In astrology, Saturn is an imposing force. Representing discipline and challenges, it’s easy to ignore this planet and turn to lighter topics. However, this may hold you back from your full potential! Saturn not only tells us where we struggle but also gives us opportunities to learn life’s greatest lessons.
In astrology, Saturn is known for its relationship with discipline and restriction. Where this planet sits when we’re born helps to define the challenges in our lives as well as the areas we will experience the greatest lessons.Read More »
Although Saturn is linked to struggles, it also represents the period of our lives where we will experience the most personal growth. These periods occur when Saturn returns to the same place in the sky that it occupied when you were born (approximately every 29.5 years).
Has Saturn affected you? Check out your Saturn sign below to learn about how this planet has played a role in your life and how its return can help you reach your full potential.
Saturn in the First House (House of Aries)
The first house represents our identity and personality. If you were born while Saturn was in the house of Aries, you probably struggled with confidence in your younger years. Fear of judgment throughout grade school prevented you from expressing your authentic self.
Saturn in the first house can also affect the way you feel about your own appearance. You may have felt less attractive than your friends and dressed according to what others considered trendy instead of wearing clothing that reflected your personal style.
Next Saturn Return: 05/26/2024 – 04/13/2028
When Saturn returns to Aries, you’ll find that you don’t care about others’ opinions as much. Although you will still value the input of friends and family, you’re more confident showing your true colors and creativity.
Saturn in the Second House (House of Taurus)
The second house is known for wealth and material possessions. Those born while Saturn is in Taurus tend to grow up feeling uneasy about finances. This could reflect an upbringing where money was tight, or where you felt restricted from having the material goods you wanted.
This house also represents our self-worth. Here, Saturn can cause us to doubt ourselves and whether we worthy of our dreams. This may hold you back from applying for your dream job or going after your crush.
Next Saturn Return: 04/14/2028 – 06/01/2030
When Saturn returns to Taurus, it’s a great opportunity to review your accomplishments. After years of grinding, you’ll finally start to recognize your accomplishments and feel justified in going after what you want. By this point, you’ll be more comfortable financially but at the same time, less likely to value your worth based on material possessions.
Saturn in the Third House (House of Gemini)
Saturn in the house of Gemini restricts communication. For people born while Saturn is in this house, they find a hard time communicating what they really mean verbally or through their writing. You may feel awkward in social situations and put your foot in your mouth. This can cause you to replay conversations in your head, asking “why did I say that”!
Saturn in Gemini can also cause issues in communication between siblings. You may have fought a lot with brothers or sisters while growing up.
Next Saturn Return: 06/02/2030 – 07/14/2032
When Saturn returns to Gemini, you’ll start to feel more comfortable in your speaking abilities, presenting at work or giving speeches at special events. The return of Saturn helps us learn to be more direct in communicating what we really want and how we truly feel.
Saturn in the Fourth House (House of Cancer)
Cancer is the house of the home, linked to our sense of safety and belonging. If you were born while Saturn was in Cancer, you may have trouble finding the right place or location where you feel you truly belong.
You may have felt restricted by your parents, specifically a strict mother, or by an obligation to stay near home. However, Saturn in Cancer may also indicate that you didn’t feel a sense of belonging in grade school, in your culture or community.
Next Saturn Return: 07/15/2032 – 05/11/2035
People born with Saturn in the fourth house find their community and a sense of true belonging later in life. This may start in your college years but really hit its peak when Saturn returns to Cancer in your late 20’s through early 30’s. During this time, you’ll also feel more confident and interested in becoming a parent.
Saturn in the Fifth House (House of Leo)
The house of Leo represents pleasure and fun. Saturn in this house restricts our ability to fully let loose. This can lead to social awkwardness and a tendency to be more reserved when it comes to sex.
People born while Saturn is in Leo may feel guilty pampering themselves, whether it’s physical, like a massage, or splurging on things or experiences that they want. You may lack confidence which leads to you either withdraw from social situations or overcompensate by acting overly self-assured.
Next Saturn Return: 08/28/2034 – 10/16/2036
As you grow older, you’ll find it easier to let go of bullying or rude comments made in the past. Saturn’s return to Leo is a point in your life where you will begin to feel most confident, embracing romance and creativity. You’ll also be able to let loose and engage in activities that bring you joy, without worrying about whether others will judge you.
Saturn in the Sixth House (House of Virgo)
Saturn in the sixth house can be restrictive when it comes to work and health. People born while Saturn is in Virgo are prone to imposter syndrome. You can be a perfectionist and overly critical of your own work. It can be hard for you to accept or believe positive feedback.
Health can also be a concern for this group. Either worrying about injury or illness, or sacrificing their health for the sake of their work and other obligations.
Next Saturn Return: 10/17/2036 – 09/05/2039
During the return of Saturn to Virgo, relationships will help you learn to ease back from workaholic tendencies. After experiencing a string of successes, you’ll begin to go easier on yourself and spend more time socializing and relaxing.
Saturn in the Seventh House (House of Libra)
In Libra, Saturn can restrict our relationships and partnerships. If you’re born while Saturn is in this sign, you may be quick to enter relationships but realize that you don’t know the person as well as you initially thought.
You may self-sabotage romantic relationships or choose to date people who are older or more dominant. This may impact your professional relationships, forming workplace connections that may not always be beneficial for you.
Next Saturn Return: 9/6/2039 – 07/14/2042
This is a period to really dive into past relationships and understand the lessons learned from each. People born while Saturn is in Libra are better off marrying later in life, after their Saturn return. This allows them time to fully understand what they need in a partner and feel comfortable asking for it.
Saturn in the Eighth House (House of Scorpio)
The eighth house governs death, debt and secrets. For those born with Saturn in the eighth house, this can bring challenges with intimacy and friendships. You may be prone to being suspicious of your partner and afraid of being cheated on or abandoned.
This placement also affects our karma. You may find that when you do good deeds, good luck tends to come your way. Conversely, negative actions seem to come back to you tenfold.
Next Saturn Return: 11/12/2041 – 10/31/2044
Your Saturn return will help you work through recurring issues from past relationships and heal from old wounds. You’ll also experience professional success during this period, especially if your job involves finance or budgeting.
Saturn in the Ninth House (House of Sagittarius)
The ninth house represents learning, growth and faith. Being born at a time when Saturn sits in this house can make learning challenging for you. This isn’t because of a lack of intelligence, more so due to the structure of traditional education.
You’re more of a hands-on learner. To soak in information, you need to be able to explore and learn in your own way as opposed to sitting through a lecture. This can also apply to conventional faith. You don’t like being preached to but can find faith or a higher power through other life experiences.
Next Saturn Return: 02/22/2044 – 10/22/2047
Now that you’re out of school, you’ll regain your love of learning. You can now explore subjects on your own terms and have the independence to travel as often as you like. Saturn’s return to Sagittarius is almost a Renaissance period for you, becoming more optimistic and inquisitive.
Saturn in the Tenth House (House of Capricorn)
When Saturn is in the house of Capricorn, it’s in its natural home. However, for people born while Saturn is in this place, deciding on a career and path in life can be a challenge. You may not really know what you want to do in life and may feel pressured by others to follow a certain path.
As you grow up, you may feel misunderstood and challenged in creating a reputation that represents who truly are. At work, you feel like you have to work harder than some of your peers and that success doesn’t come as quickly as you would like. You have a fear of failure and doubt whether you’ll achieve your full potential.
Next Saturn Return: 1/25/2047 – 01/21/2050
The return of Saturn helps to uncover your true purpose in life. Once you’re better aligned with your dreams, instead of being concerns about what others want, your career will take off. This success also helps release some of the pressure to work so hard. You’ll find it easier to take time away for vacations, socializing and hobbies.
Saturn in the Eleventh House (House of Aquarius)
This house represents the community as well as your hopes and dreams. If you were born with Saturn in this sign, you may have had trouble fitting in and making friends as a child. You don’t feel like you fit into any single mold within society and have trouble expressing your wishes and dreams for the future.
You sometimes get the impression that people don’t like you or are judging you when that isn’t necessarily the case. It can be hard for you to accept that people will embrace you for being a little different.
Next Saturn Return: 03/23/2020 – 03/17/2023
As you grow older and Saturn returns to Aquarius, you’ll find your niche in life and connect with people that share your unique passions. This will help you develop a community that supports your growth which helps you move past your concern about what society may think. This is the time where you will embrace your authentic self. It may be a challenging time, but with great rewards.
Saturn in the Twelfth House (House of Pisces)
Saturn in the house of Pisces is linked with the subconscious and the father. If you’re born with Saturn in this placement, you’re prone to anxiety and nightmares. The link to masculinity causes these individuals to worry about whether they are manly enough or, for women, too masculine.
You tend to be more likely to give all your energy to others and feel guilty about going after the opportunities you really want. You also internalize this fear and guilt, often isolating yourself to prevent you from releasing these feelings on others.
Next Saturn Return: 03/18/2023 – 02/14/2026
The return of Saturn to Pisces prompts you to confront some of your long-lasting fears. This is a great time to try tapping into your unconscious through yoga or meditation to start working through deep-seated issues. In this time, you begin to recognize the need to focus on your own growth instead of prioritizing the needs of others.