July 21st Saturn in Scorpio

Saturn in Scorpio moves direct- Have you been feeling frustrated?

The Hermit in the tarot exemplifies Saturn's journey
The Hermit in the tarot exemplifies Saturn’s journey

The major news this week is Saturn is finally turning direct after 4 months retrograde.
Saturn went retrograde on March 3rd at 23 degrees Scorpio and changes direction at 16 degrees Scorpio.

During this time projects may well have been delayed, or encountered obstacles, especially since Mars was also retrograde from March 1st until May 20th.

We have all been sorely tested this year.

Saturn rules over time, patience and discipline. It also shows us our fear and resistance in moving forward. It can keep us stuck in the past.

With the difficult aspect (an inconjunct) with Uranus in Aries through July there has been tremendous resistance to letting go.

With all the visible planets now moving direct in the heavens and Jupiter now in the exuberant sign of Leo, we can celebrate and start a renaissance in our lives.

This fire energy is further boosted when plus the Sun changes sign into Leo on Tuesday. watch the video for more info.

To work with the cosmic astrological weather gives us a huge advantage. There is one soul group that has been especially troubled, that I have been helping recently.

Neptune in Scorpio- Is This Your Soul Group?

Have you been trapped in meaninglessness? Card from 'The Enlightenment Pack' by Chuck Spezzano
Have you been trapped in meaninglessness? Card from ‘The Enlightenment Pack’ by Chuck Spezzano

When a major planet changes direction it stays at the same degree for weeks on end. Hence Saturn stays at 16 degrees from July 1st until August 11th.

Those with Neptune in Scorpio are a soul group, and Saturn’s transit passing over Neptune has been especially tough.

The retrograde cycle will pass over Neptune 3 times, if you were born between Feb 1963- Nov 1968 (approx.). Added to this you will have Chiron in Pisces returning to its position at your birth.

This transit of the planet of Reality (Saturn) over the planet of Transcendence and Dreams, can result in free floating anxiety, confusion, self- doubt and uncertainty. It can lead to negative moods, a crushing depression and meaninglessness. It can result in intense spiritual suffering and self-sacrifice.

The way forward is to work with Saturn’s energy, rather than be taken down by it. It’s time to reformulate your vision, to put effort into a spiritual practise, whether that’s meditation, yoga or gardening. And to know that this too will pass.

Listen to your heart, and ask your Higher Mind-‘What is my meaning? The truth is that you are a child of God.

One book I highly recommend to understand resistance (aka Saturn) is ‘The War of Art ‘ by Steven Pressfield.

Written primarily for writers he writes eloquently about fear, resistance and our soul’s purpose.

“Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do.
Remember our rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.

Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance.

Therefore the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul. That’s why we feel so much Resistance. If it meant nothing to us, there’d be no Resistance.”
“The part that needs healing is our personal life. Personal life has nothing to do with work. Besides, what better way of healing than to find our center of self-sovereignty? Isn’t that the whole point of healing?”

― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

He also writes about The Muse, angels and the power of prayer to help in his work. a great book and easy to dip into-each chapter is no more than a few pages long

My final quote this week is:-

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, magic, and power in it. Begin it now.” — W. H. Murray.”

blessings, Pam x

2 thoughts on “July 21st Saturn in Scorpio

  • July 29, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Dear Pam,
    In this posting you talk about the soul group of people who have Neptune in Scorpio and give dates 1963-1968. I have studied astrology as a student for about 15 years now and, although I am still a student and have lots to learn, this kind of inaccuracy frustrates me. I find it in magazines and on the web and it will involve different planets, but almost always the transpersonal ones, Pluto, Uranus, and Neptune. I have Neptune in Scorpio – at 02 degrees – but I was born in August 1958 – quite a few years before the February 1963 that you quote. I know you say approx., but heavens, 5 whole years?

    As a Neptune in Scorpio from 1958 I don’t have Chiron in Pisces either. For me Chiron is in Aquarius. I realise you are probably talking about the latter degrees of Scorpio, because that is where Saturn is now, but Saturn will have had the same effect for all of us with Neptune in Scorpio during his time in Scorpio. People who don’t know astrology, but look at your site, may go away thinking (if they were born 1958-1963, for instance) that they don’t have Neptune in Scorpio.

    I don’t mean to be critical or put you down – I read your articles and find them interesting and helpful – but this error jumped out at me. Please could you put it right, for anyone who may have misunderstood.
    Best wishes

    • July 29, 2014 at 11:39 am

      Dear Kim, I’m sorry to have confused you. I was referring to those who have Neptune in their birth charts with the Saturn retrograde affecting it by transit at approx 16 degrees.

      Neptune began its stay in Scorpio on 25th December 1955-12th March 1956.
      19th October 1956-16th June 1957.
      6th August 1957-5th January 1970.
      3rd May 1970-7th November 1970.

      Those born in the later years of Neptune in Scorpio also have Chiron in Pisces.
      Chiron began its transit through Pisces from 26th March 1960- 19th August 1960.
      21st January 1961-1st April 1968.
      19th October 1968-30th January 1969.

      I hope that clarifies this for my readers, Pam x

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