2020 is a year of planetary energetic shifts one of which is Saturn moving into the sign of Aquarius. Saturn will transit Aquarius in a 2 ½ to 3-year trek starting briefly from March 21-July 1, 2020 and from December 17, 2020-March 7, 2023. Get ready to experience accountability as it relates to Aquarian/Uranian themes. Aquarius is the rebel and the humanitarian. There is a desire for freedom and independence. With Saturn transiting this sign, we will be called to consider our personal and collective relationship to freedom. Many of us desire freedom, but are we truly willing to accept the responsibilities that come with freedom? This transit will bring this question and many more to the surface for analysis and integration.
The Responsibility of Freedom
Saturn transiting through Aquarius will ask the collective to be accountable and responsible for Aquarius related themes. The ruler of Aquarius is Uranus, and Uranus values freedom for itself and others. Uranus is the unexpected change agent and the lightning bolt of epiphanies and revelations. Whenever Saturn transits a particular sign, it is time to get serious and create a solid, stable way to embrace the qualities of that particular sign. Concerning Aquarius, we will all be called upon to consider how we are or are not embracing our freedom and the freedoms of others.
Contrary to popular belief, freedom is earned. This is a very Saturn in Aquarius statement as Saturn is about hard work. While some may feel that Saturn is the stern taskmaster raining on the parade, this is not true. Saturn simply asks that we work hard to gain what we desire. With Saturn, we earn our keep, and because we earn our keep, we are the more mature and solid for having learned how to do so. As Saturn transits Aquarius, a thorough analysis of freedoms of all types will be up for review. If we want to be free, are we as individuals and as a collective must be willing to be responsible to and for ourselves as well as to each other to obtain and maintain the freedoms that we desire? Freedom is often achieved at a cost. Saturn transiting in Aquarius asks us to consider if we are willing to hold ourselves responsible for the freedoms that we have and desire.
There are several key themes to consider during the Saturn in Aquarius transit. The following is a breakdown of possible scenarios that could occur to help individuals and humanity make the shift into being more responsible in an Aquarian matter.
–Facing codependency issues-Aquarius is independent. Clingy, needy behavior is generally a turn-off for this sign. Those with codependency issues may be forced through unexpected happenings to deal with their inability to stand on their own two feet. Healthy relationships are formed with individuals that are capable of balancing togetherness with being alone.
–Owning individuality-Who are you exactly? Do you even know? Have you spent your life emulating others? Aquarius is known for walking to the beat of their own drum. Being a carbon copy of others only keeps you from knowing who you are. Saturn transiting Uranus will ask many of us to truly consider who we are and ask up to have the courage to be who we are-even when it goes against the “norm.” Are you compromising yourself to belong to the group? Discussions about groupthink behavior may surface now through events that make us consider how we as individuals and as a collective diminish our true expressions to belong.
–Breaking free of the status quo-Individually and collectively, there will be a desire to release the shackles of what is considered the “right thing to do.” What is best for some, may not be right for others. For example, the status quo of getting married, having 2.5 children and the house in suburbia may not align with some people. Are you willing to release expectations from others and society to live freely as you please? Saturn transiting Aquarius asks that you take the responsibility of living freely by releasing the outdated.
–Liberating humanity-As a collective, have we made it possible for everyone to be free? This is an issue that may surface as Aquarius is the sign of the humanitarian. Is it the responsibility of the collective to ensure the freedoms of everyone globally, or is freedom something that should be achieved by those that work hard for it? A global exploration of freedom and what it means to humanity and how to responsibly achieve freedom is to be considered.
–Using the internet responsibly-The internet is ruled by Uranus, and as a collective, we have seen how there have been crackdowns regarding the use of this innovative medium. While the internet connects us, it can also be used in detrimental ways. Both individually and collectively, expect a rise in discussions about the responsible use of the internet. Limitations (Saturn) on the internet may occur in response to concerns about how the internet is used.
How to Maximize this Saturn Transit
Saturn transits are not to be feared. Saturn asks that we face things clearly to achieve growth and maturity. Here are a few suggestions to help you make the most of the Saturn in Aquarius transit.
-Responsibly seek freedom. If you are planning on breaking free from a stifling situation, this is encouraged under this transit. However, Saturn simply asks that you have a plan or two in place.
-Seek responsibility for how you use the internet. Be responsible for what you post and how you connect with others.
-Challenge the status quo. Just because something is good for others doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Aquarius is the rebel that is willing to walk outside the lines to live an authentic life. Saturn asks that you challenge the status quo responsibly. This energy can also manifest in Saturn posing limits on your life because you are being contrary or different at your detriment. If you should encounter limits to your freedom, understand that these limits manifested to get you to consider carefully how you approach using and gaining your freedom.
Ultimately, the Saturn in Aquarius transit offers us the opportunity to rapidly progress by taking responsibility and accountability for our personal and collective freedoms.
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