I’d like to dedicate this post to everyone who can’t talk about what they’re going through.
Something I think we’ll become more aware of, with transiting Saturn in Scorpio: controlling hurtful/destructive impulses, but not getting any (external) credit for it. Scorpio represents all that is hidden and taboo. What’s hidden is not always destructive, but sometimes it is. Sometimes we just can’t talk about what we’re fighting to keep a lid on. Saturn (limits) in Scorpio speaks to keeping yourself in line, without anyone ever knowing about the battle. Gruelling? Yes. Depressing? Yes. But someone once told me that it’s what you do when no one’s watching that really counts.
So here’s to everyone struggling in the shadows, without applause or recognition. You’re still building strength and focusing power, and it’s more potent because you’re doing it on your own.
Private Battles: Saturn In Scorpio And What You Can’t Talk About
Saturn and Pluto are in what’s called “mutual reception” now. Saturn is in Scorpio, ruled by Pluto, and Pluto is in Capricorn, ruled by Saturn. This binds the effect of the two planets together for the next few years which may seem somewhat terrifying when we think about these two planets as being the Lords of Death (Saturn was considered the Lord of Death before Pluto’s discovery when Pluto took on that role). And it’s true that if you look upon life as a superficial journey of fun and parties, this will not be an easy time. Then again, the “easy time” really ended back in 2008 when Pluto left Sagittarius for Capricorn, stripping our lives of superficialities that lacked a solid foundation.
But if you are on a journey of self-discovery and fulfillment, this is an incredible time as the barriers towards self-awareness are stripped away and we find the real jewels of our personal resources: our inner strength and the root of our soul’s power. This is a period of shamanic transformation: of awakening the inner spirit and releasing it to fly freely and unencumbered by illusion. Pluto and Saturn are not only in mutual reception, but they are in a harmonious sextile to each other offering support and encouragement in the process.
We will be further aided in this process by a series of harmonious planetary cycles linking Saturn to other planetary gods. Saturn is currently in a harmonious trine to Neptune and Chiron which helps us to link our ideals and spiritual experience (Neptune) with the more practical aspects of our lives (Saturn) and facilitates the healing of old wounds (Chiron). This system of support will remain in effect throughout the middle of 2014 and help us to move through whatever blocks and useless patterns may be holding us back.
If we are already well on our way on the spiritual journey, this will be an incredibly exciting and rewarding time. Saturn and Pluto both offer the gifts of strength: Saturn’s gift is endurance, and Pluto’s is empowerment. True personal power is only given to us as the hold of the ego is diminished, and the losses that will be experienced while Saturn is in Scorpio will help to dissolve the hold of the personality that blocks us from our true selves. This is also an opportunity to reclaim aspects of the Self and the soul which have become lost to us. As the false aspects begin to fall away, the Truth emerges and becomes our reality.
This is not a journey for sissies, but the journey itself teaches the strength and courage required. We are all allies in this shamanic journey, and we are never alone.