On December 19, 2017 Saturn entered Capricorn for the first time in nearly 30 years. Saturn doesn’t fully leave Capricorn until December 18, 2020. During Saturn’s transit through Capricorn it catches up to Pluto and is joined by Jupiter in a rare planetary alignment that hasn’t happened in Capricorn for 733 years.
Equally remarkable was how Saturn entered Capricorn near the December Solstice in 2017. In the last three hundred years the closest December Solstice when Saturn entered Capricorn was in 1870. It will be over 200 years before a similar event happens again. These events are calling our attention to the power of this particular journey of Saturn through Capricorn when Saturn at Zero Capricorn was rising on the Galactic Cross near Galactic Center very close to the Sun. This is a rare, once in 26,000 year event!
December Solstice Sun On the Galactic Cross
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 Galactic 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.
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 alignment of the Sun on the Cross at the Solstices last from at least 1962 until 2034. It is a special Solstice time that happens 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)
A Rare 2.5 year Window was activated lasting well into 2020
The 2017 December Solstice was the only time in 26,000 years when the Sun and Saturn rose together on the Galactic Cross. It was (and continues to be) a time for seeding new possibilities through our thoughts, feelings and actions up until the end of 2020 with the strength and wisdom of Saturn bringing our intentions into the world of form.
Every Solstice (especially now until 2034 or 2070 if using a full 72 year window from the center point of 1998) is a powerful time to be with the Rising or Setting Sun in ceremonial witness while also energizing whatever it is you are desiring to seed into this reality. This is especially true for the time Saturn is in Capricorn.
I imagine we are seeding a NEW 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.
Learn More About Saturn in Capricorn
Daniel Giamario and Cayelin Castell shared much more about Saturn’s journey through Capricorn in the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School’s 2017 class including a major revisioning of the Capricorn Archetype. Details