Saturn rules Capricorn in astrology, so its transits through this zodiac signs are especially significant. Saturn shifted into Capricorn in December 2017 and will stay there until 19th December 2020. In astrology, Saturn is the planet of lessons and limitations, while Capricorn as a zodiac sign is concerned with power and control. Saturn in Capricorn transits have obvious implications for government, global control, law enforcement and human rights – and since Saturn encourages us always to learn from the past, we could see people demanding power change during this mini-era.
Last time Saturn was in Capricorn, between 1988-91, the Berlin wall was torn down. Governments which are overly autocratic or repressive will likely face problems during this period, especially since Saturn in Capricorn encourages ambition and persistence from the little people. Law enforcement and the military may have a role to play here.
This astrological transit can have a rather depressive influence, and we have many excuses right now to feel as though the weight of the world is on our collective shoulders. And so it should be; as a planet, Saturn tends to bring harsh wake up calls and stern reality checks, and we can see evidence around us now that people are waking up to the long-term problems the planet faces.
In astrology, Saturn and Capricorn are both big on responsibility, and we can see this clearly reflected in our growing realization that we have a responsibility for our planet and for our future generations. The good news is that the astrological Saturn in Capricorn transit encourages scientific persistence and tenacity, so the search for climate change solutions, for example, will get an added and urgently needed boost.
On a personal level, this astrological transit speaks of preserving the status quo, and of insecurity around change. Each zodiac sign in turn will be forced to face up to some difficult truths in their horoscopes, but the key is in accepting those truths instead of fighting against them. Acceptance is a Saturn trait but that does not mean giving in; it means finding a way to work with the energy of Saturn in Capricorn, to slowly, progressively and cautiously find a way forwards, instead of charging ahead with no plan.
Aries Zodiac Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19) during Saturn in Capricorn
Your achievements thus far in life are in the spotlight now, Aries, and you may feel that your status is being scrutinized or tested. In your career, this can be a rewarding time, but never forget that a higher position comes with greater responsibility and more duty. You’re being challenged to live up to all that you could be, Aries, and if you’re not quite there yet, your shortcomings will be exposed in a very public way.
Taurus Zodiac Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20) during Saturn in Capricorn
Shifting priorities in faith and beliefs may feel disconcerting, Taurus, but in truth you’re discarding superficialities now and getting to the heart of the matter. Your whole worldview may change during this Saturn transit and your own increasing personal responsibilities will be at the heart of that. It’s a good time to find peace in meditation and to reflect on your oneness with the rest of humanity.
Gemini Zodiac Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20) during Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn plays financial and emotional taskmaster during this transit, Gemini. If you’re in financial debt, you may have to pay up. If you’re in emotional debt, it’s time to repay the kindness or understanding of others. Saturn may reign in your passion for some time, but you can express love instead through making heartfelt commitments to your chosen partner.
Cancer Zodiac Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21) during Saturn in Capricorn
Your love life is under scrutiny while Saturn transits your relationship zone, and this can be an uncomfortable time. Expect your relationship to be tested, Cancer, perhaps severely – but Saturn never destroys anything which serves you. If your relationship is failing, it may end, but you have the tools and the wherewithal to save it if you so wish. Make wise choices about what matters most.
Leo Zodiac Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 21) during Saturn in Capricorn
Intense pressure at work is a hallmark of this transit for you, Leo. The good news is that you’re up to the job. Use your organization skills and the energy of ordered, structured Capricorn to streamline your work so that you can get more done with less energy. In terms of health, it’s important now that you release negative emotions, perhaps through talking therapy.
Virgo Zodiac Sign (Virgo Dates: August 22 – September 21) during Saturn in Capricorn
With serious, sober Saturn transiting your fun zone, you may think this is set to be a boring couple of years. Not so. Your creativity is increased, and your talents are shining strongly. Your challenge is one of confidence – don’t look for praise from others during this transit, Virgo. Find your own self-confidence and don’t be afraid to have fun while expressing your true self.
Libra Zodiac Sign (Libra Dates: September 22 – October 22) during Saturn in Capricorn
When Saturn transits Capricorn, it’s a good time to deepen your roots, whether that means expanding your current home or making a long-term commitment to your partner. Look to your past for unhelpful emotional attachments, Libra, and work on releasing those so that you feel more confident about the status quo. This is not a great time for moving home, but it’s wonderful for consolidation.
Scorpio Zodiac Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21) during Saturn in Capricorn
This transit marks a couple of years when you’ll feel under intellectual pressure, Scorpio. You may be trying to fit studying alongside adult responsibilities, or you may have the weight of a business on your shoulders and be struggling to find new and creative ideas. The answer lies in trusting your own abilities. Let go of the worry and allow your intellect to thrive.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20) during Saturn in Capricorn
With Saturn transiting your money zone, your financial security remains stable, if not very exciting. It’s time to stop worrying about money, Sagittarius, and instead to think about your own sense of self-worth. Move away from materialism and learn to value the more intangible things in life, including your own abilities and admirable qualities. Work with Saturn constructively to improve your self-confidence, Sagittarius.
Capricorn Zodiac Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 18) during Saturn in Capricorn
With your ruling planet transiting your own sign, you may undergo a crisis of confidence or identity during this couple of years. The key is to remind yourself of how far you’ve come. Be proud of yourself; your strength during this transit must come from within, Capricorn. Give yourself far more credit than you normally do, because it’s much too easy for your inner voice to be harsh.
Aquarius Zodiac Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 19 – February 17) during Saturn in Capricorn
During this Saturn transit, self-limiting beliefs and fears are exposed as holding you back, Aquarius. What are you going to do about it? Harness the ambition of Capricorn and Saturn and resolve to clear out your subconscious clutter once and for all. Handled well, this transit can be the start of a whole new you, Aquarius, but you must be willing to do the emotional work.
Pisces Zodiac Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19) during Saturn in Capricorn
Privacy will be important to you Pisces, and you may want to narrow your social circle a little bit during this transit. You’ll enjoy your friends as much as ever, but you sense that your allegiances may be shifting slightly. You have no time for superficial relationships. Seek out like-minded souls with whom you can form a deeper connection, especially where you share a common purpose.
*Note: The exact date and time Saturn enters Capricorn will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before Saturn entered Capricorn in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which was July 1, 2020 @ 19:37.