In the last few years, particularly with Saturn in Capricorn, we saw a resurgence of boundaries. We no longer had the time to invest in relationships that did not serve us, and instead we labelled those relationships “toxic” and cut them off. We’ve taken a hard line against codependence and have made sure that every person stood on their own two feet. As far as our culture has been concerned, no one owes anyone anything.
But as Saturn in Aquarius has brought us social distancing at the same time that Pluto in Capricorn brings real, honest hardship, we are learning the limitation of that approach. As it turns out, we need each other. When the going gets tough, we need someone to turn to help up keeps the lights on, both in our homes and in our hearts. We become slightly more tolerant of people’s quirks and cowlicks, and we see the value they provide. What looked toxic a few months ago now looks downright benign.
I think this is a trend that will continue with Saturn in Aquarius. People simply won’t be so easy to throw away. Here’s what I see happening:
Codependence -> Independence -> Interdependence
No boundaries -> Strict boundaries -> Flexible boundaries
Toxic relationships -> Cutting off relationships -> Healing relationships
Because when it comes down to it, what are we without other people? Our relationships define us and help us grow. And when times are hard, they sustain us.
What do you see happening with Saturn in Aquarius?