Last year while hiking to Gomukh, I snapped a lucky photo of a yellow-beaked crow in mid-flight. The crow is connected to Saturn because traditionally, Saturn is pictured sitting on a crow. Just like the crow flying in the picture, Saturn just moved signs on Jan 24th 2020 (Jan 23rd for US people).
Saturn is the planet of hard work, discipline, and patience. It carries the energies that most people find difficulty connecting with. Actually, what Saturn is doing is strengthening and challenging the area of your life it touches. Only by working hard and being disciplined can we accomplish difficult goals and improve ourselves.
The sign Saturn is moving into is Capricorn, one of its home signs. Saturn usually stays in each sign for about 3 years, and will leave Capricorn in January 2023. Capricorn is where Saturn’s energy (hard work, discipline, and patience) is expressed more intensely. So on one hand, if you work hard, you’ll start to enjoy the feeling of being productive and being in the “flow” state. On the other hand, if you resist, it’ll feel like everything is going too slowly and nothing is fun anymore.
As an example, of Saturn in Capricorn, let’s take a look at Barack Obama’s chart:
Obama is a hard worker who used to work after dinner late into the night. From the NYT: “Almost every night that he is in the White House, Mr. Obama has dinner at 6:30 with his wife and daughters and then withdraws to the Treaty Room, his private office down the hall from his bedroom on the second floor of the White House residence. There, his closest aides say, he spends four or five hours largely by himself. He works on speeches. He reads the stack of briefing papers delivered at 8 p.m. by the staff secretary. He reads 10 letters from Americans chosen each day by his staff.”
This is the embodiment of Saturn in Capricorn - by tuning into his Saturn energy and working hard, Obama was able to achieve his goals and ultimately enjoy the high energy feeling of being productive.
So, back to your life - how does Saturn in Capricorn affect you? I’ve written out some mini-predictions to try and answer this question. Of course, there are many other things that fill out the picture of your life (most of it individualized from your birth chart), but this transit will show one small perspective. I have arranged these mini predictions according to your Vedic Sun signs; you can find your Vedic Sun sign by finding which date range includes your birthday. Please read the birth times carefully as your Vedic Sun sign can be different from your Western one (reason here). If you know your Vedic Ascendant sign or your Vedic Moon sign, the predictions corresponding to those signs are also applicable to you.
Aries (April 14th to May 14th): Saturn is in your career house, forming a combination that makes you a manager. This is a good period for your career, and if you work hard, this period is supportive of you receiving promotions or starting your own business.
Taurus (May 15th to June 14th): Saturn’s transit gives you a boost of hardworking energy in all things related to studies, especially to things related to business or your career. If you have been thinking of doing an MBA or something similar, this is the time to do it.
Gemini (June 14th to July 16th): Saturn here gives you the tendency to change your career, but in typical Saturn fashion, you’ll have to go through obstacles and work hard for the change to happen. Saturn is trying ot teach you patience :)
Cancer (July 17th to August 16th): Saturn here gives you obstacles related to relationships, but at the same time, a strong sense of commitment. Ultimately, the relationship will be strengthened as you work through the issues.
Leo (August 17th to September 16th): Saturn placed here challenges you to be more disciplined with your exercise and health routine. It is a negative placement for health if you don’t exercise regularly, as it suppresses your body’s recovery ability.
Virgo (September 17th to October 16th): Saturn’s placement here makes you more hardworking if you are learning anything, and more disciplined at actualizing your creative projects. If you are trying to have a baby, this transit slows the process a little, so be patient :)
Libra (October 17th to November 15th): If you are trying to buy a house or a car, Saturn’s transit here allows you to actualize your goals, but in typical Saturn fashion, will only bring you results after hard work and time.
Scorpio (November 16th to December 15th): Saturn is transiting through your house of speech, giving you a tendency to have communication problems. If you work on being a little more considered and conscious when speaking, your communication skills will strengthen through the period.
Sagittarius (December 16th to January 14th): This period is supportive for you to learn how to be more disciplined with your food, and perhaps learn to be more detached from food. Starting a regular intermittent fasting practice and having a more regulated diet are things to consider.
Capricorn (January 15th to February 12th): Saturn’s transit forms a combination that makes you a manager. This is a good period for your career, and if you work hard, is supportive of you receiving promotions or starting your own business. At the same time, Saturn’s placement here challenges you to be more disciplined with your exercise and health routine. It is a negative placement for health if you don’t exercise regularly, as it suppresses your body’s defenses from falling sick.
Aquarius (Feb 13th March 14th): Saturn here transits your house of spirituality. This makes it a great transit for you to get into a disciplined spiritual practice, such as meditation. Regulation meditation sessions during this period will help you become more conscious of your mind and less reactive to the daily undulations of life.
Pisces (March 15th to April 13th): Saturn is transiting your house of goals, which gives you the ability to actualize your goals during this period. However, in typical Saturn fashion, achieving goals in this period is subject to hard work and patience.