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Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in Scorpio or Saturn in Relation to Scorpio
(from Esoteric Astrology)
Specific Expressions of Saturn in Scorpio
1. Saturn (in Scorpio)
in Relation to the Etheric-Physical Vehicle:
Scorpio can be associated with negative energy, as can Saturn (ruler of the third divine aspect the momentum of which seeks to retard the expression of the second aspect). Saturn in Scorpio is associated with concentrations of such negative energy. Narcosis and miasms in general begin in the etheric body before they every reach the dense physical nature. Saturn with Scorpio may indicate morbid areas within the etheric system, which, if not cleansed, de-congested and regenerated, can undermine the health of the whole. Perhaps every system in the three worlds carries it own “seeds of death”.
2. Saturn (in Scorpio)
in Relation to the Astral Vehicle:
These selfish, negative attitudes and desires must be overcome. There is much danger, however, in the some methods chosen for overcoming. Suppression is one such method. (About repression, which is unconscious, there is very little that can be done until—through professional or soul-administered psychological therapy—it becomes conscious.) But suppression can be noticed and corrected. Essentially, suppression is the “putting down” of emotional conditions which, for one thing, are incompletely understood, and for another, are feared.
The personal ego knows that such selfish, negative emotional attitudes are destructive, but fears it cannot handle them. So the personal will suppresses them. While this gets them “out of the way” for a while, the conditions only go ‘underground’ where they grow in malefic strength, only to erupt in a form far less controllable than earlier.
The suppressive method, so associated with Saturn in Scorpio, is associated with the disease, cancer. The following statement from the Tibetan makes this clear:
Saturn in Scorpio is dangerous in relation to cancer of the sexual organs and bowel; Saturn in Cancer is similarly dangerous in relation to the stomach, liver, etc., as described above. Clearly, transmutation, elevation and creativity are more suitable antidotes to the management of powerful emotional forces (among them, negative emotional forces) that direct suppression.
Fortunately, Saturn is not only a first ray planet, but distributes even more strongly the creative third ray, the Ray of Creative Intelligence. Therefore, there are other more creative solutions available to the Saturn in Scorpio person—especially since third-ray Saturn rules the third-ray throat center, towards which the sexual energies (Scorpio) must be lifted.
Saturn, therefore is not at all a proscription against creativity. Mozart, for instance, one of the most prolific musical geniuses humanity has produced, had Saturn in the fifth house of his natal chart. The fifth house relates directly to the creative life, and refers here to the brilliant structure (Saturn) of his creations rather than to a musical version of “writer’s block”!
Upon the Fixed Cross, and once the method of direct suppression has been abandoned, Saturn helps the disciple manage the astral vehicle and its desires with intelligent creativity according to soul law. Yes, there is emotional regulation, and negativity is not allowed to express destructively, but there are also applied rules and procedures for breaking up the negativity, and for elevating its energy to the throat center. We could call the approach, one of ‘controlled release’.
3. Saturn (in Scorpio)
in Relation to the Lower Mental Vehicle:
As evolution proceeds, the mind, in Scorpio becomes active in two ways: firstly as an intellectual instrument aiding in the control of the astral body, and in the process of release from low desire; and secondly, as an illumined instrument which aids in the release from “surrounding world glamour”. (EA 180) Saturn, a planet much associated with intelligence, can certainly play a role in both processes. As an agent of control, Saturn is undisputed; this relates to the first process. In relation to the second process, Saturn helps the disciple realistically face whatever glamors the illumined mind (under hierarchical Mercury) may reveal.
4. Saturn (in Scorpio)
in Relation to the Personality as a Whole:
But, of course, the potential for positivity is equally great. We must remember that Scorpio transmits the fourth ray of Harmony through Conflict, and is, therefore, a sign of extremes.
“Extremes ever meet in the disciple who stands at this midway point or at the centre of the Fixed Cross in Scorpio.” (EA 225) “In Scorpio, the purificatory waters of testing and trials are applied. This takes place upon the Fixed Cross and their effect is drastic in the extreme.” (EA 287)
Scorpio is the sign of triumph, and Saturn is the planet of law. With this combination, the advanced individual knows that if he carefully follows the laws of the soul, facing his negativity realistically and bravely, he will triumph. Here then, is the individual who will not let himself “get away with anything”. The movements of the Hydra are always countered; the surveillance constant, the attitude exacting. If Scorpio is the sign of “Test, Trial and Triumph” and Saturn is the planet of testing (EA 138), then the combination, Saturn in Scorpio, is peculiarly representative of the Path of Discipleship, and peculiarly powerful upon that Path.
5. Saturn (in Scorpio)
and the Presentation of Opportunity on the Path of Discipleship:
6. Saturn (in Scorpio)
and Choices to be Made and Destruction to be Endured in order to Promote
a Freer Expression of the Soul:
The responsibility (Saturn) is one’s own. No one can face the Hydra for another. Faults or weaknesses can be indicated for good motive, but the testing belongs to each alone. The choice is really between two contrasting orders of life—one anciently established and long familiar; the other new. The question is: “Are you really serious about soul-control; even if it means the death of desire, and more—the death of the personality”? “Just how serious are you?”
The destruction to be endured under the pressure of Saturn is the destruction of vice. The Hydra is an “existing condition” which must be broken up to produce greater freedom of soul expression. The important thing is, that under this influence, there is no evasion. The enemy is clearly seen, and it is oneself. Although the enemy is an enemy, there is pain in its defeat, because a cherished (though unworthy) part of ourselves is defeated with it. In the case of the true disciple, Saturn in Scorpio indicates that one has the grit and stamina to endure the destruction.
7. As “the sacred
planets endeavour to fuse the personality and make it the instrument of
the soul and the non-sacred planets influence more specifically the form
nature”, how does Saturn, a sacred planet, fuse the personality
and make it a responsible instrument of the soul in this particular sign?
How does it enforce the law(s) of the soul, and assist in the fulfillment
of the Purpose, Plan and Dharma conceived by the soul?:
Scorpio represents the overbearing will of the soul, pushing its personality to the proverbial “edge”. There is no room to maneuver; there is no “slack”. Saturn only reinforces the Scorpionic intent, making it impossible for the personality to escape its fate. The personality, under Scorpio, is the “Warrior”; further, the personality has agreed to let the “Inner Warrior” fight the battle within and through the personality. The tiny personal ego cannot win; Mars and Pluto cannot win alone. One thing the personality can do in this final battle is to be humble, and it is this humility that Saturn (in relation to Scorpio) helps to enforce.
Saturn in Scorpio will do whatever is necessary to win. In this case, it is necessary to kneel, which means, psychologically, to see all things in proper proportion; to realize the magnitude of the forces arrayed against one; to realize the limitations of one’s personal powers; to realize that higher forces await to assist if one will only allow them in. It is realistic Saturn which helps the disciple to “take the steps” to kneel.
A Few Miscellaneous Meanings of Saturn in Scorpio:
Individuals with Saturn in Scorpio
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