Saturn just entered Aquarius for the first time in over two decades, and that’s a big deal. Saturn is the planet that rules discipline, order and limitations of the human condition. It’s right at home in Capricorn, where it’s been since 2017 — and in case you haven’t noticed it, things have been a little tense on planet Earth for the past three or four years. Now that Saturn has entered airy Aquarius, what changes are in store for us that may differ from its recent stay in earthy Capricorn?

Aquarius is the sign of rebellion

Aquarius is one of those authority-denying air signs that is all about liberty and free-spirited existence. Serious Saturn clashes with this carefree sign, which is a recipe for explosive conflict. When air and earth collide in disagreement, the results can be disastrous.

The last time Saturn was in Aquarius was during the years 1991 through 1993. The Cold War officially ended at this time, shortly after the 1989-1990 takedown of the Berlin Wall. This was also the span of years that a cease-fire sparked the end of the Persian Gulf War. Pablo Escobar surrendered to authorities, and Boris Yeltsin became the first elected Russian president. Jurassic Park stunned the world with its cinematic visuals and amazing storyline. Bill Clinton was President of the United States. The United States, along with the rest of the world, appeared to be optimistically crawling out of a momentary lapse of darkness.

But bad things also happened the last time Saturn was in Aquarius. The World Trade Center was bombed by six terrorists, injuring approximately 1,000 people (but fortunately only killing around six). This bombing wasn’t enough to destroy the WTC, but it was a shocking tragedy that rocked Americans, and shocked the world. Of course, that paled in comparison to the 2001 WTC terrorist attacks that killed thousands of innocent people. The years 1991 through 1993 also brought several natural disasters, such as the Mount Pinatubo volcano, which was the second largest volcanic eruption on the planet in the 20th century.

Twelfth house lessons

Saturn has entered Aquarius in the 12th house, a placement which is known to be the house of isolation, sadness and the unseen. When Aquarius falls in the 12th house, there is a feeling of dissatisfaction and bondage to the mundane. This isn’t an ideal placement, because when Saturn is in the 12th house, it creates nothing but obstacles against the liberating goals of Aquarius.

While it seems all doom-and-gloom, the current placement in the 12th house is more of a lesson in reality than a warning of hardship. Adaptability is the key word right now.


History tends to repeat itself, and that’s both a blessing and a curse. With the current planetary placements being what they are, it’s probably safe to say that there is going to be some very big changes coming our way in the near future. Of course, that could also be clearly observed through the response the entire world has given to the corona virus outbreak. Change is definitely on the horizon, and with Saturn entering the rebellious sign of Aquarius, things are going to get very interesting.

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