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Saturn In Capricorn – How It Will Affect You – Big Changes Ahead!

“Welcome to the Karma Cafe – there are no menus. You will get served what you deserve”

Imagine you are a customer of the Karma Cafe. You are anxiously waiting for your order – what will you get served?

Chances are, you already know what is in the menu for you. With Saturn, you always know where you stand. Saturn is the lord of karma – a reminder that what goes around, comes around.

Saturn is also the ruler of Capricorn. Capricorn rules the Midheaven, which is the highest possible expression of our natal chart, of our karma. Unlike the Ascendant, you are not your Midheaven. You BECOME your Midheaven. And this is the key of understanding Saturn – Saturn is the karma you can change, Saturn is your opportunity to make your life better.


Karma does not have to be fatalistic. Karma is a Sanskrit word that translates to ‘action’ – it simply means every action you take has a reaction. It also means that you are in control of which action you choose to take.

“All barriers are on my side”

A simple truth – but how many times are we tempted to blame others, our parents, our friends, our colleagues, our partner, the government, the society?

Saturn is a reminder that all the barriers are on our side – for the simple reason that it is little we can change about the world, but we can – always – change ourselves.

Karma denotes a cycle of cause and effect.

Sometimes you’re lucky, sometimes not. But at the end of the line, you reap what you sow. No one can escape this simple, but fundamental condition of life.

Did you always do your best at work, but your efforts never got noticed? Have you always been a loving partner but the others did not appreciate you?

Just like a balance sheet, the assets match the liabilities. Saturn makes sure everything is fair, and balanced.

If you do the work, Saturn will pay you dividends. Saturn in Capricorn will bring justice for all. If you did the work in the past (and of course you did, there is at least one area of your life where you gave more than you received) then Saturn will finally reward your efforts.

What does that mean with Saturn’s entrance into Capricorn?

In Capricorn, Saturn returns HOME. He has been in a pilgrimage for the last 26 years, but now is finally the time to come back, to fulfill his promise, to show the word what he has learned, to teach others the art of patience and perseverance.

In Capricorn, Saturn is in his element – he operates at maximum efficiency and fulfills his promise. The bad? If you don’t do the work, Saturn will not be too nice to you. But if you do, then anything – literally anything – is possible.

Saturn and Capricorn are associated with traditions and hierarchies, but what Saturn in Capricorn really stands for is achieving the best possible version of himself. And yes, the world works in such a way, that most of the time, you have to follow the rules, you have to go with the regulations – if you want to become successful.

But Saturn in Capricorn is as cardinal as you can get. It’s not necesarily the structure that he likes (Capricorn is not a fixed sign afterall), but to get things done, to move forward. And if for this he needs to sign some papers and follow some directives, he will do it, because the goat has to climb to the top of the mountain, no matter what.

Saturn in Capricorn is like the American dream. Anyone can become successful, as long as they are willing to put the work.

At the beginning of the transit (until it goes retrograde) Saturn comes with a reality check: he will show you the status quo of your life: if your life is great, great! If it is not, then Saturn will show you what must change, and what do you need to do to make it happen.

When Saturn will turn retrograde, you will have the chance to adjust and revise. If you do so, and don’t resist change, by the time Saturn conjuncts Pluto in January 2020 the rewards will come. Rewards like nothing you had before.

Saturn will spend almost 3 years in Capricorn, from December 2017 until December 2020 – this is the perfect time to restructure you life, to make it better, to go to the next level of your existence.

What is amazing about the Saturn transit in Capricorn is that it makes mainly positive aspects to the outer planets: a trine by sign to Uranus, a sextile to Pluto and a sextile to Neptune. Never in the recorded history did Saturn in Capricorn make so positive aspects. This is truly remarkable.

How will you experience the influence of Saturn in Capricorn in the next 3 years? It depends which house in your natal chart will be transited by Saturn. You will most likely experience a shift already on December 21st – a particular area of your life will suddenly become more prominent.

What you can expect from Saturn in Capricorn according to your Ascendant sign:

Aries Ascendant – Saturn in your 10th house: you can completely restructure your life – your career, your relationships, your home and family. Later in the transit, you can find your true vocation and get the recognition you deserve.

Taurus Ascendant – Saturn in your 9th house: you can change some limiting beliefs, some things you believed in all your life will not be so relevant anymore. This is a good time to travel, study, or become yourself, a teacher.

Gemini Ascendant – Saturn in your 8th house: great time for deep, psychological transformation. You can become more interested in psychology, in occult, in spirituality. You might need to let go of some old identifications of the self, but by the end of the transit, deep healing is possible. Time to take charge of your intimacy and sexuality.

Cancer ascendant – Saturn in your 7th house: relationships will come into focus, you will feel compelled to have a mature, fulfilling relationship. You can either improve your existing relationship – if it is built on solid grounds – or terminate it, if it is not. All kind of partnerships – personal and business – will become more official, you can sign important papers or get married.

Leo ascendant – Saturn in your 6th house: your health and well-being will come into focus. You will have the opportunity to become more productive, efficient, and bring more structure to your daily life. Being of service to others will bring you fulfillment.

Virgo Ascendant – Saturn in your 5th house: you will learn to express your gifts and talents in a more constructive way – having fun will not only be about having fun, but also about sharing your creativity with others – you can become an artist, a freelancer, a performer, an entrepreneur. Relationships with children can improve.

Libra Ascendant – Saturn in your 4th house: your family, especially the women in your family, your home will come into focus. If you want children, this is a good time to become a parent. Cut ties with superficial people and focus only on who matters most.

Scorpio Ascendant – Saturn in your 3rd house: you can develop your skills, learn something new. This is also a great time to improve your communication skills – sometimes you are saying more when you are saying less. Join a Toastmasters club. Practice active listening. Your relationships with siblings can improve.

Sagittarius Ascendant – Saturn in your 2nd house: your financial situation can improve, but for this you need to become more disciplined with your budget. Pay off the debt, start saving, work on your money mindset. This is a good time to start your own business.

Capricorn Ascendant – Saturn in your 1st house: major reset in all areas of your life. You are no longer satisfied with half measures and you will be willing to become more responsible and mature to get to the next level of your life. Your health or career can come into focus.

Aquarius Ascendant – Saturn in your 12th house: you can finally complete a chapter of our life, put an ending to something that no longer serves your growth, get rid of self-sabotaging thoughts or behaviors.

Pisces Ascendant – Saturn in your 11th house: some of your long term goals can finally come true. But for this, you need to learn how to collaborate with others better. You can let go of some friendships which are not productive, and instead meet people with whom you share the same vision.

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8 thoughts on “Saturn In Capricorn – How It Will Affect You – Big Changes Ahead!

  1. I’m looking at a Saturn return in 2020…

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  6. What a beautiful picture, I would like that on my wall. Thank you for a more balanced view of Saturn. I think of Saturn as someone who stands in your way, like a parent who says you cannot stay out till 11pm, if you do then you are not safe, if you disobey me then you must accept the consequences will can echo for decades in your Karma. Its easy to see Saturn as just restriction but really Saturn is caring about you and stopping you from making awful mistakes. Wish I’d known this 30 years ago. I have now had my 2nd Saturn return and I took what I painfully learned the first time around and listened to Saturn this time. Saturn always rewards you with small gifts if you listen I have found. Loved this article.

  7. How can Saturn sextile Pluto when they are both in the same sign?

    1. Jupiter sextile Pluto

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