Saturn in Capricorn: Mind Over Matter



Saturn will enter the sign Capricorn on December 20, 2017 and stay there until December 2020!  A three year transit is a long time and it’s going to present many opportunities to help us manifest a whole new world full of luxury, abundance, and light!  But, we will need to WORK for it more than ever.

In astrology, Saturn is a planet which rewards HARD WORK!  So we will need to work through the challenges of this phenomena in order to reap the merits!

The general theme of this window of power is “Mind Over Matter” which means, “the use of willpower to overcome physical problems.”  Take the old quote, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”  Funny enough, age is ruled by Saturn, and this witticism couldn’t be more true.

We will overcome agisim, we will overcome sensations of feeling old or outdated, or too young and unable.  We will learn from the past and forget regrets.  We will put mind over matter.

Matter is anything we give our power away to.  It could be status symbols, thoughts, words, and especially our fears.  For the next 3 years, we are coming to terms with what is real, and disregarding illusion.


We will be presented with opportunities to overcome our darkest moments so that we can find the light within.  Saturn wants to marshal in a new world.

This of course sounds great, but how does it work? How is it relevant?

Our ability to bring our mind over matter will occur in three stages over these three years.  If we want to outgrow our past, we need to tackle each of these phases honestly!

Phase One: Find Harmony in Change.

December 20, 2017 - December 20, 2018

The beginning of the first year of this transit has a huge emphasis on change and regeneration.  There will be a lot of change in how power is used and dealt with in our world.  This is not a prediction, it’s a manifestation of the energies and we will see this in our world, personal and global.  There are a billion ways this can be expressed, so keep a look out.

A big change that will come is in regards to boundaries, as the planet Saturn rules boundaries and walls.  We could see more boundaries built, personal and global, which will help us establish rulership and thereby rules and laws.  We need to all remember Robert Frost’s words, “good fences make good neighbors.”

Without boundaries, it’s very unclear where I end and you begin and we can get sucked into codependency.  With boundaries, we have a chance to understand the spiritual concept of interdependence, how we are all connected without making any extra effort or show of it.

Our world is going to be faced with a blow to our illusions about our “oneness” with each other.  It will become obvious that we are not as connected as we project.  But, with honest review, we will be able to do something about it.  The first step we can take is to put our best foot forward in trying to grasp what interdependence is and what it is not.  Don’t worry, we have three years to figure it out!

Check out this past timeline of previous Saturn in Capricorn transits:


Both of these previous cycles, showed a huge theme of boundaries.  We will see a lot of changes with boundaries, and it may even be earth shaking.

As soon as the transit begins, we will see an increase of changes implemented by authorities, but these changes will invite promotion and aide.  There will be risks, but without risk there can’t be change.

For ourselves we need to consider that every area, where we have authority in the microcosm of our personal world, will also be affected by our changes.  We will clearly see how these changes will affect us as well as those who depend on us. We will see changes in those we are responsible for that will bring assistance, promotion and of course risks.  With freedom comes risk, and self-responsibility.

So our consciousness during this first year is to find harmony in the changes, because they will manifest, and quickly.  We need to understand that these energies have been building up for a while, and with Saturn nothing comes out of the blue.

Phase Two: Financial gain and friendship.

December 21, 2018 - December 19, 2019

Now that we have established our boundaries, we know who we are and what we are responsible for and what not.  We cannot feel responsible for everything, that would be a sign of grandiosity and a guaranteed recipe for failure.  Knowing where we stand always bestows clarity, and with clarity we can make our next move.

What’s more is that we can bring our best self to the table.  In this second phase, we will see immense cooperation in our world.  Just think of it, building upon the concept of interdependence, we are able to truly help our friends.  During this time, we become the experts in our area, and are able to bring our expertise to other parts of the world.  Literally and figuratively.

Codependency leads to friendships marinated in resentment, and without this contaminant, we are able to come together, accomplish tasks and build a future on the foundation of cooperation and unity.

At this point, if we haven't understood that unity is not a concept but something that comes about through boundaries, we will try to force teamwork on a faulty foundation.  This can be rectified by playing catch-up.  Remember, Saturn wants us to work so that we can reap the rewards.

Phase Three: Connecting to your New Power.

December 20, 2019 - December 16, 2020

A huge lesson we want to learn in this phase is regarding manifestation and the process of creating the material, which is a spiritual process.

Just like every phase in this 3 year transit, we begin this final phase on the winter solstice, when the light begins to return to the world. Now we too are increasing our power.

Building and finalizing upon the past two years, we will graduate this transit of our life by understanding that spirituality is not invisible, in fact, we are to learn that spirituality is within the material.  In reality, it is incomplete without the material.  It is only invisible if we do not accept it as a truth.  This is a window of time in which we become grounded, and come down to earth to be in awe of the spiritual within the material.  This includes money or currency, and energy or current.

Spirituality is not something we find outside of the material.  The sooner we understand this, the quicker we will be rewarded with more of the material we so desire, as it comes from the endless.

Synthesis of this truth will allow us to connect to our power and eliminate outer pressures and authorities of time, money, space, and energy.  We face a major promotion here if we can manage to get out of the obsession with the material being the end all say all.  We will need to overcome skepticism, suspiciousness, and pessimism, as well as self-importance and undisciplined thinking.

In this final stage, we have the seed of prosperity and new paths upon us as well as the last steps we need to take to really put our mind over matter.  We are not to throw out everything we have gone through, but to take that which we have accumulated and re-invest it into a new venture, a new you, a new path.

As each of these phases begins and ends on or around the winter solstice, it should be easy to keep track.

May we all accept our limitations in order to overcome them at any point in time.

If you would like a personal interpretation how this transit will affect you and your birthchart, please book a session with me as blog post is for the world at large, something we will all be influenced by.


Be sure to use the Capricorn Essential Oil Blend throughout this transit to keep it cool and get mind over matter!

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