It will be there for almost 3 years until end of March 2020, then into Aquarius where is SITS at 1 degree until it moves BACK into Capricorn July 2nd until Dec 16, 2020.

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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 ° 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 a liminal state between an old age that is dying and fiercely trying to hold on to its 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 three years, about midway through its 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 scary 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.


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.


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! (Sometimes a few months longer as it is this time as it goes through Capricorn.) 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.

You may have a confrontation with someone of something when Pluto and Saturn conjoin in 2020. Learning the art of giving and receiving is up for you. Listen to the needs of the other. Listen to the needs of your body and self. Both must seek a balance in order to further you along your path. 

You are in a process of BECOMING and MATURING into something greater than you are right now. You have a mask, a role to play, everyone does. But with Saturn here you may have crystallized some presentation to the outer world that is no longer useful to you. You need to redefine this!

You may need to redefine how you self assert so that how you translate to other people (or animals, etc.) comes through in a way that actually defines who you truly are.  Positive self-assertion is what I'm talking about here. You can expand your field of conscious awareness about your body and how it relates to its surroundings. You may need more freedom of self-expression particularly if you have been hindered by disease, negative personality traits, or too much head-on jousting with others. 

You'll need to expose some aspects of yourself to the outside world. This feels particularly vulnerable to you now. Find ways to build your self confidence so that you can learn better and more effective boundary making. You don't want to just isolate, you won't learn enough that way. It's about YOU and GETTING YOURSELF OUT THERE! You need a larger territory of influence.

Self-knowledge, self-mastery and the use of your will in a positive and life supporting way may be necessary to counter any shyness you have. Saturn softens as you recognize and ask for what you want and need!




House #2 has to do with your possessions and how you acquire them. This house defines your capacity to earn money or create a livelihood. It reflects attitudes about your emotional needs for security. Your possessions and property reflect your true 'values' or, for greater happiness, should reflect what you value both heart and soul. When Saturn enters this house it becomes the force that drives you to acquire what you need now and what you will need in the future to feel and BE secure in life.

This is an Earth house and relates to the sign of Taurus. It will require practical effort on your part to attain what you want. There is a certain fixed aspect to this house. As such it can be about land owned, or real estate as these elements in life give a sense of permanence, stability and fulfill the Taurus, 2nd house need for security.

Your standards, values, honor, confidence, talents - whatever gives you a sense of your self-worth are all tied with this house.


adapted from Manly Hall 

As you increase in consciousness and maturity your experience of what you truly value will change and grow. Your sense of what brings this security is shifting. This will be especially so when Pluto conjoins Saturn in the 2nd house of your chart. What you own or don't own will take on new meaning as you go through this transition.

With Saturn transiting your 2nd house, there may be a fear of poverty. You could experience the lack of material luxuries, even necessities, during this time.

What really brings you security? Your sense of your personal self worth can diminish as you transition from what you have to what you are. But this is not the end-all phase of this transit. 

Pluto comes along to purge you of what you really don't need or VALUE any more, or to change and release OLD VALUES that grew from fear or greed.

Or perhaps you may feel or actually have to do it all alone without help from anyone else whatsoever! This could be frightening indeed.

Saturn will present you with the realities of your financial picture.

And, you will be outgrowing your purely material needs as you comprehend a softer Saturn that places values on "Spirit", on more productive ways of looking at matter. You may look at the renewal and reuse of what you once considered old or looses it's charm as you value the 'earth' more and 'how it looks to the rest of the world' - - less.

Saturn working WITH Pluto can bring in new COURAGE. You purge outgrown ideas of material security and bring in a new meaning for what being secure really means to you.



HOUSE #3 is an air house. It has to do with movement, communication, education, the intellect. This house loves to gather information. Talking, chatting, holding forth, expressing ones opinions all reside here.

So do your vehicles of movement and communication, your cars, computers, and cell phones. Whatever you need to function more easily and efficiently on an everyday level.

Knowledge flows back and forth in this house which is much like Gemini. With Saturn passing through this house you may feel a strain or even fear in your communications. Perhaps you are afraid to say what is really on your mind and in your heart with Saturn here. As Pluto moves closer to Saturn it will become imperative for you to speak up and speak out.

You may need a new car, not out of your desire for a more luxurious vehicle, but sheer necessity.

Perhaps you are being denied an education or feel restricted by not knowing enough in a particular field. As Saturn softens and you realize the kinds of benefits you may receive by increasing your ability to communicate with others, you find a class in communications, or training in your chosen field.

You will find yourself listening more to what is being said, it may be very powerful as Pluto and Saturn come together. Listening becomes a great source of information. Purging old beliefs, attitudes or having a sense of gossip and the damage it does, can become very important to you.

Your everyday communications are more serious when Saturn is passing through your 3rd house. Your depth of thought will increase along with your concentration. The small talk that you used to imbibe in  can become painful as your mind deepens its interests and its ability to 'think'. The attitudes or superficiality you 'used' to experience will no longer be tolerable.

Difficulties with expressing yourself could arise; if you isolate it won't help. There is something you need to articulate. Your personal thoughts and feelings may change dramatically as Pluto conjoins Saturn in this house. As you strive for inner truth, as your mind inquires, as your experiences increase, your attitudes change, you wish to make a more meaningful contribution. Saturn softens you as Pluto purges you of the trite, the untrue, the superficial.

 LISTEN and  and GAIN NEW KNOWLEDGE when Saturn passes through your 3rd house.

In this house, connections with your neighbors, siblings or close friends can become deeper and more meaningful, but first there may be gossip to overcome, old beliefs about who these people really are. There may be much you don't know about your self or how others see you. Saturn is helping you strive for the truth, Pluto is helping you eliminate the senseless suffering of false belief or unknowing.

If Saturn brings depression while it is in this house, you must look to your thinking patterns. You may wish to learn how to write and focus on a gratitude list at this time....or you want to find someone you trust, a counselor or close friend, to share what is happening with you now. Perhaps one of your siblings will be the source of your depression, or a neighbor or do you just need more freedom and a car to get around in? By opening to the 'why' of your depression, more will be revealed to your conscious mind.



"Nurture"                          Sharon Russell

(go to LETS SHOP to see Sharon's cards) She has a lovely poster size piece of art that you may want to mount on your wall or altar space to remind you of how you will need to be especially nurturing to yourself as Saturn passes through this house, #4, or even if it is conjunct your Moon sign as it travels through Capricorn.

In the 4th house Saturn is not at home. Saturn is always trying to achieve some goal or control some situation. That's not bad, but in the fourth house, it is about our FEELINGS more than the goal. It is about tenderness and nurturance of the self and of others. So Saturn though not at home here, CAN learn to release some of it's outer world personae of mastery in order to reach down deep into the reaches of the Soul, your home life. 

Perhaps you are being called to be 'on call' for your parents at this time and that is oppressive for you. Or do you have a son or daughter who is maturing or trying to and it is the cause of much distress in your heart. 

Saturn is earth but it's in a watery sign here and it affects your emotions and the atmosphere that is surrounding you. This could be your home. Issues of inner security and safety come up! Hidden in this house are the instinctual reactions of our youth. What you learned as a child at the tender ages before you had a rational mind or the ability to make your own choices are IN this house. Whatever was imposed on you by this early environment can once again feel heavy or oppressive no matter what age you are now. 

Something in your 'child' psyche must be discovered and brought up to the surface of your awareness. This is especially true if Pluto and Saturn are coming together in your 4th house! Pluto amplifies the psyches need for clearing out past emotional patterns that you used to 'cope' with difficult situations as you were growing up.

Coldness, limitations and authority without love............sigh.....these can arise now.

As Saturn softens your heart, your inner child heart,... that crippling sense of oppression can be released with the help of Pluto. Healing can occur. Your old mistrust of emotional intimacy or feelings of being unloved can be vented. You have the AWARENESS now as an adult to look at where your feelings may have crystallized and be keeping you from entering into love. 

A softer Saturn says that " I can and should nurture myself ....with love, self-acceptance and provide what I need for my inner security". As you expand your field of self-expression through your feelings, your inner strength grows and your SOUL is renewed.

Allow coldness to melt.

Allow 'Integration' and 'Serenity' to grow.

You will learn to minimize your dependencies on others as you discover the beautiful self within, one who has no need to dominate or control others.

"SOLITUDE"                                collage from Dixie G

Sometimes you will need to be left alone (as when Pluto comes to meet Saturn in your 4th house) but at other times you will need to meet with others in order to integrate your emotions with others. If confrontations occur as they may, return to your center by seeking some Solitude, then come out and try again. Through this natural process of inner and outer frames of reference you slowly dissolve old patterns of feeling unloved or uncared for. 

It will take a bit of work, but you can do it!



Saturn goes through the fire as it passes through your 5th house. Love affairs, your children, creativity, investments, your ego or sense of self all are being asked to mature and grow during this time. 

"Lady of the Sun"  LEO   Sharon Russell

This is the house of your individual identity and what it means to you. Even through LOVE, we can get a glimpse of ourselves. Love and romance are in this house to the degree that you are expressing or intuiting your wholeness. How do I appear in this relationship, in this love affair?

Catch yourself being yourself! This is the house where your personal 'dramas' help you to find and discover your 'self'....not the big 'self' of enlightenment, but the little self of ego, of self-expression and creativity. What creates a piece of your own individual identity? With Saturn in Capricorn here, there is a temporary barrier between your 'self' and the usual things you do to express that 'self'. You may feel dry and a lack of creativity during this time. Perhaps your children are demanding your attention through their own maturing, but at the same time, their needs steal your limelight.


The creative flow feels blocked.

Or if it is not blocked, the usual happiness you get from it may not be forthcoming.

Feeling inadequate or insignificant no matter how many talents you have is not uncommon during this time. Disappointments or heartbreaks can come along and take you out of center, your personal CENTER OF SELF is being tested.

You want to be needed and admired, but Saturn just won't let it in!

You must find the secret to your own identity, but not from the outer world.

Concepts such as loyalty, duty, responsibility, and fidelity may become over-exaggerated. These could replace a deeper need for finding the true self.

The key is to UNLOCK YOUR HEART!

Of course, it won't be easy, but JOY and feelings of SIGNIFICANCE can be yours when you add meaning to your creative self-expression. Patience and INSIGHT will be important for you to cultivate!

Those traditional fairy tales where the JEWEL that is guarded by the dragon or hidden away, this is your find this jewel of SELF, nothing much else will do.

When Pluto conjoins this Saturn transit in 2020 you may find yourself with a need to become more generative, to find your specialness.  It will seem imperative. Do you have a special destiny to be fulfilled? This could be your time to reveal it to yourself if not to the world at large. The blocking force may be the social structure itself. You'll have to figure out how to link your purpose to the needs of society. This will requite objectivity, not just creativity.    

Saturn softens and you begin to find your true center...not the one that needed the audience, but the true YOU inside. You will no longer be dependent on whether others recognize you or not. WHAT A RELIEF this can at last recognize your 'Self'.



The significant transit of Saturn in conjunction to Pluto that is coming in 2020 will purge you the outworn whether it be values, institutions, emotions... as it occurs. Later, after Pluto has done its job, and oh, it won't be easy or pleasant, but it will grow you up, up, up and once the growing pains subside, there will be a RAINBOW! Friends, this is a BIG ASTROLOGY happening for the whole world as well as for you individually!

THIS ARTICLE TO BE CONTINUED ........... I will continue with houses #6 through 12 and Saturn's effects as it moves through your the meantime, please do feel free to share this article with others who may be having difficulties and fears associated with their Saturns... you could even decide and enlist others in taking this important 2 1/2 year journey of Saturn in Capricorn together.

Love to all you darling girlfriends, (later, in August, I'll show you how to find Transiting Saturn if you don't already know the meantime, I need a vacation!)

Dixie Gladstone

Feminine Astrology