Saturn in Capricorn – a belt-tightener

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Saturn moves into Capricorn from December 2017 staying till December 2020. Traditionally this was associated with hardship and deprivation and it does affect the USA chart with its Venus Jupiter Sun in Cancer; and the UK, EU, Australia etc with Capricorn Suns.

In fact two of the major financial crashes – Wall Street 1929 and the October 1987 – occurred before Saturn got there and was in late Sagittarius (i.e similar to what’s around this coming year in 2017). The Great Depression kicked in from 1930 when tr Saturn in Capricorn was in opposition to Pluto and square Uranus. Both Saturn Pluto and Saturn Uranus have negative connotations for economic prosperity. The 1987 crash happened with a Saturn Uranus conjunction in late Sagittarius.

Saturn was in Capricorn 1988 to 1991 and was very muddled up with the Uranus Neptune conjunction.  The 1987 crash happened just before. The previous time Saturn was in Capricorn was January 1959 to the end of 1961. There had been a recession in 1958; and another one picking up in April 1960 lasting till February 1961. Then Saturn started in Capricorn on a quincunx to Uranus.

This next Saturn in Capricorn is in orb aspect to Pluto in 2019 but not exact until early 2020. Though the exact aspects are not necessarily involved in major shifts, and the effect of Saturn in Capricorn will have been there since late 2017.

Saturn will oppose the USA Venus Jupiter through 2018 and then oppose the Sun in 2019. In the UK/EU with 10 degree Capricorn Suns the exact Saturn conjunction will come late 2018 into 2019.

By early 2020 Jupiter has moved into Capricorn which will help.

The sum total is that a recession is almost inevitable, perhaps kicking in through this year though there are no hard Saturn aspects to Uranus, only a soft trine. It’ll be tough going through 2018/19 with glimmerings of light by 2020.

The last time Saturn was conjunct Pluto in Capricorn was in 1284 when Wales was incorporated into England; and the Pied Piper led children away in Hamelin (chuckle, lovely analogy). Venice coined the gold ducat, the standard of European coinage for the following six hundred years.

8 thoughts on “Saturn in Capricorn – a belt-tightener

  1. Looks like the 1284 Saturn/Pluto/Capricorn led to the beginnings of a new, widely used currency (probably electronically generated in this go around, like a Bitcoin. Ecuador has already started using an electronic currency nationwide.), an enticing entertainment that attracted the young away from their communities (or community values), and the assimilation of an adjoining country as a satellite to a larger, aggressive one.

    Wales brought England material assets from the earth (Capricorn), so I trimmed the list of possibilities to these: Ukraine or Balkan countries/Russia, the oil and gas rich Arctic/Russia, Afghanistan/Pakistan. Adding in the big business side of Capricorn: Hong Kong or Taiwan/China.

  2. I well recall the 1987 crash. The precise Friday before Black Monday, a little voice told me, “Bail.” I thought it was impulsive…to my dismay. Lost everything. 😉

    Yesterday, Boeing announced big cutbacks to its flagship airliner, the 777. Big cuts in monthly output…resulting in the inevitable layoffs. Could be the death bell for the 777X (777 with folding plastic wings) due to be released 2019-2020.

  3. Thank you.Very interesting.Can’t help wondering what the effect of the August 21 2017 total solar eclipse (Great American Eclipse)will have,crossing the USA.And conjuncting Trump’s ASC.It can’t be good.Worrying.

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