Saturn transiting the 12 Signs of the Zodiac
Saturn's Transit for the World and in your Personal Life
by Hassan Jaffer
Keywords for Saturn are laws, curbs, obstacles, embargos, regulations, shortages, rations and the industry, and you will have each of these themes reflected in the sign it is transiting for about two and a half years. for example, in the sign of Virgo now, it will bring shortages and grassroots movements to help the economy.
Each planets goes around the Earth in its own orbit and seems to reflect events particular to the nature observed for that planet.
It takes Saturn approximately 28 to 29 years to complete its journey around the Earth. In a person's own chart, this coincides with the famous Saturn return which heralds a certain amount of maturity and and adulthood. It can coincide with some struggles but a realization that life is not just fun but requires a lot of hard work as well. Seen from a positive viewpoint, it makes one want to give something tangible back to the society. At a personal level. Saturn touches your Sun sign four times in a very important 7-year period. In other words, you experience four 7 year periods in one Saturn cycle. Depending on whether Saturn is on your Ascendant (new maturity and responsibility), at the bottom in the 4th house (no public response and low profile), or 7th house (testing of marriage) or on top of your chart (recognition), it is an important barometer of one's interaction with the public and reflects one's success in the public life as well.
In terms of world predictions, Saturn stays in each sign of the zodiac for approximately 2 1/2 years moving from Aries to Pisces. I have found that when Saturn is in the last degrees of the sign of Sagittarius (speculation and the stock market), it coincides with the market crash. I first observed this with the Oct 1929 crash when Saturn was late Sagittarius and based on this, I predicted the October 1987 crash (in our 1986 newsletter Astrotrends). The next crash is slated for Oct 2017! Interestingly, as the sign of Sagittarius is also related to religion, we make the prediction that before the market crash, there will be scandals affecting some evangelists, and a few months later, the Jim Baker scandal broke in the news!
Pluto has also been in Sagittarius from 1995 till end of Nov 2008, and based on this we had predicted a complete redefining of the market (not just a crash like in the case for Saturn). This is what we are in now and the whole way of doing banking and credit etc is being reevaluated around the world. As Sagittarius is also the sign for transportation, this is the reason why we had indicated that the big car manufacturers will also be affected till end of Nov 2008.
Saturn in the sign of Leo from July 2005 till till September 2007: Leo is the sign of monarchies and the heart. In our World predictions till the Year 2017, we wrote about end of some monarchies in Mideast, sadness if the house of Windsor, danger to monarchies (Nepal royal family was killed by the young heir), heart attacks of some monarchs (King Fahd died of heart) and Egyptian gold mummies excavated. This also symbolized the end of the "Age of the Golden Movies" era and actors from that era.
Saturn in the sign of Virgo from September 2007 till April 2010: Virgo is the sign of perfection, trade, service, precision, health products, herbal medicine, and all of these will be affected by this transit. Precision atomic scales will be invented, conservative values and ideologies will be followed, people will become more frugal and cut short any waste, productivity will go up as the standards are raised, new digital broadcasting standards will be implemented, and emphasis will be one natural remedies and raw food. Natural cures for digestive problems will be instrumental in preventive health care.
Saturn in the sign of Libra from April 2010 till October 2012: Libra is a law sign and shows administrative skills. Healthwise, it also "rules" kidneys and the sugar metabolism. With Saturn in Libra, we can expect new management and team theories developed, major reform of the courts, legal and the judicial system, new theories of law and order introduced. Kidney problems will increase but also a cure for diabetes discovered.
Saturn in the sign of Scorpio from October 2012 till September 2015: Saturn in Scorpio will coincide with Mining on the Moon, OPEC redefined, Gothic and black leather, latex and punk will be in vogue (we had accurately predicted this last time in 1988!), AIDs will be curtailed during this period but also an increase in uro-genital area problems as well as cures. There will be major mining accidents now and geo-vandalism will be at its worst unfortunately (natural forces used in war). Misuse of power and torture will go unnoticed till after this transit if over. Guns will be curtailed especially the assault rifles and large magazines which should not be in the hands of the general public. Violent crime will increase but will lead to stricter gun controls and checks. Mental health issues will be re-evaluated and abuse by practitioners dealt with as well. Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn together show the skeleton logos on many clothing lines. Unfortunately, most of them subconsciously provoke the violent anger and rebelliousness amongst the teenagers who are targeted for this line.
Saturn in the sign of Sagittarius from September 2015 till December 2017: Saturn goes into Sagittarius actually in December 2014, then again in June 2015 and then finally back into Sagittarius from September 2015. The first time this happened, we had correctly predicted the smoking ban in subways and busses. This time the ban will be all over the world. International free trade (just like last time it was between the US, Canada and Mexico). Stock Market Crash Oct 2017!! Again church scandals and fundamentalist revival. Some of the most productive discoveries in the fields of education and astronomy. Solar cars and other means of transportation including air and water powered (using hydrogen from the water) will be perfected during this period.