Saturn represents authority, discipline, hard work, labor, and commitment. It’s also about guilt, resistance, and delay. Saturn tests us and will push us to our limits. It rules over time -the Greek god’s name Cronus means time- and is called the lord of Karma. Saturn’s lessons are discipline, practice, and commitment. It has the power to reward like no other planet. Because we work and practice sustained the effort, there is a sense of real satisfaction. Mars is at home in Saturn’s sign of Capricorn. This is evident through weight training- as we do resistance training and lift heavy weights our muscles get stronger.
It is a spiritual energy that requires us to go within, to meditate, to slow down, listen and witness. Saturn is said to be the esoteric ruler of this planet- the joke is that we’re the stay after school planet! This means connecting with your inner teacher and guide, becoming a Master of your body, emotions and your mind, so you can become strong and at peace. However, it isn’t that easy for most of us! The ego -that part of us that resists discipline and rebels- keeps us stuck.
It’s important to look at Saturn in our birth charts as it holds the karmic key. On December 21st, 2017 it moved into its home sign of Capricorn. It stays until March 2020 when it moves into Aquarius- another sign that is traditionally ruled by Saturn.
To understand this transit you need to know what part (house) of your chart is ruled by the sign of Capricorn. Capricorn is an earth sign and Saturn likes all earth and air signs. So this transit will be requiring us all to look deep within to what we hold true. In 2020 it joins Pluto which begins a major planetary cycle.
Saturn wants commitment. To move forward in our relationships commitment is essential. Each partner needs to be willing to communicate and both partners need to be heading in the same direction for a relationship to work. “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.” Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!’ attributed to Goethe
Saturn is connected with the tarot archetypes of The Hermit (The Guide), The Devil (Capricorn) and The World (Completion). In our birth chart, it’s our ego which aim is to creates blocks, chronic problems, delay us and keep us in fear.
Being of service and working for the charity is a way of working constructively with Saturn’s energy. Saturn governs the backbone in our body, so this is a time when we are meant to take on responsibilities and to stand on our own two feet. This happens through making major decisions such as getting married, buying a house, having a child, starting a business or taking on a leadership position and promotion in our career.
“Karmically considered, the placement of Saturn in your birth chart indicates where your energetic blockages, weaknesses, and fears lie, and the areas of your life where the most concentrated effort and discipline will be required to master and overcome them.
If you are going through your Saturn return (age 28-31 years, or 55-58 years) then this report is especially useful. Every 7 years Saturn will be triggered, so key ages in your life are 7, 14, 21 and 28, then multiples of 7 thereafter.