Saturn Enters Scorpio: The Mark of The Soul Survivor
By: Brad Kronen
“The Scorpio period of the year (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) is the time when the life force withdraws from all outer forms in nature and is concentrated in the seed….It is significant that children are allowed at this time to wander out at night, past their usual bed time, and that they are not supposed to go from house to house begging for food until the Sun (the symbol of the physical life) has completely set! Indeed, Scorpionic and Plutonian people seem to have an affinity for the dark areas of experience, whether in a constructive way or through fear mingled with fascination.”
– Stephen Arroyo, “Astrology, Karma, and Transformation”
It is quite fitting and certainly not a coincidence that the planet which the ancients considered to be the very edge of The Universe is having its Zodiacal “changing of the guard” during the same month in which the sign Saturn will be newly entering, Scorpio, actually takes place. Not only did the ancients consider the ringed planet to be the very edge of the Universe, but they also believed that just beyond Saturn’s location in the Heavens, all things ceased to exist. As we soon shall see, this nihilistic theme continues with the sign of Scorpio’s influences over human society at large.
As Part I hinted and as Stephen Arroyo openly states, the Scorpionic personality is hardcore, intense, and has an “affinity for the dark areas of experience.” This is not surprising when considering the sign of the Scorpion oversees such “prickly” areas of Life such as Sex, Death, The Occult, and Other People’s Money.
This same hardcore intensity holds true regarding the societal influences which occur whenever Saturn transits through the sign of Scorpio.
The ringed planet takes 29.46 years to fully orbit around the Sun, and spends roughly 2 ½ to 3 years transiting through each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. When looking at the previous time The Lord of Karma last transited through the sign of Death and Transformation, it should be abundantly clear how a Scorpionic Saturn forces society’s attentions to deal with those things which are uncomfortable, hardcore, intense, and yes, even deadly.
Saturn’s Previous Transit Through Scorpio – The Plague of Modern Man
The ringed planet was previously in the sign which rules over Sex, Sexuality and physically, over the human genitals from December 1982 to November 1985. On November 6th, 1983, Pluto, the planet of Death and Transformation entered its ruling sign of Scorpio. These 2 powerhouse planets both in the sign of sex and Death from 1983 to 1985 was when the AIDS crisis was at its deadliest. Although the HIV virus is theorized to have entered the human population around the year 1980, the range of time when Saturn and Pluto transited through the sign of Death is when AIDS infected and claimed a goodly number of its victims. A time period in which the Plague of Modern Man also had no cure, no traceable source, and no known methods of treatment.
Beyond grim to be true, but we must keep in mind that Saturn is a “societal” planet and influences all of us as a societal whole. We also must remember that the ringed planet oversees such things as Organization, Structure, and Administration, and that Scorpio isn’t just the sign of Death, but of Transformational Change and of The Survivor as well. It was precisely during Saturn’s most recent transit through the sign of Scorpio that society responded to the Plague of Modern Times by forming the first AIDS organizations which were assembled as administrative forces that would battle the virus and assist the lives of those infected with it. These organizations that were founded during Saturn’s last stint through the sign of Scorpio continue in full force to this very day.
Societal Predictions for Saturn’s Current Transit Through Scorpio
The planet Saturn will transit through the sign of Scorpio from October 6th, 2012 through December 23, 2014. The ringed planet will re-enter the sign of the Scorpion when it goes into retrograde motion on June 16th, 2015 and will complete its Scorpionic cycle on September 18, 2015.
Given what’s been discussed so far about the nature of Scorpio, the sign of Death and more importantly, the Survivor, here are some of Brad’s predictions pertaining to the various influences Saturn’s current transit through that sign should have over today’s 21st century world.
Pornography – In honor of Saturn’s Zodiacal change, I thought we’d start predictive things off with a light and easy topic (hacking cough). The Los Angeles Porn Actors Required to Wear Condoms Act, Measure B will be on the city’s voting ballot this November 6th. The bill proposes that condoms be required for any/all pornographic filming in California along with the bill’s inverse being enforced which states non-use of prophylactics on the porn set would be considered an illegal act and liable for prosecution. Considering the sign of sex will be visited by Saturn, the planet of layered structure on the day of voting, I don’t think any psychic energy needs to be utilized for this one….
Prophylactic Porn, here we come!
Life Support – The population is getting ever older, and despite the spiked increase of the senior citizen portion of today’s society, there seems to be no correlation with an increased awareness or of actions taken regarding living wills. My good and o so interesting readers, never have I encountered a single person who ever spoke of actively wanting to be, or consciously choosing to remain on life support should the need to prolong their life arise. I have found the general consensus to be quite the strongly held opposite opinion. Unfortunately, the wishes of those who end up on machines which artificially make them live and breathe aren’t met, due to there being no hard copy proof which reflects their choice of not wanting to continue living in this manner.
In other words, a living will was never made.
With Saturn, the sign of structure and of old age positioned in the sign of Death, Scorpio, the next few years may see more people be made aware of living wills and subsequently, a noteworthy significant increase should occur of these notarized legal documents being officially made.
Consider this, pretend you are blissfully married and Jupiter Forbid! are put on life support. Your spouse has always known that your intentions were never to even be placed on these machines but because no living will was made, the hospital you came to had no other choice. After weeks of being in a coma and having the medical bills go through the proverbial roof from all that time spent on life support, doctors approach your beloved stating there is no hope you will be conscious again. At this point, your partner will need to make a heart wrenching decision:
Continue to have your practically-dead-self be artificially kept alive with the mountain of medical bills stacking further and further to the ceiling with each passing day.
OR Opt for the ending of life support. The only way this can be done is if your partner signs papers authorizing the cessation of the life-sustaining machines which you are on.
People, no one should be made to make such a decision for their loved one. It simply is unfair karmicly and every other way imaginable for that kind of burden to be placed on another.
With Saturn, the planet of the tangible (in this case, hard copy) placed in the sign which deals with the ending of life, there hopefully will be a sharp rise of people from all sectors of the populace, senior citizen and otherwise, making the necessary and legally defined arrangements to usher in the end of Life and not continuing it unnecessarily through artificial means.
Fertility Drugs – Because there are so many Americans particularly weirded out by a natural part of Life, that Death is, it only stands to follow that many people in this country are a bit too gung-ho regarding the commencing of Life through unnatural means, aka Fertility Drugs.
Unfortunately, not only do fertility drugs provide many a non-conceiving couple what they wish for, quite often they’ll end up granting the wish of the banning of barrenness exponentially so (aka Multitude-uplets)! With Saturn being a restrictive planet placed in the sign of conception, fertility drugs stand to be structurely improved in such a streamlined way so as to prevent the evening news from reporting yet another beaming couple that is completely clueless in a big picture way as to how they shall provide for their record breaking multi-tuplets.
With Saturn also having an indirect influence over the legal system, may there be a reduction in the use of fertility drugs overall, due to an increased rise of adoptions from within that particular portion of the populace which needs that action taking place amongst them the most – unwanted children.
The Occult – Remember Heaven’s Gate? That organized cult whose members believed the end of the world was imminent in the 1990’s? In March of 1997, every member of this secretive occult group was found dead, en masse. When the entire Heaven’s Gate cult followed through with their agreed pact to leave this plane of existence, each member wore a black Nike running suit, and each was found with a purple silk cloth draped over their face, following their drinking of lethal doses of cyanide mixed with arsenic in applesauce.
Like Jim Jones’ cult in Guyana which decimated themselves en masse in the 1970’s, the most disturbing factor behind both of these grizzly events which involved large numbers of people belonging to a cult was the sense of organized precision which accompanied them.
There appeared to be no chaos nor last minute jitters. There seemed to be no panic amongst such vast numbers of people, all gathered together to die. Everyone consciously took their life at approximately the same time, and did so in such an arranged, organized fashion, that it literally chilled one’s blood to see pictures of so many newly discovered dead bodies arranged as if they were placed in massive utensil or ice cube trays.
As the upcoming future unfolds, society may very well see the darkest aspect behind the planet of organization, both administratively and otherwise, teaming up once more with the sign of the Occult and of Death through the formation of new cults. However, unlike the gruesome fate which befell Jim Jones’ followers and the members of Heaven’s Gate, may society be made aware of the true intentions of these up and coming cults well before a stunned discovery is made of yet another highly organized, blood chilling en masse departure from this world.
Forensic Science – Due to this sign’s probing and intense nature, Scorpio is associated with those death rendering things which require in-depth and hardcore sleuthing, such as murder mysteries, CSI shows, or cold case file documentaries. In other words, the dramatized versions of Forensic Science. The recent scientific revolution of DNA testing has thoroughly transformed the landscapes of both forensics and crime investigation, overall, by greatly reducing the degrees of uncertainty of evidence along with the waiting time for these extremely precise results to be determined. With the planet of structure positioned in the sign of forensics, the next few years may make this process even more streamlined, improved, and exact, so that those who long for answers are given them very soon thereafter.
Mining and Drilling Procedures (Fracking) – Since Scorpio’s planetary ruler is named after the mythological God of the Underworld, anything which deals with digging, drilling, or unearthing is associated with this sign. With society finally arriving at the long overdue realization that the world’s supply of oil is not infinite and unending, focus has turned to the extraction of fossil fuels such as Natural Gas. The earth holds vast supplies of natural gas, which unfortunately, do not directly lie immediately below the planet’s surface. In order to access this rich resource, drilling must be executed deep below the earth’s surface, a process called hydraulic fracturing otherwise known as “fracking”. The fracking which has been done so far has been extremely controversial, given the people who reside in areas near the drilling sites have reported such things as contaminated water supplies and mass illnesses which came from the residue polluted air and water caused by the fracking process.
With the planet of learning lesson’s the hard way and of organized structure placed in the sign of deep drilling, may the next few years see massive improvements made with perfecting the fracking process, so that society can eliminate its reliance on the planet’s dwindling oil reserves, while simultaneously eliminate the huge health risks involved with this still relatively new and unstudied drilling procedure.
A Transformational Change within The Worlds of Bees and Bats
Did you know that any and every bug and insect is associated with the sign of the survivor, Scorpio? Need I remind those who are unsure why this association is made, of that most delightful of astrological jokes penned by that most sexy of astrologers in Part I (aka You’re reading him)?:
After the nuclear holocaust, there’ll be cockroaches, Cher, and Scorpios.
Did you also know that over the past few decades, 4 common species of bumble bee in the US have dropped by 96%? Nearly 1/3 of the Earth’s bees have perished during this short range of time. The cause for this truly alarming death statistic of the insect world still has yet to be determined and is shrouded in mystery.
This same mysterious decimation has also been occurring to another population of creatures assigned to the sign during which Halloween takes place – bats. Like the world’s bee population but with less devastating results so far, an untold vast amount of North America’s bats have been wiped out as of late, for reasons yet unknown. Many of these creatures, which are vital to the eco-balance of the planet by virtue of eating their body’s weight worth of mosquitoes in a day, are being found lifeless with a white fungal mask covering most of their face, a condition called “White Nose Syndrome”. Even with this disturbing death trait commonly found amongst so many bats (the New England brown bat is theorized to be extinct in 20 years) scientists still cannot determine what causes this fungus and why it is appearing on the bodies of so many dead bats all at once.
Hopefully the planet of base structures and time based origins placed in the sign which rules over both bees and bats will soon shed light on these truly terrible mysteries which are destroying massive amounts of these flying creatures that are vitally necessary for Man’s existence on this planet to be kept in balance and in check with Mother Nature.
AIDS – In Memoriam
This article of societal predictions began by looking back to the previous time when the planet Saturn was placed in the sign of Scorpio. A time, which unfortunately will be forever associated with Death, itself, since its range occurred when the AIDS crisis was at its most deadly. During those years between 1982 and 1985, the fear brought about by the spread of this virus was utterly paralyzing, given the terrifying fact there was neither a cure nor even methods of treatment during that time.
Since then, numerous scientific and sociological advancements have been made in the fight against the disease considered to be the Plague of Modern Times, so that being infected with the HIV virus is no longer a death sentence in the Western World. However the planet’s population of those infected with HIV continues to rise, especially in areas of the globe which do not have the best access to treatment for the disease, such as the continent of Africa, as a whole.
I predict that at some point during Saturn’s current transit through Scorpio, the sign of the survivor, a cure for AIDS will finally be found.
It only seems karmicly fitting that a disease which had its most devastating effects occur when The Lord of Karma last delved deep below the darkest of surfaces in the sign of the Scorpion should be rectified by having the illumination of a cure brightly shine through those dark depths and like the mythological creature associated with Scorpio, rise like the Phoenix in victory over Death, itself.