Saturn in the Houses...
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Saturn deserves its reputation as the most feared planet because it is relentless in forcing us to learn the lessons of the house in which it falls in a natal chart. There's no escaping it. Restriction, fear, hardship, and limitation are always found where Saturn is teaching lessons. It never gives an easy way out and it takes its time. Years are spent dealing with the difficulties this planet presents, but with time, the planet does reward the chart holder with wisdom, confidence and patience. There's no point in fighting against the forces of Saturn because it uses time and experience to teach. Acceptance and the courage develop patience are the best recourses in a struggle with Saturn.
Saturn takes life seriously. Where Saturn is found in a natal chart there is be pressure to follow rules. Structure is imposed and authority figures are prominent.
Saturn in the 1st House...
In the first house, Saturn brings a serious outlook on life the chart holder and on their self-image. Life is meant to be hard work and struggle is necessary for this person. Saturn in the first house often colors a person's personality with a somber tone making them pessimistic and doubtful about their self-image. Because these people expect life to be difficult, it often is. In the best of scenarios, first-house Saturn people project a mature, responsible attitude and work hard to achieve. In the worst, they are negative and dreary with a poor self image. There is often a feeling of being trapped in the shell of their physical body without the confidence to fully embrace their self-image.
Saturn in the 2nd House...
Money and wealth are often seen as tremendous burdens when Saturn is located in the second house. Although the chart holder is likely to spend enormous amounts of time working to achieve wealth, they are just as likely to resent it. The possibility of giving up to escape the overwhelming burden of making money exists with Saturn in second house. With other positive placements in the chart helping, a second-house Saturn can simply act as a stabilizing and strengthening factor in the ability to acquire and maintain wealth rather than bringing its usual constrictive, trapped feeling. However, it is common to for Saturn to take its usual course in the second house and make the chart holder feeling that survival in the material world is overly crucial and tremendously difficult. Over time however, Saturn here will generally pay off and the hard work and long-term effort put into gaining wealth will result in a financially secure life. The chart holder is likely to be rigid their value system.
Saturn in the 3rd House...
Early schooling can seem restrictive and overly serious with a third-house Saturn. This is an awkward placement for Saturn because the third house is light and fast paced while Saturn is stubbornly patient, careful and slow moving. This incompatibility can create a need to rebel against the rules of school and the local community. In the best scenario, Saturn brings careful intellectual focus to the third house along with patience in exploring the immediate environment rather than the usual rushing around that is common in the third house. In terms of communication, a third house Saturn can stunt an inhibit a chart holder's ability to verbally express themselves. At best, Saturn here will simply help a chart holder choose words carefully and communicate in a purposeful and thoughtful manner. Because the third also entails short trips and local travel, Saturn here can add a cautious tone to driving or any kind of local commuting.
Saturn in the 4th House...
Family and home life can feel restrictive and burdensome when Saturn is in the fourth house. Childhood may have been lacking financially or emotionally. There may have been a parent who was viewed as overly strict or a parent who expected the chart holder to support the family in some way. Either way, the childhood experience was not easy. This feeling is transferred into adulthood causing the fourth-house Saturn person to see home and family as a restrictive responsibility. At best, the chart holder simply takes family life serious and is a responsible provider and caretaker. At worst, family is seen as unbearably restrictive and the chart holder longs to escape from it or avoids establishing a traditional family for fear it will be a burden. There may be scars in the family heritage that the chart holder does not want to accept.
Saturn in the 5th House...
Although Saturn in the fifth house can be rewarding in time, it is likely to cause its share of frustration. A fear of being judged and criticized by others is likely when a chart holder with this position lets loose and genuinely expresses themselves. This can cause a person to fear indulging in alcohol because they need to be control of themselves at all times to avoid any possible embarrassing situations.
In general, Saturn in the fifth house feels out of place in situations that are designed for free and expansive self-expression, so these chart holders may avoid large parities or social events. These chart holders are likely to hire decorators to style their homes because they don't trust their own artistic sense. Or they may consult books or the internet to learn about color schemes rather than go with their feelings about what looks good. Typical romantic situations may feel awkward to fifth-house Saturn people. Flowers and poems may seem silly and unnecessary. Saturn in the fifth house is likely to take dating seriously rather than skipping from partner to partner. Parenthood is taken seriously also and it is assumed that children will be responsible. In time, many fifth-house Saturns gain confidence in self-expression and do become skilled at an art. Because they take criticism seriously, these chart holders can develop artistic abilities later in life after they have honed their skills.
Saturn in the 6th House...
The already serious sixth house can find Saturn to be a heavy burden. Saturn isn't a horrible match for the sixth house. It actually fits in quite well here. But in the house of work and service, the planet of rules and restriction can make things seem more difficult than they need to be. Work and service to others can be seen as traps that make the chart holder feel like a slave to the world when Saturn in the sixth house. The daily chores of living can seem like intense drudgery that keep the chart holder from enjoying life. It seems that the chart holder is always serving others but never being served in return. In the best scenario, a sixth-house Saturn creates a chart holder who is responsible about work and serious about doing things well. They serve others willing and expect nothing in return. At best, the sixth-house Saturn is responsible about diet and exercise. However, sixth-house Saturn chart holders should be careful not to let an overly serious attitude affect their physical health by allowing stress to eat away at their physical health.
Saturn in the 7th House...
A tendency toward an overly serious outlook on relationships is found with a seventh-house Saturn. There is often a feeling that every interaction must go well otherwise the seventh-house Saturn chart holder is a loser. This type of self-imposed stress in relationships can eventually lead these chart holders to avoid relationships because of the fear of failure. Other times, these people choose to associate with older people. This makes the relationship easier because any fault found in the chart holder can be blamed on innocent immaturity. Or the older person can take the leadership position and any errors in the interaction can be blamed on them rather than the seventh house Saturn person. Those with Saturn in their seventh house often marry people older than them for these reasons. However, as these seventh-house chart holders mature, their confidence and wisdom grow and they may leave their older partners in search of more equal relationships. These people often find more success in relationships later in life. Seventh-house Jupiter or people with Capricorn on their descendant are attracted to Capricorn-like people who are serious about life and are willing to care for their partners.
Saturn in the 8th House...
Saturn in the eighth house finds it very difficult to let go of anything, and although that makes this placement indicative of a long life, it is often a long life of struggling in intimate relationships. But eventually Saturn always manages to teach its lesson. The chart holder with this position eventually learns to let go later in life, but until then, Saturn in the eighth house casts its heavy, worrisome and negative attitude into relationships. The chart holder feels pressure to enter into initimate relationships, then once involved in them, never stops worrying about losing the other person. The chart holder always feels that their partner isn't committed enough in the relationship and doesn't give enough. The stress and depression over this dynamic shows through in the chart holder's personality and actually drives their partner away, perpetuating the problem for the chart holder. Early in life, there is often loss for the person with Saturn in their eighth house surrounding their father or the father is seen as overly serious especially regarding money, which serves to set up this whole dynamic from an early age.
Money is often lost in relationships and delays in inheritances are found with an eighth-house Saturn. Again, this represents the difficultly in learning and accepting the natural give and take in life. Those with an eighth-house Saturn are acutely aware of the long-term obligations that begin with only one gesture. For them, it is better to refuse a gift or charity than to accept it, because with it, there will be a long-term obligation for repayment. This placement is excellent for work in finance and banking where Saturn's cautious and serious nature is beneficial. In relationships however, Saturn must learn to let go of its tight grip on people and money. When Saturn eventually realizes that more is gained by not holding on so tightly, the chart holder finally finds happiness.
Saturn in the 9th House...
A position common to people whose father had strict or rigid philosophies and ideas about the rules that should be followed in life, Saturn in the ninth house creates a chart holder who is resistant new or foreign ideas. This is even reflected in a practical way in that the idea long-distance traveling can be uncomfortable or even frightening because it takes them out of their comfort zone of the known into the unknown. When ninth-house Saturn people do choose to venture into the unknown, they are extremely careful about it. New ideas about government, religion or the meaning of life are never just accepted as the newest things and tried on for size. They are debated or fought against. Following the beliefs that they have determined to be correct is extremely important to them as they are deeply held. Ninth-house Saturns can feel stuck and uninspired because their lives seem pre-determined by their rigid and unmovable beliefs and rules. The rules of society, religion and government can feel oppressive because these chart holders feel that they must follow them so carefully making ninth-house Saturn people lose faith in the greater workings of the world. But eventually, later in life, many of these chart holders become conscious of how they create their own restrictions in the world. They can choose to open up to new ideas, people and places. With a little of this consciousness, they can become some of the most thoughtful and scholarly students of religion, high education or the world in general.
Saturn in the 10th House...
Those with tenth-house Saturns can take success in career, achievement and status so seriously that they actually make these things more difficult than they need to be. Saturn rules the tenth house which seems like a good thing, and it can be. But it can also just be overwhelming. These chart holders feel enormous pressure to achieve and be admired in the eyes of the public. It's a feeling they can never shake, and if they believe they will never achieve these goals, it can have tragic ramifications. When a tenth-house Saturn gives up, they do it completely, and at times, dramatically. In the best of scenarios, this position lends stamina and steady determination to achieve in the world. These chart holders can have a dry, serious fatherly persona or sometimes the need to impress the public is so great that they end up seeming overly flashy, gaudy and fake because they try too hard and overdo it. They prefer leadership positions in their careers. They can't stand to be bossed around. Any career that has high status will satisfy them and they always need to room for advancement.
Saturn in the 11th House...
Saturn's serious and overly structured ways make navigating the eleventh house difficult unless the group or organization at hand is also serious and structured. When this is the case, Saturn does exceedingly well. Institutions like school and corporations where there are plenty of rules are perfect for Saturn. The planet loves structure and a defined plan of action. Unfortunately, most organizations and groups have flaws and disorganzation. Groups are always made of up individuals who all have their own agendas and personalities. Rules are always bent or broken and Saturn is usually frustrated and feels awkward, like a rigid, plastic mannequin. Keeping things light and social in groups of people is scary business for these chart holders. Saturn prefers deep, committed friends with a few people rather than messy eleventh house acquaintance relationships with many people. If these people aren't working towards a goal with the group and following a structured plan, they don't know how to relate the other group members. They are stiff and rigid, not understanding the natural rhythms of group dynamics. They can make excellent group leaders who are able to keep the group on track towards goals, but as group members, they are awkward and ineffective people who often end up avoiding groups completely.
Saturn in the 12th House...
In the childhood, those with Saturn in their twelfth house grow up believing that they are not allowed to be critical of others, feel they're better than others or compete with others. They must accept the cards they are dealt in life and be mature about it. From a young age, these people are required to take on many responsibilities, and it's assumed by their unconscious that it is normal. They feel they shouldn't criticize their parents for their load of responsibilities. They're no better than their parents and shouldn't contribute any less to the family. They shouldn't compete with siblings for attention or preferred treatment. Twelfth-house Saturns are supposed to be hardworking, responsible, and self-sacrificing. They should suffer in silence, which they do. They are haunted by a vague feeling of restriction and lack of options in life. Sleep problems are common due to vague stress and guilt over perceived wrongdoings or flaws. Their unconscious is always reminding them to stay tough and plow through problems and difficulties while somehow remaining humble also. At best, these chart holders find their hidden talent of using Saturn's strength as the strong, hardworking father symbol of the zodiac to accomplish a great deal in life while never getting bogged down in petty competitions with others or in self-pity. They can be an example to others and can help others find strength and perseverance in the world. At worst, they allow the twelfth house's vague fog of disillusionment to engulf them and they deny problems and sweep them under the rug instead of dealing with them. Some are critical of any irresponsibility in others and they judge irresponsible people as less than worthy because of the resentment they feel about their own unconscious feeling that they are slaves to responsible behavior. They feel sorry for themselves because they believe they have it harder than most, and they sometimes drown themselves in any kind of vice that lets them forget it all and finally enjoy the irresponsible, guiltless joy they are always denied.
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