Saturn turns direct on August 1st. It has been retrograde since March 14. It will move into Sagittarius on September 17. This will be the final time Saturn travels through Scorpio during this cycle, the next time will be November 2041! The last time Saturn was in Scorpio was November 1985.
Under the influence of Saturn in Scorpio, and depending on how this transit affects your natal chart, your willpower and endurance are legendary. Once you commit to a goal, you’ve got the drive and persistence to see it through to the end. You might even be considered obsessive in your approach, tenaciously pursuing your passion to the point of neglecting other areas of life.
Deep intimacy becomes more of a priority, and if you’re willing to do the work, committed partnership can be extremely rewarding. The biggest challenge is to be willing to reveal your true feelings, to let your vulnerability be seen by your partner. As you do the work of uncovering more of your authentic self, you’re likely to get in touch with your core issues and deep-seated fears. If you’re courageous enough to explore your own dark side, you have the potential to free yourself from old emotional patterns that hold you back.
Watch out for a tendency to try to control the people you’re closest to. Motivated by fear, you’ll want to hold on tightly to what you’ve got, both in your relationships, and when it comes to finances and possessions. A big lesson during this transit will be letting go — trusting in the deeper life process of death and rebirth, and letting go of what’s become stagnant in order to create space for new growth.