Shani Sade is designed to release that which makes a person unhappy and even pay one's karmic debt. Bonds of family, friends and loved ones are tested or released and mental obstacles will be faced. Each person experiences this phase differently and the effects vary. Awareness, discipline and healing remedies can contribute positively.
It was New Year's Eve and Mariah Carey was moments from performing live before a world audience on Dick Clark's Rockin New Year's Eve show. Just minutes before the ball dropped in Times Square, problems with Carey's sound were growing. It was an "All Eyes on You" moment marked with panic.
Saturn was about to serve Carey with all that it represents.
As readers know, if transiting Saturn is in close proximity to your natal moon, unexpected events occur that reflect the wrath of a Saturn and Moon combination. These two arch enemy planets just cannot partner in the sky. For everyone, Saturn's worst effects last for 2.5 years (a total of 7.5), and Mariah Carey was center stage that night. Moon rules what nurtures you, feeds you and your emotions. Saturn brings humility, pain, fear and cold as it eclipses the benefits of the moon.
She Didn't Feel Like Putting in the Work
Carey's performance was completely derailed by a malfunctioning ear piece (and a reported lack of pre-performance prep time). And how symbolic is this? Moon rules your Emotions. Saturn can't stand the Moon. Carey was unable to perform her his song "Emotions" and walked off stage.
Days later, Carey would respond to the media with words like "humiliate" and "freezing cold" and "beyond our control." Themes that are common during Shani Sade.
Moon rules what nurtures you, feeds you and your emotions. Saturn brings humility, pain, fear and cold as it eclipses the benefits of the moon.
This was a warning sign by Saturn to buckle up and start working. Put the champagne down, Mariah (Saturn frowns on alcohol, so it's best to abstain totally).
After a few years of getting back to work, it seems that Carey is enjoying new fame and celebrity and has even started a new company. If you work hard, you will be rewarded - but in a very slow fashion.
The life events listed above are characteristic of Shani Sade. Both pose extreme challenges designed to break down the ego or "self" and set the stage for enlightenment and a focus & commitment to a higher power. Find out which Saturn phase you're running. (you will be directed to another website). Also see: Saturn Return calculator.
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