Saturn in Aquarius 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023: Saturn Transits
What Saturn’s transit through Aquarius means to you…
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Saturn Transits: General
Saturn in Aquarius 2020 to 2023: General Influences
Saturn in Aquarius Transit: Business
Saturn in Aquarius Transit: Relationships/Love
Saturn’s Transiting Aspects
Saturn in Aquarius and the Signs of the Zodiac (Horoscopes)
Saturn enters the sign of Aquarius on March 21/22, 2020, and then again on December 17th, 2020.
Saturn occupies the sign of Aquarius from March 21, 2020 to July 1, 2020; and then later from December 17, 2020, to March 7, 2023.
Mar 21, 2020 11:58 PM EDT
Saturn enters Aquarius
Jul 1, 2020 7:37 PM EDT Saturn Rx enters Capricorn
Dec 17, 2020 12:04 AM EST Saturn enters Aquarius
Mar 7, 2023 8:34 AM EST Saturn enters Pisces
Saturn takes about 28-29 years to come full circle, and thus spends on average close to 2-1/2 years in a sign.
Saturn transits and cycles can be considered cycles of achievement and maturity. When Saturn forms a hard aspect to a personal point in our chart, we might feel that everything is slowed down–we encounter delays, frustrations, and pressures. But these times also challenge us to face reality, thereby opening ourselves up to increased wisdom and the freedom that comes with living in truth.
Significant decisions are often made during Saturn’s hard transits to our personal planets. These transits slow life down (or at least, that is how we perceive it) and force us to live our lives in the present. Although Saturn transits can make life feel like a drudgery (these are often times when our lives seem to move at a snail’s pace and advancements are hard to see), they also give us the opportunity to gain inner strength, to become more responsible for what we do and say, and to cut out waste or excesses in our lives. Basically, what happens is a form of paring or slimming down in the area of life affected by Saturn. We are getting rid of things in our lives that are not working for us in the real world, and focusing on improving and strengthening the things that do serve a useful purpose.
Saturn transits can also be considered times of conservation in whatever area of life that Saturn is affecting. We generally build up our reserves and conserve our energy during these periods. Delays and little but irksome problems might be experienced. Things break down, our needs often go unmet by others, we often feel misunderstood and even left out, we tend to find others harsh and unsympathetic (although this is often a perception thing – we, in fact, may be lacking a sense of humor), and we often feel burdened or put upon.
Saturn transits teach us to take responsibility for ourselves. At the outset of a Saturn transit, we might feel like the world is a cold place. If we are mature, we will at some point come to the realization that we cannot always pass blame for the problems in our lives. We need to reach within and pull out our own inner strength — to rely on ourselves.
Depression can be a byproduct of heavy Saturn transits. However, if we focus our energies into meaningful endeavors without pushing too hard for recognition or support from others, we can fight the inclination towards a gloom-and-doom attitude. Saturn reminds us of reality and the need for greater self-discipline. Re-organizing the area of life represented by the house or personal point that Saturn is “hitting” can lead to great rewards. Remember that Saturn transits do not completely flatten us, by all means. Instead, they slow us down, force us to live in the here and now, keep us from taking unnecessary risks, and help us to build and structure our lives in ways that will benefit us later.
It is interesting to consider the transits and themes that ran through our lives before our Saturn transits. If we were riding high during a high-speed Uranus transit just before Saturn “hit”, this period can mark a significant time in our lives when we “pay” for the risks we may have taken during that Uranus phase. If we’ve been experiencing heavy Neptune transits, then this can be a particularly disillusioning time. If Saturn transits come shortly after a Jupiter-themed period in our lives, we may feel particularly hard hit as well. Perhaps the Jupiter period has led us to overspend or ignore our basics, and then Saturn moves in to “correct” that situation and to force us to face our personal realities. Life is not, in fact, all fun and games. We have to work and save–and that is what Saturn teaches us. Thus, it is helpful to consider the context of our recent and past experiences when considering how Saturn transits might affect us.
We should also look to the position of transiting Saturn by house, the zodiac signs involved, and the condition of the personal planet/point itself. If the personal planet/point happens to be our chart ruler (that is, it rules our Ascendant), we may experience particularly powerful events and circumstances, for example. If our natal Sun and Moon are in hard aspect to each other, then Saturn transits will be impacting both personal points at the same time. If transiting Saturn is making a hard aspect with a stellium of planets, then we will be experiencing a more complex set of circumstances and attitudes that might have a greater impact than if the personal point alone was affected.
Saturn teaches us about the value of moderation and caution. Perhaps the best way to “handle” hard Saturn transits to personal planets and points is to avoid fighting these lessons. Accept that, at this time in your life, things may move at a slower speed (even a snail’s pace). Saturn wants us to work hard, put our energies into practical, useful, and meaningful projects, and to live in the here and now. This period in your life is a time for building a solid foundation. Understand that moderation at this point in your life is necessary for your spiritual growth and your physical body as well. Avoid blaming others for where you are at now–doing this will only lead to feelings of melancholy and anger. Know that this period in your life, while temporary, is a time for learning about your personal limits as well as your inner strength. Carry these lessons as you move beyond this phase, because how you handle your life now will make all the difference the next time (7 years later) Saturn makes a hard aspect to the same planet or point in your chart.
Important to keep in mind is that while Jupiter is often considered the planet that brings benefits, Saturn’s rewards are usually much greater, if a little delayed!
Background: While Saturn transited Libra from late 2009 until October 2012, our one-to-one committed relationships came up for inspection. We took a more serious, critical look at these relationships, and imbalances were more difficult to tolerate. With Saturn in Scorpio from October 2012 to December 2014 and then June to September 2015, we dug more deeply into the dynamics of our relationships. Saturn in Sagittarius from 2015 to 2017 urged us to take control of our excesses, to question our faith, and to better understand our belief systems. With Saturn in Capricorn from 2017 to 2020, we turned a critical eye to our major structures, governments, institutions, careers, and sense of responsibility. Conservation, moderation, and hard work were rewarded.
With Saturn in Aquarius, Saturn is dignified and functioning well. This is a time for turning a critical eye to our dreams, goals, hopes, contributions, social structures, social lives, friendships, and community involvement.
Saturn demands simplicity, definition, realism, and truth wherever it touches our charts. Saturn also tests, not for the fun of it but for our own sakes. Saturn will reveal weak areas that need strengthening.
Saturn takes its time, and this is a good thing. With Saturn, we can only get to a healthy, balanced place if we take our time doing so, thoroughly.
With Saturn, a desire to gain control is present, and some of us might attempt to control the people in our lives, but this is a difficult and frustrating path to take. Eventually and ideally, we understand that it is only ourselves who we can control. With Saturn in Aquarius, we also recognize that as we are more responsible for ourselves, we impact and improve the community or collective.
While Saturn is in Aquarius, it’s time for a test, slimming down, critical look at, or simplification of:
- our social lives,
- ideals and principles,
- associations and group involvement,
- contributions and community.
We may be clearing out the deadwood and prioritizing quality over quantity.
It can certainly be a time when we are more cautious and careful in our social lives. New ways of approaching others can figure strongly during this period. We’re doing things differently because of our new perspective on friendship, community, and socializing. As we look at these things more critically, different methods/approaches naturally emerge.
It’s a great time for technological advances that improve the community, that bring more structure to our lives, and that help us connect more effectively. Even so, there can be more rules and structures imposed upon technology that may feel overly done or restrictive.
We are no longer satisfied with plans, goals, or dreams that don’t hold weight or that aren’t realistic and doable. Our strong sense of both the past and future can lead to powerful decisions and inventions or improvements. Ideally, we’re able to put our egos aside to do what’s best for the collective.
Saturn in its own sign doesn’t look to other influences for approval. It’s the final dispositor and thus has the last word.
This position is sometimes associated with constriction related to the legs, spine, or ankles.
While with Saturn in Capricorn there was a fear of scarcity, having nothing, or losing everything that were powerful motivators, with Saturn in Aquarius, our focus turns to our connection to something larger, to systems, and to individuals. The power of group movements is likely to rise. While Saturn in Capricorn was about self-preservation in many ways, Saturn in Aquarius is more focused on preserving the group.
There are no shortcuts with Saturn! Patience and effort are valued, but also efficiency.
The rewards are usually delayed, and that’s the point. The results are long-lasting. With Saturn in Aquarius, we get the sense that we should work hard for our ideals if we want these conditions to last, grow, and strengthen.
Aquarius is forward-looking, passing on information to others in inventive ways, and is innovative and unique. Aquarius is a fixed air sign, and can be quite opinionated, intellectual, detached, and fair-minded. Aquarius is non-conformist, often going against the status quo. Reforms and efforts to strengthen, build, or rebuild structures are likely in the areas of groups and communities, friendships, science, technology, astrology, the rights of the individual. We turn a critical eye towards these things while Saturn transits Aquarius.
Some questions emerging during this transit, for example, may be whether or not individuals are taking enough responsibility in their communities, whether or not our social structures are supporting us, whether or not we’re doing the right things for our health, particularly in Aquarius-ruled areas, whether technology is serving us well and how we can improve this, whether or not we’ve prepared or planned ahead for old age, and so forth.
Saturn favors quality over quantity, simplicity over chaos. Saturn in Aquarius, like all positions, has its constructive and destructive potentials. This can be a time of help from groups and friends, for example, but there can be more criticism or pressure from the social group. Ideally, we seek ways to improve, simplify, quantify, and make practical or bring ideas down to earth. Placing restrictions can be supportive only up to a point. A harder look at problematic thinking or biases can be supportive, but with Saturn in Aquarius working poorly, for example, there is always the dilemma or irony of attempts to force-feed progress or progressive ideas, which limits progress. There is a fine line with rules-oriented Saturn in break-the-rules Aquarius, and it’s up to us to marry the two in useful, constructive ways.
The more negative expressions of the sign of Aquarius–such as stubbornness and rigidity, rebellion for the sake of rebellion, trying too hard to prove one’s uniqueness–are things that won’t work for us now. These become glaring under Saturn’s stern eye. In some manner, we are bound to see that there is a price to pay for these behaviors, or it will become extremely clear that we have lost too much time, energy, and happiness on these things. Even so, Saturn invokes a craving for the positive qualities of whatever sign it inhabits or planet it touches. We’re now striving towards more integrity, .
Saturn demands definitions, structures, and commitments. But for many of us, as soon as something is defined, structured, or committed, we might feel caged, trapped, or limited. Saturn in Aquarius can teach us that freedom and liberation can result from abiding by certain rules, and through some level of self-denial. This is a time for making clear choices and decisions, for weeding out what isn’t working for us, and for letting go of lost causes, particularly related to our social lives or long-term goals.
Saturn aims to cut out excessive or overdone expectations. Under good conditions and ideally, Saturn gives us a dose of realism without pessimism, essentially keeping us in line without dampening our spirits (too much).
On a body level and for better health during this transit, it will be important to pay extra attention to calves, lower legs, blood circulation, and nervous system. Saturn in Aquarius is associated with contraction and rigidity, stressing the importance of yoga and stretching exercises. Circulation and coordination problems, cataracts, and fatigue are associated with this combination.
Saturn teaches that freedom is not about escaping our responsibilities nor is it about breaking all the rules. Saturn shows us that we grow through our failures as much as, or perhaps more than, our successes. This is a time for letting go of self-defeating attitudes that have been holding us back, recognizing exactly where we have been overdoing our expectations, and finding new, perhaps more authentic ways to nurture our ambitions. We are seeing where we’ve been overconfident, sloppy, entitled, and excessive, and how these things have ultimately contributed to stagnation, frustration, or letdown.
This transit is about sincerity and authenticity. It’s a good time to enlist the help of mentors, elders, or authorities on matters. With Saturn, “quality over quantity” applies. We might want to use this cycle to focus on and develop one special project in the areas of our charts where Saturn is transiting in order to help add purposefulness and depth to our lives. Dedication to one or two meaningful pursuits or undertakings can be significantly more satisfying than spreading ourselves around. In order to really benefit and learn from this period, we need to accept that some options may be limited in order to enjoy a simpler, more fulfilling life.
Saturn in Aquarius in business: Live your truth – be who you are, be honest, be straightforward. However, draw boundaries – keep personal and professional life mostly separate. Be ethical and inclusive.
Saturn in Aquarius in relationships: Long-term compatibilty and shared visions or friendships are taken into consideration more than usual while Saturn transits Aquarius.
Note that Saturn first entered Aquarius in March 2020 when, due to a coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), many countries were experiencing lockdowns. The importance of responsible reporting and sharing of information is an immediate concern. With a larger online presence and a stronger focus on relating through communications that are not in-person, Saturn in Aquarius emphasizes the weight of our remote communications and interactions. We’re relating differently, either remotely or more intensively in the case of those who are sheltering in place together. We’re working differently, as well. Far more people are working from home and doing business online.
In 2020, Saturn is retrograde from May 11th (at 1° Aquarius 57′) to September 29th (at 25° Capricorn 20′).
In 2021: Saturn transits/spans the following degrees of Aquarius in 2021:
1º Aquarius 39′ to 13º Aquarius 31′
In 2021, Saturn is retrograde from May 23rd (at 13° Aquarius 31′) to October 10th (at 6° Aquarius 53′).
In 2022: Saturn transits/spans the following degrees of Aquarius in 2022:
11º Aquarius 56′ to 25º Aquarius 15′
In 2022, Saturn is retrograde from June 4th (at 25° Aquarius 15′) to October 23rd (at 18° Aquarius 35′).
In 2023: Saturn transits/spans the following degrees of Aquarius in 2023:
22º Aquarius 26′ to 30º Aquarius 00′
In 2023, Saturn is retrograde in Pisces, not Aquarius.
During its transit of Aquarius, Saturn forms the following outer planet transits:
Saturn conjunct Jupiter on December 21st, 2020, at 0° Aquarius 29′ (standalone)
Saturn semi-square Neptune on January 20, 2021 at 3° Aquarius 56′ (standalone)
Saturn sesquiquadrate True North Node on January 21, 2021 at 4° Aquarius 05′ (standalone)
Saturn sextile Chiron on February 9, 2021, at 6 Aquarius 16 (Chiron at 6 Aries 16) (first) AND June 24, 2021, at 12 Aquarius 44 (Chiron at 12 Aries 44) AND November 26, 2021, at 8 Aquarius 40 (Chiron at 8 Aries 40) (final)
Saturn square Uranus on February 17, 2021, at 7 Aquarius 14 (Uranus at 7 Taurus 14) (first) AND June 14, 2021, at 13 Aquarius 07 (Uranus at 13 Taurus 07) AND December 24, 2021, at 11 Aquarius 05 (Uranus at 11 Taurus 05) (final)
Saturn trine True North Node on April 9, 2021 at 12° Aquarius 02′ (standalone)
Saturn semi-sextile Jupiter on April 5, 2022 at 22° Aquarius 30′ (standalone)
Saturn square True North Node on April 11, 2022 at 22° Aquarius 57′ (standalone)
Saturn semi-sextile Neptune on May 17, 2022, at 24 Aquarius 59 (Neptune at 24 Pisces 59) (first) AND May 31, 2022, at 25 Aquarius 15 (Neptune at 25 Pisces 15) AND January 6, 2023, at 22 Aquarius 58 (Neptune at 22 Pisces 58) (final)
Saturn semi-square Jupiter on July 21, 2022, at 23 Aquarius 38 (Jupiter at 8 Aries 38) (first) AND September 21, 2022, at 19 Aquarius 24 (Jupiter at 4 Aries 24). The final one happens when Saturn has left Aquarius for Pisces, on March 21, 2023, at 1 Pisces 35 (Jupiter at 16 Aries 35) (final)
Saturn semi-square Chiron on February 23, 2023 at 28° Aquarius 35′ (this continues later with Saturn in Pisces)
Saturn semi-sextile Pluto on March 3, 2023 at 29° Aquarius 34′ (standalone)
This is where I will discuss transiting Saturn’s aspects while it moves through the sign of Aquarius.
With Uranus square Saturn, occurring from February to December 2021, there can be tension experienced as our needs for freedom and spontaneity seem to clash with a need for structure and stability. Ideally, we can find creative ways to satisfy these diverging needs, perhaps by giving form to our ideals and quest for progress.
Rules and limitations can feel more challenging to tolerate, but without some lines drawn, life feels too chaotic. Attempts to assert our individuality, freedom, and originality tend to undermine our feeling of groundedness and security. Yet, we are not satisfied when we conform. There may be sudden and unexpected twists that force us to do something different or free ourselves from old habits.
Adjusting our plans may be in order, and striking a balance between convention and innovation is the challenge. Setbacks tend to be temporary and often lead to new, more creative paths or solutions. While this aspect is active, however, we can feel some real frustration.
There can be elevated frustrations related to differences in opinion that feel more problematic than usual, blocking progress or leading to delays. People we relied on may seem less reliable at this time.
We have an unusual situation in which Saturn, the conservative planet, is in a progressive sign, Aquarius, while Uranus, the progressive planet, is in a conservative sign, Taurus. At times, these energies can feel oppressive and we might feel that we’re often at cross-purposes, even when the end game is similar.
Past, Present, and Future Dates for Saturn’s passage through the sign of Aquarius.
Saturn in Aquarius Dates:
- Saturn is in Aquarius from Feb 23 1932 9:46:12 pm EST
…until Aug 13 1932 7:15:18 am EDT
- Saturn is in Aquarius from Nov 19 1932 9:08:36 pm EST
…until Feb 14 1935 9:07:36 am EST
- Saturn is in Aquarius from Jan 3 1962 2:00:50 pm EST
…until Mar 23 1964 11:17:09 pm EST
- Saturn is in Aquarius from Sep 16 1964 5:04:36 pm EDT
…until Dec 16 1964 0:38:17 am EST
- Saturn is in Aquarius from Feb 6 1991 1:51:12 pm EST
…until May 21 1993 0:57:41 am EDT
- Saturn is in Aquarius from Jun 30 1993 4:28:57 am EDT
…until Jan 28 1994 6:42:53 pm EST
- Saturn is in Aquarius from Mar 21 2020 11:58:20 pm EDT
…until Jul 1 2020 7:36:54 pm EDT
- Saturn is in Aquarius from Dec 17 2020 0:03:53 am EST
…until Mar 7 2023 8:34:34 am EST
- Saturn is in Aquarius from Jan 21 2050 8:14:50 am EST
…until Apr 16 2052 8:53:23 am EST
- Saturn is in Aquarius from Aug 8 2052 10:33:52 pm EST
…until Jan 10 2053 9:50:41 pm EST
Saturn is in Aquarius from March 2020 to July 2020, and then from December 2020 to March 2023.
In a general sense, this is how Saturn’s transit through Aquarius might affect the different Sun signs (or, more appropriately, Ascendant signs):
Saturn’s transit of Aquarius for the signs, in brief (detailed interpretations are below this list):
For Aries: Time to clean up your social life and happiness goals. Time to either make dreams a reality or scrap. It’s a good time to see these things more clearly, although sometimes sternly.
For Taurus: You may feel driven to prove or achieve something solid. Your performance becomes public or everyone’s business somehow.
For Gemini: You’re challenged to look at life and your future more realistically and practically. There can be important accomplishments in publishing or education.
For Cancer: You’re challenged to tidy up those things you share with others (money, resources, power) as well as matters of dependence and intimacy. This is a time to tackle fears of losing control.
For Leo: Tests and strengthening of partnerships, one-on-one relationships. Realities are faced. Commitments are made or tested.
For Virgo: You’re challenged to straighten out your daily affairs, work, routines, health, habits, and self-care programs.
For Libra: Creative expression, entertainment, romance, children, and hobbies are areas of belt-tightening, realism, tests, commitments, and increased discipline.
For Scorpio: Home, family, personal, and nurturing or sustenance matters are areas that require increased discipline, realism, tradition, and structure.
For Sagittarius: Increased daily responsibilities or commitments. Serious study or training and detail work, possibly decreased interactions with others, tests of ideas and studies.
For Capricorn: A time for a more responsible and realistic approach to money and possessions. Belt-tightening is in order and very useful. Time to declutter, reduce waste, and make good use of your resources.
For Aquarius: A time of increased personal responsibilities, attention to detail, and efforts to maintain and improve health and personal affairs. You are challenged to become more efficient regarding energy levels and time management.
For Pisces: A time of spiritual renovation, clean-up, and better attention to mental health. You are challenged to take care of unfinished business, regroup, process, and heal. It’s important to rid yourself of regrets or perceived failures and disappointments as a Saturn-Sun cycle enters its last leg before coming full circle.
Saturn’s transit of Aquarius for the signs, in detail:
You’ve spent at least a couple of years focusing much of your energy on your place in society, your responsibilities, and your social standing while Saturn transited the (solar) tenth house, dear Aries. You should be at a point where you know, realistically, what you are doing and where you are headed professionally. When Saturn transits the eleventh house as it does now with Saturn in Aquarius, your personal goals and aspirations come under Saturn’s scrutiny. How you fit in with others, your affiliations with people and groups, and your peers all become more serious matters to you now.
The eleventh house rules your social life, friendships, networking, happiness pursuits, innovative ideas, and hopes or dreams. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
This influence weaves in and out of influence in 2020, and then is consistent from December 17th, 2020 forward (until March 7, 2023).
This transit is felt more strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on whether you were born earlier or later in the sign of Aries, or the degree of your Aries Ascendant. In 2020, those most directly affected by this transit are those born from approximately March 21-23 and those with an Ascendant of 0 to 2 degrees Aries. In 2021, Aries Ascendants and Suns from 2-13 degrees are most directly impacted. In 2022, 12 to 25 degrees Aries receive the direct transits.
Tests can come to your friendships during this long-term cycle. You may be more discriminating when it comes to making new friends, or circumstances are such that you spend less energy (and perhaps more concentrated energy) on networking and involvement in your community or in teams and groups. Existing friendships may experience some tests or trials during this cycle, and one or possibly more friendships may end. Ones that are true, however, will strengthen. In fact, this can be a wonderful period for forming or strengthening a lasting alliance with a person, group, or cause.
Keeping friendships strong and healthy requires effort. Friends or group affiliations may seem more demanding of your time and energy now, or you might feel stress about how much of yourself you put into your social obligations. There can be some strain on a friendship due to an increased focus on other areas of life for some of you. Friendships or causes can drain you at times if you are giving too much while ignoring your own needs.
Alternatively, you might decide to contribute to your community in significant, tangible, and practical ways during this transit. There can be nice opportunities to make long-lasting connections. You can have more influence in a group, possibly naturally taking the lead. You might decide to give back to your community in a substantial, measurable way. It’s a strong time for making solid plans for your future.
This is a rewarding period overall, particularly if you focus more on long-term benefits and less on short-term frustrations. Saturn is rather comfortable in the sign of Aquarius as it is now, and performs rather well in the sign.
As well, you have a Jupiter transit outlined above that starts in December 2020 and runs through much of 2021 that helps balance things out for you since its energies expand rather than contract. It’s a great way to ease into this Saturn transit with Jupiter on your side. In December 2020 when Jupiter meets Saturn, particularly, you’re in a fabulous position to make solid advances or connections. A friendship or association that also has some material benefits can be in focus for many of you.
The beginning of Saturn’s transits tend to feel a little off or disappointing. You might feel that your personal “circle” or your networks are superficial or unsatisfying at the beginning of the transit. You might feel alienated as you begin to see them for what they are –or are not –worth. You might feel some disdain for the superficial workings of casual friendships, and begin to feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about “going through the motions,” doing and saying the right things, and so forth.
Alternatively, you might meet someone with whom you establish a serious friendship at this time, or you might become a member of a group or affiliation that you devote much of your time to. Weeding out what seems now to be superfluous social associations from your life is very likely during this transit as you become more serious about what you want, on a personal level, from your life.
You might take a hard look at the role you play in others’ lives, and consider exactly what it is that satisfies you and contributes to your happiness, beyond partnership, romance, career, religion, and so forth. As Saturn moves further through the house, and by the time the transit is over, you ideally will have found ways to bring definition and articulation to your innermost wishes and hopes for your personal path.
You are learning to give to others what you want to receive from them. It’s a good time to see friendships, social affairs, or projects more clearly, although sometimes a little sternly! You might discover that some of your friends or group associations are no longer in line with your current path, and some connections or means of connecting may be breaking down while others strengthen. Feelings of lack in your social life can magnify, prompting changes.
It’s a good time for establishing long-lasting ties, but you may deal with some disillusionments or adjustments in the process. Weeding out what seems now to be frivolous or unsatisfying from your life is possible at this time as you become more serious about what you want on a personal level. During this cycle, you are less vulnerable to self-delusion.
Saturn may bring a strong, helpful, and mature friend into your experience. Or, you might reconnect with a past friend.
At some point during Saturn’s stay in the sign of Aquarius, he forms a harmonious sextile to your Sun (or Ascendant). This happens to both you and Sagittarius because you both have a special relationship with Aquarius. Strengthened relationships with authority figures or older people in your life may play a supportive role in your life now, largely due to your own humbler attitude. The work you do and the responsibilities you take on provide you with a solid sense of purpose. Because you have a more mature grasp of our own capabilities, you project a more responsible, perhaps serious, and self-assured personality to others. You are able to look at yourself in a realistic and reasonable manner, and you are less vulnerable to self-delusion.
One of the major sources of stress and guilt in our lives stems from uncertainty. Unnecessary stress comes from overestimating our capabilities and responsibilities and inevitably failing to meet them. Things nag at the back of our minds. Saturn offers us realism, and with his sextile to your Sun/Ascendant, you see yourself and your capabilities more clearly and realistically. At this time in your life, you know what your responsibilities are, and you meet them.
- Putting a plan into motion: This is a time for making solid long-term plans for achieving a cherished wish or dream, or for putting in some solid work toward a “happiness goal.”
- Re-evaluation of long-term goals: You’re also taking a hard look at your happiness goals and dreams, and perhaps reconsidering those that don’t hold weight or support your current level of growth.
- Straightening out your social life: Your social life should support you, and if it hasn’t been cutting the mustard, now is the time to make changes.
- Maturity: This is a time for taking more responsibility for the group or community.
Note that the last time Saturn moved through Aquarius was from 1991-1994. While different configurations occurred back then, some overall themes can re-emerge in 2020-2023.
Saturn is transiting your (solar) tenth house, which rules your professional and public image or reputation, dear Taurus.
During this important cycle, you’ll be re-evaluating your professional standing, responsibilities, and outward signs of success. Saturn transits this area of your chart from March 21 to July 1st, 2020, and then later, from December 17, 2020, to March 7, 2023.
During these periods, you get the chance to build a secure foundation in your professional and/or most public life. It could be a time for receiving recognition and career “rewards,” or you might be feeling the weight of poor decisions made to date, and this necessitates a shift in priorities. You’ll be striving toward a more realistic approach to achieving your dreams and goals. You are taking a realistic look at what you’ve built and what you’ve achieved.
While there can be moments of tension or stress, you no longer view your place in the world, career, reputation, and standing in society with rose-colored glasses, and this aids decision-making. It’s a no-nonsense period for better managing your responsibilities.
The areas of your life that require a “back to basics” approach involve the sector of your solar chart that rules career, reputation, responsibilities, long-term goals, and your life path. This is the most public area of your chart. It depends on your age or the current stage of your life whether this area of your solar chart relates more to your career path or your responsibilities and public life. Authority figures are ruled by this sector of the chart as well. Again depending on your current circumstances, these can be parents, bosses, managers, the government, and teachers.
There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen. You can help this process along by actively strengthening vulnerable areas.
This influence weaves in and out of influence in 2020, and then kicks in consistently from December 17th, 2020, forward. Saturn will transit this area of your chart until March 2023.
This transit is felt more strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on whether you were born earlier or later in the sign of Taurus or the degree of your Taurus Ascendant. In 2020, those most directly affected by this transit are those born from approximately April 20-22 and those with an Ascendant of 0 to 2 degrees Taurus. In 2021, Taurus Ascendants and Suns from 2-13 degrees are most directly impacted. In 2022, 12 to 25 degrees Taurus receive the direct transits.
Your career requires critical decisions and choices. Major projects may come to fruition, and this can be a time for reaping their rewards, but there can be some disappointment now as well if you haven’t achieved what you wanted to accomplish. You are certainly more accountable for what you have and haven’t done.
You may acquire a higher position now, and if so, you are likely to feel the weight of increased responsibilities that come with it. Or, there can be issues to handle with a parent or parent figure, or a boss/authority figure in your life. Another possibility now is that you now find yourself more accountable for what you do–people are watching, and it’s a time for answering more questions and making adjustments if needed.
During this cycle, your career requires critical decisions and choices. Major projects may come to fruition, and this can be a time for reaping their rewards, although for some, there can be a disappointment now as well if you haven’t achieved what you wanted to accomplish. You are certainly more accountable for what you have and haven’t done at this time.
You may acquire a higher position now, and you are likely to feel the weight of increased responsibilities that come with it. There can be issues to handle with a parent or parent figure, or a boss/authority figure in your life.
While this period can be a tad difficult at times, particularly when Saturn forms a square to your Sun or Ascendant, there are some dazzling spots, making it a rewarding period overall, particularly if you focus more on long-term benefits and less on short-term frustrations.
Many of you will enjoy a career peak of sorts — this is a time of achievement, accomplishment, harvest, recognition, and the taking on of new responsibilities. If you’ve cut corners, however, this can be a time of dealing with those consequences and making things right.
Ironically enough, there is freedom in knowing some of our limitations, and Saturn’s transit through the tenth house teaches you exactly what this means. By the time Saturn leaves this area of your chart, you will have learned where you stand in the world, and how you have previously limited your achievements. This self-evaluation then offers you the freedom to appraise where you truly want to go in life, above and beyond your obligations or the expectations imposed upon you.
Now is your chance to build a secure foundation in your professional and/or most public life. You become more aware of where you stand. What it is exactly that you have been building now comes up for inspection. You might initially feel exposed, publicly scrutinized, or under fire in your career. This discomfort comes only as a result of a sudden rush of reality, and if the discomfort is great, it may be that you’ve been holding onto false images of yourself, and it’s now time to drop these, which can come as a relief. Your work or accomplishments are now more visible.
Just as a mid-life crisis is experienced differently by different people, Saturn’s transit of the tenth house holds different meanings for different people. As Saturn progresses through the house, you begin to feel more secure in your ambitions.
At some point during Saturn’s movement through Aquarius, Saturn will be transiting square your Sun (or Ascendant)–this depends very much on the degree of your Taurus Sun or Ascendant (earlier degrees receive this transit earlier than later degrees). The square aspect happens for Taurus and Scorpio. Note that Saturn forms a square to the Sun approximately every 14-15 years, and it is usually in influence for approximately 9 months.
When this square does happen, you may experience some form of disillusionment with regards to an important person in your life, with an authority figure, or with your personal plans and objectives. You may feel a bit left out, blocked from advancing in your chosen life path, and/or lacking in energy and confidence. Ego boosts don’t seem to be forthcoming, or if they are, you don’t see them in such a light. Some sort of buckling down is necessary at this time, and you might perceive limitations as coming from other people or from “unlucky” circumstances. Financial blocks are quite possible at this time, especially if the Sun is associated with the second or eighth house. Physically, this may be a rather low period when you don’t have that extra “oomph” or drive to accomplish more than what is already on your plate. You might be looking at your physical body in a more realistic manner, although you might also be focusing on the flaws too heavily. You might also be questioning your own worth, again finding many flaws that you may have previously glossed over. However, you might choose to get to work on making improvements. Improvements will not come overnight, but a slow and steady approach will bring rewards later. A general feeling of “slowdown” is likely, and if regular tasks seem more overwhelming than usual, it is likely due to poor spirits and lack of motivation. Sometimes, this transit is associated with problems with the teeth, bones in general, and the skin. It is also associated with mechanical breakdowns in your life. Saturn calls upon you to identify the weaker areas of your life and to fix or strengthen them.
Once beyond the square, you’ve likely fixed a number of small problems that get you back on track. Pressures tend to dissipate. You might thoroughly enjoy your work and projects. Building something long-lasting and practical makes sense now. In many ways, you’re likely to feel more “in the know” and realistic as well as on top of your game.
While this period can be a tad difficult at times, particularly when Saturn forms a square to your Sun or Ascendant, there are some dazzling spots, making it a rewarding period overall, particularly if you focus more on long-term benefits and less on short-term frustrations.
This period can be likened on a symbolic level to the transition to adulthood and the acceptance of responsibilities. There can be some level of distancing from others as you get yourself together.
- Choosing a path and committing to it: This can be a time for a turning point in your career or regarding overall goals and life path/direction, status, or standing.
- Responsibility and accountability: You might assume more responsibility for yourself, particularly related to career path matters, and it helps you succeed. Others notice what you’re doing, more so than usual.
In December 2020, Saturn meets Jupiter in this area of your chart, and you can reach a career peak of sorts. It’s a fine time to show the world what you can do. Successes can be realized now. A project at which you’ve been working hard can culminate.
The last time Saturn moved through Aquarius was from 1991-early 1994. Many of you (especially those with a Taurus Ascendant) can enjoy a career peak of sorts at some point during this cycle — this is a time of achievement, accomplishment, harvest, recognition, and the taking on of new responsibilities. If you’ve cut corners, however, this can be a time of dealing with those consequences and making things right.
Saturn is now transiting the sector of your (solar) chart that rules your attitudes, beliefs, and adventure. This transit is about critical attention to and the firming up of your knowledge, belief systems, training, and legal issues. Self-improvement is what this Saturn cycle is about in your life. You are developing your ideals and your commitments as transiting Saturn makes its way through your solar ninth house.
This is a period of building greater personal strength, due in large part to a more reliable connection with reality, a firmer grip of your priorities, and a better attitude towards meeting your responsibilities. Overall, your life is likely to feel more stable, and you’ll generally feel more comfortable with who you are. Because you have a more mature grasp of your capabilities, you project a more responsible, perhaps serious, and self-assured personality to others. You are taking a sterner look at your belief systems.
It can also be a period of teaching others or coming to the end of a cycle of learning, personal interests, or business. You’re challenged to look at life and your future more realistically and practically. There can be important accomplishments in publishing or education for some of you.
The areas of your life that require a “back to basics” approach are associated with the sector of your solar chart that rules higher learning, belief systems, travel, and adventurous experiences. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Those things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong, however, will endure and strengthen further.
Tests can come to your belief system or learning endeavors during this cycle. The need for reliable, solid, practical training can become very apparent now. You might scrutinize the belief system that you have held to date, and question your faith — in others, in yourself, and in life itself. You are seeking out practical and workable solutions to problems.
You might find that your ability to leisure-travel or engage in higher learning is limited during this period (this would happen even without the pandemic restrictions). You may not be as adventurous, preferring to stick around home and your neighborhood, or perhaps for some, stuck there. This can also be a period of teaching others what you have learned. Mind you, another partially concurrent influence on this area of your chart (Jupiter from December 19, 2020, to May 13, 2021, and July 28, 2021, to December 28, 2021) can counter this tendency since it’s trying to expand rather than restrict these areas of life. This can be experienced as a balancing influence, or you may feel that matters expand and restrict alternately.
The term of this transit is one of greater realism and practicality. You feel more capable of meeting your responsibilities. Life feels robust and stable, and the benefits of this influence are likely to be felt most strongly when Saturn officially forms a trine to your Sun or Ascendant (earlier in the cycle for those born earlier in the sign of Gemini and later for later Geminis). You are likely to enjoy many opportunities to set your life in order.
While this influence is in effect, sharing ideas and beliefs can be gratifying and rewarding. Boosting a key relationship through shared activities or finding a key relationship through learning or activities outside of the usual bounds can figure strongly.
Ideals and spiritual goals that you may have accepted without much thought or worked with for many years might suddenly seem superficial or not particularly useful anymore. Perhaps your faith is tested in some way, and you begin to feel more skeptical of some of your most basic assumptions about life itself.
Some of you might begin new studies as you subconsciously prepare for Saturn’s next house transit (after this transit, Saturn will come to the peak of your solar chart). If you’re in the process of studying, you might begin questioning what it is exactly that you are working towards, or the usefulness of your course of study. Does this line of study match your true self? Will it truly benefit you?
Many Geminis will examine their attitudes, assumptions about life, and faith. The ninth house has much to do with our outlook, our personal philosophy, our sense of adventure, and our confidence. It’s also associated with our faith, hope, and vision. Its connection to higher learning and travel could mean there are restrictions or re-evaluations of these things, but for many of you, it is more about taking a closer look at, and re-assessing, your attitude or general outlook on life, your faith or vision, and your bravery or confidence for embarking on new adventures – for venturing forth beyond the boundaries of your everyday existence.
In the initial stages of the transit, there can be some moments when you feel a little somber, skeptical, or disillusioned. The faith or optimism that may have carried you to date comes up for inspection. Are your belief systems sound? What do you stand for? What kind of future are you working towards, and why? The spirit that drives you and motivates you to move out and beyond the everyday grind is now tested or questioned.
By the end of the transit, you will have ideally discovered what it is that truly and honestly offers you hope and optimism as well as that which fuels your drive. This is a time for rebuilding your faith in yourself and your beliefs through attachment to ideals and goals that authentically represent you. A shaky feeling that causes you to sputter and avoid risks will be replaced with a more mature attitude towards adventure and facing the unknown.
With this transit, you are learning to let go of self-defeating attitudes and belief systems that have been holding you back, you’re recognizing exactly where you have been overdoing your expectations, and you’re finding new, more rewarding, and more honest-to-yourself ways to nurture faith, hope, and vision. The aim is for truth and wisdom, not only facts, information, and knowledge.
At some point during Saturn’s stay in Aquarius, it will form a trine to your Sun (or Ascendant). The exact time depends on your Sun or Ascendant’s degree of Gemini. Note that this trine aspect also happens for Libras since Gemini and Libra have a trine relationship with Aquarius. During this trine, you feel more comfortable with who you are. Because you have a more mature grasp of our own capabilities, you project a more responsible, perhaps serious, and self-assured personality to others. You are especially open to receiving grounded, practical advice, and benefit from humbly learning from others. Your life seems more stable during this time period, likely because you are able to look at yourself in a realistic and reasonable manner, and because you are less vulnerable to self-delusion.
One of the major sources of stress and guilt in our lives stems from uncertainty. A tremendous amount of stress is generated from overestimating our capabilities and responsibilities, and inevitably failing to meet them. Things nag at the back of our minds. Saturn offers us realism, and with his trine to your Sun, you see yourself and your capabilities more clearly and realistically. This transit tends to reduce uncertainty and offers a welcome reprieve from feelings of guilt and fear. At this time in your life, you know what your responsibilities are, and you meet them.
This influence is with you from March 21, 2020, until July 1, 2020, and then later, more consistently, from December 17, 2020, until March 7, 2023. While this transit weaves in and out of influence in 2020, you’ll experience it more consistently from December 17th forward. Note that this influence can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on whether you were born earlier or later in the sign of Gemini. In 2020, those born with a Sun or Ascendant of 0-2 degrees of Gemini and born from approximately May 21-23 are most directly affected. In 2021, Gemini Ascendants and Suns from 2-13 degrees are most directly impacted. In 2022, 12 to 25 degrees Gemini are the direct transits.
This transit encourages you to build something slowly and carefully — an approach that is not typical for a Gemini, but at this point in your life, you’ll benefit from this pace. It’s a good time to consider putting out your message responsibly.
You have a great need to make productive use of your time, especially concerning learning endeavors and long-term goals. You might recognize the need to concentrate, focus, and specialize now, and this is a period for adding more structure to your life by setting reasonable but definite goals. It’s a time for seeing things very differently, and perhaps a little more seriously.
- Learning and applying your knowledge: You’re seeing your life and your place in it through a wiser, more mature lens. It’s a time to build your skills and knowledge set in an organized, more methodical manner.
- Developing a worldview/philosophy/belief system that you can really get behind: You are seeking out a more authentic belief system–one that supports you and represents you.
When Jupiter meets Saturn in December 2020, you may get the chance to solidify studies, a publishing deal, or another substantial matter. It can be a time for specializing or learning something practical and useful for some. Take advantage of your discipline and common sense at this time. It’s a potentially powerful time for you to get your life on track or to launch a new, practical initiative.
Saturn is now transiting the sector of your solar chart that rules intimacy, sharing, and shared finances, or money and property that comes from a source other than your own personal income. There may be tests, challenges, and rewards in these areas of life while Saturn transits here from March 21 to July 1, 2020, and then from December 17, 2020, to March 7, 2023, as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. What was built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests, but what’s worth your time will endure and strengthen.
This influence can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on whether you were born earlier or later in the sign of Cancer. In other words, people born early in the sign will experience Saturn’s transit more directly earlier than those born later in the sign of Cancer. It weaves in and out of influence in 2020, but you’ll experience it more consistently from December 17th, 2020 forward. In 2020, those most directly affected by this transit are those born from approximately June 21-23 and those with an Ascendant of 0 to 2 degrees Cancer. In 2021, Cancer Ascendants and Suns from 2-13 degrees are most directly impacted. In 2022, 12 to 25 degrees Cancer receive the direct transits.
Your values are evolving, and during this cycle, you can discover that previous methods of controlling your environment and the people in your life don’t serve you well. Or, there can be a change in support, financial or otherwise, that requires adjustments. You’re challenged to tidy up and manage those things you share with others (money, resources, power) as well as matters of dependence and intimacy.
It’s a time of tackling fears of losing control, and it’s a good time to work on a plan to reduce debt. Dissatisfaction or frustrations getting what you want, especially in relationships or with money, may seem to magnify at first, motivating you to make changes. As you discover that you can live without certain things or as you adapt to changing circumstances, you build a stronger relationship with–and trust in–yourself.
You may be dealing with fears of surrendering yourself, emotionally or financially, to others. Depending on your current circumstances, it can be the opposite–fear of losing some level of support. Support from others may not be as forthcoming as it has been in the past. For example, a partner’s income may be reduced, or another form of financial support may decrease during this period. This requires you to assume more independence in terms of making a living or making your way, and it can be quite empowering ultimately.
Emotionally, there can be a feeling that others are not as supportive. There can be delays or difficulties in general when it comes to getting what you want or need from others. Intimacy may seem to dry up before it gets better, but it does get better!
However, it’s a strong time for handling financial matters, especially debts and taxes, in a logical and realistic manner. These are unlikely to be drastic changes, but rather more on the lines of slow but sure progress, little by little. While this period can be a tad stark at times, particularly when Saturn forms a quincunx to your Sun or Ascendant, there are some dazzling spots, making it a rewarding period overall, particularly if you focus more on long-term benefits and less on short-term frustrations. Saturn occupies a sign that it rules, Aquarius, during this period, and performs well here as a result. The last time Saturn moved through Aquarius was from 1991-early 1994.
As well, there is more joy in simplifying these areas of life. You’re productive and committed. You may very well make an important commitment or form a powerful alliance or attachment. In December 2020, Saturn meets Jupiter in this area of your chart, and you can benefit from some self-discipline in these life departments. It’s a powerful way to begin this Saturn transit with Jupiter joining in, helping you to see the benefits of making changes and adjustments. It’s a also a brilliant time for positive lifestyle changes. You’re straightening out key areas of your life.
This period is excellent for exploring your attachments. How do you handle power? Your desire nature? Intimate relationships? What kind of obsessions or addictions do you have? What are your deep-rooted compulsions? Unhealthy attachments? With Saturn transiting your (solar) eighth house, you’ll be answering these questions truthfully and honestly. At the beginning of the transit, you may be especially sensitive to what seems like outer world pressures that force you to examine and question some of your deepest desires and attachments. These include your sexual relationships, your finances (especially with regards to debts, obligations, and shared finances), and your need for control.
Sometimes, Saturn transiting this area of your chart highlights sexual dysfunctions or waning desires/boredom, whether we encounter these in ourselves or in our partners. We may face difficulties satisfying our libido and/or encounter problems with intimacy. These pressures help us become more aware of our desire nature, and what exactly it is we want. Dissatisfaction and frustrations getting what you want can increase temporarily, moving or motivating you to make changes.
While Saturn transited/transits Capricorn from December 2017 to March 2020; and then from July 1 to December 17, 2020, many of you have made a commitment to a relationship, and/or left a long-term partnership behind. Now with Saturn in Aquarius, you may be facing the challenges of a long-term partnership, including sharing finances, power dynamics, and sexual routine, or facing the challenges of living your life without a partner and getting your needs met. Merging in this way is tricky and requires much maturity, but the efforts put toward this goal can be highly rewarding.
You may find that previous methods of controlling your environment and the people in your lives simply are not effective anymore. You may not even be aware of how you have been employing power and control to date. Now is the time to get in touch with yourself and motivations.
With Saturn here, we become much more aware of our mortality. Just as Saturn transits to our Sun or Ascendant make us more conscious of our age, Saturn transiting the eighth house often brings with it a realization that our time will one day come. Of course, we know this as a fact at the back of our minds, but we often live in denial of it. Saturn in this area of our charts has a way of bringing this more strongly to our attention, and it affects our decisions and choices. Taking our lives more seriously and seeing life as more precious is a theme now. It can be a time when you recognize that it’s wise to plan ahead via matters of insurance, wills, pensions, and the like. Saturn asks us to be mature, plan for the future, and be prepared. Thinking in the longterm makes sense now.
It’s a good time to organize your finances. Saturn tends to see to it that you do! For example, there may be a loss of one form of income, or insecurity about same, which leads to adjustments. Financial obligations to others might feel especially burdensome now. In some cases, a partner is dealing with financial issues. For other Cancers, you may be doing so much supporting that it feels too constricting. It’s not an ideal transit under which to ask for help or support, although you are likely to get what you need, and it’s a great time for consolidating debts and working on a plan to reduce debt. You might instead be in the very responsible position to take care of others’ money or resources, and this is a job you don’t take lightly.
Dealing with deep-seated fears, anger, and resentment may be necessary and very healthy and purging during this cycle. You might face some of your fears that are of a compulsive nature–those fears that lead you to believe that you need certain things in order to survive. Take a small example of a superstition. Perhaps we perform some kind of small ritual that we feel will help protect us or give us good luck. If we do it often enough, it becomes an addiction. We are afraid that if we don’t do this little ritual, we will set ourselves up for bad luck. If we get rid of this superstition, we feel stronger. Something as simple as a superstition or ritual for good luck can undermine us since we are giving away our power over ourselves to this compulsive behavior. We are denying that we have power over our own lives. The same is true of any form of compulsive behavior and addiction. We attempt to control our lives through these behaviors, but what we are really doing is letting the addictions control us. When we give in to compulsive behaviors, we give up self-control, and guilt undermines our lives. We are not ourselves. By attempting to control others, we give away our own power.
In relationships with others and with yourself, you’re learning about matters of anger, control, shame, jealousy, fears of betrayal, power, and trust. You’re taking a harder look at these things now.
Towards the end of the transit, you may have eliminated some deep-seated habits and attachments that have been preventing you from feeling emotionally free. You emerge healthier and stronger. You may have put some of your addictions and superstitions behind you. You might feel more powerful because you have given up attempting to control things you cannot or should not control, and you will have gained a healthy feeling of self-mastery.
Another important theme emerging with this transit is taking an honest and mature look at jealousy. It’s not as ugly as all that if you don’t act on it maliciously. In fact, facing and admitting to yourself those things for which you may feel jealous or envious can be a powerful exercise, awakening you to desires you never knew you had. Once you know what you actually want or wish you had, it can be time for a healthy plan to go for it.
Bonds are tight and may feel constricting, but filling your duties to others can be ultimately satisfying. In some cases, others’ demands are unreasonable, and you may face this fact now. However, in many cases, you may recognize where you can bend and accommodate, and this is humbling. You may need to define boundaries more clearly in your relationships if sharing of power, time, money, and resources feels very off, and it often does during this transit.
- Self-mastery: This is a time for learning about your own self-control and personal power. It’s also a time for learning about healthy attachments.
- Reshuffling resources: You are straightening out your finances, particularly related to other sources of money or resources (debts, shared, etc.).
- Recognizing what you need from others. This is a time for taking a mature look at what you need from others, and for finding healthy ways to interact, merge, depend, and attach.
Saturn is now transiting your solar seventh house, dear Leo, and is in effect from March 21 to July 1, 2020, and then December 17, 2020, to March 7, 2023. This puts Saturn opposite your sign, and significant relationships with others as well as the mirror of your own personality provided through your relationships with others are the focus.
Saturn motivates us to do “spring cleaning” in the areas of life this realistic planet touches, and one-to-one relationships will need to be considered and understood during this transit. Relationship tests are likely. Saturn looks for any weak links and exposes them – they become obvious and even glaring. You might let go of relationships built on weak foundations, or work on strengthening them.
During this period that lasts approximately two and a half years in total, relationships and your relationship needs can be evolving. At times, you may be experiencing the less flattering side of relationships, of a partner, and even of yourself. While at times discouraging, you will certainly be learning a whole lot about yourself and your needs from partnership. The best use of this period is to work on your side of the partnership equation, if applicable, and take whatever steps necessary to improve it.
Also, it may be helpful to face complex emotions in your relationships without glossing them over or dismissing them as “not part of you.” Projection is a funny thing, and with Saturn here, you’ll see it happening and it’s time to work on it. Someone may seem to bring heavy energy into your life, but your needs might also be transforming. It’s a powerful period for commitments and partnering since you’ll be getting a strong sense of who and what is best for you.
Saturn tends to insist on a “back to basics” approach, and your (solar) seventh house governs close personal relationships, such as marriages and other committed partnerships, long-term associations, open enemies, negotiations, agreements, and contracts. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are enduring can face challenges that strengthen them.
While this influence weaves in and out in 2020, you’ll experience it more consistently from December 17th, 2020, forward. It can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on whether you were born earlier or later in the sign of Leo. In 2020, those born with a Leo Ascendant of 0 to 2 degrees, and those born from July 23-25, are most directly affected. In 2021, Leo Ascendants and Suns from 2-13 degrees are most directly impacted. In 2022, 12 to 25 degrees Leo receive the direct transits.
For those of you who are in committed partnerships, there can be some strains on your bond during this cycle. A partner might feel like a “heavy” in your life–perhaps even a dark cloud hanging over you at times–and any feelings of restriction that you feel or have felt in this area of life may seem magnified in your mind now. A partner might also seem cautious, distant, critical, or defensive. This happens when a person or situation in your life takes on the role of Saturn. You need to open your mind to the possibility that a partner is providing you with important life lessons — about traditions, simplifying your life, and responsibilities. Do not automatically discard what they have to say. Take your time on this one. If, however, a partner is challenging you to the point of breaking, then steps need to be taken to improve the situation.
For those not in committed relationships, it is quite unlikely that you’ll enter a new long-term partnership or commitment rashly. Some of you might begin one but will do so quite cautiously and carefully. Some of you might be attracted to older or more mature and established people as partnership “material.” This can be a make-or-break period for many of you. If you decide to make a commitment to someone, it’s likely to be a long and/or significant one.
Singles may solidify their position about partnering, making big choices and opting to do what’s best for them in this department. Other singles may feel some angst or pressure. This lack in your life might suddenly seem magnified, like a gaping hole. You might lose hope, temporarily, that you’ll ever find a strong, committed partnership. Feelings of loneliness may run deep this year, but the universe is sending you a message through this experience regardless. It is awakening you to a need. In time, you will find ways to satisfy this need.
It’s a time for being truthful to yourself about what you want from people and from love. You are awakening to the reality of partnership, and it may come as a bit of a bump at first if you’ve held onto false images, but loving someone for who they are rather than what you want/imagine them to be can be rewarding and beautiful. Loving yourself is part of this, and it can grow stronger by recognizing what you do and don’t need from others.
Some of you could be making a commitment this year. A relationship can encounter some tests or complications, but if it’s strong, it will weather the storm and you could decide to take it to another level. If not, remember that relationships lost during a Saturn transit to your partnership sector, if at all, may have needed to end. Saturn is asking you to be mature when it comes to relationships and commitments, and it can mean many different things for different people.
Others may be restricting you, or at least that’s how you might perceive things, and you may not be at your best in terms of overall energy during this cycle. Some areas of your life may seem to be breaking down before they get better. There can also be bone and teeth problems — something that often happens with hard Saturn transits. Tidy and organize your life as much as possible in order to minimize the challenges.
Seek ways to balance your life in terms of pleasures and responsibilities. Don’t turn your back on commitments and traditions entirely, and aim to learn and grow as much as possible from your experiences. The benefits of this transit are great, even if they sometimes feel slow to make themselves known! Incidentally, the last time this theme occurred was from 1991 to early 1994.
This is a cycle in which you need to define, understand, and crystallize your significant relationships with others. If you already have a partner, this is a time when any problems surrounding compromise, flexibility, and the ability to give your heart to your partner will surface. Initial frustration can take the form of feeling criticized and “examined” in this area of life. By the end of the transit, however, you will have learned much about commitment and compromise.
The level of satisfaction you are deriving from your relationship, the quality of the relationship itself, and how you view your partner are all things that are under the microscope now. Disillusionment is a possibility, as you are beginning to see your relationship without rose-colored glasses. I am tempted to say you are now seeing your relationship for what it is, but do remember that flaws are very much in focus, and your perspective may be skewed a little towards the negative before you reach a more balanced and realistic perspective. It seems you may need to go in one direction extreme before reaching a middle ground.
The initial pressures of Saturn transiting the seventh house can stimulate a feeling of loneliness in some. You might feel a void in your life now and ache for a true equal in a partner. Circumstances are such that you are now examining your need for partnership. If involved in a casual love relationship, when Saturn transits the seventh, you might feel an urge (or pressure) to make a commitment or a redefinition of your bond.
Healthy partnerships can be the outcome, whether they are new ones or strengthened existing partnerships. Saturn always brings with him a fair measure of reality and objectivity, so that existing relationships may be defined and re-defined. Relationships are seen now as serious matters, perhaps a little too much so at times. Still, partners/lovers/friends are no longer “fun and games” or only mirrors of your ego. Responsibilities to partners, the need to compromise, and the realities of the needs of others, become clear. You see people as separate individuals and are challenged to improve the manner in which you relate to and with others. Some of you will be leaving partnerships behind, and others will be making a commitment. Those of you who are not interested in partnering may solidify this position.
Depending on your age and life circumstances, “significant partnerships” can mean partnerships with loved ones, business partnerships, and even deep friendships. You might begin to view casual friendships as superficial and unsatisfying, and want more. Essentially, quantity (in the relationship department) is replaced with quality, and this process involves time, soul-searching, frustration, and, ideally, eventual fulfillment.
This cycle is also about agreements, negotiations, drawing boundaries, and being clear with yourself and with others. Ambiguity is less tolerated in your life, particularly with others. In the process, you might see more in a person or situation than you did previously–and less in other people or situations that you once thought were “all that.” This new perception can lead to significant changes in your life.
Saturn’s opposition to your sign does put some pressure on you. It’s a very useful transit for better understanding your relationships and partnering needs. Along the way, you may face some tests to a current relationship’s strength. This transit can also stimulate a stronger desire for long-term, real connections, or it may bring a more mature or serious partner into your life. You are more selective when it comes to your close associations.
Indeed, problem areas in a relationship may magnify or illuminate in the beginning stages of this transit, and while flaws can appear bigger than they objectively are, eventually you’re likely to get to the point of increased clarity. Decisions are easier when you can see people and things for both their strengths and weaknesses, so aim for this sweet spot. Once beyond the exaggerated stage of realizations, you’ll be in an excellent position to reassess your needs from your relationships.
During Saturn’s transit of your opposite sign, you may find relationships or life’s situations a little more demanding than usual, and it makes sense to take better care of your health, particularly seeing to getting regular sleep and proper nutrition.
You might also find less time for socializing during this cycle, perhaps due to relationship stresses, but also because you are more serious than usual about your interpersonal relationships and have a hard time swallowing superficiality.
As this transit progresses, you are likely to discover your true needs from partnerships, as well as what you can realistically give to a partner.
At some point while Saturn moves through the sign of Aquarius, Saturn will officially oppose your Sun (or Ascendant). Saturn transits more often than not last about nine months, but sometimes you get a quicker pass. When this transit occurs, you might encounter opposition or resistance to your personal plans and goals, which forces you to re-evaluate your current projects or commitments. Some of these need to be left behind. A maturation process is now in progress, and although this might not be immediately clear, changes you make now will make your life simpler, easier, and healthier later on.
During this cycle, be sure to identify and “own” the role that you play in your relationships.
- Learning precisely what you want and need from others: This is a time for being truthful to yourself and others about what you need from partnership
- Mature relationship choices: You are seeking out a more authentic, supportive relationship or choosing to go it alone.
- Meeting others halfway: Boundaries and clarity in your connections and agreements become very important to you.
From mid-December 2020, you get help from Jupiter–Jupiter enters Aquarius just two days after Saturn does. Its cycle is quicker, so it won’t transit this area of your chart concurrently for the whole Saturn transit, but it’s a really nice cushion to have going in. Jupiter here helps you find ways to enjoy what you’re doing, or at the very least, recognize that you’re growing through it, even as you work on the tougher stuff. It’s also an indicator for possibly partnering up to work or improve health, or of meeting a significant someone through work or the pursuit of your health goals.
Jupiter and Saturn align in your partnership sector in December 2020. Jupiter expands and Saturn contracts, and in many ways, these energies are opposite in nature. However, when these bodies come together, we’re inclined to make things happen–often very useful, practical, and beneficial things! Alliances might be made, and partnering matters are strong, committed, clear, and beneficial. The realization of a goal may seem more possible through collaboration or through the support of a special person in your life. A partnership may form that is also practical, or for some, a difficult relationship irons out or ends, and this can feel right to you.
Saturn is now transiting your (solar) sixth house, dear Virgo, where it will stay from March 21st until July 1st, 2020, and then later, from December 17th, 2020, to March 7, 2023.
During this cycle, you’ll be straightening out your daily affairs, work, routines, health, habits, and self-care programs. You’re likely to recognize the problem areas that have held you back in these areas, and you can feel some pressure to bring things into order. It’s an excellent time for starting new regimens to better your health and well-being, such as regular exercise or more structured and productive use of your time.
Ultimately, you’ll feel better about your duties, work, or services after realistically assessing matters and making the necessary adjustments. Don’t worry too much if your efforts are not yet visible or recognized since the effort you put in now can bring great rewards down the road. Keep in mind that Saturn transits often have delayed results or rewards!
The areas of your life that require a “back to basics” approach are associated with the sector of your solar chart that governs work, health, daily routines, employees, pets, and habits. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. What has been built on weak foundations may crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
While this transit weaves in and out of influence in 2020, you’ll experience it more consistently from December 17th, 2020 forward. It can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on whether you were born earlier or later in the sign of Virgo. In 2020, those born with a Virgo Ascendant of 0 to 2 degrees, and those born from August 23-25, are most directly affected. In 2021, Virgo Ascendants and Suns from 2-13 degrees are most directly impacted. In 2022, 12 to 25 degrees Virgo receive the direct transits.
Tests can come to work and working relationships during this cycle. Responsibilities in your daily life can weigh heavily — they appear magnified. Do be sure that you are tending to your responsibilities and not letting them pile up. Some of you might even experience some form of loss on the work front, but this is only in extreme cases.
For those of you unhappy with your job or out of work, you are not likely to jump to grab just any position that comes along now. You are looking for something mature, long-term, and reflective of your values. However, because you are more discriminating now, the pickings might seem to be slim.
The monotonous part of your work can seem harder to take, and it’s up to you to work on restructuring enough to make it work for you. Try not to see flaws, complain, and leave it at that. Take it upon yourself to make whatever adjustments you can that will improve your working conditions. The rewards may be slow to transpire, but they’re great when they do come!
This can be true of daily routines, not just working conditions. Health matters might be a little more problematic than usual. Even so, these are likely to be minor problems that can be fixed with extra attention. Essentially, this transit gives you a kick in the pants to get your self-care programs into good shape!
While the work we do may sometimes feel too routine or boring, it can also give us a strong feeling of purpose. We want to be needed, we want to help and support others, and to do our share. If you’ve been overdoing a supportive role, or if you’ve been scattering your energies and haven’t truly noted just how much you do, then Saturn here will stimulate you to tidy up. In the end, you can, in fact, feel more joyful about the services you provide and the support you give, after taking a realistic look at these things and making the necessary adjustments.
Seek ways to balance your activities and responsibilities. This is also an excellent time for simplifying and structuring your life. Because the energy of this theme is comfortable and understandable to you in these areas of life, you may very well welcome the structuring energy of this transit on your daily routines. However, you may initially feel quite bothered and protective of your special way of doing your work and daily affairs. Habits are hard to break!
Saturn encourages you to build some boundaries, restrict, or discipline yourself. You’re challenged to straighten out your daily affairs, work, routines, health, habits, and self-care programs during this useful cycle. Aim to make changes in these areas of life slowly, responsibly, and conservatively — Saturn-style! The goal now is to make improvements that last years, if not a lifetime. Aim to work hard and do what you can, without pushing yourself too hard. Saturn wants you to work smarter, not necessarily harder. This is a time for adopting a no-nonsense approach to work and health.
While Saturn transited Capricorn, your romantic relationships, as well as relationships with your children if appropriate, may have been put to the test. You’ve made significant changes to these relationships, left behind a romance, or strengthened your stance on how you derive pleasure from your life. You’ve settled in. This happened because Saturn was moving through your solar fifth house.
Now Saturn turns its critical eye to matters of the sixth house, and you are likely to feel a certain level of pressure to get things in order.
At the beginning of the transit, you might be more accountable than ever when it comes to your work. You may initially feel bogged down by what seems like undue pressure in your routines or everyday life. However, Saturn brings pressure that is never truly undue. In fact, Saturn knows better than us and does know when something is due. Things we may have previously neglected or disregarded need to be faced, managed, and handled responsibly.
How can you make the best use of your time? How can you manage your day-to-day life, and your body, more effectively? These are questions that demand answers now. Saturn pressures here make you acutely aware of all of the “fluff” that you have surrounding your daily routines and your work. Spring cleaning is now in order!
This is an excellent time for starting new regimens to better your health and well-being, such as regular exercise, more structured and productive use of your time, and so forth. Organizing your workspace is appropriate, and so is re-organizing your daily schedule. In fact, you might be faced with life events that force you to restructure these things, or at least provide you with the motivation to get your act together.
The sixth house is a house of service, and while the work we do may sometimes feel too routine or boring, it can also give us a strong feeling of purpose. If you’ve been scattering your energies and haven’t truly noted and acknowledged just how much you do, then Saturn here will encourage you to tidy up. In the end, you can, in fact, feel more joyful about the services you provide and the support you give, after taking a realistic look at these things and making the necessary adjustments.
Saturn moving through your health sector might concern you. However, typically if health concerns manifest during this transit, they are manageable with some reorganization and structure. They signal the need for change in diet, routines, and habits. You might also enjoy increased motivation and determination to kick bad habits and routines.
- Bringing more order and efficiency to your work, chores, or routines: This is a time for identifying areas of waste in your daily affairs and working on creating better systems.
- Upgrading your habits: Your habits say much about you and your life, and now is the time to work on better habits that support you in all areas of life.
- Health: Taking better care of your health reflects on you in all life departments.
- Putting in the “detail work”: Current life demands seem to need you to put in the extra effort and work on details that pave the road for future successes.
Something interesting happens at the start of this transit (in December)–Jupiter and Saturn join in your work and health sector, and it’s a time of quite a bit of ambition, common sense, and the ability to materialize your plans. It’s a powerful time for getting started on a healthy lifestyle change or to discipline yourself to get a job done, and done well!
Especially in December 2020 when Jupiter and Saturn meet up, you’re determined to make something work and you’re especially capable. Disciplined efforts to advance can pay off now. You are feeling happier to discipline yourself, enjoying your work or health pursuits more as you put in the effort.
The last time Saturn moved through Aquarius was from 1991-early 1994. This transit is not typically considered a difficult Saturn transit, and you may very well welcome the added structure in your life, but you may be doing more work or chores than usual. This is why stress management is important, too.
The sixth house, where Saturn is currently transiting in your chart or solar chart, is very much associated with Virgo. However, while you’re in your element in this sixth house, Saturn is not the most comfortable guest, so this transit is not as an ideal fit for you as we might first imagine. (Pisces is in a similar boat as you during this period with Saturn transiting a sector of the chart that’s associated with their sign, and it’s tense at times for them, too). You are very protective of your work and routines, and Saturn now wants you to take a hard look at these very things, which can be awkward and uncomfortable at first. When you recognize that Saturn is working for you instead of against you, however, you’ll begin to welcome this energy. It will take some time to get to this point, but it will come.
Saturn transiting your (solar) fifth house happens from March 21st to July 1st, 2020, and then later, from December 17, 2020 to March 7, 2023, dear Libra. Saturn’s favoring of “quality over quantity” applies to your romantic life, your creative expression, and how/what you seek in terms of entertainment and recreation during this cycle. You tend to take things a little more seriously, for better or for worse, and this means you can focus on one or two things and do them well. It can be a good time for meaningful relationships as well as creative productivity. You might turn a hobby or pastime into a business or find practical ways to enjoy yourself. With Saturn moving in harmony to your sign, this can be a stable and responsible period of your life overall.
With Saturn, the realist, moving through the house of creative power in your chart, you might initially feel limited by a seeming lack of internal “spark” or “spunk.” As the transit progresses, you will gain a stronger sense of what motivates you, and how to best express yourself creatively in more effective and perhaps practical ways. How you entertain yourself, how you have fun, and issues surrounding how you manage your ego are now coming up for “inspection.” By the end of the transit, ideally you will have a stronger sense of purpose, and your ego will have had a bit of a reworking.
What makes you unique? How do you handle pride? What are your creative talents? Have you worked hard enough to feel good about “playing hard”? These are issues you’re likely to face during the course of this transit. By the time Saturn enters the sixth house in 2023, you should have a solid sense of what makes you different than others, and a realistic and concrete belief in your own creative talents.
Many people go through a period of re-evaluation of their talents with this transit–how they may have wasted or overlooked them to date, and how they can express themselves in a more practical, useful manner. Some of you might be working more diligently and regularly on your creative pursuits.
The fifth house where Saturn is now transiting in your solar chart is also associated with love and attention received from others, as well as romantic relationships or our more casual love affairs. Psychological issues you may face during this time include how “deserving” you are of special attention from others. Initially, you may feel unloved or question your lovability, and perhaps you may feel somewhat neglected or ignored. As you learn the lessons of this transit, you learn to love yourself and take pride in yourself in realistic, honest, and genuine ways. Looking outside of yourself for “ego strokes” (whether through romance or other such “applause”) may prove to be fruitless. You will learn through the course of this transit to depend on yourself and to take pride in yourself forwhat you really are, not only how others see you. You will be less dependent on others for applause and ego stroking — this is one of the many helpful lessons of Saturn’s transit of this area of your chart.
Romantic relationships might be tested during this time. You might feel overwhelming pressure coming from your casual love affairs, for example, or the flaws in an existing romance seem to be screaming out at you. For some of you, a romance might end. If it does, it’s likely because it truly didn’t fulfill you and, essentially, had to go. For others, a romantic relationship is strengthened after undergoing some tests and adjustments. What you want from a romance, as well as what you are realistically capable of giving back to a romantic relationship, will be clear towards the end of this transit. Saturn has a “make or break” energy to it.
The fifth house also rules your children, and more specifically, one’s first child. Some of you might be welcoming a first child and dealing with the time constraints and increased responsibilities associated with this new set-up. Others might be encountering difficulties with discipline or increased demands from children. The need for more discipline and organization when it comes to managing children may be in order now. Commitment or re-commitment to time spent with and for children can be a theme if appropriate.
For those of you who are single and looking, there can be some reluctance to enter into light-hearted romantic relationships. If you do, you do so cautiously, and you are attracted to more mature or stable people during this cycle. Because you are more discriminating now, the pickings might appear to be slim. Be careful that you don’t project a negative attitude without even realizing it, as this can intimidate some.
Those of you who are dating might feel some loneliness, as it can be hard to find what you are looking for at this time. An existing romance may be tested but strong ones strengthen further. Those Libras who are in committed partnerships could find the romantic or fun element of the relationship becomes a strong area of focus during this cycle, for better or for worse. Keeping this aspect of your partnership alive requires work. You might feel restricted in terms of making acquaintances and enjoying other people’s company at times.
Keep in mind that Saturn imparts slow lessons, but they’re meant to last–they stick with you.
You can be filled with desire, or circumstances create a need, for more structure in all of these areas of life, including children, romance, creativity, leisure, entertainment, and recreation. This can be a truly wonderful time for feeling balanced and steady. Firming up areas of your life that have become wasteful can benefit you in many ways. This can be a good time for realizing a dream or goal, particularly along creative lines.
At some point during Saturn’s stay in Aquarius, Saturn will form a trine to your Sun (or Ascendant). This aspect also occurs for fellow Air sign, Gemini. During this trine which can last a month or closer to a year depending on when it occurs vis-a-vis Saturn’s retrograde, you feel more comfortable with who you are. Because you have a more mature grasp of our own capabilities, you project a more responsible, perhaps serious, and self-assured personality to others. You may be more open to receiving grounded, practical advice, and benefit from humbly learning from others. Your life seems more stable during this time period, likely because you are able to look at yourself in a realistic and reasonable manner, and because you are less vulnerable to self-delusion.
One of the major sources of stress and guilt in our lives stems from uncertainty. Unnecessary stress comes from overestimating our capabilities or standards and inevitably failing to meet them. Things nag at the back of our minds. Saturn offers us realism, and with his trine to your Sun, you see yourself and your capabilities more clearly and realistically. This transit tends to reduce uncertainty and offers a welcome reprieve from feelings of guilt and fear. At this time in your life, you know what your responsibilities are–and you meet them. While Saturn is in Aquarius, both you and Gemini (fellow Air sign) receive a trine from Saturn.
The areas of your life that require a “back to basics” approach are associated with the sector of your solar chart that governs creativity, dating and romance, pleasure, children, hobbies, and creative pastimes. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
This transit weaves in and out of influence in 2020, but you’ll experience it more consistently from December 17th, 2020, forward–until March 2023. It can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on whether you were born earlier or later in the sign of Libra. In 2020, those born with a Libra Ascendant of 0 to 2 degrees, and those born from September 23-25, are most directly affected. In 2021, Libra Ascendants and Suns from 2-13 degrees are most directly impacted. In 2022, 12 to 25 degrees Libra receive the direct transits.
Relationships may go through some testing, but for some, this is a time when a relationship stabilizes and it feels great.
In a rare turn of events, much of the first part of this influence coincides with an expansive, fortunate, or lucky transit of the same area–Jupiter. This makes things feel better, more productive, and less strained. You may be solidifying a relationship, combining the responsible and more romantic elements of your interactions very successfully at this time. It may be that in certain ways, these areas of life are expanding and developing, but that in other ways, there are restrictions, more discipline, and simplification. For some, one project or relationship ends while another one begins.
In December 2020, Jupiter and Saturn meet in this area of your chart, and it’s a powerful transit for making a happy commitment to a project or to improving your life. It’s a wonderful time to monetize or solidify a hobby. This can be a productive time when hunkering down or committing can be joyful.
- Bringing more order and efficiency to your creative, romantic, or play time: This is a time for identifying areas of waste in your life and making better use of your time invested in seeking your joy.
- Learning to feel good about taking the time for pleasure: You are learning to recognize when you’ve earned your pleasure and leisure time, and it’s empowering.
- Love and affection: Taking better care of your love life at this time can mean recognizing your worth and value to others. If you’ve been too lenient with others at your own expense, now is the time to balance things out. You’ll find yourself more attracted to people who are mature and who treat you fairly and respectfully.
You can be filled with desire–or circumstances create a need–for more structure in all or any of these areas of life, including children, romance, creativity, and recreation. This can be a truly wonderful time for feeling balanced and steady. Firming up areas of your life that have become wasteful can benefit you in many ways. This can be a good time for realizing a dream or goal, particularly along creative lines. The last time a similar theme occurred was from 1991 to early 1994.
Domestic duties and obligations to your family may seem on the increase with Saturn’s transit of the sector of your solar chart that governs home, family, and support systems, dear Scorpio. Saturn transits this area of your solar chart from March 21st until July 1st, 2020, and then later, from December 17th, 2020, to March 7th, 2023.
While it’s important to give your family and home life the attention they need, putting too much into these things can be taxing. It’s best to strive for some balance, but it’s also important to reorganize your personal and domestic world. It can also be an important time for brand new career or long-term business beginnings. You may be laying the groundwork and building a long-lasting project to boost your security that will ultimately have much significance in your life. Home, family, personal, and nurturing or sustenance matters are areas that require increased discipline, realism, tradition, or structure.
Saturn’s transit through Aquarius is bound to be a significant cycle for you. It marks a time of considerable inner “re-working.” In terms of outward signs of achievement, this transit may be one of the more unremarkable Saturn transits. However, near the end of the transit, you’re likely to recognize this stage as a critical one in which you made some life-changing personal and psychological advances and developments.
During this cycle, you are working on solidifying your identity–exploring your roots (where you came from)–so that when Saturn begins its transit through your solar fifth house years down the road (in 2023), you will be ready to differentiate yourself from others and embark on some important work on your ego. For now, however, you face issues surrounding your attachments to the past as well as to your base of operations, home, and family.
Sometimes this manifests as literal re-organization of your home. If moves are made, you might encounter some resistance in yourself to make that change. The desire may be to strengthen, build, or rebuild now. Saturn loves to fix things that are worthwhile, favouring that process over starting anew.
This may not be a time when you feel particularly brave in the outer world. However, reorganization in your home, and more importantly, in your soul, embodies the true nature of this transit. Many Scorpios will go through a major “spring cleaning” on an emotional plane. Limitations that came from early family conditioning are easier to recognize or spot.
Responsibilities to family and to maintaining your home might increase, or more likely, you become more aware of them and how they affect your life. It’s possible that you now view these responsibilities as obligations or as burdensome, or you simply feel their weight more than you did before.
A feeling of being alone and unsupported in life may dominate the early stages of this transit. There may be some delays and slowdowns experienced in the areas of health, mobility, or career. As Saturn progresses, however, a feeling of some kind of mastery will empower you.
This is a strong period for re-organizing and restructuring your home life. The goal should be to build your sense of family, security, and comfort, and it’s a truly fabulous time to do so. This is the time to fix whatever it is that you have let slide in the past. At the end of this cycle, you’ll have built a stronger foundation. You’ll see yourself and your family more clearly, and your expectations will be more realistic as a result.
At some point during Saturn’s movement through Aquarius, Saturn will be transiting square your Sun (or Ascendant). This square also happens for Taurus. This specific transit depends on the degree of your Sun or Ascendant, and it lasts either about one month or closer to a year, depending on whether Saturn retrogrades over that degree. During this time, you may experience some form of disillusionment with regards to an important person in your life, with an authority figure, or regarding plans that are met with some form of resistance. You may feel “left out,” blocked from advancing in your chosen life path and lacking in energy and confidence in spots. Ego boosts don’t seem to be forthcoming, or if they are, you don’t see them in such a light. Some sort of buckling down is necessary at this time, and you might perceive limitations as coming from other people or from “unlucky” circumstances.
Physically, this may be a rather low period when you don’t have that extra “oomph” or drive to accomplish more than what is already on your plate. You might be looking at your physical body in a more realistic manner, although you might also be focusing on the flaws too heavily. You might also be questioning your own worth, again finding many flaws that you may have previously glossed over. Instead of bemoaning the way you’ve lived your life to date, get to work on making improvements. Improvements will not come overnight, but a slow and steady approach will bring rewards later. A general feeling of “slowdown” is likely, and if regular tasks seem more overwhelming than usual, it is likely due to poor spirits and lack of motivation. Sometimes, this transit is associated with problems with the teeth, bones in general, and the skin. It is also associated with mechanical breakdowns in your life. However, these generally happen because you haven’t been managing your life effectively, and Saturn calls upon you to identify the weaker areas of your life, and to fix or strengthen them.
Particularly for Scorpio Ascendants, this can be an important time for new career beginnings. You may be laying the groundwork and building a long-term project that eventually has much significance in your life. Think of this time as a period ideal for making repairs and renovations.
Note that with Saturn transiting your (solar) fourth house, the areas of your life that require a “back to basics” approach are your personal life, home, family, your roots, domestic activities, living conditions, and security. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life — as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Those things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
This transit weaves in and out of influence in 2020, but you’ll experience it more consistently from December 17th, 2020, forward. It can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on whether you were born earlier or later in the sign of Scorpio. In 2020, it impacts mostly those born with a Scorpio Sun from October 23-25 and those with a Scorpio Ascendant of 0-2 degrees–a very small window. In 2021, Scorpio Ascendants and Suns from 2-13 degrees are most directly impacted. In 2022, 12 to 25 degrees Scorpio receive the direct transits.
You are becoming especially security-minded and you have a stronger need to live a more organized life. Some of you may be a little more private about your home life during this cycle. This is a good time to be more frugal due to your increased desire to feel secure and safe. You have or feel more responsibility to your home and family now. There may be some restrictions experienced in your living conditions or arrangements or circumstances tie you to your home or a particular place.
The responsibilities and demands of domestic life can run high at times during this transit. Your house, parents, and yourself may seem more noticeably older or in need of extra care and attention, and that can be the special work you do at this time. There can sometimes be a feeling that others are not as sympathetic to you, or that they leave you alone to your own defenses during this period. In truth, you are learning how to stand on your own two feet, as well as to meet your responsibilities and to fix whatever it is that you have let slide in the past. At the end of this cycle, you’ll have built a stronger foundation. You’ll see yourself and your family more clearly, and your expectations will be more realistic as a result. It’s a good time to organize and structure your home life–your mind seems to unclutter as you simplify things.
- Bringing more order and efficiency to your domestic world: This is a time for identifying areas of waste, disrepair, or dysfunction in your home or personal life, and making the necessary changes, adjustments, and improvements to get things back into working order. Think: renovations and repairs.
- Feeling more responsible and centered: You are learning to recognize and own your need for nurture, safety, and downtime, and you’re making more time for these things. You see that it’s your own responsibility to build up your “nest” and take care of it and yourself.
You can be filled with desire, or circumstances create a need, for more structure in your home life. This is also a time for the very beginnings of a business project for some, and especially for those with a Scorpio Ascendant. This is a career-building stage. It’s vital that you get your home and personal life into order so that you can move forward feeling rooted and secure. The last time Saturn transited here was from 1991 to early 1994. The very beginnings of a special long-term project/business can emerge in 2020 and 2021.
Your interests are evolving, and you may become quite serious about certain topics and studies with Saturn’s new transit of Aquarius and your communications sector, dear Sagittarius. This transit is with you from March 21st until July 1st, 2020, and then later, from December 17th, 2020, to March 7th, 2023. You might also recognize a strong need for deeper conversations, and some impatience with more superficial connections and topics, which can now seem quite distracting.
You may, at times, feel rather overwhelmed by your day-to-day dealings and disruptions, or feel some pressure to produce ideas and make them work. However, it’s a powerful time for finding your voice, fine-tuning your communications, and structured learning. This can be a period of serious study or training and detail work. Much can be accomplished!
The areas of your life that require a “back to basics” approach are associated with the sector of your solar chart that governs communications, learning, and local transportation. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life — as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
This transit weaves in and out of influence in 2020, and you’ll experience it more consistently from December 17th forward. Saturn will transit this area of your chart until March 2023. This transit can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on whether you were born earlier or later in the sign of Sagittarius. In 2020, those born with a Sagittarius Ascendant of 0 to 2 degrees, and those born from November 22 to 24, are most directly affected. In 2021, Sagittarius Ascendants and Suns from 2-13 degrees are most directly impacted. In 2022, 12 to 25 degrees Sagittarius receive the direct transits.
Saturn in Aquarius moves Saturn into your solar third house, and during its transit of this sector, it’s overseeing and inspecting how you network with people around you and how you gain and disseminate information. This can be a time of pressure that centers around your skills set, mental output, and communication. You may feel pressure to produce ideas, as well as to make them work, but this can lead to much more efficient time management.
A certain somberness in your outlook may distinguish this phase, and there can be times when you worry more than usual. It may seem like people are blocking your growth in some manner, and these relationships may be strained as a result. Because the third house rules siblings, neighbors, and classmates, for example, these relationships can be most affected.
Although you may have a desire to make contacts, you are now rather preoccupied with learning or increased errands and daily “busy-ness” and you may view idle chit-chat as a waste of precious time or simply a lesser priority. Others might find you a tad distant or simply not as available as you used to be. Some shyness or stiffness is possible in your daily interactions.
You may feel an unusual pressure to structure your time and effort, and to cut out communication that seems unnecessary. You may at times feel rather overwhelmed by such things as errands, red tape, paperwork, and other such day-to-day “disruptions” or interference. As Saturn moves closer to your fourth house (it will enter the fourth in 2023), there may be some vague feeling of urgency and worry, as if you sense some things in your life are closing, and they may very well be. By the end of the transit, however, you will have ideally gained a greater depth of understanding, having focused on information and communication that you really can use to feel more effective in the world.
There are wonderful positives to this transit that ultimately outweigh the downsides. You can be an authority in the work that you do or in your communications. This is a good time for organized learning in the form of taking courses and finding solid and useful ways to improve your skills. Lack of skills or proper training may be something you’re focusing on during this transit with an eye to filling the gaps and strengthening your position. You might also recognize where you’ve not been as effective in your communications in the past, and it’s a good idea to find new ways to improve your communications skills.
If you are involved in courses or other training programs, you might feel unsatisfied, and you might desire more depth or stimulation. There can be issues with mobility and transportation during this transit, and mechanical breakdowns can present challenges. Again, Saturn exposes areas of weakness but it also provides you with the tools to strengthen them.
This is a time of increasing practicality and esteem. You are more reliable than usual and you procrastinate less. Teaching can be in strong focus. There can be a greater love of the less glamorous aspects of your work, studies, and projects, and you are capable of tremendous effort to further your goals. This predilection helps you tremendously now.
At some point during Saturn’s stay in the sign of Aquarius, he forms a harmonious sextile to your Sun (or Ascendant). This transit depends on the specific degree of your Sun or Ascendant, and it can last one month or up to a year, depending on whether Saturn retrogrades over this degree. This sextile aspect happens for you, Sagittarius, as well as Aries. Strengthened relationships with authority figures or older people in your life may play a supportive role in your life now, largely due to your own humbler attitude. The work you do and the responsibilities you take on provide you with a solid sense of purpose. Because you have a more mature grasp of our own capabilities, you project a more responsible, perhaps serious, and self-assured personality to others. You see yourself realistically and reasonably, and you are less vulnerable to self-delusion, which ultimately strengthens your confidence.
One of the major sources of stress and guilt in our lives stems from uncertainty. We might want to stop to think about how much stress comes from overestimating our capabilities and responsibilities, and inevitably failing to meet them. Things nag at the back of our minds. Saturn offers us realism, and with his sextile to your Sun, you (and Aries) see yourself and your capabilities more clearly and realistically. At this time in your life, you know what your responsibilities are, and you meet them.
At times during this transit, challenges can come to your communications during this cycle. You may be more guarded and particular with your communications, taking things quite seriously and somewhat fearful of making mistakes. You may feel pressure to produce ideas, and to make them work in the “real world.”
You have an influence that runs concurrently in parts that helps to balance you out in these areas of life for much of the period from December 2020 to December 2021–a Jupiter transit to the same area of your chart. This positively boosts your experiences. You can find enjoyment and fulfillment in your efforts and self-discipline!
There is a great need now to structure your life by way of schedules, managing daily details and your time more effectively. There can be some problems with local transportation — getting from point A to point B. Communications can be delayed or lost, perhaps impeding certain projects. Disputes with relatives or neighbors are possible when Saturn is challenged in this area of your (solar) chart. Publications or announcements may not be received as well as they would at other times. There can be some restlessness or an urge to get out and about, but you might feel weighed down by your daily responsibilities.
There can be issues with mobility and transportation during this transit, and mechanical breakdowns can present challenges. Ultimately, these things lead to improvements and more efficiency. You are capable of tremendous effort to further your goals.
Recognizing the power of your mindset, thoughts, and communications amounts to major revelations during this cycle. Your thoughts and expectations have a tremendous impact on your life, and making these things work for you instead of against you is a big part of this Saturn transit. As well, your style of communication can help or hinder you, and Saturn’s transit helps you see where you’ve limited yourself in the past because you’ve been communicating too little, too much, or too ineffectively. It’s also a time for seeing where you haven’t been listening enough! Now is an excellent time for learning to use the power of your words, gestures, and interactions more effectively and mindfully.
During this cycle, Saturn is in one of the signs that it rules (Aquarius) and performs decently well in this position. This gives more power to your communications sector — you are functioning on your own terms. You understand the need to structure and organize your daily affairs and communications implicitly. The last time this influence occurred was from 1991 to early 1994 — it doesn’t happen often!
- Bringing more order and efficiency to your daily life and communications: This is a time for identifying areas of waste, disrepair, or dysfunction in your studies, daily life, and communication and transportation systems. Once recognized, improvements and adjustments can be made to get things back into working order. More structure can be a major part of this.
- Acting/communicating more responsibly and reliably: You are learning the power of your words, gestures, communications, and interactions. Being more responsible and reliable with these things has a wonderful impact on your life.
- A more mindful approach to life: You are becoming more mindful of how, what, and when you communicate and reach out.
- Working on an idea or communications project: It’s a brilliant time to put in effort into studies, writing, or a personal interest. Ideas can be bankable, although you also need to put in some hard work and stay patient to reap the benefits.
With the concurrent Jupiter transit for much of the period from December 2020 to December 2021, you’re challenged to both expand and contract in these areas of life, and finding a good balance can be especially beneficial. Your communications can be particularly effective, and your projects can be both satisfying and profitable or rewarding. This is a strong time for producing and enjoying it as you do! It’s also a time for improving your communications and transportation systems to increase your income. Teaching or guiding can supplement your income.
Saturn divides its time between Capricorn and Aquarius in 2020. From March 21st to July 1st, 2020, it’s transiting your solar second house. From July 1st to December 17th, 2020, Saturn is back in Capricorn to finish up. Then, from December 17th, 2020, to March 7, 2023, Saturn is in your solar second house again.
Saturn’s move into your solar second house marks a new stage of taking stock of your effectiveness, self-worth, and finances. This stage of your life is a practical one–it’s a period for a more responsible and realistic approach to money and possessions. Belt-tightening is in order and very useful! Getting organized and learning to accept and market your talents are themes in this next stage of your life. Look for overlapping or unnecessary expenses and other redundancies, and aim to rid yourself of material clutter during this cycle.
The areas of your life that require a “back to basics” approach are associated with the sector of your solar chart that governs personal finances, income derived from your own efforts (this excludes shared finances and financial support through debts and rebates), personal possessions, self-esteem, personal talents, and personal values. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life — as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
This transit weaves in and out of influence in 2020, but you’ll experience it more consistently from December 17th, 2020, forward. It can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on whether you were born earlier or later in the sign of Capricorn. In 2020, those born with a Capricorn Ascendant of 0 to 2 degrees, and those born from December 22 to 24, are most directly affected. In 2021, Capricorn Ascendants and Suns from 2-13 degrees are most directly impacted. In 2022, 12 to 25 degrees Capricorn receive the direct transits.
Saturn leaving your sign does take some pressure off your life. Saturn will not return to your sign for another 28-30 years, in fact. You are likely to feel freer in self-expression, and certainly more mature than you were before Saturn’s movement through Capricorn.
While a certain level of introspection marked the Saturn transit of your sign or Ascendant sign, Saturn’s movement into Aquarius and your solar second house marks a new stage of taking stock of your effectiveness, self-worth, and finances. This stage of your life, lasting until March 2023, is a practical one. Financial success may not be remarkable. However, it is generally steady, if slow to come by.
This transit is sometimes associated with financial loss, but in truth, it is more about our perceptions–you are apt to review how effective you have been on a financial level to date and find some dissatisfaction with your progress. In fact, gains may be slow, but sudden reversals are not common with this transit. The purpose of this transit is for you to make the connection between your own feelings of self-worth and what you produce in the real world/get back from the real world. It’s a time for getting your money situation sorted, and it’s powerful.
As with all Saturn transits, at the outset, you might reach out and look for validation from the outside world and from others, and find something lacking in so doing. The initial sense of feeling unsupported can be discouraging (many of us think on the lines of: “I work so hard, and what do I get for all this hard work?”), but as the transit progresses, you learn to look inside of yourself with a newfound clarity and realism, and ideally draw up considerable strength from within. You work on your effectiveness in the world, and see exactly what has been holding you back from achieving the results you want. Saturn is all about being responsible for ourselves, and it’s an empowering process. The challenge here is to capture the newly found and defined self-confidence you gained from the first house transit, and now apply it in the real world. You are worth something, and you deserve compensation for what you do. While you may not feel it right away, you are working towards a more responsible attitude towards making a living, feeling secure, and feeling worthy.
Use this transit for getting yourself onto solid financial ground. Make budgets, examine the ways you spend money, and eliminate wasteful practices and attitudes. If you’ve been living too much on credit (borrowing from your future), Saturn will make it known in some way that these habits need to change. It’s time to be more conservative with your money, and feel more accomplished in so doing. This also applies to what you own–your belongings, valuables, and personal possessions. You might find creative ways of making do with less. Look for overlapping or unnecessary expenses and other redundancies, and aim to rid yourself of material clutter for the best results now.
The second house rules income derived from your own efforts, and this excludes shared finances and financial support through debts and rebates. It also rules personal possessions, self-esteem, personal talents, and personal values. You may be necessarily more cautious about entering into heavy financial commitments during this period, and more cautious, in general, with spending. Worries can surface about your earning power, but as you progress, the ideal end result will be a stronger sense of what you are capable of earning, better spending and saving habits, and a more realistic budget. Cutting back on some luxuries may be in order, but you may just discover that the security you gain is more important than the luxuries you’ve let go.
This transit is also about the ways you are rewarded by others, not just through income, but through basic respect. You’re learning to require a reasonable level of respect from your relationships, not only to employers, clients, and co-workers, but to people in your personal life as well.
This Saturn transit is good for acquiring quality, long-lasting items. Your eye is on the future, and this is why you may be saving more money or investing in quality material things. Saturn rewards patience and common sense.
Saturn performs quite well in Aquarius, and this should be a rewarding cycle for coming to a better position regarding the management of your material resources. You are exceptionally security-minded at this time and you can begin or step up savings plans. Any innate organizational and budgeting traits you possess are highlighted now. Your natural talents can contribute more to your personal income than previously.
Your natural talents can contribute more to your personal income than previously. The last time this transit occurred was some time ago — from 1991 to early 1994. Saturn moves through the zodiac signs over the course of 28-30 years.
- Material priorities: This is a time for identifying and focusing on your financial priorities.
- Getting organized: You’re now taking more responsibility for your finances, income, and things.
- Healthy entitlement: You are recognizing your own self-worth, and you’re feeling more deserving of others’ respect, your earnings, and your right to make a living.
You have an interesting overlap where influences are expanding but are also contracting at the same time while Jupiter transits this same area for much of the period from December 2020 to December 2021. These effects don’t cancel one another out; instead, they coexist. While there can be some swinging from one end to another at times, there is always the potential to find a balance. Your positive attitude and a sense of joy through increased responsibility and feeling on top of things can help you succeed, particularly in December 2020 when Jupiter and Saturn come together in your resources sector.
Saturn is transiting your all-important first house/your sign from March 21, 2020, until July 1, 2020, and then later, more consistently, from December 17, 2020, until March 7, 2023.
This important transit signals a period of increased personal responsibilities, attention to detail, and efforts to maintain and improve your health and personal affairs. Recognizing your limitations may not sound like fun, and perhaps may not even sound healthy, but with Saturn in your sign, it’s something that can truly help you now–and especially–in the future.
You’ll be learning your true capabilities, and since too-high expectations can have a way of producing guilt, weighing us down, this reality check is useful. It’s not about underselling yourself, but rather, a time for redefining goals so that they are more realistic and doable.
You may sometimes feel pushed to discover your independence or to rely on yourself during this period. However, it’s a strong period for getting your life in order.
The areas of your life that require a “back to basics” approach during this period are associated with the sector of your solar chart that governs your personal mannerisms, personality, image, and appearance. This sector also rules how you initiate things — your first impulse for coping with day-to-day demands. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life — as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
While this influence weaves in and out of influence in 2020, you’ll experience it more consistently from December 17th forward. Note that this influence can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on whether you were born earlier or later in the sign of Aquarius. In 2020, those born from approximately January 20-23 and those who have an Ascendant of 0-2 degrees of Aquarius are most directly affected. In 2021, Aquarius Ascendants and Suns from 2-13 degrees are most directly impacted. In 2022, 12 to 25 degrees Aquarius are the direct transits.
During this cycle, you are likely to be more cautious than you usually are and, at times (perhaps), pessimistic. This transit doesn’t allow you to continue with illusions about the self, the body, and personal capabilities. The end result is a newfound identity and a realistic understanding of the self. In terms of career and projects, outward signs of progress may not be as forthcoming, yet the work that you do during this transit will lay a foundation for future success and progress.
It’s a strong time for literally slimming down if that’s a goal, although Jupiter’s partially concurrent influence (from December 19, 2020, to May 13, 2021, and July 28, 2021, to December 28, 2021) can counteract this in spots. You can more successfully begin new and improved health regimens, diets, and the like, simply because it is a time when you look in the mirror and see yourself clearly (instead of what you want to see).
You can be serious during this phase, with more concern for your responsibilities and duties. You are getting in touch with your inner strength, and this takes some time and adjustment. This is a grounding energy that gets you back in touch with reality.
This is also a significant period for issues surrounding your personal identity and self-image. You might sometimes come across as too heavy or stern during this period since not everyone is going through the same cycle at the same time. However, others are seeing you as more responsible. Self-discipline comes more naturally as well.
During this transit, you are likely to concern yourself with how you come across to others on a personal level. Your outlook on life changes as you adopt a more serious, mature, and responsible attitude. In the beginning stages of the transit, you may feel some lacking in self-confidence and possibly some frustration with yourself. You might reach out to others in an attempt to validate yourself, looking for ways to boost your confidence. When these attempts fail, you may feel temporarily let down and discouraged.
Rest assured that Saturn will re-work these feelings, with your help of course, until you reach a point (as Saturn moves through the first house or passes over your Sun in Aquarius) when you have a stronger sense of self. This transit acts to transform your self-confidence in such a way that you question the source of your confidence to date, and discover a more solid base for pulling up inner strength and thus true confidence.
Saturn here acts to rip away the superficial. Illusions about the self, the body, and personal abilities will no longer be entertained. You might decide to simplify your approach to the world. The end result can be a newfound or redefined identity and a realistic understanding of yourself. Note that when Saturn is challenged by aspect during this cycle, a realistic look can skew to an unrealistically negative perception. Watch for this. It can help to go in the other direction before arriving at a balance, but the trick is to bounce back to that balance rather quickly.
In terms of career and projects, outward signs of progress may not be remarkable, yet the work that you do during this transit will lay a foundation for future success and progress. For example, you may be working on projects that yield little or nothing in terms of immediate financial gain that will, in fact, assist your career years down the road.
At some point during Saturn’s movement through Aquarius, Saturn will conjunct your Sun (or Ascendant). Your level of maturity, realism, and responsibility comes up for inspection when this happens. The goals you have set for yourself, as well as your very character, are now re-evaluated for strength and purpose, and tested against reality.
Saturn has a way of slowing down our life, as if it is forcing us to take a really good look at it. Because the Sun rules our vitality, you may feel that your energy is somewhat depleted. You begin to feel your age, and the pressures that may go along with it. You may feel alone and un-parented or unsupported in spots, some people more so than others depending on current circumstances and levels of personal growth. Your achievements to date become especially important to you, and you are extremely sensitive to whether or not you have been recognized on a professional level as well as on a personal level. Whether your talents and abilities, and your unique individuality and character, are recognized by others becomes a hot spot. You might be self-critical and/or feel that others do not support or recognize you enough. You might find yourself pulling away from others as you take the necessary time to re-evaluate your life.
This process can be useful up to a certain point, as you are learning to see yourself more realistically–without rose-colored glasses–so that you can move forward with a stronger sense of purpose. Some commitments or plans might need to be let go. You are likely to feel some regrets for how you have lived your life to date, but once you honor those feelings (which seems to be necessary in order to move forward), you are in a better position to make improvements.
The best way to handle Saturn’s transit through your sign is to meet your responsibilities to the best of your ability. Do take a closer look at the areas you’ve allowed to slide, and listen to your feelings of disappointment, but don’t let this turn into regret or resentment. Instead, focus on making improvements and keep the long-term in mind. Short-sightedness now can get you into trouble. Impatience will not be rewarded.
- Priorities: This is a time for identifying and focusing on your priorities.
- Working on your approach: Your personal image, manner, and appearance are now being reworked to suit you better in this new phase of your life. If you’ve acquired false pretenses without realizing it over the years, now you’re ready to shed them.
- Maturity: This is a time for taking more responsibility for yourself, self-starting, and taking the initiative.
- Setting long-term goals: Instead of living for today, you might now decide to set some realistic, long-term goals. Plans don’t always pan out, but broad goals can be useful. What you begin now can be significant down the road.
Aquarians understand Saturnine energy to some degree and do well with it. Note that this transit happens every 28-30 years or so, and the last time Saturn transited Aquarius was from 1991 to early 1994.
The brilliant Jupiter-Saturn alignment in December 2020 occurs in your sign. You may very much enjoy simplifying, structuring, and disciplining your life at this time. This can be a time when you feel renewed and ready to work for what you want. In 2021, you’re in particularly good shape for working on personal interests and projects, making useful connections, and taking on helpful studies. There may be times when changes on the home front or with family can interfere with your efforts to get back on track, but overall, it’s a period for strengthening your life and building endurance and patience.
Saturn moves into the sign just behind yours with its transit of Aquarius, dear Pisces. This puts Saturn in the background of your solar chart from March 21, 2020, to July 1, 2020, and then later, from December 17, 2020, to March 7, 2023.
This Saturn transit is an important cycle of contemplation, spiritual renovation, and better attention to mental or emotional health. It’s a time for facing your inner demons and tackling the vague fears that undermine you.
The twelfth house (where Saturn is currently transiting in your solar chart), in some ways, is a dumping ground for things we have left undone, and Saturn here wants you to sort through it all and keep only those things that you truly need for future development. This process can sometimes feel long and slow, but it can be most rewarding.
It’s important to rid yourself of regrets or perceived failures and disappointments as a Saturn-Sun cycle enters its last leg before coming full circle in 2023. You may be attracted to alternative ways of living and self-study fields. You are in a great position to evaluate whether you are getting enough time for adequate sleep, rest, and reflection.
This influence weaves in and out of influence in 2020, but you experience it more consistently from December 17th, 2020, forward all the way until March 2023.
It can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on whether you were born earlier or later in the sign of Pisces. In 2020, it most influences those born from approximately February 18/19-21 and with a Pisces Ascendant of only 0-2 degrees.
All that lies beneath the surface in your life is now coming up for inspection, and you are forced to do some serious “spring cleaning” of your psyche. Getting rid of outdated attachments, and examining and discarding irrational fears, is not only necessary for further growth and development — it’s ultimately a huge relief. Do your best not to dwell on past failures or guilt for what you haven’t done during this cycle. It’s worthwhile to consider them, most certainly, but not to dwell. Detach yourself from these things as much as possible. Put things to rest.
This can also be a time when you give of yourself to others, as you are valuing charity more than usual. You could be struggling with issues of self-worth, and this is a fine time to really explore what it is that holds you back from going after what you want and deserve in life.
You could feel that you are dealing with endings more than new beginnings in some areas of life during this transit, as you let go of outdated attachments and unconsciously prepare yourself for Saturn’s transit of Pisces beginning in March 2023, when you will work diligently on reworking your individuality and personal identity. You are somewhat introspective at this time and you might isolate yourself from others in some manner–a process that tends to come naturally at this point.
There can be much to learn and enjoy during this cycle. With Saturn in the background of your chart, you might often feel quite free of constraints. The last time Saturn moved through Aquarius as it is doing now was from 1991 to early 1994, and similar themes can emerge now.
While Jupiter concurrently transits this area of your chart (from December 19, 2020, to May 13, 2021, and July 28, 2021, to December 28, 2021), you’ll find more joy, pleasure, and confidence in taking care of your spiritual needs and regarding your increased self-discipline.
This transit can be very revealing — for some more challenging than others. This transit marks the end of a cycle, which can most certainly bring with it a fair measure of confusion and discontent, especially at the beginning of the period. However, this tends to dissipate as you go along.
We all have skeletons in our closet. What we don’t always realize is that they can seriously undermine our happiness and well-being. Saturn sweeps through your “closet” (the twelfth house) and demands that you take a hard look at what’s been hiding in there. Is this process uncomfortable? For some of us, it can be. But tying up loose ends is powerful, setting the stage for new beginnings later on.
- Tying up loose ends: This is a time for facing long-term problems that you’ve been avoiding and that have been wearing you down.
- Reevaluating spiritual/mental health routines and practices: Your approach to taking care of your emotional, mental, and spiritual needs may need some tweaking, and now is the time to improve these efforts and routines.
Saturn rules your solar eleventh house of friends, hopes, and dreams, and during its transit of your solar twelfth house, there can be a retiring, somewhat withdrawn or private element to your social life.
The twelfth house is a comfortable area for you–you understand it more than most. So, with Saturn here for about two and a half years, things can feel stark at times. Saturn asks you to define things you’d prefer to leave up in the air, and to face areas you’d rather not address.
Even so, with Saturn in the background of your chart, you might often feel quite free of constraint–much depends on your current stage of growth. The last time Saturn moved through Aquarius and this area of your chart was from 1991-1994.
(Please note that I have also interpreted Saturn in Aquarius in summary format for each sign in the 2020 Preview Horoscopes).
What if you were born with natal Saturn in Aquarius?
If you were born with Saturn in Aquarius in your birth chart, at some point in the approximately two and a half years that Saturn transits Aquarius, you experience your Saturn Return. When this occurs depends on the particular degree of Aquarius. The Saturn Return occurs for everyone at approximately 28-30 years old, again at 56-60 years old, and again at approximately 86-88 years.
A Saturn Return is a time of feeling the weight of our responsibilities, but also for reviewing and questioning our progress, particularly in the material world. We might consider and question whether we’re on the right track with our goals, ambitions, careers, or life path. Once “repairs” are implemented, we might feel that we’re starting fresh. This is an important time for laying down roots for this new Saturn cycle that lasts another 28-30 years. This is a turning point when we feel we’re maturing, not always of our own choosing.
Note that people born in approximately the same year as you will be going through their Saturn Return about the same time as you. There can be similar themes shared, but the full experience is different depending on Saturn’s position by house and aspect in an individual’s personal natal chart.
You can read about what this natal or birth position means in Saturn in the Signs.