Saturn is currently transiting through Capricorn, nice and settled in its home sign. For the first time in my lifetime, Saturn will be in the exact place it was when I was born, in 7 degrees Capricorn. Luckily! For me, I will experience Saturn scrubbing past 7 degrees Capricorn a total of 3 times over the next few months due to Saturn retrograding (April 17th- Sept 6th). Despite all the horror stories said about one’s Saturn’s return, I’m constantly learning and relearning the heavenly bodies’ harmonious (or disharmonious) affect on my life, and I see how Saturn is really about getting to the bare essence of things.
According to vibrational astrologist and YouTuber “Astrology Software“, Saturn is more malefic in transits than in the natal chart. Since the goals of this planet are to remove all superficial things, stripping away all that is not important for one’s achievements. Saturn rules the bones, which are inorganic material that brings structure to our bodies and that lasts past death. Bones hold memory and principles of what once was, so this is why certain astrologers say that Saturn holds karma, as the keeper of time and life cycles. Since Saturn holds the cycles of life, the planet knows how we should spend our time and what goals we should strive to accomplish. Especially as Saturn transits Capricorn, its energy may seem somewhat detached, as Saturn ignores any emotional response that may hinder progress to a fully integrated self, a self that is external awareness of the weight of time and the internal call of building foundational legacy. This is why Saturn may seem harsher in transits because he acts as a stripping agent that currently restricts, or takes away, things that no longer serve one’s highest good.
Saturn is exalted in Libra, and as a Libra Sun with a Libra Mars, I know Saturn…on a personal, legalistic level. Libra rules the domain of contracts, unions, and law, as seen by the balancing scales of justice that is the sign’s glyph (⚖️). The energy of Libra unbiasedly weighs both the good and the bad in all things, naturally balancing the burdens and the pleasantries of energies with social agility, prowess, and mental fortitude. It makes sense that Saturn is exalted in Libra because, at the end of the day, Saturn wants the most balanced, smoothly functioning life possible for all of us. Saturn, then, acts as the judge in the courtroom who keeps records of our actions in this life as well as previous ones.
It has definitely felt like I’ve grown up as I approach my Saturn’s return. At the (ripened) age of 28, I sense Saturn’s reach on my bones and my relationships, bringing to mind all that must be tested and shaped or else ousted in pursuit of high structure and character. Since Capricorn lies within my 4th house, it has been a deeply ancestral experience for me to know who I am and to accept the spiritual responsibilities I have in this lifetime while upholding traditional customs of the ones who came before me. Saturn connects with my legalistic Libra sensibilities by materially responding to my internal thoughts…. my negative thinking manifests as quickly as my positive thinking because I’m learning the weight of my principles. Saturn works in a material manner to teach immaterial wisdom that structures our very existence.
Important Current Transit(s):
One of the most important transits I see at the moment is Saturn semi-square Jupiter. A semi-square is a 45-degree angle, similar to a 90-degree square aspect. In my experience, semi-squares can be a much harsher block than squares because semi-squares manifest as material events in our lives. This aspect presents deep, internal blocks that must be dealt with externally. So, with Jupiter currently semi-squaring Saturn, expansion and restriction are in a tense environment with one another. Once balance between growth and removal is realized, then this tension can transform into great achievements, as the ancient knowledge of Saturn gives wisdom to the new expansions of Jupiter. Where can you be more restricted, and how can that frugality lead to a more expansive future? Pisces season teaches us how to flow with the currents of multiple extremities, and will help us reconcile these energies more intuitively.
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