When the Saturn transits your horoscope the likely effects that can be expected are numerous and depend on the type of relationship the Sun is having with other planets. There are the hard as well as soft aspects and also the conjunction which is sometimes considered a mixture of good and not so good. These aspects determine the effects that will be experienced in your life.
When looking at the Saturn square aspect to other planets you can include to some extent, the opposition, semi-square, quincunx, sesquiquadrate and other lesser-known hard aspects to arrive at a similar conclusion.
Saturn Transits and Conjunction Aspects
Saturn conjunct Sun marks a period of hard work and responsibility, both in salvaging some endeavors which appear to be failing and in branching out in new directions. This transit occurs every 14 years and often signifies the end of an era.
Saturn conjunct Moon marks a period of introspection and evaluation of goals. You may feel lonely and self-critical at this time, but don’t be too hard on yourself. Focus your energy on self-discovery instead.
Saturn conjunct Mercury tends to make you single minded if not narrow-minded now. You may alienate others if you insensitively discount their ideas. It is a much better time for working on a single task than it is for long-range planning.
Saturn conjunct Venus makes you likely to withdraw from others and evaluate relationships. This is a good time to spend some time alone and think. It’s healthy to spend some time away from friends and loved ones.
Saturn conjunct Mars is a transit marking a time when you have great energy but seemingly no constructive outlet for it. Engaging in vigorous exercise will relax you long enough so that you can sit down and find that constructive outlet.
Saturn conjunct Jupiter marks a time where restrictions (either external or self-imposed) make you restless or even pessimistic. You must decide whether to persevere in your present conditions or take the initiative and change them.
Saturn conjunct Saturn heralds the ending of a major 29-year cycle in your life. It is a time when you are facing dramatic changes in your life while still clinging onto past memories. Faith and love will steer you through this period.
Saturn conjunct Uranus marks a time when you are not satisfied with your life and may desire abrupt change. If you handle this tension well, it might be a time when you can accomplish feats which will amaze your peers and loved ones.
Saturn conjunct Neptune marks a time when you have difficulty being objective because reality and unreality are colliding. The resulting inner turmoil and self-deprecation often lead to depression but may lead to wisdom as well.
Saturn conjunct Pluto signals a transformation in your life brought on by external limitations or restrictions. It is a time to prune the parts of your life which are fading. It may indicate a time of hardship.
Saturn Transits and Hard Aspects (square, opposition, semi-square, quincunx, sesquiquadrate etc)
Saturn square Sun tests your inner strength in light of obstacles which may suddenly appear. Don’t hide beneath a shell but open up to loved ones.
Saturn square Moon is a transit of conflicts, especially with members of the opposite sex. Try not to put undue strain on any personal relationships at this time.
Saturn square Mercury may create problems communicating with loved ones. Expressing your true feelings and desires now could greatly help your platonic relationships.
Saturn square Venus marks a time when you may be at cross purposes with a friend or loved one. Try to relax now since anxiety can be paralyzing.
With Saturn square Mars, you should take care not to let your wants get in the way of a close friendship. Giving of yourself now can be a tremendous boon to someone close.
Saturn square Jupiter is a transit of uneasiness. You may feel restless and anxious about present relations with friends and family, but you should be thankful for what you have.
Saturn square Saturn may drive you to be by yourself, searching for the “meaning of life”. Distancing yourself from friends is not a good idea now.
With Saturn square Uranus, you should be wary of cutting loose from a relationship. You may desire freedom, but realize that close friends need you also.
Saturn square Neptune marks a time when concrete beliefs may seem suspect. Be cautious of new ways of thinking or acting, rather rely on your good, old friends.
Saturn square Pluto fills you with a desire to break loose from the strictures you see society placing on you. Going to the extreme may cost you, friends, though.
Saturn Transits and Soft Aspects (sextile, trine etc )
Saturn sextile Sun fill you with a deep desire to succeed and accomplish much. You reap what you sow, thus working hard now will most likely pay off with many good times with friends and family in the future.
Saturn sextile Moon gives you the ability to control your emotions and use them wisely in interactions with loved ones. This is an excellent time to “get close” to a family member or friend without fear of emotions sweeping you away.
Saturn sextile Mercury illuminates your thought process, making you lucid and logical. Take care when interacting with friends, for you may look at them as a critic rates a movie. If you are slow to judge, you will go far.
Saturn sextile Venus stifles your ability to express affections to friends and family. Objectivity is heightened, and you may only see clearly the traits which first attracted you to your friends.
With Saturn sextile Mars, you are filled with an urge to work hard and “get things done”. Don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today, for then you can be truly relaxed when it comes time to take it easy with friends.
Saturn sextile Jupiter gives you energy that is best applied to work or matters of finance. Engaging in social activity, while fun, is best put off until a more propitious moment.
Saturn sextile Saturn puts you on an even keel, content with your position and accomplishments in life. This transit indicates a most favorable time for working in groups, especially soliciting the aid of friends in a “pet project”.
Saturn sextile Uranus represents a time when you may feel a conflict between the demands of old friends and new acquaintances. Balancing your time commitments may be difficult but necessary if you wish to keep both sets of friends.
Saturn sextile Neptune imparts a serious, dour mood to you. This is not the time to engage in lighthearted social activities, but rather take the initiative to clear up any misunderstandings between yourself and a loved one.
Saturn sextile Pluto empowers you to do great things now. This is a most propitious time to buckle down and get your work done. Working hard now should pay off a great deal later.
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