Saturn – Neptune cycle in astrology

Saturn – Neptune  is a cycle of 35 years characterized by:

– idealist or unrealistic movements; vision of a utopic society; esoteric groups;

– oil exploitation;

– epidemics;

– independence movements;

– communism is represented by Neptune, as a political ideology where all are equal; in many ways it proved to be an unrealistic plan; the cycle is linked with the evolution of communism;

– represents the protests of the people which don’t obey any more, a vision for the future, hope;


Saturn – Neptune current cycle:

1.    1989 – 2026, 12 Capricorn – first conjunction on 3 Mars 1989

General delineation

The current Saturn – Neptune cycle (chart of the cycle is the picture below) has the following characteristics:

– Fall of USSR:  the Revolutions of 1989 overthrew the communist regimes in Poland, Hungary, East Germany, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Romania. The Soviet Union was dissolved by the end of 1991;

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a)    First conjunction (1989 – 1990) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Capricorn

– Fall of USSR:  the Revolutions of 1989 overthrew the communist regimes in Poland, Hungary, East Germany, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Romania. The Soviet Union was dissolved by the end of 1991.

b)    First square (1998 – 1999) – Saturn in Taurus square Neptune in Aquarius

c)    Opposition (2005 – 2008) – Saturn in Leo (Virgo) opposes Neptune in Aquarius

d)    Second square (2014 – 2016) – Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces

Saturn – Neptune previous cycles:

2.    1952-1989, 23 Libra – first conjunction  on 21 November  1952

– USSR domination

a)    First conjunction (1951 – 1953) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Libra

– Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin`s death of  1953 represented a new period for the evolution of communism which developed using the causes of nationalism and decolonisation in his favour.

b)    First square (1962 – 1963) – Saturn in Aquarius square Neptune in Scorpio

– Cuban Missile Crisis (1962), the Cold War came closest to turning into a nuclear conflict

c)    Opposition (1970 – 1973) – Saturn in Taurus (Gemini) opposes Neptune in Scorpio (Sagittarius)

– Fourth Arab–Israeli War (Yom Kippur War), was fought from October 6 to 25, 1973, between Israel and a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria;

– The 1973 Soviet economic reform, initiated after a period of stagnation

3.    1917 – 1953, 5 Leo – first conjunction  on 1 August  1917

–    from The October Revolution to the end of Stalin era

a)    First conjunction (1917 – 1918) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Leo

–    The Russian Revolutions from 1917 conducted to the overthrow of the Tsarist autocracy and the rising to power of the Bolshevik party, led by Vladimir Lenin.

b)    First square (1926 – 1927) – Saturn in Scorpio (Sagittarius) square Neptune in Leo

–    Stalin rose to power in the Soviet Union

c)    Opposition (1935 – 1937) – Saturn in Pisces opposes Neptune in Virgo

–    The Great Purge was a series of campaigns of political repression and persecution in the Soviet Union orchestrated by Joseph Stalin from 1936 to 1938, characterized by widespread police surveillance, widespread suspicion of “saboteurs”, imprisonment, and arbitrary execution
–    workers movements take place in the world: United States (1934 – 1938), France (1936), in Spain a civil war (1936).


4.    1882 – 1917, 16 Taurus – first conjunction  on 12 May  1882

– from the socialist parties to the Russia revolution

a)    First conjunction (1881 – 1883) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Taurus

– in many European countries the first Marxist political parties were created: “Emancipation of Labour group” was created in Russia by Georgi Plekhanov and others in 1883; French Workers’ Party was created in France by Jules Guesde and Paul Lafargue in 1880;  the Social Democratic Federation was established as Britain’s first organised socialist political party by H. M. Hyndman in 1881;

– most of the countries had their socialist parties formed and also labour unions;

– are elaborated laws that protect workers or established the work condition, the women and children protection, the social assurances;

– Marxist political parties were created in Europe


b)    Opposition (1898 – 1900) – Saturn in Sagittarius opposes Neptune in Gemini
– The Marxist Russian Party split into Bolsheviks and Mensheviks in 1903, as the ideolog
ical conflict between Lenin and Juliy Martov
– In France, 1899, a split appeared between Jaures and Guesde

5.    1846 – 1882, 27 Aquarius – first conjunction  on 5 September  1846

–    from Marxism to socialist parties

a)    First conjunction (1845 –  1847) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Aquarius

– The Communist League was established in June 1847 in London, England. It is regarded as the first Marxist political party;

– The Communist Manifesto was published in 1848 by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, one of the most important political writings;

– The European Revolutions of 1848 (Spring of nations) were a series of general political upheavals which began in France and continued in the German states, the Austrian Empire, the Italian states, Denmark, Wallachia, Poland, and others. It was a general collapse for the traditional system, but in a year the revolutions were defeated.

b)    Opposition (1861 – 1864) – Saturn in Virgo (Libra) opposes Neptune in Pisces (Aries)

– between 1862 – 1864 take place many protests, strikes and are established many coalitions involving the working class;

– First International, an international organization which aimed at uniting a variety of different left-wing socialist, communist and anarchist political groups was formed in 1864

6.    1809 – 1846, 7 Sagittarius – first conjunction  on 1 December  1809

– the Saturn – Neptune cycle is overlapping with Saturn – Uranus (1805 – 1852) cycle

a)    First conjunction (1809 – 1810) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Sagittarius

– in Europe, nationalism, patriotism and  solidarity were displayed as the countries were fighting together against Napoleon;

– the Spanish – American wars of independence (1808-1833) began in that period with movements in Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Mexico

b)    Opposition  (1826 – 1829) – Saturn in Cancer opposes Neptune in Capricorn

– the opposition is overlapping with Saturn – Uranus opposition (1828 – 1829) and is joining another set of aspects:  Jupiter – Neptune conjunction (1830), Jupiter – Uranus conjunction (1831), Jupiter – Saturn opposition (1832), all in a period of 5 years (1827 – 1832) marked by the revolutionary wave of 1830 – 1831, the independence of Belgium (1831), the autonomy of Serbia (1830), defeats for the old regimes in Portugal, Spain Switzerland. It is a period when bourgeoisie, capitalism, liberalism, nationalism is born. On the other hand, the workers start to appear as a social power, as protests and unions are developing.  The two powers are face to face.  

7.    1773 – 1809, 19 Virgo – first conjunction  on 27 September  1773

a)    First conjunction (1772 – 1774) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Virgo

– The Boston Tea Party (1773) was a protest by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government; the crisis escalated, and the American Revolutionary War began near Boston in 1775.

8.    1738 – 1773, 1 Cancer – first conjunction on 2 July 1738

a)    First conjunction (1737 – 1739) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Gemini, Cancer

9.    1703 – 1738, 12 Aries – first conjunction on 28 March 1703

a)    First conjunction (1702 – 1704) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Aries

10.    1667 – 1703, 22 Capricorn – first conjunction on 2 January 1667

a)    First conjunction (1665 – 1667) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Capricorn

11.    1629 – 1667, 3 Scorpio – first conjunction on 19 December 1629

a)    First conjunction (1628 – 1631) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Scorpio

12.    1594 – 1629, 14 Leo – first conjunction on 7 August 1594

a)    First conjunction (1593 – 1595) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Leo

13.    1559 – 1594, 26 Taurus – first conjunction on 11 May 1559

a)    First conjunction (1558 – 1560) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Taurus

14.    1523 – 1559, 8 Pisces – first conjunction on 30 April 1523

a)    First conjunction (1522 – 1524) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Pisces

15.    1486 – 1523, 17 Sagittarius – first conjunction on 22 December 1486

a)    First conjunction (1485 – 1487) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Sagittarius

16.    1450 – 1486, 28 Virgo – first conjunction on 19 September 1450

a)    First conjunction (1449 – 1451) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Virgo

17.    1415 – 1450, 10 Cancer – first conjunction on 13 June 1415

a)    First conjunction (1414 – 1416) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Cancer

18.    1380 – 1415, 21 Aries – first conjunction on 21 March 1380

a)    First conjunction (1379 – 1381) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Aries

19.    1344 – 1380, 2 Aquarius – first conjunction on 22 January 1344

a)    First conjunction (1343 – 1345) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Aquarius

20.    1307 – 1344, 13 Scorpio – first conjunction on 16 January 1307

a)    First conjunction (1306 – 1308) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Scorpio

21.    1271 – 1307, 24 Leo – first conjunction on 27 July 1271

a)    First conjunction (1270 – 1272) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Leo

22.    1236 – 1271, 6 Gemini – first conjunction on 11 May 1236

a)    First conjunction (1235 – 1237) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Gemini

23.    1200 – 1236, 18 Pisces – first conjunction on 09 June 1200

a)    First conjunction (1200 – 1201) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Pisces

24.    1164 – 1200, 28 Sagittarius – first conjunction on 11 February 1164

a)    First conjunction (1163 – 1165) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Sagittarius

25.    1127 – 1164, 8 Libra – first conjunction on 24 October 1127

a)    First conjunction (1126 – 1128) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Libra

26.    1092 – 1127, 20 Cancer – first conjunction on 28 June 1092

a)    First conjunction (1091 – 1093) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Cancer

27.    1057 – 1092, 2 Taurus – first conjunction on 16 April 1057

a)    First conjunction (1056 – 1058) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Taurus

28.    1021 – 1057, 13 Aquarius – first conjunction on 10 March 1021

a)    First conjunction (1020 – 1022) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Aquarius

29.    984 – 1021, 25 Scorpio – first conjunction on 11 November 984

a)    First conjunction (983 – 985) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Scorpio



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