Sun 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.