Saturn, lord of Karma, the real host of Reality re-enters Scorpio June 14, Flag day in the U.S. The Sun in Gemini conjuncts and sets fire to Mars today too. Mars rules Scorpio traditionally and this will definitely feel intensely sexual, with angry outbursts of bravado and ego energy amping up our minds and Souls/Sol as we really confront that Scorpionic energy. Wherever Saturn goes that is where reality is and where we are being tested.
All of our greatest fears and biggest deepest shadows are what we need to wade through during this period. This culture is terrified of death and ageing, traditional cultures honored the elderly and their dead ancestors.
Saturn is Chronos, Father Time, the Lord of Karma, death and maturity. Pluto is Lord of Death, transformation, refuse, the unconscious, sexuality, power, control, secrets, obsession. These last three months of return to Hades realm, the underworld, Hell, the valley of the shades is huge. We are dealing with Two death-dealing and transformational very powerful planetary Gods.
I know some people are terrified of this but I see it as a huge last-ditch literal opportunity to re-immerse ourselves in deep shit shadow work. Saturn is leading us into the filth, rot, refuse, and trenches of Hades, Pluto’s realm again. We should be waving white “I surrender” flags.The underworld is our upper world.
Everything which we project onto “others” as bad,unacceptable or fearful is our own unaccepted shadow material. To fundamentalist Christians it is everything that is not them- transgender, or gay people. To racists it is blacks, Hispanics, Muslims or Jews, “goyim” ; to vegans it is meat eaters. We need to move through our own shadows and learn to accept them in order to become whole and balanced. The shadow is fear itself, fear of the unknown, fear of death, fear of getting old of being alone.
Saturn will spend 3 months till September 17 in Scorpio just before the Shemitah year finishes September 14/15 Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.
Saturn will be moving at a snail’s pace in Retrograde motion back to 28+ degrees of Scorpio until August 1st/2nd when it turns Direct. Saturn is lead, and so we will all be feeling Saturn’s heavy weight to everything we do.
We will be getting the first close contact with Pluto as the New Horizons spacecraft makes its closest fly-by ever on July 14. Pluto’s discover Clyde Tombaugh’s ashes are aboard the spacecraft a fitting tribute. The symbolism is also so synchronous.
Saturn devouring his son- Goya 1819-1823
Saturn only traverses any sign once every 28/29 years. Gotta do the work NOW.
Last time Saturn was in Scorpio was November 29, 1982 -May 6, 1983 and August 24, 1983- November 17, 1985 when AIDS was first discovered. They are having or have just had their FIRST SATURN RETURN.
Previous Scorpio Saturn peeps were born October 1953-October 1956 and the third Saturn in Scorpio generation was born between 1924-1926.
Saturn is in mutual reception with Pluto again as they were for the last two years.
Saturn entered Scorpio Oct 5, 2012 -Dec 23 2014.
Saturn symbolizes the father, any incest and all types of sexual abuse by males is one of the major shadows we need to face. Long buried memories from this life time or even past lives need to be rooted out. Scorpio is deep emotions, any type of felt emotional abuse by anyone; a parent, teacher, authority figure, or stranger needs to be embraced, cried through and brought out into the Light.
We need to also face up to the darkness of where we are being abused through power and control everywhere in the world by the media, governments, banks, religion,education, the medical establishments, politics, culturally and in our personal lives and where we ourselves abuse power.
We need to fess up with our secrets, coming clean is healing. Obsessions, rage, control, OCD, our defenses, our projections and hates, that is all shadow material.
PLUTO with Cerberus unknown artist
“We find that by opening the door to the shadow realm a little, and letting out various elements a few at a time, relating to them, finding use for them, negotiating, we can reduce being surprised by shadow sneak attacks and unexpected explosions.”
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes Women who run with the Wolves,
If we howled our grief and fear together perhaps this would create a movement, and communities would howl one to another like wolves do and our howling would raise the buried dead parts of ourselves back to life,like the sounding of Gabriel’s trumpet.
Depending on which house Saturn is Transiting and the aspects Saturn triggers as well in your astrology chart that will give us major clues on what material you need to work through. Especially difficult will be Saturn transitting the 12th or 8th house.
“To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light. Once one has experienced a few times what it is like to stand judging between the opposites, one begins to understand what is meant by the self. Anyone who perceives his shadow and his light simultaneously sees himself from two sides and thus gets in the middle. ~ Carl Jung
I am creating a support group so that we can share our common fears, shadows and experiences. This transit affects everyone in the world. I am waiting a bit till after Saturn re-enters Scorpio to start. This will be a weekly teleconference. we will use astrology, the tarot, dream work, and exercises to work through and do rituals and make art with our shadow parts.
If this calls to you please email me. I am figuring out a fee and the best time to schedule as there are people in various time zones. firstname.lastname@example.org
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