On Dec. 20, 2017 SATURN MOVED INTO CAPRICORN
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THE NEW SATURN IN CAPRICORN
WHAT, A NEW SATURN? WHERE, AND HOW EVER DID SHE GET THIS IDEA? What was wrong with the old Saturn...................plenty!
SATURN has been traditionally seen as a masculine planet, a planet that represents hierarchy and the patriarchal structures that have been imposed upon us for the last 5, 6, 7 thousand years.
Cultures around the world have used power, money, and the rule of MEN (not women!) as the operating manual on planet earth. About every 700 years (or so) Saturn is INITIATED into a new, more conscious archetypal energy of itself!
Saturn will conjunct Pluto
From April of 2019 through February of 2020 Saturn will in a conjunction with the planet PLUTO. I am counting a 3 degree orb when I give these dates. The degrees of Capricorn will be from apprx. 18 ° to 27 ° Capricorn.....so if you have planets in Capricorn/Cancer/Libra/or Aries at or near these degrees, you will be particularly affected.
Pluto acts like the initiator. It can give you a feeling of powerlessness to the vast collective and social happenings around you and on the entire planet. You could feel 'a victim' but you will also be given the opportunity to surrender old values and paradigms that Pluto will undertake to destroy. We are in a cycle of "composting the dregs" of the current culture so that it can be transformed into a vehicle for the Aquarian Age.
But we are not there yet!
We are in between the ages now....in a liminal state between an old age that is dying and fiercely trying to hold on to it's old operating manual and a new time that has been promised by so many prophecies of old.
Our user guide is changing....we need a new way to operate on this planet.....this is expressly for the PEOPLE on PLANET EARTH!
I love this term, "operating manual". Daniel Giamario uses it in his Shamanic Astrology with his brilliant and cutting edge insight into the transformation that is taking place on our planet now. You can go HERE to learn more about Daniel, the founder of Shamanic Astrology. I can't say enough about his brilliant, flexible mind!
Pluto will step up the job of Saturn and transform Him (Saturn has been considered a masculine planet for thousands of years. FATHER SATURN) from a patriarchal HE to a gentler more EARTH CENTERED version- it will no longer be about HIS Story dominated and told by the conquerors of old. Rather it will be about the connection we have via this amazing EARTH ruled planet, to Mother Earth herself AND to Mother Gaia's relationship to the greater cosmos, the Great Mystery itself.
We are leaving the old Greek/Roman image of Saturn as a patriarchal ruler into a new FATHER FIGURE of maturity, a wisdom-keeper, into one who gives comfort and brings security not through fear and repression but rather through the wisdom of the heart and the intuitive knowing of what is right for the new culture we are birthing on earth during these times.
We are moving from the flickering but inspirational Fire Sign of Sagittarius, to a NEW Capricorn in a stable, practical Earth sign. .. but we must leave behind the masculine-dominated earth sign of hierarchy and patriarchy. We are moving from a strictly masculine sign to a more FEMININE attuned SATURN and her benevolent masculine counterpart.
Capricorn as a "culture bearer" must now rebuild old structures that can house the needs and values of many peoples over many years to come. It will aim for structures that take into account the needs of a larger population, one with an expanding consciousness, greater awareness and value for human life AND for the life of the Earth and all beings on it. More than it has ever known before.
As Saturn travels through the seasonal sign of Capricorn for the next 2 and 1/2 years, about midway through it's journey, it will be met by Pluto!
Capricorn honors the elders, the grandmothers and grandfathers who have always loved us. This sign's meaning is shifting toward a softer Saturn, a more feminine way of living. As an EARTH sign that represents entire cultures, it is shifting towards a connection with EARTH that will carry us into a new operating manual and a new set of rules for how to live on Earth, Mother Gaia.
We are at the end of an old age and the beginning of another and as such we are in an in-between place, a liminal zone of unknown outcomes. So, yes, it is a bit scarey out there and inside most of us too. We, each one of us, must make this shift with our heart and mind intent. We are awakening!
You are not alone if you feel fear and daily unsettled feelings.
Truly, it may not seem as if Saturn is softening, especially with all of the political and environmental tragedies that are occurring - but it is so. We cannot go back. Saturn will pull us toward a society where longevity and wisdom and the practical needs of leading a daily life at a level of prosperity that all can share in will become a value for a new time.
A BIT OF US HISTORY
The Iroquois Indians showed the USA how to set up its rule book: but we left something out when we used their model: we did not elect a council of Grandmothers, a council of wise women, to choose our leaders. If, said the Iroquois, we leave out anything, it will not result in a good thing.
We also left out the wisdom of creating only that which will enhance, not harm, the next 7 Generations that follow each of us.
I don't need to go into the grim results we see all around us because of our immaturity as a nation to recognize the wisdom of our elders.
A NEW EARTH = HUMANS AS CARETAKERS OF MOTHER GAIA
But all is not lost and the wheel is turning into a new direction, the direction of Aquarian democracy and equality, of new ways of education, of universal health care for all.
Saturn is one of the planets that rules Aquarius. Saturn makes the rule book and stabilizes the structures that sustain through cultural integrity.
"How will Saturn affect my chart?"
As Saturn travels through Capricorn it will go through one (or perhaps two) of the houses of your astrology chart. But business will not go on as usual even though it may seem to at first. The great change-maker Pluto will see to that!
We will need to be aware of the SHADOW aspect of Saturn with Pluto - it is powerful. We are on the "Need to know" page now.
We also want to be open to any possible 'softening to Saturn' areas of our chart!
SATURN TRANSITS ONE OR TWO OF YOUR HOUSES WHILE IT IS TRANSFORMED BY PLUTO! GET READY! THIS WILL NOT BE AN EASY CHANGE....but we have one another and we have the cosmic Mother's plan in our beautiful sky to witness and give us the signs and creative intelligence to move into this new era.
So let's pull out our astrology charts now and see which house Saturn will transit as it moves into and through Capricorn!
THE HOUSES #1 (Aries) through 12 (Pisces)
By the way, TRANSIT means that Saturn (or it could apply to any planet or asteroid Goddess) is moving along somewhere in your chart. Planets pass through the houses or segments of your chart. They can take as little as a few days to many years to make a pass through. There are 12 houses in everyone's astrology chart. The above wheel gives you a simplified version of what each HOUSE represents.
We'll look at the meaning of SATURN IN CAPRICORN as it passes through each house from now through 2020 and take a look at some of the experiences you might be challenged with. Saturn is in a sign for 2/1/2 years! That means it will spend about 2 and 1/2 years in any given house - this will vary depending on whether you have an intercepted house, that's a house that has a sign "sandwiched" in the middle of it. If you have that kind of chart it could add as much as another year or two to the time Saturn spends in that house.
BTW, as you read each Saturn transit by house, go back and read some of them even if they don't apply to you...they may apply to your children, your spouse, someone you care about....just by introducing the idea of a SOFTER SATURN you will be opening your HEART to not only what fears hold you back, but what fears hold others back as well. You can become a support for them and they for you! This is part of why we study ASTROLOGY - to forgive ourselves for our shortcomings, and to forgive others theirs! Forgiveness and understanding gives you a more direct line into your SOUL.
You will gain more access to a way of bringing your spirituality into your everyday life and way of thinking. Everything in and around you is made of SPIRIT. You encounter spirit in every person that you meet and interact with. SPIRIT is not 'out there' it is 'in you' and in every person, animal, plant, rock or mountain that you encounter.
House #1 is your personality, how you look, how tall or short, full and round or long and thin your are. It is the first impression people get of you as you walk into the room. It has to do with the growth of your Self as an individual. This house is about 'me' and the clan or group you are a part of. As Saturn enters your first house, it becomes part of the force that drives you to establish a personality that you use to interact with the outside world.
Saturn in CAPRICORN in the first house begins a NEW CYCLE OF PERSONAL GROWTH and understanding about yourself. You will be more serious during this time. You may be focused on perfecting some aspect of your body or person that will carry you closer to the goals of a more ideal you! You will become more mature as you spend time reflecting and working on personal growth. The changes you make in yourself can be long lasting and have value because they free you up from an old way of life....AFTER you do your personal work and reflection.
The SHADOW of Capricorn in this house can mean you try too hard to be perfect, your ego becomes so involved in the process of making your body or personality so perfect - your expectations for yourself are so high that you may actually 'limit' yourself by overdoing the struggle to be yourself. Perhaps this makes you feel it is not worth it to try for such a high ideal...............take a DEEP BREATH if this is happening to you.
You will need to protect yourself with good boundaries. You may even need to be fierce in order to do so. ARIES (like the first house) can be a 'wild woman' protecting her tribe as well as herself. You may receive a higher calling from your soul when Pluto and Saturn move together in 2020!
Remember that a softer SATURN has more round edges and does not require the perfection of the old Saturn that had to do or die! It is enough to set your goal and move in that direction. After all, this Aries, 1st house, Saturn brings with it some timidity and fear of full self expression. It's important to recognize you are working toward something that you are only beginning in the FIRST HOUSE of your chart!
The first house is your BODY.
Vulnerable Saturn in your 1st house - is not unlike if you had a Saturn in Aries - you are trying to adjust to the conditions of your inner world and to integrate your innermost thoughts and feelings and personal life events to the outer world.
Treat your body with gentle loving care and kindness as it travels through your first house with Capricorn.
THIS ARTICLE TO BE CONTINUED ........... I will continue with houses #2 through 12 and Saturn's affects as it moves through your chart....in the mean time, think about your Capricorn rising friends because they will be going through what I have just talked about and will need your support for all their efforts!