Saturn into Aquarius thru March 2023 - working through our collective karma with trauma, innovative/alien tech becomes reality, taking personal responsibility for the group, new rules for society/social media, an old man gets his first computer


At 12:04AM EST last night, Saturn exited his home sign of Capricorn for his other (ancient) home sign of Aquarius (he shares rulership of this place with Uranus, so if Cappy is his main dig, Aqua is his second home in the mountains, that condo with the noisy and unpredictable neighbor). This timing is good news because that pile-up in Cappy will start to break up before Mercury and the Sun get back there. 

Saturn dipped his big toe into Aquarius back on March 21, 2020 - this was a kind of preview of what was to come - new rules/limits/boundaries. Then he retrograded back into Capricorn on July 1, 2020 and we re-did those final Cappy degrees again


Now he's back in Aquarius for the long haul - through March 7, 2023. Deep breath Aquas.


Our Capricorn natal house is freed up from Saturn's restriction. So yes, our problems are over and yes, there is a whole new set of problems over there. But at least they will be new problems. His move out of Capricorn will feel good, but because this is a house where we are naturally structured and regulated, we might not feel it as strongly as we would when he leaves another house. Plus he is co-ruler of Aquarius so strong here, too. If we have used Saturn well the last two and a half years we could see rewards for our past efforts come in now.


In general Aquarius rules the people, the future, technology, the internet, our higher mind (hive mind), our groups, our friends (not super close friends necessarily, sometimes older sibs show up here or unusual siblings), our causes, our eccentricities/freak flags, astrology, the goals that bring us into connection with other people, aliens, the unusual/chaotic/disruptive/sometimes traumatic. Aquarius is the space in our natal chart where it's never going to work to follow the crowd just for the sake of fitting in. Our rough, uncomfortable edges are there for a reason. Something here or something within your natal/progressed Aquarius house theme can become more work/demand greater responsibilities now. It can feel more limited/restricted, but should over time become more solid/stable. 


This transit is a pretty good indication we are not going to be as social as we used to be (other than online) for still some time and that our responsibilities to the group/collective will continue.

Our Aqua planets/points will feel the intensity of this (and Jupiter is about to join Saturn here - we will talk about this in a BIG post). Our Leo planets will get the opposition which can bring a challenge or conclusion (for Leo risings, maybe within a close relationship). Our Taurus and Scorpio planets get the squares. Taurus, maybe through financial situations that require us to conserve or protect what we own/stake our claim. Scorpios might have to confront limits/boundaries, deal with control issues (for Scorp risings maybe confront a partner or someone else's limits/aging). The other air planets - Gemini and Libra - get the smooth/productive trines. Helpful where we have been indecisive or unfocused.

Ultimately Saturn is paving the way for Pluto's entry into Aquarius in 2023 which will shift everything - in Aquarius we have Saturn paving the way for Pluto, whereas in Capricorn we had Pluto ripping out the pavement in preparation for Saturn! Between now and 2023 we are kind of in the birth canal of the New Age of Aquarius. Past the point we always died before (our past lives/ancestors) within a very important collective story-line (about how we deal with power), but not totally spawned into this new reality/timeline either. 


Many important choices lie ahead of us ...

Now, Saturn is going to get all the way to 13 degrees Aquarius on May 23, 2021 when he will station retrograde until October 10, 2021 when he will station direct at 6 degrees. So, that 6-13 degrees will get the three-peating Saturnian intensity this year - our Aqua planets the conjunction, Leo the opposition and Scorpio/Taurus the squares. And our air planets those smooth trines. In 2022, it will be 18-25 degrees that will get the intense three-peat. 


While Saturn is in Aquarius he will meet Jupiter once on the Winter Solstice.


He will square Uranus (in Taurus) three times - these are BIG deal aspects, the modern and ancient rulers of Aquarius duking it out - February 9, 2021 (7 degrees), June 14, 2021 (13 degrees, also the degree of his station three weeks earlier, so we can see he is taking a long squat here at 13) and December 24, 2021 (yes, Christmas Eve!) at 11 degrees - this one will deliver the final blow/the result.

He will sextile, so opportunities for healings of old/deep woundings, Chiron (in Aries) three times - February 9, 2021 (6 degrees - remember this is also the degree he will station direct the following October, so will be doubly important), June 24, 2021 (12 degrees) and finally on November 26, 2021 (8 degrees) - again, here, the final result. 

He will trine the North Node (in Gemini) once, on April 11, 2021 at 12 degree - brakes off on our future.

In the end, Saturn ALWAYS rewards our patience/hard work. ALWAYS. We are going to talk about this more as we move through this and also in the BIG Jupiter/Saturn post this weekend. For the first year Saturn is in Aquarius, we will have Jupiter in Aquarius, too. This is a protective influence, but can also make some situations even bigger. And keep in mind, Aquarius's other ruler, unpredictable/"don't fence me in" change-maker Uranus is going to be squaring both Jupiter and Saturn. 


We are going to have to feel our way through much of this as we go along. This is about working through our collective karma (Saturn) with trauma (Aquarius)


and ultimately, no matter what we think we know, Aquarius is uncharted/alien (and so chaotic) territory - there is no map. 


We will run through the signs and I will admit I tossed this up rather quickly and we have to keep in mind those squares from our Taurus houses (Uranus!) and healing opportunities to our Aries houses (Chiron) which I haven't factored into these short paragraphs. This is geared to rising signs (sign on your first house cusp), but bringing your Sun to the first house cusp - making it your rising sign, can usually work, too - feel around, see what fits. 


As always take what helps and leave the rest:

ARIES (Aquarius 11th house) - Saturn coming home to your 11th house of friendships, groups and the internet says it is time to take this stuff seriously. Some friendships will end and others will become more committed. Your relationship to the "group" may require you to step into added responsibility and pressure. The good news for you dear Aries is Saturn is 'exiting stage left' your 10th house of career so work pressures will start to ease up. Changes to your career are possible - if something ends now, it is meant to end - let it go. Rewards for your hard work at work could come in now, too


TAURUS (Aquarius 10th house) - Saturn coming home to your 10th house of career/public image says it is time to take this stuff seriously - yes, I know you already take this stuff seriously Taurus! But, now you will be required to step up to the plate, step into your responsibility, change what isn't working to see results - there will be rewards over the next two to three years for the hard work you put into this area of life. Any slacking off/shortcuts will come back to bite you in the butt. If you are dragging around a dead career Saturn will see to it that it gets a nice funeral. A brand new career is possible. You might have to build it from the ground up.

GEMINI (Aquarius 9th house) - Saturn coming home to your house of travel, higher education, foreign people/places, legal issues, publishing, weddings, the media says it is time to take this stuff seriously. Sober and dedicated efforts made in any of these directions will pay off over time. A half-assed attempt at anything here will land you on it. For your sake I hope it's bouncy. The best news for you may be that Saturn is 'exiting stage left' your 8th house of other people's resources/money, debts, loans, taxes, sex, intimacy, reproduction, so situations dealing with these issues will start to ease up and rewards will come in for your hard work over the last three years within these areas. Do I hear a collective Gemini sigh of relief? YES!

CANCER (Aquarius 8th house) - Saturn coming home to your 8th house of other people's resources, sex, death, intimacy, debts, taxes, loans, inheritance, spouse's income says it is time to take this stuff seriously. What is mine? What is theirs? What is ours? Over the next two and a half to three years these issues will become more clearly defined. I am not going to sugar-coat this, this is a tough transit. You have had Saturn in your relationship house for the last couple years, and that hasn't been a picnic either. Alot of what happens now will depend on what you worked through then. A relationship could end or maybe the intimacy just kind of fades to black for a bit. Now stuff has been known to "rise from the ashes" in the 8th house, but it is going to take work. And that is OK. The 8th house is your natural Aquarius house - the space you have always had to do things a little differently - so now you have solid Saturn to give you a wall to push against. The wall is your friend. You've got this thing Cancer! 

LEO (Aquarius 7th house) - Saturn coming home to your 7th house of partnerships says it is time to take this stuff seriously. Relationships started over the next couple years could bring you additional responsibilities. Business partnerships will require firm rules of duty and obligation and firm boundaries. Existing relationships will become more clearly defined as parties become more self-sufficient and self-governing. If you are relying on someone else for something you should be doing for yourself or carrying for yourself, that kind of dependency will end. Committed relationships could strengthen and casual relationships could commit. Anything less than that will fade to black. Saturn's 'exit stage left' from your 6th house of health and your day-to-day routine should lighten your load in these areas. Whew!

VIRGO (Aquarius 6th house) - Saturn coming home to your 6th house of health and your day-to-day routine says it is time to take this stuff seriously. What you eat, how you move your body, what you do everyday, any health issues will require your committed focus. This is an excellent transit (the next three years) to "get your act together". Tend to medical issues as they crop up. Take care of yourself. There could be changes in your daily routine due to increased responsibilities/work load. Saturn is 'exiting stage left' your 5th house of children, romance, creative projects - something here that has required your hard work has peaked/culminated.

LIBRA (Aquarius 5th house) - Saturn coming home to your 5th house of children, creative projects, FUN and romance says it is time to take this stuff seriously. This is the Leo ruled house we talked about all through 2019 - what does your heart want? Well, you are about to find out dear Libra. This stuff won't come easy - you are going to have to work for it and plan for it, but Saturn assures that much can be accomplished here if you step into your responsibility. Saturn is 'exiting stage left' your 4th house of home and family so pressure here will start to ease up. 

SCORPIO (Aquarius 4th house) - Saturn coming home to your 4th house of home and family says it is time to take this stuff seriously. The cracks in your foundation will be mended over the next three years or the whole place will be torn down. Additional responsibilities within the home or for family members is likely. Home businesses will require additional time commitments and hard work to succeed. Family situations will worsen if neglected. If you move homes during this transit the move is likely to be long-lasting and bring stability. Be sure any home renovations are done with quality products and responsible vendors. The good news Saturn is exiting stage left your 3rd house of communication - all that third house stuff (your conversations, writings, sibling situations, local community interactions, transportation/tech snafus) will become less of a struggle.

SAGITTARIUS (Aquarius 3rd house) - Saturn coming home to your 3rd house of communication, writing, speaking, the local community, siblings, transportation says it is time to take this stuff seriously. Thoughts become things now so think about what you are thinking about. Words need to be more deliberately used. Relationships within your local community or with siblings become more sober. You could be required to step up or into your own authority in some way. Learning, teaching, writing will bring rewards but require hard work. Official documents will be signed. Verbal and written commitments should be taken very seriously because they will be built to last. Saturn's 'exit stage left' of your 2nd house of finances should ease up the pressure here. 

CAPRICORN (Aquarius 2nd house) - Saturn coming home to your 2nd house of finances, self-esteem and personal resources says it is time to take this stuff seriously. Start a budget. Do it now. Know where your money is coming from and where it is going. Streamline. Trim the fat. Saturn will firm up your financial foundation by requiring you to be responsible and disciplined with your resources. The best news for you is Saturn is exiting your sign - YAY! - the things you have worked hard with and committed to over the last two and half to three years will bring rewards now.  

AQUARIUS (Aquarius 1st house) - Saturn is coming home to your 1st house of yourself dear Aqua. Yes, you like your freedom, but unlike the other signs when Saturn comes to call - you are ready for him since he co-rules your sign! His move into your first house could require you to step into a new responsibility and deal with added pressure and authority. Your entire persona could change over the next three years. You will be ambitious. There's that mountain. Here you are. Enjoy the view, because I know you are going to reach the top! 

PISCES (Aquarius 12th house) - Saturn coming home to your 12th house of what is happening behind the scenes and what is hidden from view says it is time to take this stuff seriously. Make the time to be alone. Make the time to meditate. Make time for music/art. Do charity work. Something will be pulled out of the closet and worked through during Saturn's stay here. Tend to your health. Something major will end to free up the time/space. Saturn here is preparing you for the years ahead when Saturn moves into Pisces in March 2023. You will be ready! 

xo all


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