After spending approximately two-and-a-half years in genial Sagittarius, mighty Saturn moves on into its own realm of cautious and practical Capricorn. Saturn hasn’t been in Capricorn for approximately 30 years — the late 80’s! As Saturn is the teacher; indeed disciplinarian of the Zodiac, our Sagittarius brethren should be taking a moment to savor the fact that they managed to get through this period in tact. I am sure that there were several times when they wanted to throw in the towel and just stop trying to get it right! The lessons that Saturn brought to them will have been hard won, and if they adhered to the “program” that Saturn set for them, they will find they are rewarded. A huge sigh of relief for most Sagittarius will be heard throughout the Galaxy!
Of course, we all have Sagittarius in our Zodiac Chart in one House or another, and it was there that our own mettle was tested. Saturn isn’t mean-spirited, but is determined for us to get the lessons the Universe intends for us to learn during our lifespan here on Earth. If Saturn was in your 10th House, your job or career might have been stressful. Saturn in Sagittarius in the 7th House would have brought partnership issues to the fore. Have you learned the lessons Saturn tried to impart to you? If not — this next go-round in Capricorn might be even more stressful or intense. For learn we must, to be free of Saturn’s constant insistence that we “get it right“. We all know those who seem to wallow in misery, can’t get their act together, or just don’t get it — they are ignoring the simple truths that will make their lives better. They must “listen” to the Universal chatter in order to complete their evolution and enhance their journey throughout this lifetime.
Now — Saturn in Capricorn — its true realm is most powerful — indeed, look to your Chart to see where Capricorn lives. Herein will be the focus of Saturn’s intense and continual lessons for the next two-and-a-half years — yes folks “Years!” Saturn isn’t cruel or petty, however, His agenda is to impart all of the knowledge that you truly need, to live the best and most complete life you can, whilst evolving here on Earth. Do we all attend to Saturn’s teachings all the time? Of course not, we are human BE-ings — not fully formed into the entities we can eventually aspire to become. Saturn’s job is to hone our abilities, to find our own truths, and to adhere to His rather strict outlook on life. Accountability, social justice, tradition, morality, order, leadership, and positive and practical change will be the order of the day. None of us wants to be on Saturn’s negative side, because there will be consequences for ignoring the inevitable lessons we must eventually accept.
If we ignore Saturn in Capricorn’s teachings — whether individually or collectively as a nation — we will be held accountable. Saturn in Capricorn has a dark side, as He doesn’t suffer Fools lightly! Ignoring public safety, the health of those most vulnerable, creating further divide between the “Have’s and Have Not’s” will bring forceful and swift reprimand. There will be a reckoning for those who ignore Saturn’s insistence on a high-moral standard, doing what is right, and not ignoring those in need. Capricorn is kind of like the wise old-man who cannot abide those who would shamelessly use those who are most vulnerable. Swift and determined public castigation will ensue. For most of we mere mortals, our lessons are to help us evolve into more humane and caring human beings. Finding the right way for us to live our lives with grace, kindness, and a social-consciousness is Saturn’s goal. Ignore the teachings of Saturn in Capricorn at your peril.
As Saturn in Capricorn moves through the Zodiac Houses for the next two-and-a-half years, it will enter each House of the Zodiac bringing His message and lessons to every one of us. Here are some of the ways Saturn in Capricorn might impact our lives for good or ill.
Saturn in Capricorn in the First Zodiac House — If Saturn is crossing your Ascendant, you are in for some major changes in your life, you may have felt out of control while Saturn went through your 12th House — possibly bringing issues of being separated from family, having someone who needed hospitalization or extra help, more responsibility, not being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Or you, yourself, had health issues that were difficult to diagnose or clear up. That period is hopefully behind you now, and if you lived up to your responsibilities with all that was happening, as Saturn crosses your 1st House cusp, you may feel a lightening of your spirit — possibly from having your faith tested and yet you maintained your beliefs. Having given your all for the last couple of years, you are now going to find some ease as Saturn rewards your standing up to your extra responsibilities. Someone new may enter your life who is a willing helpmate, or perhaps the love of your life! Also, you may have found your own inner power and know that whatever occurs, you have the strength and ability to handle whatever comes your way! Enjoy the calm after the storm, and know you have done your duty.
Saturn in Capricorn in the Second Zodiac House — this House can be tricky with Saturn in Capricorn within. Having to do with your finances, earnings and expenditures, Saturn will want to make sure you are doing all you can to maintain a healthy bank account, little debt, and a plan for the future. Saturn can also create the possibility of earning less during this period. Saturn in Capricorn will want to make sure you know the value of everything you own, and will want to make sure that you are cautiously guarding your valuables. There will be little empathy if you squander your monies in a careless and arrogant way. Saturn will turn the tables on you and the outcome won’t be pretty. There is the possibility that you might find yourself with a modest inheritance, but there may be strings attached to the “gift”. Think carefully about what you will do with any extra monies that come into your possession now. Saturn in Capricorn will expect detailed accounting for all you do with all expenditures. Perhaps seeking a second job or a better one that pays more is in the cards for you. However, abiding by Saturn’s very modest and practical ideas will keep you on an even keel. You may find at the end of this transit of Saturn in Capricorn that you are in a better financial position than ever before in your life.
Saturn in Capricorn in the Third Zodiac House — the Third Zodiac House deals with short trips, our siblings, the neighborhood we live in, and our leadership abilities in local affairs. It also has to do with deepening our ties to loved ones and keeping in touch with those who are far away. Saturn in Capricorn herein may bring some need for you to be of help to a brother or sister that has need of extra care for a period of time. You may be required to make a few short trips to check on a loved one that is ailing. However, if you were a person who never got a chance to fulfill your educational goals, this might be the time for you to look into programs for those who had to drop out of college for family obligations. There are so many programs to help those who haven’t been in school for a period of time, you may be surprised that you can still go for that degree. Also Saturn in this house can be egging you on to let go of outmoded ideas, and those customs that no longer are working for you. Look around, do you feel as if you are stuck in the past — it may be time to update your physical appearance and your lifestyle. Just do it in a modest manner, and maintain your usual dignified persona. By the end of Saturn’s transit in the 3rd House, you may find yourself with a wonderfully renewed outlook on life!
Saturn in Capricorn in the Fourth Zodiac House — the Fourth House is so important to us as it rules our foundations, where we grew up, our initial meeting with our families. Sometimes when Saturn transits over the 4th House cusp there will be an intense desire to move out of one’s abode. It might be that someone is just leaving for higher education, or perhaps parents are thinking of down-sizing, or it might be buying your dream home! If deemed worthy by Saturn in Capricorn, you will be able to find the perfect solution. Planning for your future is in the cards as Saturn stimulates your need to move ahead. New job opportunities may open where you least expect them — research any opportunity with an eye to long-term employment. Whatever plans you may be making, take your time in preparing a proper course of action. Saturn will insist on all the t’s being crossed, and all the i’s dotted. Make sure you have excellent legal help in perusing contracts and any mortgage proposals. Saturn will help you help yourself — as you evolve into that more understanding and considerate person. In addition, there may be a change in your employment — new job opportunities, traveling for work, more responsibility, and more social activities that you feel you must attend. Look to the advantages of all invitations whether to celebrations or joining a club. You may be moving up the ladder of success.
Saturn in Capricorn in the Zodiac Fifth House — Saturn in Capricorn in the Fifth Zodiac House is a conundrum — the Fifth House rules romance, children, entertainment, recreation, and one’s creativity! Doesn’t sound like a comfortable place for our Saturn in Capricorn. However, given how a child can impact one’s responsibilities, the possibility arises that there might be an addition to your family. Since Saturn in general, but especially in Capricorn, thrives on high moral standards, being careful of finances, and being careful with any risky investments — we all might have to be extra careful with how we handle our financial issues. On a lighter note, if you’ve been saving for a dream vacation, now might be the time you get the opportunity to go. Also, if you have been working diligently on your crafts or artistic projects, you may find success as Saturn enjoys giving rewards for hard work. Since this House rules romance — you may meet that special someone who will complete your life. Also, teachers who have a strong 5th House may find that their efforts in handling their young charges will be rewarded, with a surprise for their genuinely selfless service through the years. This may also be the year you get to that concert you missed as a teenager, or catch up with one of your idols from long ago. Basically, although Saturn needs us to be a model of patience and endurance — here in the Fifth Zodiac House you may receive your reward!
Saturn in Capricorn in the Sixth Zodiac House — Now this House is so important because it holds the keys to our health and the health of our loved ones. Also, our pets and those we work with on a day-to-day basis are within this abode. Saturn in Capricorn can be difficult as health woes can often be attributed to a transit of Saturn in any sign. In Capricorn, our Saturn might start to allow our knees to hurt a bit, become stiff and/or possibly need surgery. Our sense of hearing is also under Saturn’s rulership — so any hearing issues should be attended to immediately. Pluto is also in Capricorn during Saturn’s transit of the sign, and when meeting can cause ailments with the gall bladder and spleen. Any excessive pain in those areas should be taken note of post-haste! Now the good news — we can assuage many health issues by eating a proper diet, exercising regularly, and taking the time to be aware of our own bodies. Listening to what your body is telling you is truly the best way of avoiding any negative problems. That’s not to say you can never enjoy a small indulgence! After all we are only human — and how much damage can an occasional treat do in the long run? Get acquainted with yourself — get to know what makes you feel good and what doesn’t. Try a week or two of eating those foods you know give you energy, make you feel alive, and that have real nutrients that help your body.Keep an eye on your pets also, and make sure they are in a safe environment. Having a pet is said to make you live longer — and they are so much fun!
Saturn in Capricorn in the Seventh Zodiac House — The Seventh House has reign over our partners (both business and marriage) — so Saturn can surely bring some controversy whilst herein. If there have been any underlying issues that haven’t been resolved in your relationship (business/marriage), Saturn in Capricorn will want to get them settled. You may find that the problem becomes more vocal and you are surprised that there is so much emotion involved. This House can also rule your competitors, and will bring up any difficulties that are irritating someone who isn’t happy. Relationships with the public are also considered here, and if you are in the public eye, you might find you have more responsibilities, or must shoulder some of your mates usual chores. There is a chance for a temporary living situation, and there might be new people and new things to learn. Opportunity to meet new people and expand your social circle might come about with a new acquaintance, or an old friend who just moved back into your area. The best advice for Saturn in this area is to make sure your relationships are on solid ground, there is equal opportunity to air your opinions, and respect for each others parameters. As always, the ability to create a calm and stable foundation will be the best solution, rather than trying to repair any rifts. Use this transit of Saturn in Capricorn to find that common thread of appreciation, esteem and gratitude for the people in your life that mean the most to you! They are your North Star!
Saturn in Capricorn in the Eighth Zodiac House — The Eighth Zodiac House holds a plethora of our deepest fears — death and taxes — sorrows, trials, and retribution. Alas, these issues have to be somewhere, and here they lie. This is also the House where we might find our inheritance, but also our monetary outgo! With Saturn in Capricorn holding reign here we must be extra careful with our valuables, our expenditures, and our resources. There will be consequences for any hasty financial dealings that weren’t well planned, and there could be losses. Your estate and partnership finances lie within this House, and if not handled properly there could be losses. On a positive note, this House also holds renewal and regeneration — so if we falter, Saturn in Capricorn could help us by showing us a slow but steady manner in which to recoup our savings or funds. The best advice for those going through Saturn in Capricorn in the Eighth House would to be conservative to the max! There may also be someone in your life who is having health issues, and more responsibility is falling onto your shoulders. If you tend to these needs in an accountable manner, you will find that the rewards are more than you could ever expect. There also may be delays in any legal or legitimate monetary situations, be patient and it will all work out in a positive way.
Saturn in Capricorn in the Ninth Zodiac House — Herein lies a plethora of different areas of interest, higher education, religion, judicial issues, the law in general, philosophy,long journeys, plans for your future, and your beloved in-laws! Saturn in Capricorn can bring some serious thought into any decisions that are being made at the present, what university to attend, any long planned trips for vacation or visiting family, any legal issues that are pending might be delayed, and your future plans may have to be altered as there has been a major change within the family dynamics. Saturn in Capricorn will bring a sober and serious eye to anything that is pending in this House. Are there divisions in religious preferences within your family, has someone recently gotten into a serious legal problem, are you just philosophically distancing yourself from what your family has always done? However, if things are completely out of control at the moment — Saturn in Capricorn can bring a common-sense approach to any problem. Indeed, this combination may be the most practical, solid, and pragmatic duo in the entire Zodiac. Much can be accomplished in the Ninth House when working with these stoics, as long as certain standards are met. There will be no slacking off with Saturn in its own sign — the teacher of the Zodiac will brook no nonsense as He insists on a high level of workmanship, study, and planning. Working with Saturn in Capricorn will bring you rewards far greater than you ever imagined was possible — but you have to do the hard work!
Saturn in Capricorn in the Tenth Zodiac House — This incredibly important Zodiac House holds so many facets of our public lives. Indeed — our social standing, our careers, our prestige, our most prominent parent, dealing with important folks, our goals for our future, our business arena, and our mentors. Having Saturn transit over this House can mean you will achieve a goal, a dream job, being elected to a place of honor, having to deal with parental issues, and/or realizing that you must work harder to reach your potential in whatever business or job you now have.
It may also show that you need to change the direction of your career, you perhaps aren’t getting the attention you desire or a higher-up doesn’t seem to approve of your approach. Or — you may have been taking some higher education courses that will now pay off in a career you know will be a lifelong calling. If you have heeded Saturn’s teachings, you will be prepared for the next step in your working career — if you have been ignoring some strong signals from Saturn, you might find that your income or way of making a living has dried up, and you have to scramble to find a new way to earn your daily fare.
Saturn in Capricorn in the Tenth Zodiac House is an opportunity and a challenge — it’s up to you to decide how to approach the potential that is awaiting your own input.
Saturn in Capricorn in the Eleventh House — The Eleventh Zodiac House has some interesting segments, herein lies your social groups, best friends, acquaintances, hopes and wishes, clubs, fraternal organizations, and also larger animal pets. Your working income shows up here, and may help you find ways to increase how much you make. Social dates and/or vacations plans you make with friends will come under this House, as will new acquaintances, and getting to know folks in your community.
Saturn in Capricorn may allow you to see that some “friendships” have grown apart, and perhaps should be ended. Also, Saturn will show you where your plans for the future are lacking or are right on schedule. Impediments to some of your ideas will show where there is a need to rethink your plans, however — if things are flowing smoothly you have been learning Saturn’s lessons and rewards will ensue.
Don’t ignore old friends, and make sure you devote enough time to those who have helped you in the past. Think about what is working in your life and what areas may have become tiresome, exasperating and tedious. Use your social networking in order to find some new ways of seeking out novel opportunities. If you have horses or larger dogs, or any large animal, their welfare may need to be updated. Perhaps their usual abode has become less habitable, or you don’t really like the new vet! Their needs are in your hands, and the responsibility for their well-being is yours.
The best use for Saturn in Capricorn in the Eleventh House is to take time to be aware of your current happiness quotient. Do you like your job? Are you not getting along with your usual friends/crowd? Have you been seeking out new adventures that might be a bit dangerous? While this transit of Saturn takes place over the next two-and-a-half years, you have not only the opportunity to get things right, but the duty to look to your future!
Saturn in Capricorn in the Twelfth Zodiac House — Saturn in the Twelfth Zodiac House will bring some deep thinking, heavy decisions, and perhaps some unusual opportunities for you to consider. The Twelfth House rules hospitals, prisons, personal limitations, know and unknown enemies, self-defeating activities, personal issues, and hidden opportunities.
Herein we find our own self-defeating activities — that interfere with our moving forward in our life. You can achieve the most success by acknowledging those areas in which you impede your own positive abilities. If you have been less than honest with yourself, you will have to begin to recognize where you lack self-esteem and don’t give yourself enough credit for those things you do well. Begin to take a tally of what you think will improve your life, and you will begin to see how with a new approach, you will be able to accomplish your goals. There will be challenges, of course, but with a new outlook, a determined attitude, and a pragmatic and practical goal in mind, your journey can begin with hope!
Try to make amends where necessary, and clear up any old misunderstandings. Look at where you are with a jaundices eye — and make adjustments in order to begin anew. Saturn in Capricorn in the Twelfth Zodiac House is an opportunity to become greater than any deficits you may face. Open your eyes to what you can accomplish within the next couple of years, and work toward those goals. You may surprise yourself by shedding old habits that have been holding you back. Saturn will help those who help themselves.
As you can see, Saturn in Capricorn can be a mentor, a judge, a mirror to your soul, a companion on the road to success, a champion of the underdog, and perhaps most importantly — the commonsense, no-nonsense foundation for you to begin to build or re-build your life upon. Saturn in Capricorn is strong, aware, willing to work hard, can be one’s greatest advocate. Use this time period to find those things that work for you and try to eliminate those things that are holding you back. Saturn’s lessons are difficult, but are lessons we must learn in order to evolve into the highest of human beings. Working within Saturn’s realm can bring our greatest rewards during this lifetime.