On October 22nd, the Sun moves into Scorpio. It will hit dreamy Neptune in Pisces with a flowing trine (exact on October 23rd), and many of you will catch a glimpse of a tantalizing hope or desire. Will it become real or dissolve into disappointment? Fortunately, you won't have long to wait for the truth as the Sun meets reality-check Saturn on October 25th. You'll know exactly how you can manifest your dream into reality, or you'll see that it was never going to happen. Either way, it's all part of Saturn in Scorpio's agenda to clear away the distractions so you can focus on what really matters.
The Sun enters your sector of shared resources, hi-lighting shared finances (debts, taxes, loans, your partners finances) or intimacy. Anything that involves sharing power/energy with another person will be emphasized. The Sun's trine to Neptune can awaken intense desires, hopes and "if only" scenarios. Look to its meet up with Saturn to see if your wishes are based in reality. This influence will help you strengthen personal boundaries and tighten up financial issues. Alternatively, if you've been avoiding scenarios about deepening commitment or financial responsibilities, this transit can present ultimatums. You simply can't put it off any longer.
Relationships intensify as the Sun enters your partnership sector. A hopeful trine to Neptune can put some wishes about personal fulfilment on the table, but the conjunction to Saturn will have the final say on whether it's a "yes" or a "no". Issues will involve commitment, responsibility and future plans for the both of you (or for a potential partner, if you're single). Single or paired up, the stakes are high and you won't be making sudden decisions. This is for the best, as commitments that you make now will be in effect for many years to come. Make it clear where you stand, and what your next step is, but don't get overwhelmed by someone else's agenda. For those of you having recently left a relationship, this can be the first step towards understanding how you can manifest the kind of partnership you actually want.
The Sun moves into your sector of work, routine and health, putting the focus on what must be done. The creative trine to Neptune can put you in touch with dreams about future goals and the potentials for success, but the conjunction to Saturn is where you'll have the opportunity to manifest. You'll be made aware (in no uncertain terms) of exactly what you need to do in order to move ahead, gain recognition or climb the ladder. The work begins in the trenches, and the way you approach your duties (to others and yourself) has never been more important. You'll become aware of your limits (physical and mental) but you'll also see exactly where you can focus your energy for maximum potency.
The Sun's entrance into your sector of personal goals pushes you to get serious about creating. Saturn's entrance into this sector may have made you aware that the stakes are higher now, but the Sun will trigger a first step. Its trine to Neptune will provide the inspiration/potential, and its conjunction to Saturn will show you how to get it done. Certain possibilities may be out of reach, but if you look hard enough you'll see that there's one project/possibility/goal that will grow into something major. The time for wishful thinking is past. Now is when you dig in and commit yourself to what you've been talking about/hoping for over the past few years.
You can't ignore home/ family/the past any longer. The Sun's entrance into this sector will draw your attention to increased responsibilities (to a parent, new home, mortgage) or to unfinished childhood business. The emotional trine to Neptune can stir up some deep seated fears/control issues/paranoia, but the conjunction to Saturn will show you the hard facts. The clarity will be reassuring, but the weight of what needs attending to may feel overwhelming. Your best bet is deliberate action, total honesty and fearless confrontation of past habits. Some of you may be confronted with financial realities if you've recently moved or bought a new home. Once again, face what's there and dig in.
The Sun fires up your communications sector, starting things off with a creative trine to Neptune. Watch for support/inspiration from a partner (romantic or business) or a realization about the qualities that you most desire/covet. This influence will hook you into the potential for bringing those qualities out in yourself, but the Sun's conjunction to Saturn will help you formulate a rock solid plan on how to do it. It starts with getting serious about how you connect/what you put out and how others respond. Respect for your thoughts/words is only the start; the second part involves focusing your considerable intellect on ways to increase your impact. How much could you accomplish if you shifted the energy that goes into worrying towards a deliberate expansion of your capabilities?
As the Sun moves into your sector of earned money, you'll catch a glimpse of your financial dream. The Sun's trine to Neptune can bring hope and inspiration regarding a pay increase or financial windfall. But its meeting with Saturn will show you the reality of the situation. There is potential to work with, but Saturn insists that you tighten your budget and overhaul your spending habits, first. You might hear a "no" or "not yet" in response to your financial enquiries (or the amount you're hoping for could be much smaller than anticipated). Resolve to focus on making the most of what you already have, while jettisoning any habits/expectations that have been weakening your material resources.
The focus is on your sign and you're probably feeling the pressure. As the Sun enters Scorpio (and trines Neptune), you may receive some hopeful news about a creative project or personal goal. Is there an idea or desire that's been just out of reach? As the Sun joins Saturn in your sign you'll see that it's now or never; step up and get serious about what you've been dreaming about. Certain potentials may dissolve while others may have restrictions placed on them. Whether you receive a "no" or a "do it now", you're being asked to prove your dedication. Rather than giving up if you don't get the answer you were hoping for, refocus and rededicate yourself to a more worthy potential. Saturn's transit of your sign is about persistence.
The Sun enters your sector of hidden things, drawing your attention to family or childhood habits (as it trines Neptune). Much about your parents, your past and your old ways of defining yourself is changing. As the Sun meets Saturn, you'll be confronted with the first of many things that you'll have to let go of. This should occur as a gentle release, rather than a sudden separation. Consider what's inevitable and no longer valid. If there's a secret hope or potential that you've been hanging onto, you may have to release this as well. Alternatively, this potential may be something that you can work with, but you'll see there's only one way to make it happen. You may or may not be prepared to go there.
As the Sun heads into your sector of friends and groups, it will give you a glimpse (via its trine with Neptune) of a greater sense of belonging and/or a connection that inspires you. There might someone who personifies what and where you hope to be. Or do they? As the Sun unites with Saturn (your ruler), the truth will be revealed about your connection, or their reality. If you pinned all your hopes on this association, be prepared for an awakening; they may not be able to (or want to) help you out. Or the friendship may be less profound/intimate that you'd hoped for. But that's fine. Because the point of this whole exercise was to reveal what you could achieve, all by yourself. Now get started.
The Sun in your career sector makes a hopeful trine to Neptune, boosting your dreams of status, security and moving up the ladder. Is this opportunity too good to be true? The Sun's meeting with Saturn will let you know if the next rung that you're reaching for is solid, or a mirage. Alternatively, if your ambitions do unfold, you may discover that the prize was less than you'd hoped for. No matter what happens, you'll know exactly where you stand, and this will empower you to focus on your next career strategy or goal.
As the Sun enters your sector of opportunities, it will form an empowering trine to Neptune in your sign. This is your chance to move ahead with a new prospect involving long distance travel, education, publishing or legal matters. As the Sun meets Saturn and you hit a delay or restriction, shift your approach (but don't give up). There may not be as many options as you want, but what's in front of you is demanding your attention. Saturn is showing you a straight line towards the horizon.