We all know that Saturn is not an easy planet. When it touches important points in the natal chart, they soak up the seriousness of Saturn. There is no way not to feel the influence of Saturn.
What happens if you have your Saturn conjunct north node in your natal chart?
In this article, you can learn about the meaning of this conjunction in the birth chart, in synastry, and when Saturn is conjunct the north node in transit.
Saturn is the most serious planet in astrology, bringing discipline, structure, persistence, but also limitations and frustrations wherever it appears in a chart.
There are two nodes, the north node (sometimes called Rahu) and the south node (sometimes called Ketu). They are the Moon’s nodes or lunar nodes, and they reveal a lot about your past and future, where your soul is coming from and where it is going to.
They are strong karmic indicators, which is something they have in common with Saturn. As you can see, the two karmic components in conjunction is a very interesting event.
Learn what it means when Saturn is conjunct the north node in the natal chart, transit, or synastry!
Saturn Conjunct North Node Natal
Saturn conjunct north node natal is an interesting placement. It suggests that in this lifetime, your soul took on many lessons to learn. The energies of Saturn color your overall life path this time (if you are not sure what Saturn means exactly in astrology, don’t worry, there is a concise description of it in this article below). This planet becomes extremely important in your horoscope.
Saturn is the planet of karma and life lessons. With their Saturn conjunct north node, the mathematical point that represents your life purpose, the person is focused on achieving what their soul set as a goal. You are able to overcome the challenges you have from your past. However, this is a strong karmic position. There is a lot of baggage in this lifetime.
The north node represents new things for us, and the unknown is always scary. Saturn is the planet of fear in astrology. When these two energies merge, you cannot expect an easy flow of energy, right?
Even though infamous, Saturn has a lot of strengths in astrology, and so do people with a prominent Saturn in their birth charts. Saturn gives structure, persistence, and consistency. You are aware of your responsibilities, and take them seriously. A Saturn conjunct north node natal placement enhances all these qualities. This planet encourages you to develop mastery and independence in this lifetime.
The dark side of Saturn conjunct north node natal is a pessimistic attitude, especially if the conjunction takes place in the first house. You are well aware of the challenges and limitations you have to face on your journey, and you tend to see them in a gloomy way.
Saturn conjunct north node suggests a tendency to hold on to the past. People with this placement in their natal charts are conservative and value traditions and the past. Formalities are important to them in all aspects of life. They are reserved and emotionally detached.
This can be an issue, because often, interpersonal relationships are the biggest part of karma. You hurt others or they hurt you, and now you have to find a way to create balance in your relationships. The placement of your Saturn conjunct north node by houses reveals more information about the primary life area where you have to face challenges.
For example, this aspect in the second house plays out differently than in the seventh house. While a person with their Saturn conjunct north node in second house is focused on acquiring wealth, if they are in the seventh house, you’ll have to develop through committed relationships and partnerships in this lifetime.
Saturn conjunct north node natal people are ambitious and they consider becoming successful to be their life purpose. They are willing to put a lot effort into achieving their goals, what in the end they usually do achieve. Often, they meet older people, teachers, authority persons who are of great help and who are a beneficial influence in their lives. Sometimes one of your parents accelerates your success, usually the father.
With this aspect in your natal chart, it’s often necessary to change your views. Sometimes you lack open-mindedness and flexibility. You tend to be conservative and resistant to new ideas, but until you learn to embrace new, more constructive behavioral mechanisms, there is a danger that you’ll keep facing the same issue. Saturn is extremely past-oriented. The sooner you accept your karmic mission, the sooner you will be set free.
Saturn Conjunct North Node Transit
What happens when Saturn is transiting your north node?
Wherever Saturn appears, it brings limitations and delay. Saturn conjunct north node transit is an excellent time to reevaluate your life priorities and think about if you are going in the right direction. Even though in this period you experience blockages in seeing your purpose clearly, this doesn’t mean that you can’t see them at all, it’s just that you have to look harder.
This is a longer transit. Saturn stays in the same sign for about two and a half years, but it relatively often goes retrograde. During this time, it can come into contact with your north node multiple times. Saturn conjunct north node transit is a lesson to be learned for several months. During the average human lifetime, it occurs two-three times.
In this period of your life, you often have to face challenges and overcome them. The type of limitations is colored by the sign and aspects of your Saturn and north node.
Often, Saturn conjunct north node transit sheds light on your unconscious fears. These fears are deeply embedded and they show a karmic origin. But during a Saturn conjunct north node transit, you are offered an opportunity to get rid of your limitations. Once you are past this phase, you can live up to your full potential. Think of this transit as a deep cleanse. Here, the energies of Saturn and the north node completely merge.
During this period, it’s not uncommon to feel down and afraid. It almost feels like a Saturnian fog is everywhere, installing fear and seriousness. Sometimes you are put in a new setting with no predefined structures. There is place for you to create new structures according to your liking.
However, the subconscious, deep fears (Saturn), old views and experiences will always come to the surface. During a Saturn conjunct north node transit, you can reevaluate if they really serve your growth or if they are just left there and hindering your success.
This is not the time to be hot-headed and impatient. Transiting Saturn conjunct north node is a period of waiting and careful evaluation. This period is often out of your control. You are asked to do everything in your power for the best outcome and let go of the rest. Accept that with time, things will come to their place. Saturn operates by the slow and steady principle in astrology.
The house of your north node is a challenging place on its own. It’s unknown to you, and you have to consciously work on becoming better at the corresponding life areas. Saturn here represents an additional challenge, a force that makes you think twice about your life and who you really are.
Self-discipline is a major lesson during Saturn conjunct north node transit periods. During this transit, you are asked to work hard and be patient, the essence of Saturn in astrology. If you are willing to go the harder way, the rewards will be better. In the long run, it’s the only approach that pays off.
Saturn conjunct north node transits are often a time when you have to learn to be self-reliant. In astrology, Saturn is related to structure, and you have to be this structure in your life, developing independence and taking responsibility for your own life. Sometimes during this period you are left alone and you have to cope with life on your own. It’s a time to grow up and be a real adult.
Saturn Conjunct North Node Synastry
Saturn conjunct north node synastry is a very powerful and special aspect. The Saturn person brings a lot of structure, discipline, and sometimes limitations into the north node person’s life. It depends on their level of maturity if they can embrace this or if they crush under the influence of Saturn.
Saturn conjunct north node in synastry suggests that the relationship between two people is highly karmic. The planet of karma and the karmic points align. This relationship has a precisely defined purpose to help both parties evolve into a better version of themselves. There is a really strong bond with Saturn conjunct the other person’s north node.
Generally speaking, Saturn in aspect, especially in conjunction with personal points or planets in the synastry chart suggests a challenging relationship. This planet is never easy to deal with. How successful the relationship can be depends on many factors.
These two souls arranged to meet in this lifetime. The Saturn person is a beneficial force in the life of the north node person. They teach their partner to be more responsible and disciplined. They help to be more grounded and in touch with reality. Saturn conjunct north node in synastry is an indicator that it’s time to grow up finally.
This relationship has the potential to evolve into a stable and mature love. However, a certain amount of maturity is required for the relationship to work out, especially from the part of the north node person.
Saturn brings structure into your life. Saturn conjunct north node synastry suggests a long-lasting relationship. You always have to analyze the full chart, but Saturn conjunct north node can be a soul mate indicator in synastry.
Meaning of North Node in Astrology
The nodes are the karmic axis of the natal chart. It reveals what is the soul’s purpose in this life time, where it is coming from and what it has to learn.
As mentioned above, there are two lunar nodes: the south node and the north node. They are always opposite each other in the birth chart. The south node represents your past, while the north node represents your future. It’s important to note that the lunar nodes are not planets, they are mathematical points.
The lunar nodes correspond to the intersection of the Moon’s orbit with the ecliptic. These points have a special meaning in astrology. They help you understand a person better.
In the birth chart, the north node shows your spiritual mission. It’s a new lesson you have to learn in this lifetime. The north node teaches you new lessons and experiences. However, as always when learning something new, there is a lot of stumbling and hardships involved.
It’s not easy to follow your north node. We are compelled to go back to the familiar south node all the time. But this is not the direction where we can grow, and the purpose of life is growth, not stagnation. You are intended to master the qualities of your north node.
The good thing is, if you get a taste of the life your north node wants you to live, you will feel happy and fulfilled. You simply feel aligned with your higher self and the universe. However, it requires effort and it’s hard. The north node reveals a lot about your soul and its struggles and motivations.
You are tempted to go back to your south node all the time because this is something you already do well and they subconsciously attract you. But this is not why you are here this time!
The sign of north node is shared by large groups of people who have similar lessons to master. You can find a north node ephemeris and check in which sign it is in your chart. The placement of north node by houses is more personal, and to find it, you have to know your exact time of birth.
To fully understand your lunar nodes in your birth chart, you have to analyze their position by house and by sign and the aspects they make with the rest of the chart.
Saturn, the Planet of Life Lessons
If you ask any astrology lover what are their association of Saturn, you will hear things like fears, frustration, limitation, death, hard work. These all describe Saturn, but they are just a part of it. Saturn is the taskmaster of astrology.
Saturn is the most serious planet that exists. Don’t play tricks with Saturn, there is no use in it. There is now way you can fool Saturn. It represents time: if what you create has value, it will withstand its test, if not, it will fall down. However, the reward is not instant.
In astrology, the planet Saturn is like a strict teacher (it represents actual teachers in the birth chart, too, and all authority figures). At some points in life, Saturn asks you if you have learned the lessons your soul chose in this lifetime. These periods are called Saturn return in astrology. These occur once every approximately 28-30 years, and they are often stressful (if you didn’t learn the lesson. If you did, they can be incredibly rewarding).
If you are on the right track and you live your life according to your Saturn, it will reward you, and the gifts of Saturn are there to stay. But if you are just wasting time, Saturn asks you to reevaluate your life and grow up.
Transiting Saturn conjunct north node is another period when this planet wants to test you. Saturn is slow and steady. It takes a lot of time to see results, but they will be permanent and fair. Overnight success is definitely not something Saturn will give you, however, Saturn’s success is permanent.
In astrology, Saturn rules the zodiac sign Capricorn. Through the tenth house (the natural house of Capricorn in the chart wheel), Saturn governs life areas like career, public reputation, ambition, and authority figures. Besides these things, Saturn also governs winter, cold, frost, old age, teachers, life lessons, decay, barrenness. Saturn rules time, too. It got its name after the god of time in Roman mythology.
Where you see Saturn in the birth chart is where you have a lesson to learn. In this life area, you usually have to work harder than others to achieve success. This planet shows the unconscious fears and limiting beliefs that slow you down. It brings restrictions and frustration that you have to work through and get rid of.
Saturn is a fascinating planet, and it is important to understand its placement in your natal chart. If you would like to learn more about Saturn, click here to read more about the meaning of this planet in the birth chart and in astrology.
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