We are committed to keeping readers up-to-date on the political front, so I will begin with (just) three blogs on current U.S. politics before moving on to Saturn.
Nancy Sommers writes on The President’s Chiron Return at Starlight News Blog. “During the September 20 to October 20 phase, Chiron is accompanied by some stressful Saturn transits to the president’s chart, suggesting the wounds are sharp and the struggle to overcome them difficult.”
Eric Francis at Planet Waves writes a thorough exploration of Mercury Retrograde Election Day. (This is the only time in history where Mercury stations retrograde on Election Day.) He concludes: “Question what you see and hear in the media. Question your own opinions. Educate others about what you learn. Use every tool at your disposal to get the word out. Take a personal stand and refuse to believe lies, and refuse to be manipulated. Research the truth yourself, and try to figure out what’s really going on. Yes, Mercury will be retrograde, and it may be hard to get to the bottom of things. But astrology is no excuse.”
Late addition: here’s a very informative article on the Vice Presidential Debate at Tracy’s Astro Salon. “First of all we know that both Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are scrappers. Pundits are pretty confident that both of them are going to come into event like prize fighters entering the ring. Fists up.” (The debate is Thursday, October 11 at 9 p.m. in Danville, KY.)
Okay, enough politics for the moment. Let’s move on to lighter fare – Saturn in Scorpio.
Matt Savinar at North Bay Astrology writes Saturn in Libra versus Saturn in Scorpio: The Lord of Karma Moves from the Sign of the Marriage and Family Therapist to the Sign of the Deep Cover Detective, the T-800 Terminator, and the Doctor of All that is Taboo.
(The movie clip from The Witness, illustrating Saturn in Scorpio, is a bit grisly; don’t watch it if you’re not in the mood for the sight of blood.)
Austin Coppock has an excerpt from his 2012 Astrological Almanac on Saturn in Scorpio. His subheadings: La Petit Morte, The Book of the Dead, If I Die Before I Wake, We Have Nothing to Fear But…Witches!, and Corruption (all with graphics).
Willow’s Web Astrology writes on Saturn in Scorpio. Of the time, she writes: “Legitimate power through Scorpio comes, in part, from facing fears head-on and working through them. Once we can no longer be coerced or controlled through our deepest fears, we’re liberated. And then we can start to hold some real power.”
A new entry at Solaris Astrology is called Learning to Accept that You Don’t Always Have Control. “The key during this period is to accept the restrictions placed in front of you. It may be that you will have to share responsibilities, allow someone to take over part of what you own, that you don’t fight against giving up some power to gain some freedom, you might bring someone into the most secret and intimate areas of your life or just step up to the plate and face your fears head on.”
Diane Lang writes Observations: Saturn in Scorpio Advice at her site Libra Seeking Balance. She begins: “Judging from the comments people are leaving, I thought I’d offer more information for the different signs on life with Saturn in Scorpio. First of all if you generally live by Saturn’s rules anyway then Saturn transits often end up being no more than fine tuning. You know . . . behave responsibly, pay your bills on time, be a dependable friend and lover, be respectful and don’t make too many rude gestures when frustrated.”
Donna Cunningham at Skywriter has an excerpt from Mandi Lockley’s newly published Saturn in Scorpio: Your Guide through the Dark. “Problems occur when we let our fear of danger get out of proportion to the threat at hand. Losing our perspective, over-defending ourselves, and giving in to irrational fears limit our choices and create a barrier to positive change and development.”
Saturn in Scorpio is Julie O’Mahoney’s current entry at The Astrology Place. “Many of these individuals handle other peoples’ crises well, but have difficulty when it comes to their own turbulent emotions. Saturn tries to block what it fears, and is afraid of how deeply it feels. The art of transformation fascinates Scorpio and life itself feels like one big roller-coaster of emotions, and in order to change they need to learn how to let go.”
A gorgeous picture, a painting from 1903, Cave of the Storm Nymphs, accompanies Julie Demboski’s Saturn Into Scorpio. “In Scorpio, Saturn becomes self-reflective; we look at the reality that surrounds us and see ourselves in it – and that sends us on an emotional (Scorpio is a water sign) journey, one that plumbs the very depths of the intimate ties between psyche and emotional perception.”
Ruby Slipper has a short blog called Lucid Dreaming: Saturn in Scorpio Trine Neptune in Pisces, reminding us of that aspect accompanying the first weeks of the Saturn ingress. “If you’re into it (and experienced), this is a fantastic influence for meditation, lucid dreaming, energy work…anything that involves focusing (Saturn) to achieve a heightened awareness (Neptune). Scorpio’s power can add some single-minded intensity.”
Marcia Wade, in Star Sister Astrology, writes Saturn in Scorpio: For You Are the Cosmic Shape-Shifter. “We don’t normally think of Saturn as a shamanic energy. We think of him as the ruler of structures, boundaries, and effort. He’s also the ruler of the world of form. In truth, nothing is more shamanic — more shape-shifting and infused with intention and energy — than matter. When Saturn is in Scorpio, we begin to understand the tremendous energy and life-changing power of our deepest desires.”
Divine Harmony writes on the positive side of Saturn in Scorpio. She talks about the difference between ego and Soul running the inner life. “Saturn is restriction and limitation and the ego wants none of that..Saturn is also about mastery of Self..” She signs her work, “yours in the alchemical fires of transformation, divine harmony.”
I will end with Agent 12 Julija of Cosmic*Intelligence*Agency, who sums up her blog with what sounds to me like very good advice. “Don’t be scared, but open your Third eye, delve into and uncover further the mystery of what you’re made of, what drives you, who drives you, what stops you and what turns you on or off. Get to know the devil that resides within, as the devil you know is better than the one you don’t know.”
These writers have some good ideas, don’t you think?
Have a good week everyone..