Posted by: Donna Cunningham | March 10, 2017

A Survey for the Capricorn Stellium Generation

Donna says, Erica Jones was a student in my online class about the Capricorn Stellium generation.  She was moved by that information and was taken by them and their gifts and also by their struggles to be themselves while adapting to a society which doesn’t much understand or value who they are. She is doing a brief survey of some of their qualities  which she explains below.

Saturn Return Survey for Saturn-Uranus-Neptune in Capricorn (1988-89)

(c)March 10, 2017 by Erica Jones

Roughly every seven years, transiting Saturn makes an aspect to the natal position of Saturn, signaling a test of the inner and outer structures which govern our lives. The Saturn return, occurring every 27 – 30 years, is a culmination point in the Saturn cycle.

When Saturn returns to its natal position, we are brought into especially close contact with our destiny, such as a sense of how we are to act in service to the community of life, or simply finding ourselves in circumstances which help us to actualize our greatest belonging. Whether that calling or destiny is consciously recognized, accepted or rejected depends on a great many other factors, but in general, the Saturn cycle correlates to a process of maturation. This involves parting with or changing elements of our lives in order to create the space to embrace an evolution of our way of belonging to society and to the world.

The year 2017 brings the generation born with Saturn-Uranus-Neptune in Capricorn—those born during various months of 1988 through 1990—into proximity of their Saturn return. (Note: Donna has studied and written extensively on this stellium on the Skywriter blog, as well as at

Through March 31, 2017, a Saturn Return Survey is open to select members of the Capricorn stellium generation. The survey asks only six (6) yes/no and multiple-choice questions with no written response required, though there is an optional space at the end of the survey for additional comments if you choose. The survey focuses on very broad, general themes that are common at the Saturn return, such as a desire to withdraw from social interaction or to change the amount or quality of social interactions.

Those born on these dates currently have Saturn within at least 10 degrees of conjoining the natal Saturn, which means that the individual will likely be experiencing some themes and movements in their life that are good indicators of key features of their Saturn return, which will begin in earnest (for most of them) in 2018.

The survey data will be used to help raise astrologers’ awareness of some of the needs and common experiences of those with the Saturn-Uranus-Neptune stellium in Capricorn, in hopes that astrologers can be better prepared to support this generation through an important life passage.

As thanks for participating in the survey, the first 15 eligible respondents will receive a 20-minute reading from Erica Jones as a thank you gift. Another 15 of the total remaining respondents will be drawn at random to receive a 20-minute reading from Erica as a thank you, once the survey closes on March 31.

Interestingly, the potentials of the maturation process specific to the Saturn return of this generation seems well reflected in current world events.

Around the world, instability and uncertainty is fueling a reactionary response to real crises of refugees of war, geopolitical machinations and the increasingly high cost of civilizations built upon massive consumption of resources. To translate this to the potential experience inherent in the Capricorn stellium during the Saturn return, the Saturn-Uranus in the Capricorn stellium would correlate to instability and change experienced as crisis, as various Saturnian realities reach a breaking point within the imagination or dream (Neptune) pursued by a culture. Many cultures are now questioning whose imagination (Neptune) will rule (Saturn) the future (Uranus).

In general, it seems that creating a new organizing vision or story or symbol (Uranus-Neptune) will not come easy—so says Saturn, who enters Capricorn at the end of 2017. In this climate, the Saturn-Uranus-Neptune generation is or will soon be experiencing the call to bring forth their greatest gifts, which may involve various ways of being a bridge (Saturn-Uranus) for a new vision (Uranus-Neptune) of reality (Saturn).

However, that bridge must be built within first, and negotiating the different and even contradictory impulses which may emerge in the crucible of the Saturn return will require not just skill but a good deal of lovingkindness. May the insight and wisdom potential of astrology be available to this generation at the threshold, and may we all be open to the uncertainty as if it were ground fertile for our seeds of compassion.

Again, the Saturn Return Survey is located here:

Questions about the survey? Please contact Erica Jones at Erica Jones:  Erica Jones, M.A. Integral Ecology, has pursued astrology since 2006, principally studying archetypal astrology with Richard Tarnas. She has presented her work in such fora as the Queer Astrology Conference and the San Francisco Astrological Society. Erica incorporates ecological awareness and an engagement with mythopoetic dimensions to promote personal, social and ecological well-being, by synthesizing studies of mythology, depth ecopsychology, dream work and systemic (family) constellations. She publishes Real Imaginal, which is devoted to the renewal of the planetary archetype Neptune: You may contact Erica at

The Saturn Return Survey may be accessed here:

The survey is open to those born on the following dates:

  1. Feb. 15, 1988 – May 26, 1988
  2. Dec. 3, 1988 – Dec. 9, 1988
  3. Nov. 12, 1988 – Jan. 21, 1989
  4. Aug. 13, 1989 – Oct. 10, 19

Erica Jones, MA – Astrologer
Where imagination meets Earth

email :
phone : 415-609-4209 or 707-895-4740


  1. delighted about this whole project as it is near and dear to my heart – so thankful someone is collecting this.

  2. My Capricorn stellum 5 planets was in 1948. I canot find any information that related back to that period to clearly explain 5 planets in Capricorn to me. Sun , Moon, Jupiter Mercury, and Mars. I am still very active in the business world, and have lots of unanswered questions.

    • Polly, you will not find a written explanation of your stellium–or almost any stellium–anywhere. My Stellium Handbook would give you the tools to interpret the sign, house, and planets involved, but you would still have to put the pieces together yourself. It’s available at
      Donna Cunningham

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