The seeds of the Capricorn stellium are blooming now

Capricorn stelliumSteven Forrest has posted a lovely video discussing the travel of Uranus, Neptune and Saturn through Capricorn in the 1980s and 1990s and you can watch it here.  Steven was my first teacher and I respect him greatly – his books The Inner Sky and The Changing Sky are required reading for beginners and really, for anyone who hasn’t read them.

In the video Steven discusses the humans that were born when Uranus and Neptune were in Capricorn during this period as being seeds of humanity that are about to flower now that Saturn and Pluto are both in Capricorn.

About Capricorn

Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac, and associated with the tenth house of achievement in the material world.  Under the influence of Capricorn we tend to be more serious, perhaps more introverted.  Life can seem like a hard slog as we do The Things Which Must Be Done, and we might sometimes forget why we’re even doing them.  But the symbol for Capricorn, as well as its ruling planet Saturn, is the sure-footed mountain goat which climbs ridiculous peaks without stumbling or falling, always achieving its goals.

The conjunction of Uranus and Neptune

The Uranus/Neptune conjunction of the 1990s was an extremely significant period.  Outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) are transformational forces and they generally apply a great deal of pressure on the human experience when they are in alignment with each other.  Uranus inspires us to revolt and rebel against a stale and outmoded status quo and Neptune inspires us to transcend the material world to find bliss and an experience of the divine.  When these two aligned in the early 1990s there was a flood of “New Age” practices and literature, with a divine combination of delusion and magic.

The combination of these two is particularly difficult for those that were born during this time. That particular combination of planets has a quality of genius but also of psychological difficulties as the radical innovation of Uranus combines with the fantasy and illusion of Neptune.  There is an enormous amount of creative potential with this entire generation, but many of them are extremely sensitive emotionally as well.  It is under this influence that the concept of “Indigo Children” arose, and many of the kids of this age group exhibit these Indigo tendencies such as heightened psychic awareness and sensitivity.

The Capricorn Stellium

In 1988 Saturn, planet of grounding and the material world and Capricorn’s ruler, entered Capricorn and aligned with Neptune, followed closely by Uranus in December of 1988.  At times Mercury and Venus dipped into Capricorn and during those periods there were four planets in Capricorn.  The Capricorn stellium peaked in the winter of 1989, with six planets (including Sun and Moon) in Capricorn in December 1989 and seven planets in January 1990 when Venus joined the party.

Steven makes a point in his video that the children born during this period are seeds for a new world.  Is it a coincidence that the birth rate peaked between 1989 and 1993?  Perhaps he is right, and more humans were seeded during this time and under these planetary influences were born so that they could take their rightful place in history around the time of their first Saturn returns which is coming up over the next few years.

Capricorn manifests in a number of different ways depending on the individual and the rest of the chart.  Ruled by Saturn, the planet of hard work and challenge, people with this Capricorn stellium may find themselves saddled with a difficult life and more obligations and responsibilities than one person could reasonably handle.  Alternatively, they may dedicate themselves to their craft and become highly successful at an early age.  It is said of Saturn and Capricorn people that they are “old when they’re young and young when they’re old.”  All of that hard work in childhood, if it doesn’t kill us, prepares us for an easier life when our achievements begin to flower.

What’s next?

Those individuals born during the peak of the Capricorn stellium have been hammered by Pluto (planet of destruction and regeneration) over the past few years.  One thing about having a stellium in your chart, this tight grouping of planets in a row, is that when a planet in the sky begins a transit affecting those planets it will hit not only one but all of them.  This can last a while when you have four, five, six or seven planets in a stellium!   The Saturn return period for these individuals begins this year and depending on the date of birth will peak sometime over the next five years. Jupiter, planet of liberation and confidence, will move into Capricorn in December 2019 which will help to soften the contracting influence of all the Saturn and Capricorn and open up new doorways and ideas for change.

Capricorn stelliumThese periods can be very difficult, but for Saturn/Capricorn people they have the potential to be life changing in highly beneficial ways.  Many of the Capricorn stellium people, with the dreamy genius of Uranus/Neptune in their charts, have had difficulty coming to terms with the duality in their personalities between the creative inspiration of Uranus/Neptune and the requirement of grounding and achievement of Saturn/Capricorn.  Under these influences right now and in the coming years, this will change and these young people will find their feet and begin to make a huge impact on our society.

No pressure, kids, but we really need you right now!  I for one am looking forward to what you can do to help set our world back on track.

By | 2018-10-15T11:17:21+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Featured posts, Planetary cycles|19 Comments


  1. weaver October 16, 2018 at 2:00 am - Reply

    great post!

    • Lynn Hayes October 17, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

      Thanks Weaver!❤️

  2. Laura October 16, 2018 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this fascinating overview of the Nuptune/Uranus clan. I know a few of them, and have found their worldview to be soulful as well as revolutionary . ..and I agree with you , Lynn, we sorely need their assistance in birthing the shift into the age of Aquarius . ..

    • Lynn Hayes October 17, 2018 at 8:17 am - Reply

      Thanks for your comments Laura, it will be so interesting to see what this generation will do. I only wish we were leaving the planet in better shape for them.

  3. Rual October 21, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Thank you for lots of helpful information.
    People born in 1960 – they had started their first saturn return in 1989
    does that mean they passed through this ?

    • Lynn Hayes October 22, 2018 at 8:05 am - Reply

      People born in 1960 with Saturn in Capricorn had their first Saturn return during the Capricorn stellium in 1989 – so yes. And the second Saturn Return, with Saturn in Capricorn, is coming up!

  4. hashtag October 21, 2018 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    “Seeds of the New World”??! They say this about every generation. If you read Barbara Hand Clow’s book, she says that my generation (60s, with P and ur opp Chiron) will “bridge the rainbow path” to lead us along.

    It’s a bit of b.s., really–whey do astrologer always stay stuff like that? Ugh.

    • Lynn Hayes October 22, 2018 at 7:59 am - Reply

      Your generation, which I also wrote about in the past few weeks, has its own significance. I don’t think astrologers say stuff like this about every generation, but sometimes the planetary configurations are so significant that we hope the world will be changed. Sadly, it doesn’t seem to often happen in the way we hope it will.

  5. santiago fatal November 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    i’m ready. I must be one of the last scions born in 1994 with a 1st house stellium.

    • Lynn Hayes November 24, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      Awesome Santiago. Check back in and tell us about your experiences.

  6. Christopher Corona November 28, 2018 at 3:00 am - Reply

    Born 01-17-1989 and through personal experience I could say I preach compassion patience and kindness even to the ones who try to harm our way of life as well as my worldview which has since childhood and will continue to remain the same . Only working together could we change the ways of life that have brought the world down for a very long time now. My strongest suit is never changing my perspective or losing joy from my heart after lifes downs bombard my days… I’m not anyone more special than the next but I will do my best to shed my love onto all forms of life I come across…

    • Lynn Hayes November 29, 2018 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      Beautifully written, Christopher. ❤️

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  8. Sai Grafio December 25, 2018 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    my n node is 23 Capricorn

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  11. simone January 25, 2019 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Thank you Lynn! I was born with 6 planets in Capricorn (4 in my 5th house) I am undergoing my Saturn return right now and its all so bittersweet. This was a great explanation of what is cosmically happening to this Aquarius. : )

    • Lynn Hayes January 26, 2019 at 2:11 am - Reply

      I’m glad it was helpful Simone! ❤️

  12. Chloe February 5, 2019 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    so hopeful and readily working!!!

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