Mercury Conjunct Saturn in Scorpio – The Life You Change May Be Your Own
With Mercury and Saturn conjunct in Scorpio – the sign of decisive extremes – exact today at 12:39p PDT, you can be sure that the words you speak (or type) will have an impact if you want them to. Just make sure it’s the impact you want to make.
This conjunction could be interesting because Mercury has a reputation for being faster than lightning. You may find yourself having many ideas in a very small frame of time, having very quick judgments and statements, and making rapid fire decisions. In the sign of Scorpio, your words and choices could come much more quickly and seem much more decisive than you might intend. Because Scorpio has an all-or-nothing quality about it, you may find that you are expressing yourself in ultimatums more than you usually might.
This is where having Saturn in this conjunction comes in handy. Saturn, being the great disciplinarian of the Zodiac, often gets a bad rap for being a wet blanket in holding us accountable for all of our responsibilities. With Mercury, it can seem to block communications or progress in general, and it is often blamed for feelings of being held back or held down in some way. Yet I’ve learned over the years and through sessions with clients that Saturn’s really not so much about trying to hold you back. Saturn helps you to achieve your goals and ambitions by trying to get you to stop for a moment to look at your life so you can 1) see where you need to direct your focus, or 2) where you need to set boundaries to keep yourself on track. It shows you where you get to take responsibility for your life’s journey, or where you may need to try a new approach or an entirely new direction in order to have the success you want to have in your life.
In the case of this conjunction, Saturn’s disciplinarian presence may be exactly what is needed to slow down Mercury’s speed just long enough for you to make sure that what you are speaking or choosing is exactly what you want to say or choose. Otherwise, you may lock yourself into a position that you’d rather not be on.
This is also a good time for you to use your voice to set your boundaries with others. With the Sun still traveling through Libra 7 energy during this powerful transit, relationships are still a focal point for another few weeks. This Mercury-Saturn conjunction is a chance for you to draw your lines in the sand about what you are willing to tolerate or stand for. Boundaries are important in relationships because they ensure that you can still be yourself and take care of your own business while sustaining your relationships with others.
Boundaries are another reason that it is important for you to be very clear in your thoughts, intentions, and speech, and why this Mercury-Saturn conjunction could be make things a bit tricky. If you are not clear about what your objective is in setting your boundaries, you may be cutting off your nose despite your face by saying things in a way that you didn’t intend. These misdirected or unclear intentions could end up bringing things to an end that you didn’t intend to have end, or it could bring things to a head that you didn’t intend to have escalate into conflict.
Remember that Scorpio energy can be intense, and you may come across as more decisive as you intend to be. Also remember that you may want to put a great deal of thought into your communications to make sure you say exactly what you want to say and that your words are (hopefully) interpreted exactly how you want them interpreted. You can never have control over what others think – they will always receive through their own emotional and intellectual filters. However, you can do your best to be responsible for what you put out there in the first place.
What you may find when you take the time to care about the clarity and intention of your communications is that you set in motion an experience that could change the course of your life. Scorpio energy is a transformative energy, clearing out the old to make way for the new. This could prove to be a day of profound change for you, all because you finally say what needs to be said. You may find that the life that is impacted and changed by your words is your own.
This Mercury and Saturn conjunction in Scorpio will be felt from Saturday, October 5th through Saturday, October 12th. Take this time to do what you need to do to make yourself and your intentions clear.
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