©2013 by guest blogger, Larry Schwimmer
The following is an excerpt from “What the Hell Is Going On in My Life?” – Using Your Birthdate to Find Answers About Relationships, Career, Money, Sex & Health. The author, Larry Schwimmer, is an experienced businessman as well as an astrologer, and he has also written three books of practical career advice. In his astrology writing, including his regular column at Huffington Post, he excels at conveying astrological information in simple, accessible language. One great technique he uses throughout the book is showing the reader how to create what he calls an “astro action plan.”
The excerpt below is posted with permission of the publisher. This is from his chapter on the 6th house, which includes transits from all the slower-moving planets:
Saturn’s transit through your 6th will affect you in your work life. This will be a time of tests and lessons in your daily job, where you may feel overwhelmed with considerable responsibility. No matter how much energy you expend, it doesn’t seem to be enough.
Expect that Saturn’s influence will result in your having to work harder than normal, requiring you to be more organized and find more efficient methods to accomplish your goals. “Necessity is the mother of invention.” So, if you have much to do, Saturn’s message is to come up with more innovative ways of accomplishing your tasks.
There Are Heavy Demands at Work
Another source of difficulty under this transit may be that your employer makes heavy demands on you; and when you work hard to meet these demands, you may find you’re not recognized, appreciated or even paid for your extra efforts.
There May Be Restrictions at Work
You may also find that your work is restrictive and unfulfilling, which may result in your wanting to quit in order to find work that is more satisfying.
To understand what the hell is happening in your work life, you must accept that Saturn’s influence is here to teach you something even though the lesson may not be pleasant. During these two and a half years your abilities at work will be tested.
These are the questions you must answer for yourself:
- How good are you at your job?
- Have you gotten into a rut or routine?
- Have you stopped learning or being creative?
- Are you as well organized, as you should be?
- Or, have you taken on too much responsibility?
You may realize that you need to refine your skills and talents, and re-evaluate the way you do your job. You may find that your job is difficult because you aren’t prepared, lack a necessary skill, or the right plan. Use this time to critically review your work and ability to do it well. Make sure you’re prepared, should you be tested during this time. This transit is imploring you to improve your abilities, let go of any unproductive work methods, make any necessary changes that will help you perform your job more effectively.
Don’t try to avoid these lessons by quitting a challenging job and taking another, because you may find yourself experiencing the same limitations and restrictions in your new one. Saturn’s influence does not bring immediate gratification for your efforts. However, if you stick it out over the long run, your hard work will be acknowledged and rewarded in some beneficial way such as a promotion, higher compensation, or both.
Think of Saturn as the strict disciplined teacher you once had in school. You didn’t always appreciate her methods at the time, but as you grew up, you were always grateful she was your teacher. Remember: “the teacher can only teach, when the student is ready to listen.” Saturn’s transit through the 6th House brings you tests and lessons in your health and work. If you learn them well, it’s good to know that your hard work and efforts to improve yourself will bring you rewards for years to come.
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BIO: Larry Schwimmer is an internationally known Astrologer, accomplished businessman, life coach, and author of three previous books. He is a featured writer for The Huffington Post. (Click to Read Larry’s HuffPost Articles.) He consults privately with thousands of people, helping them understand what the hell is going on in their lives and giving them the best dates to make successful decisions. Contact him at AstroDecision.com, WhattheHellis GoingOninMyLife.com, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.