Saturn in Capricorn Tarot Spread

Saturn in Capricorn Tarot Spread - Saturn is leaving Sagittarius and transiting to Capricorn on December 19 2017 until March 21 2020. Reflect on what was Saturn in Sagittarius and what this new transit in Capricorn may bring for you.


Saturn is leaving Sagittarius where it’s been transiting for the last three years: December 23 2014 – December 19 2017.

Saturn will now be transiting into Capricorn on December 19 2017 until March 21 2020 (where Saturn is quite at home) after which Saturn will enter Aquarius.

Saturn will retrograde once more while in Aquarius and back into Capricorn on July 1 2020, but will enter Aquarius again on December 16 2020.

Since Saturn stays in a sign for about three years, we can look at this time as a new chapter where we will be tested and challenged to make the most of the cards we’re dealt, make do with what we have and rise up.

As Saturn shifts from Sagittarius to Capricorn, let’s have a moment to reflect on what’s happened in our lives over the last three years.

Saturn in Sagittarius is all about:

  • Truth
  • Authenticity
  • Travel
  • Moving
  • Exploration
  • Learning
  • Expansion
  • Mass communication
  • Ruling hips, thighs, sciatic nerve and liver


This is just to name a few; adding Saturn to the mix can emphasize challenges that we may have faced or situations that may have come up in which we needed to make changes and rise up against these challenges.

For more about Saturn in Sagittarius transits between 2014 and 2017, find more at Café Astrology.

If you’re facing your Saturn return (born between 1988 and 1991 – you’ll be having your Saturn return soon) or have a dominant Capricorn chart or your ascendant is Capricorn (making Saturn your natal chart ruler), you may feel this transition of Saturn in Capricorn more than others.

For more details and approximate dates for any Saturn return, check out this Saturn Return Calculator.

This particular transit for some may give the feeling of being under the tight scrutiny of Saturn, right under his thumb, testing you.

Yet, Saturn is like a strict wise teacher that only gives you the tough assignments because they know you can meet the challenge and do better (even if you whine and complain the whole time), but afterwards you’ll realise they only challenged you for your own good.

Saturn in Capricorn is all about:

  • Maturity
  • Achievements
  • Structure
  • Physicality
  • Responsibilities
  • Government
  • Ruling teeth, skin, bones, joints and knees

For more about Saturn in Capricorn in its transits between 2017 and 2020, check out Café Astrology.


Journal Prompts for Saturn Transits


So, to understand where we’re going, we have to know where we’ve been.

Some astrologers point out that astrology is more about finding trends and understanding cycles rather than making future predictions.

We can look at past cycles of Saturn in Capricorn (which was 1988 to 1991) and see what happened during that time.

Let’s take a look at what was Saturn in Sagittarius.

Saturn has been in Sagittarius from December 23 2014 until December 19 2017 and before that was November 1985 to February 1988.

If you were around between November 1985 and February 1988 (Saturn in Sagittarius), you can take a look to see what important changes may have happened or repeated between 1985-1988 and 2014-2017.

Saturn was in Capricorn last between February 1988 and February 1991. If you were around then, you can reflect to see what the challenges were back then and what you may face now in the next 3 years.

For a complete chart of Saturn transits from the years 1919 to 2030, check out this Saturn Astrological Calendar.

* As a side note, Saturn retrogrades like other planets, so the transit period for Sagittarius and Capricorn dates will be affected by retrograde periods.

Although Saturn was in Sagittarius between 1985 and 1988 and Capricorn between 1988 and 1991, there were retrograde period during those times.

For an accurate chart where your Saturn is, visit to get your free chart to find the sign your natal Saturn is in.


Saturn & Tarot


Before starting the Saturn in Capricorn Tarot Spread, take some time to reflect on this recent past transit of Saturn in Sagittarius over the last three years and write down anything significant that may have been Saturn and/or Sagittarius themed.

Keep this part on a separate page that you can reflect back on later.

If you remember and were around between 1988 and 1991, write down anything significant that may have happened that was Saturn and/or Capricorn themed during that time.

Write this down on a separate page to reflect on at the end of this Saturn in Capricorn transit.

For this Saturn in Capricorn Tarot Spread, lay the cards in any pattern or way that you prefer and make a note of the positions by writing them down as you record your reading.

Keep the outcome of this spread with your notes and reflections of the past transits.

Choose a deck that you feel will best suit this Tarot Spread, focusing on the upcoming transit for the next three years as you shuffle.

Select the cards in your usual fashion or in any way that you feel guided to.


Saturn in Capricorn Tarot Spread


  1. What did I learn from Saturn in Sagittarius?
  2. What did I gain from Saturn in Sagittarius?
  3. What will I learn from Saturn in Capricorn?
  4. What will I gain from Saturn in Capricorn?
  5. How can I make the most out of this upcoming transit?
  6. How will Saturn in Capricorn affect my work/job/career? (If you have a business and a day job, you can split this question in two positions/cards – one for day job and one for business)
  7. How will this transit affect my relationships? (This can also be split into two or more positions with extra cards if you want to focus on specific relationships: personal, friendship, romantic, marriage, work relationships, etc.)
  8. How will this upcoming transit affect my health?
  9. When the transit of Saturn in Capricorn is over, what will I have to look forward to as we transition into Saturn in Aquarius?


Feel free to try this spread and record your results in your notebook, tarot journal or book of shadows to reflect on throughout the year and transit of Saturn in Capricorn, or even as we get ready for Saturn in Aquarius in the year 2020.

This way we can see the lessons learned and add any new details or information that we have gained through the next three years as a record of this transition.


Until next time!
Stacey & the Tarot Pugs



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Saturn in Capricorn Tarot Spread - Saturn is leaving Sagittarius and transiting to Capricorn on December 19 2017 until March 21 2020. Reflect on what was Saturn in Sagittarius and what the transit in Capricorn may bring for you.


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