Saturn in Capricorn
December 22, 2017 - March 21, 2020
Saturn is at 0 degrees Capricorn until 12-29
On December 22, Saturn enters Capricorn, its natural ruler, and we experience the sea change. Saturn moves out of the expansive and inspirational Fire Sign, Sagittarius and moves into the grounded and sober Earth Sign of the Mountain Goat. We are taking steps towards a Golden Age which we will experience in 2019 when Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto are in Saturn and Uranus is in the stable Earth Sign Taurus.
Coinciding with the Golden Age is the Saturn Return for folks born between 1988 and 1990 (actually this process begins in 2018). This sober group of Capricorn-Saturn types will launch a building or in some cases, a rebuilding process of systems and of cities. Some of these folks already have an interest in city planning and urban design, as well as, permaculture and sustainable construction. This group will also play leadership roles in community-building, city government, and with other organizations.
If you have a Capricorn Ascendant or a Sagittarius Ascendant with Capricorn in your First House, then you're going to feel Saturn moving into your First House. This shows up in body changes with skin, bones, and connective tissues. You could experience weight loss and watch the diet, especially when Saturn is in the last degrees of Sagittarius. If you find that you are having digestion problems or experience sensitivities to fragrances and other smells, do a liver cleanse with medical supervision.
There is a sense of rebirth when Saturn crosses the Ascendant Sign. There is also a sense of resolving karmic issues. However, depression is likely as is bouts of low self-esteem. So, work on building confidence in yourself. Don't get caught up in the old patriarchal model of competition and lack consciousness. It's time to practice yoga, meditation, and get body work done. Cranial sacral and chiropractic work go well now. And I also envision people taking mineral salts for both Capricorn and Cancer.
Cardinal Signs feel the brunt of this Saturn transit. Aries and Libra experience the inner tension of a square and this could cause headaches for both signs, not to mention face, jaw, and teeth problems. Aries feel stifled and may even suffer from depression. Libra tries to keep everything light and breezy while mentally detaching despite the sober double Capricorn energy. Cancer experiences the opposition and so there is work around intimacy and the shadows we project onto partners and children (for Cancerian parents).
Taurus and Virgo latch on to the practical Earth energy of Capricorn and may launch businesses or see themselves climbing to higher career success. Whereas, Scorpio and Pisces experience this energy as grounding, maybe too grounding which can lead to emotional instability if underlying issues are not resolved.
This is a time for Gemini and Aquarius to become more practical and to even question their thoughts, patterns, and beliefs. It's time to stop talking and planning so that you get a plan or project into the action stage. Finally, Leo and Sagittarius, this is a time to reassess how you come across to the world. Sagittarius feels like they have experienced one firestorm after another so they take the next two years to heal and build a new and more realistic foundation underneath them.
Saturn will pair up with Pluto in Capricorn, and create flowing aspects with Chiron, Neptune, and Jupiter in 2018 and eventually, Uranus when it transits in Taurus. Even for people who don't enjoy Capricorn energy, we are entering a time of rebuilding. But first, we must dismantle the old guard to make room for the new. And that's what we'll do when Saturn completes its transit in Sagittarius.