Saturn. In astrology, this planet rules physical reality, structures, discipline and responsibility, karma, limitations, the rules, big government, what is serious and forever. It rules the sign of Capricorn.
In late December 2014, it entered Sagittarius and these two weren’t happy together. Sagittarius is everything that Saturn isn’t. It’s the best, the brightest, the biggest. Think of a joyous party where everyone is laughing and having a wonderful time and imagining all sorts of wild things in every facet of our existence. Then Saturn walks into this party and announces a nuclear war has started. Everyone sobers up quickly, freaks out, and races home to their bunkers (ha) to plan for armageddon.
Saturn in Sadge gave us trump. The rah-rah I’m super great and super rich and super everything and only I can cure your problems, country!
On December 20, Saturn finally leaves Sadge and enters Capricorn, where it will be for the next 2.5 years, until March 2020. Now we all sober up from that Sadge super party where everything was I am great to holy shit, what now? The good news is that since Saturn rules Capricorn, it functions well here. It bolsters structures we have built in our lives, the foundations we have laid, and enables us to take our wildest dreams and envision how these dreams can become our daily reality.
For those of you born between February 1988 and February 1991, you have now entered your first Saturn return, which happens around the ages of 28-29. Expect pivotal life events – a new career, a marriage, a divorce, the beginning of a family, a significant move, a major career leap. For all earth signs – Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo – this is a biggie.
For those of you between the ages of 58-60, this is also a pivotal period, your second Saturn return. It’s often a harvest, but not for everyone because it depends on how you’ve lived until now. Remember the karmic part of Saturn? Ask Kevin Spacey, 58, about that.
For all earth signs – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn – this transit should be positive. The structures you’ve built in your life are solidified. You can now bring your dreams into a concrete, tangible reality. It’s not a free ride by any means, you have to do the work, meet your responsibilities. But if you do that, the rewards can be huge. The same is true for water signs – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces. For the rest of us – air and fire signs- well, look at where Capricorn appears in your natal chart. That’s the area that will be strengthened – or torn apart.