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Saturn in Capricorn

*Ambition* pervades collective and individual objectives with Saturn in its own Sign of Capricorn, from December 19, 2017, to mid-December 2020.  

Conceivably, one’s best organizing skills will come to the fore, and actions are subject to lessons learned through testing of one’s ideas.    

Personally, depending upon one’s awareness (as usual), the House being transited, and the connections/aspects to and from this Saturn, it can be used to advance one’s pursuit of status , personally and professionally.     

When Saturn visits any Sun sign, it shows the results of actions taken, projects or careers begun approximately 14 years prior — climactic and either successful or not. It is an important time to get debts out of the way, resolve to push it through (whatever “it” is) —get it handled. Responsibility increases, rather than decreases, and our freedom to do as we may wish is usually limited. 

Capricorn energy is calculated for material success and tangible results, often achieved by stepping on whoever might be perceived as blocking one’s ambitions. This transit can influence one to be focused more on controlling others personally and professionally than on taking the feelings of others into consideration. Key ideas include: ambition, social climbing, calculated action to gain status, rigidity, limitations, conservatism, control issues, and materialism.  

Whether or not Saturn in is one’s Sun Sign, we are each made aware of where we are in the process of moving along on our chosen path, according to the House and Quadrant being transited by Saturn in Sagittarius. If we are to understand what we are doing and where we are going, Saturn’s transit through *every* House and Quadrant is most helpful.

As always, Saturn’s transit is individual to our own personal life experience; however, in very general terms, if Saturn is transiting one’s First Quadrant (with Sagittarius moving through Houses 1, 2, or 3), we need to get into ourselves – look at what we’ve accomplished (or not) over the past several years (depending on the House). It does not mean one cannot be successful on the Outer Plane now; however, this is generally not the time for grand outer success – it’s time to incorporate what we’ve learned from the Outer World’s response to our efforts to succeed.

This prepares us to lay a new foundation when Saturn begins its transit through our Second Quadrant (Houses 4, 5, and 6). Wherever Saturn transits, freedom can be limited – the key is awareness of whatever Saturn is contacting in your chart and using that awareness as appropriate to the House and planet and/or luminary involved. In spite of the limitations, mainly due to the responsibilities one must own with Saturn in Sagittarius, it brings tremendous drive.

If Saturn is “Returning” to its position at the time of your birth, there is added significance in accordance with your personal natal chart, and a personal Reading would be beneficial.