For the entire period, Saturn transits your House II: Money, possessions, and values.
This cycle challenges your personal finances, personal possessions, self-worth, personal talents, and personal values. These are areas of your life that undergoes contraction, restriction, and necessary "slimming down" in order to test for stable foundations. Results in these areas of your life will not be as forthcoming, or with ease, as they have been in the past.
Your finances, values, and self-worth are in strong focus during this transit. Depending on your current age, worries can surface about your earning power. This is a grounding energy that gets you back in touch with reality - and although you will face some dissatisfaction with your progress, forced to cut back on some luxuries - yet, the work that you do during this transit will lay a foundation for future security, financial gains, and spending habits!
You are challenged to better manage your personal resources, and to come up with a fair and realistic assessment of your value or worth as well. You may necessarily be more cautious about entering into heavy financial commitments during this period, and more cautious in general with spending.
This influence is traditionally associated with financial loss, and loss of employment and other sources of income. But financial success is generally steady, if slow to come by. In fact, gains may be slow, but sudden reversals are not common with this transit. This stage of your life may involve hard work to achieve desired results, but not necessarily of an unpleasant variety!
You are urged you to take stock of your effectiveness, self-worth, and finances. You are likely to review how effective you have been on a financial level to date, and make the connection between your own feelings of self-worth and what you produce in the real world/get back from the real world. You will be working especially hard to improve your earnings - and look for overlapping or unnecessary expenses and other redundancies, and aim to rid yourself of material clutter.
Events will occur that tests your foundations in these areas your life that require a "back to basics" approach in order to build (or rebuild) a strong foundation. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life, as if the cosmos is checking if the foundations are strong. During this period, anything built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests, and fall apart - gone from your life for good. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
You may have some feelings of being unsupported (you may have been thinking, "I work so hard, and what do I get for all this hard work?"), but as the transit moves forward, you learn to look inside of yourself with a newfound clarity and realism and ideally draw up considerable strength from within. You work on your effectiveness in the world, and see exactly what has been holding you back from achieving the results you want. The challenge here is to capture the newly found and defined self-confidence you gained while Saturn's last transit, and now apply it in the real world.
It is more about our perceptions - you may just discover that the security you gain is more important than the luxuries you let go. The end result, as this cycle reaches its climax, you will be a stronger sense of what you are capable of earning, better spending and saving habits, and a more realistic budget - a rewarding cycle for coming to a better position regarding the management of your material resources. You are exceptionally security-minded at this time and you can begin or step up savings plans.
As things start falling apart in the affected areas of your life, it is felt most strongly in the first year of this cycle that lasts approximately 2.5 years.