Saturn first entered Scorpio on October 5, 2012 and left (moving into Sagittarius) on Dec 23, 2014. By way of its Retrograde (apparent backwards motion), it re-entered Scorpio on June 14, 2015 and will turn direct on August 1, 2015. It will finally complete its tour of Scorpio on September 17, 2015 – not to return to this sign untill November 11, 2041!
During the Retrograde phase (June 14 – Aug 1, 2015), Saturn will transit between 29 ‘ 59 degrees Scorpio till 28 ’17 Scorpio. We first experienced Saturn at these degrees between 6/7 December 2014 December 23, 2014. Look back to this two-week period and have a look at the life-changes that took place in that time. Also bear in mind that we had the Solstice, Uranus Stationing Direct (ending its Retrograde) and a powerful Capricorn New Moon (whose fruits we are about to reap circa 1-2 July, 2015). You can refer to this post for reference on the astrology/energy of that time: http://bairaveebalasubramaniam.com/…/capricorn-new-moon-22…/
Also bear in mind that the 6 out of 7th exact Uranus-Pluto square took place on 15th December 2014 – as well.
I remember feeling, back then, that … this wasn’t going to be the end of the energy, activity, change, breakdown, breakthrough and transformations we were going through then. I had a sense they would return for further acknowledgement, processing and re-integration (or release, if appropriate) into the psyche.
It was an absolutely intense phase of birth-death-rebirth, affecting us in powerfully deep ways, often leading to the un-burdening of older, ancestral ties and karmic connections. We learnt about the merger of energy, the necessary boundaries that we require to protect that which is truly authentic and sacred to us, and when these intimate boundaries deserve to be lowered, softened or merged into by worthy partners (be in work, or personal life).
And it’s time to look at those cycles once more. Some of us may have completed the ‘death’ phase of such cycles, but not experienced the Phoenix-like rebirth from the ashes. We’re likely to see that happening, especially after August 1st this year.
Whilst Saturn is considered a ‘malefic’ in traditional astrology, I believe the more empowering way to view it as a the ‘teacher of tough love’. Whilst its lessons can be tough, life-changing, and unusually intense – it does bring you rewards for lessons well learnt. There is the possibility of mastering the lesson and becoming an authority in whatever area / aspect of life it affects for you. This is the teacher that lets you learn through constriction, pressure and limitation – the stern taskmaster/grandfather figure that asks you to sit up straight and pay attention!
Generally speaking – Saturn in Scorpio deals with 8th house issues such as power, sexuality, the way we share resources (such as finances, etc.) It questions our place of deep truth and inner authenticity. It questions our motivations and methods for getting things done in the world, and asks us to wield the power of the Scorpion as a force for healing, rather than abuse.
Scorpio’s energy is also associated with medical issues, healing, surgery, sexual issues, ancestral and karmic dynamics (and a bunch of other things). You can get a sense of what it entails in this Introduction to Scorpio I wrote a while back: http://bairaveebalasubramaniam.com/…/part-1-introducing-sc…/
Those with 28-29 Scorpio in the following houses will see the emphasis on:
THE 1ST HOUSE – their physical body, their conscious persona, personality, and self-perception.
THE 2ND HOUSE – their finances, material value systems, connectedness with the material/sensorial world, including the Mama-Gaia construct/energy
THE 3RD HOUSE – their early childhood conditioning, mental-intellectual constructs, communication, self-presentation, siblings, everyday surroundings
THE 4TH HOUSE – family, home, material anchoring to this plane, cultural/familial/domestic traditions and habits, emotions and intuition, 1st layer of the sub-conscious. Mother Archetype
THE 5TH HOUSE – Sensuality, sexuality, passion, joy for life, authenticity, creativity, self-expression, love/romance, children, Sacral / Swadishtana Chakra Energy
THE 6TH HOUSE – Daily work, habits, routines, rituals, Path of Service (Priest/essing) and your general sense of health and well-being.
THE 7TH HOUSE – Partnerships, gateway to the Shadow (Unknown Self), Collaborations, your Blind Spots in the way you perceive yourself, Legal and contractual matters.
THE 8TH HOUSE – Deep karmic/ancestral work, Underworld/Deep subconscious archetypes and energies, Shamanic work, sharing financial/other resources from others (mergers of energies, alimony payments, tax returns etc.). Can sometimes indicate health issues requiring surgery (but not always).
THE 9TH HOUSE – Long-distance travel, higher education, academia, religious institutions or structured/legitimated sources of authority and knowledge, philosophy, mental horizons. Can indicate a higher risk of accidents due to reckless or erratic behavior.
THE 10TH HOUSE – Career, legacy, status, reputation, prestige, social accolades, social standing, accomplishment. Be aware with your relationships with higher-ups at the workplace, governmental or other figures/institutions of authority.
THE 11TH HOUSE – Friendships, altruistic networks, individual gifts, collective consciousness raising, electronic/social media/forums, intelligence/brilliance/genius, breakthroughs of consciousness, new ideas / innovation
THE 12TH HOUSE – Connection with the Collective Unconscious, mystical/transcendental experiences, otherworldly planes, connections ‘beyond the veil’, karmic / past-life experiences, etc. Get plenty of sleep and ensure you matain a sound place of mental balance – vitamin B complex and gingo biloba are supplements that can help. Can sometimes indicate a place of confinement (hospitals, prisons, retreats, etc). – or simply hermitage/isolation.
To make the full use of that information, you need to find our where 28/29 Scorpio is in your natal chart, i.e. which house it is in. You can find out more using websites like astro.com or alabe.com – but bear in mind that getting it looked at by a professional astrologer is a more reliable way of making sure you get the right house placements.
Blessings to All,
** Please note that the information here is not intended to replace the advice / guidance of a professional medical, psychological or other health-care expert. This is simply general guidance, so please use your common sense when interpreting and acting on this information. Everyone’s chart is different, and this is but a general guide to understanding this particular transit.
Text © Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2015. All rights reserved.
Image: NASA / JPL / Space Science Institute