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Saturn in Astrology – Role of Planet Saturn in 12 Zodiac Signs

Saturn is the most important planets in astrology.  Saturn is the natural significator of one’s Karma, longevity, age, restrictions. Saturn is the last planet and takes almost 2.5 years to transit one zodiac sign. Saturn is associated with our Karmic Relationships. From birth when Saturn transits each zodiac sign, you experience different events in your life. If you are meeting someone it’s because of Saturn, it could be a friend, stranger, and whoever. If no Saturn, no progress, no challenges, and no purpose of life, As Saturn rules natural 10th house ( Karma Sthana) and 11th house( Labha Sthana).

Saturn is also considered as a planet of Obstacles and delays, as he delays and restricts the houses where he aspects and posited. The dasa of Saturn and Sadesati are the most beautiful phases one has to experience in life. ( Why I mentioned beautiful, even though this is a difficult period, I will discuss in-depth in my coming articles).

General Characteristics of Saturn in 12 Zodiac Signs


Saturn in Aries

Aries sign is ruled by the planet Mars, the worst enemy for Saturn. Aries is the sign of actions whereas Saturn is slow and restriction, So Saturn feels uncomfortable in Aries and is considered as the debilitated sign for Saturn. Saturn in Aries makes a native bit harsh in approach, he may have to undergo difficult phases in his life till he reaches 30. Any important events will be delayed. Saturn here makes a native to involve in unethical activities, like clashes with opponents, cheating others in the business. This position often creates unwanted fears and stress, the chances of others misunderstanding them can also happen. However, things will change when they reach 30. Saturn Dasa and Sadesati can be a little challenging for them. The results will slowly turn positive if Mars is placed in Cancer, Capricorn or Libra.

Saturn in Taurus

Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, the friendly sign for Saturn. Taurus defines happiness, savings and family perspectives. Saturn in Taurus makes a person cautious about spending money, they are strictly bounded with family members. They may not make their own decisions and take suggestions from the family.  These people can be seen mostly silent in the family, they do not unnecessarily argue with friends and family, they sometimes worry between saving and spending. Overall Taurus is okay placement to have.

Saturn in Gemini

Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury and is a friendly sign for Saturn. Gemini defines one’s communication and short journeys. Saturn in Gemini makes a person travel to many places. This position makes a person mean and talk for their advantage which should be avoided. They may travel unnecessarily and this can bring them a lack of stability in career. This position can be good for pharmD, Chemical engineering as Saturn is associated with chemicals and Mercury with engineering. They only do things if there is an advantage. They may have differences with siblings and friends.

Saturn in Cancer

Cancer is ruled by the planet Moon and is an enemy sign for Saturn. Cancer defines one’s Emotions, Motherhood, Motherland and water. Saturn in Cancer makes a native very calm and silent. They may lack in emotional and may fear to express their feelings. They may have to face troubles in their motherland.  They expect from people and often get hurt due to this. They are worried mentally more than physically. They may take time to understand things as Saturn is a slow-moving planet. They love their family and friends but do not want to show or express their feelings. Meditating can be very helpful for them.

Saturn in Leo

Leo is ruled by the planet Sun and is an enemy sign for Saturn. Leo defines one’s authority, Status, and lifestyle. Native with this combination faces many ups and downs in life. He/She undergo many challenges and finally attains authority in life. Since Sun is the lord of this sign, there will be differences with father. This combination makes a native to live on his own rules and regulations. These people slowly develop the habit of reading and writing and can also excel as good film directors. They gain a good name in the film sector.

Saturn in Virgo

Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury and is a friendly sign for Saturn. Virgo defines one past karma, debts, enemies, and health. Natives with this combination are very good at understanding others, they, however, will have fewer contacts. This placement brings unexpected events in life like meeting different people from different religions. They are sometimes worried about their own decisions and may depend on others. This placement gives defeat over enemies and growth in career after midlife.

Saturn in Libra

Libra is ruled by the planet Venus and is an exalted sign for Saturn. Libra defines beauty, luxury, martial life, traveling. This placement brings positive results to the native. Natives with this position will be good looking and smartest in their approach. They will struggle initially and will gain after 27 of their age. Saturn here tests native with many challenges and some time delay important events like marriage. These people are a diplomat and their gratitude towards others will bring them respect in society. They gain name and fame in society especially when Saturn is in Kendra (1,4,7,10 houses).

Saturn in Scorpio

Scorpio is ruled by the planet Mars and is an enemy sign for Saturn. Scorpio defines mysticism, research, and the occult. This placement brings mixed results to the native. Natives with this placement will be deep thinkers and this makes them create a better path for the future. They may sometime worry too much due to their crosschecking behavior. This placement can sometimes bring nightmare challenges to the native especially during its dasa. This placement will be very helpful for politics.

Saturn in Sagittarius

Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter and is a neutral sign for Saturn. Sagittarius defines Spirituality, luck, fatherly figure, wisdom, and foreign travel. This placement brings positive results to the native. Native with this placement enjoy traveling to different places, they are pure at heart and often share their knowledge with others. They can be good spiritual leaders. This placement can also make a person a good businessman.  They will have supporting children and lead a pious life.

Saturn in Capricorn

Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn and is its own sign. Capricorn defines Karma, the hardworking and the right approach.  This placement brings mixed results to the native. Natives with this placement are very hardworking and cautious about their careers. They do not waste their time and plan accordingly. They enjoy promotions and recognitions. They are sometimes considered cold by others, they are less social and may face ups and downs in love affairs. The gain after 30 of their age.

Saturn in Aquarius

Aquarius is ruled by the planet Saturn and is its own sign as well as Moola trikona sign. This placement is very auspicious and brings excellent results to the native. Any planet in the moola trikon tests the native full of patience and gives results tremendously. Natives with this placement are easygoing, carefree and bit lazy. Like Capricorn, these people do not bother about their careers.  They know what happens in their life. This placement is called “Torchbearer” ( because a new phase or new beginning happens when Saturn transit Aquarius.) However, they have to still undergo many challenges in their life and this makes them strong. Most of the cases these natives are addicted to either wine, smoke or bed comforts. Saturn gives excellent results when placed in Kendra houses (1,4,7,10).

Saturn in Pisces

Pisces is ruled by the planet Jupiter and is a neutral sign for Saturn. Pisces denotes loneliness, bed comforts, spirituality, and liberation. This placement brings mixed results. Natives with this placement are religious and love to explore undiscovered things. They have a deep hunger for space, and occult subjects. These are people with an ocean of information. They are good mentors and love to support their family and friends, they love to guide their siblings much. Saturn brings them good results only when the are detach from the desire they want. These people believe in supreme power.

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