Natal Saturn in first house people would agree that this is not an easy placement. In the birth chart, Saturn represents limitations and hardships, and when you are young, you had plenty of them in your life. In addition, Saturn in first house people are very hard on themselves.
Saturn in the first house suggests that your childhood wasn’t carefree as most children’s. You had to grow up very early. This placement indicates that your parents wanted you to take care of others very early and take responsibility for things a child cannot.
Saturn in first house people come across as reserved, cold, and stern. The first house in birth chart describes the energies you project into the world. You are seen as a very serious person. Saturn in the first house blocks you from displaying emotions, what is sometimes good, sometimes bad.
People see you as mature and responsible. This placement is super unusual: you are seen as much older when young, but you are seen as younger when old! You become more and more self-confident as you age, and you are usually happier in the second part of your life. In some way, you are a late bloomer with your Saturn here.
If you are a young person reading this, know that things usually change a lot for the better after your Saturn return (around the age of 27-28). Actually, there are a lot of good things to this placement, even though it’s a hard one to grow up with.
If you have your natal Saturn in first house in your natal chart, this article is for you. Learn what this placement means in astrology!
Natal Saturn in First House: Early Life
Saturn is called the Greater malefic for a reason: this planet is never easy to deal with in the natal chart. When it is placed in the first house, (which is an angular house), it becomes even stronger and has more influence over your life.
People with this placement never have it easy.
Natal Saturn in first house teaches you to be self-reliant. Often, you can’t count on anyone except yourself, usually not even on your family.
Saturn in first house people very often had to grow up early. Maybe their family expected them to take care of a family member, there was a lot of burden on their shoulders with this position of Saturn in the natal chart.
The good thing about Saturn in the first house is that you learned self-discipline and persistence. Later in life, you benefit tremendously from these traits. You got used to hard work, and you are not afraid of it.
The first house describes your early childhood. Saturn in first house suggests that you didn’t really have one: you were seen as the pillar of the family. You took on the role of the provider (this can be both emotionally and literally) very early.
However, if you cannot be a child, you cannot really be an adult later. Saturn in the first house suggests that you didn’t have time to gradually grow up, engage in romantic relationships, or have fun with your friends. Often, you didn’t have friends at all. Generally speaking, Saturn and fun don’t go together in astrology.
Saturn in First House and Authority Figures
In addition to this, Saturn in first house people usually had to strict parents. Your relationship with your parents was rarely smooth with this placement. Often, you perceived them as cold and emotionally not available when you were a child.
To make it even worse, Saturn in first house people often have a parent with unrealistic expectations, a very strict person. You often felt judged, and in some cases, you learned to be a strict judge of yourself, too.
Your parent (or someone you perceived as an authority figure in childhood) was probably conservative and traditional. They wanted to raise you according to these principles.
Saturn in first house often suggests that you have anxiety and guilt.
In the birth chart, the house of Saturn shows your fears. When it is placed in the first house, these deep anxieties are hidden in yourself. Often, Saturn in first house people are shy, especially as children. When others meet you, they can immediately sense the influence of Saturn in the first house. It’s hard to be spontaneous and relaxed around others with placement.
Saturn in First House and New Beginnings
As mentioned before, Saturn in first house people had a tough childhood. This is important because of multiple reasons, one of them is that they have a tendency to have low self-esteem.
The first house shows how the world perceives you. With your Saturn in first house, until they get to know you better, others usually think that you are serious and reserved. These are not very inviting and friendly qualities.
This makes it hard for you to make friends and feel loved or accepted by others. Through the reactions of people to you when they meet you, your low self-esteem seems reinforced. You are particularly shy as a child, later, as you gain life experience, this improves a lot.
Surrounding people who understand and love you is very beneficial here. Choose people who will help you bloom and grow into the best version of yourself.
Saturn in First House Conjunct Ascendant
If you have your natal Saturn in the first house, it can happen that it is close to the ascendant. If it’s not, feel free to skip to this paragraph.
The closer Saturn is to the ascendant, the stronger its influence here. This placement often makes it seem like you were a Capricorn rising.
Saturn conjunct the ascendant suggests that your birth wasn’t quick and easy. In astrology, Saturn represents delay and struggle. This planet on the ascendant usually indicates that your mother was in labor for a long time and perhaps there was a threatening situation.
The ascendant describes your physical body and personal style. People who have Saturn conjunct ascendant are usually slim and often seem to be fragile. With this placement, you prefer a classic and elegant look. You like to wear simple clothes, nothing extravagant (unless Uranus and Aquarius are involved, too). Saturn conjunct ascendant people look classy.
Saturn conjunct ascendant suggests that you are insecure about your body, especially when young. You are often shy and self-conscious as a child, teenager, and young adult. During this time, you often feel terrible in your own skin.
Generally speaking, growing up is not an easy process with this placement.
Meaning of Saturn in Astrology
Saturn is the taskmaster of astrology. It’s the strict teacher who wants to see if you have learned what you have to learn in this lifetime.
Some astrologers associate Saturn a strong role in karmic astrology. In the birth chart, the position of Saturn shows what lessons you have to master in this life time. The house of Saturn tells the life area, while the sign is about which qualities you have to develop.
Saturn often suggests a problematic life area. But the good news is, after the age of thirty (approximately after your Saturn return), things get better. You experience improvements in the life area in question, and at the same time, you become wiser and know how to approach these problems better.
Some things associated with Saturn in astrology include:
- everything cold
- old age
- authority figures
- the government
- structure (in the human body, Saturn rules the bones!)
- hard work
- life lessons
- very important: time.
In astrology, Saturn rules the zodiac sign Capricorn, and it is in accidental dignity in the tenth house (the house associated with career and your public image).
If you want to learn more about Saturn in astrology, make sure to read this article about the meaning of Saturn.
The First House in the Natal Chart
The first house is traditionally associated with the zodiac sign Aries (the ruling planet of Aries is Mars).
What are some life areas of the first house in the chart wheel?
First of all, this house is all about you: it describes your physical appearance, your personality, your style.
The first house also tells about your attitude to new beginnings, the world, it shows how others see you when they meet you for the first time, but at the same time, your attitude to meeting others (and the world).
The cusp of the first house is the ascendant, one of the most important points in the natal chart.