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Where were we? Yes, we were discussing the ramifications of Saturn in the 12th house. This is a very important time for you Scorpio Risings! Saturn only crosses the Ascendant once every 29 years. Therefore we should take advantage of this transit if at all possible. But don’t worry, generally life will do this for us. If you feel you need some guidance, then of course go out and get some counseling or coaching as it would be good to know what you want and why and be as clear as possible about it.
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Once Saturn crosses the Ascendant, several things happen. Saturn is near the Ascendant, which depending on its retrograde cycle, for as many as twelve weeks or as little as five weeks. At the moment, Saturn will push forward through early Scorpio until it arrives at 11 degrees, when it stations and turns retrograde. If you want to understand the retrograde cycle better, see previous posts about the subject in the Spiritual Astrology category.
Initially, the body / mind system is having a difficult time integrating all the changes that have been happening for the past two years (when Saturn was in the 12th house). That means it will ask for a break. When Saturn is directly conjunct the Ascendant, you will want to schedule some down time if at all possible. If you do not do this, then the conventional wisdom around this aspect is that you may get “sick.” Of course, if we have children to raise, a busy 60 hour a week job, or other major responsibilities, then it will be difficult to get the necessary time off to integrate everything that is happening. This is why it is good to get an astrology interpretation done at least once every two years, because then you will know about these Timing events well ahead of time! (As it happens, Saturn conjunct the Ascendant typically indicates that you will be busy, whether building a business, climbing the corporate ladder or caring for your family. Try to find some balance in your energy expression.)
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Where was I? Oh yes, we can get “sick” under this transit. Why? Because Saturn, even at the highest frequencies, has to do with contraction and setting boundaries. We have just turned a new leaf and we are starting a new cycle here, but we do not fully understand how this will affect our body. Therefore there can be a little “request” made by the body to slow down. Certainly (and see a licensed health care provider before implementing this advice) Vitamin C will help, as Vit C is under Saturn’s domain.
Then, once Saturn is clear of the Ascendant, we will be ready to stride boldly forward. We will want to work hard to try to implement our new project / plan / idea. Whether we are going through school, starting a new business, or other new endeavor, once Saturn is 5 degrees clear of the Ascendant, we will want to have a serious work ethic. Except, and here is the catch, we won’t know exactly what we are striving for! This is the nature of the first house. We find ourselves on a new island, in a new environment internally, but where are ultimately heading? What will this project morph into? We don’t know yet. This may not become completely clear until later, when Saturn crosses into the 4th house.
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On a health level (Medical Astrology), Scorpio is associated with the reproductive organs and with the colon. If you have a family history of issues with these organs, then under this Saturn in Scorpio transit, it would be good to get regular check ups and get any concerns resolved. But this is where it would be good to see a competent astrologer too. If you have Neptune in Scorpio (in the 1st house) or if you have Neptune in the 6th house, then it might be difficult to diagnose your health issues. So a competent astrologer will be able to look at your whole chart to see if there is a legitimate concern which should be looked into further. If we have Mars in Scorpio, Mars square Venus, Pluto in Scorpio, Pluto in hard aspect to Saturn or Mars, or a plethora of Scorpio / 8th house planets, then we should be cognizant of reproductive / elimination organs and potential health issues.
Provided there are not many other challenging transits occurring while Saturn crosses the Ascendant, if you do get sick, it will probably just be a cold or flu, which will pass when Saturn clears the Ascendant (if not sooner). While Saturn is within three degrees of either side of the Asc, do not expect to have high energy levels. Eat well, get plenty of rest, drink lots of delicious clean water and keep your kidneys warm! In other words, practice good self care and you will be fine. See previous posts to see more about Self Care topics.
If we have Jupiter or Progressed Venus making positive aspects during Saturn’s transit of Scorpio, then it will be much easier and you will have a “guardian angel” of sorts. Especially Jupiter making positive aspects to the Sun – then our energy and vitality will stay higher, no matter what Saturn is doing during that time. The strength of Jupiter versus the strength of Saturn in your chart will help to determine which planet has more “effect” in your chart.
Hopefully I covered everything I said I was going to. Actually, entire books have been written on Saturn, and on Pluto (Scorpio’s ruler), so I could easily go further. But I don’t want to spoil your fun! 🙂 I briefly touched on psychological ramifications of Saturn in Scorpio, Scorpio Rising, and I also mentioned a bit about Medical Astrology (always see a licensed health care practitioner in addition to working with Astrologers). Plus I touched on what Saturn in the 12th and 1st houses mean, at least on one level.
So in case you have not been bopped on the head enough with this concept, it is very beneficial to get your chart done by a competent astrologer. Preferably someone who has some knowledge of both psychological and health areas of this vast subject. That way you will know what else is occurring while Saturn cruises through Scorpio, and you will know what combinations to expect and when to expect them.
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