' Saturn represents the intensity of one’s ambition, the inner pressure to become or accomplish something. Saturn also indicates the Achilles heel, the mind-set in which doubt and fear or an overly conservative attitude works against success. When Saturn is strong in a businessperson’s chart, they run a tight ship with an authoritarian management style and excellent administrative abilities.'
Saturn governs hard work, discipline, responsibility. In his guise as Kronos in ancient Greece, he was the God of Time - the one that reminds us "Tempus Fugit!" (Time is passing!) We don't have forever, so if our lives are not as we want them to be we'd better get to work and get serious about things.
El Pisces and I are finally sharing a single roof, in the same time zone even, and so we’ve begun merging our little households together. My apartment is a sea of boxes right now as we find places for all his earthly possessions, plus my things that had been in storage. So yesterday I was going about the box-sorting, when I heard him exclaim from the kitchen: …why is there a menorah in the freezer?
'Saturn in Libra brings lessons and tests around diplomacy, compromise and fairness.
It’s a time to set healthy boundaries in relationships and to get the give-take balance right. Relationships generally need to be taken more seriously. Any kind of relationship could feel like a heavy responsibility under this transit. Solid relationships can become more committed and grounded and real during this transit, or they can suffer the harsh light of reality and die away'
'One question sent to my astrology advice column in Dell Horoscope was about a reader’s difficulties with her various mentors, all fitting a certain pattern. And so I was lead to consider what astrological features would show the mentorship process.'
'In my practice, I've noticed that Saturn in hard aspect to the Sun or Moon in the natal chart can dramatically signal sensitivity to feeling guilt; to taking on responsibility for things which are out of one's control.
'So what can we expect with Mars' entry into Libra? Well, as it conjuncts Saturn, it simultaneously opposes Uranus and then Jupiter, while squaring Pluto. This confluence of events would usually indicate extraordinary volatility, and this can be seen in larger worldly event going on right now.
"Saturn’s role in the family of planetary forces of our solar system is pivotal to say the least, because as every system needs different components to create a ‘balanced whole’ Saturn’s job is to ‘father’ the system, to provide the authority and structure that holds ‘anything’ together and from which we can build new foundations.
"How do we experience the lessons of Saturn when it’s transits are felt in our Chart? If its reputation has gone on ahead, do we fear it because at heart most of us would like a quiet life, left alone to potter about and muddle our way through hoping we’re going in the right direction. Perhaps we’d rather not know when it comes to the tough stuff of learning lessons. We really don’t want to struggle with concepts which seem to threaten our stability and seem to grind us underfoot in order to grow and mature."
A discussion on the possible effects of Saturns transit into Libra 2009-2012