Saturn is the furthest planet from Earth to still be visible with the naked eye, representing an apparent limit to our solar system. Saturn’s cycles are long, solemnly trudging around the zodiac every three decades, marking the maturation and passing of each generation with the unstoppable march of time. Even Saturn’s rings appear to bind and constrict the planet. Accordingly, Saturn is the planet of limits, boundaries, structures, obstacles, hardships, delays, tragedies, maturity, seriousness, responsibility, duty, punishment, foundations, longevity, sacrifice and hardening, the status quo and the old guard. The condition of Saturn at the time of our birth says something about the kind of challenges and fears we face, where we put great efforts with no ease or guarantee of success, where we attempt to build things, the parts of our lives where we are told ‘no’ and where we say ‘no’.
Saturn in Capricorn is in a cardinal earth sign and in its own element, where it is most naturally itself. Their encounters with Saturn are like showdowns with time, prison sentences or retreats into isolation. The hardest questions for people born during these periods are about limits themselves. What do I not have time for? What can I no longer afford? What must I let go? What responsibility matters most? Will the limitations, boundaries and isolation I face be used to keep me imprisoned or keep others out of the space I need? How will I use the time I have left? There can be a fear of being trapped, boxed in, arrested, imprisoned, but there can also be a great striving toward erecting barriers around bad things and bad people and building a foundation for something that lasts.
This is especially true if you were born with Capricorn or Aquarius rising. Whether you experience the better or worse significations of this position depends on whether you were born during the day or at night, and the kind of aspects it makes with the other planets.
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