For the entire period, Saturn transits your House XI: Social activities, friends, and acquaintances.
This cycle challenges your friendships, causes, and wishes. 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 friends or group affiliations are in strong focus during this transit. Depending on your age, you are more selective about how you spend your time and with whom you spend your time. This is a grounding energy that gets you back in touch with reality - and there can be some feelings of loneliness experienced now, as it can sometimes be difficult to find what you are looking for.
Events or realizations during this period may have inspired you to question where it is that you are going in your life. Your long-term personal goals come under scrutiny. How you fit in with others, your affiliations with people and groups, and your peers all become serious matters in your eyes. You may conclude that your personal "circle" or your networks are superficial or somehow unsatisfying at this point in your life.
Keeping friendships strong and healthy requires effort. There may be power struggles or concerns about betrayal to deal with. Friends or group affiliations may seem more demanding of your time and energy now, or you might feel stress about how much of yourself you put into your social obligations. There can be strain on a friendship due to increased focus on an intimate relationship for some. You may be more discriminating when it comes to making new friends, or circumstances are such that you spend less energy on networking and involvement in your community or in teams and groups. Existing friendships may experience some tests or trials during this cycle, and one or possibly more friendships may end. Ones that are true, however, will strengthen. This can point to the strengthening of ties with a special friend or group.
You might feel some disdain for the superficial workings of casual friendships, beginning to feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about "going through the motions", doing and saying the right things, and so forth. Alternatively, you might meet someone with whom you establish a serious friendship, or you might become a member of a group or affiliation to which you devote much of your time.
Lending and borrowing to and from friends is generally considered tricky, but can be especially so for you now. This applies not only to money, but also time and energy. Friendships or causes can drain you at times if you are giving too much while ignoring your own needs.
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.
Weeding out what seems now to be superfluous social associations from your life is very likely at this time as you become more serious about what you want, on a personal level, from your life. You take a hard look at the role you play in others' lives, and you consider exactly what it is that satisfies you and contributes to your happiness, beyond marriage, romance, career, religion, and so forth. At some point through this journey, you should begin to find ways to bring definition and articulation to your innermost wishes and hopes for your personal path. A more solid sense of belonging might be experienced now. You know on whom you can rely, and they know they can rely on you!
You might gain increased responsibilities when it comes to a friend or group affiliation. Some of you could experience a leaner but also more conscientious period for income from a business. Some might take on responsibility for a partner's children. You might decide to contribute to your community in significant, tangible, and practical ways during this transit. There can be nice opportunities to make long-lasting connections. You can have more influence in a group, possibly quite naturally taking the lead. Its a time for making solid plans for your future.
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.