On December 19, 2017 Saturn enters Capricorn for the first time in nearly 30 years. Saturn moves through Capricorn through 2020 as it catches up to Pluto and is joined by Jupiter in a rare planetary line-up that year that hasn’t happened in Capricorn for 733 years.
Equally remarkable and setting up the time Saturn is in Capricorn is how Saturn is entering Capricorn near the December Solstice. In the last three hundred years the closest Solstice entrance of Saturn into Capricorn was in 1870 and it is over 200 years before that happens again.
When the Sun enters Capricorn we have the longest night and the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere. The opposite is true in the Southern Hemisphere. We are living in a rare time when the Sun at the December Solstice is on the Gal
actic Cross (where the plane of the Solar System intersects the Plane of the Galaxy near the Center of our Galaxy). The Solstice Sun rises on the Galactic Cross for three days due to the stand still of the Sun. The word Solstice literally means Sun Stand Still.
So we are living in a unique time where the Sun is on the Cross for three days at time most connected to seeding a new Solar Cycle. The Summer Solstice Sun is doing the same thing but it is in the opposite part of the sky on the Galactic Cross at the Galactic Edge (more about that in another article).
The Solstice Sun was exact on the Galactic Cross in 1998 according the calculations of an astronomer named John Muess. We also know that these seasonal points move about one degree every 72 years so this line-up then is lasting from 1962 until 2034. An event that can only happen like this every 25,920 years or 26,000 years if we round it up. So we are fortunate to be living at the end and beginning of an entire 26,000 year cycle. See Daniel Giamario’s article on this for more)
This December Solstice is the only time in 26,000 years when the Sun and Saturn are rising on the Galactic Cross together suggesting what we are energizing through our thoughts, feelings and actions is seeding this new cycle with the strength and wisdom of Saturn to bring our intentions into the world of form.
Your opportunity at this time is to be with the Rising or Setting Sun in a ceremonial witness kind of way energizing whatever it is you are desiring to seed into this reality. I am imagine this is about seeding a world that honors the Earth and the elder wisdom available to us when we take time to listen and be aware of what is truly sustainable and benefits all life everywhere now and for the future generations.
This doesn’t mean we will see the results of these intentions today, tomorrow, next year or even in the next few years because it takes time for the seeds to sprout and grow. However, it is important to plant these seeds now so a New Earth can emerge from the old.
The immense opportunity available now is nothing short of a miracle. When used wisely Saturn teaches also teaches us the value of taking full responsibility for all that we do. This includes taking responsibility for the mistakes we have made. This isn’t about being punished or shamed or blamed but rather about recognizing where we can do better going forward. In that sense this is about learning, growing and evolving beyond what we thought was possible expressing the wisdom of what we have learned in all that we do going forward. This requires courage and commitment along with being willing to learn new ways as the old ways are no longer sustainable.
Daniel Giamario and Cayelin Castell will share much more about Saturn’s journey through Capricorn in the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School’s December 30 online video class while also looking at the 2018 year ahead in a 2 plus hours class that includes covering your questions and comments. Details and Sign Up for the December 30 Class.