Sun Square Saturn Natal and Transit

Sun Square Saturn TransitSun square Saturn in the natal chart is probably the most challenging of the Sun Saturn natal aspects as both Saturn and the square aspect represent tests and challenges that have to be overcome in order to get ahead in life. This aspect may cause difficulties early in life with self-esteem as a result of criticism from people, especially authority figures like the father.

This can lead to these people being hard on themselves but the benefit here is that they strive with determination and perseverance to overcome any setbacks and become masters of self-discipline, achievement and responsibility.

Sun Square Saturn Celebrities

Astrologer Zane Stein (16′) faced some personal trials which led him to raise his children as a single parent. With all this extra responsibility, he has still managed to become a highly respected astrologer with many lasting achievements to his name as a pioneer in Chiron and asteroid studies. Actor Jason Alexander (38′) had many hardships as a youngster, he said he “was always scared as a kid of getting picked on or humiliated or actually beaten up by bigger kids.” He turned this around by using comedy as a defense mechanism which led to his great recognition.

Oprah Winfrey (03′) certainly started life with many difficult challenges, she was an illegitimate child and practically abandoned, raped and abused which of course has led to lifelong insecurities. Salvador Dali (27′) had terrible Saturn responsibilities placed on him by his parents. He was named after his older brother who died as a baby, and his parents forced him to wear his clothes as a reminder that he would never replaced his dead brother. Other celebrities with Sun square Saturn include Jane Fonda (27′) and George Harrison (27′).

Sun square Saturn Transit

Transiting Sun square Saturn presents tests and challenges which can lead to pessimism and even depression. Your ego may suffer because it is so difficult to get your own way and achieve your goals. You may feel restricted or weighed down by certain duties and responsibilities. This is a test of you character, and you must strive to meet your responsibilities now or they will catch up with you in a bigger way down the track.

You should not expect to feel light heated or in a happy mood because this a time of coming under pressure through time limits or other important duties at home, school or work. Your need must be placed in the background in order to achieve the given task.

It is likely that you will come under pressure from whoever need the job done, which could be the boss, your father or some other kind of authority figure. Along the way they will not make it easy for you with criticism, rejection or even abuse.

You need to show patience, determination and a strong work ethic now. The problem is that with such a heavy feeling of responsibility and restriction, you will want to buck the system and avoid your responsibilities. As mentioned above, avoiding responsibility at the moment will lead to serious complications at a later stage. Even though you may try to ignore the consequences, your subconscious or inner voice will remember and give you a very unsettled and worried feeling. The longer you procrastinate, the worse the problem will become.

You may justifiably feel that you are being hard done by now, and you may experience rejection, isolation, sadness, discouragement and bad luck. The sooner you get down to the hard work and get it dine, the sooner you self-confidence will return. Though you probably won’t receive much in the way of praise or recognition, you will have overcome a major stumbling block and gain satisfaction. You will then be better placed the next time you face such an obstacle.

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

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34 thoughts on “Sun Square Saturn Natal and Transit

  1. wow, lots of negatives about saturn square the sun, good thing i never new growing up about my square, – I had tons of self esteem, was a great athlete, good friends, did well in school. of course my early teen years were sometimes difficult, and life had many ups and downs. ( i am 61 yrs now) Show me a person who doesnt have adversities and i will point out the billions past and present who did, do now.
    The best way out is a good job, and delay instant gratifications. Every time you can feel sorry for yourself, find someone who needs help and go for it. keep busy.

    • We are not all of the same blueprint. The level of childhood challenges will depend on where the Sun and Saturn are placed in the natal chart and where the ruling planets of the house placement of the Sun and Saturn are. (1) Check where the Sun and Saturn are in your natal chart. (2) locate the ruling planet of the sign of the house. Example Sun in 3rd house/Saturn in 1st house – 3rd house Aquarius with ruling planet Uranus in 8th house and 1st house Sagittarius with ruling planet Jupiter in 10th house.

  2. I think a lot has to do with the signs and houses that Saturn and the Sun occupy as to the severity or difficulties presented by that aspect. Although Oprah Winfrey has Saturn square Sun, her Saturn is in the 10th House, which is an excellent placement for high career achievement. Napoleon also had Saturn in the 10th. And her Sun is in the 2nd House, a good placement if some self-discipline is exercised regarding money. On the other hand, I have Saturn square Sun and my Sun is debilitated in the 6th House of work and health, and Saturn is not particularly well placed in the 3rd House of education, and I have had decades of chronic health problems, unfinished education, and near-constant setbacks, delays, insufficiencies, and obstacles regarding money, career, and life goals. It is said that this Saturn square blocks the Solar radiations requiring the native to work twice as hard as others in similar situations. I do not agree with the “New Age” or New Psychology” interpretation that most of the problems of Saturn square Sun come from lack of self-confidence or some problem of internal consciousness. Instead, I would say these obstacles arise from past life karma and have relatively little to do with my current state of mind. The obstacles are external situations that continually arise and present themselves to me, but it is up to me as to how to respond to them. And at age 60, I have responded to my life challenges by adopting a spartan, focused lifestyle which conserves energy for achieving the few things which are most important to me, and have sacrificed the rest until my next lifetime.

  3. This is a kinda karmical aspect, I had this transit 2 months ago( Sat Sag sq sun in Pis). Since my Sun conj Mars(1 deg), Saturn also squared Mars.
    I have Pluto squares both Sun and Mars. i had a history of misusing Pluto’s power ( manipulation, hatred etc.) to fullfill Mars and Sun. When Saturn conj my natal Pluto in Sag ( thus squaring Sun + Mars ), it felt like every single time i misused Pluto reflected back to me. When it ended, i finally learned the lesson and it’s nice since i gained insight into Pluto and how to handle it too. Saturn’s harsh, true, but worth the lesson.

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