The reason why Saturn makes life difficult for any sign is because the nature of this planet opposes that of the Sun. Our Sun sign (sometimes referred to as our Zodiac sign) represents our basic character in Astrology; we all do in fact exhibit the traits ascribed to our Sun sign. But when Saturn is in the same sign as our Sun, we become much more somber and serious. Saturn’s coldness clashes with the innate warmth of our Sun, which can restrict our conscious way of being. Like a stern parental figure, Saturn guards every move we make ensuring that we take full responsibility towards the building of long term structures that support our livelihood – there are no short cuts allowed. While this kind of planetary transit can be challenging in many respects, it helps to remember that feelings of confinement would be easily overcome by being receptive to Saturn’s lessons instead of rejecting them.
Now that I’ve given you a rather grim view of the ringed planet, it should comfort you to know that Saturn’s movement through your sign won’t be as taxing an encounter as it can be for the other signs; your life may feel more enhanced as opposed to weighed down. Scorpios in general aren’t known to take unnecessary risks. You conduct the proper research and investigation before diving into any new venture (whether business or personal). Furthermore, you prefer a tried and true approach when it comes to most things in life. These personal attributes are the exact tools needed to work with Saturn’s teachings. The only setback will come as a result of your need to control certain situations; I would advise you to learn when to let go of circumstances that are far beyond your control.
Being aware of what’s unfolding, without forcing a particular outcome, is your ticket to a stress free Saturn transit. I realize this will be easier said than done, but it will be your saving grace throughout 2013. The beauty in all this is that you are likely to be generously rewarded. There are a couple of eclipses falling in your sign this year too, furthering your growth and personal mission (look to April and November for a nice energy surge!). Saturn is heavy hitter for sure. But there’s no reason for alarm. The truth is, you will actually have more control over the affairs of your life once Saturn leaves your sign, and this will bring permanency to your state of security, health and well being.
Happy New Year Scorpio!