The subject came up because Jeffrey Kishner of Sasstrology asked if he could re-post a piece I wrote on Saturn’s Version of True Love, inspired by Saturn in Libra. One of his readers asked for thoughts on what will happen when Saturn moves into Scorpio, and of course, my astrologer’s brain immediately kicked into gear. Occupational hazard . . .
It doesn’t hurt to reflect on the last time Saturn was in Scorpio in 1983 to 1985~. As I recall, AIDS and other nasty STDs were emerging as something everyone who was sexually active had to learn to deal with in a constructive way. Learning how to have an uncomfortable conversation with a potential lover about safe sex was becoming critical. Are we going to get a refresher course in this area?
Scorpio is not an unfriendly place for Saturn, unlike Leo where Saturn is in his detriment, but Scorpio does fearlessly walk into some sensitive areas for many, especially if a person was brought up in a very conventional religious household. Sex and death are not usually topics discussed at the dinner table in those places unless you have a loved one who is HIV positive.
One of Scorpio’s greatest virtues is the willingness to confront the reality we are ALL going to die at some point and it is important to have our financial affairs in order before we do so – all related to the eighth house, Scorpio’s home base. By the time Saturn enters Scorpio in 2012, there will be a significant number of Boomers with Pluto in Leo facing their own mortality and as Saturn in Scorpio begins to square their natal Pluto’s, this fact will be driven home in no uncertain terms. I predict it will not be pretty . . . for anyone.
My all time favorite book on Saturn is Liz Greene’s “Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil”. I keep going back to this one time and again as she does an excellent job of covering Saturn in the natal chart in aspect to other planets as well as in synastry. Liz Greene is simply a damn good astrologer and writer.
I’m sure there will be many more posts on Saturn in Scorpio forthcoming both here and on many other astrology blogs. First we need to tend to our one on one relationships while Saturn is in equitable Libra . . . no free passes there either. *grin*
Image: © Liz Greene. I love her version of Saturn for Saturn in Scorpio.