©2-17-2014 by Donna Cunningham MSW
For the past two months, I’ve been very busy on a project of revising and updating five of my e-books. I’m close to finishing it up, and so I wanted to share something I found interesting and hopeful about Saturn’s transit through Scorpio.
Many of you have had some tough situations to deal with during the time Saturn has been in that sign. I can’t exactly say I’ve enjoyed it either. But there are people who do very well under transits from Saturn. Even in Scorpio. And this morning, I watched a figure skater with a stellium of five planets in Scorpio win an Olympic gold medal.
I’m a great fan of figure skating and know that a champion skater has to be a highly focused individual. Charlie White and his ice dance partner, Meryl Davis, have worked very hard on perfecting their skating technique for the 16 years they have been partners and competing in championships.
In the last several years, they have been six time United States champions in ice dance, world champions twice, and winners of many international competitions. They get better every year because they work so hard on their form and choreography.
Today in Sochi, they won the Olympic gold medal, four points ahead of their nearest competitors.
I’ve been looking for their charts online, but no time of birth is available. We will be working with what is known as solar charts. These charts give you a partial picture of who the person is, based on a tradition of using a 7:00 AM the birth time, along with the date and place of birth. However, the houses of the chart are not the real ones, and the Moon may also be several degrees off.
Below is a solar chart for Charlie White, who was born October 24, 1987 in Royal Oak, MI. He has the Sun, Mercury, Pluto, Venus, and the Moon strung out between 0-22° Scorpio. Mercury, Pluto, and Venus are in a triple conjunction, while Venus and the Moon are most likely conjunct. The birth data comes from Charlie and Meryl’s websites.
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Since the point when transiting Saturn entered Scorpio in October, 2012, it has formed conjunctions to each stellium planet in turn. They won championships before that time, but during this period, he and Davis took their performance to a new level and won almost every national and international skating event they entered.
Transiting Saturn is currently in its stationary phase at 23°, near his Moon, though again we cannot be absolutely certain of the degree of the Moon. Saturn is about to turn retrograde at the peak of these Olympic games, but it’ll still be at that degree during the upcoming World Figure Skating Championships from the 24th to the 30th of March. It wouldn’t be going out too far on a limb to predict still another world title for them.
Meryl Davis was also born in Royal Oak, Michigan, and they have known each other and been skating together since their teens. She was born January 1, 1987, birth time unknown.
I can’t stay now, because there’s a lot of finishing work to do on the books. Enjoy analyzing Charlie’s chart and his connections to the chart of his partner, and share your conclusions in the comment section. The purpose in writing this blog post was, first, mostly to demonstrate that a stellium in Scorpio can be powerful in a very positive way, contrary to its bad reputation. And second, to show people who have important natal chart placements in Scorpio that the transit of Saturn through Scorpio need not be as disastrous as many of you have come to believe.
I also wanted to show the developments during Saturn’s transit through Charlie’s stellium and the way he has used it to bring out his very best potential in a mature way. In this, his evolution during the Saturn transits to his stellium is very similar to what has happened to England’s Prince William over the last several years.
Transiting Saturn went through one after another of the natal planets in William’s 9th house Libra stellium. He finished college, completed his military service with bravery, began to take on some royal responsibilities from his aging grandmother, got married, and had his first child. (See Royal Baby Boy Born as Mercury turns Direct — Stelliums Rule! See his chart and bio here: William, Prince (1982)
All of that happened as Saturn crossed one after another of William’s Libra planets, and went over his Scorpio Midheaven. He really came into his own as a royal.
Oh, and another parallel between William and Charlie: as soon as the skating season is over Charlie is going to get married. But not to his long-time friend Meryl.
Enjoy looking at these charts, readers, and share with one another, as they’re interesting on so many levels.
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