Saturn in Capricorn 2017 until 2020 is the first time the Time God has been in his home constellation since the late 80s. It’s uniquely motivational.
It has been seventeen weeks of Saturn in Capricorn and already it feels like forever. Before Saturn in Capricorn feels like a television series we stopped watching. This is no wonder. Saturn is the Time God, the Reality Checker and the ultimate in stoic consciousness.
This is not “stoic” in the sense of toughing things out or of making yourself rigid to withstand the storm. It’s “stoic” in that you are able to assess all data for what it is. You’re not flustered by what was previously relevant or what you still wish for, like a psychic echo or the ghost of an addiction. Saturn square Neptune in 2015 and 2016 did a lot of the prerequisite work for this, thankfully. Delusions and compulsions got busted all over the place. But now? Fantasy is a devalued currency and the truth a newly sought after commodity.
Scars Signal Skin In The Game
There is more of an awareness of time, age, wisdom and the limits of certain people or situations in our lives. With Saturn in Capricorn, you gain formidable strength from grounded realism.
Saturn in Capricorn inevitably involves a rueful acceptance of some of our own defeats and defects but this is also an augment. After all, “scars signal skin in the game“, as Nassim Taleb says.
Saturn in Capricorn is the strongest it will ever be as this IS the sign of Saturn. With Saturn in Capricorn, you’re more IN your body. And being fully present in your LIFE is no longer an optional extra. Notice – for example – how much basic stuff has come to your attention in the last 17 weeks. Once Uranus is in Taurus – another Earth sign – from mid-May, this will get even more gravitas.
Strip back to ‘bare bones’ assessments. Value what you learned the hard or the long way. There is no ‘trick’ of any trade, only the trade. What if debt were a high like sugar and just as damaging to central banks as sugar to central nervous systems? You could well look back on Saturn in Capricorn 2017 to 2020 as being the era you really got it together.
So, in the seventeen weeks since Saturn got into Capricorn, how has your strategy evolved?
Image: Thierry Mugler