Thursday, March 31, 2016

Saturn Retro 2016-04: Difference and Repetition






Dear friends, this is my 5th consecutive year of blogging about the annual period of 4.5 months of Saturn Retrograde. This year, 2016, Saturn Retrograde is from 24th Mar- 14th Aug. For the detailed concepts on Saturn Retrograde click link: Saturn Retrograde. For previous years the links are.. click Saturn Retro 2012 (2 articles), click: Saturn Retro 2013 (70 articles), click: Saturn Retro 2014 (11 articles) and Saturn Retro 2015 (15 articles)

Dear friends this is my fourth post on the ongoing Saturn Retrograde 2016. In today's post I want to write about Saturn Retrograde with context to the  contemporary theories expounded by Gilles Deleuze in his work post modern Difference and Repetition. So obviously today's post would be slightly theoretical and technical, and often layered. But before commencing it, I would like to update that, as predicted, myself being Saturn ruled am going through a difficult period of catharsis, especially this being the first two week of annual Saturn retro, the red colored hot rising retro phase ( check diagram above). I am suffering from poisoning, weakness, dehydration, and dizziness. But am making space to write this post. Because, such is the demand of the hour..

In chapter II, Repetition For Itself, page 141, Deleuze says.." This is how the story ends: by undoing it's too well centered natural or physical circle and forming a straight line, which then, led by it' own length, reconstitutes an eternally de-centered circle.."
This subsequent alteration between linear and circular phases are directly connected to the phases of Saturn becoming retrograde and directional.
During Saturn retro, Sun/ Mars/ Pitta ruled people become linear/ straight/ sharp "..and forming a straight line.." and once retrograde ends becomes  elliptical movements.. "which then, led by it' own length, reconstitutes an eternally de-centered circle..". Hence, once Saturn becomes directional, Sun/ Mars/ Pitta ruled people connect to the Affirmation of the Eternal return.

Conversely Saturn ruled people "..become  an eternally de-centered circle.." during Saturn retro, and ideally, once Saturn turns directional/ forward, becomes ".. a straight line, which then, led by it' own length...". Hence, once Saturn becomes directional, Saturnine people connect to energy of  ".. excessive systems which link the different with the different, the multiple with the multiple, the fortuitous with the fortuitous, in a complex (series) of affirmations.."
We thus see, Saturn is more about a series of multiplicities, and Sun more about a centered Eternal return, a subordinating, and subjugating Singularity,

..this post, on account of my current weak Saturnine health..  is to be contd in phases... :)