Saturn in Capricorn

Some of us may still be feeling the aftermath of the potent Sagittarius New Moon on Monday. There's a tremendous amount of creative energy swirling now and we all need to beware of letting it veer into circular thinking. 

Tomorrow, on the Winter Solstice, Saturn begins a new two and a half year cycle in its home sign of Capricorn, where it promises more stability – and tests the foundations of our lives. Saturn in Capricorn brings us back down to earth and face-to-face with reality.

With the planet of governments in the sign of restraint and pragmatism, it’s likely we’ll confront authoritarianism and more closely assess the integrity – or lack thereof -- of our world leaders.  Economically, we could experience a slow-down before Saturn leaves Capricorn in December 2020.

This Saturn transit won’t be kind to Donald Trump. He could grow more authoritarian in his desperation, even fomenting a war in February. As the noose around his children begins to tighten in January and new secrets reveal his true motivations, he may even suffer a health crisis. He’s going to be overwhelmed, confused and defensive much of the year, and whatever gains he makes in 2018 will rapidly crumble after the 2018 mid-terms. 

Wherever transiting Saturn lands in your chart, you’ll be called to problem-solve. You may be confronted with your own authenticity in the area of life hosting Saturn. Whatever you build now -- relationships, careers, budgets and boundaries – will be built to last.

Just after Thursday’s solstice, Mercury stations Direct at 13 Sagittarius. Our three-week cycle of revision, repair and reconsideration is over. However, around the days of the Mercury station, be mindful of speaking too soon.

From now through Jan. 12, Mercury – and stalled plans and projects -- will pick up speed. Christmas Eve is a paradoxical mix of pragmatism (Sun, Saturn and Venus in steady Capricorn) and sentimentality (Moon conjunct Neptune in spiritual Pisces and trine Jupiter-Mars in Scorpio). It’s a good day for quiet reflection or time with family. Christmas Day may be more sensitive with the Moon conjunct Chiron, maybe triggering old wounds for a moment of healing.

Next week, I’ll give a run-down of 2018. Until then, have a joyous holiday!

Planet Roll Call

Sun in Capricorn - Dec. 21 to Jan. 19

Mercury in Sagittarius - Nov. 6 to Jan. 12

Venus in Sagittarius - Dec. 1 to Dec. 24

Mars in Scorpio - Dec. 10 to Jan. 26

Jupiter in Scorpio - Oct. 11 to Nov. 9, 2018

Saturn in Capricorn - Dec. 19 to March 2020

Retrogrades

Mercury 29-13 Sagittarius - Dec. 3 - Dec. 22

Uranus 28-24 Aries - Aug. 3-Jan. 2, 2018

Gina Piccalo