| |

Saturn:

Task Master, Teacher and Time Lord

Saturn in astrology often gets a bad rap – who wants to love a planet which channels every stern headmaster ever, stepping in to stop all the fun and reminding you that you still haven’t lived up to your potential? It’s true that Saturn energy is a tough taskmaster, but personal and spiritual growth comes through tackling Saturn’s challenges and learning the lessons this planet is determined to enforce. It’s important to remember that Saturn’s somewhat dour reputation comes into its own just when we need it most, too. In a real crisis, the stability and focus of Saturn energy has a lot to offer.

What Does Saturn Symbolize in Astrology?

The astrological Saturn is all about responsibility, duty and limitations. This is sober, serious energy and it comes with an authoritative voice. You can think of Saturn as your inner parent. Saturn brings you self-control and resilience, and a healthy respect for boundaries. Structure and conformity are also Saturn qualities, as is determination. Saturn energy is hard working and disciplined and not given to flights of fancy.

What is the Mythology of Saturn?

The Roman god Saturn was the equivalent of the Greek god Cronus. Originally an agricultural god, Saturn presided over the feast of Saturnalia, a mid-winter period of merry-making. However, because the planet Saturn was the furthest visible planet in the sky at that time, and because it had the longest observable, repeatable astronomical cycle, Cronus and Saturn eventually came to be associated with time – this is where our word ‘chronology’ comes from, and it’s why Saturn is often depicted as an old man carrying a scythe. Astrologically, this association with time and age gives rise to many of Saturn's qualities.

What Is the Importance of Saturn in the Natal Chart?

Saturn in the astrological natal chart highlights where in life you may face burdens, limits or fears, and it suggests how you both express and react to authority. In astrology, we look to the sign and house position of each planet to shed light on your drives and motivations; a strong Saturn in your chart may suggest that you are driven by a sense of duty and responsibility. Saturn’s house and sign position in your chart will also reveal the lessons you are likely to learn in this lifetime - your Saturn sign is where you grow and mature. Saturn is sometimes known as the planet of karma, because it teaches us that our actions have consequences, always.

Key Facts About Saturn in Astrology

Positive expressions of Saturn energy: responsibility, determination, authority, focus, ambition, hard work, rationality, common sense, control, tenacity, perseverance
Challenging expressions of Saturn energy: pessimism, coldness, rigidity, inflexibility, cruelty, narrow-mindedness
Saturn rules: Capricorn. It used to be considered the ruling planet of Aquarius too, until Uranus was discovered. A ruling planet in its own sign tends to be the purest and most positive expression of its energies.
Saturn is exalted in: Libra. An exalted planet is usually strong and works positively.
Saturn is in detriment in: Cancer. A planet in detriment is typically quite weak, with its energy manifesting negatively or being misused.
Saturn is in fall in: Aries. A planet in fall is usually weakened, although positive aspects to the planet will help.

Let’s take a quick look at the planet Saturn through the zodiac signs and houses to see how this responsible planet’s energies play out in day to day astrology:

What Is Your Saturn Sign?

Saturn in Aries or Saturn in the 1st House
Strengths/challenges: very authoritarian and determined to get your own way, but with little care for the consequences.
Growth opportunity: learn that respect must be earned, not automatically given to you.

Saturn in Taurus or Saturn in the 2nd House
Strengths/challenges: tons of tenacity, but change is stressful and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut.
Growth opportunity: dare to step out of your comfort zone once in a while.

Saturn in Gemini or Saturn in the 3rd House
Strengths/challenges: a powerful and effective communicator, able to command respect, but often cynical and with a somewhat negative life view.
Growth opportunity: focus your intent on the best possible outcome, not the worst.

Saturn in Cancer or Saturn in the 4th House
Strengths/challenges: a fearsome defender of loved ones. Emotional security is vital to your wellbeing, but expressing emotions is a struggle and self-doubt is common.
Growth opportunity: look to help others instead of focusing on self-pity.

Saturn in Leo or Saturn in the 5th House
Strengths/challenges: proud and autocratic, rather serious. Intensely loyal, but sometimes that loyalty will be seriously misplaced.
Growth opportunity: seek out the joy in life and do more of what makes you smile.

Saturn in Virgo or Saturn in the 6th House
Strengths/challenges: A methodical, almost obsessive sense of duty and responsibility. Self-confidence is easily undermined by your inner voice.
Growth opportunity: cut yourself some slack; you hold yourself to higher standards than others.

Saturn in Libra or Saturn in the 7th House
Strengths/challenges: Sympathetic but sensible and practical – a very good friend indeed. You may struggle with assertiveness.
Growth opportunity: learn to say no without feeling guilty.

Saturn in Scorpio or Saturn in the 8th House
Strengths/challenges: exceptional determination, bordering on ruthlessness. An excellent business sense and a quirky sense of humor, but rather manipulative.
Growth opportunity: become more aware of how your actions affect others.

Saturn in Sagittarius or Saturn in the 9th House
Strengths/challenges: no-nonsense, honest but blunt. Intellectually determined and with an innate sense of wisdom which guides instinctive choices.
Growth opportunity: don’t censor your enthusiasm and spirit.

Saturn in Capricorn or Saturn in the 10th House
Strengths/challenges: packed with determination, ambition and inner steel. However, you are vulnerable to emotional exhaustion and to depression and stress.
Growth opportunity: make a conscious effort to look after your mental health

Saturn in Aquarius or Saturn in the 11th House
Strengths/challenges: an ongoing battle between conformity and rebellion. Great intellect and a strong sense of originality.
Growth opportunity: channel your restlessness into campaigning for positive change.

Saturn in Pisces or Saturn in the 12th House
Strengths/challenges: possible inhibition or depression. However, your imagination and gift for manifestation do great things via Saturn’s tenacity and determination.
Growth opportunity: work on learning to trust your intuition more often.
As well as Saturn’s influence in your birth chart, this most grown-up of planets has a major role to play at key moments in your life too, via the Saturn Return.

What is the Saturn Return?

Saturn spends roughly 2.5 years in each zodiac sign, so it takes approximately 29 years for it to complete one journey through the zodiac. The Saturn Return is the name given to the points in time when Saturn returns to the exact position it had when you were born. If you’re lucky, this will happen three times in your lifetime:
·         The first Saturn Return, when you are approx. 28-30 years old
·         The second Saturn Return, when you are approx. 57-59 years old
·         The final Saturn Return, when you are approx. 88-90 years old

What is the Importance of the Saturn Return?

In astrology, the Saturn Returns correspond to key moments of growth and understanding in our adult life cycles.

How Long Does a Saturn Return Last?

A Saturn Return affects each of us for roughly a year, about six months before and six months after the planet returns to its exact natal position in the zodiac - the place we find it in your own personal birth chart. During this year, change, responsibilities and your shifting circumstances will be uppermost in your mind – and understanding the astrology of your Saturn Return can help you make the best available choices.

The First Saturn Return

As the first Saturn Return approaches, we have finished our education and probably started on our chosen career. We may have met our life partner and perhaps have children; we may have bought a house or a car and be living up to the financial responsibilities that come with adulthood. The Saturn Return sparks a desire to make important changes during this period – perhaps committing to a relationship or leaving a first career to re-train for something more meaningful. Extra responsibilities are often taken on around this time, especially within the family. The urge to make drastic changes will spur us on to further growth. In astrology, Saturn’s house and sign during the Saturn return (the same as your natal Saturn placement, remember) can be channelled constructively to ease the passage of these necessary changes.

The Second Saturn Return

Fast forward to the second Saturn Return and we are reaching the end of a working life and thinking about retirement. Drastic change is once again coming and once again Saturn’s energies are providing direction. This is a time for finding new life interests which will sustain and engage us once work has finished; perhaps it’s also a time for a house move, into a home which we will hope will last the rest of our lifetime. Although children have grown up and flown the nest, new responsibilities may be weighing heavy now, especially in caring for elderly parents. Using Saturn’s energy, expressed through its sign and house, will help to find constructive solutions for handling what can be a very stressful period in life – an important practical application of astrology in action.

The Third Saturn Return

If we’re lucky enough to experience it, the third Saturn Return is a time when we need to adjust to the imminence of the most drastic change of all, as our earthly lifetime draws to an inevitable conclusion. This is a time for looking back at the past and for enjoying a lifetime’s worth of memories, but it’s also important to prepare mentally, emotionally and spiritually for what may be to come. It’s here that astrology can play an important role, and Saturn’s house and sign energies will provide the guide to how each individual wishes to approach this uniquely personal moment in time.

So, as you can see, taskmaster Saturn has a positive role to play throughout our lifetimes. In astrology, this planet may represent some difficulties and disappointments, but overall this is how we learn and grow.

What about you? How have you experienced Saturn in your natal chart? Have you been through one or more Saturn Returns? Let us know how it felt!

The Moon's Nodes

Mars Retrograde

The Midheaven

Neptune

Venus Retrograde

Your Astrological Mask

Pluto Retrograde

Solar Eclipse

Jupiter

Understanding the Houses in Astrology

Saturn Retrograde

Uranus Retrograde

Saturn

Appreciations

  • ★★★★
    Love your site, very informative and pleasant!Cached
    Joyce Meier
  • ★★★★★
    You guys always seem to keep me in line thank you so very much…Cached
    Cynthia
  • ★★★★★
    I loved it so accurate!Cached
    Fredrick
  • ★★★★★
    Youre the best!! I love the depth of everything you do. Your personality is sweet, your work is informative!! Thanks love! Youre the best - 5 stars!!Cached
    Janice
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for your insight,that is the story of me! I look forward to seeing much more of your gift.Cached
    Carol Kammerer
  • ★★★★★
    I'm struck by Kelli's uncanny way of giving a clear picture through words. Call it command of the English language, word-smithing genius, a way with words, but the way she brings the astrological influences to us is nothing short of divine skill, in my view.Cached
    Beth
  • ★★★★★
    Amazing lady gives u hopeCached
    Sherie
  • ★★★★
    Kelli has such an amazing gift of communication and knowledge and really makes her astrology sessions meaningful but most of all, fun!Cached
    Lindsey Wilson
  • ★★★★★
    I enjoy attending Zoom events on Thursday, especially when you choose and analyze charts for those who are present at the time. I can imagine their faces and I already know their names, and I feel like I know you all :-) And I'm always thrilled the way you react (like a child) when you open any chart, because you always see good things first, but also give useful advice when needed. That says a lot about you Kelli and I just love it. Thank you for that! :-) P.S. I can't mark the stars (I don't know why) but they're all on!Cached
    Silvija
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli, thank you for all your insights regarding our Astrological charts. Your swift insightful comments on our weekly Zoom meeting regarding our personal charts, and what we add in the chat as comments, are especially helpful. It’s like learning another language, after a while it all seems to gel and make sense.Cached
    Valerie-Anne Kimpton
  • ★★★★★
    Thank. You that was awesome keep up the great work.Cached
    Dawn
  • ★★★★★
    THANKS SO VERY MUCH for your shared knowledge youre the best you'll save the rest of Humanity.Cached
    Leo Walker Phillips
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli is smart, affirmative, artful as she provides the best to do or know. Astrology is a science and she is using it for good.Thanks for being here for us!Cached
    Michele D'Ambrosio
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you kelli foxCached
    Saleem sohani
  • ★★★★★
    Hello, Ms Kelli Fox...good day to you 😊🌹 Thank you for the free astrology reading of my sign Cancer. Its fun reading it and very grateful of your kind heart sharing it for free. All the best to you and family. May you enjoy the gift of life and the gift bestowed on you by serving and sharing it to others. Best regards and continue serving with a smile in your heart.Cached
    Maribel
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you so much Kelli Fox. Most appreciate what you do. Youre amazing and most accurate. I recommend everyone to use this.Cached
    Dolores
  • ★★★★★
    Life is a blessing together with this powerful knowledge. I am getting closer to there everyday and I trust with all my heart. Loving how it's unfolding my life and to evolve. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!Cached
    Aminath Masha
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli is amazing however i miss the daily aspects.Cached
    Lorraine
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli always finds the balance between shadow and light to guide us in the best direction. She can see clearly through the maze of mathematics of Astrology, hold it all in her head and clearly describe what’s on the Astrological agenda for the following day, week, month and year.Cached
    Valerie-Anne
  • ★★★★★
    I use Kelli's site to keep me up to date on what is coming up astrologically when I am unable to check on planetary placements myself.Cached
    Isabel
  • ★★★
    Consider signing up for her daily astrology report. She can be uncannily accurate.Cached
    Mum
  • ★★★★
    Love your messages, you are awesome.Cached
    caroline shanks
  • ★★★★★
    Love getting my star message from Kelli. I look forward to her messages every day.Cached
    Kathleen Colman
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli Fox is very accurate in all of the information she provides, and she offers tons of 100% free information. I love her, and I highly recommend that you check out her website!Cached
    Brittany Z O'Brien
  • ★★★★★
    Your time you share with us is precious..You are wonderful support to us all. Its very much appreciated and is a great BLESSING to have you in my life. Thank you earth Angel. 5 stars..and above..Cached
    Irene
  • ★★★★
    I really appreciate the forecasts, they are very insightful. Thank you.Cached
    Mary
  • ★★★★★
    Best horoscopes available, never miss a day!Cached
    Dianne
  • ★★★★★
    Thank u for helping me and for using ur beautiful talent on me. Love to be able to do what u do.Cached
    Mandy
  • ★★★★★
    Hi Kelli: Beautiful presentation! Lovely voice, smashing colors and very informative.Thank you for sharing your dream with us. Good on you for your tenacity in creating this sensational video! My hat off to you, you are not only talented, but very knowledgeable in your career as Astrologer! Bravo for a fabulous creation of Astrology.TVCached
    Joyce M
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli just watched your amazing tutorial from The Silver Circle about the Planets and Asteroids. Thank you for bringing to life the planets and asteroids and their influences on our lives, with such a colourful array of personalities to guide us through out astrology charts and transits. Wonderful descriptions and visualisations. Thank you, love your Astrology course 😎Cached
    Valerie-Anne
  • ★★★★★
    Every one should go through this movie. I enjoyed it. I will review the movie again. Thank you.Cached
    Steven
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for being a great help.Cached
    Zenaida
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you for your good work that you are doing I appreciate it.Cached
    Donna R
  • ★★★★★
    Hello, I love the event on Zoom. I love this group family and can not wait every week to reunite with all if you and it is all on you,Kelli! Because of your sixth sense, your professional courtesy and the way to see the half glass full. Thank you for the opportunity for me to be part of this.Cached
    Laura D
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you Kelli for the opportunity to send my daily horoscope to my inbox. Now, i need inspiration for my everyday life as it's really hard for me facing the pandemic with no work, no income, bills and debts are giving me too many problems but I'm trying to be feel happy and feel blessed everyday despite of all, life must go on because i know god is always in me. I love you for being kind to me and to others. God bless you more.Cached
    Ellen
  • ★★★★★
    You work so hard and it is much appreciated!!! Thank you for all you do!Cached
    KC
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you Kelli for your informative and uplifting horoscopes xCached
    antonia Barr
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you Kelli for your insightful words today regarding my personal chart. I really do believe you channel a lot of information to us through your weekly Astro webinar, and it’s fun to be with a likeminded group. Really love your work ❤️ Just encourages me want to know so much more.Cached
    Valerie-Anne Kimpton
  • ★★★★
    Thank you. Gratitude.Cached
    Terry
  • Thank youCached
    Michelle
  • ★★★★★
    Hi there, Kelli Fox keep up the good work love it love it! It's really wonderful giving me a guidance and also I really enjoy reading what's in store for me. Cheers to u.Cached
    Remedios P
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli's daily forecast is a guidance tool I use every to make better decisions.Cached
    Lucia A P
  • ★★★★★
    Lovely and very much needed for meCached
    P.C.guruswamy
  • ★★★★
    Excellent!!Cached
    Gabriel Zambrano
  • ★★★★★
    Always to the point, concise astrology insights. I have followed a long time.Cached
    Catherine S
  • ★★★★★
    i never miss Kelli's insightful readings.....so on the mark for me most of the times.Thank you :)Cached
    anjli kapur
  • ★★★★★
    Amazing! Thank you.Cached
    Lorraine
  • ★★★★
    Thanks to your wisdom and inspiration. Thank you very much Kelli and your team! I really like your site.Cached
    Joette
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli Fox is wonderful , I read my horoscope daily , awesomeness 👍Cached
    Daphne W
  • ★★★★★
    I give gratitude and Thanks to your wisdom abd inspiration...Thank You very much Kelli and your team!Cached
    Tina
  • We love Kelli Fox! She is genuine, warm hearted, funny, informative, and very knowledgeable. She hosts fantastic weekly meetings that cover astrology events, which are very helpful in discovering who we are!Cached
    Kimmy F.
  • ★★★★★
    Thank you!! Love your site!!Cached
    Bonnie Welt
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli Fox is on point!! Always!!Cached
    Melanie
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli Fox is on point!! Always!!Cached
    Melanie
  • ★★★★★
    Love this whole experience thanks so much!Cached
    Deborah
  • ★★★★★
    Dear Kelli, I just love your website and those wonderful pics and collages. I also appreciate your very Divine Feminine approach to the astrology and find your work very supportive to my journey of healing and growth.Cached
    Jojopahmaria Nsoroma
  • ★★★★★
    I've never woken up in the morning without checking my mail. I so much love astrology and Kelli Fox... It helps me alot and takes me to my highest potential, believe me(♡ω♡ ) ~♪(♡ω♡ ) ~♪Cached
    Chimobi osuji
  • ★★★★★
    Kelli is exceptionally eloquent in dividing her astrological information between all her loyal followers all over the world. She takes the time to explain everything in detail, even when it’s complicated 😎Cached
    Valerie-Anne
  • ★★★★★
    👋Cached
    christy
  • ★★★★★
    We love Kelli!! Great astrologer and educator!Cached
    Kimmy
  • ★★★★★
    We love Kelli!! Great astrologer and educator!Cached
    Kimmy
  • ★★★★★
    We love Kelli!! Great astrologer and educator!Cached
    Kimmy
  • ★★★★★
    I have had your app on my iPad for a few years! I have enjoyed looking at my info every day . I am glad to see you have expanded! Thank you ❣️Cached
    Leslie
  • ★★★★★
    Iove what I saw I would never go anywhere else it was amazingCached
    Joan C
  • ★★★★★
    I love ur readingCached
    Vanessa
Share Your appreciation