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 Taurus is in a fixed earth sign and bears down on the significations of its ruler, Venus. Their encounters with Saturn are tests of endurance. The hardest questions for people born during these periods are about the limits of wealth, luxury and patience. When does something take so long to accomplish that it makes no sense to continue? When is living in comfort not worth the sacrifices made to get there? At what point do you hold on to or let go of what you’ve earned? There can be a particular fear of wealth in terms of poverty and scarcity or in its undue concentration and excess, and a striving toward wealth, the pursuit of fine things, extracting material and aesthetic value from concerted effort and labor. These are people who struggle and persevere in the realms of business, finance, banking, casinos, agriculture.
This is especially true if you were born with Taurus, 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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