Happy Birthday Scorpio

You are starting your birthday year off brilliantly, with a year in store that could be far better than any you’ve experienced in recent memory. You have so many reasons to be optimistic!

Saturn, the tough-talking planet that, over the past three years, has been teaching you how to assume more responsibility ever since Saturn made his rare visit to Scorpio in October 2012. In June 2015, Saturn finally departed from your sign. This is great news, for as a result of Saturn’s tutoring, you are now stronger, leaner, and carrying more authority than ever before. Saturn has toughened you up so that you can handle more—in short you have grown up. No matter how old we are, the lovely promise of life is that we can always grow and mature. In astrology, having more birthdays is a positive development. It is now time to celebrate! Saturn won’t be back to Scorpio until November 2041, decades from now. That’s the reason Saturn’s three-year course of life lessons had to be demanding and memorable—you would have to carry your newfound wisdom well into the future.

During the past three years, one of these areas may have been your focus: your health, an unusually hard business deal, negotiation, collaboration, or a close committed love relationship that inexplicably ran into turbulence. I am not privy to your unique natal horoscope, so you may have had a different concern. No matter—whatever it was, the problem appears to be melting, and if not vanished, is likely to be much more manageable. You met your challenges head on, and you are all the better for it. Think back to the person you were prior to October 2012, and congratulate yourself for how much you have grown.

A Saturn visit is an important point in everyone’s timeline because Saturn can only visit any zodiac sign two or possibly three times in a lifetime, as it takes Saturn 29 years to revolve around the Sun (staying in each sign approximately two to three years). Saturn’s next visit will be November 2041. (The second and third visits of Saturn are always easier.) Having had Saturn on your Sun can be strenuous, so you should start to feel a joyous lightness and mobility that you might not have felt in a long time—you may have forgotten how colorful life can be. You will now have choices!

More good news: Saturn is known to never bestow rewards during his teaching period. The ancient astrologers wrote that Saturn always leaves a gift by the door upon exiting a sign as thanks for dealing with rigors. Saturn’s gift for you may turn out to be spiritual or material. Either way, the gift that is on the way (if it has not yet shown up yet) may be something deeply personal and important to you. You will know when it arrives. Whenever it appears, it will be comforting to know the universe is clearly taking care of you. You earned it!