Have you ever wondered why some people are just perpetually unhappy? It just seems like no matter what happens, nothing can make them feel good. Well, astrology provides some insight into what is known as malcontent. Malcontent is the state of being unhappy, but, what causes this? By studying astrology and the condition of Saturn in aspect to other planets it is possible to gain insight into why some people always seem as if they are sad or burdened. To find out more about the perpetually dissatisfied, read on.
Dissatisfaction & the Saturn Link
Did you know that there are some people who feel innately unhappy? There are some people who have astrological aspects that make them more prone to being sad. On most occasions, unhappiness is connected to Saturn and a tense aspect (square, opposition, conjunction) to another planet. In general, Saturn can be a heavy planet to deal with especially if it is connected to another planet in a negative fashion. Saturn energy is heavy, overly responsible, and doesn’t really provide for a lot of time to be light and easy. Saturn is responsible and at times it can be quite somber. In some cases, Saturn could be considered the Ebenezer Scrooge of the zodiac.Read More »
Moon-Saturn: Emotional Discontent
When the moon and Saturn meet in a tense aspect, there’s likely to be some type of emotional discontent. Individuals with this aspect may feel as if they are not able to express their emotions freely because the emotional expressions are limited and/or subdued by the presence of Saturn. Saturn and the moon are opposites on the astrological axis as represented by Capricorn and Cancer energies. Thus, many of the traits associated with lunar energy (Cancer) are suppressed via the influence of Saturn (Capricorn). For example, the typical lunar expressions that include the acknowledgment of feelings, crying, and connecting with others in a close intimate manner are just some ways that the lunar energy is suppressed through the connection with Saturn in an adverse manner. Moon and Saturn in a negative interplay can result in depression as well as feeling as if one has to grow up faster than desired due to some form of limitation connected to the mother figure or the maternal side of the family.
Mercury-Saturn: A Heavy Mind
With Mercury and Saturn in a heavy aspect to each other, here we have a suppression of the mental energy. Mercury is adept at communication, information, and details. With Saturn suppression, this could be an individual that is hesitant to express itself possibly due to a fear that they may say something wrong. Mercury in a tense aspect to Saturn can also result in individuals feeling as if they aren’t as mentally capable as they would like to be. Whether this is true or not would have to be determined through other aspects within the chart. In general, Mercury in connection with Saturn in a tense aspect thinks very carefully before it speaks, and it usually takes communication very seriously. This isn’t likely to be an individual that speaks a lot.
Venus-Saturn: Not Good Enough
With Venus and Saturn in a tense aspect, here we deal with significant issues related to self-worth. Venus rules self-esteem, self-worth, money, and relationships. When Saturn is cloaking Venus in a not-so-positive manner there are often issues associated with self-value. Individuals with this aspect are likely to feel as if they simply aren’t good enough even if they actually are. There could be issues related to self-image and appearance as Venus’s tense with Saturn could make some people feel as if they are not aesthetically pleasing. There are also issues related to value and self-worth where they may accept less than what they’re worth because they don’t see themselves as being good enough. This particular mindset impacts other areas of their life which include money and relationships. When individuals do not see themselves as being valuable, they are likely to accept lower-paying jobs or compensation and engage in relationships that do not edify them.
Mars-Saturn: Feeling Blocked
The tense energy between Mars and Saturn can be very difficult to deal with as this relates to a limitation placed on the will and the ability to move forward. Martian energy is the go-getter as noted by Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. If you can imagine the God of War being told to stop and not move forward, then this is the energy associated with adverse Mars and Saturn aspects. The individual may feel as if there’s always something thwarting their drive and ambitions. Perhaps these are internal inhibitions that keep them from taking those leaps of faith, there could be individuals within the environment that contribute to the feeling of limitation. The Mars-Saturn adverse aspect could also represent someone that is cowardly and afraid to stand up for itself. Overall, the individual feels that there are limitations that keep them from exercising their will in the manner in which they desire.
Jupiter-Saturn: Not Enough Prosperity
The negative expression of Jupiter Saturn produces a lack of prosperity and optimism. Jupiter is all about abundance and prosperity, but if Saturn aspects Jupiter tensely, this can result in individuals feeling as if there simply isn’t enough to go around. These individuals may feel as if they are unlucky, or they’re always missing out on the good things in life. In fact, an adverse Jupiter-Saturn aspect can dampen the perspective creating a pessimistic, cynical outlook. This can make it difficult to keep the faith that circumstances will get better which can impact the overall outlook on current situations as well as the entire life.
Uranus-Saturn: Limited Freedom
When Uranus and Saturn get together in an incongruent manner, this can result in feeling as if personal freedom is limited. Uranus energy is associated with marching to the beat of your own drum. When Saturn aspects Uranus adversely, this can result in feeling as if there’s something or someone preventing freedom of expression. Uranus wants to move forward like a lightning bolt doing as it pleases, speaking as it pleases, seeking out a higher consciousness, and liberating itself from any past structures that hinder it. However, Saturn represents the structures that Uranus wants to free itself from. When there is an unsupportive aspect between these two planets there is often the struggle between adhering to the status quo or aligning oneself with energy that liberates for true expression. The struggle between these two ideas often produces discontent within the self because there’s this focus on wanting to be free, but there’s the status quo that the individual may feel that they have to adhere to.
Neptune-Saturn: No Faith, No Vision
Hard aspects between Neptune and Saturn can have an incredible impact on faith and visions. Neptune is the planet associated with dreams, idealism, visions, and spirituality. Individuals with Neptune have vivid imaginations and the incredible ability to dream up an assortment of possibilities that if grounded through Saturn in a positive manner, can make dreams into a reality. However, when Neptune and Saturn aren’t working together in the most beneficial manner, this can result in a suppression of the visionary state. Perhaps individuals are convinced that their dreams will not come true, and they have a hard time seeing beyond what is in front of them. There’s also a lack of faith in the unseen whether this is a “higher power” or simply the belief in oneself. Likewise, there could be this pervasive feeling that they are disconnected from everything which is totally against the concept of Pisces/ Neptune energy which understands that everything is in fact connected. In extreme cases, there could be a complete loss of faith and/or a misconstrued idea of reality with either too much idealism (Neptune) which distorts the individual’s perception of reality, or too much pragmatism which limits the individual’s ability to tap into the visionary aspect that is essential for manifestation.
Tense aspects between Pluto and Saturn result in issues related to power and control. Individuals dealing with this may genuinely feel as if they are always vying for power and control. There could be the sense that they feel disempowered by other people or simply lacking power within the self. In some cases, individuals may choose to give up their power. Typically, Pluto’s energy evokes the understanding of the importance of being empowered especially as it relates to personal transformation. Individuals that are dealing with the suppression of Pluto energy through Saturn may feel that they are incapable of harnessing their own inner power in order to achieve the transformations that they desire.
Ultimately, there are numerous reasons why individuals could feel discontent. Astrology provides interesting insights into why people may feel as if there’s something lacking within themselves. The resolution of the feelings of discontent comes from consciously acknowledging these feelings and making the effort to adopt positive, affirming solutions that counteract the feelings of discontent. Individuals who approach these tense energies in a conscious manner are likely to overcome the feelings of limitation imposed by Saturn while learning some very important lessons