Five Movies to Watch While Saturn is Retrograde in Scorpio

Your community astrologers have probably told you that Saturn has just gone retrograde in Scorpio. Retrograde is the apparent backward motion of a planet, an optical illusion caused by the planets being so distant from each other. Really, Saturn is going forward but it doesn’t appear that way from here on earth.

Saturn passed into Sagittarius late December 2014 from its two and a half year journey through Scorpio. In March, it began going retrograde and is now just passing back into Scorpio.

That means we still haven’t fully processed and created new structures involving Scorpio energies such as:

  • Sex
  • Death
  • Inheritance
  • Others’ money or shared money

These are the traditional life realms monitored by the scorpion. I would add intimacy and trust to this list as anything Scorpio crosses energetic or physical boundaries.

Here is Café Astrology’s write up on Scorpio.

Now that you’ve learned about Scorpio, let’s go to the movies.

Five Movies to Watch While Saturn is Retrograde in Scorpio

Since we still have Scorpio lessons to learn, watching movies is a good way to experience Scorpio while enjoying the psychological purge in the comfort of your own home.

Or you could try this stuff in real life, your choice.

Jaws
The ultimate “chick-flick,” Jaws finishes with three men on a boat chasing a big, white shark. Kudos to the wardrobe director for putting sexy lead Scorpio Roy Scheider in black. He starts off on the quest with a khaki shirt over his black turtle neck (perfect for hunting a shark). Later the khaki is gone and closer to the shark attack the turtle neck turns into a regular black shirt. Nicely done.

Joining Scheider on the boat is Scorpio Richard Dreyfuss. We’ll call him “cute sexy.” The third man is Leo Robert Shaw. Leo is sexy too and currently Jupiter is transiting Leo which will square Saturn in Scorpio in July/August as the sun moves from Cancer to Leo. In the movie, Robert Shaw’s character conflicted with both Scheider’s and Dreyfuss’ characters. That’s a great demonstration of Leo square Scorpio.

Could there be a movie more aligned with the stars?

And there’s a little transiting Pluto-in-Capricorn message here too as the mayor, afraid to lose tourist dollars, lets the town swim with the sharks. Keep this in mind as you make consumer choices.

Black Swan
Speaking of black, Black Swan is Scorpio in that our main character is repressing her sensual and sexual nature. Never do that.

Repression of your sexuality, the movie teaches, will make you kind of nuts. I think every teenage boy knows this but since we teach the teenage boys (rather than the reverse), movies like Black Swan become necessary for society.

Black Swan has some scenes not appropriate for youngsters as Scorpio goes to the depths and reveals what is lurking in our immature little ballerina.

Mom in the movie is Scorpio as well, suffocating her daughter through obsessive love.

Terms of Endearment
Scorpio’s ability to face the depths of any pool or cesspool brings on the more dark reputation. However, Scorpio, like all water signs, is intensely emotionally honest. Emotional honesty in the world can be kind of rare so when a loving Scorpio connects with you, prepare to feel naked.

In Terms of Endearment, Debra Winger is the open and expressive daughter of a restrained, repressed and judgmental mother. Regardless of how her mother treats her, Winger’s character never gets bitter or resentful. She deals with mother and every other emotionally trying situation (cheating husband, moving far away, saying goodbye to your children when you are passing away) with complete, beautiful honesty.

Even when she cheats on her husband, she doesn’t justify it with bitter rationalizations. She’s honest with herself. She just does it.

Crying at the movies is a cathartic experience brought to you by water signs, including Scorpio. Cry, cry, cry.

Shallow Grave
Scorpio rules money, other people’s money. You’ll find lots of Scorpios in banking, especially on the lending side. Money is an exchange of energy, very Scorpio. When you spend money, you are demonstrating your values, which is Taurus energy, the opposite of Scorpio.

So many movies about money, so little time.

Shallow Grave is a Scottish gem where three flat mates bring in a fourth who has earned his way through one of the group’s humiliating interviews. We never get to know our flat mate because, soon after moving in, he’s found lying dead on the bed, overdosed on drugs, with a suitcase full of cash under the bed.

The three friends decide to keep the cash. We see Scorpio themes as we watch the friends trust, mistrust and betray each other. Stolen money from dubious activity has a negative energy attached which comes to the apartment late one night.

As the title suggests, we also have death (maybe more than the aforementioned) and a burial or two. If you don’t bury your secrets deep enough, they will rise to haunt you. But maybe you shouldn’t have buried them in the first place.

Good movie to watch before you find a suitcase full of cash and have to decide what to do.

Scorpio
While I pondered putting in Fatal Attraction or Nine 1/2 Weeks in the list, I realized obsession is covered nicely in Black Swan. So I thought I’d go right to the source and suggest the movie Scorpio, which I’ve never seen.

The lead, Burt Lancaster, was a Scorpio. I wonder if that’s why he was cast?

The movie is appropriately titled because political intrigue, the theme of the movie, is also very Scorpio, power being another energy exchange. In the US, our presidential election occurs during the sign of Scorpio. The last days of campaigning are nastiest and even through comments on this blog I could see the change; no one cares all summer, then everyone is polarized and angry in October and November, then it’s Thanksgiving and no one cares anymore.

Emotional roller coaster.

Since I haven’t seen Scorpio, I’m copying the plot summary from IMDB.

Cross is an old hand at the CIA, in charge of assassinating high-ranking foreign personalities who are an obstacle to the policies of the USA. He often teams up with Frenchman Jean Laurier, alias “Scorpio”, a gifted free-lance operative. One day, the CIA orders Scorpio to eliminate Cross — and leaves him no choice but to obey. Scorpio is cold-blooded and very systematic; however, as a veteran agent, Cross knows many tricks. He can also rely upon a network of unusual personal contacts, some dating back to the troubled years preceding WWII. A lethal game of hide-and-seek is programmed, but what are the true motives of every single player?
– Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

Motives. That’s what Scorpio figures out with its detective mind. Everyone has a motive.

Stay cool this summer – experience Saturn in Scorpio at the movies.

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I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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