Sun Opposite Saturn Aspect and Transit

Sun Opposite Saturn TransitSun opposite Saturn in the natal chart presents hardship and restriction in life, often starting from difficulties with the father who may be absent or weak. Saturn does represent the father figure, the symbol of authority, and the opposition with the Sun mean the whole identity is affected.  These people are therefore serious and studious, they become experts at learning for themselves using critical thinking.

They can be critical of themselves, of other people, and be subject to criticism themselves. Of all the Sun Saturn aspects, the studiousness of Saturn seems to come out strongest in Sun opposite Saturn. This can lead to remarkable achievements and the highest recognition.

Sun Opposite Saturn Celebrities

Nicholas Culpeper (83′) 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 (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 Sun opposite Saturn include astrologer Robert E. Zoller (44′) and author Hans Christian Andersen (65′).

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 peoples 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 you 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.

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  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.

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