Saturn leaves Scorpio Thursday, September 17, at 10:47 P.M., EST, not to return for another 30 years. Saturn in Scorpio has been an intense period for many bringing many changes in our world. If you are a Scorpio, no doubt the past several years have brought your share of hardships and delays and if you have planets in your personal chart being aspected by Scorpio (Taurus, Leo, Aquarius) the same holds true for you as well. If you are a late degree Scorpio or have fixed planets here, you above all other will be happy to see Saturn move into the next sign: Sagittarius.
Saturn in Scorpio hasn't been bad for everyone. It has trined the other water planets, Cancer and Pisces, and sextiled Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, and this should have brought some stability to those born under these signs.
Either way, Saturn in Sagittarius is going to be different over the next several years. We will rethink many ideas, and education, publishing, travel and foreign connections may play a big role in our lives. And as usual it depends on where Saturn falls in your chart.
Many things and situations are ending at this time. There is an intense energy as Saturn changes signs and Jupiter opposes Neptune, exact September 17, and things, situations and even people may be confusing, or things you were unaware of may be revealed at this time. This is a less than clear energy and all is not as it appears. You, or others may confuse the issue, be deceived or mislead, or even blamed for things you did not intend or are not your fault. Discernment is called for, especially if this aspects your chart. I have talked to several people recently born in 1961, with Pluto at 7-8 degrees of Virgo, and this aspect is affecting them in a very convoluted manner.
As these major changes occur, Mercury turns retrograde in the sign ruling relationships. While many may be focused on romantic relationships, this can include relationships of all types. Many things may slow down, change, or even end at this time. If this is the case, know this was intended by the cosmos, and as one door closes another one will open. Mercury retrograde can be an irritating time but we can be redirected back to things we need to focus on or know at this time.
Lastly, as we move toward the next lunar eclipse in Aries on September 27, know that we are in a time of great change both within our own world and the world we all live in. While the ride can get bumpy over the next weeks, the times absolutely changing, and we will enter into an important new cycle. There is an excitement to the newness, and we are at the precipice of something very different from the old. It is up to us to make the most of it.