We might say that Saturn is leaving Libra; for parts unknown (Scorpio is always the Unknown)!
When a planet changes signs there is a shift in the mood of the world. If you are a Scorpio or if you have Scorpio strongly represented in your astrological chart you will feel it for sure. But each of us is part of the whole and will resonate at some level with this shift of energy.
The last time Saturn was in Scorpio was from December 1982 through November of 1985. At that time Saturn was traveling with Pluto. You might consider (if you are old enough) what was going on in your life back then. If you were born in those years you are having a Saturn return which is a very significant threshold in a life. If you were born between October 22, 1953 – January 11, 1956 or May 13, 1956 and October 10, 1956 you are also having a Saturn. At some point over the next while I will be offering a Saturn in Scorpio Return workshop just for those of you having a Saturn return. If you are interested let me know or just check back to my site.
As Saturn enters Scorpio at this time it will be accompanied (on the actual day) by Mercury and it will be in good aspect to Neptune. This suggests that our experience over the next two and a half years could be about taking responsibility for all that we can learn from intense feelings. There is much wisdom, depth and transformation to be found in Scorpio if we are courageous enough to feel.
As we go through the signs if you have the information you might consider your Sun’s sign as well as your Ascendant and Moon signs and the houses if you are aware of them.
Saturn’s influence on the signs as it transits through the sign of Scorpio. Saturn will wander through this sign over the next two and a half years.
For Taurus it will be about responding to the limits of others, especially when these limits are caused by feelings. If you are a caring and thoughtful listener you will learn a lot and grow in empathy.
For Leo and Aquarius it will mean paying more attention to your own feelings; where you are blocked on account of not feeling them and how you hurt others with your denial. The hard part of this will be if you choose denial over engagement. Although it’s intellectually obvious that we shouldn’t use denial to deal with our feelings when they come up they can be quite scary and the natural thing to do when fear arises is to RUN! Don’t. If you find an elephant in your living room, offer her a cup of tea.
For Pisces and Cancer Saturn in Scorpio adds strength and depth to your ability to move through you life with confidence. Pay attention to a steadily increasing sense of groundedness weaving like a thread through your days.
Scorpios may notice Saturn in their sign by the added responsibilities that come your way. Generally speaking we could say that what comes to you is something you have been preparing for. No need to hide under the bed or to pretend you haven’t heard the call. The time is Now!
For Virgo and Capricorn Saturn will present opportunities to act with maturity; to accept empowerment on the earthly plane knowing that when you are connected to your truth you know exactly what to do.
For Aries, Gemini,Sagittarius Saturn in Scorpio is more subtle. It is a goad to be more, do more, pay attention to how things feel. But each of these signs can take or leave the impulse that Saturn suggests.
If you have questions or thoughts about Saturn in Scorpio and what it means for yourself or your world, feel free to comment here.