by Lina Elisabeth Preston 2 min read

Saturn in Capricorn 2020-2023

By Lina Preston

Saturn’s journey through the twelve signs is slow and his influence is deep. Saturn brings to light the karmic issues of each sign he transits. What can we expect during Saturn’s stay in Capricorn?

From Dynamic Fire to Solid Earth

Saturn’s transit in the previous sign Sagittarius - a fire sign representing morals, ethics and law - has showed us deep divisions when interpreting right conduct and justice. Saturn, a first rate malefic, has the power to block, to cause obstruction and delay.

The energy of the earth sign Capricorn is cool and firm. Saturn rules this sign and is strong here.

Solid Matter

Capricorn is the last of the Earth signs. It is also the first of the winter signs (in the northern hemisphere), a time when the ground is frozen and hard.

Rocks, mountains and all products beneath the earth are governed by Saturn. Saturn (and Capricorn) govern the core structure of buildings and hierarchies.

Saturn in Capricorn wants us to face reality. Saturn is ambitious and thorough, aware that each step on the way towards the top needs attention. Capricorns are determined and know how to work methodically.

Capricorns understand the need for safety and security and will brace themselves for hard times. They can be frugal and many Capricorns enjoy simple living.

They must watch out for selfishness. Being selfish can make a Capricorn hard, rigid and demanding. Capricorns, however, often have group consciousness. They are workers. They labor. They understand well that “many hands make a miracle”. Togetherness is power.

A Wake up call

Planet Earth needs attention! During Saturn’s transit in Capricorn we will have to face environmental problems and do everything we can to save our planet. We need to listen to the call of duty. We need to be of service to our mother Earth.


“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.”

Saturn and Capricorns are hard, tough and solid. Their real strength lies in their ability to persevere. Saturn rules longevity and he wants things to last. To persevere implies hard work, humility and patience.

Perseverance is of prime importance on the spiritual path. As Paramhansa Yogananda puts it: “Perseverance is the whole magic of Spiritual Success.”


Peace and blessings for the New Year!


Dates to Remember:

January 23, 2020 Saturn enters Capricorn

May 10 - Sept 28, 2020 Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn

November 20, 2020 - Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in

November 20, 2021 Capricorn

December 30, 2020 Pluto/ Saturn/Jupiter in Capricorn

May 23, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021 Saturn retrograde in Capricorn

April 29, 2022 - July 12, 2022 Saturn in Aquarius

July 12, 2022 - Jan 17, 2023 Saturn back in Capricorn

June 4, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022 Saturn retrograde

January 17th, 2023 Saturn enters Aquarius


Read more about Saturn's transit in Aquarius between 2023-2025.

Lina Elisabeth Preston
Lina Elisabeth Preston

Lina Elisabeth Preston has been doing astrological consultations for 20 years. She is a certified Jyotish Visharada and member and practitioner with the Council of Vedic Astrology. Lina also works with vedic gemstones. A long time meditator and disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, Lina lives with her husband Binay at Ananda Village, a spiritual community in Northern California. Lina and Binay founded their business Northern Lights in 1990.

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