Scared is right. Saturn is associated with fear, difficulty, hard lessons, also mastery and wisdom.
8th house rules death and transformation and power, etc. All things dark side and unspeakable. Psychotherapy. Trauma. Pathology.
Transit of Saturn through the 8th makes a person afraid of death. You’ll be made to face your fear. In fact you will be paralyzed until and unless you do. You want to face death like an adult.
This is a 2.5 year thing so you don’t have to get it today but this is what’s on your plate. Saturn wants you to “grow up” about death and dying. To be responsible. Time to learn about death.
Commonly a person does have someone die near them. Could be a co-worker for example. Someone does a face plant in the cubicle next to yours. They just happen to be similar age and sex. It’s normal to wonder if you’re going to be next. It’s scary.
Sometimes a parent dies, which gives the same result. All of the sudden you say – “Hey! I may die. Yipes!”
Now the low thing to do here is to act like it is not happening. That’ll hold you short term. The wise thing to do (and Saturn likes wisdom) is to get with the program and take responsibility around death.
Making a will is a good example. This equates with facing your fear. It’s smart, because as a matter of fact you will die, so how about being a class act about it? In the adult sense of that I mean. Pick up your toys instead of leaving a big mess for someone else to clean up because you were too afraid to come to terms with the reality of dying. That’s class.
Now, when you do this, the process gets much easier. The universe backs you. Saturn says “do the right thing” and when you get on board, you’ll find yourself supported as you wise up around these issues.
This takes many forms by the way. If you’re looking for the theme here. “Grow up about death”, as in you don’t quit calling because your friend is dying or however else it might manifest.
I knew an antique dealer who went to an estate sale where obviously the deceased was their age and had similar interests. You can imagine the impact. This dead guy’s stuff is everywhere, people poking through it and it could have been my pal’s. Hello? There are any number of ways you can get this message. Yes, you will die.
On the non-tangible level, there is more to gain. I once told a gal once to visualize herself dead. I did this because she was so afraid of dying she could barely live. You know. If she breathes in too hard, it may kill her.
I told her so go there and hang out awhile, see the people at her funeral or after or whatever. I asked her to stay there long enough to become accepting. In other words – face the fear! Because once you do, it unravels for you. Until you do, you’re stuck!
If you can come to understand that yes! You will die at some point, and if you assimilate this, you can opt to really live. If you think you’re going to live forever then you can postpone life can’t you? But if you really know you’re just passing through and I mean, really know it emotionally, because the 8th house is not an intellectual place – this will become an empowering situation.
The wise thing to do is live on all cylinders, right? I hope you can see that is a sense you’re fortunate that this is in your face to learn. Your life will be better other side of this, not that it’s some walk in the park to get there, because it won’t be, but it is good to know that the time to live is now.
This is tip of the iceberg on this. Other themes include power in all forms, other people’s energy as in, goods of the dead. This transit is also concerned with the collective resources. Lotteries, insurance companies, taxes. These things pool people’s resources together akin to sex. Sex where bodily fluids mix. That’s the tie if it isn’t obvious.
Merging, as opposed to this is you, and that is me and there is clear separation between us. It is intimate and intricate.
To do well, do the right thing. Exchange energy with others. They give to you, and you give back as opposed to gather and gather and gather and hoard (opposite sign Taurus / 2nd house). Empower others, and become empowered.
Note – I wrote this in 2001.
Is Saturn transiting your 8th house? How’s it going?