Water signs long for closeness, a deep connection with others and need to form relationships, but Scorpio is the more realistic of the signs, having many preconceptions of life violently torn apart. Scorpio is always deeply curious about how deep life goes and sometimes this can lead them into dangerous situations. Some of Saturn in Scorpio's behavior and defensive nature may create blockages in close relations resulting in the loss of the very intimacy they crave. Some obsessive tendencies may be present and creating sexual blocks, or jealousy through fear of getting too close to others.
The person is learning how to use power wisely and also share it with others, and it shouldn't be about totally dominating the environment through emotional complexes that may be difficult to resolve. Authority figures in their early life may have found it difficult to express themselves emotionally and were hard to get to know underneath. Saturn placed in Scorpio tends to hold back, and intense pride and a suspicious nature can cause them to be over-defensive. They are good at hiding the depths of their passions, but are also frightened to reveal it and lessons could revolve around learning to express one’s desires.
The Scorpio energy can be excessive, and sometimes too much for others to handle, but there is a lot of pain hiding underneath all of those walls of defense. People don’t barricade themselves away for the sheer sake of it, and the individual with this placement longs for freedom in the area of intimacy. The type fears loss and the dangerous emotions that they have covered up. Moreover, they require absolute loyalty from loved ones, and need to be in control on the emotional level. Quite often they deny themselves the deep intimacy and merging with others, and feel undesirable or frustrated and sensitive around the area of sexuality.
Saturn in Scorpio - Learning about the TabooThe individual may have learned about sexuality at a young age or other taboo areas. Many have experienced a traumatic loss in childhood, but the adults around them felt very uncomfortable and denied the individual from expressing their feelings about such topics. Planets in Scorpio tend to act below the level of consciousness; there is a tendency to be highly suspicious and paranoid, lending itself to being untrusting of others.
Saturn in Scorpio is compelled to learn about the taboo in nature in order to master it. Learning how to trust, bond with others and give their all to someone which often means giving up control. Saturn here involves tests around sexuality, power, and traumatic issues, trying to manage their intimate relationships through sharing, probing their inner depths, handling joint resources in any partnership. Saturn here is also being taught regeneration, and the person may do well with archaeology, work in crime or be attracted to detective work.
The individual has an immense talent for digging deep, and so may also enjoy exploring psychology and the depth of the human mind. Often surface appearances mean little, and sometimes they get involved in power games, battles over joint finances, leaving the person feeling resentful. The tendency to repress energies, often result in a mounting pressure of frustration, and need for release. The emotional impulses usually come out in form of OCD or other obsessive disorders.
The person with Saturn placed in Scorpio handles others property, taxes and insurance. They can be an authority over areas of weakness - addictions, drinking, and sex. The energy can turn destructive if they resist the fundamental need to forgive and forget. The fear of death, sex and emotional involvement are many of the trials along the path towards true power, resourcefulness, and stamina, and they are quite capable of achieving their objectives.
Many of these individuals handle the crisis of others well, but have difficulty when it comes to their own turbulent emotions. Saturn tries to block what it fears, and is afraid of how deeply they feel. The art of transformation fascinates Scorpio and life, it feels like one big roller-coaster of emotions, and in order to change they need to learn how to let go.