What Is The Meaning Of Saturn & How The Ruler Of Capricorn Affects Your Zodiac Sign

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Astrology & Saturn: Natal Chart Meaning For Each Zodiac Sign & House
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Per astrology, Saturn is a planet in every zodiac sign's natal chart in a particular zodiac sign or house and effects and brings Capricorn personality traits to that aspect. Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn, and people whose birthday falls between December 22nd and January 20th.

What is the meaning of Saturn in astrology?

Saturn is known for bringing limitations and restrictions, while also creating structure in life.

Saturn brings meaning to our lives while reminding us of boundaries, commitments, and responsibilities.

What does Saturn represent in the natal chart?

In astrology, Saturn represents a fatherly figure that brings about rules, regulations, structure, obligation, ambition, and some discipline.

These rules are meant to help all zodiac signs to understand and learn about the world around us. Saturn helps us grow into who we are.

How long does Saturn stay in one single zodiac sign?

Saturn transits one sign in about 2-2 1/2 years. It takes Saturn 27-29 years to travel through all zodiac signs, which is one full transit around the Sun.

Did you know that Saturn is the last planet that you can actually see with your own eyes in the Solar System? Pretty cool, huh?

History is a big part of Saturn. Therefore, Saturn also represents traditions — a major part of your life.

If you have a strong Saturn zodiac sign placement meaning that it falls in the 10th house or in the zodiac sign of Capricorn, teaching is a major part of your life. You love it and the challenge it takes to overcome learning obstacles.

If you were born with Saturn in the fifth house, you are patient, reliable, persevering, diligent, stable, and focused. All these characteristics make you the perfect person for children to rely on and look up to at school.

If you were born with Saturn in the sixth house, when you are put in a difficult position, you can become a bit intrinsic and self-concerned. When you are faced with specific types of obstacles, like disappointments, setbacks, suffering, anguish, and hurt, it is hard for you to overcome those feelings.

You might create stress and strain in your relationships, which is caused by a hard childhood that formed a lack of self-esteem and doubts in yourself. Depression can also be a major factor in your stress, especially if Saturn conjuncts or squares your Moon sign.

If you have Saturn in a negative aspect to your Mercury, you may also find that you have a hard time defending yourselves and you love to build walls to protect yourself from being hurt.

Saturn in aspect to your Venus? Guilt is a burden in life and is hard for you to overcome. It plagues you, but you should not let it.

Saturn in the seventh house? Saturn is there to help you overcome your feelings of self-doubt while helping you to find faith in yourself and to hold on to relationships even though it's not easy.

Sometimes, to overcome your fears, you have to face your feelings, and Saturn helps all zodiac signs to mature.

Here's how Saturn effects each zodiac sign, and what your horoscope has in store for you, according to astrology.

Meaning of Saturn in Aries or the 1st house

Aries, when Saturn is in your natal chart, you will find that you have been taking lots of responsibilities early in your life, usually as a child. You are plagued by anxieties, anger issues, and worries, but you try to appear as if nothing phases you in life. But you suffer from feeling inferior.

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Meaning of Saturn in Taurus or the 2nd house

Taurus, when you are dealing with Saturn in your natal chart, you really need guarantees in life. You are very thrifty with your money because you crave financial stability. You have to stay patient, work hard, and live a disciplined life to be able to feel stable in life.

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Meaning of Saturn in Gemini or the 3rd house

Gemini, you are very creative and adaptable in life when Saturn is in your zodiac sign. You keep good control over your life and you take every obstacle that comes into your path in a way that you don't let it get to you. You are strong.

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Meaning of Saturn in Cancer or the 4th house

Cancer, when you are living with Saturn in your natal chart, it means that you are going to try and close yourself off from the world emotionally and physically. You want to hide and focus on your family that you love and care for very much.

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Meaning of Saturn in Leo or the 5th house

Leo, you will yearn for attention, recognition, and fame when you have Saturn in your natal chart. You are strict and you like discipline. You have to remember to keep yourself level-headed and grounded because you don't want to be the person you could possibly be.

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Meaning of Saturn in Virgo or the 6th house

Virgo, when Saturn is in your natal chart, you are very practical. You focus very deeply and you are serious. You may even find that you worry about even the littlest things in life and you meticulously plan, while you strive for perfection.

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Meaning of Saturn in Libra or the 7th house

Libra, you are committed to finding justice in life when you are dealing with Saturn in your zodiac sign. You are cooperative and you love working with others. You will find that you have to put in a lot of hard work and commitment to be able to make relationships work, but you need a social life to succeed in life.

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Meaning of Saturn in Scorpio or the 8th house

Scorpio, you may be feeling a bit impatient and intense when Saturn is in your natal chart. You may even find that you take your responsibilities way too seriously and you may bite off more than you can chew, but you succeed out of your own sheer determination and will power.

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Meaning of Saturn in Sagittarius or the 9th house

Sagittarius, when you are dealing with Saturn in your natal chart, you will be highly interested in philosophy and religion. You want to obtain a higher and better reputation in society as well as working up the career ladder, even if you feel a certain sense of skepticism.

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Meaning of Saturn in Capricorn or the 10th house

Capricorn, since Saturn is your planetary ruler, you are going to find a greater emotional intensity and drive for power and authority. You never shy away from your responsibilities, and you are enjoying your daily life while you are working your way slowly up the ladder.

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Meaning of Saturn in Aquarius or the 11th house

Aquarius, you are going to make some conservative choices in your life when you have Saturn in your natal chart. You will find that your concentration is stronger, but also pessimistic. You will find these feelings will clash often. But you much rather remain outside of anything happening because you would rather not be a part of anything.

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Meaning of Saturn in Pisces or the 12th house

Pisces, you are going to be very sensitive and vulnerable when you have Saturn in your natal chart. You need to learn to channel your sensitivity so it does not overtake you, while also staying compassionate and kind to those you love.

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