How To Survive Saturn In Scorpio (Retrograde)

I don’t have the answer for you yet, but I’m working on it. This is a blog post in progress 🙂

Last night however I did do a “focus” Tarot spread for myself, a Blood/Brain/Bone spread (my version of spirit/mind/body).

Was having a conversation on Twitter about this, this morning, feeling Saturn retrograde.

And I posited that Saturn retrograde in Scorpio has something in common with Saturn in Taurus, the sign where the South Node is now. Too much focus on appearance, the surface, Venus.

Remember Scorpio is co-ruled by Mars, the active principle. Mars doesn’t wait. He lunges. But retrograde? His knees are bad 😉


Fear of joy.

I was in the midst of an email exchange and out popped the word joy and immediately I felt ashamed. Where was my joy. I am bad at joy. Oh no. I had to find another word. I found a few. Peace. Calm. Even enJOYment I could tolerate. But undiluted joy? And I began to wonder what rules joy in astrology.

Instinctively this feels like a 5th House matter to me AHA Saturn rules my 5th House. How about meaning. Work. Logotherapy (Viktor Frankl). We should not beat ourselves for not feeling joy. We should find the words we understand.

I decide to look it up in Rex Bills: for Bills’ research, Jupiter rules joviality, Venus and then the Sun rule joy (in general), the 5th House rules physical and mental joys, the 11th House rules spiritual joys, and Jupiter and then Venus rule jubilation.

Most of the “simple” joy in my chart is touched by the Saturn in one way or another. Serious joy. 

Love seeing that 11th House connection though — spiritual joys. Who knew that was even a category? 😉

Not that I begrudge anyone their joy. Just that there’s all kinds of people in the world. And all kinds of joy. Almond Joy’s got nuts. Mounds don’t. (Sorry. Couldn’t help it.)

I’ll let you know if my trip out West brings me joy. That will be fun, blogging from another world 🙂


Simple Tarot spread for Saturn Retrograde:

Card One: what you need to know

Card Two: what you need to do

Card Three: what to let go

Anyone who knows me will know that the cards I just got were MORE than accurate so do try this at home, folks 🙂

Love, MP


I am doing One-Card Mini-Mini Readings tonight. Between 6 and 8-ish EST.

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