Saturn returned to his home turf, Capricorn, in mid-December 2017. For almost three decades, Saturn traveled slowly, steadily, and meticulously, and left his wisdom at each sign’s door, often facing resistance and resentment. With some stops, he arrived to stifle and restrict, while at others, to stabilize and calm. No matter what Saturn was entrusted with, he remained laser-focused with accomplishment on his mind. Saturn’s impending arrival often plagues the psyche with fear. Although his lessons are not always attained with ease, he is the task master who has a job to do. So instead of trying to slam the door in Saturn’s face, give him an invitation to enter your house.
A few months before Saturn entered my Sagittarius 7th house, I mentally prepared for his valuable lessons. I am Gemini rising with a stellium in Pisces and two outer planets in Virgo, so surely my life would be quite different going forward. My mind flashed back 28 years, and I cringed as I reminisced about my life in the mid/late 1980s. My relationships with others were, in fact, a disaster back then, and I felt like my life was an uphill battle. With Saturn’s sternness guiding me, I absorbed his wisdom, matured, and slowly climbed that hill. This time around I had astrology by my side, so I invited Saturn into my relationship house and made it my mission to take heed to his lessons. Thanks to Saturn, I mastered it this time with even more insight about communication, money, love, wounds, career, family, and of course, relationships with others.
Saturn is very comfortable in Capricorn, so make sure you review your chart regularly and focus on the house/s that will be affected. If you have early degree (0-10) planets/angles in cardinal signs, Saturn will be adamantly knocking at your door for the duration of this year. Embrace your fears, allow Saturn to enter, and work diligently with him. Assert yourself and use The Dark Pixie Astrology worksheet to assist you with planning for Saturn’s transits to your personal planets and angles so you can utilize them to the fullest. In addition, the list below includes some Saturn transits that you can use to buckle-down and learn from.
*2018 Upcoming Saturn in Capricorn Transits
March 28-29 Saturn 8° square Sun 8°
March 31 Saturn 8°square Full Moon 10°
April 1-2 Saturn 8°conjunct Mars 8°
April 4 Saturn 9° square Mercury Rx 9°
April 7 Saturn 9° trine Venus 9°
April 17 Saturn goes retrograde 9°
April 26 Saturn Rx 9° square Mercury 9°
April 29 Saturn 9° Rx trine Sun 9°
May 26 Saturn Rx 8° opposes Venus 8°
June 15 Saturn Rx 6° opposes Mercury 6°
June 26 Saturn 5° Rx opposes Sun 5°
June 27 Saturn Rx 5°conjunct Full Moon 6°
July 13 Saturn 4° Rx trine Venus 4°
August 10 Saturn Rx 3° square Venus 3°
August 14-September 5 Saturn Rx 2° trine Uranus Rx 2°
August 25 Saturn 2° Rx trine Sun 2°
September 6 Saturn goes direct 2°
September 6-14 Saturn 2° trine Uranus Rx 2°
September 7 Saturn 2° trine Mercury 2°
September 12 Saturn 2° sextile Venus 2°
September 23 Saturn 2° square Mercury 2°
September 25 Saturn 2° square Sun 2°
October 23-24 Saturn 4° sextile Venus Rx 4°
October 27 Saturn 4° sextile Sun 4°
November 26-27 Saturn 7° sextile Mars 7°
December 16 Saturn 9° sextile Venus 9°
*Aspects included are close to exact, so the actual energy may occur several days before or after the dates listed.
Suggested Reading: Saturn in Capricorn
About the Guest Author:
Dawnna Williams, the Aquarian Mind Astrologer, is an astrologer who uses planetary movement to assist with life management. She began her astrological studies several years ago, and her love of astrology and desire to share with others inspired her to begin reading natal charts.