After a long 2½ year transit of Saturn through the sign of Sagittarius the Archer, Saturn will enter a new constellation on December 19th – the constellation of Capricorn the Mountain Goat. This great cosmic shift occurs a couple days after the Sagittarius New Moon, and a couple days before the Winter Solstice, when the Sun enters Capricorn too. In line with the current omens of our time, this transit will be one of dogged ambition and strength. We will be challenged to climb several mountains as the physical embodiment of Capricorn suggests. Some mountains will be small, others will be monumental, and our due diligence along the way will be required nonetheless.
Sagittarius is the sign of truth in astrology. It insists on experiential learning to develop its own ethical code, morals, philosophies, and spiritual practices. The Archer aims for the crux of what is, and sees the bigger picture – our higher beliefs and purpose. Over these past 2½ years, we have come to learn some hard truths, leading us to question our ethical codes, morals, philosophies, and spiritual practices. Not only has this played out in our personal lives, but on the national scene as well. A whole host of difficult realities were realized, when Donald Trump was elected President of the United States.
Capricorn, meanwhile, is the disciplinarian of the Zodiac. This Earth sign knows how to do the work, stay focused, and be measured. Saturn rules the sign of Capricorn in astrology; its energy supplements. This will be a homecoming for Saturn, as the next 2½ years invite us to erect structures around what is true, or to dismantle structures that block truth with equal determination. This will not be easy. Any resistance that erupts in the process must be sternly addressed. Such resistance could manifest as a doubling down in our efforts to disrupt patriarchal norms (Capricorn is the sign of status quo, after all); or, it could manifest as those powers in place doubling down on their efforts to rule and control.
The same holds true in our own personal lives, where internal “systems” that oppress and perpetuate lies or limiting beliefs, must also be torn down and stripped away. If we are not living our truth as was revealed while Saturn transited Sagittarius, we will be challenged to commit to giving form to our truth, as if our very existence depended on it. And it does. As a Life Coach, I believe that the toughest decision we will ever make, that which requires hard work, commitment, and dedication, is the decision to invest in ourselves. Saturn in Capricorn will demand that we create space for a new set of rules that reflect who we are as individuals, who we are as a country, and who we are as spiritual beings even if it means hardship. Of course, this will take time.
But truth is always revealed in time, and truth sets us free. Sagittarius knows this. Capricorn enforces it.
Saturn will end its transit of Sagittarius with a parting gift in the form of a New Moon – a moon that will sit next to Saturn in the sky. If there ever was a time to make a wish and manifest a dream, this would be the week to do it. It is not too late to set an intention around giving form to truth, and the long dark night that approaches will see to it that we go deep to bring forth the courage needed for change and reform. After the Solstice, the days will grow long again, lighting a new revolutionary path as we embark on our journey. Saturn rewards hard work and concerted efforts. Time is of the essence.
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