The Saturn principle represents both the laws of nature and the rules and laws of the human world. It gives a physical and ethical/moral framework to life.

It is the force that links events into a chain of cause and effect, forcing one to face the consequences of decisions, actions, words, and thoughts.

It sets limits and judges, teaching consistency and the ability to take responsibility for yourself. Saturn is a strict but just teacher.

At the same time, it is also the external and internal control that makes you account for and face the consequences of actions, decisions, or inaction. It is the voice of conscience.

Furthermore, it is the representative of the programs, patterns, and limits that have been taught us our entire lives. It signals how far we can go.

Saturn is the time that in one form or another is still part of our lives, and that sooner or later “catches up” with us.

It may represent a strict, older person who demands respect. It often presents itself as laws, as well as the offices, authorities, and organizations that are in place to enforce these laws.

It takes you back to the world and your own laws—it makes you face your limits, as well as the limits, expectations, and responsibilities set by others.

It teaches you to plan and build responsibly. It forms clear order and hierarchy. It creates clear structures. The things that are begun and built through Saturn usually prove to be lasting and enduring.

However, being overly adherent to Saturn can often lead to stiff, restricted, prescribed behavior, including a distrustful, pessimistic attitude and a penchant for keeping one’s distance.

In a mental/spiritual sense, the experience of the Saturn self is connected to responsibility, order, demanding order, being consistent, being well built, precision, discipline, and strictness.

The forces and impacts that structure the personality and the physical self also come under the umbrella of Saturn.

In a biological sense, bordering surfaces, cell walls, epithelial cells, the skin, bone and cartilage tissue, the skeletal system as a whole, teeth, calcium metabolism, developing stones, and dehydration are all Saturnic in nature.

Time and causality leave their mark on humans—greying, wrinkles, getting old… If we accept the circle of life, then this becomes easier to take.

Overall, the place for Saturn in the Horoscope is always in the area in which you have a task and something to learn. This is the area it affects—where you can build something, where you can account for something, where you must take responsibility.

When the Saturn in your birth chart gets into an aspect with one of the planets, then essentially, your Saturn self is impacted positively or negatively by a force.

The planet that creates the aspect with your Saturn provokes your Saturnic inner self, forcing it to show itself, almost like when a character is called up on stage.

Your reaction to the incoming effects is in accordance with your Saturn and what your Saturn self represents.

If it is good and constructive, and your Saturn has a positive role in your Horoscope, then the transits affecting it will generally take you forward, bringing about successes and the achievement of goals, although it might not be easy.

But if you have problems with this principle, then the arriving aspects will make you face the ways in which your achievements are lacking, and the ways in which your attitude is reckless and irresponsible.

Every transit is a confrontation, but it also invovles feedback and is a good opportunity to learn the appropriate lessons and prepare to do something better next time. To be efficient…

In the Horoscope, Saturn affects the area of life where responsible behavior and focusing on a responsible role is most needed. If not already in one, you should step into this kind of role.

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