by Kate Rusko
It’s a relief when the true essence of Saturn as wisdom keeper and guide has the opportunity to express itself. And when this essence is expressed through a powerful woman who is also of colour, and has not yet reached her second Saturn return, you know that something big is shifting.
Michelle Obama is currently wrapping up a 34 city tour promoting her book, “Becoming”, released 13 days (November 13, 2018) after the beginning of her 7th Venus return on November 1st, lasting until June 9, 2020. It became the year’s best seller after only two weeks, and may be the best selling memoir ever. Certainly her publisher checked her chart.
Her book describes her path towards becoming a dynamic and concerned elder, willing to share her trials and triumphs for the benefit for the next generations. Her leadership is not the “do this” variety, but rather the “wow – you just never know where life is going to take you” kind (that amazing Saturn/Capricorn and Neptune/ Pisces combination). She is low on gloss, and very frank about the challenges that life can present.
I don’t know if there could be a better title than “Becoming” for the autobiography of a woman with a Saturn complex to her Venus in Pisces. It’s even quite fitting that we don’t know her ascendant, her ‘becoming’ (there is no birth time).
She’d been too busy, in her own words, ticking off the boxes. It happens.