Astrology is a language. Think of the PARTS of a language. One must learn each part and put them together. The same is true for astrology. One must learn the meaning of each house, each sign, each aspect and each planet. It is a daunting endeavor. One must really want to learn astrology in order to go through this process. I am a natural teacher. I feel satisfaction when I can break down a complicated subject into simple parts. Hence, I hope I have done this with the planet of Saturn.
1. Saturn is the planet of restriction.
I will try to explain restriction in simple terms. If you want a piece of cheese cake and someone puts a lock on the refrigerator, you are restricted from getting the cheesecake. If you want to buy a dress that costs a hundred dollars and you have ninety dollars, you are restricted from buying the dress. Keep this in mind as we move on.
2. Saturn allows for hard work to give us what we want.
In the case of the cheesecake, we may beg the person who put the padlock on the refrigerator to take it off. We may make a deal that if we lose ten pounds, he will remove the lock. We WORK for what we want. In the case of the dress, we may work overtime to get the extra money to buy the dress. Hence, we have WORKED and STRUGGLED for that which was our goal.
3. Saturn leads to maturity
If one works hard for a goal, one matures. This is a simple fact of life. Saturn allows for mastery in the house in which it resides. The house is more important than the sign.
If one has Saturn in the house of communication—the Third House—one may have a stutter. One may work very hard with a speech therapist to remove the stutter. I saw an amazing man on The Voice—– Harrison Craig. He had a stutter since he was a child. He became a singer. When he sings, he sounds like an angel. Listen to him on U Tube. This is classic for overcoming the planet of Saturn in the Third House. I have not looked at his chart. This is just an example.
If one has Saturn in the Ninth House, one may be restricted in higher education. One may have had to leave school to earn money for one’s family. One may continue one’s education, but at a slower pace. Hence, one will get a fine education through struggle. This is another example of Saturn.
I hope I have helped to explain the planet of Saturn. As I said, I think house is the most important factor with Saturn, more so than the sign. The sign does matter, of course. Everything matters in the chart. After the house, the aspects are second in importance and then the sign.