What Does Saturn’s Move Into Scorpio Mean For You?
By Tracy Atkinson
Well, it’s finally happening, Saturn’s long transit of Libra is over and he is about to move into the transformational water sign of Scorpio. He officially moves into Scorpio on November 2, 2014 and will remain there until January 26, 2017. Saturn only changes signs every two and half years, so when he does, it creates a big shift in life themes. In addition, he is the planet of deep change, and the house that he is transiting at any given time is undergoing a huge restructuring. When Saturn first moves into a house whatever isn’t going to stand the test of time leaves so that we can rebuild what will sustain us into the next phase of our life. This is a very creative process, and it can be very exciting and liberating if we let go of resistance and surrender to what is happening. Saturn (Shani) In understanding Saturn’s transits, it best to first understand how the energy of Saturn functions in our lives. We tend to fear Saturn as he represents reality, limitations, old age, responsibility and death. He is the planet of obstacles. delays and letting go. He is a planet of separation, yet he is also the planet of deep commitment and dedication. Although Saturn brings change, there is nothing to fear from Saturn, as he is our greatest teacher. Although Saturn brings hard lessons he also gives us the ability to be strong and create things that endure. At his best, Saturn can bring enormous greatness through discipline, ambition, hard work, tenacity and perseverance. A mature Saturn is like a yogi in meditation giving us the ability to feel peaceful in solitude, possess unwavering spiritual discipline, be detached, develop equanimity and accept the very real limitations of life. The Sign of Scorpio Scorpio is a fixed water sign. Therefore, it is deeply emotional, passionate and intense. It is the sign of transformation, change and rebirth. Scorpio is a sign that is connected to the deep mysteries of life, such as metaphysics, astrology the human psyche and science. It is a sign that has to do with power, the forbidden, and our deepest fears and insecurities. Saturn in Scorpio, where ever he transits in our chart, is asking us to reach within and pull out our own inner strength -- to rely on ourselves. He is asking us to dig deep and face our fears. We may be asked to give up an addiction, financial or emotional support from another and or a certain way of thinking. While this may initially feel extremely uncomfortable, ultimately we in fact gain a sense of personal empowerment for this change. How will Saturn in Scorpio Effect You? (Please note: the rising and Moon signs are based on the Sidereal Zodiac which differs form the Tropical Zodiac by approximately 23 degrees.) Aries Rising/Moon As Saturn transits your 8th house, this is a time where you root out and face one or more of your fears. It is time to let go of a desire, dig deep and make changes from within. As mentioned above, you may be asked to give up support from another and rely on yourself. Your way of relating on an intimate level will come under examination and change significantly. The subject of your death and afterlife will come to the foreground. The next two and half years promises to create a change in career and or primary activity in addition to changes in your social circle. Taurus Rising/Moon As Saturn transits your 7th house, the focus is on relationships. This area of life will under go a huge restructuring. If you have been single, you may now find yourself committing to one of the most serious and intense relationships of your life. If you are in a relationship, you may be asked to take more responsibility in the relationship, and rethink your idea of love and how to relate. You may begin to examine your belief system and your purpose. There could be difficulties with home and mother Gemini Rising/Moon As Saturn transits the 6th house your daily routine comes into focus. You may change jobs, focus on your health, habits, and work routine. Circumstances will arise that cause you to work hard and take responsibility for your work. You are more organized then ever. If you have employees, there may be problems here and you may have to let one or more go. An intense interest in health and healing may develop and you may even take a course of study in the subject. At the very least you may research transformational healing techniques. Your siblings may experience challenges at this time and a general slowing down of your daily movement. Cancer Rising/Moon This is an excellent time to a commit to long term creative project. You mind will be a bit more serious and focused than usual, giving you the ability to utilize your talents to produce profound results. There could be a new child coming into your life that will require hard work and responsibility. In general, this is a time when there is more responsibility around children and/or separation from children, as in a child leaving home to go out on their own. If you are in a long term committed relationship, it may come under strain at this time. It is time to commit or not. There is no middle way. If you are not in a relationship, a serious romance may develop. Leo Rising/Moon As Saturn transits your 4th house your home and roots come into focus. During the next two and half years, you may renovate your home or move to a new home. You are concerned with what home means to you and where you feel at home. This is a time of setting down roots and creating and solidifying your foundation. You may take on extra responsibilities around the home. In addition, your primary activity in the world now changes. You may have a change in career direction that causes you to radically restructure how you spend your time and energy. Be careful to take rest where yo need it and attend to your health as you take on new responsibilities. Virgo Rising/Moon As Saturn transits your 3rd house, you may take up a new course of study and/or develop and hone in on a skill and totally commit to it. This is a very creative time. In addition you may begin to determine what information you need to live successfully and cut away the rest. You are learning how to structure your ideas and opinions better and improve your cognitive abilities. Siblings and close friends come under pressure and you could take on responsibilities concerning one or both. There could be additional expenses at this time. Libra Rising/Moon As Saturn transits your 2nd house what you value is poised to under go deep change. There will be a big focus on family, either creating your own and/or your family of origin. This is a good time financially as you put a great deal of energy into expanding your resources and transforming your relationship to money. Having security is important to you now. In addition, you may reevaluate your friends and social circles and may let go of friends that are no longer in sync with you. Scorpio Rising/Moon As Saturn transits your 1st house get ready for big change. This is a time of hard work and responsibility. Career or job come under pressure, and if you have been waffling about which path to take you are certain to make a much needed decision that sets you on a new course. In addition, your relationships come into focus. If you are single, a relationship is likely and if you are in a relationship, it now comes under the gaze of Saturn which means a thorough restructuring. It is also likely that you will move during the next two and half years. Sagittarius Rising/Moon As Saturn transits your 12th house it a time to retreat and take stock of your accomplishments. It is a great time to go be introspective and resolve and let go emotional and/or psychological issues. Traveling and spending time at retreats and ashrams are favored. It is also a good time to take up meditation and/or other spiritual practices that allow you to transcend the ego. In general it is time of endings, resolutions and conclusions. Capricorn Rising/Moon As Saturn transits your 11th house, you now begin to cut away friends and develop a new community. It’s important that your new friendships are deep and transformative as you will not be satisfied with superficial friendships at this time. This is an ambitious time where you begin to see the financial results of the hard work you have been doing for the past two and half years as Saturn transited your 10th house. You now reevaluate your long term goals and what brings you happiness and fulfillment. At the highest level, you may desire to use your talents, skills and resources to be of service in a grander way that you have ever considered in the past. Aquarius Rising/Moon As Saturn transits your 10th house, career comes into focus. You will be working hard to establish yourself in a career, as your ambitions are high. There may be some bumps in the road as Saturn transits this house, however, be certain that by the end of Saturn’s two and half year transit you will be firmly on a path and deeply committed to it. Your work responsibilities will be great at this time and you may be down right compulsive about keeping up with the work. As relationships come under pressure as well at this time, be careful not to neglect them as you tirelessly climb the mountain of achievement. Pisces Rising/Moon As Saturn transits your 9th house, your belief system is set to change. You may take up a course of study or go back to school. In any case, the deeper questions of life are on your mind. One or more teachers come into your life that shine light on your path and give you the knowledge and tools that lead to an expansion of consciousness. Travel is very likely, and you may even travel for study or spiritual purposes. Until next time... With love, Tracy