When Saturn ends its four and a half month retrograde period by going direct. It’s time to stop complaining about our responsibilities and instead to re-shoulder the mantle of adulthood. During Saturn’s retrograde period, it may have felt as though the world was against us, but now that this important planet has turned direct, calmer heads prevail and we’re able to undertake responsibilities again without them feeling too onerous.
In astrology, when Saturn is in forwarding motion, it speaks to our attitudes towards restrictions, limitations, rules, and structure. To have Saturn once again moving forwards in Capricorn, its home sign, signifies that we understand the reasons for the restrictions placed on us, even if we don’t exactly welcome them.
On a global scale, Saturn transiting through Capricorn teaches us about government, power, authority and control, as well as law enforcement and human rights. This is quite a scientific vibe too, with a focus on environmental responsibility. It’s time to defer to the experts – or at least, to question them intelligently, rather than dismissing them out of hand.
With Saturn turning direct in Capricorn, each zodiac sign in astrology must now find a degree of acceptance for the current status quo. That does not mean giving up, if there is a need to fight against an injustice, but it does mean finding rational, sensible ways forward. It means working within society’s existing structures instead of expecting to overturn, outrun or cancel them. Whatever ailed you during Saturn’s retrograde period should now start to feel better, or at least you should start to understand where you’ve been, and why.
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) during Saturn Direct in Capricorn
The buck stops with you now, Aries, to a large extent. You’ve been given a position of authority, even if not formally, but what you do with it may have repercussions for your whole community. It looks set to be a rewarding few months ahead but it’s vital that you don’t try to duck the difficult decisions heading your way.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) during Saturn Direct in Capricorn
Your worldview shifted during the Saturn retrograde period, and life may feel quite different now. Your challenge is to accept that beliefs can change, and that this is not a betrayal of your previous self, or of the way you were brought up. The key to managing the next few months successfully is to meld the old you with the new you into one cohesive whole.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) During Saturn Direct in Capricorn
During Saturn’s retrograde period, your debts may have spiraled, be they financial, practical or emotional. Now that Saturn is direct, you are being asked to repay those debts, with voluntarily added interest. Be sure to pay forwards the kindnesses you have received. In your love life, your intimate relationship may get a boost with this transit, as inhibitions start to fall away.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) During Saturn Direct in Capricorn
When Saturn was retrograde, your love life will have come under intense pressure. When this tricky planet turns direct, some of that will ease off, but you still have questions to answer with your lover regarding division of labor and your shared goals. Overall, this should be a time of relief and celebration, as your relationship has either survived the worst or, if it ended, you will have understood why. Better times lie ahead.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 22) During Saturn Direct in Capricorn
Work may have felt chaotic and unstructured while Saturn was retrograde, but as this highly organized planet turns direct, you should be able to wrestle your schedule back under your taskmaster control again. Be careful not to go overboard with this, however. During the retrograde, you must have learned to live with a certain amount of flexibility – that’s a good thing, and something positive you can carry forwards.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22) During Saturn Direct in Capricorn
Saturn’s retrograde period was a challenge for you, afflicting as it did your astrological fun zone. Could it be time to smile again now that Saturn has turned direct? Yes, probably – but it’s also time to knuckle down to some hard work. You will need to make up for lost time here, so it’s all hands on deck until you feel that you’re starting to make progress towards your life goals again.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22) During Saturn Direct in Capricorn
Things at home may have been chaotic during the Saturn retrograde period, especially if you were trying to sell your home or expand your property. The good news is that with Saturn having turned direct, this should get easier. The less great news is that this is still a serious business, and it can’t be rushed. Try not to run before you can walk either in property or family matters. Take your time.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) During Saturn Direct in Capricorn
While Saturn was retrograde, you probably felt quite listless and unable to focus, or even unable to see the point in focusing. That wasn’t a comfortable experience, but with Saturn now direct your laser beam focus is back at full strength. You can use this to power ahead in any studying you’re doing, as well as to plan strategically for the future. Don’t take your eye off the ball right when you’re about to win.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) During Saturn Direct in Capricorn
Money worries should settle down a little bit now that Saturn has turned direct in your money zone. However, this isn’t a transit of great financial abundance – you’ll still need to tighten your belt, but the accompanying emotional insecurity should fade. Start to look for positive news ways to increase your income. You have many talents and inner resources which you’re not really using.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 19) During Saturn Direct in Capricorn
The retrograde of your ruling planet in your own sign has been tough – this is a common indicator for major depressive periods and heavy stress. Now that Saturn has turned direct, you should feel calmer and more in control – so now is the time for a mental health audit. Seek therapy or at least the ear of an understanding friend to help you process where you’ve been – so that you can then start to look forward with confidence.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 20– February 17) During Saturn Direct in Capricorn
Saturn’s retrograde period may have played havoc with your sleep patterns, but the good news is that now this planet has turned direct, you should be able to recoup the energy you’ve lost. This transit also unblocks your subconscious and frees up the power of dreams, synchronicity and meditation. If you feel that you’re lacking inspiration, turn towards spirituality for a refreshing boost.
The retrograde period is likely to have battered your social life somewhat, and you may emerge at this point wondering who you can really trust. The first step is to cast aside suspicion and doubt. Look at people with fresh eyes and get back to expecting the best from everyone instead of assuming that they’re out to get you. They’re not. Well, not any more. This is a good time to rebuild friendships and links.
*Note: The exact date and time Saturn turns direct in Capricorn will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before Saturn turned direct in Capricorn in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which is September 29, 2020 @ 01:11 AM.