SATURN has left fiery Sagittarius and has entered its home sign of Capricorn, where it will spend nearly three years.
Saturn occupies the sign of Capricorn from December 19, 2017, to March 21, 2020, before entering Aquarius. Then on July 1, 2020, Retrograde Saturn re-enters Capricorn, finally leaving the sign of the goat for good on December 17, 2020.
Saturn takes about 28-29 years to come full circle, and thus spends on average close to two-and-a-half years in a sign.
Every time Saturn enters Capricorn we all begin a new cycle and chapter altogether, both individually and collectively.
Capricorn is a no frills sign and deals with power, business and structure. Saturn here is concerned with security and structure, tradition, organization, big business and defense.
If left unchecked, big business can become the new Gods of the Universe as Saturn moves through this sign. Saturn in Capricorn can denote great wealth but also great limitations.
Saturn was in Capricorn during the worst part of the Great Depression in the early 1930s. The rich got richer, and the poor got poorer.
The last transit of Saturn in Capricorn was from February 15, 1988 until February 5, 1991.
Before that it was January of 1959-January of 1962, and December 1929-November 1932.
In Capricorn, Saturn builds things that are meant to inspire respect (or intimidation) as much as anything else.
The Berlin wall for example, began construction under a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction (August 31, 1961). It was meant to be a political symbol to keep some people in their place.
We will experience another Jupiter/Saturn conjunction, considered to be an important new cycle, especially in mundane astrology in 2020 … when the big question will be whether people in the 21st Century are willing to be bound in by walls built by autocratic leaders.