Last fall I wrote about the surge of prosecution for sexual violence that began when Saturn entered Scorpio:
Saturn entered Scorpio about a year ago and will take another year and a half or so to travel through that sign. Scorpio is traditionally ruled by Mars and its modern ruler is Pluto, and these are the two planets that govern sexuality. Mars deals with the physical drives including the sexual drive and energy, and Pluto addresses matters of intimacy and the “petit mort” of sexual surrender. Pluto is also fearless when it comes to the dark side of the human experience, and we often find rape and abusive behaviors under its banner, and Scorpio tends to be an investigator in areas of life where the more carefree signs might fear to venture.
In its role as Celestial Teacher, Saturn brings consequences and lessons in areas of life governed by the sign it travels through, and we have seen many instances in the news over the past year in which governmental bodies (Saturn) are getting tough on sexual violence (Scorpio) in their communities. …
Saturn’s last journey through Scorpio occurred between 1983 and 1985. Pluto had also just entered Scorpio and the AIDS crisis (death/Pluto through sexuality/Scorpio) began. At the same time there was an eruption of child sexual abuse cases and the concept of repressed (Pluto) memories of sexual abuse (Scorpio) brought women out of the closet into the therapist’s office. Those years between 1983 and 1985 while Saturn was in Scorpio brought the phenomenon of childhood sexual abuse into the public eye. In 1983, April was designated National Child Abuse Prevention Month.