Usually, wherever Saturn is located in a natal chart signifies a problematic life area, as the ringed planet is considered a malefic. Does this general rule apply, though, when Saturn is placed in the house of material possessions and wealth? The truth is somewhere in the middle.
When Saturn is located in the 2nd house, its behavior is strongly connected to the aspects that it forms with other planets, while also to the sign in which it resides. Even though it is considered a rather restrictive planet, if it is placed in Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn or Aquarius he tends to reveal his positive traits. The same applies when he forms good natal aspects to planets; a supportive Jupiter or Venus might even turn him into a benefic. Nevertheless, the whole picture is more than complicated to understand.
Saturn in the 2nd house gives a person who was born to a poor family, or who has quickly and easily learned how to live on minimal resources. This creates a survivor, someone who will start his finances from zero. Saturn is a slow moving and limitative planet, adoring hard work, serious approach and slow steps. When it is located in the house of finances, the individual will dedicate a lot of time and effort to build his income and establish his security net. The native needs to heal the traumas of his financial difficulties, so the second house issues are a very important area of his life where he shows extreme seriousness. This aspect can create workaholics, while in some situations, when Saturn is very well-aspected, even millionaires. In any case, success comes slowly and usually late in life. Nevertheless, when it comes there is no turning back; Saturn is the most stable planet and also the protector of the old age. This placement signifies very wealthy old years.
With Saturn in the 2nd house, the natal chart owner will not gamble or otherwise risk losses of wealth. The planet’s gloomy character may make the native forget about enjoying the money he earns, and keep too much aside for a rainy day. In extreme situations, it can create a very stingy person, which many times is not at all visible to himself. In addition, Saturn can bring melancholic thoughts and depression over material matters, even if things are not going so bad.
Of course, if Saturn is adversely aspected by “malefics”, the situation will be quite more difficult. The difficulties will be mostly internal because the native will not be able to evaluate wealth correctly. He might be working too hard or too long, and just achieve some medium level income, feeling depressive of not reaching his goals of establishing an empire. His pessimism will evolve to a quite bigger problem than lack of money.
People with Saturn in the 2nd house are advised to treat themselves well, and celebrate the little things in life. If you have this placement of Saturn, you must understand that even though you need to cooperate with it and work hard, it is wrong to over-emphasize one planet and allow it to take control of your life. By empowering some radically opposite planets in your chart, like Venus or Jupiter, you will give a lot more joy to your everyday moments and in the end, receive even more pleasure while building your financial security. Search which pleasure houses are prominent in your natal chart, and don’t be afraid to indulge in activities that they rule.
As a Greek proverb says:
Too much work devours the boss
So put a smile on your face and don’t forget to live!
Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.