Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. It rules Aries and is exalted in Capricorn. This fiery planet is masculine in action, versus softer more receptive Venus. When strong in the chart it can indicate a volatile temper, and also great courage. Its position indicates how your personality will assert itself, and what modes of activity will stimulate your physical energies.
Jupiter is the planet of faith, positivism and optimism. It rules Sagittarius and is exalted in Cancer. Jupiter represents the principle of expansion, versus contraction as represented by Saturn and the aspirations of the higher self. Its position in the chart indicates how your faith will be expressed, and what modes of activity will stimulate self-confidence. More about Jupiter This includes disciplive, punctuality, and the conservation of material resources. More about Saturn Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolutionary vision, the urge for change and the ability to visualize new possibilities.
Uranus rules Aquarius, and is exalted in Scorpio. It is also associated with mental studies, electricity and astrology. Its position indicates the arena of originality and freedom from conventional thinking in your life. More about Uranus Neptune represents the universal ocean of oneness with all beings. It is thus highly compassionate, also idealistic, imaginative and self login or even self undoing, and can be associated with drugs or media, as fantasy expressions.
Neptune rules Pisces, and finds its exaltation in Cancer. Its position indicates where there may be confusion and also great creativity in poetic or musical fields. Neptune has been called the higher octave of Venus. More about Neptune Pluto is a force for change that can be destructive in its power. Pluto rules Scorpio, and is exalted in Leo. Pluto is related to will, and intense passion, and has a reputation for ruthlessness.
As god of the underworld Pluto brings the deepest compulsions into the light. Its position indicates areas of life that must ultimately become transformed as part of the soul's evolution. More about Pluto Chiron is a small planet, or 'planetoid' that was only discovered in , and which has already shown itself to be quite powerful in an individual's chart. Occupying an eccentric orbit between Saturn and Uranus, and named for the centaur physician of Greek myth who taught ancient wisdom to mankind, Chiron represents the archetype of the "Wounded Healer" and is associated with shamanism and going within to heal oneself.
Its discovery is synchronous with the rise of the holistic health movement. Chiron's position in the chart reveals where one has been wounded, and where also there is the opportunity for discovering healing from within and sharing this discovery with other people, since from our wounds arises our compassion for the suffering of others. The position of Chiron, by house and sign, can also show where we have talent and access to ancient wisdom, as well as where we may depart from the mainstream in service to a higher practicality.
Those with prominent Chiron are likely to be educators and spiritual healers. More about Chiron As goddess of the harvest and the natural process of fertility and renewal, Ceres represents the process of nurturing and motherhood in an individual chart, and has been attributed to the sign Cancer as a co-ruler with the Moon, as well as to the signs of Taurus, Scorpio and Virgo. More about Ceres The astrology of the asteroid Pallas indicates the creative use of the mental faculty in combination with ageless wisdom, and is also involved with the arts, especially the plastic arts such as sculpture and pottery, and with medicinal remedies.
More about Pallas The astrology of Juno indicates partnering energy of intimate relationships, as in the more modern issues of where the boundaries are with another person, how much sharing is appropriate, versus holding back, are there issues of bitterness and jealousy, or projected authority and control onto another person, and intimacy needs in general. More about Juno In the astrology of Vesta issues of sexuality and completeness unto oneself predominate.
Possible associations are the woman or man who chooses celibacy, but as a nun or monk takes on a higher purpose than normal family life, also issues of sexuality and who is ultimately served in the process, self or other. More about Vesta While the lower expression of Eris might manifest as the lust for struggle and violence, there is also a more positive manifestation in the most basic defense of one's rights in standing up to established power, by violence if necessary. By recognizing and coming to terms with this potentially violent factor in ourselves we can grow as humans and become more whole.
The astrology of Haumea seems to be related to love of the natural world and to the fecundity of natural process. This archetype thus signals profound connection to Nature, connection to Source, and a form of natural charisma. More about Haumea The astrology of Makemake is related to love of the natural world and to the activism associated with defending the environment. This archetype thus signals a profound connection to nature that is quite similar to the archetype of Haumea, his fellow traveler in the Kuiper Belt, with the same astronomical designation and also named from the pantheon of indigenous gods and goddesses.
More about Makemake The Part of Fortune from the Latin Pars Fortuna is the only Arabian astrology part still commonly used in modern astrology. It indicates an area of life that is a fortunate one for the native. The house in which the Part of Fortune is placed indicates an area of your life which is likely to be a successful one for you; an area where the applications of your skill will bear fruit. Its is where you will find good luck and happiness.
More about the Planetary Bodies The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also referred to as the dragon's head, The North Node indicates your goals. The placement of the North Node indicates work that needs to be done in your life, or new faculties that need to be developed in the present lifetime.
Also known as the dragon's tail, the South Node indicates areas of mastery, often from a previous lifetime. Aries people tend to be energetic, forceful and outgoing. They are good at getting things done, although they prefer starting to finishing. Like the energy of the first rush of spring, they move into the world in a headstrong, pioneering way.
Aries people are likely to rush into things before reflecting, and may also be impatient or unwilling to sit back and allow events to mature. More about Aries Taureans revel in the pleasures of life. They crave the security and comfort of relaxing in the warmth of their home environment. They value the senses and the enjoyment of material things. Taureans are likely to work hard to make their home an attractive one. They also have the makings of a healer and have a large capacity for kindness.
More about Taurus Gemini is the sign associated with communication, logical thought processes based on duality and the conscious mind. Gemini people tend to be airy and intellectual, glib of tongue and curious about life and other people. They can experience two sides of things at the same time, and may tend to be flighty. More about Gemini Cancerians are nurturing and protective of others. Their ruling planet is the Moon, and they tend to be moody, with constantly changing emotions.
Cancerians are also likely to be security-conscious and highly value their home life. They may appear passive, and tend to rely on their feelings to make decisions. They are subtle, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around them. More about Cancer Leos are likely to express themselves in dramatic, creative and assertive ways.
They are also likely to enjoy the warmth of the physical Sun. Leos have great energy, courage and honesty. They are likely to be self-confident and maybe even a bit self-indulgent as they expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Leos can be quite determined and usually get their way when they really want to. They also possess great integrity, and are a natural leader. Virgos love work, service to others and the gathering of the fruits of the material world, as symbolized by the harvest. They are also likely to be a good conversationalist, with wide-ranging knowledge and interesting ideas.
They can be analytical and perhaps overly fond of detail, with perfectionist tendencies, and they may miss out on the big picture by concentrating on the micro. It also benefits them to learn the fine line between discrimination and criticism. More about Virgo Libra is the sign of harmony and relationship.
The Sun in Libra is at the time of the Equinox, when day equals night, and similarly Libra strives for balance between polarities. Librans are known for their good taste, elegance and charm. They are seekers of harmony and beauty. More about Libra Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth.
Their emotions run deep. Scorpios have great personal magnetism and great powers of persuasion or even the ability to coerce others. More about Scorpio Sagittarius is an optimistic, positive-thinking sign associated with the quest for freedom from all restriction as well as idealism, religion and philosophy. Sagittarians are direct and forthright, good-natured and affirmative in their outlook. Life feels robust and stable, and the benefits of this influence are likely to be felt most strongly when Saturn officially forms a trine to your Sun or Ascendant.
Now and until December , you are likely to enjoy many opportunities to set your life in order. Saturn is in very good shape, transiting in harmony to your sign and also transiting the area of your solar chart that it rules. Your belief system or personal philosophy may go through a transformation, particularly in when Saturn and Pluto align in this sector. Saturn rules the sector of your solar chart that rules intimacy, sharing, and shared finances, or money and property that comes from a source other than your own personal income.
There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life while Saturn transits its own area from December 19th, , until , as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen. This year, those born in the first eleven days of Gemini, and those with a Gemini Ascendant of degrees are most affected.
Tests can come to your financial and intimate worlds during this cycle. You may be dealing with fears of surrendering yourself, emotionally or financially, to others. Support from others may not be as forthcoming as it has been in the past. This requires you to assume more independence in terms of making a living. Emotionally, there can be a feeling that others are not as supportive. There can be delays or difficulties in general when it comes to getting what you want or need from others. Intimacy may seem to dry up before it gets better, but it does get better!
These are unlikely to be drastic changes, but rather more along the lines of slow but sure progress, little by little. While this period can be a tad difficult at times, particularly when Saturn forms a quincunx to your Sun or Ascendant, there are some dazzling spots, making it a rewarding period overall, particularly if you focus more on long-term benefits and less on short-term frustrations. Saturn occupies a sign that it rules, Capricorn, during this period, and performs very well here as a result. How do you handle power? Your desire nature? Intimate relationships? What kind of obsessions and addictions do you have?
What are your deep-rooted compulsions? What are your unhealthy attachments? With Saturn transiting your eighth house, you are aiming to answer these questions truthfully and honestly. At the beginning of the transit, you may be especially sensitive to what seems like outer world pressures that force you to examine and question some of your deepest desires and attachments. These include your sexual relationships, your finances especially with regards to debts, obligations, and shared finances , and your need for control. Dissatisfaction and frustrations getting what you want, especially with reference to relationships with others and with your financial resources, may be felt now.
Now with Saturn in Capricorn, you may be facing the challenges of a long-term partnership, including sharing finances, power dynamics, and sexual routine, or facing the challenges of living your life without a partner and getting your needs met. You may find that previous methods of controlling your environment and the people in your lives simply are not effective anymore. You may not even be aware of how you have been employing power and control to date.
Now is the time to get in touch with yourself and motivations. Another realm over which the eighth house reigns is our mortality. With Saturn here, we become much more aware of our mortality. Just as Saturn transits to our Sun or Ascendant make us more conscious of our age, Saturn transiting the eighth house often brings with it a realization that our time will one day come. Of course, we know this as a fact at the back of our minds, but Saturn has a way of bringing this more strongly to our attention. For example, there may be a loss of one form of income, or insecurity about same.
Financial obligations to others might feel especially burdensome now. In some cases, a partner is dealing with financial issues. For other Geminis, you may be supporting others and this feels too constricting or too much. Dealing with deep-seated fears, anger, and resentment may be necessary and very healthy and purging during this cycle.
You might face some of your fears that are of a compulsive nature—those fears that lead you to believe that you need certain things in order to survive. Take a small example of a superstition. Perhaps we perform some kind of small ritual that we feel will help protect us or give us good luck. If we do it often enough, it becomes an addiction. If we get rid of this superstition, we feel stronger. Something as simple as a superstition or ritual for good luck can undermine us. Because we are giving away our power over ourselves to this compulsive behavior.
We are denying that we have power over our own lives. The same is true of any form of compulsive behavior and addiction. We attempt to control our lives through these behaviors, but what we are really doing is letting the addictions control us. When we give in to compulsive behaviors, we give up self-control, and guilt undermines our lives. We are not ourselves. By attempting to control others, we give away our own power. Towards the end of the transit, you may have eliminated some deep-seated habits and attachments that have been preventing you from feeling emotionally free.
You emerge healthier and stronger. You may have put some of your addictions and superstitions behind you. You might feel more powerful because you have given up attempting to control things you cannot or should not control, and you will have gained a healthy feeling of self-mastery. Bonds are tight and may feel constricting, but filling your duties to others can be ultimately satisfying. However, in many cases, you may recognize where you can bend and accommodate, and this is humbling.
You may need to define boundaries more clearly in your relationships if sharing of power, time, money, and resources feels very off, and it often does during this transit. Saturn is now transiting your solar seventh house, dear Cancer. This puts Saturn opposite your sign, and significant relationships with others as well as the mirror of your own personality provided through your relationships with others are the focus.
Relationship tests are likely. Saturn looks for any weak links and exposes them — they become obvious and even glaring. You may have to let go of relationships built on weak foundations, or work on strengthening them. This is a cycle in which you need to define, understand, and crystallize your significant relationships with others. If you already have a partner, this is a time when any problems surrounding compromise, flexibility, and the ability to give your heart to your partner will surface.
By the end of the transit, however, you will have learned much about commitment and compromise. The amount of satisfaction you are deriving from your relationship, the quality of the relationship itself, and how you view your partner are all things that are under the microscope now. Disillusionment is a possibility, as you are beginning to see your relationship without rose-colored glasses now. I am tempted to say you are now seeing your relationship for what it is , which is true in a sense but do remember that flaws are very much in focus, and your perspective may be skewed a little towards the negative before you reach a more balanced and realistic perspective.
For those of you who are single, the initial pressures of Saturn transiting the seventh house can stimulate a feeling of loneliness. You might feel a void in your life now and ache for a true equal in a partner. Although this is possible in either situation whether you have a significant partnership or not , instead of an issue of re-committing, you will be examining your need for partnership. If involved in a casual love relationship, when Saturn transits the seventh, you might feel an urge or pressure to make a commitment or a re-definition of your bond. Healthy partnerships can be the outcome, whether they are new ones or strengthened existing partnerships.
Saturn always brings with him a fair measure of reality and objectivity, so that existing relationships may be defined and re-defined. Relationships are seen now as serious matters, perhaps a little too much so at times. Responsibilities to partners, the need to compromise, and the realities of the needs of others, become clear.
You are forced to see people as separate individuals and to improve the manner in which you relate to and with others. Some of you will be leaving partnerships behind, and others will be making a commitment. Those of you who are not interested in partnering may solidify this position. You might begin to view casual friendships as superficial and unsatisfying, and want more.
Essentially, quantity in the relationship department is replaced with quality, and this process involves time, soul-searching, frustration, and, ideally, eventual fulfillment. This transit can also stimulate a stronger desire for long-term, real connections, or it may bring a more mature or serious partner into your life. You are more selective when it comes to your close associations.
Decisions are easier when you can see people and things for both their strengths and weaknesses, so aim for this sweet spot. You might also find less time for socializing during this cycle, perhaps due to relationship stresses, but also because you are more serious than usual about your interpersonal relationships and have a hard time swallowing superficiality.
As this transit progresses, you are likely to discover your true needs from partnerships, as well as what you can realistically give to a partner. At some point while Saturn moves through the sign of Capricorn, Saturn will oppose your Sun or Ascendant. You might encounter opposition or resistance to your personal plans and goals, which forces you to re-evaluate your current projects or commitments. Some of these need to be left behind. A maturation process is now in progress, and although this might not be immediately clear, changes you make now will make your life simpler, easier, and healthier later on.
You are likely seeing the unflattering side of a partner, and also of yourself as you manage your feelings. Be fearless when facing the roots of any problems that emerge now. The areas of your life that require a back to basics, no-nonsense approach are associated with the sector of your solar chart that rules close personal relationships, such as marriages and other committed partnerships, long-term associations, open enemies, negotiations, agreements, and contracts.
There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life, as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Some areas of your life may seem to be breaking down before they get better. There can also be bone and teeth problems — something that often happens with hard Saturn transits. Tidy and organize your life as much as possible in order to minimize the challenges.
Capricorn (♑) is the tenth astrological sign in the zodiac out of twelve total zodiac signs, Capricorn is said to be ruled by the planet Saturn. In Vedic Astrology. Ruling Planet of Capricorn: Saturn House Ruled by Capricorn: Tenth Capricorn Polarity: Negative. Most Compatible Zodiac Signs: Virgo, Taurus, Scorpio, Pisces.
The last time Saturn transited this area of your solar chart was from Saturn does very well in this sector of your chart because Saturn is the natural ruler of your solar partnership sector. The long-term benefits can be great. Saturn encourages you to build some boundaries, restrict, or discipline yourself, and Saturn is now transiting your solar sixth house until , dear Leo.
Aim to make changes in these areas of life slowly, responsibly, and conservatively — Saturn-style! The goal now is to make improvements that last years, if not a lifetime. Aim to work hard and do what you can, without pushing yourself too hard. Saturn wants you to work smarter, not necessarily harder. This is a time for adopting a no-nonsense approach to work and health. While Saturn transited Sagittarius, your romantic relationships, as well as relationships with your children if appropriate, may have been put to the test. This happened because Saturn was moving through your solar fifth house.
Now Saturn turns its critical eye to matters of the sixth house, and you are likely to feel a certain level of pressure in the areas of work, daily functions, habits, and health. At the beginning of the transit, you might be more accountable than ever when it comes to your work. You may initially feel bogged down by what seems like undue pressure in your routines or everyday life.
However, Saturn brings pressure that is never truly undue.
In fact, Saturn knows better than us and does know when something is due. Things we may have previously neglected or disregarded need to be faced, managed, and handled responsibly. How can you make the best use of your time? How can you manage your day-to-day life, and your body, more effectively? These are questions that demand answers now. Spring cleaning is now in order! This is an excellent time for starting new regimens to better your health and well-being, such as regular exercise, more structured and productive use of your time, and so forth.
Organizing your workspace is appropriate, and so is re-organizing your daily schedule. In fact, you might be faced with life events that force you to restructure these things, or at least provide you with the motivation to get your act together. The sixth house is a house of service, and while the work we do may sometimes feel too routine or boring, it can also give us a strong feeling of purpose. We want to be needed, we want to help and support others, and to do our share. In the end, you can, in fact, feel more joyful about the services you provide and the support you give, after taking a realistic look at these things and making the necessary adjustments.
Saturn moving through your health sector might concern you. However, typically if health concerns manifest during this transit, they are manageable with some reorganization and structure. They signal the need for change in diet, routines, and habits. By the end of the transit, you will have learned, ideally, to be more productive and efficient, to live in a healthier manner, and to be considerably more focused.
Things built on weak foundations may crack under the pressure of these tests. Responsibilities in your daily life can weigh heavily — they appear magnified. Do be sure that you are tending to your responsibilities, and not letting them pile up. For those of you unhappy with your job or out of work, you are not likely to jump to grab just any position now.
You are looking for something mature, long-term, and reflective of your values. Because you are more discriminating now, the pickings might seem to be slim. There can be confusion about where you are headed, ultimately, in your professional life. You understand and welcome the structuring energy of this transit on your daily routines. As the transit progresses, you will gain a stronger sense of what motivates you, and how to best express yourself creatively in more effective and perhaps practical ways. What makes you unique? How do you handle pride? What are your creative talents? These are issues you will face during the course of this transit.
By the time Saturn enters the sixth house in , you should have a solid sense of what makes you different than others, and a realistic and concrete belief in your own creative talents. Many people go through a period of re-evaluation of their talents with this transit—how they may have wasted them to date, and how they can express themselves in a more practical, useful manner. Some of you might be turning your hobbies and pastimes into businesses or working more diligently and regularly on your creative pursuits.
The fifth house where Saturn is now transiting in your solar chart is also associated with love and attention received from others, as well as romantic relationships or our more casual love affairs. Initially, you may feel unloved or question your lovability, and perhaps you may feel somewhat neglected or ignored. As you learn the lessons of this transit, you learn to love yourself and take pride in yourself in realistic, honest, and genuine ways. You will learn through the course of this transit to depend on yourself and to take pride in yourself for what you really are , not only how others see you.
Romantic relationships might be tested during this time. You might feel overwhelming pressure coming from your casual love affairs, for example, or the flaws in an existing romance seem to be screaming out at you. For some of you, a romance might end. For others, a romantic relationship is strengthened after undergoing some tests and adjustments.
What you want from a romance, as well as what you are realistically capable of giving back to a romantic relationship, will be clear towards the end of this transit. The fifth house also rules your children, and more specifically, your first child. Some of you might be welcoming a first child and dealing with the time constraints and increased responsibilities associated with this new set-up. Others might be encountering difficulties with discipline or increased demands from children.
The need for more discipline and organization when it comes to managing children may be in order now. Commitment or re-commitment to time spent with and for children can be a theme if appropriate. For those of you who are single and looking, there can be some reluctance to enter into light-hearted romantic relationships. If you do, you do so cautiously, and you are attracted to more mature or stable people during this cycle. Because you are more discriminating now, the pickings might appear to be slim.
Those of you who are dating might feel some loneliness, as it can be hard to find what you are looking for at this time. An existing romance may be tested but strong ones strengthen further. Keeping this aspect of your partnership alive requires work. You can be filled with desire, or circumstances create a need, for more structure in all of these areas of life, including children, romance, creativity, and recreation.
This can be a truly wonderful time for feeling balanced and steady. Firming up areas of your life that have become wasteful can benefit you in many ways. The last time Saturn was in Capricorn was from Saturn does very well in Capricorn as it rules the sign. This can be a good time for realizing a dream or goal, particularly along creative lines. Interestingly, Saturn rules this sector of your solar chart so that you understand these themes and energy on a very basic level.
It feels more comfortable to you in these areas of life. You may be more open to receiving grounded, practical advice, and benefit from humbly learning from others. At this time in your life, you know what your responsibilities are—and you meet them. During this cycle, you are working on solidifying your identity—exploring your roots where you came from —so that when Saturn begins its transit through your solar fifth house years down the road in , you will be ready to differentiate yourself from others and embark on some important work on your ego.
For now, however, you face issues surrounding your attachments to the past as well as to your base of operations, home, and family. Sometimes this manifests as literal re-organization of your home.
If moves are made, you might encounter some resistance in yourself to make that change. The desire may be to strengthen, build, or rebuild now. This is not a time when you feel particularly brave in the outer world. However, reorganization in your home, and more importantly, in your soul, embodies the true nature of this transit. Limitations that came from early family conditioning are more recognizable. Responsibilities to family and to maintaining your home might increase, or more likely, you become more aware of them and how they affect your life.
A feeling of being alone and unsupported in life may dominate the early stages of this transit. There may be some delays and slowdowns experienced in the areas of health, mobility, and career. As Saturn progresses, however, a feeling of some kind of mastery will empower you. This is a strong period for re-organizing and restructuring your home life.
This is the time to fix whatever it is that you have let slide in the past. Saturn performs very well in this sector of your chart because Capricorn is associated with your solar fourth house and is one of the signs that Saturn rules. You understand this energy implicitly, so this transit feels more natural to you than most. The last time Saturn transited here was from While Saturn is in Capricorn, the square transit will occur for both you and Aries. During this time, you may experience some form of disillusionment with regards to an important person in your life, with an authority figure, or regarding plans that are met with some form of resistance.
Particularly for Libra Ascendants, this can be an important time for new career beginnings. You may be laying the groundwork and building a long-term project that eventually has much significance in your life. Think of this time as a period ideal for making repairs and renovations. Saturn in Capricorn moves Saturn into your solar third house, dear Scorpio. In this transit that lasts until , Saturn is overseeing and inspecting how you network with people around you and how you gain and disseminate information.
This can be a time of pressure that centers around your skills set, mental output, and communication. You may feel pressure to produce ideas, as well as to make them work, but this can lead to much more efficient time management. A certain somberness in your outlook may be characteristic of this phase, and there can be times when you worry more than usual.
It may seem like acquaintances and sometimes siblings are blocking your growth in some manner, and these relationships may be strained as a result. Others might find you a tad distant or simply not as available as you used to be. Some shyness or stiffness is possible in your daily interactions. You may feel an unusual pressure to structure your time and effort, and to cut out communication that seems unnecessary.
As Saturn moves closer to your fourth house, there may be some vague feeling of urgency and worry, as if you sense some things in your life are closing, and they may very well be. By the end of the transit, however, you will have ideally gained a greater depth of understanding, having focused on information and communication that you really can use to feel more effective in the world. Positively, you are more able to come across as an authority in the work that you do, or in your communications.
In fact, there are many positives that ultimately outweigh the downsides. This is a good time for organized learning in the form of taking courses and finding solid and useful ways to improve your skills. If you are involved in courses or other training programs, you might feel unsatisfied, and you might desire more depth or stimulation. There can be issues with mobility and transportation during this transit, and mechanical breakdowns can present challenges.
Again, Saturn exposes areas of weakness and provides you with the tools to strengthen them. This is a time of increased practicality and esteem. You are more reliable than usual and you procrastinate less. Teaching can be in strong focus. There can be a greater love of the less glamorous aspects of your work, studies, and projects, and you are capable of tremendous effort to further your goals. During this cycle, Saturn is in one of the signs that it rules Capricorn and performs very well in this position. This gives more power to your communications sector — you are functioning in your own terms.
You understand the need to structure and organize your daily affairs and communications implicitly. Strengthened relationships with authority figures or older people in your life may play a supportive role in your life now, largely due to your own humbler attitude. The work you do and the responsibilities you take on provide you with a solid sense of purpose. You look at yourself realistically and reasonably, and you are less vulnerable to self-delusion, which ultimately strengthens your confidence.
Saturn offers us realism, and with his sextile to your Sun, you see yourself and your capabilities more clearly and realistically. Saturn leaving your sign does take some pressure off your life, dear Sagittarius. Saturn will not return to your sign for another years, in fact. This stage of your life, lasting until , is a practical one.
Financial success may not be remarkable. It is generally steady, if slow to come by. This transit is sometimes associated with financial loss, but in truth, it is more about our perceptions—you are apt to review how effective you have been on a financial level to date and find some dissatisfaction with your progress. In fact, gains may be slow, but sudden reversals are not common with this transit. As with all Saturn transits, at the outset, you might reach out and look for validation from the outside world and from others, and find something lacking in so doing.
You work on your effectiveness in the world, and see exactly what has been holding you back from achieving the results you want. The challenge here is to capture the newly found and defined self-confidence you gained from the first house transit, and now apply it in the real world.
You are worth something, and you deserve compensation for what you do. While you may not feel it right away, you are working towards a more responsible attitude towards making a living, feeling secure, and feeling worthy. Use this transit for getting yourself onto solid financial ground. Make budgets, examine the ways you spend money, and eliminate wasteful practices and attitudes.
You might find creative ways of making do with less. Look for overlapping or unnecessary expenses and other redundancies, and aim to rid yourself of material clutter. The second house rules income derived from your own efforts, and this excludes shared finances and financial support through debts and rebates. It also rules personal possessions, self-esteem, personal talents, and personal values.
You may be necessarily more cautious about entering into heavy financial commitments during this period, and more cautious in general with spending. Worries can surface about your earning power, but as you progress, the ideal end result will be a stronger sense of what you are capable of earning, better spending and saving habits, and a more realistic budget.
Saturn performs very well in Capricorn, and this should be a rewarding cycle for coming to a better position regarding the management of your material resources. You are exceptionally security-minded at this time and you can begin or step up savings plans. Any innate organizational and budgeting traits you possess are highlighted now. The last time this transit occurred was some time ago — from The first house rules our personal identity.
During this transit, you concern yourself with how you come across to others on a personal level. Your physical body becomes a focus as well. It may be a time when you feel the weight of your age, or when you see your body quite clearly instead of seeing what you want to see. Your outlook on life changes as you adopt a more serious, mature, and responsible attitude. In the beginning stages of the transit, you may feel some lacking in self-confidence and possibly some frustration with yourself. You might reach out to others in an attempt to validate yourself, looking for ways to boost your confidence.
When these attempts fail, you may feel temporarily let down and discouraged. This transit acts to transform your self-confidence in such a way that you question the source of your confidence to date, and discover a more solid base for pulling up inner strength and thus true confidence. Saturn here acts to rip away the superficial. Illusions about the self, the body, and personal abilities will no longer be entertained. You may no longer be comfortable with any superficial mannerisms that may have carried you to date. You might decide to slim down or simplify your approach to the world, and, for some, perhaps slim down your body as well!
The end result is a newfound or redefined identity and a realistic understanding of yourself. In terms of career and projects, outward signs of progress may not be remarkable, yet the work that you do during this transit will lay a foundation for future success and progress. For example, you may be working on projects that yield little or nothing in terms of immediate financial gain that will, in fact, assist your career years down the road.
Your level of maturity, realism, and responsibility comes up for inspection. The goals you have set for yourself, as well as your very character, are now re-evaluated for strength and purpose, and tested against reality. Saturn has a way of slowing down our life, as if it is forcing us to take a really good look at it. Because the Sun rules our vitality, you may feel that your energy is somewhat depleted.