In the last post, we looked at the chart of Olympic skating champion, Charlie White, who won an Olympic gold medal and several US and World championships while Saturn has been transiting his Scorpio stellium. In the comment section of the article were several reports about the progress people have made during important Saturn transits to their Scorpio planets. I don’t know about you, but I’d sure like to hear more of those stories.
I know a young man in his late teens with a stellium in Scorpio–his grandmother is a friend of mine. Before Saturn went into Scorpio, he was pretty much on a fast track to nowhere. Skipping school, a hair away from dropping out, and his idea of a way to get money was mooching it off his relatives.
His girlfriend got pregnant, and after the baby was born, he did a huge turnaround. Finished high school, got a job, started taking courses for the line of work he is interested in, and proved to be a proud and loving father.
I tell ya, transiting Saturn can make for a turnaround. Saturn’s progress is likely to come about through focusing on some goal through disciplined hard work.
I’m not one of those terminally positive astrologers who will only talk in idyllic terms about an upcoming transit—raving about how woooooonderfulllll it’s all going to be. My approach is to look at how the person has used that transiting and natal planet in the past, and if they’ve used it well, I’m reassured that they can come through the challenge well.
If they’ve crashed and burned repeatedly, I explain that they need to work hard on those same old issues in order not to repeat the pattern. It’s a best case/worst case scenario approach.
Here are some of the positive expressions of both Saturn and Scorpio. And some of the more difficult ones. We do have choices in how we use these energies.
|Traits of the Planet Saturn:||Traits of the Sign Scorpio:|
|Saturn’s roles: planner, supervisor, parent, troubleshooter, organizer, manager, authority.Constructive traits: hard working, disciplined, patient, ambitious, businesslike, serious, realistic, foresightful, prudent, structured, reliable, responsible, painstaking, high standards.Difficult Traits: perfectionistic, pessimistic, negative, fearful, anxious, depressed, inhibited, rigid, cold, unimaginative, demanding, authoritarian, stern, conservative, stingy||Roles: psychologist, healer, shaman, occultist, magician, renovator, analyst, hospice worker, banker, financial planner, medium, magician, seer, researcher, detective.Constructive traits: deep, psychologically astute, analytic, perseverance, resilient, persistent, healing, transformative, penetrating, unafraid of hard work, loyal, observant, introspective.Difficult Traits: over-intense, jealous, suspicious, manipulative, obsessive, compulsive, unforgiving, spiteful, enmeshed in power struggles, secretive, vengeful, spiteful, loner.|
You may wonder how I’ve been using my own transits from Saturn in Scorpio. Can I walk my talk? Well, it’s been more like hobbling forward rather than power walking, but I’ve made some important progress.
With hard, painstaking, rather grueling work, I spent the past two months revising and updating five of my ebooks into brand new editions. Can’t say I was a happy camper many of those mornings, but it had to be done. They’re substantially improved in content and design and have some awesome new cover art.
So, Readers, what have you accomplished through hard work during this transit? Maybe now that we’re through the halfway mark of this transit, can you see progress despite the fact that it’s been anything but easy? Share it with us in the comment section.
Skywriter Posts about Dealing with Difficult Transits:
- Tough Transits: Best Case/Worst Case Scenarios
- Facing the Difficult Potentials of a Transit
- Talking to Clients about Difficult Transits–Readers Have Their Say
- Has Knowing your Astrology Chart Ever Kept You out of Trouble?
- Saturn Transiting the 6th: Tests and Lessons at Work
- Why I Don’t Believe those Scary Predictions
- A Promise Fulfilled: When Transits Echo Natal Aspects
- In the Eye of the Storm—How Outer Planet Transits Work
- Why Transits to the Birth Moon are so Challenging