Saturn is the furthest planet from Earth to still be visible with the naked eye, representing an apparent limit to our solar system. Saturn’s cycles are long, solemnly trudging around the zodiac every three decades, marking the maturation and passing of each generation with the unstoppable march of time. Even Saturn’s rings appear to bind and constrict the planet. Accordingly, Saturn is the planet of limits, boundaries, structures, obstacles, hardships, delays, tragedies, maturity, seriousness, responsibility, duty, punishment, foundations, longevity, sacrifice and hardening, the status quo and the old guard. The condition of Saturn at the time of our birth says something about the kind of challenges and fears we face, where we put great efforts with no ease or guarantee of success, where we attempt to build things, the parts of our lives where we are told ‘no’ and where we say ‘no’.
Saturn in Aries is in a cardinal fire sign and bears down on the significations of its ruler, Mars. Their encounters with Saturn are gladiatorial battles, struggles for dominance. The hardest questions for people born during these periods are about the limits of danger and bravery. When do you back down from a fight? When is something truly too dangerous to take on? Is the cost of winning greater than losing? Do the “weapons” you forge cause more problems than they solve? With Saturn in Aries, there can be a particular fear of or striving toward competition, risk-taking and danger. They meet their greatest challenges in sports arenas, raceways, military bases, places that are competitive and require bravery, courage and the drive to win.
This is especially true if you were born with Aries, Capricorn or Aquarius rising. Whether you experience the better or worse significations of this position depends on whether you were born during the day or at night, and the kind of aspects it makes with the other planets.
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