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 Virgo is in a mutable earth sign and bears down on the significations of its ruler, Mercury. Their encounters with Saturn are logistical challenges which require improvisational engineering, making something imperfect but workable from limited materials, making the most from what they have. The hardest questions for people born during these periods are about the limits of prudence, purity, perfection and preparation. When does practice, preparation and planning still not make a difference? When can problems not be solved through measurement and analysis? When is perfection not attainable, and to what lengths can we go to to reach perfection or purity in our ideals or in our work? These are people who struggle and persevere in the realm of health, nutrition, agriculture, medicine, statistics, logistics, accounting, trades, crafts, labor, retail, business.
This is especially true if you were born with Virgo, 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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