Now Saturn is about to enter Scorpio for two and half years and rather than feeling trepidation, it might be better to keep an open mind. Life has enough challenges without adding more needless worrying. I know what I’m talking about here because with a Moon-Neptune conjunction and a twelfth house Mercury, I can do needless worrying with the best of them!
Between Saturn’s reputation as a stern taskmaster and Scorpio’s for being ruthless, it does follow many of us will have to handle some tough issues. However, if we are honest with ourselves we may have to admit to screwing up in the first place. Saturn’s stay in Libra sure put relationship issues on the front burner plus many Libras (including me) got sharp reminders about how we’ve been our handling obligations and responsibilities.
Scorpio rules the eighth house and I highly recommend reading Dana Gerhardt’s excellent article on the eighth house to learn more about it. Death, taxes and sex are all topics many shy away from and we need to get over that because those are all part of the fabric of daily life. Most of us get an introduction to these realities when a loved dies and the estate must be dealt with, a very eighth house event. Something I do anticipate coming up more frequently with Saturn’s passage thru Scorpio is getting serious about outstanding debts . . . as in opening negotiations with your debtors and taking steps to begin paying those down. Talk about setting up family budgets and openly discussing money issues instead of pretending they don’t exist may also be occurring. Ignorance is NOT bliss when it comes to money problems.
Scorpio is also noted for loyalty and standing by their friends in times of trouble. Perhaps by the time Saturn leaves Scorpio we’ll all know who our true friends are because they’ll be the ones still there.
Maybe it would help to take inventory of the Scorps you know well, especially those over thirty (post first Saturn Return) and then see what you think. Of course, if you have lots of Leo or Aquarius (square to Scorpio) your experiences with this intense sign may be less than favorable. Scorpio does have a knack for making remarks designed to deflate large egos or point out overlooked details. Often your more altruistic Scorpio will avoid drawing attention to his/her good deeds, preferring to keep on doing the good work rather than stopping to step into the spotlight.
There are plenty of us around who have lived through at least three passages of Saturn in Scorpio and are still alive and well. Please ignore the hype and listen to your heart instead. I realize the general turbulence in the atmosphere caused by the upcoming Aries Full Moon isn’t helping either. I’ll be writing more about Saturn in Scorp in the days ahead and if you have questions about this, feel free to ask them.