Saturn in fourth house is not an easy placement. Saturn is never easy to deal with: in astrology, it represents limitations, blockages, hardships. In the natal chart, the house of Saturn is usually a problematic life area, and Saturn in fourth house is no exception.
People with this placement often come from a cold family. As a child, you felt that you cannot get the love you need and want from your parents. Sometimes your parents were not available to you. Saturn in fourth house people had to go up very quickly in some cases. This placement is characterized by an inner insecurity.
This placement suggests a strong karmic bond with one of your parents, usually the more nurturing one. These relationships are rarely easy.
Because of their childhood memories, Saturn in fourth house people tend to struggle with establishing their own family, and especially making their family life work and create a happy, loving atmosphere at home.
You can also have a past-oriented way of thinking, what sometimes stops you from living in the present and embracing innovations.
Learn what Saturn in fourth house means in your birth chart!
Natal Saturn in Fourth House
How does Saturn in the fourth house influence you?
Saturn has a delaying, limiting energy. Where you see Saturn in the birth chart is where you usually experience hardships and blockages. With your Saturn in fourth house, this is the life area of home and family.
People with this placement usually come from a family where they weren’t emotionally nourished. You felt that your parents or caretakers didn’t hear you out, sometimes because they were busy fighting for survival.
The fourth house is a water house (the house of Cancer in the natural chart, to be exact). Planets in water houses are indicators of a karmic task in this lifetime.
Saturn in fourth house suggests that you have a karmic relationship with your mother or the more nurturing parent, and these relationships are never easy. They require patience and a lot of effort to solve in this lifetime. Often, at some point in your life, you have to take care of your parents in some way.
The fourth house shows your family karma and ancestry. This house is about your roots in astrology. Saturn is the planet of the past and a karmic planet in the birth chart, so when these two meet, there are definitely some things that have to be resolved before you can be set free and move on.
Besides your home life, the fourth house is the house of endings, too: it shows your last years and what you can expect in old age. Often, Saturn in the fourth house suggests loneliness and some restrictions or poverty when old.
The best way to avoid this is to build self-discipline and resolve the past. Once you heal your scars, you are free to create a life you want, not what your subconscious beliefs tell you.
Keep in mind that the sign and aspects of a planet always modify how it will manifest. If your Saturn receives harmonious aspects, it’s easier to learn the lessons your soul chose to learn in this lifetime.
Saturn in Fourth House and Beliefs
In astrology, the fourth house is not just about your family and home. It also shows your homeland, the country where you grew up. Some planets in the fourth house tend to make you emotionally attached to it. Sometimes Saturn in fourth house people work with real estate or with land, for example, through agriculture.
Saturn in fourth house people are drawn to the past. In some cases, they collect old things, and they find it hard to let go of their possessions, especially in their home. You want your house to stay the same for ever (the fourth house is the house of your home environment).
Saturn here is usually conservative, which is not necessarily bad unless combined with a lack of understanding. However, Saturn in the fourth house suggests that your views are rigid and you fail to understand where the other person is coming from. There is a tendency to impose your views on others.
You are a nostalgic person, which is again, not a bad thing, but it’s important to see that the past was not easy or better either, and learn that we have to live in the present moment. Saturn is the planet of the past, as mentioned before.
Besides past, Saturn is the planet of responsibility, too, in astrology.
Saturn in fourth house feel that they are responsible for happenings in their family. When things go wrong, they often beat themselves up. With this placement, you are very attached to the past. You tend to torture yourself over and over in the present with things that are buried in the past.
Saturn in Fourth House and Parental Figures
Saturn in fourth house suggests that your parent or the person who took care of you was very strict. You learnt to be just as strict on yourself (and on others), too. This placement talks about a disciplinarian upbringing, you felt that your parents didn’t understand you and couldn’t love you the right way.
In the natal chart, Saturn shows your fears. Saturn in fourth house people often have a deep fear of loosing their property or their home. They are also afraid of loosing their family (they are not necessary afraid of their family members dying, you can loose someone emotionally, too).
Saturn can bring restrictions when it comes to building your own nest. Sometimes you have to fight to have a home.
In some cases, Saturn in the fourth house can manifest in an old house! (Saturn is the planet of old age in astrology.)
Meaning of Saturn in Astrology
Saturn is the ruling planet of the sign Capricorn in astrology. Capricorn is associated with the tenth house in the birth chart―the house opposite the fourth! Saturn in fourth house is weaker, because the matters of this house are foreign to this planet.
What are some of the things associated with Saturn in astrology?
First of all, Saturn is the planet of structure. Saturn wants you to be organized and lead a structured life. This planet is stiff and rigid, governing large corporations, hierarchy, the government, old age. In the human body, Saturn rules the bones, teeth, skin.
Saturn is the planet of life lessons in astrology.
If you want to learn more about how this planet works in the natal chart, read this article about Saturn in astrology.
The Fourth House in the Natal Chart
The fourth house is a very important house in the birth chart. It is associated with your family and home, both the family you come from and the family that comes from you. See how these two are intertwined?
Understanding your fourth house is essential if you didn’t have the childhood you want for your own child. It helps you understand what caused you pain, what you learned at home that serves you and what you learned that hinders your success. Once you become aware of these behavioral patterns, you can replace them if necessary with something better!
The fourth house in the natal chart is traditionally connected with the zodiac sign Cancer. Cancer is a water sign, gentle, sensitive, and nourishing. Its ruling planet is the Moon, the planet of emotions in astrology.