Saturn symbolizes tests, limitation, structure, karma, consolidation, delays, time, the father, discipline, school, teachers, contraction, responsibility, obligation, perseverance and ambition. Therefore Saturn is said to be best placed or exalted in Libra, the sign of balance and relationship, for where but in relationship to other human beings are we so sorely tested? Through the arts of responsibility, patience, flexibility and endurance we can relate to others over extended periods of time. With this placement you need to let go of competition and develop a habit of cooperativeness. The glyph for Saturn (above) is the crescent of personality held down by the cross of matter. Saturn teaches us humility, that we need to bow our heads and subjugate our egos to the way things are. There is no where that we have to do this more than in intimate, one-to-one relationships with our equals.
Saturn in Libra is also asking us to find the middle way: a balance between extreme behavior and no flavor in life. An obsessive or compulsive habit pattern is not necessarily bad in itself; it is rather that when excessively pursued any behavior produces an imbalance in the psyche that eventually manifests in the body. You must find a balance that gives you the spice you crave balanced with the matrix of a life that supports and nurtures you.
If Saturn is afflicted (in hard aspect to Venus or Mars or from Uranus, Neptune or Pluto; or in the fourth, seventh, eighth, or twelfth houses) you may have difficult karma in relationships and marriage due to a lack of cooperation in past lives. In this case marriage will be a discipline for you, and love your path out. You may have kidney problems due to impurities in your blood, in which case vitamin C or garlic are good purifiers. Saturn returns to each sign once every 29 or 30 years for about a three-year stay. Saturn was in Libra from October 1921 to September 1924, from November 1950 to October 1953, from September 1980 to August 1983, and from October 2009 to October 2012.
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