Saturn in the Fire Signs

Saturn in the birth chart indicates a learning experience that we must go through to start the path to self-realization. Saturn is an empirical teacher. He teaches us to develop the characteristics of the astrological sign where it is found, responsibly and constructively. In Fire signs, its guidance focuses on ACTING from the vital impulses, following the inspiration from the Soul.

Before going further, it is essential to understand the meaning of Saturn. And this is precisely the way Saturn would start… so don’t skip it, eh?

The meaning of Saturn in Astrology

Saturn’s position in the birth chart shows us certain characteristics of which we have no personal experience. For some reason, the qualities of the sign are blocked. The required efforts to “untangle the block” are real! And they require discipline, perseverance, and multiple trials and errors.

Saturn, as a teacher, confronts us with the empirical world. He makes us experience real situations. He makes us see our fears and asks us to go through them with self-discipline, responsibility, and a sense of duty. As a species, we tend to go for pleasure. If it were not for that mysterious part within ourselves that invites us to do something transcendental, we would still only dedicate ourselves to eating, reproducing, and sleeping. That mysterious part is Saturn, the one that encourages us to keep trying, despite everything. Saturn is our teacher and it is happy to show us the way.

In the natal chart, Saturn points out:

  • where Reality subjects us (blockages, fears, etc.)
  • the latent capacities that seek to manifest within the material density
  • the lessons we will go through to develop them
  • where we achieve our mastery, maturity, self-discipline

It is normal to feel that the energy of Saturn crushes us… In a way, it is Saturn that makes us aware of the “force of gravity”. We come to bring something to the manifestation and that requires effort. Therefore, the dark side of our relationship with Saturn is never trying what Saturn proposes, avoiding situations that seem difficult to us. Saturn is the Master of Masters. He does not allow us to ignore what we have come to learn. But as creative beings, we can create a halo of darkness that keeps us within an apparent “safety”. At the end of life, we will feel that something is missing. Therefore, despite the difficulties, if we go ahead and listen to the call from within, Saturn promises us personal self-realization.

Saturn is the planet of empiricism. Its tests and challenges serve to accumulate the necessary experience that makes us, sooner or later, experts.

Many times, Saturn brings us limiting experiences that make us focus on the “subject” that we have come to study and pursue a master’s degree. It’s like putting a stone in our shoes. In this way, he makes us focus on what we need to learn. If we decide to ignore what is happening and get used to walking with that stone in our shoes, then he will put an even bigger one.

Saturn in everyday life

Like each planet, Saturn can represent different characters in our reality. Saturn represents authority figures, such as:


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  • Teachers, mentors, guides
  • The father – or the person charged with discipline in the individual’s life.
  • The institutional leader (individuals with responsibilities and social influence)

These are all archetypes that put our feet on the ground, at the same time that they show us the path that leads us to what we want, although this path seems winding and, sometimes, even obsolete.

Saturn may seem harsh, stern, and unfriendly to pleasure, but in reality, he knows what he’s doing. Saturn tells us: “You are not here to take exams, but to learn and manifest your dreams.” It’s like in Katare Kid… Watch this video to see an example of what I mean. Saturn is the Master.

Saturn in the Elements

According to the element where Saturn is, we see the kind of elemental energy that we have come to learn to use to achieve our goals:

  • In Fire signs, we are becoming experts in dynamism, in action.
  • In Earth signs, it is making things real.
  • In Air signs, our specialization is in socialization, in exchange.
  • At Water signs, we specialize in connection, in emotional fluidity.
Saturn, along with Jupiter, is described as a social planet. This means that its passage through a sign encompasses a large group of individuals. Saturn takes about two and a half years to traverse a sign. Consequently, millions of people are simultaneously developing the qualities represented by the sign where they are.

It is important to keep in mind that any planet and its position in the natal chart is part of a whole that creates a perfect balance within the context. Saturn’s position by sign and by house supports the rest of the natal chart, just as the other positions support Saturn.

Saturn in Aries

Failure is success in progress.

Albert Einstein – Saturn in Aries

LESSON: THE MANIFESTATION OF COURAGE

As we have said before, in the birth chart Saturn indicates the qualities that we are going to develop through experience. In Aries, we have come to learn to ACT, to go for what we want, to conquer what matters most to us. Saturn is the Grand Master of empiricism. The lessons occur in life itself.

So how do we learn with Saturn in Aries? Saturn manifests competitive situations. It forces us to take risks. It makes us angry. It awakens our desire to win and often makes us lose. And what do we do? Do we hold back? Do we avoid competition? Are we looking to play it safe?

Individuals with Saturn in Aries may not have any desire to become pioneers. And they can have huge inhibitions about competing and winning. Or the other way around… They get carried away by sudden desires and wham! Something stops them. Saturn is showing us all the faces of Aries energy. We have come to become experts in the conquest of Life. Know when to act and when not. Over time, we learn to react wisely.

FEAR: Losing.

ROLE MODELS: Generals, Teachers of Martial Arts, Businessmen, Firefighters

IMPORTANT: Never give up.

TIP: Martial arts like judo can teach you how to defend your territory.

Saturn in Leo

Life is a game that admits no tests. So sing, cry, dance, laugh and live intensely, before the curtain closes and the piece ends without applause.

Charles Chaplin – Saturn in Leo

LESSON: THE MANIFESTATION OF CREATIVITY

Saturn, the Grand Master of empiricism, shows us the experiences that will teach us to use the qualities of the sign wherever it is. When Saturn is in Leo, we have come to learn to express our AUTHENTICITY, to show ourselves as we are, especially from our creations.

So how do we learn with Saturn in Leo? Saturn will manifest situations where we must creatively express our inner truth. It will put us on a stage so that we learn to feel comfortable in the eyes of others. And what do we do? Do we hide? Do we do what we think others want to see? Do we expect the approval of others? Do we fall apart when we don’t make it?

Individuals with Saturn in Leo may not feel like being in the limelight. And they can feel inhibited when it comes to expressing themselves genuinely. Saturn sends us tests and challenges where it helps us see the fear we have of exposing ourselves to the world. The worst thing that can happen to us is never daring to show our true talents and wanting to do so. However, our creative flow is enormous. You just have to dare!

MAJOR FEAR: Showing yourself to the world.

ROLE MODELS: Actors, Event Managers, Politicians, Motivational Speakers.

IMPORTANT: Be genuine.

TIP: Practice artistic activities that promote self-expression.

Saturn in Sagittarius

It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable.

Maya Angelou – Saturn in Sagittarius

LESSON: THE MANIFESTATION OF FAITH

Saturn, as I have said in Aries and Leo, is the Great Teacher. His position in the birth chart indicates which are the experiences that teach us to use the qualities of the astrological sign in which Saturn is found. When Saturn is in Sagittarius, we have come to learn to take life as an adventure and to explore new possibilities.

So how do we learn with Saturn in Sagittarius? Saturn will manifest situations where we must review our internal morals, follow our spiritual principles, and broaden our horizons. We will be exposed to express our opinions. We will experience situations where it will be necessary to see things more broadly.

Individuals with Saturn in Sagittarius may have reservations about going out on the adventure of Life. Even if their hearts tell them that it would be wonderful to get lost in the jungle, they may stay at home believing that they don’t dare to explore. Saturn shows us the energy that we have inhibited within our being and sends us experiences so that we learn to develop those qualities with awareness and in a constructive way. Sagittarius comes to Life looking for the deep meaning of existence. Saturn can become a teacher who crosses our path and structures our exploration. Thus, through experiences, failures, and mistakes, we start building our philosophy, and we dare to live according to it.

MAJOR FEAR: Exploring new realities.

ROLE MODELS: Teachers, explorers, marine life photographers, activists, philosophers

IMPORTANT: Be true to yourself.

TIP: Travel. Explore other cultures, other philosophies, and other landscapes. True adventure tourism: take the backpack to countries with foreign languages.

Saturn in Fire Signs VIDEO


Saturn in the other signs

Saturn in Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn

Saturn in Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius

Saturn in Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces