Saturn Comes Back Around
Choose one or ten
Hang on or be
In astrology, planets “ascending” means one of two things, either entering the “ascendant” (or “rising sign”), or coming close to another planet. In this case it would be Saturn coming back around to it’s original place in the birth chart.
Choose one or ten is a reference to the sephiroth of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. One is Kether, the first emanation and the “higher” path, while ten is Malkuth, the last sephiroth and considered the “lower” path.
Saturn is generally feared because it’s the most “misery” inducing planet due to it often bringing hardship and difficult trials into one’s life. However, what most people don’t realize is that Saturn is there to show you what your limits are, currently, but it’s also going to teach you how to work within as well as how to break free of them. In a sense, you have to learn to crawl before you can walk.
You can essentially choose to “hang on”, by taking the higher path and trying to find purpose and reason in the events of your life, or you can be humbled again because Saturn will keep pushing you down until you learn the lesson.
Much of what Saturn teaches during this period is about letting go of the illusions of our fractured psyche which is why we see this interplay of dragging down/lifting up so much throughout the song.
You can lose yourself in the emotional tidal waves of pain, anger and frustration (drags you down), or you can let it all go (and regain your child-like innocence).
By shattering our ego-fueled illusions (generally constructed in childhood), Saturn actually brings us to a place of maturation and peace through acceptance, release, and letting go of the pain and trauma of our early years of life.
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