Sun Opposite Saturn Natal and Transit

Sun Opposite Saturn TransitSun opposite Saturn natal chart has an inhibiting effect. It presents hardship and restriction in life, often starting from difficulties with your father who may have been absent or weak. You are a serious person and grew up quickly. You may have preferred older friends when you were young.

You can be too critical of yourself, of other people, and be subject to criticism. You may have felt unloved and unlovable. Basically, poor self esteem probably help you back. But you became expert at learning for yourself using critical thinking. You are extremely studious and this can lead to remarkable achievements and the highest recognition.

Sun Opposite Saturn Celebrities

Nicholas Culpeper (1°23′) the physician astrologer who wrote the famous Culpeper’s Herbal for which he was heavily criticized by the medical establishment. He was named after his wealthy father, a minister of the Church who died two weeks before Nicholas was born. He was raised by his grandfather, a Puritan minister. Nicholas was a brilliant student, but also scathingly critical and rebellious. He was loyal to his friends but a dangerous enemy. He suffered many personal ordeals with death of loved ones and much illness, being wounded twice himself in battle, suffering depression and dying from tuberculosis. The restrictions of Saturn were great, but so were the benefits of high achievement and a lasting name.

Another high achieving astrologer, William Lilly (0°50′), famously predicted the 1666 Great Fire of London 14 years before it happened. He was put on trial for allegedly starting the fire but was found innocent. Other celebrities with natal Sun opposite Saturn include:

Shakira 0°15′, nevil Maskelyne 0°15′, Robert E. Zoller 0°44′, Joyce Wieland 0°55′, Hans Christian Andersen 1°05′, Lord Louis Mountbatten 1°33′, Mark David Chapman 1°54′, Guy Pearce 1°53′, Keith Richards 2°26′, Charlie Sheen 2°39′, Henry Mancini 2°50′, Kurt Russell 2°58′, Michael Moore 3°15′.

Sun Opposite Saturn Transit

Transiting Sun opposite Saturn places limiting conditions on your life due to the actions of other people or circumstance. These restrictions can seem more difficult to surmount because you find it harder to express yourself. Saturn not only puts up barriers to progress, but also tends to block self expression. Distance or separation between you and others can lead to a sense of rejection or isolation.

Your need for companionship is at odds with other people’s need for distance, or it may be that you simply want a break from the burdens and responsibility that are being imposed on you at the moment. Normal daily routine seems more demanding and draining than usual, and likewise, you will have to be more demanding of others and patient to get what normally comes easy.

Your low energy and the resistance around you mean that his is not the time to be forcing your will onto others or trying to promote yourself. The buildup up of frustration is best addressed by plodding along by yourself on some personal goal where you do not require the assistance of others.

This interpretation for Sun opposite Saturn transit can also be read for a Solar Eclipse and New Moon opposite Saturn.

54 thoughts on “Sun Opposite Saturn Natal and Transit

  1. Sorry… I meant those were aspects to my natal saturn placement (rolling eyes) but yes… the Sept 1 solar eclipse is going to be sitting right on top of my natal uranus placement and i am trying to get ready in the midst of already feeling stressed out. For example, these eclipses over the last year have brought a number of devastating wildfires here- like Sept 12 last year. And close to the August 18 one this year, Clayton Fire, I evacuated some of my things (relating to lively hood) into a storage unit which will stay there through September just for my peace of mind. I am feeling fearful because changes lately seem to be drastic & dramatic and whilst I dont always do well with change – i prefer the if they are less life threatening. My dad is older and of course I would prefer he doesnt drop dead right now either. Based on what you wrote in the eclipse articles, i did decide to order some herbal stress response supplements… omg/sigh. I will do my best to breathe, keep an open mind and ride it out. Thank you, Jamie.

  2. Hi In 2018 I have both Saturn and Pluto opposing my sun for the entire year. With all the horror stories I’ve read I’m really , really dreading it . Should I really expect it to be as bad as I’ve heard? Also I have my Jupiter return conjunct my ascendant is happening at the same time. will this make things worse for me, as Jupiter is the planet of expansion, or will it make it any easier? My dob 12/07/1982 3.00pm U.K. Time thanks

    • I know that feeling Jade as my Ascendant is 18 Capricorn. Jupiter return will help because even though it does expand it is most of all good and happy. Plus you have that trine to Mercury to improve positive thinking. That positive thinking is important so use it to overcome the fear you have from Sun square Mars.

  3. Speaking as you have about Lilly predicting the Great Fire of London… was it to do with London’s astrology on that night… was it Saturn in opposition as it is now? With this horrific fire in London?

  4. Wow, you can comment on here, I didnt notice before but now that I am here Thanks for all the great transit posts !
    I share these in my groups to help people learn the current astro weather.
    🙂 Now I see Astroking is Capricorn 18 rising. Would love to see rest of chart. My AC is 4 Cap and I am always joking that you must be my opposite or something close to opp sun and moon as me because you all your stuff is so well put together. If I look in ephemeris for any transit about to happen yours are always there! Truly Astro King of internet! 🙂

  5. My 10th house sun is 27 Sag opposite Saturn 1 Cancer. Raised 3 kids solo, moved us 2500 miles away from family, paid for my own college…did it on my own because the support wasnt there. My progress is severely limited due to existing school loans, a lack of free time and obligations to my adult children.
    I wanted to travel, get another degree and training, live more freely…but Saturn has stopped that. Ugh.
    Jamie- you summarized this aspect well. Maybe add chronic high stress to the description.
    Transiting Saturn leaves Sag and my Sun on my birthday this year, I will be celebrating!

  6. This horrible horrible transit is near, i already feel depressed, lonely, tired, shit is happening all around, family accident etc. Wish we could nuke saturn out of this solar system.

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