For those of you born under the mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces there is a reason you've been feeling feel like you've been preparing for the LSAT's, MCATS and the NYC Marathon since September '07. Blame it on Saturn, Cosmic Cop of the Zodiac.
Saturn is the planet that demands that we do things the right way. When Saturn comes around to transit your horoscope it will feel like your Grandpa has come by for a two and a half year sleep-over. You will hear so many annoying quotes like "Early to bed and early to rise", etc etc" that you'll think that Gramps is channeling Ben Franklin.
Saturn's messages will be surrounding you in ways you could never imagine. For you smokers born under mutable signs, a cosmic message may come in the form of a a huge no-smoking sign above the head of a snoozing passenger on your ride into work. For you caffeine addicts it will be impossible to ignore the many guilt ridden nutrition ads on your way to Starbucks. And for all you insane people out there who don't pay attention to your check engine light when it comes on, I just hope you are a member of the Automobile Club of America. On second thought, ignore that last sentence because if you don't pay attention to a check engine light then you for sure are not a member of Automobile Club of America.
If we don't pay attention to the messages of Saturn we will reap exactly what we sow. Saturn is the planet that rules karma, you will get out of any situation exactly what you put into it. If you park in a no park zone...expect a whopping pricey ticket to follow. If you come into work late for the umpteenth time expect to be fired. And if you really push the envelope while filling out that year end tax return...hold on tight to your Louis Vuitton briefcase and prepare for the inevitable audit.
Saturn's transits are only scary if we don't adhere to the rules. So for every Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces out there, just pay attention to the rules and you'll avoid creating more unnecessary bad Karma.