Saturn will be in Capricorn between December 19th, 2017 and December 17, 2020
The perception from earth of the movement of the planets through the symbolic constellations in the sky is one of the great tools that astrologers use to forecast the energies through which we live our life. These energies operate on the macrocosmic level – everyone on the planet is affected to one degree or another by the movement of the Moon, or any of the planets, through the zodiacal signs. On the microcosmic personal level, we are especially affected if the transiting planets in the sky trigger something in our own astrological chart.
Saturn is the outermost of the personal planets – the planets that are visible to the naked eye and which represent an aspect of our personality. Saturn represents the impulse to achieve: to master the material world. He imposes restrictions and places limitations on the goals and dreams that Jupiter has planted in the psyche. He has the tendency to engender feelings of insecurity, self-doubt and unworthiness. Traditionally Saturn was known as the Greater Malefic (the Lesser Malefic being Mars) because of the tendency towards negativism and melancholy. And probably because he ate his children in order to preserve his power which certainly didn’t help his image.
Still, while we can’t deny Saturn’s challenging qualities, his gifts are also great. In ancient Greece Saturn was known as Kronos, Lord of Time, and under Saturn’s watchful eye we cannot deny that time is fleeting and death is before us making each moment more precious and not to be wasted. The tests and crises that Saturn often brings with him give us the strength and […]