In accordance with the theory of
reincarnation, during our present life we have to face problems and situations originating
from the mistakes made in other lives, which we now have to get over, as an act of appeal,
since we have failed on the first trial. It is obvious that all these trials will be
connected to the field where we have accumulated errors of choice or of behavior.
Therefore, through our natal chart,
it is possible to realize not only the behavior and lifestyle we had before, but also the
extent and the nature of karmic debts we have accumulated, which we should pay during
current life so as to proceed correctly in the evolutionary way.
For this purpose, in addition to the
position of Lunar Nodes and Retrograde Planets, the planet Saturn is of the main
importance as it is able to express properly the meaning of "karma", because of
its symbolism related to trials, obstacles and deprivations we undergo. The Saturn
position in the natal chart will then provide important indications about the best way to
follow, in order to get out of debts taken by each of us during previous lives.
Let us now consider the detailed
meaning of Saturn positioned in the twelve Houses.
The position of Saturn in the first
House shows how difficult it is to achieve full autonomy because of continual and numerous
external interferences (family, job, and so on). Therefore, we may have difficulty in
taking care thoroughly of ourselves and our aspiration, resulting in a continuous
condition of impatience and discontent.
In previous lives, people with this Saturn placement might have prevented others, on
purpose, from expressing their personal freedom, compelling them to act in compliance with
their own affairs instead of letting them express their desire.
Moreover, the first House is related to the physical appearance and often gives rise to
persons who do not like themselves. This shows that in the past we may have misused our
own charm, even going too far in narcissism.
The aim of present life is then to help others, as it is the only way to fulfill
People with this planetary position
are completely engrossed in the desire of achieving financial security and material
comfort, by developing a kind of heartfelt link with things owned and persons loved.
Unfortunately they do not realize they have previously made the same mistake.
The excessive attachment to the material aspects of life and people could have taken our
mind off other things and other important aims and could often result, during the current
life, in periods of great financial sacrifice, lacking in precise reference marks.
So it is necessary to give less weight to the material sides of life and to support,
conversely, the spiritual ones. This way, we will be able to find the most important
Present life appears to focus on a
close relative (brother, cousin) who is continuously causing cares and worries. On the
contrary, the lack of a near relative may cause an unhappy state. This occurs because,
previously, not enough importance, respect and love have been given to this
For this reason, now we have to sacrifice ourselves and give the most importance to the
relationships with close relatives, trying to get along well together. Moreover, the
symbolism of this House emphasizes interrupted studies, precarious and short-lived
relationships and diseases of limbs, respiratory tract and ears, coming from previous
The payment of preceding karmic
debts occurs through family, possibly by the deprivation of one or both parents or even by
a bad relationship with them. This placement of Saturn also emphasizes a really hard
childhood, full of loneliness and deprivation. It probably denotes the redemption price of
a previous situation where love towards our own family was missing. Alternatively, we
could have displayed ungenerous affection towards our children, so as to determine in the
current life, for a female subject, conception problems or pregnancy problems.
However, the recovery will be possible during the adult life, provided that we adopt an
attitude opposite to that of previous lives, specifically laying emphasis on the family
Parenthood is a very hard task,
mainly when children give rise to suffering and disappointment and for this reason it is
impossible to establish peaceful relationships with them.
This may occur because children were not held into great consideration. So it is
convenient to realize that children are in need of autonomy and freedom, which are to be
respected, avoiding dictatorial behavior.
Love affairs, related to the fifth House, might not have been very happy, possibly because
they were too superficial in the past and playful flirts were promoted to the detriment of
lasting liaisons. Nevertheless this position denotes that we are able to get as much love
as we are able to give.
Certainly job is the critical item,
since the position we have does not fulfill our expectations or it is extremely hard and
without great satisfaction. This occurs because, during previous lives, we did not exploit
appropriately the power achieved, even obliging others to be subject to our needs, with no
consideration of theirs.
This is the reason why now we should take our current job philosophically, even though it
is disagreeable and, indeed, we should manage to help other people with a sincere attitude
Our previous attitude of harshness towards sick people might have generated troublesome
health problems, so it is advisable to devote ourselves to voluntary service, without any
thought of self, possibly giving assistance to people suffering from the same
Relationships with other people
appear to be questionable, as they are often burdened with conflicts resulting in breaking
off and separation. Probably, during previous lives, we have not been open-minded with
people who needed our help, mainly our spouse, while we were receptive only with people
helpful to us.
By this placement of Saturn, we could have caused, directly or indirectly, other people's
sufferings, mainly in personal affairs. This is the reason why we often go through long
periods of loneliness.
We should be less egocentric in our personal relationships and should open our mind and
heart to other people. This way, our relationships will be improved and become more
This is a planetary position where
we happen to put an end to situations which appeared never to come to an end, so that we
can begin all over again. This occurs since the "payment formality of karmic
debts" provides for dying and then for being born again, in a continuous cycle of
transformation, difficult but necessary to improve our situation in the evolutionary
Probably in our previous life we have done enough to improve ourselves, but we have not
given much weight to introspective insight, for fear of facing our inaction, so this
attitude made somebody else unhappy.
On the contrary, now we should discuss and examine ourselves whenever life wants to do so,
but we are confident that, like Phoenix, we will be able to rise from the ashes to begin a
new cycle of life, morally richer than before.
Certainly, in the preceding lives,
we have not appreciated our roots and people near to us, fond of us. Thus in our current
life we are obliged to leave beloved persons and places because of many reasons (for
instance, a job) or, on the contrary, we cannot go far away and are doomed to stay in
hateful places, together with persons we dislike, or even we see that any chance to move
and make a long journey is barred to us.
We should then appraise again our origin, trying to approach it with love.
In the past, we also could have not succeeded in exploiting our knowledge, so now we have
to resume our studies.
In this position, we desire to
aspire to success and self-fulfillment, but we meet with many difficulties in doing so.
This occurs since during previous lives our aspirations and ambitions were highly
exaggerated and we did whatever was necessary to achieve them.
So we have neglected our family and consequently it will be a serious obstacle to the
realization of our hopes in the present life.
We have therefore to work with much sense of responsibility, even waiting a long time
before succeeding in our object, but never forgetting beloved people and giving them
Apparently, friends are the critical
point of our life! How many sorrows and disappointments we have gotten from them! We just
trusted some of them greatly and they let us down! This occurs because in previous lives
we were not able to appreciate the worth of friendship, denying our support or taking
advantages of friends, opportunistically.
We must change our attitude and rediscover the value of friendship, which has to be
offered not for personal gain. As time passes, we will succeed in getting lasting and
When placed in the section of
"trials and afflictions", Saturn denotes that current life does not give free
gifts to anybody. Any goal may be attained only at the cost of huge sacrifices, patience
This is because we would prefer to take a short cut, even illicitly, if only we could
reach our goal. This may have caused loneliness in our life, but also we should not forget
that this placement of Saturn results in a tremendous inner strength - we should put it
out to the service of other people, in order to lighten the burden of our karma, taking
care of them and sharing joy and sorrow emotions.
KARMIC ANALYSIS OF TWO
The world of top models is charming,
mostly for men, but even for young girls dreaming to live the glamourous life. Yet, behind
this fleeting world, full of wonderful ladies, we find stories, which are very interesting
to astrologers following the theory of karma.
We will examine the cases of Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer.
Apparently she has a very rich karma
to resolve, with fully five retrograde planets (Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune,
The Moon positioned in the 9th House makes her a globe-trotter, impelled by necessity,
while Venus placed in the 4th House makes her be bound to the family-of-origin and wishing
to have her own family. Moreover, planets placed in financial sections (the 2nd and the
8th Houses), together with Uranus and Pluto in the 7th House, make her potentiallly single
for life. We have a case of the classic refrain: "Naomi is a girl with a graceful
carriage, everybody wants her, but not for marriage".
The karmic analysis puts into relief the position of Mercury in the 2nd House. On the
basis of the number of days it remains retrograde, since the birthday, it denotes the
number of years Naomi's family has been worried by financial problems. In this case (just
one day), she was not affected too much.
On the contrary, Jupiter is retrograde in the 8th House, which makes her a potential
Uranus and Pluto in the 7th House, combined with the North Node in the 1st House and the
South Node in the 7th House, make us foresee the unrelenting decline of her relationships
and provide this lady with hopeless chances to get married. Alternatively, the marriage
will end up in a little while either in widowhood or in divorce followed by a huge request
of alimony (see Jupiter in the 8th House).
At last Neptune in the 9th House provides Naomi with an interest in profound subjects, but
she should pay attention to deceptions and empty promises that other people will make to
her. (Shouldn't she have shot a film with a well-known Italian movie producer?). Those
promises will be a source of disappointment to her, as well as a source of - hum! -
hurried concessions which will be of no benefit to her.
She is a myth and she is so even
more, since she does not have even one retrograde planet in her natal chart, which denotes
she has very little karma to resolve. Obviously, in the present life she has taken a
little rest. Lucky her!
Anyway, a North Node lies in wait for her, in addition to Saturn in the 7th House and
Sun-Mercury-Neptune in the 10th House - such a combination will make her leave this life
with no regrets, for she has fully obtained all she wanted and needed to obtain, as the
excellent Virgo that she is.