Saturn is a Greek God named Cronos, the God of time. Saturn is about putting in the sweat equity to make things happen. He does not rush because he understands that hard work, consistency, and maturation over time will lead to eventual success.
Unfortunately, Saturn is known as a “malefic” planet. This means it can have detrimental effects along with it’s positive ones. We often learn the most through challenges and that is what Saturn espouses. Saturn does not provide a quick and easy path to success or resolution. Sometimes people with Saturn prominent in their chart may find that one area of their life requires a lot of hard work. Saturn can force us to work through delays and hardships, pushing us to make the extra effort to meet our standards. It’s through this sustained, hard work that Saturn-dominant people often rise to positions of prominence.
Saturn-dominant people tend to be serious, professional leaders who are highly reliable and trusted for being experts in their work. They get here through rigorous effort, a self-critical attitude, and extremely high standards. Saturn often brings with him a feeling of “not doing enough” and things not being “perfect” enough that pushes people to overwork themselves into success.
Saturn-dominant people define the structure of society. It’s the consistent, hardworking people that create all that we see around us and take action on the ideas that visionaries imagine. Without them, there would be no achievements, no ethics, no foundation for society. This is why Saturn represents ambition and career success, the cornerstones of a Saturn-dominant person’s life. It makes sense then that Saturn feels most comfortable in the sign of Capricorn since this is a sign associated with planning, practicality and work.
We can feel Saturn’s presence in every major life commitment as well as major milestones. From purchasing a home, to getting married, and turning 30, Saturn is there for it all. Saturn helps us take life seriously so that we can truly make something of substance out of ourselves and this short time we have here on Earth. As the God of Time, he reminds us that our days our numbered, and taking action today is pivotal.
Saturn puts pressure on us – which is why we all tend to feel like we need to get our shit together when we turn 30 during our Saturn return! His pressure reminds us that our short term pleasures do not outweigh our long-term goals and our soul’s deeper, evolutionary desires.
Saturn also represents karma, where we reap what we have sown in the past. He reminds us that, if there are certain things we desire in our future, we have to sacrifice and dedicate ourselves to make it happen today. That is why Saturn-dominant people are often prudent, practical, conservative, and willing to do what it takes (without complaining) to create something real and lasting.
Importantly, Saturn reminds us of our limitations. He helps us see reality of a situation and navigate it diligently and patiently. Without Saturn, passion cannot be grounded and channeled. For example, we may have a 1000 new ideas a day for a cool business we could start, but Saturn knows that we must use discernment. There are only so many hours in a day so we must choose carefully what we want to dedicate our time, money and energy to. This discernment and judiciousness is one of Saturn’s most important superpowers.
Most superpowers also come with a darker side though. Sometimes Saturn’s ability to see things “realistically” can come out more pessimistically. This can sometimes lead someone to experience more negative thinking or even melancholy/depression.
Overall, Saturn-dominant people are in many ways the salt of the Earth. They are the ones who are responsible, dedicated, hardworking, practical and realistic. They help preserve what matters from the past and solidify what needs to be created today. Without them, life would be whisked away in the wind. Once they learn how to balance their seriousness with lightness, they will unlock the secret to life’s ultimate fulfillment.