Where Jupiter is a benevolent sugar-daddy, Saturn is a grumpy taskmaster. Saturn’s place in the chart indicates where you have to work hard and take on a lot of responsibility. Hard work in this area will surely pay off, but gains come only through persistence and working within your limits.
Saturn’s position can also indicate walls and limitations, and structures that we build to maintain the status quo. Fear and insecurity can keep you from taking responsibility for making needed changes in this area of your life. When you don’t take responsibility for your life, your problems seem to have origins outside of your control. Life is much easier to bear when you own up to your role in creating situations, both negative and positive, and this is Saturn’s lesson.
Saturn completes a circle around the zodiac every 29 years. When you are between 27 and 29 years old, he returns to the place he was when you were born. This return brings an increase in responsibility and tests our maturity. Your Saturn return is one of life’s major milestones.
Some keywords for Saturn are:
Responsibility, Practical Concerns
Limitation, Restriction, Discipline
The people and things Saturn represents are Older People, Authorities, and Corporations
Saturn rules the Skin, Bones, and Teeth
If Saturn is retrograde in your natal chart:
Saturn is limitation. With Saturn retro, you turn it in on yourself. The positive of Saturn is structure, discipline, responsibility. To use this to its best, give yourself these things without beating yourself up.. structure means structuring your work but also means time out to do things that make you happy.
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