Being a Saturn dominant person is not easy. No one knows this better than people who have this planet strong in their birth charts.
With a Saturn dominant planet, you are well aware of how harsh reality is. You learn the value of hard work early on in life, and you know the importance of keeping on even when the situation seems hopeless.
Saturn is one of the most feared planets in astrology.
It has a slow, gloomy, austere, frightening energy to most people. While it’s true that Saturn is strict, it doesn’t necessary have to be what people consider bad. Saturn is all about withstanding the test of time.
Saturn is the taskmaster of astrology, rewarding effort and making you try again if you didn’t put in the work.
Saturn dominant people are well aware of both the negative and positive manifestation of this planet. They learned to live with it early in life, and they know that Saturn can be really rewarding later. A Saturn dominant planet suggests that you can find freedom through self-discipline.
Keep reading to learn more about Saturn as your dominant planet in astrology!
Saturn Dominant Planet Meaning in Astrology
What does it mean to be a Saturn dominant person, according to astrology?
Venus dominants are charming, Mercury dominants are witty, but what about Saturn dominants? This planet has a bad reputation in astrology. It is seen as soulless, boring, limiting. This might make you think that Saturnians are like that, too.
While it is true that a Saturn dominant planet makes you reserved and serious, this doesn’t mean at all that you are boring!
Saturn is capable of extraordinary achievements. Saturn dominant people often start out slowly or from a not so promising situation.
Capricorn and Saturn dominant people often had a tough childhood. With this planet strong in your chart, you had to learn discipline and work hard from your early years.
This is especially true for those who have their natal Saturn in the first house―how Saturn plays out in your in life exactly depends on its house, sign, and aspects. But restrictions and limitations are a common theme in all Saturnian lives.
Saturn is the planet of time in astrology. Its glyph resembles a sickle: ♄, and Saturn represents karma as the result of your previous actions in the past.
Over the years, you develop stamina and usually the second part of your life is better. With a Saturn dominant chart, you usually achieve your greatest successes later in life. You are also happier then.
Saturn is all about permanence. This planet operates by the slow but steady principle: it takes time, but the results are there to stay. If you work hard, Saturn will reward you in the end.
Saturn Dominant Planet in the Birth Chart
How to find out if you have a Saturn dominant chart? There a few signs that some planets particularly stand out in the birth chart.
We have all the ten planets somewhere in our charts. However, some planets are more emphasized in the birth chart, and they become more important than most. These planets have a bigger influence over your personality as a whole. These are your dominant planets.
If Saturn is in contact with several personal points in the birth chart (you will see in a minute which are these) or if it is in a prominent position, it is one of your dominant planets.
In the natal chart, there are some sensitive components that are highly personal and unique to you. These personal points include the ascendant, the Midheaven, the Sun, Moon, and the personal planets.
To calculate the ascendant, the MC, and the house cusps, you need your exact birth time. They change very quickly, the ascendant changes one degree every four minutes. The Moon changes signs every two and a half days. Because of this, you need the birth time for the exact position of the Moon, too. You can see why these features of the chart are so unique to you.
If a planet aspects a lot of these personal points, it colors with its energy how they express themselves. For example, Saturn trine the Sun adds a some Saturnian energy to the Sun (which is the core of your personality). If Saturn is conjunct your ascendant, the ascendant will absorb the Saturnian energy to the extent where it sometimes seems like you were a Capricorn rising.
Hard and harmonious aspects are both important here. Oppositions, squares, quincunxes indicate challenge and friction, while the positive aspects, the trines and sextiles suggest an easy flow of energy. The conjunction (when the planets are next to each other, the tighter the orb, the stronger the effect) is the most powerful. Here, the planetary energies completely merge and act like they were one.
Let’s see what makes Saturn your dominant planet in astrology!
Saturn in the Natal Chart
If you have several of these placements or aspects, you have a Saturn dominant planet chart.
- Saturn conjunct the ascendant
- Saturn conjunct the Midheaven
- Saturn in aspect to the ascendant/MC
- Saturn conjunct the Sun
- Saturn conjunct the Moon
- Saturn in aspect to the Sun or the Moon
- Saturn in aspect to Mercury, Venus, Mars
- Planets in Capricorn
- Planets in the tenth house
- Capricorn Sun, Moon, rising sign or Midheaven in Capricorn
The more you have of them, the stronger the influence of Saturn in your birth chart.
If you are a Capricorn rising, Saturn becomes your chart ruler. In this case,, pay special attention to its house, sign, and aspects. But these are always important to fully understand your Saturn dominant planet in astrology.
You can also use software to find your dominant planets in your natal chart.
Saturn Dominant Personality in Astrology
“It is time to reverse this prejudice against conscious effort and to see the powers we gain through practice and discipline as eminently inspiring and even miraculous.”―Robert Greene
Saturn dominant people are also called Saturnians in astrology.
With a Saturn dominant planet in the natal chart, you reflect the qualities of Saturn to a great extent. If you don’t identify with them as a part of you, you probably experience the Saturnian influence from the world around you.
What are some characteristics of the Saturn dominant personality in astrology?
A Saturn dominant birth chart suggests a serious, reliable, diligent person. You have a strong will and you are willing to work hard for what you want. A Saturn dominant personality is able to deal with a lot of hardships.
With this planet strong in your chart, you are extremely disciplined. You intuitively understand that to get results, you need to put in a lot of work. A strong Saturn dominant planet suggests that you are well-known for your persistence.
Saturnians are very capable. They are diligent and hard-working, and what is more important, failures don’t dishearten them.
Saturn dominant people have a strong sense of responsibility. If they promise themselves or others something, they will do it. However, you are cautious and prefer to assess everything before you finally make a move. Structure is very important for a Saturn dominant personality.
With this planet strong in your chart, you tend to be a control freak. Control is one of the most Saturnian things in astrology (not in an obsessed way, that’s Pluto). Saturn wants to oversee everything and make sure that everything is optimized.On the other hand, Saturn is the planet of time, something we cannot control at all.
This planet can make you shy and feel awkward on the inside. Saturn dominant personalities are often socially anxious and feel that they are not worthy enough. This is particularly the case when young, what might be related to the hardships in childhood most Saturnians have to face.
Many Saturn dominant people prefer to stay in the background unless they really have something to say.
Saturn Dominant Careers
In astrology, Saturn is strongly connected with your career and professional life. This planet is in accidental dignity in the tenth house, the house of profession and your achievements. As the ruling planet of Capricorn, Saturn has a lot to do with ambition and professional drive.
Many Saturn dominant people are late bloomers. They need time to adjust to the world. A dominant Saturn in the natal chart often indicates delayed success. Many Saturnians are drawn to careers where you need years and years to truly gain experience and become excellent. In astrology, Saturn represents the wisdom of age, after all.
Some Saturn dominant planet careers include science, mathematics, research, engineering, professions related to mining.
Saturn rules all fields where you need strong discipline and work ethics. This planet is also connected with teaching, the corporate world, and the military.
Saturn dominant careers are grounded and reality-oriented. You are better at solving problems than dealing with people’s emotions. Saturn represents the principle of the earth in astrology. Capricorn is an earth sign, realistic and practical.
A prominent, well-aspected Saturn in the birth chart often indicates a person who becomes successful in climbing the hierarchy ladder. A dominant Saturn is often found in the charts of corporate people. Saturnians are often found in important roles in organizations and corporations. Another strength of a Saturn dominant personality is that this planet can tolerate stress well.
Saturn is all about hard work. There are no shortcuts and overnight successes with this planet. Even if you have a well-aspected Jupiter (the planet of the aforementioned things), success will take time. But when it comes, it will be permanent.
Saturn Dominant Appearance
For Saturn to influence what you look like, it has to be in aspect to the ascendant. In the birth chart, the first house and the ascendant describe your physical appearance. It is important that the rising sign and planets in aspect with it/in the first house all modify what you look like.
What does the Saturn dominant appearance look like?
People with this planet strong in their charts are serious and reserved. Their looks reflect this, too. Usually, people with a dominant Saturn prefer wearing simple, natural materials and not too harsh colors.
The Saturn dominant appearance would be classy, smart, businesslike.
In astrology, Saturn rules the bones, and Saturn dominant people often have a great bone structure. They have a slim face and strong jaw and cheekbones.
When you are young, Saturn makes you look older. But later, Saturn makes you look like you were younger than your real age.
The Saturn dominant appearance is associated with being elegant and authoritative.
A Dominant Saturn Chart and Restrictions
In astrology, Saturn is known as the planet of limitations and restrictions. This planet delays success and is often a blockage. Sometimes you even feel doomed when it comes to Saturn!
You feel that for some reason, the life area of the house where Saturn is placed in your chart is stuck.
There is no quick-fix for Saturn problems. Solving them is one of the most important life lessons. One of the best ways to deal with Saturn problems is building self-discipline and facing reality as it is.
Saturn dominants often feel that they have to deal with the limitations of Saturn much more frequently than most people.
Very often, this planet suggests a lack of emotional support. Some Saturn dominant people grew up in emotionally cold families. Often, you have to learn to express your emotions in a healthy way.
In many cases, a Saturn dominant personality has an emotional intelligence below the average, even though they are often brilliant people when ti comes to logic. This can be an issue in many life areas.
Saturn in Astrology: We Reap as We Sow
Why is Saturn so important in astrology?
This planet is frightening to some people, and Saturn is definitely not the most pleasant planet in astrology. While we rarely enjoy it, you cannot say that it is not useful. Saturn gives structure and makes you appreciate the time you were given in this life.
Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn in astrology. This sign is known as ambitious, hard-working, but emotionless and detached. All these qualities are strongly related to Saturn in astrology.
Besides ruling Capricorn, Saturn also ruled Aquarius before the discovery of Uranus (traditional astrologers still use Saturn as the rules of Aquarius). It is exalted in Libra, and in fall in Aries.
In the Solar System, Saturn is a very interesting planet. This gas giant is the sixth planet from the Sun, and it is the last planet visible to the naked eye. The most prominent feature of Saturn is its ring.
In astrology, Saturn represents
- authority figures
- the government
- old age
Limitations, restrictions, blockages, hardships are also connected with Saturn. Saturn often delays, however, it doesn’t deny.
In the birth chart, Saturn shows where you have life lessons to learn. The house of Saturn shows the life area and the sign the qualities you are supposed to master in this lifetime. Saturn is the maturity and wisdom you gain as you age.
Saturn stays in the same sign for 2.5 years, it has an orbital period of approximately 29 years. The period when Saturn comes back to the point where it was at the time of your birth is called Saturn return. This is known as a challenging time, when you really have to grow up and become an adult if you haven’t yet.
Saturn rules the past, karma, where you made mistakes and what you did right in the past.
If you want to understand this planet better, make sure to read this article about the meaning of Saturn in astrology.
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