Saturn turns direct [13 Capricorn 55]
– September 18, 2019 (09:47 GMT+1)
Old Master Time
Old Master Time, Saturn, turns direct today after five months on go slow. Saturn is the planet which represents the boundaries of time and is connected to authority, discipline and slow, steady growth.
Wherever you find Saturn in your horoscope, this is where lessons can be learned, sometimes the hard way. This is especially pertinent now because Saturn has been in retreat alongside the karmic South Node.
They have been virtually side-by-side since April 2019, when Saturn turned retrograde at 20 degrees Capricorn. You might find it helpful to read this article I wrote back then entitled Saturn Turns Retrograde: Between A Rock And A Hard Place. Here are some relevant quotes from the article:
When you look at the meaning of both symbols, in some ways, they represent opposite archetypes. Saturn’s nature is relentless, stubborn, determined. It can put immovable blocks in your way, obstacles that are solid or real. Whereas the South Node’s nature feels boundless, the places you fall in to or where in life you give in.
What this combination calls for is a reality check. Look deep within to see what’s holding you back and where you’re ready to learn, let go and move on. You may feel as if you’re stuck between a rock and hard place. Yet, with a shift in perspective, you might be able to challenge yourself to see things differently.
Saturn & South Node Part Ways
Saturn is currently in Capricorn, its sign of rulership and this Saturn is capable, enduring and wants to build strong foundations that are lasting and permanent. Finally this month, on September 28th, the day of the New Moon, Saturn and the South Node part ways. This is the time of release.
Saturn turns direct at 13 degrees Capricorn. Even though it takes a while to get going, you might find that cogs start to fall into place or you sense a burden easing over the next few weeks. This is particularly important if you have key planets/angles in mid degrees of earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) and water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) signs.
Saturn & Pluto’s Encounter
Of course, Saturn is going to be sweeping along behind Pluto in Capricorn and whether this will be a time of rebuilding remains to be seen. Pluto razes to the ground and does business in corrupt and underhand ways. Pluto’s realm is the underworld, in all senses of the word: underground, the realm of the dead and the world of crime.
Yet, at its best, Saturn in Capricorn, its sign of rulership, can restore order and bring authority and mastery to the mix. These two planets, Saturn and Pluto, finally catch up with each other on January 12, 2020, a pivotal moment.
This may coincide with an ending or loss, a downward turn. It could trigger a recognition of what isn’t working out and what needs rebuilding. You might need to decide what you’re ready to commit to and where strong foundations are needed.
Onwards & Upwards
For now, it’s onwards and upwards on steady feet, slowly and surely. Take the lessons from the past five months and use them as you reset your goals and rebuild moving forwards. Keep your eyes firmly fixed on your future path.
Here are the areas of life under Saturn’s command. Read your Sun sign and Ascendant sign:
Capricorn – 1st house – personal goals/aims, physical body, image & self-perception
Aquarius – 12th house – sacrifice, inner work, a spiritual retreat, caring for self & others
Pisces – 11th house – friends, groups, politics, social causes, hopes & wishes
Aries – 10th house – career & vocation, status & reputation, authority, future goals
Taurus – 9th house – travel, study, the bigger picture, life’s meaning & purpose
Gemini – 8th house – joint finances & shared resources, taboos, all things hidden & mysterious
Cancer – 7th house – relationships, both personal & professional, contracts, enemies
Leo – 6th house – work & routine, lifestyle & health, service to others
Virgo – 5th house – children & creativity, love affairs & luck, fun & entertainment
Libra – 4th house – home & family, the past, your legacy, where you come from
Scorpio – 3rd house – communication, siblings, neighbours, community, your voice
Sagittarius – 2nd house – money & possessions, values & self-worth