Saturn Transit in Capricorn 2017-2020

Saturn Transit in Capricorn December 2017 – March 2020,  July 2010- December 2020

capricorn saturn mountainSaturn in Capricorn will take us on a journey that explores the values that Capricorn values; respect, patience, preservation, history, preparing and planning are all part of what will become prevalent over the next 3 years. Saturn enters Capricorn December 19th 2017 and will be traveling through the sign all of 2018, 2019, 2020 when it will briefly cross the border to Aquarius April, May and June 2020 before slipping back into the final pass of Capricorn for the  rest of the year before it reenters Aquarius on December 17th 2020. (Saturn was in Capricorn 1929-1932, Jan 1959- Jan 1962, Nov 1988-Feb 1991)

world planets AquariusHistorically when Saturn was in Capricorn in 1929-1932 was the great depression, 1959- 1962 the Cuban missile crises, cold war fears, and 6 month bear market, in 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. The era of the great depression required the most conservative use of all material, to squeeze the most out of every tea bag so to speak and masses of people were forced to make due with what they had. The next go around with Saturn in Capricorn between 1959 – 1962 was filled with fear of communism and of being bombed which resulted in the covert missions in Vietnam to keep the communist at bay along with the space race to the moon, to not be outdone and have the prestige of getting there first. Also during this time civil rights and the demand for respect regardless of race, religion or sex. 1989 saw the fall of the Berlin wall, symbolic of the breaking down of old regimes.

Wherever Saturn travels it brings a serious examination of the concerns and issues of that sign. Saturn is in its rulership in Capricorn and has tremendous strength to get things done. 

As Saturn moves through Capricorn the pendulum swings towards more conservatism, fashions may turn away from the more casual apparel to a more polished look. Status symbols that show that one has made it, whatever  that means, can be pushed even more so by the advertising media.  These are a couple of the outward superficial signs that you will encounter during this time. On a personal level deep feelings will be stirred that time is moving on. Saturn in Capricorn acknowledges the value of time, on one hand the time it takes to prepare and develop something worthwhile, and on the other that there is only so much time we are allotted and the importance of using time wisely.

Saturn in Capricorn and Relationships

Relationships that do not respect each other, especially ones personal goals or emotional boundaries, will be on the proverbial Capricorn rocks. Showing up on time for dates, doing what you said you would do, not cutting corners or making excuses will all be appreciated.loving light astrologer

The shadow side of this energy in relationships can come out when individuals have not dealt with their own stuff, resentment, disappointment, regrets. Discord within can creep out and end up as emotional puke of significant others in the form of one ups, shaming, backhanded compliments, criticism, and plain old verbal abuse.

Saturn in Capricorn and Money

catfish learn value longing lustFinancially the swing towards getting the best value for your money will outpace I will buy it because it is the newest coolest available and I’ll worry about the payments later attitude.  More and more individuals will be requesting to be rewarded for a job well done. A critical eye will fall on the CEO’s of the corporate world and whether they are squirreling away huge profits while ignoring ethical concerns for the company. The fallout of unethical behavior from large institutions, banks, governments, mega corporations will continue and accountability for past actions will be in the headlines. The economy will continue to move along steady until the last year of Saturn in Capricorn in which financial stumbles in the business and markets show up.

Saturn in Capricorn and Fear

There is a shadow side of Saturn in Capricorn that brings out worry around vulnerable areas of life.

Capricorn SaturnCertain signs and year of births may be more susceptible to the Capricorn Saturn than others If one has been harboring a fear of being left alone and broke. The sensitive years will be 1952- 1954, 1959-1962, 1981-1983 and 1989-1990.  The signs of more sensitivity to the fear mongering side of Saturn will be Capricorn and Cancer. If you have an underlying concern that you are being left out of the good things in life, money, career, prestige, relationships, health, know that the shadow side of Saturn is at work and you can flip it around by confronting what you fear and making a plan to do the best you can with the circumstances you have.


Saturn Transit in Capricorn for each zodiac sign

dr ariesAries: With Saturn traveling through the sector of your chart for career in December 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, this is a time to explore if you are happy with what you are doing. If not, the next couple of years will bring you an opportunity for a new job. Patience and hard work will be rewarded. Important factors will be to take your time to get things right, be willing to take a risk when you are reasonably confident that you are ready, and reflect on the path your career is taking you on, and whether the destination is one that you want to get to.

Taurus GlyphTaurus: When Saturn is in Capricorn (2017, 2018, 2019,2020 )for you Taurus, it is suggesting that you take a hard look whether or not your education needs an upgrade to take you to the financial and career goals that you have set for yourself. This is also a time to set up plans for travel. Even if you are not able to take advantage of dream vacations or trips in the near future, making plans and saving for your bucket list of where you want to go before your life is complete. A more subtle message from Saturn is a rethink of your faith and belief systems. If you have been in an organized church or religious environment, then it is possible that you may find that you part ways and find another place that resonates with your current thoughts and beliefs.

Gemini GlyphGemini: Saturn moving into Capricorn December 2017 through 2020 will be traveling through the sector of your chart that will demand its attention towards a few practical if not boring aspects of life, such as rethinking your insurance needs, is it time to get more or get less? Making sure you are safe in case of the what if’s is important while Saturn will be in Capricorn. Another part of this time is when relationships that have been on the rocks and not sharing their fair load is a time or renegotiating the terms of the relationship. Even romantic relationships can turn a bit of business like. It is also a time if you have been pondering going into business with someone and pooling your resources now could be the time. Just remember to be extra Saturn business like in ironing out the details of who is responsible for what. Last but not least, Saturn traveling through this sector of sex will result is being quite serious about what you want or don’t want in this department of life.

Cancer GlyphCancer: Saturn will be spending 2 ½ almost 3 years (December 2017- 2020) across the skies from you. This is a deeply reflective time to realize and work towards refining the diamond in the rough that you are. Others will play an important role in this. Some of this occurs by realizing how you feel when you are around them, and if the company that you have been keeping is uncomfortable saying good bye. Others will encourage you to do your best; they can be a role model that you aspire to. If you are single this transit is about not wasting time with relationships that you know are surface fluff and not someone you really want to be with. You may feel that it is better to be lonely temporarily than to get trapped in a relationship that is difficult to extricate yourself from.

Leo GlyphLeo : Saturn in Capricorn (December 2017- 2020) will be moving into your sector of your chart, the 6th house, that deals with health and routines. You might as well get the guest room ready for Saturn in order to be able to get along as best as you can with this somewhat cantankerous boarder. While Saturn travels through this area of the zodiac it will become clear to you that your habits, whether good ones or troublesome, have consequences. Now is a time to motivate yourself to get in your best shape possible for your age and circumstance. Saturn will help by giving you plenty of hints of how you can set up a routine and schedule around working out and clean eating. In fact another area of life that will be impacted is your work, the type of work that is necessary in order to have the career goals you want. This includes jobs that are stepping stones to something better. If you have people that work for you, this is also a time to listen to your intuition on who to hire and who to fire. A goal of Saturn while in Capricorn is to get super healthy and put into the routine of your days taking care of the little things so they never get too piled up or become over whelming.

Virgo GlyphVirgo: The next few years (2018-2020) while Saturn moves through Capricorn will emphasize romantic partnerships, children, and hobbies that are near and dear to your heart. Saturn carries a heavy stick when walking through the love affair sector, keep your mind alert for signs of lovers who do more of the taking than giving. Beware that if you are swept off your feet in a fantasy love affair you may take a tumble to see what is of real value that the romantic partner brings to your life.  This is also a time to take out of the closet your easels, paints, musical instruments, garden gloves, whatever strikes a fancy in your heart that opens the valves of creativity. Gathering friends together to rekindle the spirit of fun is in the works for the next couple of years. What hobby have you set aside? Tennis? Bowling? Photography? Hiking? Pottery?  Painting? What is your thing? If you have been so busy working now is a time to take on an interest. It is meant to be for fun and leisure, but you may find that your hobby leads to a second income down the road.

dr libra GlyphLibra: Capricorn occupies your solar 4th house of home, family, beginnings and endings, and the subconscious. Saturn moving into Capricorn will highlight these areas for you. It is more than possible that by the time the Saturn transit is complete in 2020 you will have decided to move. If you are super happy where you are living then this transit will manifest as a sprucing up your living space, especially if it has anything to do with refurbishing the old or remodeling. The fourth house is known as the house of beginnings and endings. It is more than possible that you will be thinking of a new future to be had, whether it is around work, or a revamping of your life in general. This can come from the nagging Saturn vibe to get to the core of unconscious behavior and a pull towards books and seminars that are geared to awakening the inner spirit. A re-commitment to family matters is part of this mix. It will be based upon who you want to be in relationship to your family and not from an automatic response of what you thought of as  your responsibility. You may even be considering if you want to have a child, and whether or not you have the structure in place in your life to bring a child into the world. If you are longing for a child and fearful of not having enough, Saturn suggests that you can overcome that fear by creating a plan.

Scorpio GlyphScorpio: Words, thoughts and language can be second nature to you. You are a natural at being able to see through bull shit and speak to the heart of the matter. With Saturn in Capricorn transiting through your third house of communication this can be a time of great respect for your thoughts and writings, or a time that the restrictive side of Saturn keeps your thoughts closer to your heart to wait for the best time to reveal. Between now and 2020 is an excellent time to gather your memories from the past and journal your insights. If there is a novel in you, now is the time to set up a schedule for writing. Saturn does demand discipline, but carving out the right time and space to be serious about your writing will be rewarded. This sector of your chart is also about the area that you live in, normally considered your neighborhood. The element of having things be convenient will become highlighted. Having the short cuts to and from the places you frequent will be appreciated. Some of the places that you love to hang may go through change of hands. Letting go of your old hangouts and finding new fav places happen during this transition. Sibling is the other key word for the third house that Saturn is transiting through. With Saturn here you may learn that your brothers or sisters are making major life choices at this time. You may be asked to a wedding, or share in the sorrow of a relationship that has lived its course.  

Sagittarius GlyphSagittarius:  The second house of finances is the sector of your chart that Saturn in Capricorn will transit late 2017 – 2020. Getting real about how much you need to have and do what you want will be where it is at. The second house is one of the money houses of the chart, but it also is the place where your own talents and resources are from which you can earn money. With Saturn in Capricorn setting up camp for nearly 3 years you will have plenty of time to hone your skills to master your trade and develop your innate gifts to create more prosperity and abundance.

dr capricornCapricorn: Saturn has arrived in your sign and will be visiting from December 2017, 2018, 2019, and part of 2020. Have no fear, this is a time that will allow you to focus on what is most important for you to have, do, be, and complete in your life for you to fulfill the mission that you came onto the planet for. This may demand that you make some changes however the changes are to align you to your authentic self and not the person you felt you were supposed to be. This is a time when all of the should haves, could haves, would haves can come up to be acknowledged and dismissed. Regrets and resentments are common, but only to clear out the energy to create a space of joy and freedom to be true to self. In all of this personal development work, what can occur is you leave an old job and find new employment, you decide to get more education to do a work that is better suited to your personality and gifts. You set stronger boundaries in relationships so you have time to focus on self. This is an incredibly important time for introspection and reevaluation. If you have been sabotaging your financial well being, or your health the Saturn in Capricorn transit will demand that you get back to doing what will keep you financially and physically together.  Sometimes Saturn passing through your sign can be a complicated time, yet in the years to come you will reflect on the significance it has in redefining your future.

Aquarius Glyph SymbolAquarius : Saturn transiting Capricorn from 2018-2020 will be hanging out in the sector of your chart called the 12th house. This is an interesting placement as the 12th house is traditionally called the house of prisons, hospitals and monasteries. It is also the part of life that is hard for us to see, therefore considered the place to illuminate to know where we might be sabotaging ourselves. Therefore the next three years are an incredible opportunity for awareness and growth. You may feel inclined to have more time for yourself. All the activity of your friends and lovers, while great and fun, may be a little more than you want during this passage. Having time to retreat will recharge your batteries. As dire as the old interpretation of the 12th house seems, it actually is a fabulous sector when you are interested in spiritual growth. Opportunities will arise for you to get away from the daily grind and spend time among individuals who are deeper thinkers, or are committed to helping humanity. A friend may suggest a secret group to connect with, perhaps connected with shamanism and sacred ceremonies. Take your skeptical mind with you with the intention of being open to truth from higher sources. Since the 12th house also deals with secrets, it is entirely possible to find yourself enamored with someone for whatever reason you feel the need to keep the romance secret. The key will be to make sure that this romance is in your best interest and not something to regret down the road.

dr piscesPisces: Sweet Pisces your time has come to set the boundaries around your friendships. Saturn transiting Capricorn in late December 2017, 2018-2020, will be moving through your house of friendships, groups and organizations. You will have a few years to make the changes but during this time the clubs you are members of, the organizations that you donate your time or money to, will all go through a rethink. Some friends will organically shift out of the picture, as if you intuitively know that the common thread between you has worn thin and there is not enough to keep the lines of friendship going. This creates space for new individuals to become friends. With Saturn representing age and wisdom the friends that you are attracted to can reflect your own personal growth. You will choose your friends with caution so as not to feel obligated to spend time or money doing things that no longer interest you. This can also be a time when the effort and work that you have put into your career begins to pay off. The rewards that you have expected or have been put on hold will free up by the end of Saturn in Capricorn (2019 or 2020). Your time and effort spend in developing connections during this transit pays off when you are committed to developing mature relationships that are based upon well-defined expectations.

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