The Scorpio Sun’s conjunction with Saturn, in effect for days, will be exact at 4:33 am EDT Thursday. It will be the first such merger in nearly three decades because Saturn has taken that long to return to Scorpio. You are invited to the reunion, where your role will be to make the astrology happen by redefining the word ‘discipline’ in your life.
For too many of us, discipline has a negative connotation. For some it is synonymous with punishment. For others, it is the only redemption in drudgery and despair. Discipline is also a word often associated with Saturn.
Of all the planets in the solar system that can be seen without the aid of magnifying optics, Saturn is furthest away from the Sun, and from us. Long before we had an inkling of its distance, and before its trademark rings were discovered, we distinguished Saturn by its slow apparent motion. It was through that deliberate motion, and the enduring nature it implied, that Saturn was correlated with the discipline valued by early civilization.
Anybody who has ever worked on a farm knows the value of discipline. Farming was among the skills that made civilization possible, producing the surplus food needed to feed a settled community of people with diverse and specialized skills. Somewhere along the line, discipline was diverted from nourishing productivity to organized thievery, otherwise known as war. It worked, and it was downhill for discipline’s reputation after that.
It’s high time to liberate discipline, and Saturn, from negativity. Scorpio is just the place to do it. You are just the one to do it. You will also have backup, in the form of Neptune in Pisces. Neptune is available to flow over from its Pisces domain to lend a little imagination, assisting your creative efforts to turn the nightmares associated with discipline into the joyous means of achieving dreams.
Dreams can become reality. It is not easy. There are only the most rudimentary guidelines to assist the dreamer who is not content simply to dream. Transforming a private vision into a public reality means taking on the mystery of metamorphosis included in the Scorpio field of action.
Metamorphosis starts with something and ends up with something else that bares little or no resemblance to what you started with. It is natural. Fish-like tadpoles transform into frogs, for example, but it’s not always clear how it happens. It can also be a little scary as the transformation of matter into energy has proven to be. Figuring out how to work with Scorpio energy means going into the dark, possibly being transformed yourself in the process. Braving the dark takes not only discipline, but motivation. That’s where the element of water comes in.
Elemental water is what Pisces and Scorpio have in common. The flowing trine connection between signs that have the same element in common makes it possible for Neptune to apply its dissolving nature to the old ideas of Saturn, and discipline, so that both can be transformed by Scorpio’s energy field.
In addition, the indomitable motivation symbolized by water is beyond reason, and hence beyond discouragement. Water literally wears down the greatest mountains without itself wearing out. Water also characterizes the need that nourishes the dream. But in the dark that Scorpio’s waters represent, creativity requires illumination so that the results are not left to chance.
The Sun is illumination. Day is proof of the Sun. That’s how both the Sun and its daylight come to symbolize waking consciousness. When the Sun conjoins Saturn on Thursday, both members of the long-awaited Scorpio conjunction will still be in a functional, flowing water trine to Neptune that has been even longer in development. It will be a historic moment, representing an actual chance to change the course of history. The final, necessary, crucial ingredient will be you. Your consciousness can build on what the Sun starts.
Only you can provide the dream. Only you can be the source of indefatigable motivation. Only you can illuminate the darkness of history and show the way to a new day when discipline is joy in action and Saturn manifests dreams. If you ever thought that your life in a vast Universe is insignificant and without meaning, think again. You are the means by which the meaning of a distant planet, a word, and human history can be redeemed, with a little transformation and redefinition left over for all of us and where we live. Astrology works through you.
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