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Natal Sun-Saturn Aspects

Natal Sun-Saturn Aspects

The aspects between Sun and Saturn reflect the relationship between the natural, spontaneous development of the Self, and the rigor of reason.

These two are not as contradictory as it may seem at first glance. Reason is indispensable to human life, although, it has ensured the survival of our species by depriving it of animal happiness. Saturn is the conscience of the Self. It is the need for reflection, analysis, caution.

Certain aspects with the Sun will highlight Saturn’s character of pessimistic imposition and renunciation. However, the Sun and Saturn have in common the principle of authority, which is associated with willpower and dominion.

After reading this page, also see the interpretation for Sun in the Houses and Saturn in the Houses to see what specific parts of your life this aspect will take place in.

Any Sun-Saturn Aspect

Ancient astrologers believed that any Sun-Saturn aspect in a woman’s natal chart meant that her husband would be steadfast, prosperous and industrious.

Sun Conjunction Saturn

Sun conjunction Saturn in the birth chart represents an overload regarding authority. The “Self” tends to condense around a nucleus of hardness where the rigor of Saturn diminishes the Sun’s generosity, often replacing it with a precise will directed with clarity towards goals.

Sun conjunction Saturn is an excellent support for ambitions, and for success obtained with rational tenacity.

However, it can be frustrating for the person’s intimate satisfaction. And sometimes, this aspect is also discouraging for whoever lives with the native of the Sun-Saturn conjunction.

This conjunction is a point of cold, hard strength, sometimes unconcerned with the consequences of its action. The ambition is hidden behind a subtle discontent because socialization is difficult for the person. There is, almost always, a wall of critical rigor or greed between the Self and others.

If regulated by good aspects, the Sun-Saturn conjunction can favorably handle negative transits.

Sun Sextile Saturn

Sun sextile Saturn in the birth has the same influence as trine, but to a lesser degree.

Sun Square Saturn

The Sun square Saturn in the birth chart is an obstacle placed between the development of the Self and rationality. It can make you so introverted, or habitually self-analyzing, that it ends up clouding your intelligence.

The Self feels threatened by its own inability to see clearly, or to accept certain unavoidable limitations of the will. An inferiority complex sometimes derives from all this. Sometimes, there is a guilt complex that leads to self-repressive or self-punishing behavior. There can be a weakening of the mental faculties.

Sun square Saturn, like the opposition, generally represents conflicts with the father figure, or with authority in general.

Ancient astrologers believed that Sun square Saturn in the birth chart indicates that the person will have much sickness. And also that the person’s father will have misfortunes. Ptolemy wrote in Tetrabiblos:

Saturn himself in an unfavourable aspect to the Sun brings about the father’s death by disease and illnesses caused by gatherings of humours.

In a woman’s chart, even though ancient astrologers believed that any Sun-Saturn aspect would describe her husband as steadfast, prosperous and industrious, they also believed that Sun square (or opposition) Saturn would also mean trouble in love and marriage.

Sun Trine Saturn

Sun trine Saturn in the birth chart is a favorable aspect that inspires strength, self-control, and the systematic search for independence. It removes the frustrating anxiety that some people experience when facing established authority or even their father. They are able to face these with confidence.

Rational faculties tend to be satisfactory for the development of personality and career. Such development sometimes assumes a calm, solid, reasoned pace.

You keep a strong spirit through life’s trials. You have a cool head, and mental and spiritual courage. Sun trine Saturn represents an excellent restraint, a safety margin, in birth charts where Mars or Uranus occupy dominant or dangerous positions.

Sun Opposition Saturn

Sun opposition Saturn in the birth chart can profoundly hinder the development of the rational Self, or of the logical side of life. People with this aspect can operate on instinct.

Sometimes the nostalgia for “lost innocence” manifests itself in a disconnected behavior, which fails to be logical or instinctive, because the two tendencies clash with each other. At other times, the behavior will be a stubborn defiance of order, norms, and all rules (including external rules and one’s own personal rules).

Positive aspects that support either the Sun or Saturn can mitigate the conflict, without resolving completely, however, a sort of painful frustration.

The two poles of this opposition aspect are very sensitive to negative transits.

Just like with Sun square Saturn, ancient astrologers believed the same regarding Sun opposition Saturn:

Ancient astrologers believed that Sun opposition Saturn in the birth chart indicates that the person’s father will have misfortunes. Ptolemy wrote in Tetrabiblos:

Saturn himself in an unfavourable aspect to the Sun brings about the father’s death by disease and illnesses caused by gatherings of humours.

In a woman’s chart, even though ancient astrologers believed that any Sun-Saturn aspect would describe her husband as steadfast, prosperous and industrious, they also believed that Sun opposition (or square) Saturn would also mean trouble in love and marriage.

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