Saturn’s essence: Persistence; Caution; Discipline
One of the most feared of planets by the ancients was Saturn, often represented as the ‘grim reaper’, an old man who exacted a toll when dues needed payment. In modern terms it represents the reality of necessity and limits, those things that may frustrate you but give you more structure and certainty. When Saturn visits, it says, “What do you need to fix in your life? Relationships or finances? Do you need to find new work that allows you to be more productive? Perhaps your house or car needs repairing?” When Saturn touches your life you may experience times of personal trial but also glean an understanding that some things require your personal attention. You won’t be allowed to just gloss over them — patience and time is needed to get your life in order. Everything happens for a reason and serves our greater purpose, even when our days are frustrating and our nights are gloomy.
Planets in the 10th House and the sign of Capricorn have similar themes. Saturn also co-rules Aquarius.
Do you welcome periods in our life when you need to be alone to sort things out and work more productively? Are there times when you tend to be pessimistic and depressed with or without really good reasons? What is your highest purpose in life? What accomplishments do you want to achieve that would be seen by others?