Source: North Point Astrology Journal
Weekly astrological journal by Pam Younghans
Astrologer Pam Younghans writes her weekly NorthPoint Journal based on planetary influences and guidance received. Her hope is to offer perspectives and insights to assist you in making best use of current energies.
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SATURN has been in Scorpio only a short time, but we’re already getting a sense of what issues and themes this two-year journey will entail. Just as Saturn in Libra held us accountable for the condition and status of partnerships, Saturn in Scorpio requires us to take responsibility for our own deeper motivations, especially the fear-based ones that we often hide or mask with bravado.
Since Saturn entered Scorpio on October 5, we’ve already experienced large or small tests of our personal power, our ability to stand our ground under the pressure of manipulation from others. We’re also testing our own need to be in control, and considering how to step beyond the fears that keep us repeating patterns of victimization and intimidation.
SATURN IN SCORPIO also challenges us to manage what we might call our “negative” emotions, those powerful and often instinctual responses we have when we feel unable to control life or other people.
We all feel anger, fear, resentment, even suspicions and jealousy at times, and yet we often don’t know what to do with those intense feelings when they occur. If we act on them, we usually hurt others and then feel bad about ourselves. But if we don’t express or release the darker emotions in some way, we end up hurting ourselves and undermining intimacy in our relationships. It’s a complex problem, without a simple “one size fits all” answer.
WHICH BRINGS US to another Scorpio theme: Complexity. By its very nature and core motivations, Scorpio is complicated. It wants to be in control, but it also longs to be intimate, which requires vulnerability. As a reflection of that inner conflict, Scorpio often deals with things (especially other people) that feel uncontrolled and uncontrollable, but that also inspire passionate emotions and chemical reactions. Read more