Are you ready for a new dawn? It’s coming as Saturn enters Aquarius on March 30, 2020. While in the sign of the sea-goat Saturn set the stage by having us take inventory of what is working vs. what is tradition. But in Aquarius, he is ready to take on the status quo and redefine our boundaries. Saturn in this sign tolerates loneliness, but fears abandonment. He can be consumed by the idea of reform. He likes learning the limits so that he cannot push beyond them.
Saturn in Aquarius – March 21st, 2020 – July 1st, 2020 (approximately 3.75 months)
Saturn in Capricorn – July 1st – December 17, 2020 (6 months)
Saturn in Aquarius – December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023 (2.25 YEARS)
On average, Saturn spends about 2 – 2.5 years in each sign and it takes about 28 years for him to journey through the zodiac.
As you can see this initial pass of Saturn in Aquarius is a 15 week preview. As Saturn retrogrades for about 6 months every year, this will be fleeting and it will return to Capricorn on July 1st. Pay attention to what themes arise as it will give us a sneak peek of what will characterize December 2020 – March 2023.
Aquarius is ruled by Saturn just like Capricorn, but the planet asks very different things in each sign. Saturn is the planet that rules boundaries and norms. He is like father time and the task master of hard lessons. Here he asks us to be present with the discomfort and do the work. He gets rid of things that are no longer working for us and by the end of this transit, we will be more self-reliant. For those with a night birth chart, this is the hardest planet in your chart. Often Saturn transits will bring endings, but also increased self-reliance.
The past three years have asked us to question our authority figures, our government, and the society structure that have existed. With this we saw the Me Too movement remove men from the patriarchal stance of sexuality contingent on career advancement. We also watched the presidency change tones dramatically with an impeachment trial. He gets upset with entitled authority vs. leadership that is earned for its own merit.
The last time Saturn was in Aquarius was 1991 – 1993. In 1991 Ross Perot launched his independent run for President. His roots were in the technology industry (largely influenced by Aquarius) before politics. Ultimately, it was a failed run, but it was largely influential. Also during Saturn’s last tour, trade sanctions lifted between the US and China, General Noriega was finally convicted of drug charges in America, and NAFTA was signed. By 1992, the Cold War was declared officially over. The boundaries between Nations were renegotiated and their changes endured until recently. It was also the height of the grunge scene where most youth cued their self-identity from not fitting in. Ironically, it created a populist movement where being on the fringe was mainstream. At the tail end of Saturn’s tour, “www,” was released as a source code forever changing how we referenced information and the modern internet became mainstream.
We can expect more growth in grassroots organizations striving for reform. I anticipate we will see an uptick in groups dedicated to social justice and equality. Aquarius also brings about an integration of technology. I also hope to see advances in how we use technology in our daily work flow. With Uranus in Taurus, this is prime time for innovations in food technology and even the way we get our groceries. Perhaps brick and mortar grocery stores will become a dying breed. There will be many failed experiments in this time, but there will also be successes that will endure.
Keep your eye on the December 2020 as the prize. This initial push forward into Aquarius will feel a bit more difficult than what’s down the road. This is because both Saturn and Mars are the malefic planets and they are moving together. Fear and a call to action are in the mix for March. Change can be scary.
However, in December 2020 we have a great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. This energy will govern almost all of 2021. This dynamic duo gives us the inspiration and trusting our instincts to move forward and create something substantive. It is the embodiment of Obama’s chant, “Yes We Can!” 2021 brings us the promise taking this spirit and making it reality. This is where the hope lies.
Viva La Revolution! What Can You Expect?
Depending on what house Aquarius occupies in your birth chart, you will feel an urge to reorganize and reform your standard operating procedure. You may experience scarcity for part of this transit, but at the end you will experience increased self-reliance. But at the finish line is a total empowerment of the collective. And that, is a true goal.
Aries Rising: Your call to action is in your friendships sector. Examine who really has your back and is supporting your self-development vs. using your talents without anything in return. Saturn will be sextiling your identity which will gives you self-discipline to create lasting results.
Taurus Rising: Work is asking you to take on new responsibilities. It’s time to level up. Embrace your ability to challenge the status quo. For some of you this may mean a complete change of career. With Uranus and your Ascendant being in a square with Saturn, you might have some sudden changes or make a split decision to leave the security for pursuit of self-worth.
Gemini Rising: You are getting asked to examine how you challenge the boundaries of your mind. Are you thinking of returning to school or traveling extensively? With your Ascendant trining Saturn, the gears are greased and ready to make your goals become reality.
Cancer Rising: It’s time to restructure how you pay off the debts you owe or shared finances. It’s time to examine your long term financial planning. Some of you will be in the market for a new advisor all together.
Leo Rising: Your romantic partnerships are renegotiating the rules and boundaries within the relationship. Perhaps more freedom is in order or responsibilities are getting shifted. For some of you this means a complete ending if you cannot get your needs met. With Saturn in opposition to your Ascendant, you are definitely feeling the push of Me vs. Them. Choices will have to be made.
Virgo Rising: Your daily routine is getting called on the carpet. Do you need to structure in more time for exercise and health? What you have been doing isn’t working anymore. Expect breakthroughs and new habits.
Libra Rising: Your children are questioning the status quo. Expect them to be asking for more independence. You also may have a new creative project that will blow away your expectations. As a whole, this transit will not feel as hard for you as it will for others and will feel like a break from 2017-2020. Enjoy the process!
Scorpio Rising: It may be time to refinance your home, move, or renovate. As this sign likes to explore, you may find yourself moving to a completely new city. This decision will be one not to take lightly as it will have lasting impact. Your Ascendant will be in a square to Saturn indicating that you are making some tough decisions about if this is better for you or others.
Sagittarius Rising: How are your relationships with your siblings? Boundaries and obligations are redefined. With your Ascendant sextiling Saturn, it is a great time to take on any intellectual discipline that needs concentration like learning a foreign language. The rewards are there if you put in the work.
Capricorn Rising: Your individual finances are under the microscope. The way you earn money will experience a shift. You may take on work or freelance. These next few years will not be as revolutionary as 2017-2020 was for you. This is the time to consolidate.
Aquarius Rising: You are being challenged to redefine yourself. It’s time to change how you take responsibility to rework your self-image, health, and independence. The intrinsic evolution will almost feel like a compulsion. These years will set the foundation.
Pisces Rising: Are you your own self undoing? If you are thinking of entering therapy this is a good time to do it. These years might be a good time to prepare for how to become the best version of yourself starting 2023.
What are you looking forward to with Saturn in Aquarius? Let me know in the comments!