Sun Square or Opposite Saturn
© 2004 Curtis Manwaring
Transiting Sun square or opposite your natal Saturn. This period tends to create tension between our duties and obligations, and what we want to do or be as individuals. This can feel like a very oppressive time. You may feel like shirking your responsibilities, but the consequences will tend to be great. As a result, you must find a compromise between duty to yourself and others. If you just give way to what others command you to do, then you will feel oppressed and unfulfilled and restless for rebellion. Consequently, this tends to be a time when your relationships to your superiors is not good. You may also find yourself overwhelmed with responsibilities and may have a distinct lack of self confidence or an overwhelming sense of discouragement.
If Saturn is lord of your 1st house, you may be insecure about the path your life seems to be following lately, unsure of your responsibilities. Others may question your authority. You may feel lonely and isolated with no one to turn to for help.
If lord of the 2nd, serious financial issues need to be resolved now. Chances are that you have to deal with a significant amount of debt by cutting expenses. Time to roll out the austerity budget.
If lord of the 3rd, relatives may question your authority or place undue responsibility on your shoulders. You may find it harder than usual to get around. Delays in transportation are likely.
If lord of the 4th, your relationship to your father may be strained now more than usual. Responsibility seems to get in the way of your doing the things that you want to do.
If lord of the 5th, financial investments may turn sour. It is best to cut your losses. This is not a favorable time for romance or self expression. In the former case, you may have trouble conveying warmth. In the latter, your expression may seem rehearsed and lacking in spontaniety making you appear "phony".
If lord of the 6th, pay closer attention to your health, particularly your bones and cardoivascular system. It is a good time to get a checkup from your doctor. Superiors may be scrutinizing your work more carefully now.
If lord of the 7th, flaws in marriage or business partnership may show more clearly now. It may be difficult to obtain cooperation from others. You may feel lonely and isolated.
If lord of the 8th, you may be financially stretched to your limits. This is not a good time to seek a loan from a bank. Limit your spending.
If lord of the 9th, you may be prone to excessive skepticism. Sometimes indicates tests of faith in a religious context. A legal contest or deadline may be drawing near.
If lord of the 10th, others, particularly superiors, may question your authority or leadership at this time. Demotion or dismissal may occur if you overstep your boundaries.
If lord of the 11th, others may be standing in your way or prevent you from reaching your goals at this time. Important people around you seem to have a different agenda.
If lord of the 12th, isolation or solitude appeals to you now. Responsibility weighs heavily upon you and you may have a tendency to procrastinate.