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Saturn transit square Sun

Saturn transit square Sun is one of the more challenging transits to deal with. It can represent a forced turning point where you feel pressured and burdened. It may feel like everything and everyone is against you during this tough time which can lead to feelings of isolation and discouragement. Basically, your sense of purpose and your goals are being challenged by Saturn in the form of bosses, teachers, parents, or the government. You will have to face this adversity with patience and persistence and keep struggling so they don’t get the better of you. If your intentions and goals are just ones and in your best interest, then this testing period can refine those plans and strengthen your resolve once you deal with the challenges. If in the face of the tests and restrictions you find that it really is too hard and can see no way of succeeding, then this is the time to cut your losses and conserve your energy, which is likely to be running low now anyway. A tactical retreat might be the best option. Or this transit may signal something in between, where compromise and concessions need to be made on your part. Once this transit passes then your confidence and enthusiasm will grow again and you can start building new foundations with a better sense of purpose and more strength, having dealt with a very difficult and draining phase of life.

Saturn transit square Sun

Circumstances can frustrate you and can cause you to resist the demands of the time, as situations often appear stuck or interminably slow to develop. One lesson of this period is patience, as certain areas of your life sometimes become obstructed where no amount of pressure can remove the obstacles. Generally, it is ineffective to force issues, but you usually accomplish more by accepting the inevitable reality of the moment and biding your time until the blockages become free. This is not to say that you must step aside. Strenuous effort often characterizes this cycle, but expectations of quick results usually go unmet. Working hard can further your ends but try to see the wisdom in going slow for now. The success of this cycle depends on your ability to focus on the primary concerns of your life. If you lack direction or wander aimlessly then you likely incur some type of obligation that forces you to pay attention to something quite specific. This is not to say directionless movement is wrong; at times it is the appropriate mode of conveyance, but during this interval it is more difficult to accomplish as responsibilities tend to steer you a particular way. Even if you have a clear goal, circumstances likely test your resolve where the viability of your pursuits may come into question. However, if your aim is true then this interval tends to reinforce your commitment. If your path needs correction, it should become evident. With a proper approach and a willingness to heed the signal, you can make the necessary adjustments.

This period can cause you to doubt yourself and all that you express. Humility often plays a defining role now. However, one lesson from losing is to recognize what to improve and to acknowledge what you have despite any setback. This can serve to redouble your determination to prepare yourself to perform with greater mastery when the time presents itself. Although your confidence often is at an ebb, this interval can make you aware of what is important enabling you to build a secure foundation. Although you tend to struggle, you can use this time to redefine yourself in ways that better match who you are and where you are going. While authority figures sometimes stand in your way, try to see that they provide an impetus for you to assume leadership appropriately for you and in guiding others. To the extent your own command is suspect, appreciate the need to reposition and strengthen it. Challenges you might face when Transit Saturn square Sun: your path being blocked, lacking self-confidence, doubting your purpose, weakened vitality and frustrated in expressing yourself.

Saturn transits have been feared for centuries. The superficial reading is that they bring all sorts of calamities. In fact, they bring dissatisfaction and a desire for change. Ages ago, however, who could change? People were bound to the same routine year after year. When necessary changes aren't made, Saturn transits tend to force them. This, to ancient peoples, was regarded as disaster. What Saturn transits really do is bring things to a conclusion. One cycle ends and another begins. And yes, these transits are associated with Murphy's Law, if something can go wrong, it will. Suppose you are burning your candle at both ends. Saturn comes around and you get sick. Bad luck? No, just the results of the bad actions that you chose. Saturn transits simply tend to bring us the results of our actions, for better or worse. But if you have dotted all the is and crossed all the Ts, and took care of everything, Saturn transits can also bring rewards. If you have no loose ends in your life, Saturn will have nothing to chop off. Astrologer Noel Tyl, for instance, mentions a case of someone he knew who got a scholarship to study music in Europe when Saturn was making an opposition aspect to his Sun. He had to work long and hard to get it, and he would have to continue to work because the grant was dependent on his grades. A gift of money from Saturn, but there are always strings attached: hard work, effort, and discipline. The best way to handle Saturn transits is to look way ahead and see when they are coming. Will Saturn be going through your 2nd House (money) next year? Better start saving right now to make sure that you have reserve cash. Perhaps Saturn is headed for your 6th House (work). This could mean extra demands on the job. It could even mean no job. Update your resume, just in case. Yes, Saturn periods can be hard, but if you handle them right, the rewards you get are solid and long-lasting.

Saturn transit square Sun comes the time for all kinds of doubts and uncertainties

When Saturn transits square Sun, we may experience some form of disillusionment with regards to an important person in our life, with authority figures, with personal plans and achievements, or with aspects of our own personality. We may feel “left out”, blocked from advancing in our chosen life path, and lacking in energy and confidence. Ego boosts don’t seem to be forthcoming, or if they are, we don’t see them in such a light. Some sort of buckling down is necessary at this time, and is often perceived as limitations coming from other people or from circumstances. Financial blocks are quite possible at this time, especially if the Sun is associated with the second or eighth house by position or rulership. Physically, this is apt to be a rather low period when we don’t have that extra “oomph” or drive to accomplish things. A general feeling of “slowdown” is likely, and if regular tasks seem more overwhelming than usual, it is likely due to poor spirits and lack of motivation. Sometimes, this transit is associated with problems with the teeth, bones in general, and the skin. It is also associated with mechanical breakdowns in your life. However, these generally happen because you haven’t been managing your life effectively, and Saturn calls upon you to identify the weaker areas of your life, and to fix or strengthen them. Take the time to sort out your life, improve your work, and to become more efficient. If things or people leave your life, it is likely because the connection between you was weak, or they somehow no longer serve a healthy purpose in your life. Taking a slow and steady approach to life is necessary now. Pushing too hard will likely lead to frustration and setbacks. Take it easy and work on self-improvement. Results are not immediate, but will eventually come and bring healthy rewards.

The event of this year will challenge your sense of confidence and force you to redefine your career path and personal goals. About seven years ago you experienced an important turning point in your career, when you initiated a new path or made sweeping adjustments to your course that gave you a renewed sense of purpose. The challenges you face this year will show you what you’ve accomplished in the last seven years, and you’ll know if you’re still on the right track. You may feel insecure or doubtful at the beginning of this cycle, but this is normal in the healthy and necessary process of re-evaluation. You may also feel pressure from authority figures who seem to doubt your abilities, but should avoid being too self-critical or setting unrealistic expectations for yourself. This time is simply about working hard and staying focused, and as you face your challenges and proceed with courage, you’ll see steady progress and solid results from your hard work. Expect everything to take longer than you thought and be more difficult than you expected, and try not to feel frustrated by details that need constant attention. If you’re on the right track, you’ll accept these challenges and work through the details; if you’re not really happy with the path you’re on, this will now become obvious and you may be forced to change your direction. Either way, you’ll have more clarity and self-confidence as a result of this process of re-defining who you are in the business world. 

The Saturn transit square Sun is one of the most critical periods of individual development. The world strongly challenges you and it is difficult to maintain freedom of action. You have to take personal responsibility for the events and circumstances that are taking place. You feel limited and cannot do anything other than question yourself internally. However, you must continue to fight against adversity and against all those who seem to oppose you. Do not run away from direct confrontations, and try to be receptive to the suggestions of others, because if you are not, defeat is guaranteed. It is a time to self-discipline and personally demonstrate to what extent you are able to better yourself to be able to overcome difficulties from outside. This time is directly connected to what happened seven years ago. The conflicts you face now are repetitions of that time period or are caused by not having overcome similar circumstances at that time. The consequences become very clear, and what you have to do is also very clear. It is in your hands whether to do it or not. Everything that is lost now is because you do not deserve it or it has nothing to do with your individual potential. Concentrate your energy and patiently build more creative patterns of behavior. Do not be fooled into thinking that you will go through this period without having to make an important decision about your life, because, if so, others will make it for you. You have to take more responsibility for your life now. Any breakups or new beginnings in romantic relationships are also very significant now because they come from past patterns. This is a period of low physical vitality, and also certain actions can damage the heart. It is a good time to get recognition from others, if you can make it past the many personal crises and gain maturity.

On the surface, you might feel torn about whether to fight or yield to people who are striving to establish more control in your life. Your temptation to fight them, whether they're bosses, colleagues, or intimates, will likely wear more on you than them. That's mostly because this transit is less about their power and more about your own. You are likely out of alignment with your own principles and ideals, and your struggle is more about figuring out whether you need to relax or firm up what you believe. This probably isn't an easy choice, and it shouldn't be taken lightly. But you're prone to distracting yourself by getting into senseless turf wars. If you're “right,” meaning that your thoughts are grounded in a consensual reality that reason and experience can support, then you mostly need patience and perseverance to bear that out, not posturing or disputing.

Saturn transit square Sun comes the time for all kinds of doubts and uncertainties. You are concerned about your life's shortcomings and you question its very foundations. You find it particularly difficult to invest your energy in a project or an activity that requires strength and faith. All of a sudden, your usual landmarks become inadequate, even childish. Dissatisfaction may be a factor of growth, the perfectionist's motivation, but it is often paralysing and disheartening. You must engage in self-examination and ask yourself the right questions. Even though some decisions are difficult, you have to face them and relinquish your illusions. It is likely that your projects are thwarted and slowed down by outer events. To break the deadlock, you have to make wise, courageous and not necessarily pleasant choices. The most important thing is to experiment, to discriminate between chimeras and the essential values that are indispensable for your progress. Facts often upset your ideals. Under these conditions, a change of course seems urgent and unavoidable. Sour notes will be severely punished. Everything that would have passed the decisive test of concrete reality will last for a long time, legitimated and validated by experiences amassed throughout this period.


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