When Saturn arrives in Aquarius in March 2020, it will be for the first time since 1994. It’s a brief stay this time around, before Retrograde Saturn returns to Capricorn in July. Saturn will be back in Aquarius for the long term in late December 2020 and will stay until March 2023. But what can we expect from Saturn’s arrival in March?
In astrology, Saturn speaks of limits, authority and that which endures. As the farthest planet visible from Earth with the naked eye, this planet tests the boundaries for humanity, but it is also uniquely placed to see past those boundaries and into the beyond. In that sense, Saturn is very much at home in that most visionary of zodiac signs, Aquarius.
During Saturn’s transit in Aquarius, we can expect to see the status quo being questioned. The way things are done is up for grabs with this transit, which blends the tradition and permanence of Saturn with the innovation and excitement of Uranus-ruled Aquarius. Although Saturn likes to build solid things which can last, astrology tells us that sometimes this can't be done until the old has been destroyed. For that reason, this can be a somewhat tumultuous transit at times, with things we know and cherish knocked down. We must trust that what replaces them will be an improvement, because it almost always is.
When Saturn transits Aquarius, the eccentric individuality of this zodiac sign stands a good chance of being grounded in concrete reality. Dreams can literally come true when practical, sensible, hardworking Saturn energy meets the inspirational ideas of Aquarius.
Saturn in Aquarius for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
During this Saturn transit, you may want to re-think your friendship circle, Aries. You’ll want deep, meaningful friendships, where you share values and ideals. Don’t be afraid to walk away from superficial people. If you can find your true tribe now, you can work together to change the world – because your leadership, twinned with their ideas and innovation, can be truly something special.
Saturn in Aquarius for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
Saturn’s transit through Aquarius highlights your increasing responsibility and status at work, Taurus, but beyond personal career success, it also speaks to you spending more and more time in the spotlight. This may not be by your own choice, but somehow your reputation is spreading, and people are turning to you for what they need. It’s a lot to take on, but you’ve got this.
Saturn in Aquarius for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
This is a very good period to look into social justice and humanitarian issues, including environmentalism. You have the patter, the charm and the sales skills, Gemini, and if you turn those toward something that really matters, you can make an enormous difference during this Saturn transit. Saturn brings you an air of authority, and the ability to make others sit up and listen.
Saturn in Aquarius for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
Uncomfortable truths may surface during Saturn’s transit in Aquarius, Cancer. In particular, your intimate life or past traumas may be put front and center, meaning you can no longer run away from or ignore any issues there. Something that isn’t working for you may have to be torn down, in order for new blessings to come in. Don’t be afraid to end something that doesn’t serve you.
Saturn in Aquarius for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 21)
This Saturn transit highlights your love zone, Leo. Surprisingly, it’s an excellent time to find long-term, meaningful romance, because you now have the ability to see beyond superficiality. You can find someone now who totally resonates with your whole being, and together you can transcend any difficulties or boundaries that society imposes. Be brave, be bold, and seek love which makes your heart sing.
Saturn in Aquarius for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 22 to September 21)
With Saturn transiting Aquarius, you have the chance to put your organizational skills to good use, Virgo. Be the power behind an idea – be the person who makes it come to life. You have the ability, even if you are sometimes lacking the confidence. The contribution you can make here is huge, but it means stepping up and taking responsibility for something you know you can do better than anyone else.
Saturn in Aquarius for a Libra (Libra dates: September 22 – October 22)
Dream big dreams, Libra, because Saturn in this transit gives you the power to implement them. There could be an element of risk involved here, such as starting a new creative business, or a leap of faith of some kind – but those who take calculated risks are rewarded during this transit, so take a deep breath and go for it. Say yes to opportunity.
Saturn in Aquarius for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
This Saturn transit highlights your family life and your personal history, Scorpio, and it could signal an end to a family situation that is stuck in a stalemate. That ending could potentially bring tears, but in your heart, you know that this is the push you need. Hold your head high and move forward with confidence. You have done all you could, and your patience and persistence has not been wasted.
Saturn in Aquarius for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
Your role during this Saturn transit is to energize and inspire others, Sagittarius. You can do this through sheer force of personality – when you’re excited about something, it’s catching. Choose carefully where you put your focus, however, because whatever you say or do, others will follow. Being a leader and role model in this way is hugely rewarding, but such a responsibility, too.
Saturn in Aquarius for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 18)
For you, Capricorn, this Saturn transit highlights your money and your resources. Simply put, you’re being asked if you’re using your money and your talents for the right thing, and for the right reasons. If you’re doing a job which doesn’t inspire and fulfill you, you can expect to be pushed into a situation where that may change. Don’t resist: Go with the flow and see what the universe has in store for you.
Saturn in Aquarius for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 19 – February 17)
With Saturn transiting your own sign, the full power of this karmic planet is expressed through you – and that’s quite some force. Expect to feel more confident than before, Aquarius, but also under a lot of pressure. It’s going to be important to balance your professional or humanitarian role against your personal health and your family life. Give all you’ve got, but make sure to refill your tank.
Saturn in Aquarius for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18– March 19)
Saturn transits your most spiritual zone during this period, and that can be a highly uncomfortable feeling. Look into past life regression and karma if you feel that you’re still trying to learn lessons from the past. Above all, Pisces, don’t be afraid to ask difficult questions of yourself and others. It’s only by asking these things that you can learn and grow – and you have an important role to play in mentoring others now.