Dear friends, the annual period of 4.5 months of Saturn Retrograde this year, 2016, is from 24th Mar- 14th Aug. This is my fifth consecutive year of posting online about Saturn retrograde. And, is preceded by detailed notebooks of observation about this period since 2005. The detailed concepts of Saturn Retrograde are here in this blog header titled Saturn Retrograde, just below the blog picture. The links to me previous articles online are: Saturn Retro 2012 (2 articles), Saturn Retro 2013 (70 articles), Saturn Retro 2014 (11 articles) and Saturn Retro 2015 (15 articles)
Dear friends in the previous post I wrote about Saturn Retrograde connecting to post modern theories of Gilles Deleuze in his landmark book Difference and Repetetion, (click link: Post: Saturn-retro-2016-04: Difference-and-repetition). In today's post, I want to discuss various theories of post modern thinker Slavoz Zizek about reality and how it connects to Saturn Retrograde.
"Reality is produced through a "grimace of the Real" - an impossibility that becomes distorted into reality. Example- the blinding Sun that generates illumination through being beyond more than reality. The Real itself is "nothing but a grimace of reality". The Real that which shines through the distorted perspective we call reality.
Reality is sustained by an excess that cannot be incorporated within it (the indigestible bone in the throat). Reality is the very consequence of a mind splinter. Distortions in reality are always possible because of the basic distortion illumination and whose outline can only be perceived by looking awry."
Uncanny that Zizek connects the phenomenon of illumination of reality, to the blinding Sun. He says that Reality is something so blazing and powerful, that we percieve it only through distortions. Exactly, how we understand planetary influences ONLY when a particular planet is debilitated, negative, withdrawn, diminished, weak, and distorted.
Like, for example Saturn ruled people can only understand the function and nature of their Saturnine energies, ONLY when Saturn is Retrograde, when the usually forward moving Satrurnine influence is reticent, withdrawn, diminished, weak, and distorted!! And without the shade of the black Saturnine umbrella, they recieve the full hot blaze of the Sun, frying up their innards and pouters.
But for those ruled by Sun, Mars, Ketu, Pitta, rajas ruled it's quite the contrary!! ONLY when Saturn is retrograde, their energies bloom completely without the usual Tamasic interference, the cyclic grind, the heavy Gravitas of Saturn, which always keeps them in loop, in the cycle of things. Without the influence of Saturn, they are enabled to facilitate the full blaze of the Pitta energy, neccesary for them to take that annual quantum jump into their next level of evolution.
Like, I was discussing in the previous post, most people equate Saturn with repetition, and Sun as a source of origin. However, in actuality, for Sun, Mars, Ketu, Pitta, rajas ruled people it is true. BUT for Saturnine people, the Sun is the source of cyclicity, repetition, as in the annual Solar calendar of 365 days, with it's annual festivals held on specific fixed dates. And Saturn is the source of all difference, movement, differentiation and evolution.