Saturn Square Ascendant Natal and Transit

Saturn Square Ascendant Transit

Saturn square Ascendant maximum orb 5°00′.

Saturn square Ascendant natal gives an aversion to tradition or authority that stems from some injustice or hardship early in life. Perhaps your natural childhood enthusiasm had to be tempered with rules and limitations on your behavior. You may have suffered from physical or verbal abuse by a parent. Or perhaps you were psychologically scarred by bullying or punishment at school.

Early setbacks can lead to low self-esteem, inhibition, and shyness, especially in groups and when meeting new people. It may take you some time to develop your social and interpersonal skills. Saturn is a late bloomer, and you have the patience and determination to find happiness and contentment in relationships. The second half of your life will likely be much easier than the first.

First impressions are important with this aspect. It is hard for you to hide any negativity in the form of fear, apprehension or pessimism. Other people can sense such negative energy and may become wary or suspicious of you. In extreme cases, you could make enemies who work against you and make your life difficult.

You can build trust and acceptance by following the rules and norms of society. Working against the system will cause more problems for you than it would for most others, and this is especially the case if you live in a particularly conservative or strict society.

For example, living an openly alternative lifestyle in a progressive, open-minded community would be easier for you. However, being a flamboyant individualist in Victorian England would cause persecution and loss of freedom.

Age and experience will teach you how far you can push the boundaries. The key to success is expressing yourself as much as possible and enjoying life as much as possible without causing too much resistance from others.

To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul. Oscar Wilde, 1897.

Saturn Square Ascendant Transit

Saturn squares Ascendant transit tests the value of the critical relationships in your life. It mainly affects your marriage but can also apply to business partnerships and open enemies.

If you are in a good relationship, you may experience some emotional distance or forced time apart because of work commitments, illness, or other hardships or responsibilities. But you have nothing to worry about. You will find the time or patience or money or whatever it takes. Saturn rewards loyalty and commitment, even during challenging transits like squares.

Any disloyalty, meanness or abuse from either partner will be punished, and events will force you further apart. If you feel trapped by a partner that is not good for you, this is your chance to leave and start over. You may feel sad and lonely but will soon grow self-confidence and self-respect.

If you are unsuitable for your partner, you will likely feel them slipping away, and you may feel rejected, betrayed, hurt, sad and lonely. If so, use this learning experience to improve your relationship skills.

If you are single, you will probably immerse yourself in your work but may feel lonely or isolated. This can be a time of realization that you should start dating again. If poor self-image or lack of confidence stops you from dating, you might decide to improve your situation through counseling, exercise or diet. If you are a hermit, your commitment to solitude may be tested through self-questioning or temptation.

Saturn Square Ascendant Celebrities

Bob Monkhouse 0°06′, Oscar Wilde 0°11′, Karen Silkwood 0°16′, Elizabeth Clare Prophet 0°20′, Jimmy Hoffa 0°20′, Vicki Lawrence 0°24′, Emmett Till 0°24′, David Grohl 0°25′, Christiaan Huygens 0°27′, Al Pacino 0°28′, David Frost 0°32′, Princess Margaret 0°34′, Albrecht Dürer 0°40′, Miranda Kerr 0°42′, Lindsay Wagner 0°50′, Gordon Ramsay 0°57′, David Koresh 1°07′, Kurt Russell 1°08′, Charles Bronson 1°17′, Robert Graves 1°24′, Danielle Egnew 1°28′, Jeffrey L. Dahmer 1°29′, Earl Thomas Conley 1°38′, Johnny Weissmuller 1°41′, Stephen Paddock 1°42′, Leo Varadkar 1°47′, Benny Hill 1°58′, Ferruccio Lamborghini 2°00′, Muhammad Ali 2°07′, J. Paul Getty 2°14′.

29 thoughts on “Saturn Square Ascendant Natal and Transit

  1. Thank you, Jamie. I have a very wide square in fixed signs in my natal chart that I never considered as one. After reading you I won’t wonder any more about my very desperate shyness in youth…. found out today from you.

  2. Hi Jamie,

    Thank you for this excellent article! I also appreciated your past article “Saturn Conjunct Ascendant Natal and Transit” very much. Now I have a big question. If Saturn is Retrograde, especially in your natal chart, how do you interpret it? How different it is if Saturn Retrograde conjuncts Ascendant compared to Saturn Direct? I’m really looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance.

  3. me too… Saturn is right up close at that time. Could it be medical? like skin problems?

    • For sure Denyse. Ascendant rules your physical body and Saturn rules skin. Saturn also has a drying influence.

  4. hey i have this aspect natat how to handle this energy any idea and what do you mean by the second part of life

      • hey jamie thank you for responding i have this aspect any extra tips on how to use this aspect in to benefit

  5. Saturn square Ascendant happens in Leo and Aquarius for me, all in the third decans of the signs.

    Under the Leo square in the 9th house:
    My parents divorced.
    Emigrated from country of birth.
    Met the father of my son.
    Adopted two wonderful dogs.
    Major promotion and first big system design project.
    Got involved with education.
    Forced to sell my home, jobless for a while. Good new job during the square.
    My godmother died – she was effectively the “mother of my heart” (heart=Leo).

    Under the Aquarius square in the 3rd house:
    Dropped out of university from boredom.
    Turmoil, humiliation and rivalry at work.
    Adopted another dog.
    A major esoteric healing experience and involved in metaphysics.
    Socially very active.

    Natal Sun and Pluto are in Leo.
    No planets in Aquarius.

  6. I have Saturn square Ascendant in my natal. Quite tightly and with a retrograde Saturn. Efface expressions like some or early, then you got it correctly!

    Due to a little experience with relocation, I describe squares to the Ascendant also as evil twins of conjunctions with the IC (or MC).

  7. This aspect coming on the heels of Pluto square Ascendant suggests to me a need to understand better the Eris square. So, what happens to people with an Aries ascendant, 20-29 degrees?

    We put them in the lineup, whether baseball or cricket.

  8. I have this aspect in very close orb and it seems to be very significant. I always felt that aspects to the ascendant manifest themselves in an insidious, vague manner, somewhat abstruse, meaning that you can gain a clearer understanding of their manifestation only by developing awareness of outside perceptions of you, because it concerns the Ascendant, that is to say a projected image, YOU in the eyes of the others. In my experience, a lot of the above holds true. Not a particularly rebellious person, but I went very much against tradition through my marriage. I also felt the school, as a social place, to be particularly difficult, although mainly because of my nature. Relating to people is the most difficult challenge I experienced probably due to this aspect. I do feel the negativity described above and cannot hide it, sometimes it becomes close to overwhelming. Because my MOON is also squared by Saturn and Mercury also conjunct to it I do seek and enjoy solitude, the problem has been that the first impressions have been negative. I still find this aspect intriguing and I have very mixed feelings about living with it.
    Thank you for a great article!

  9. do you think jamie that saturn square ascendant in natal cause delayed marriage or divorce

    • Yes, I think it can lead to late marriage, probably because it’s also squaring DESC at same time.

  10. How often in ones ;lifetime does this occur? I have it now, Feb – Nov 2020. Wondering if I had it summer of 2016 when my ex husband chose to divorce. bd 7.2.58

  11. Thanks! So it actually last happened when we had a separation in 2005. Fascinating.

  12. I have natal Saturn Square ASC, 0°39′ orb. I can relate. *sigh* Luckily it’s my only bad aspect to Saturn, rest are Trines. Aspects to the ASC are heavy, tho. *sigh, again*

  13. laurel, first you would have to know your ascendant. If your Ascendant is Gemini this Transiting Saturn square may be happening now. You would have to know the degree of your Gemini ascendant to know EXACTLY when this transit is happening for you.

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