If you were born between November 22 and December 21 then, astrologically speaking, the zodiac sign associated with your date of birth is Sagittarius. However, if you came into this world some time between December 22 and January 19, then you're a Capricorn. Why are these dates important? Well it turns out that there is a major planetary transit period soon on December 19 for both these signs, specifically because Saturn's passing through the signs will end for one, and start for the other. So how does the Saturn shift affect moms? Luckily, astrology experts Linda Furiate and Suzie Kerr Wright shared their insights with Romper to explain everything you need to know about how your parenting dynamic may change during Saturn's passing.
Before diving head first into the complex waters of how the transition of Saturn will influence your particular sign, you might be curious about some of the basics. When it comes to planetary transitions in the zodiac, "the planets regulate energy flow and represent the dimensions of experience," according to Astrology. Each planet has its own qualities and thus distinct interactions occur between the various signs. As it turns out, "Saturn transits can be considered cycles of achievement and maturity; these periods in our lives can truly feel like lessons," as Cafe Astrology noted. Since both Sagittarius and Capricorn enjoy their freedom and independence, it's important to consider how Saturn might affect the realm of control for these signs.
Determination would be an understatement to describe your great strength in parenthood if you are a Sagittarius and Capricorn. So what can you expect as Saturn makes its transit through your sign? For Sagittarians, the return of Saturn ends December 20, 2017 and Capricorn will see Saturn enter on December 19, 2017, according to Cafe Astrology. Additionally, Kerr Wright says that any of the given planets will likely tend to occupy a sign for anywhere between two and three years. That means for Sagittarius, Saturn has been in your sign since the last half of 2015 and Capricorns will see Saturn leave at the end of 2020.
You likely already know how your astrological sign informs your parenting style, but you may not be too familiar with the role Saturn plays in the zodiac. Your favorite ringed planet seems to have two prime directives: according to Astrology, Saturn represents the, "urge to defend integrity, safety, and security through tangible achievement," which basically means you like to put your money where your mouth is by acting on your internal drive.
"The movement of the planet Saturn into Capricorn may be a good reprieve for moms," Furiate tells Romper. "Over the next three years — while Saturn is in Capricorn — discipline, respect, and honor may become the norm." Capricorn's natural desire for structure is amplified by Saturn pushing this sign to manifest a secure environment in the home through diligence. If your child happens to share your same sign, "they may benefit when they witness the royal payoff of success from hard work and determination." For the tenth sign of the zodiac, having Saturn around seems to be a win-win in the parenting realm.
For moms born under the ninth sign of the zodiac, don't feel too bad about Saturn leaving. "The New Moon will occur in the sign of Sagittarius on December 18, 2017," Furiate tells Romper. "This cycle perfectly aligns and is a great time for moms to impart their wisdom and insight onto their children." A bit of a twist on the old saying, as one planet's door closes, a new moon's door opens, right? Kerr Wright further echoes this sentiment saying, "there will be more systems and processes put in place to protect kids during this time." Sagittarius parents will feel a surge and shift in energy as Saturn leaves, the New Moon phase begins, and the Winter Solstice starts December 21, 2017. All of this activity will leave you feeling motivated to proactively get your house and home in order — both literally and metaphorically.
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