Saturn in Scorpio

13 Jul

This is a Mercury Retrograde re-post since Saturn turned direct earlier in the week. I am re-posting this from back in October.

 

Saturn has been touring the sign of Libra for the last two and a half years or more which has been forcing us to ‘get real’ in regard to relationship issues or maybe a relationship has become ‘solidified’ or ‘crystallized’ or permanent within your own life.  Issues of equality have also been in the forefront (remember Libra’s scales?).  We’ve even seen this very literal manifestation play out on the world stage with all the attention given to the issues of gay marriage and equality.  The focus is about to change as Saturn, A.K.A “Lord of Karma” and “The Task Master” enters murky Scorpio waters on October 5, 2012.  Saturn forces us to focus and consolidate our energy in whichever area of the chart He is posited in.  With Saturn in the sign of Scorpio, issues of power, control and authority are highlighted and things may seem to get down and dirty before all is said and done as Saturn will be in Scorpio for the next two and a half years or so.  The truth be told, there is nothing light or easy breezy about this transit.  Scorpio governs over the life and death cycles, sex, taxes and other peoples’ money but it goes way deeper than that.  This isn’t just about physical death or physical sex but more like intimacy and sharing and the transformation that follows.  True intimacy requires vulnerability and vulnerability requires trust.  It’s the kind of trust that asks, “Can I trust this person with my whole being?”  The part of a self that is secret and it’s ugliness locked away.  Scorpio is a psychological sign as well as ruling over things that are secret or taboo.   Scorpio territory is the underworld and these are exactly the kind of issues being tested when Saturn enters the realm of the dead.  Saturn here may break or build boundaries in any of these areas of our lives.  We may be faced with someone trying to exert authority over us where we become engaged in power struggles complete with issues of manipulation or jealousy.  It could be that we’ve been living with the status quo (Saturn) in order to keep the peace and harmony (Libra) only to be confronted by the demons (Scorpio) lurking below .  The time of the delicate and sometimes precarious balance of Libra has come to an end since Scorpio is more of an all or nothing type of energy.  Gone is the vacillation or the social niceties.  Saturn teaches us some of our toughest and most important lessons in life, hence the nicknames above.  The lessons of Saturn are practical in the truest sense, meaning:  learning by experiencing; there is no paging through the manual here-everything is earned including our scars.  This position of Saturn can test our resolve, break down our boundaries and even bring out our ruthlessness.  It may also give us strength and discipline to face our darkest fears and limitations and allow ourselves to be transformed and reborn anew. 

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