Saturn is direct now and will leave Libra for Scorpio on October 6th, 2012. Many people are choosing to end their relationships at this time. Others are reinforcing their commitment. Most seem to realize that the decisions they make at this time will have a lasting effect and because of this, they may have delayed the inevitable. It’s like strapping yourself in and going over the falls. Few want to do that.
Others do not register the importance of the decisions they’ll make in this time frame. In many cases this is because they are naive, or they lack experience or perhaps they’re delusional. I am old enough to vividly recall events that unfolded the last time Saturn transitioned from Libra to Scorpio and I was one of these people so I understand how a situation like this exists and I’ve the fallout and suffered the (lifelong) repercussions.
Most around here know that I opted not to marry my husband the last time Saturn was in Libra, but I did more than that. When we separated (with Saturn in Libra), he immediately married a woman he’d known for 10 days and I went into a void space. I eventually hooked up with another man, but failed to learn anything in that relationship either and I mean, I learned nothing. Granted, I was young. I had no one to advise me and I had no support of any kind, but that’s irrelevant to what happened because of this; when Saturn went into Scorpio, I landed on my ass, HARD. My husband landed hard himself at that time and as many who read here know, it’s taken 29 years to fix this thing and lemme tell you, that’s a long time.
Since no one told me, let me tell those who are younger than I am, some things that are facts.
First, if you have a good man or woman who loves you, do not make the mistake of thinking you’re going to be able to recreate the connection and enjoy the feelings you have with just anybody because this is simply not the case. There are not endless people you are going to be able to love and have love you back and I don’t care how cute or handsome you may be. I don’t care if you date 300 people over 2 years, if you wind up with nothing at the end of that time, then nothing is what it is.
Second, if you think you can just take your kid away from their mother or their father and pretend it’s no big deal, you are in for one hell of a rude awakening. I am not talking about leaving a man who is beating you or the like. You know what I’m talking about. You leave the man (or vice versa) because you think you can do better. You think you can find another man to be the father – well let me tell you something about the men in this era. Many of them don’t want to have kids of their own and even fewer want to take on the responsibility of raising another man’s child or children, so think about this before you dump a man who is there for you on a whim. And if you doubt what I am saying, just talk to some single mothers out there. Look around.
I am naturally optimistic. When I was young I thought the next man would always be better. I really thought this and I said I thought this. I thought my life could and would do nothing but get better and I thought this for a number of years. I was able to stave off reality, basically, but an illusion like that cannot be maintained forever.
I really hope people make good decisions here, in the negotiation (Libra) phase. When Saturn hits Scorpio, you’re going to find it’s too late to go back. Further, it will probably take 29 years to fully appreciate the repercussions and the results of the decisions you make now. This is for good or ill, because some people clutch it up and leave relationships with partners who abuse them and good decision.
On that note, I had a friend who was married to an alcoholic the last time Saturn was in Libra, she had a baby. He was a good-looking, charismatic man but she told me about him getting drunk, beating her with a six-pack of beer and then standing on top the bed and pissing on her as she lie huddled in a corner.
I begged her to leave that man. BEGGED her. She stayed. I could not bear to watch so I left. They just recently separated. How’s that for casting a die.
Can anyone else share stories that happened the last time Saturn left Libra for Scorpio?
image Scorpio and Libra by Crauw on Deviantart.com