Saturn in the Birth Chart
What are Saturn Signs?
Saturn Signs present challenges to us which make us grow up. Saturn represents restrictions, limitations, delays and authority. If you've ever heard your parents tell you they were doing something for your own good, well, that's Saturn.
Just like listening to your parents, our Saturn Sign is out to teach us mastery over our lives. And, as usual, that means plain hard work and practice, practice, practice. Saturn is a big fan of the schools of trial and error and hard knocks. What better way is there to learn, right? For some of us, that means being ridiculed for our errors, feeling inadequate and inferior. Feeling like you need to measure up to a standard is part of your Saturn Signs lesson.
Saturn Signs help us mature. It takes almost 30 years for Saturn to return to the place it was when you were born
is it any wonder there is a big difference in those under 30 and those over that age? Later it's in opposition to our natal Saturn at just about the time the proverbial middle age crisis sets in. This is the age where decisions are made that can result in a vibrant, active older life or one of disappointment and depression.
Structure and discipline are needed for life and society to succeed. Saturn keeps reminding us how true that is and makes sure we learn it. Saturn energy also affects our body's growth. Too much Saturn energy can cause overgrowth, such as calcifications appearing where they shouldn't. In our culture, too much Saturn energy is reflected in the rule of tyrants and dictators.
Even with all this negativity, Saturn is also in control of cultural achievement. CEOs and government officials often have a strong Saturn influence. Rigid cultural systems of behavior are very Saturnine in their development.
Those people who are described as having a Saturnine disposition are usually rather grim and without humor. Those with a strong Saturn influence may feel overwhelmed by the challenges they face in life and may proceed with excessive caution. On the other hand, someone with a prominent Saturn may achieve quite a bit,
overcoming their adversity with sheer determination. These achievements may be material, financial or spiritual. It is how we react to our challenges that determine the outcome.
Saturn Signs seriousness keeps us on the straight and narrow, forcing us to go through lessons we may otherwise wish to avoid. This balances out the optimism given by Jupiter. This planet will define your sense of responsibility by bringing definition and setting limits and rules. Depending on your outlook, your Saturn Sign can actually be helpful in guiding your achievements and focus in life.
Find your Saturn Sign
To find what Sign Saturn was in at your birth use our free online Birth Chart Calculator
Look for this glyph (symbol) on your birth chart and note the Zodiac Sign it's in. Once you've done this come back and read the interpretation below.
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