Sun Square Saturn Natal and Transit

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Sun square Saturn TransitSun square Saturn natal represents tests and challenges that have to be overcome 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 your father. You may be too hard on yourself. As a result, you may be overly self-critical and suffer from poor self-esteem. If you judge yourself too harshly, other people will do the same, reinforcing this negativity.

Early hard lessons made you grow up quickly and get better at the things you struggled with. Like most Saturn aspects, this one gets better with age. You may have been a late bloomer but you strive with determination and perseverance to overcome any setbacks and become a master of self-discipline, achievement, and responsibility.

Sun Square Saturn Celebrities

Oprah Winfrey (0°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.

Astrologer Zane Stein (0°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.

Salvador Dali (0°26′) 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 replace his dead brother.

Jason Alexander (0°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.

Others include Antonio Salieri 0°05′, Kelly Lee Phipps 0°06′, Robert Graves 0°07′, Azaria Chamberlain 0°11′, Brenda Frazier 0°19′ John Derek 0°21′, George Harrison 0°26′, Jane Fonda 0°27′, Josephine Ford 0°35′, Leon Blum 1°02′,  Helmut Kohl 1°09′, Carole King 1°09, Divine 1°10′, Evelyn Waugh 1°17′, Iggy Pop 1°31′, Alexander Fleming 1°35′, Hugo Chavez 1°42′, Benny Hill 1°56′, Charles Manson 1°56′, James Madison 2°02′, Jimmy Hoffa 2°10′, Dick Cheney 2°28′.

Sun Square Saturn Transit

Sun square Saturn transit 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 reach your goals. You may feel restricted or weighed down by certain duties and responsibilities. This is a test of your character. 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-hearted or in a happy mood because of coming under pressure through time limits or other important duties at home, school or work. Your needs must be placed in the background to complete the given task.

It is likely that you will come under pressure from whoever needs 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 could 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 done, the sooner your 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.

Sun Square Saturn Dates

29 March 2018
25 September 2018
10 April 2019
7 October 2019
21 April 2020
18 October 2020
3 May 2021
30 October 2021
15 May 2022
11 November 2022
28 May 2022
23 November 2022

52 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.

  4. Thanks all of you for sharing your stories. I have Saturn (in my fourth house of Scorpio) square my Sun in Aquarius. I now live with my grandmother, a Scorpio herself. With her, I’ve had much unspoken, underlying conflict with my grandmother (Saturn in Scorpio is also square the Moon in Leo) as I suspect she loves neither I nor my mother much, as opposed to my aunt, uncle, and their children (which are my younger cousins and my mother’s younger sister and brother) which lent an element of favoritism. She along with I and my siblings were all thrown out of her house at the age of 12. Since then, she and my mother went years without speaking. I don’t believe that incident has gone easily by in my psyche, even though I am living in her house currently and she has told me many times that she loves me. They are back in communication now (which I suspect has much to do with my current living situation there) and that she uses energetic manipulation to discover my intentions while I am in my room (I can feel this stuff). Interestingly enough, I’ve had many issues with my mother during the Scorpio Saturn return (many issues, lol *whew) internally and without, but I feel it with my grandmother since I moved in last year and this year. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Saturn in the 4th house (Capricorn), squaring my Sun and Moon in the first house (Libra). I have had self-esteem issues all of my life. My relationships w/males have been challenging, starting w/my father. He was sexually abusive to my sisters and myself. I have never been married. I have been with my current partner for about 15 years, and before that, I had a few relationships that lasted 18 months at most. In the work arena, I was bullied by bosses until I was in my 40s. I was also bullied by other kids in school.

    I did not know about the Saturn aspects until I was in my late 20’s (around the time of the first Saturn return!). It was an eye-opener for sure. After the age of 28, Saturn did not have such a tight hold on me (in my early life, EVERYTHING that I touched soured). However, I still struggle with self-esteem and I have to constantly remind myself that I am worthy and good. I no longer struggle with bosses at work (thank God). Since my late 20’s, I have also been on a constant spiritual journey. In my case at least, Saturn taught me to develop faith in Spirit to see me through. I have studied mediumship, Tarot, and astrology over the last 28 years (I will be 55 on 10/10). I found that I am a gifted clarvoyant. I have also made the decision to become an astrologer this past year, because no-where else could answers be found …

    I am also thrilled that George Harrison had this same aspect <3

  6. Sun in 0 Cancer quincunx Saturn 29 Cap…the supreme battle of the genders all in one bag…

    • Nth node 29 Leo also quincunx Saturn…the unwavering yod….or rod…both i reckon 😉

  7. Today is a real red-letter day – I have the Sun transiting square my natal Saturn and at the same time, Saturn transiting square my natal Sun. Lots of work to do, feeling extremely tired, but what can you do, just got to carry on.
    I forgot to mention that I also have Sun square Saturn in my natal chart!
    Triple whammy.

  8. I have Saturn inconjunct Sun at this moment, Why no one talks about this aspect? I’m sure that inconjunct is more dangerous than square because it’s blind spot quality. Sagg Saturn to my Taurus Sun

  9. It’s about other people’s privilege, about work dumping and not about taking responsibility. Saturn is a bureaucratic ass.

  10. Saturn aspects do not get better with age. That is nonsense. How problematic depends on Saturn’s afflictions (bad aspects).

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