In true Scorpio fashion, I’m ending up going ever deeper into the subject of Saturn in Scorpio and have been thinking about possible upsides to this transit. One of those is the ability to concentrate and stay tightly focused on whatever has captured your attention. The type of transformative experience Scorpio is capable of inspiring almost always requires commitment and focus.
More than other signs, Scorpio can be a double edged sword where virtues morph into drawbacks unless one is very careful. What starts out as the ability to focus can become an obsession consuming far too much of our time and energy. To avoid this we need to establish limits and boundaries before committing ourselves.
Though the house Saturn is transiting can offer clues as to what might grab your attention, it is often transits to the personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) that offer the best guide. Saturn passed back and forth over my Sun this past year and I have been very good about doing weight bearing exercises to strengthen my bones. This trend will likely continue as Saturn moves through Scorpio since my Mars and Ascendant (both related to the physical body) are in Scorpio . . . a very good thing for a woman in her mid-sixties!
One of the best things about good habit patterns established under a Saturn transit is they really stay with a person. The obvious downside here is it can equally difficult to get rid of bad habits picked up during a Saturn transit, often to avoid pain or evade feeling guilty for some reason or another. Scorpio’s penchant for getting caught up in extreme experiences will need to be closely monitored.
I can see this Saturn’s transits to Mercury honing the ability to go deeper than usual. Saturn-Venus transits, especially with Scorpio involved, are probably going to bring up all our appearance issues and with care, we may be able to get to the basis of those and resolve them. Transits to Mars can open a can of worms regarding the expression of our sexuality . . . it’s not uncommon for people to choose celibacy for a time, take a “time out” as it were.
If you do choose to commit to changing certain behaviors under this transit, be prepared for to persevere because Saturn is really big on delayed gratification. I also recommend investigating the use of affirmations to empower you and Louise Hay is one of the best in this department. Good luck!
By the way, if you are interested in reading what astrologers are saying about Saturn in Scorpio, Mary Plumb of The Mountain Astrologer offers some suggestions in her post Happy Saturn in Scorpio . . . including one by yours truly!!© Copyright 2012 Diane L, All rights Reserved. Written For: Libra Seeking Balance