

    Screw that. Time to build a different mythos. Let us hope the initiatory gate brings us home to Eleusis.

    (Loved the music, also. Two geniuses together.)

  3. Amy Elliott

    Incidentally – you were bang on about the ‘seeing God’s face’ quote being OT. Exodus 33:20:

    But He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!”

    This phenomenon is also referenced in Greek mythology, btw. Semele, mother of Dionysos, was tricked by Hera into asking Zeus to reveal himself to her. As a result of seeing his divine form, she was annihilated.

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