Steven is back this month with a well-rounded look at the often dread-inducing transit of Saturn in Scorpio. Just in time for Halloween, Saturn's ingress into Scorpio conjures up images of the Grim Reaper. My favorite re-imagining of everyone's least favorite dinner guest appears in this image of the woman on the left, as the character Death from Neil Gaiman's comic book series The Sandman.
But as Steven points out below, it doesn't pay to get scared when it comes to Saturn. Rather, if we work with the image of Father Time as a metaphor, we can see Saturn in Scorpio heralding our need to go through the process of weeding out the dead growth that Mr. Reaper's scythe brings to mind, before we can plant new seeds again when Spring comes around. In the end, this is just another natural cycle of life, to be accepted and even celebrated for what it is. For more, see Steven's note below.