Moon Conjunct Saturn Natal and Transit

Moon Conjunct Saturn Transit

Moon conjunct Saturn in the natal chart burdens the emotional life with hardship, sadness and guilt. This aspect can be made more difficult if either parent, especially the mother, was cold or mean towards you while you were young. Building up a feeling of emotional security is most important because you do have a tremendous urge to feel needed and valued. You may have grown up quickly, striving to learn all you could about close relationships in order to receive the nurturing that we all deserve.

Unfortunately, because this primal urge for emotional nurturing relies so much on other people, if you did feel alone when young then it is likely that you adapted by learning coping mechanisms. In your adult life, this can result in very objective or unemotional responses and reactions in your personal relationships. Being too strict on yourself can be turned into an asset so long as guilt is taken out of the equation, and you aim for emotional maturity.

Overcoming shyness and lack of self-respect should be seen as major life goals. Through positive reinforcement and leaving your comfort zone to open up to others, you can master the skills needed to maintain long-term intimate relationships. Showing others your deep emotions will turn isolation into companionship, and depression into satisfaction. As a parent you can express the very best of Saturn maturity and bonding for the benefit of your children.

Moon Conjunct Saturn Transit

Transiting Moon conjunct Saturn adds seriousness to the emotions and can lead to distance in your intimate relationships. You may have to deal with some challenging situations and negative attitudes which will feel worse than they actually are. These hindrances and restrictions will apply mainly to your home and family life. Some drama involving your home, parents, children or your partner will be very trying on your emotions and can lead to feelings of rejection and depression.

Women in particular may be the source of this sadness, or be subject to some hardship. Self-discipline and emotional maturity are called for, and feelings of guilt about past behaviors need to be overcome. Exposing emotional vulnerabilities and opening up to loved ones will enable the nurturing and closer bonding that is required to overcome the problem.

This interpretation for Moon conjunct Saturn transit can be read for a lunar eclipse or full moon conjunct Saturn.

Moon Conjunct Saturn Celebrities

Jimmy Hoffa 0°01′, Howard Baker 0°06′, Jay Leno 0°13′, Hiroshima Bombing 0°13′, Peter Sutcliffe 0°15′, Lucky Luciano 0°16′, Josemaria Escriva 0°21′, Jacques de Lescaut 0°26′, Alios Alzheimer 0°28′, Fort Tejon Earthquake (1847) 0°28′, Herb Alpert 0°40′, Scott Hicks 0°41′, Joan Crawford 0°51′, Sheena Easton 0°53′, Linda Goodman 0°57′, Kathleen Ollerenshaw 0°60′.

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20 thoughts on “Moon Conjunct Saturn Natal and Transit

  1. I have have this combination Moon conj. Saturn in cancer exactly on ascendent and Yes my mother was cold and mean, mostly mean making differences between my brother and me and we both ended up hating her in adolescence. It was and it still is difficult for me to have close relationships with other people, and ironically I married a man who in time became cold in relation with me… my relations with the few people I managed to have were very long but in time coldness apeared…so I don’t know… my openess to people didn’t turn isolation into companionship or depression into satisfaction, I still feel I am alone in these relations, and I feel the others rejection when I open my heart to them. I read books about how you are the mirror of the other and as an explanation they tell you that the other reflects your behavior and feelings ….but as he is my mirror then i am his mirror….so maybe with this aspect (moon conf. saturn) I atract people cold and mean in the end, no matter how much I open my heart to them. It’s hopeless but it’s my experience and I have to live it.

    • Thanks Liv, maybe I should change it to acceptance instead of satisfaction. But I expect you suffer more in the area of personal relationships with Moon conjunct Saturn also on the Ascendant. I suppose this would be very similar to someone with this conjunction on the Descendant, even square the relationship axis.

    • hi liv no need to scare here are some remedies for saturn conjucts moon ,
      pour water on shivlingeveryday,
      do meditation
      help others dont be harsh to others

    • I have a close Mo/Sa/ASC conjunction myself (in Libra), with a couple of other participants (Ve, and more widely, Ma, Ne). Emotional self-sufficiency and trying to stop second-guessing yourself go a long way. Meditation has been a key sanity check for me.

      – Ed

  2. Yes – it is no picnic having it square DESC (from the 4th) and 6 d opp to Venus to boot- and I could go on but will spare you. I think this aspect forces one to befriend the higher Self – to be one’s own best friend. It can also give one a great deal of emotional strength when pushed to the wall. I see it as a most unnatural fusion. Lots of sorrow, guilt, disappointment, insecurity. low self-worth, a general feeling of not having been loved, or at least not unconditionally. I am grateful though that I have a loving and insightful daughter and I do believe in the power of love and that it is possible to have a good friend once trust is established. Who knows why the life script gets written the way it does. I say – take love where you can get it – recognize and accept it and not expect too much from others – but always insist on respect and fair play and kindness. Some depend entirely on relationships for affirmation and emotional support and I do not think this is realistic or wise. My best wishes to anyone with this aspect. Very insightful take on this Jamie,

  3. Hi Jamie, I came across this as I was looking for information on full moon conjunct natal saturn which I will be having soon in my 6th house. I have the saturn square moon natally so I expect it to be a familiar energy but concentrated on 6th house activities as well as the house that saturn rules? for me that would be the 3rd using Koch but Cap would be intercepted in the 2nd using Placidus?

  4. This is definitely me, esp. the guilt and sadness inclusion. My same sex parent was never cold but ever busy and mostly absent. I take “obligations” too seriously and interia’s my unintended vice to myself.

  5. I have Sat-Moon conjuction in the 2nd house of my natal chart. I’m in my early 30s & don’t remember even a single day when my mother spoke to me decently leave aside loving me. She’s given me so much pain since childhood that now even the thought of entering into a relationship, scares me. I just feel like living alone all the time…being with myself. We’re no more in talking terms and will never be..I don’t know how to get over this emotional trauma:-(
    I need help !!

    • I have this in my natal in 9 in Pisces. Opposite uranus and Pluto. The moon is part of a kite, saturn is not. Saturn is also retrograde. I was bullied at school when i was small, and my parents did not help me. When I was 19 i met my ex, and i had 3 children with him, but he was abusive.After 5 years i ran to a shelter and raysed my children on my own. I had a difficult time then, and luckely i met a woman who told me this ” instead of complaining about your parents, be a good mother to yourself. Give yourself what you expect from your mother but did not get from her. I had my children, so i had to do that, because i loved them and they needed me. Funny thing is we all know what we need, and instead of expecting this love from other people, we beter give that to ourselves. Listen to yourself what your complains are and do that for yourself. Tell yourself you love yourself and remember that if you feel, you are alive and there is always hope and a chance for change. But ok, i am almost 50, give yourself time too.

      • I wrote this not so long ago. there was a reunion for my school and everything is changed. How fast can things go. I got rid of a lot of anger because the children of my school have been trough rough times too and we are all 50 now :). Maybe the funniest thing is that now i take care of my parents.

  6. Yes, I had an incredibly visionary and occupied and intuitive mother who was a natural leader and loving. I never allowed myself to bemoan her absence due to her long work hours. But I have all this guilt and anxiety and worry and phobias sitting right at the front door ready to rush in at the slightest disappointment. I have zero expectations of close people- shielding my heart from their inevitable flops. Saddest moment was my son sharing an achievement & my flat affect with a wane ‘that’s great.’ He asked me then why I showed no jolliness, I said I try to keep everything on an even keel so that the failures won’t wreck me even if the successes can’t send me skyward. Moon square Saturn. I’ve always felt responsible for everyone’s conditions…

  7. Great article and interesting comments as always. My partile Moon/Sat (Rx) 29* Aqu conjunction is the “handle” in the sixth house opposite the “bucket” around my Virgo Asc. I’m not a jolly fellow either as someone stated above (although I’m told I have a pretty good twisted sense of humor :). I’m a serious student of all that interests me and one attribute of this conjunction (I believe it was from Noel Tyle) is great ambitions (Steve Speilberg). I am emotionally cold at heart (My mother is a trip and was most definitely harsh and cold at times– i was an sensitive little guy) and having a dry/cold earth disposition anyway has surely affected my relationships through out life–although I feel it’s better as I get older –52 soon. The sixth house has played out more through work than health issues-tremendous liabilities and responsibilities -both marriages were/are to older women. This is obviously a major aspect and I imagine I’ll be seeing it throughout life.

    • Thanks for that Kevin. Nice for others to hear that things get better with age. I have found that with my hard Saturn aspects too. Very interesting about the great ambition. I was wondering if the Moon ruling the Public has translates as anything in your career or other areas?

      • I hope I am getting your question correctly Jamie– In my career and personal life (if i isolate just this particular conjunction) i would say at first how it manifested was being raised in a matriarchal family–extremely dominant, talented and very intelligent and controlling women! My first wife also dealt with major childhood diabetes issues (a sixth house issue?). I have been blessed with a long career as a heavy truck mechanic but always have seemed to end up with working for or with strong domineering women either as drivers or supervisors. Not a sexist bone in my body but this has never been easy for me (more an issue of strong wills clashing). My mother was a legal secretary and my only and older sister has her doctorate and we were raised by mother after a divorce when i was around 10. I am very active in stock trading (buy during a waxing gibbous/sell waning gibbous–definite 30 day cycle in markets!–its subtle and can be over-run by stronger cycles but historically its there!). My life’s goal is to sift through all the B/S surrounding Astrological influence of the masses buying and selling of equities (always more to do with mass sentiment than underlying strength or weakness!). A lot of charlatans and useless information out there as I am sure you are aware of! So there is some of that ambition we talked about!

        I hope I touched upon some subject close to what you were inquiring about, Jamie, and thank you for taking time to respond.

          • LOL 🙂 A timely question for sure–The big boys have such ponderously large positions on most of the time it is a strength of the individual trader to be able to be nimble and quick on your feet. I trade mostly options and was positioned well for a down move. I say this in all humility as I really needed it–I’m about flat for the year on profits. Thanks again Jamie.

  8. Thanks for the article Jamie. I have conjunct Moon, Saturn and Asc in Sagittarius (also born on a full moon Sun in Gemini) I can really relate. I’m going through my Saturn return now and have been having a hard time emotionally for the last couple of months… actually more like a year. My mum was a single mum who was emotionally unavailable, my father was never around, my mother actually kept me away from my father and only when I was 20 did I reconnect with my Dad which was all my doing. My mum is also very religious (Jehovah’s Witness- Cult) I had many expectations on my behavior pretty much from birth. I also felt the weight of my mum being a single mum from the time I can remember.. It’s always comforting to know that you are not alone in your experiences.. This Saturn return is all about working on myself and I’m taking that challenge head on and hoping that Saturn will bless me when it’s all over
    Thanks again for your article

    • And thank you so much for sharing Meagan. Your sure have taken responsibility for your own emotions. All the best during this this difficult transit. I will be writing about Saturn returns in the coming month or two. Obviously a lot depends on natal aspects to Saturn, plus other transits at the time. Saturn square Neptune is not helping your age group this year. Compare this to Saturn trine Uranus for next year.

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