Sunday, June 28, 2015

Born in 1989: Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune conjunct in Capricorn



Were you born in the year 1989? Well, you’re a part of a very special generation: one that has Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune all conjunct in Capricorn. Only people born in this year specifically have this three-way conjunction because even though Saturn remained in Capricorn through 1990, it was too far away from Uranus during that year to be conjunct. Yet, 1989 was when all of these stars aligned, for the entire year. Yes, this stellium is a part of my chart, with Saturn and Neptune falling into the 12th. Whatever house the Saturn-Uranus-Neptune conjunction falls in is where the issues of the stellium are going to manifest in that life area in a very powerful, focused way. We’ve got a few more years, my fellow 1989 folks, until our Saturn Return. So, we might as well learn these lessons now, ahead of time.

Let’s take Saturn in Capricorn, first and foremost. Now, this is a dignified placement; the ruling planet of Capricorn. But, I always say that dignified placements can be, in the words of Charles Dickens, the best of times and the worst of times. They can make you really skilled in the areas of this planet but they can also make you express this planet really excessively. With Saturn in Capricorn, there can be a huge amount of maturity but this can also make for a person who is very easily stressed. I feel like Capricorn Saturn people my age were born to be stressed out. As fate would have it, we’ve all started becoming adults and entering the real world as Pluto has been transiting Capricorn, putting a lot on our plates. Pluto in Capricorn has been all about the dramas of career insecurity, unemployment, rising debt, and crowded job markets. So, of course, this is how the real world welcomes my generation in: by fully showing us just how terrible and stressful it can be.

We shouldn’t be so quick to blame, though, as it’s done nothing but emphasize our ability to be pessimistic. Even the most optimistic Capricorn Saturn folks have a horribly grouchy pessimist inside of them, always waiting to release a heavy, stressed-out sigh. Saturn represents what we worry about. And with Saturn in Capricorn, worrying is something that just fuels itself. We can worry about everything and then worry about worrying. The greater influence Saturn has in your chart, the truer this will be. For me, as such a Saturn-heavy person, anxiety is something that can just become an endless loop, if I let it. And I’ve noticed in my born-in-1989 peers that no matter what good times roll, there is this sense of us waiting for the other shoe to drop. It’s a fatalistic, fuck-my-life attitude that can end up making everything about being a grown-up just seem depressing. This either leads to you exhausting yourself by being overly responsible or veering toward irresponsibility because you feel like you’re going to be screwed, no matter what. 



After all, Saturn in Capricorn people are not flawlessly responsible. I don’t think any Saturn sign is. And I’ve noticed in myself that Capricorn Saturn can choose to be very responsible, in certain ways, in order to avoid responsibility, in other ways. Again, this all depends on the house placement. I’ve also seen this contradiction in many friends of mine: being very adult, in one sense, but still having a pretty regressive or immature side. It’s as if Saturn in Capricorn knows how hard life is so well that we just want to pick and choose our struggles, instead of embracing all of the struggles. For some, they might be really excellent at paying their bills, holding down a steady job, and being financially responsible. But, they might be terrible at dealing with feelings of depression or being fully accountable for their decisions in life. For others, they might be very internally mature and self-aware but they work on their minds and souls but much more than their careers. They may be old souls and everything yet really struggle to be a very substantial, esteemed person in society.

So, our pending Saturn Return is going to show us where we’re mature and where we’re not. For those born in 1989, the Saturn Return’s going to happen sometime in 2018. This will be a time when the effectiveness of your choices are revealed to you. Saturn in Capricorn can be way too busy seeing obstacles and setbacks in the world that they don’t see them in themselves. So, if you’re the real-world type of Capricorn Saturn, you’re going to be faced with issues that bring out your depression, your anxiety, your feelings of hopelessness. You will have to mature on an internal level, figuring out just how you can better organize your mind in ways that allow you to have more command over your life. If you’re the inner-world type of Capricorn Saturn, you’re going to be tested in outer ways. Sure, you might be very introspective and wise but can all of that hold up with other people, out in society? Are you using those inner resources to build the most effective, empowering life you can? You’ll have to stop seeing yourself as the downtrodden person that the real world keeps crapping on. You’ve got to do everything in your power to succeed.

Either way, issues around failure are going to arise, if they’re not dealt with before the Saturn Return. Saturn in Capricorn is really scared of failing, especially if the Saturn influence is strong in the chart. And that’s eventually going to be a self-fulfilling, self-defeating thing. It doesn’t help that we’re the first group to really come of age during the era of Facebook. It’s a common theory that Facebook makes people’s lives look way better than they actually are. But, the 1989-born Capricorn Saturn folks are very aware of this image that’s being projected and can constantly judge themselves against the status of others’ lives. Whether you feel like a failure because life seems like a party to everyone else and you’re secretly depressed or because everyone seems to be living like such an adult and you feel stagnant and unimportant, these are things that need to be addressed. It’s important for Saturn in Capricorn to understand that the only failure is not making an attempt.

Now, we all have Saturn conjunct Uranus in Capricorn. So, this fear of failure can come from a sense of being on the outside looking in. Saturn conjunct Uranus can bring huge worries over being a freak, of everyone thinking you’re a weirdo. Since the conjunction’s in Capricorn, this is a wider ranging thing, concerning your entire peer group and society. Everyone in this generation cares a lot what we all think but, for some of us, there can be a desire to break away from this. Going back to Facebook, the ideas of likes and friends can become a ridiculously big deal for people my age. It’s as if we’re accustomed to everything we do and say being subject to approval or disapproval. And it’s the disapproval that can be really crippling, in just about any context.

Again, this can split us off into two different groups. There can be the ones of this generation who are so convinced that they’ll be disapproved of that no effort is made to fit in. In fact, Saturn conjunct Uranus can cause a person to do immature, irresponsible things to prove that they don’t need to fit in. This can make them really provocative or really defiant and willful, in a difficult way that makes them harder to deal with in group settings. And this can eventually limit their potential for success (Capricorn). But, you can also get the Saturn conjunct Uranus person who tries too hard to fit in, at the expensive of their more free-spirited impulses. They try painstakingly to be buttoned-up and straitlaced but it keeps shooting them in the foot. They don’t find it inspiring to live this way and it cuts them off from a lot of potential ideas, which actually makes them less accomplished and successful. Besides, that wild and crazy element of them keeps finding ways to creep out...

Come on. I'm not even a fan but I had to do it.
Saturn conjunct Uranus actually gives all of us who were born in 1989 a responsibility to experiment (Uranus) with all sorts of goals (Saturn). There is an amazing open-mindedness I’ve noticed amongst my peer group. No vision, no objective, is too crazy or too out-there for us to think of achieving, so long as we have all of the tools that we need to achieve them. And this actually gives us an inherent rebelliousness against what’s already been established, particularly regarding our parents. We’re not a group that really listens to our parents, especially if there are significant Uranus aspects to the inner planets. Sure, many young people don’t but most of those in this group certainly don’t. The advice they’re giving us is based on a path that’s already been established. But, the goal for the Saturn conjunct Uranus in Capricorn generation is to work very hard (Saturn) toward doing something different (Uranus) in the world. So, rebelling is a part of adulthood for us.

In order to do this, we’ve got to become more mature in our understanding of group dynamics. Our Saturn Return will test us to see how we’ve learned the balance in collaboration and individualism. Saturn conjunct Uranus in Capricorn means that we have to labor by ourselves to come up with unique visions for the future while also being willing to work alongside others. It has to be about teamwork and not being a rebel without a cause. But, we also have to be willing to cause some dissent and not just do and say things to remain a part of the group. This is what will allow us to push our innovations forward in more effective ways. I do believe that I’m a part of a group that can really change the world. We’ve been so raised on technology and it’s up to us to show people all the different ways in which technology can be a tool to help push movements and causes forward.

Saturn conjunct Uranus also needs to liberate us from any prejudices and narrow-mindedness of the past. We are being irresponsible, with this placement, if we allow ourselves to pass the buck of hatred and intolerance. So, a big part of our maturity process will be making sure we’re free of these ignorant judgments of others who are different from us, realizing that they're inevitably just like us. Again, this will be an issue that arises during the Saturn Return, if it’s not already dealt with. We all also have Saturn conjunct Neptune in Capricorn. This makes us a very empathetic, very spiritual generation. Yet, many in this group can be really oblivious to this higher awareness. It can seem so much easier to just adapt to a world that’s cruel and selfish and unimaginative. But, this is a choice that will haunt us with deep guilt and with a longing for something that’s beyond this world.

It’s a contradictory aspect because Saturn is about limits and Neptune knows no boundaries. So, with people my age, I’ve noticed either one or two things. Saturn conjunct Neptune can make those of this group limit themselves by living in very boring, overly realistic ways, especially since it’s in Capricorn. There can be those with this aspect with so much imagination and creativity and inspiration inside of them but who are letting it wither away by staying stuck in the little box that the “real world” wants them to be in. And this is secretly driving them more and more insane, as they’re only doing what is expected of them. Yet, there can also be those who seem to know absolutely no limits. But, they’re not nearly realistic enough, chasing after their goals (Saturn) in ways that make them seem very deluded (Neptune). As inspired as their life path may be, it can easily become aimless and disappointing if it’s not backed by anything concrete.

Therefore, our lesson with Saturn conjunct Neptune in Capricorn is to mature by making our fantasies concrete. This not only means following our dreams in ways that are practical and sensible but seeing the practicality and sense in our dreams. This is a combination that creates a generation who believes that anything can be achieved. It doesn’t matter what you want to be: if you imagine it, you can make it real. So, we have to discard anything within us that cripples us by telling us that our fantasies are just stupid daydreams and nothing to take seriously. Saturn conjunct Neptune, especially in Capricorn, is about taking your fantasies seriously. And when our Saturn Return arrives, if you haven’t learned how to do this, you’ll be forced to look at your unhappiness over it.

This objective is often achieved by going into the arts, in some way, as having a career as an actor, writer, singer, etc. is the perfect way to make something real out of your imagination. Saturn conjunct Neptune also benefits from playing close attention to their nightly dreams, understanding that these aren’t just random images but important messages to be listened to. They will only make you wiser. We are being tasked to go deeper into the mysterious realms of our beings and of the Universe itself. It can be quite terrifying to some people with this aspect and there is a common and profound worry about losing one’s mind. But, that can make us even more neurotic. I’ve noticed amongst my friends who are of this group, as well as with myself, that there can be really overwhelming phobias, aversions, and habits that are always popping up. It can get so random and irrational that it actually makes you look like your screws need some tightening. In the end, this is the unconscious part of ourselves that we try to control but emerges anyway. The best method is to not fight it and allow this part of your nature to enrich you and make you a better person.

Developing and expressing empathy is a true responsibility here. It can manifest in small ways like just being a compassionate ear for a friend to vent to. But, it can also be in more tangible, structural ways, like doing all sorts of charity work. That’s the perfect outlet for Saturn conjunct Neptune people because it gives us a way to express empathy but within certain boundaries. Volunteering at animal shelters, hospitals, homeless shelters, or anything else that’s healing toward other living beings will help you to develop as an adult. You harbor all of this guilt about what you’re not doing for the world. Well, selfless acts like this are the best way to overcome these problems.

As you can see, being of the Saturn-Uranus-Neptune conjunct in Capricorn generation is a really remarkable thing and I’m not just saying that because I’m in it. This stellium, when we were born, was an incredibly rare event. I believe that my peer group has something great to bring to the world. I think we’re all definitely still figuring out what that is but if we do now, we won’t have to suffer through our Saturn Return so much in a few years. We’ll just be reaping the positives that we’ve sown.

21 comments:

  1. Thanks for that ..it helped a lot..Stellium cap in 12th ... and Scorpio mars conjunct Pluto in MC .. makes me seem mysterious to most of people even to my parents .."there is something going on with me but they can't put their finger on it" they comment.. and they say I come around more serious than I should be ... people also think that I am so smart ... the thing is I don't even notice that totally and wonder why?... venus mercury Uranus Saturn and Neptune...are the stellium planets in the 12th house ..

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    1. Well, I don't have your chart so you tell me! :) It would make sense for you to not understand how you're projecting this mysterious vibe, with those planets in the 12th House. I have Saturn and Uranus and Neptune there and even have the same Midheaven situation as you, except the Moon is there, not Mars. I think that I've learned to understand all of the various mysteries inside of myself and this gives me a really deep knowledge of myself that allows me to be a mystery. Even though I'm still a pretty open person, I'm very in touch with things about myself that others don't know about. And maybe this is the same for you. I think you need to just spend a lot of time exploring your inner self.

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  2. Thanks Man ...that is really amazingly thrilling to know yourself deeply... my chart is pretty much the Same as Taylor swift except the placement of the houses and Moon sign.In my chart i do have Sag Sun(11th) opposing Moon in Gemini(5th)... my ascendant is in Aqua conjunct Venus-placed in (12th)-beside the Capricorn stellium...

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  3. Thanks for tackling this, Wayman! Interesting things to think about. I like your prescriptions for dealing with the Saturn-Neptune side of things. I have my Moon in this stellium, so that element alters things quite a bit...

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    1. Thank you! What house is the stellium in?

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  4. Thank you Wayman for the explanation! I was born in 1989 and i was always wondering how this stellium works. I guess it's somethnig like the three musketeers! All for one and one for all :)

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  5. Hello! Great post!! I am a virgo sun and virgo moon in 11th house, mars in virgo in 12th house, venus and mercury in libra in 12th house, i have libra ascendant conjuct with venus, lilirh and parr of fortune. I also have pluto in scorpio in first house, jupiter in cancer conjunct with chiron, and the saturn, uranus, neptune stelium in capricorn. Well i had a fundamentalist tyrant aquarian mother, very rigid education, i was created to be everething family expected, i was the slave. I took care of my brother and sister since i was 10, too much responsability, too soon. I also was made to study very hard to be a model student, but my nature was not like this. I has too much imagination, i never dreamed of carreer of social status, money, my mother got crazy about that. She was a specialist in emotional blackmail, she made me feel so guilty for existint that i spent all may teen age wanting to die. I felt like i never fit in, i have excentric ideals, excentrict tastes for everything, and i thought that i should be terrible wrong. Why have i born? To suffer ? Why i cant fit anywhere? Why i cant fulfill my mothers expectations? I did everything everyone asked me, i feared not been loved, i had no identity, i was a broken puppet. So saturn in scorpio came and... OMG. Its like i died and reborn again. I just got so sick of all that i just left everything i was, and everything i had. Since then i became to do what the hell i wanted to do, and i felt happy, from the first time of my life i am happy for been alive and been exactly who i am. I just rejected everyone's autority, life ideals and expectations and i became a person, not a slave anymore. Now its like my mind is flying cuz i am maturing so fast, i am crushing all fears, and i am becoming freedom addicted XD i think uranus is helping me a lot, maybe pluto too. I am not scared of life anymore o/ ( English is not my native language)

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    1. Your story really touched me! I am so happy to hear someone broke free and became who s/he really is and really wants to be.
      I just want to make some digression... If your Part of Fortune conjunct your Asc or it's very close to Asc or withing 30 degrees far from Asc, no matter is it in first or twelfth house, it means that Sun and Moon were very close to each other in time of your birth. Lights probably made conjunction. When lights conjunct or in the same sign it makes things even harder. With that aspect you have a strong vision of yourself and what you want, your will and desires fit each other, but somehow outer factors often work against you and prevent you to be fulfilled. It is also often a sign of unhappy childhood and teen age. Almost always there are dominant parents, one of them or even both, who have repressive impact on natus. As the time is passing by natus is learning how to deal with it. Good thing is that Sun conjunct Moon people becomes very individual and fulfilled personalities later in life, usually around their thirties.
      As Venus conjunct your Asc, it has great impact on your personality and image, no matter it is in 12th house. If it's withing 5 degrees from Asc it usually acts as it falls in first house. Venus is your Asc ruler and conjuncts Asc so you are kinda double Venus. It could be very important for you to accept and live your Venusian nature. On the other hand, with this position of Venus many doors will be open to you.

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  6. I can relate to Thais's experience. I have uranus/venus/neptune/saturn conjunct IC. Just substitute the aquarian tyrant mother by a sagittarius-virgo rising one... And this saturn in scorpio period has been a HUGE crisis time, being also a scorpio with pluto/mars/sun/mercury in the 2nd. Thank you for the article, I definitely could relate to the aspects description. I especially recognized myself in the 2nd type of neptune-saturn person, after having been the 1st one. Trying to work on that before the saturn return! Also trying to figure out the mechanisms of that stellium, with my chart ruler venus thrown in as well...

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  7. Check out my chart. 19 March 1988 time 0010 (1210am) San Antonio, tx, usa.

    The triple conjunction began in 88.

    I have a friend born on 27 February 1988, when Mars was part of this triple conjunction, making it a quadra-conjunction.

    I read somewhere that this triple conjunction only happens every ~1,300 years. And each time in a different sign.

    Lots to learn. I really enjoyed your article. Thanks for posting.

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  8. Thank you MAN, i was so worry about everything that happens around me and i thought that I'm going crazy with my ideas and innovative approaches .
    Im working over my own big interactive international platform for helping people in need. People have considered it as brilliant idea but the same way crazy and difficult .. There is nothing easy in that world but I'm stuck in a country called Bulgaria in the Eastern Europe... i travel a lot, but being here is like being in a prison with big corruption and no sun lights :) Iam a cancer with cancer and moon in Gem but my conjunction is at Cap. at the 6 house... My astrologer said to me that i can become addicted to a huge list of staff and that i wouldn't have a family and children how come :(

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    1. Astrologers who tell you things like that are silly. Don't listen to them. Having all those planets in the 6th House just means that all the issues I talked about in the article are, for you, going to be focused on the daily tasks, errands, and routines you do every day, as well as your mind-body link and your health. Now, I'm willing to bet that your health is all over the place because of this stellium but you also have the potential to empower yourself to make it better. Mercury rules the 6th, so it's going to be all about identifying what thought patterns of yours are negative and taking a toll on you health wise and how to overcome them. Thanks for reading!

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    2. Hey Wayman,

      I was born 7/1/1989. In the 10th house I have the Sagittarius - Saturn- Uranus-Neptune conjunction. Mind sharing your perspective/advice on this?

      Look forward to your follow up!

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  9. so happy that you mentionned this , but that' steel availble for who are born in 1988 , cause i have this too ! (11 may 1988 , Djerba Tunisia , 7:30AM)
    thanks again :)

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    1. I jumped a little while reading your comment. We have the same birthday. I was born 12:01 AM, Toronto Canada ^_^

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  10. I cried when I read the last paragraph. Thank you.

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  11. I cried when I read the last paragraph. Thank you.

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  12. What about 1988 born with Saturn+Neptune+Uranus in Sagittarius? Thanks.

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  13. What about the saturn+neptune+uranus+venus conjuncture
    Born on 28/11/1989 6:27 place srinagar jammu and kashmir

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  14. hi thank you i have this stellium in my first house square my sun and you cant imagine the struggle that i live trying to find ballance of those tree planets i feel like im from an other world or something any advice please .sorry for my english

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  15. hello, thank you for all the posts. i have spent the last couple of hours obsessively scouring through all your articles and there were more than a few that i resonated deeply with! i have a 2 house stellium in capricorn with sat/nep/uranus all in conjunct and i was born in aug 1990. (i also have my moon conjunct uranus but moon is in sag/1 house) so i was wondering if you could explain more why you said only the year 1989. because truthfully i have been doing online research for days looking for more information on this exact aspect/ placement and this was the first one i was able to find.

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