Ruling planet of 2024: Saturn – a year of limitations and rewards
Saturn is the ruling planet of 2024 and ruler of the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius (co-ruler). In astrology, it represents structure, limits, learning, responsibility and maturity. It is also associated with time, reality and achievement through effort and work.
The year 2024 will be ruled doubly by Saturn, and that may seem a little frightening: after all, it is feared by some and known as the ‘Great Malefic’. What’s more, since 2020 we’ve been going through various restrictions, and once again we’ll have a year of limitations. But don’t be discouraged, as the famous Beatles song Let It Be says, because it will also be a year of harvest and rewards.
We quoted the song Let It Be, whose title conveys the idea of detachment and acceptance in the face of life’s events, because it will be important to adopt these attitudes to deal with the problems that will be encountered over the coming year, and also because Saturn transits Pisces, a sign with a sensitive, intuitive, humble and detached energy.
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Why the double rulership of Saturn ?
The ruling planet of the year is a common practice in astrology (adopted mainly in Brazil), based on the ruling system of the Chaldeans, the precursors of astrology. According to this system, there is a sequence of stars that govern each year, as well as a longer cycle of 36 years. So there is a rule of the great cycle and a rule of the year.
2017 saw the start of Saturn’s Great Cycle, which will come to an end in 2052. Since then, we have experienced a series of limits in order to be more responsible and mature. After seven years, Saturn is again the ruler of the year, hence the double governance.
Ruling Planet Of 2024: Saturn’s Implications
The Saturnian year is very important for everyone, but especially for Capricorns, Aquarians and Pisceans, as Saturn transits Pisces. It’s also important for those who will be experiencing Saturn’s first and second returns (those who have Saturn in Pisces in their birth chart).
Restructuring, restrictions and a lot of work
After a year ruled by the Moon, with a strong emotional pull that brought confusion, psychic imbalances, emotional fluctuations and, for some, difficulties in accepting reality, Saturn will show things as they are, without illusions, without darkness and without getting lost in emotions. We’re going to deal with the facts, with everything tangible, and regain a sense of reality.
If we take into account the Cancer/Capricorn axis, which is ruled by the Moon and Saturn respectively, 2023 was a year of going inward, paying attention to emotional needs, taking care of the family, connecting with origins, the past, home and intimacy. While 2024 will be the year of going out into the world, focusing on work, achievements and, above all, resolving outstanding issues.
It was important to take care of our emotions so that we could become more secure and emotionally mature, because in this new year, we’ll have to mature and work hard to have structure, set limits and take responsibility for our choices and our responsibilities. Yes, it will be a year of hard work and fulfilment.
Ruling planet of 2024: Resolving problems and outstanding issues
Saturn will raise questions about structure, hierarchy, authority and the maintenance of an old order. During the months of September to November, restrictions – including financial ones, blockages, insecurities, scarcity of resources, hardships and political crises – will be highlighted by the entry of Pluto into Capricorn, which returns to this sign to end a 16-year transit. As this is the end of a long transit, we could feel a lot of pressure, but on the other hand, we’ll have the opportunity to finalise and resolve processes.
The ruling planet of 2024 also brings many lessons. Despite the difficulties, it will be possible to achieve greater security, stability, commitment, wisdom, respect for the law, ethics and resilience. Saturn shows that it is possible to build something lasting that can bring sustenance and improvement.
The professional sphere benefits from this rulership of Saturn, as it favours concentration, discipline, commitment, planning and strategy. Work done with effort, dedication and improvement is well rewarded.
Saturn brings favourable conditions for resolving outstanding problems and implementing old resolutions. You know those New Year’s and Monday promises we always make to change our habits and have a more regular and stable life and never keep? This time there will be no excuses, you’ll be able to keep them.
As this is Saturn’s second period of rulership in the Grand Cycle, outstanding problems and issues from seven years ago, which have ‘apparently’ been resolved, may return to be adjusted. The settling of scores can also be favourable, something that has been long awaited and required effort and dedication can come to fruition. Don’t forget that this is a harvest year, but you must have planted something.
Our advice for this year of rigidity:
Be flexible and malleable!
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