Saturn enters Scorpio where it will be until September 2015. Usually the first day that Saturn enters into a new sign, something occurs in the news that mirrors the energy of that sign to signal it’s time for structural accountability.

The day Saturn entered Libra in 2009, President Obama signed a Hate Crimes Bill into law, a.k.a. the Matthew Shepard Act, providing legal protection against hate crimes to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people.

is the planet that echoes how we structure our lives. It is symbolic of Lord Karma, discipline and order. While in Libra (the sign of partnership), it has been essential to work your partnerships with integrity. It is not surprising therefore, that marriage equality has been a strong subject during this time.

As we approach the last week of Saturn in Libra, no doubt the conversation about marriage equality will continue. Considering the last time Saturn moved from Libra to Scorpio, when the scourge of AIDS awakened both fear and compassion (sometimes simultaneously), marriage equality presents an evolution of consciousness for those willing to accept it.

is the sign related to sex, death, birth, investments, loans and recycling. These are the areas of life up for reevaluation. If something no longer works and lacks functional use, Saturn is the reaper.

With Pluto in the sign of Capricorn, these two planets are in conversation with one another. Death and how society deals with it, may be more controversial than gay marriage by the time Saturn leaves Scorpio.

The business of death, cemeteries, the right to die, abortion rights, organ donors, in-vitro, surrogate births and the consequences of the aging population are up for discussion and transformation. Investments, accountability and a reckoning for institutions may be the fallout over the next few years for those who chose not to operate with integrity during Saturn in Libra.

The sign of Scorpio and the dwarf-planet Pluto symbolize the realm of transformation, power and mergers as well as under-the-surface negotiations. Capricorn and Saturn include the areas of business, institutions and the status quo.

When Saturn is in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn, the planets are in what we call: “mutual reception”. This indicates a flow, give-and-take. But when you consider the territories covered by these energies, you can taste why seismic shifts are happening; irrevocable changes are afoot. It is essential to shepherd those who fear the disruption, to avoid a worsening before we see the light.

Taxes are due for an overhaul if they do not serve the purpose. Psychotherapy may gain a new focus.

Another factor to consider with Scorpio Saturn is it immediately engages Neptune in Pisces and Ceres in Cancer, creating a Grand Water Trine. This represents the force of a tsunami to gather together a reverence for our planet and humanity. In its purity, this speaks of a thrust towards creativity. It also suggests a coalescence of the status quo, Christ consciousness and the goddess. If this seems almost impossible to picture, imagine one of the graceful cathedrals with magnificent structure that emulates Christianity but is built on an altar of the goddess.The difference between then and now is that she will no longer be behind the scenes. I am not saying that Christianity is on the rise but the essence of Love which is the heart of his teachings. Christ is one of the many teachers. That is Neptune in Pisces.

The last time Saturn was in Scorpio was 1983-1985. For those of you who are old enough to remember, you may experience an echo from the past. Ideally you can act much more effectively and consciously now. Were any of these themes running through your life at that time?