by Robert Wilkinson
Since Saturn and the North Node have been in Scorpio for a while, and Mercury is now retrograding through Scorpio getting ready to meet the Sun in the coming Inferior Conjunction on Nov 1-2, today we’re taking another look at what deeper connections and rejections we may be feeling.
The North Node has been in Scorpio since August 2012. That means we’ve been learning through Scorpio things, and “showing what we know” through Taurus, the sign of the South Node. Saturn entered Scorpio in October 2012, beginning the restructuring of the Scorpio parts of our inner and outer life.
Both of these Scorpio influences work slowly over time. The first continues to pull us magnetically to general growth via Scorpio experiences. The second compels us to learn good Scorpio behavior through confronting fears and limitations related to Scorpio, such as going deeper, feeling more intensely, how we deal with death and loss, and shared values and resources. While North Node in Scorpio shows us which toxic feelings we need to eliminate, demonstrated through expressing what is natural and enjoyable to us, Saturn in Scorpio shows us how to restructure our magnetism so we find a deeper connection with All-That-Is.
Our inner Saturn assists us in taking command of our lives, through our response-ability to determine for ourselves which of our duties and roles are still viable and which are not. Through Saturn we take command of “the Great Vehicle” and become the Eternal Love-Wisdom-Intelligence we always are as a living force in our world. Saturn helps us integrate our personality over time, through seeing how we have the power to throw off chains of mental and emotional slavery.
Now that Mercury is retrograde in Scorpio and again begins to form a conjunction with Saturn, the Sun, and the North Node, it’s a great time for growth through shining a new light in how we look at old losses, deaths, and defeats, so we can understand why those things had to pass, and seeing how those voids attracted what was more perfect for our evolved state. Or if they haven’t, why not?
These transits are helping us all to practice patience, self-discipline, and maturity in dealing with our desire nature, and through these virtues we can see old frustrating experiences that left us in discontent in a new light related to our long wave evolution. And of course, these Scorpio transits are affecting everyone with a planet in Scorpio, whether natal or progressed.
So besides taking a new look and perhaps finding a new way to view and interpret any relatively recent losses and deaths in our lives, there are even deeper patterns residing in entire generations that are available for reconsideration during this Scorpionic time of growth through looking back, or seeing the potential of fulfillment rather than the old stuck unsatisfying patterns.
Tomorrow I’ll discuss how different generations are being affected by these transits.
© Copyright 2013 Robert Wilkinson