Saturn in Scorpio

Sex, power, money, death, and transformation—it's no wonder this sign has a reputation for being intense!

In this placement, Saturn asks us to examine and redefine all of these things. Scorpio is associated with desire, so we'll also be trying to find new truths in our sexual relationships and carnal desires. Evaluating your relationship with control is crucial here. How do you go about getting those things you feel you need? With heavy themes of rebirth in this sign, prepare for profound transformation. What needs to symbolically die to make way for something else?

Saturn in Scorpio: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Water & Fixed

Positive keywords for Saturn in Scorpio:

  • Compelling
  • Dogged
  • Purposeful
  • Resilient
  • Resourceful

Negative keywords for Saturn in Scorpio:

  • Brooding
  • Distant
  • Exploitative
  • Ruthless
  • Unimpressed

Saturn in Scorpio Personality

"Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know." Saturn buries Scorpio's emotional intensity deep within the individuals with this placement. Rarely do they show any hint of vulnerability or weakness. At extremes, this emotional suppression weakens but, in moderation, allows them to weather most storms. Still, Saturn can't fully dim Scorpio's passionate nature. It's simply more disciplined, so these individuals spend less of their time on petty tit for tat and hurt feelings.

But don't take Scorpio Saturn for a doormat! Disrespecting these powerful folks is akin to having a death wish, as they don't take kindly to challenges to their authority. Unfortunately for would-be challengers, those with their Saturn in this sign have mastered psychological warfare. Unfortunately, their definition of "challenge" may be a little broader than the average person's.

Positive Traits

Even Saturn can't tame the wild power of Scorpionic energy, but he can push it to more constructive ends. Saturn in Scorpios drive to go where no one has dared makes them effective healers of the psychologically wounded in society. Similarly, because death is a looming figure in their minds, they can help others navigate grief.

In this way, rather than wallowing in the darker side of life, Scorpio Saturn finds power in it, transforming their misfortune into motivation.

Negative Traits

Because Scorpio Saturn eschews emotional displays, they can be impossibly more secretive than their solar or lunar counterparts. Paired with their tendency to test their loved ones, they can make for difficult lovers.

Furthermore, Saturn in Scorpio individuals may have been the victims of painful betrayals and loss. Subsequently, they can develop a real aversion to intimacy, further complicating their romantic endeavors. If these folks aren't careful, they will trudge through life carrying the combined weight of all their past hurts. While their strength is such that they're capable of doing so, they definitely shouldn't.


There's a few placements with whom it'd be best not to mess, and Saturn in Scorpio is among them. Whereas the average Scorpio placement might let their passion get the best of them, limiting the success of their schemes, Saturn in Scorpio keeps their eyes on the prize. With the planet of limits on their shoulder, Scorpio is made to temper their temper. No longer limited by fury's fumes, they become capable of extreme ruthlessness when wronged and can devise complex plans for retribution.

However, given Saturn's maturing influence, most with Scorpio Saturn are less concerned with revenge than their solar counterparts, for example. Instead, their relentlessness is often poured into their professional ambitions. Given their stubbornness, it's rare that they aren't successful.