This is a little astrological story about how Saturn Direct in Aquarius marked the end of my dog’s life and the beginning of my grief. I already knew that Saturn in my 1st house, the Ascendant, in Aquarius, would hit me hard because it also represents Capricorn and the 12th House (loss and grief).
Since the 1st house among other things represents the physical body, I’ve been waiting for something physical to happen to me since Saturn entered Aquarius on January 17, 2023.
But so far, nothing has happened to me or my body, but as Saturn stopped it´s retrograde status and began it´s direct movement again in Aquarius in the morning of November 4, 2023, my lovely dog became serious ill.
Took my dog Charlie to the animal hospital
My dog Charlie started throwing up bloody mucus on the night of Friday on November the 3rd 2023 and I took him to the animal hospital the day after on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Here they were able to ascertain that his blood tests looked fine, liver and kidney were fine, but the X-ray images of his lungs painted a gloomy picture.
One of his lungs was full of tissue and I could understand from the vet that it was quite serious. So now I suddenly found myself with a dog that had to be euthanized. He was pretty okay the week before, but Friday night started it all in earnest.
It must have been something that has developed over a longer period of time. I have observed that he had difficulty barking when I came home from work. But I dismissed it since it was only the first 2-3 barks he couldn’t do. I thought he was just a little hoarse after probably lying down sleeping.
After that everything seemed fine but it stood for a month’s time. And it happens while Saturn is about to slow down it´s retrogration in Aquarius.
Saturn Retrograde and then Direct
The influence from Saturn is long-lasting. It is not a day-to-day changing influence, it usually comes so slowly that you hardly notice it. But the end result of the influence is profound and can hit the horoscope’s life areas hard.
With my 34 years with astrology I have noticed that when the large slower planets Jupiter and Saturn ends their retrograde status and goes direct again, there is a result from the retrogration which manifests itself within a short time frame.
The process behind which you could not see or did not discover during the retrogration chooses to expose itself when it becomes direct again. And for me it was the uncomfortable truth and reality about my dogs health that pushed me down in a black hole.
Saturn in my first house was almost a guarantee of an accident of some kind that would hit me directly. Something would happen to me for sure, it will hurt, and it happened…
I inherited my dog from my mother who passed away in 2019 due to lung cancer. While my mother was ill, I looked after both her and her dog Charlie. Charlie was a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Springer Spaniel, a medium sized dog.
A year passed and then my mother died and I was left with her dog. I had become best friends with Charlie and couldn’t bring myself to put him down. So he stayed with me despite the fact that I wasn’t allowed to have a dog where I lived. But a nice landlord gave me the green light to have him in my apartment.
I had a special relation to that dog because it was my mums dog and she died of lung cancer. My last words to my mum just before she died was that I would take care of Charlie and I did. Charlie was euthanized on November 6th 2023 at 3.30 p.m. he lived eleven and a half years.
I use the old Jyotish astrology (also known as Vedic or Hindu astrology), an astrological system using the sidereal zodiac. In this system we do not use Uranus, Neptune and Pluto and that´s why Saturn represents both Capricorn and Aquarius.
Read more about Jyotish here
The top image shows my personal horoscope (Radix/Rasi Chart). The planet symbols in black are the positions at birth and the red symbols are transits. The transits are calculated for the time I walked into the animal hospital with Charlie.