Saturn Square or Opposite Saturn
© 2004 Curtis Manwaring
Transiting Saturn square or opposite your natal Saturn. At this time, intentions that you have had in the past may be running at odds with what you are doing now. You may find that you have to adjust your goals to suit the more realistic expectations that you are aware of now that weren't apparent to you in the past. On the other hand, it is possible that the events of this time may take you completely by surprise and you could be met with an impasse that leaves you feeling uncertain of your direction in life. As such it is common to change careers or have a significant restructuring of your daily life at this time.
If Saturn is lord of your 1st house, a serious attitude prevails in your overall outlook of the world. You may have to deal with dental problems, arthritic or bone ailments if you are older. Personal responsibility is heavy now.
If lord of the 2nd, this indicates becoming more strict with resources and increases a tendency to be conservative financially. You may have over extended yourself financially and have to be rather austere for the duration of this transit to feel finncially healthy again.
If lord of the 3rd, you may find yourself socially isolated now. It is a good time for reflection and some come into deep knowledge and greater wisdom. Relatives may become more of a burden. Watch a tendency towards depression or negative thoughts.
If lord of the 4th, you may have to sort out what expectations you think your family has of you and find a balance between satisfying your own needs and fulfilling your familial obligations. You may face issues of guilt based upon heritage or ancestry. Old matters need to be dealt with.
If lord of the 5th, if you have children, now may be an especially trying time for them and for you. Be careful about being too strict and avoid stifling self expression. Family obligations tend to take precedence over your love life. Not a good time for investments.
If lord of the 6th, you may have to reassess how well your job and your daily routine suit your objectives and goals in life. Difficulties in this area may lead to health issues such as arthritis, osteoporosis or other bone related ailments. You may find it hard to get away from your responsibilities now.
If lord of the 7th, if you are married or in a serious relationship, this is a time of testing how good your relationship is for eachother. A serious attitude and some tension is likely, but don't be afraid to work out the details of any agreements.
If lord of the 8th, others that you have financial dealings with may not be in a generous mood. Loans and financial assistance may not be forthcoming. Be careful to inspect tax matters carefully.
If lord of the 9th, you may be having a hard time keeping the faith. It is a time when doubt about your beliefs is likely to be particularly strong. You may find that what you once believed wasn't really true, and this indicates a time when you have to readjust your compass to find your true direction in life.
If lord of the 10th, often this is a time of heavy responsibility that marks a turning point in your career. You may find that you have more responsibility than you can handle which could lead to others accusing you of negligence or incompetence. Some decide to change employment.
If lord of the 11th, this is a time when you are likely to re-evaluate the importance of some relationships and how involvement in groups is affecting your direction in life. Often one finds their list of friends shrinking at first, but this shall clear the way for relationships that are more suitable to your goals.
If lord of the 12th, this is usually a time for reflection and solitude. Sometimes this is an indication of traveling abroad for some purpose, especially if Saturn should have the times for the lot of spirit at this time.