We begin the week with the New Moon of last week. We also begin the week with the last day that Saturn is in Sagittarius! Tomorrow, December 19, Saturn enters the sign of Capricorn at 8:49 PM on the West Coast and at 11:49 PM on the East Coast. The last time Saturn entered Capricorn was February 13, 1988. It stayed there for a few weeks, went back to Sagittarius in June, 1988, then re-entered Capricorn November 11, 1988 and remained in Capricorn until February 6, 1991. I always like to give these dates because if you have lived long enough, you can go back to that period in your life and recall what you learned (or didn’t) during that period and was left incomplete. The way these planetary ingresses work is that, like the DNA strand moving in upwards motion, when a slow moving planet like Saturn returns after 29 ½ years you have the opportunity to further develop the good stuff you were developing at the time before. You also are reminded of the not so good stuff that you had to discard at that time for survival purposes and though those moments were sad, they were necessary as Saturn in its own sign of Capricorn asks each of us to pare down what is no longer needed in our lives, while asking us to let go of situations we’ve outgrown.
As many of you recall the early 90s brought a recession. Recessions are always a ‘bad’ word for a lot of people, but my view of them is they provide opportunities for more creative ways in which to work and think and live. We’ve all heard the term ‘less is more’. Saturn in Capricorn’s mantra is just that. Pullback periods are some of the best times to find that the hole in your life or in society’s life and fill it. I think it is interesting that the sign of Capricorn falls at Winter Solstice and in the Northern Hemisphere (the Solstice is on December 21 this week), this is a very cold time of year but soon as the days get longer, we have more light and warmth.
With Mercury going direct on the 22nd the day after the Solstice and a couple of days after Saturn’s ingress into Capricorn, my view is — well, okay, let’s get on with our lives! The last three years have not been that great for many, but with Saturn in Capricorn, a more realistic, perhaps an even more conscientious and responsible energy ignites during this new cycle. Think of this major transition of the zodiac as a time after a long period of darkness where we begin to see little shoots of light. Always remember the space for what you want is already filled with what you settle for instead! Happy Solstice and I wish you all warm and joyous holidays to you and your families and friends. Tell a friend about our free newsletter which is available by signing up here. Thanks for all your support through the years.