Saturn Conjunct Midheaven Natal and Transit

Saturn Conjunct Midheaven TransitSaturn conjunct Midheaven in the natal chart is also termed Saturn culminating. It means hard work and responsibility are your karmic destiny. You will most likely feel a strong sense of duty and will strive with determination to do something significant with your life.

Depending on other aspects to your Midheaven and any fixed star conjunctions, Saturn conjunct Midheaven can manifest as great achievement and success in your career or loss and disappointment. Fate and your early environment play their part, especially the influence of your dominant parent. But any alignment of stars and planets gives a certain amount of potential and free will to rise above limitation.

Saturn rewards hard work and if you feel burdened by karma then that can be paid off in one lifetime too. Sometimes this aspect can indicate delays in your career but it can also mean great responsibility placed on your from an early age.

It is important, very important in fact, not to be too hard on yourself. Even with achievement and success this aspect can bring criticism from your parents and the public as well as notoriety. However, your relationships with superiors and the authorities should be mutually respectful because you share something in common. Respect is something you want and you should earn. People will come to you for advice and you may be a teacher or mentor.

The following case shows how strong the feeling of responsibility is with Saturn conjunct Midheaven. Jennifer and June Gibbons were identical twins born with this aspect at 0°38′ and  1°56′ respectively. They were known as “The Silent Twins” because they only communicated with each. After being severely bullied at school they began writing works of fiction but turned to crime when they started experiencing criminal tendencies. They were both admitted to Broadmoor Hospital where they were held for 11 years.

the girls had a longstanding agreement that if one died, the other must begin to speak and live a normal life. During their stay in the hospital, they began to believe that it was necessary for one of them to die, and after much discussion, Jennifer agreed to be the sacrifice. [The tragedy of a double life]

You can see how Jennifer’s stronger conjunction gave her the stronger sense of duty, and she did make the ultimate sacrifice in March 1993. After they were transferred from Broadmoor to a clinic, Jennifer could not be roused. She was taken to the hospital where she died soon after of an acute heart condition. There was no evidence of drugs or poison in her system, and her death remains a mystery.

Saturn Conjunct Midheaven Transit

Saturn conjunct Midheaven transit is a time of culmination in your career or long-term goal. You will have some important duties and responsibilities to attend to which may involve one of your parents. This is not necessarily a negative thing for you but some expectations could be involved here.

You are reaping the reward of at least 7 and possibly 14 years of striving. The more responsible you have been and the harder you have worked, the greater the achievement and recognition. Extra responsibilities, promotion or demotion are possible that would need some sacrifice in your home or private life to compensate for.

It is possible that circumstances will occur that force a major review of your goals and where you are heading with your career. But past effort will still be rewarded. If this were the case then it would not be a loss or failure but your experience and achievements would be carried on into a new area or specialization in your career.

The most important thing to take from this transit is to take responsibility, for your past, present and future. Avoid procrastination if you know that something needs doing. This even applies even to the simplest of things like making an important phone call or paying a bill.

Saturn Conjunct Midheaven Celebrities

Bernadette Peters 0°08′, Emily Dickson 0°09′, Gene Wilder 0°14′, Uri Geller 0°15′, Jennifer Gibbons 0°38′, Athol Rusden 0°39′, Madeleine of Scotland 0°58′, John Hurt 1°02′, Queen Elizabeth II 1°07′, Paddy Ashdown 1°30′, Lord Byron 1°31′, Mary MacArthur 1°46′, Oliver Stone 1°51′, Karen Silkwood 1°54′, June Gibbons 1°56′, John Edgar Hoover 1°59′, Rudy Giuliani 2°36′, Jeane Dixon 2°39′, John Frawley 2°49′, Paris Hilton 2°50′.

12 thoughts on “Saturn Conjunct Midheaven Natal and Transit

    • Interesting point Denyse. Jupiter is generally thought to rule higher education but maybe the professors are ruled by Saturn.

  1. The Queen of the UK is important with this aspect as i recall, if my memory serves, she has an unaspected saturn conjunct her MC!!
    Quite the position for a queen to have…LOL! Talk about high responsibility – much more than anyone else would have to endure, and of course, it’s lifelong for her… that’s the epitome of unaspected planets IMO – the planet applies to the WHOLE chart – is free to be applied to ANY area because of its LACK of aspects, the planet is not BOUND by aspects – so hence the native is able to apply the unaspected planet to any and all areas of life. It’s like the planet is ‘free’ to wander about the wheel, and the native is free to express the entire SCOPE of the planet due to it’s lack of binding aspects to other planets.
    Unlike the most popular interpretation of an unaspected planet is that due to a lack of aspects it lacks expression in the person. Ironically this view is made by those without an unaspected planet. Yet if you research those with true unaspected planets, you find, like the Queen example, the person has the opportunity to become the epitome of that planet and it can rule their life – hardly ‘unexpressed’!!
    Coincidentally, the singer Freddy Mercury also had an unaspected Mercury….i wouldn’t say his vocal expression was limited would you?! 😉
    I’m a cancer sun with unaspected moon. Discovering astrology helped me understand why my emotional landscape, experience and expression was much more powerful than i have witnessed in anyone else i’ve ever met. I wondered as a child why everyone hides their emotional selves. It’s a combined blessing and burden to have an unaspected planet.
    I have saturn conj. MC – thankfully not exact!

    • Hi BPip, I also thought of the queen when I read this!! Yes saturn on her MC – the duty , the responsibility, wow. Karmic indeed. She is 92 now i think and STILL doing her duty, what an inspiration. I think unexpected planets are little understood. And yes very potent. I have an unexpected mercury – in the 3rd house – with a Gemini ascendent! Can you imagine? It explains a lot…

  2. I have Saturn transit MC and starting the square to my stellium in Libra with Pluto, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Uranus and Lilith. 3 tough years ahead!! .

    • Its worth to mention that capricorn is intercepted in my natal chart, so Saturn plays out with less strengh I guess.
      At the same time my progress moon is conjuct MC (the other ruler of intercepted Cancer), and is the only planet in earth signs!. So….capricorn/earth/10 house will be the challenge.
      Parent and work are both issues on my scope now!.

  3. Hi Jamie, could Saturn transiting opposite the I.C also indicate birth?

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