Saturn officially enters Aquarius on December 17, 2020 at 12:03 am ET. Saturn will remain in Aquarius until March 7, 2023.
Saturn had already entered Aquarius on March 21, 2020 until July 1, 2020, but had gone Retrograde in Aquarius in the summer of 2020 and then entered back into Capricorn between July 1, 2020 to December 17, 2020.
If you remember, when Saturn first entered Aquarius in March 2020 that is when social distancing started to become a household phrase. How interesting and appropriately timed, considering Aquarius represents social groups and friends, while Saturn represents restrictions and limitations.
As Saturn is entering Aquarius in December 2020, we also have Jupiter entering Aquarius, and I talk a lot about what that means in the Jupiter Conjunct Saturn in Aquarius December 21, 2020 Horoscope.
Saturn is mainly known as the ruler of Capricorn, but is also the ancient ruler of Aquarius until Uranus was discovered. Uranus is now considered the modern ruler of Aquarius.
As Saturn is strongly associated with Capricorn and the higher echelons of political power in society and authority figures, as well as structure of society we can expect a lot of attempts to impose strict rules and regulations to influence the direction of the collective while Saturn is in Aquarius, just as we saw when Saturn entered Aquarius in March 2020. I would encourage you to read that horoscope for associations with Saturn in Aquarius as I have already written a lot of details in that horoscope.
As well to get a better understanding of the power of Saturn, you may want to read more about Saturn in Capricorn as I have written a lot about that over the past 3 years. Jupiter and Saturn have been in Capricorn for most of 2020 along with Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto will remain in Capricorn for a few more years indicating that the transformations of political structure and society will continue, much of which has to do with digging up dirt of what goes on behind the scenes in business and politics.
Aquarius likes freedom, and especially as an air sign, freedom of thought and an expansion of consciousness. With Saturn in Aquarius we will likely see many contrasts between the freedom and awareness that the collective of society wants vs. what those in positions of authority and power want. We can especially expect that attempts at cen-sor-ship will be pushed further to influence the mindset of the collective by those in power. However, with Jupiter also in Aquarius in 2021, it’s quite possible that things could flip on those in power as the collective becomes more aware of and more interested in an expansion of freedom and free thought.
With Saturn in Aquarius we are likely to see many examples of how control works in groups, especially in regard to how hierarchies of power and control operate. In a hierarchy of power in groups, it is always the ones above, at the top, that control how those below operate. As Aquarius is also associated with philanthropy, with Saturn here we are likely to see examples of how foundations and charities operate in the world, with more awareness brought to how they are organized and who is in control.
But in Aquarius, we could see that people will likely look to form groups of like minded individuals, rather than be controlled by external pressure.
Aquarius also represents electric energy, technologies and a sci-fi perspective on reality, so it will be interesting to see what kind of technological developments occur during this period and how they influence our collective consciousness.
Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius is in earth sign Taurus now as well indicating biotechnologies, environmental considerations, money and financial matters are in focus. With the Moon in conjunction to Saturn at the time of transiting into Aquarius, it further indicates that the flow of money could become a stronger focus, and considering Uranus, cryptocurrencies could get more attention. With Saturn in Aquarius we could see the merging of technologies with the physical world and our bodies, but could also indicate imposing restrictions and controls like a social credit system and tracking systems.
As mentioned, with Saturn and Jupiter both in Aquarius in 2021 we could see strong contrasts between freedoms and restrictions which I already talk a lot about this already in the Jupiter Conjunct Saturn in Aquarius horoscope.
As Saturn first enters Aquarius, the waxing Moon is also in conjunction with Saturn on December 17, 2020 at 1:31 am. Read more about this waxing Moon with the New Moon in Sagittarius on December 14, 2020 and Total Solar Eclipse. The Moon brings attention to how this transition of Saturn into Aquarius can feel personal for each of us. It can indicate the importance of planning for what we want the future to become. This would be a good time to meditate, imagine and visualize positive accomplishments you want to manifest for the future. It can also indicate that dreams and visions we may have, especially those on the evening of the transition of Saturn into Aquarius, could lead to practical goals worth setting in the real world to help manifest the future we wish for and imagine.
Your Mindset and The Fate of the World.
Many believe that the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn marks an important time of awakening and change for the world. Some see it as a Great Awakening as Jupiter represents expansion and others see it as a Reaping as Saturn is Father Time and represents consequences and karmic debts that are due.
Saturn demands that we be more responsible. And so, during this period it is wise to consider what your mindset is, and how that influences the direction of the world we are creating. Aquarius reminds us to have brighter, positive thoughts even when faced with obstacles and challenges that Saturn can represent.
With Saturn in Aquarius during this period we could see people work toward developing freedom through responsibility, rather than freedom from responsibility.
Overall I see this as a period where people are increasingly going to want to know the truth about reality, and people are going to become much more vocal about things that don’t make sense. In 2021, Jupiter in Aquarius indicates an expanded vision of freedom for a better future. Any obstacles that Saturn represents that get in the way of the truth and freedom are likely to be met with equal resistance.
If the restrictions of Saturn continue to be placed upon the world by those in positions of power and control, as indicated by what has been happening in 2020 already, the desire for freedom will only strengthen as the counter-culture resists. Because Aquarius represents the mind and collective consciousness, we could continue to see increased attempts of mind-control measures imposed by the media, social media and those people in power that make such decisions to direct the thoughts and beliefs of the collective, which have noticeably ramped up significantly in 2020 already. However, as we live in a world of duality, the further people are pushed, the more likely we are to see people seeking freedom.
A concerning issue with Saturn is that it has a symbolism that is heavier and can represent negativity and depression, which can be induced by information that comes your way when in Aquarius. So, it is wise to put in extra effort to keep yourself positive and tap into the more expanded mindset that Aquarius and Jupiter encourage to help you overcome the lulls. Turning off negative news, and connecting with people that are positive, reading books and watching movies that are more positive can be helpful.
The positive side of Saturn is that it can represent achieving success and accomplishing goals by putting in the effort and work to bring completion. In Aquarius, working with groups with positive goals can lead to rewards.
Hopefully what we will see is a more positive awareness awakened in humanity – not only of the citizens of the world, but also a change in the mindsets of those in positions of power. We can hope that the higher wisdom of Aquarius will positively influence the perspectives of those in authority in a way that is positively associated with the collective.
Of course I will be talking much more about current events regarding Saturn in Aquarius as we head into the future and I encourage you to check out the links above in this horoscope as there are plenty of astrological details to learn about as we enter this period.