Hobbies Astrology What Happens When Saturn is in Scorpio Share PINTEREST Email Print Run Photo / Getty Images. Astrology Trends & Horoscopes Basics 12 Signs of the Zodiac The Sun & Sun Signs The Moon & Moon Signs The Houses Love & Compatibility By Molly Hall Molly Hall is an astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "Astrology: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Zodiac." our editorial process Molly Hall Updated July 01, 2017 Saturn's time in Scorpio invites brave investigations into the nether regions of the psyche. It's a transit to use Scorpio-vision to see energetic roots and realities. By doing this soulful work, the reward is psychic wisdom and sovereignty. Meaning of the Stars When Saturn was in Libra, the sign known as the iron fist in the velvet glove. Libra is an air sign, and much of its territory is mental meaning concepts and ideas. Libra is a provocative (at times) cardinal sign but always has a certain poise. With Libra, there's objectivity that provides some psychic space from whatever is going on. But now Saturn takes us now into Scorpionic realms, where it's not possible to stay above it all, with situations "in theory." Scorpio is the planet of the underworld journey, metamorphosis, soul merging, being haunted, traumas and emotional wounds. Extreme Make-Over This transit of Saturn Scorpio comes at a time when many are transforming in extreme ways. So much is rising from the depths, secrets, sober realities, woundedness, patterns of abuse. As the planets pass each other it will drive out emotional-psychic vampires and unplug from all that's feeding on your energy. If you're carrying issues from the past around, or have skeletons in your closet, Saturn Scorpio is going to show you how to clean them out. Now is the time to gain access to the secretive and deeper realities of energy exchange with those closest to us. This evokes primal scenes, where we unlock the power to move through whatever has a hold on psyche and soul. Saturn peels back layers, and blocks the easy exits so that we see how deeply embedded we are in each other's lives. Addiction and Despair Saturn shows us, sometimes in stark ways, where our coping mechanisms are keeping us in a holding pattern. Whatever has been working, starts to not work. Oh no! And yet, that's the start of coming up with new approaches to old problems. Depending on how Saturn engages your chart, this is time to finally face anything you're running from. And to be wholly transformed by the experience. Saturn Scorpio is here now to give us master methods for taking what's rotten and composting it into fertile ground for the next steps. If you've been through a dark night, Saturn as a planet of authority can press you into service. You wear the mantle of healer, assisting souls through the murky perceptual field of our times. Hitting Bottom Saturn Scorpio brings the potential for hitting bottom, the darkest place, and yet, this is where a strong foundation can be built. You're supported in going deep, sharing what's in your heart and soul with trusted supporters, joining healing groups and being committed to going all the way. What's festering and making you sick? This is no time for band-aids. New vitality is kindled, for the dramatic times. There's real hope when we face the core issues, and know there's nothing we can't handle. Underworld Magic Saturn Scorpio begins the era of discovering new ways to deal with intense events, manipulations, corruption, and the quest to live truthfully. Scorpio is a sign of emotional bravery, with an instinct for digging into the meat of the matter. Whatever half-truths or outright lies have been robbing us personally or societally of authenticity, can be broken apart now. We learn how to take even the most dangerous, life-threatening material and transform it. This is the kind of Saturn transit where things could seem to get worse before they get better. And yet, you realize you've surrendered to a process of deep change. Saturn often shows us we're stronger than we think we are. With Saturn in Scorpio, the strength we find brings personal power and the courage to set boundaries. Is this your Saturn return? This is a life transit that saves us from structures that have become stifling confinements. What's calcified is broken open. Oh yes, this can be painful. But it cracks us open, so we can reshape the fundamentals. And become aligned with our destiny. Restructuring Some will let go of wishful thinking, and be forced to face denial, as the deeper intensity is squeezed to the surface. When inner reserves are released, there's more vitality to move in a realistic way toward your dreams. Saturn Scorpio raises the volume on that inner voice that knows something needs to happen -- inwardly -- to create the changes you seek outwardly.