Saturn's Transit of Virgo
(2007 through 2010)
by Kaye Shinker
Saturn will transit Virgo from September
3, 2007 until July 22, 2010. The last two previous
transits of Saturn through Virgo were July 27, 1978 - September
22, 1980, and May 30, 1949 - August 15, 1951. (Saturn transits
a sign every 30 years, spending approximately 2 1/2 years in each
Saturn is the administrator and the taskmaster. While transiting
Virgo he insists on reviewing everyone's personal accounting.
Virgo divides the tasks into small sets and then tackles
each set one at a time.
When will the Banking crisis end?
Details, Details, Details is the best way to express this transit.
Saturn's most recent previous transit of Virgo began in 1978 and
finished in 1980 - a period when oil and oil services dominated
The trading range for the Dow was between 800 and 900.
The Dow average bounced off its low of 800 three times.
It is a time worth researching.
Personal computers came to the market at this time, and the suppliers
for these little wizards became terrific long term investments.
IPO research will be vital to your portfolio in 2008-2009.
Saturn represents the CFO and the accounting department of every
business. Saturn wears a green visor and sits in the
back office. He scrutinizes the expenses of the company
and generally makes life miserable for the executives and the
sales department. While transiting Virgo, Saturn will
find tiny indiscretions in the expenses of every sales and executive
expense voucher. Virgo believes in pristine balance
sheets and Saturn insists that the task should be accomplished
The crisis in Financials will not end until Saturn leaves Virgo.
Virgo has divided the problem into sets and subsets.
Every solution leads to another problem. Saturn
concentrates on the work of the bookkeeper. He does not
miss an error.
Virgo rules accounting and when Saturn moved through Virgo in
1978 and folks saw the advantage of a small computer keeping track
of their sales and expenses, they immediately needed the devise.
The company ledger popped up onto a monitor for all to see.
Virgo's nemesis is inefficiency. Saturn insists of full
disclosure. In addition to accounting, Virgo is concerned
with health and safety, homeopathic medicine, pharmacies, testing
of consumer products, and health care. Saturn will his focus attention
on Senior Citizens, farmers, uniformed service workers, and union
The energy of Saturn's transit of Virgo has its advantages. He
will help you keep track of the details in your life. He will
teach you to budget your expenses and find ways to help you conserve
energy. Saturn in Virgo will help you consolidate your errands
and make useful lists.
Saturn transiting the houses in your horoscope
In keeping with Saturn's transit of Virgo I will provide you with
a list of how it effects the financial aspects of your individual
horoscope. ( You can click this
link to create a free chart from www.astro.com, if you don't have
one. Simply follow the directions on the web site to draw up your
horoscope with current transits)
Transiting Saturn in:
1st House: You
lose weight because you are cautious about food. Read
your health insurance policy and find the loopholes. Fix them.
You take responsibility for your own money.
You overhaul your financial plans and develop patience with
these plans. You have to work harder to earn the same amount
of money. Avoid 'get rich quick schemes'
Transportation is a problem and you need to budget the expense.
The purchase of used vehicles is a wise use of your savings.
New vehicles will have a 'lemon' factor.
A good time to start new projects that promise conservative
financial rewards. Buying a home now is a good idea especially
if you have a substantial down payment.
Investments should be for the long term. Plan to make investments
with more than a five year horizon. Remember there is a shift
in consumer demand therefore think about what you will continue
to buy for the next five years. Admit that you are risk adverse
for the duration of this transit and avoid the gamble. Don't
lend money to your children, give it as a gift.
Go to the dentist. Get an estimate. Write a detail resume for
yourself. Read it. An interesting new job will be
difficult to find, but worth the search.
Competition in business is strong. You are on your
own and your ability to explain facts and figures will help
you defeat the competition. Contracts are delayed and
partnerships are difficult, but once achieved they will be long
Carefully prepare your taxes and any other legal documents.
Read and question all insurance policies. Partnership resources
dry up. Bonds will provide your best investment vehicle.
Travel arrangements are difficult. Bring a book. Legal problems
will present a challenge. Use your ability to decipher the details
of each problem. Consider your experience with a company before
you buy or sell their stock.
Rewards, honors, recognition for a job well done happen when
Saturn transits this house. As a result you will have more responsibility
and less free time. You have confidence in your ability to take
a conservative risk.
Groups, organizations, and friends rely on your leadership ability
and you are able to handle the work efficiently. Folks have
confidence in your ability to be treasurer. They are correct.
evaluate your position in all areas of life. You consolidate
your assets and call in favors owed. The best use of the time
is to make sure your assets are diversified. Buy and sell until
you achieve that goal.
Sectors to search where Saturn in Virgo will have a
Every planet and every sign rules various aspects of the economy.
I arranged the lists to help you think.
Each Part of The Textbook for Financial
Astrology has a Lesson that discusses Saturn in the charts
of corporations as well as IPO's.
Parts 1, 2, and 4 of The Textbook
for Financial Astrology list the various sectors of the economy
that Virgo rules. For example Saturn rules accountants and Virgo
rules accounting. CFO's are under extreme pressure to balance
Usually we talk about Jupiter's transit of a sign to suggest
sectors worthy of your investment research. Transits of signs
by Saturn will provide clues as to which sectors are under pressure,
and by studying the charts of individual companies you will discover
investments that might slowly improve during the time Saturn transits
Virgo rules household cleaning supplies. Saturn's
transit will restrict and compress the products manufactured
by this industry. Consider household cleaning products and their
packaging. If you ship 5 pounds of Laundry detergent it will
cost more than if you send 1 pound. If you concentrate the active
ingredients and tell the consumer to use less then you will
save shipping costs. You will also save water, container packaging
and grocery self space. Procter and Gamble started shipping
Tide Sept 1st 2007 in a concentrated package. This trend will
continue through to other manufactures of household products.
Food is Virgo's favorite topic. Saturn will
expose and demand safe preservation of food products. Junk food
will make headlines, but fresh to market is where the demand
will focus. Food Advertisers will promote smarter and cheaper.
Consumers will insist on safe preservatives as well as convenient
packaging. Cooks will insist that products should be packaged
for their convenience.
The minimum wage is tied to Virgo. And
in 1949, was set at $.75. In 1978 at $3.10, and August. 2007
at $5.85. Although the wage table shows a gradual increase,
the legislation usually bundles the years for the increase.
Virgo rules union workers. When Saturn leaves
Virgo their economic power will fade into oblivion or at least
Interesting trivia - Virgo must have something to do with lead
paint since in 1978 legislation was passed to ban its use.
Search the IPO announcements and consider if you want it or need
it, and does the product fit the description of Saturn in Virgo.