Astrologically, the planet of Saturn is often associated with Saturn return, the cosmic puberty, of sorts, that takes place sometime between age 28 and 30. But that transit hardly tells the whole story of your Saturn sign meaning. No matter your age, knowing your Saturn sign meaning provides helpful detail about reoccurring issues you might face in life, and how to become the highest, most mature version of yourself when challenged.
“Saturn is about maturity, responsibility, discipline, and stewardship,” says Jennifer Freed, PhD, psychological astrologer and author of Use Your Planets Wisely. “Look at each sign and what it means to be mature using its archetypal energy.”
Leaning into the good, productive powers of your given Saturn sign can help you attract nurturing love, and send it back out into the universe, Dr. Freed adds. So, especially now, during a chaotic time, if you find yourself struggling with certain challenges, knowing your Saturn sign meaning can help you rise to the occasion and become the highest, most mature version of yourself. (Not sure what your Saturn sign is? Consult your natal chart, or get a new one using an online generator, like this one.)
Keep reading to learn your Saturn sign meaning.
Saturn in Aries
“Saturn in Aries is about being disciplined about your body, your action, and your leadership,” says Dr. Freed. Those who have their Saturn in Aries might run into challenges over being hotheaded, impulsive, bossy, and cruel. When tensions are especially running high, you want to cool down that fire energy. So while running a million miles might help you relieve some stress, don’t neglect stretching before and after a workout.
Saturn in Taurus
With your Saturn in Taurus, knowing how to be responsible and secure comes naturally to you. Dr. Freed says you’re steady and a methodical planner, and are also punctual, reliable, and a good person to lean on. That said, you need to be reminded not to go overboard when it comes to controlling others.
Saturn in Gemini
For those with Saturn in Gemini, your twin brain can constantly pull you in different directions, making you doubt yourself and your ability to thrive. Whether this manifests by you changing your mind repeatedly when processing information or flaking when things get tough, your challenge is to stay the course and express your anxieties in an intellectual, levelheaded way.
“Saturn in Gemini is about discipline, communication, and sharing information that’s uplifting and informative, instead of reactive,” says Dr. Freed.
Saturn in Cancer
Those with Saturn in Cancer “are the masters of emotional nurturing, holding, and containing difficult feelings for others,” says Dr. Freed. But you need to be mindful of over-investing in other people, clinging to them to the point of near creepiness, and lending so much of your attention that you neglect your own feelings.
So stay wary of toxic people; you’ll be able to create a positive feedback loop if your circle is full of those who are empathetic and kind.
Saturn in Leo
With Saturn in Leo, you may have problems with arrogance over confidence—a bossy need to lead the pack. You also have conflict with being genuinely expressive, which can lead to isolation. The solution is to foster a supportive community that allows you to connect.
Saturn in Virgo
The conflict for Saturn in Virgo is perfectionism, which can push people away. Use your talent for order and detail when other people ask for help, but don’t assume that they need your help otherwise. “Saturn in Virgo is the best at analyzing and systematizing new rituals and routines for the household, and for the community,” says Dr. Freed.
Saturn in Libra
Those with Saturn in Libra have issues with indecisiveness and weigh the pros and cons of every little thing. To blossom into your best self, take your love of symmetry and knead it into your love of aesthetics. “You create harmony and ease and beauty within the confines of the situation,” says Dr. Freed.
Saturn in Scorpio
People with Saturn in Scorpio can be ambitious, but a bit shady in their quest to get what they want. This may be a result of their deep-seated insecurities. Dr. Freed notes you’re “the master of emotional catharsis and emotional validation,” so be sure to use your emotions to connect people, not sting them.
Saturn in Sagittarius
There’s a sort of philosophical studiousness with those who have Saturn in Sagittarius, and it doesn’t allow for relating to others in a profoundly empathetic way. Think: pleasant, cheerful, but not committal. So, stop your distant gaze, and instead use your optimism to bolster spirits.
“You help people find the cup half-full…and make an adventure out of the ordinary situations,” says Dr. Freed.
Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn in Capricorn values doing things excellently, and unfortunately that journey can be excruciatingly slow to everyone around them. To get ahead of this, allow yourself to be a model for others rather than an anchor.
“You help people achieve a sense of new possibility around the demands that have been asked of us,” says Dr. Freed.
Saturn in Aquarius
What’s off-putting about Saturn in Aquarius folks is their love of independence and a know-it-all demeanor. Even if you actually know it all, you want to use your ahead-of-the-curve knowledge to bond others, especially when it comes to technology.
“You are the head of the friendship, kinship, and group situations, and you remind people in new and positive ways how to still be close and connected even at a distance,” says Dr. Freed.
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn in Pisces people may be held by by a shaky sense of self-esteem. But when they find their confidence, their intuition and ability to think big is extremely inspiring.
“You are the educators of the dream and spirit,” says Dr. Freed. “So at your best, you’re helping people dream of the new.”
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