We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.
― Cornel West
So what does Saturn, the god of time, moving into its own sign of earthy Capricorn, signify for Relationships? Lets start by taking a look at the core themes that are likely to arise over the next 3 years in relationships:
1. An invitation to lay solid foundations in all our key relationships. This involves taking an honest look at what is at the core of our relationships. Are they built on the quicksand of status, superficiality, security, finances…or are they built on authentic love, caring and commitment, as well as similar values and goals? The first step of course is to assess clearly within ourselves what condition our individual key foundations are in. These include our self-respect, as well as our role on the planet as spiritual beings in human form, including taking care of our physical health and well-being, supporting ourselves financially and making a contribution to the community around us. Saturn requires authenticity, so any relationships that are not authentic may fall by the wayside.
2. Assessing what really matters to us in our Relationships and what we want to build and manifest with loved ones, be it family, friends, community and significant other. Who do we feel a sense of community with? How might we build on that with the people who are important to us?
3. A greater awareness of Time. Saturn in Capricorn reminds us that our time on this earth is limited and finite. This can help us to choose carefully who we want to spend our time with and who we really love in a deep and meaningful way that we would ideally like to grow old with. It also makes us more likely to value our time with loved ones, without taking it for granted.
4. Commitment and accountability to ourselves and to others. What does this mean to us in concrete terms, particularly in view of the finiteness of time mentioned above? Are there relationships that we feel ready to commit to more? Is this mutual? Commitment may include spending holidays with friends and family, or minding each other’s homes when the other is away, or moving in with a significant other or getting married…What would we like to build together with our significant other? How might this contribute to the world around us?
5. Duty and responsibility. Saturn in Capricorn reminds us that we are all responsible for each other’s well-being. Unlike the Sagittarian energy which can feel somewhat restricted by the perceived limitations of duty, the Capricornian energy more easily embraces our sense of responsibility and moral obligation to help the more vulnerable members of our society.
6. Clearer boundaries regarding who we are as individuals which helps us not to lose ourselves in co-dependent relationships. The greater our sense of self, the more we are likely to feel comfortable being fully intimate with others, without either putting up an armored wall, or merging.
Some challenges that may arise include:
1. Fear, potentially leading to self-denial and restrictions. This can include a fear of loss, fear of poverty, fear of aloneness…As we all know well, fear is the opposite to love as it creates a barrier to opening our heart fully and enjoying emotional, physical and sexual intimacy. The great thing with Saturn is that once we are conscious of what we are doing, we can change it around by working on it.
2. An overextended sense of duty, which may lead us to take care of others at the expense of taking care of ourselves. The more we keep bringing the focus back to ourselves, the easier it is to make conscious choices that truly work for us and for our relationships.
3. Working too hard, which can encroach on our sense of joy and hence on all of our relationships. Balance as always is the key.
Saturn was last in Capricorn between 1988 and 1991. It’s worth thinking back to that time to see what was going on in your relationship life. Unresolved issues from those 3 years may reappear so that ideally they can be integrated in a new way this time round.
Also, if your natal Saturn is in Capricorn, you will be going through your 1st or 2nd Saturn Return over the next 3 years. This is a very important threshold crossing into a new stage of grounding and maturity. Often this is marked by concrete changes in life, such as starting a new career, moving house, having children, moving country, embarking on a committed relationships, marriage, starting a new course of study…Saturn returns are wonderful times to bring to fruit the hard work we put in over the previous 30 years!
To see how it may affect your relationship life, note the aspects that Saturn in Capricorn will make to your natal Moon, Venus and Mars in particular, as well as your Ascendant/Descandant axis. Also have a look at which house it is travelling through in your midpoint composite chart with key people in your life. This will describe where the above themes are more likely to emerge. MG
Feel free to have a look at our YouTube Recording on Saturn moving in Capricorn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zUzfmLpppQ&feature=youtu.be
If you’d like to know more about how Saturn in Capricorn may influence your relationship life as an individual or a couple, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer readings to individuals and couples as well as ongoing relationship coaching based on your chart.