Any placements of the social planets Jupiter and Saturn in signs and astrological houses, and any aspects involving them in the natal chart.

The Saturn Return

The Saturn Return

What exactly is the Saturn Return and why is everyone so scared of it? Is it possible to make this period softer? These are just some of the questions that naturally arise to everyone who knows this term and is interested in astrology. This is the first article of a series on Saturn Return; we will try to create a step-by-step blueprint which will be also later published as an ebook. A Saturn Return occurs when the ringed planet returns exactly to the same point in the sky, as it was during the moment of the native’s birth. Planet Saturn makes a full cycle around the zodiac in approximately 29 years, and a native might experience the first return anywhere between his 28th and 30th birthday. These differences happen because…

Natal Saturn Retrograde

Natal Saturn Retrograde

Saturn, the ringed gas giant planet, is in retrograde motion for approximately 4 and a half months every year. This means that more than one-third of the population has the planet retrograde in their natal chart. A retrograde natal planet in the chart means that its energies are turned inwards, at least for the beginning of the native’s life. Any planet being retrograde during the native’s birth indicates that the planet and the things it rules in his life are strongly connected with previous lives through karma. As Saturn itself is a planet strongly connected with Karma, its retrograde motion shows us a lot of unfinished matters from previous lives. During the present lifetime, it will become a tough, yet a necessary teacher, in order to balance any possible karmic…

Natal Jupiter Retrograde

Natal Jupiter Retrograde

Jupiter, the largest planet in our Solar System, is in retrograde motion for approximately 4 months every year. This means that approximately one-third of the population has the planet retrograde in their natal chart. A retrograde natal planet means that its energies are turned inwards, at least for the beginning of the native’s life. Any planet being retrograde during the native’s birth indicates that the planet and the things that it rules in his life are strongly connected with previous lives through karma. As Jupiter is the planet responsible for expansion, such a natal condition makes him expand inwards instead of manifesting in the material reality. It can act like a huge sponge, absorbing positivity from the surroundings. As Jupiter is the natural ruler of the 9th house, it tends…

Natal Saturn in the 12th House

Natal Saturn in the 12th house

Having Saturn in the 12th house is probably one of the most difficult placements a native can have. Especially if the planet is adversely aspected, its effect in the house of fears and restriction can lead to isolation and depression. As the 12th house rules fears, the presence of any malefic planet there can induce quite a lot of them. Saturn has a rather cold and restrictive energy, which can lead the native to self-limitation. He is frequently afraid to dream, which in turn leads to despair and melancholy. Many times, it is Saturn’s pessimism that actually keeps the individual away from achieving his inner wishes. The 12th house is responsible for the last 2 hours before birth, and Saturn’s presence may indicate a lot of pressure in the mother’s…

Natal Saturn in the 11th House

Natal Saturn in the 11th House

An individual with his natal Saturn in the 11th house will be very careful and serious about his friendships. The barrier the planet imposes may sometimes alienate him from groups and companies; nevertheless, it can also act as a great filter for making the best choices concerning his friendships. As many other astrological houses that are above the horizon, the 11th house is a rather good placement for one’s natal Saturn. The house is ruled by Aquarius and planet Uranus, yet we should not forget that before Uranus’ discovery, the ringed planet Saturn was considered as the sign ruler. Indeed, Saturn feels quite comfortable in Aquarius, and even functions in a rather open and liberated way, inheriting many of the sign’s traits. In case that Saturn is well-aspected, the planet…

Natal Saturn in the 10th House

Natal Saturn in the 10th House

Natal Saturn in the 10th house is in domicile, as the house’s natural ruler is Capricorn. Having Saturn high in the heavens is quite a better placement than below the horizon, and especially if it is well-aspected or placed in the signs of Capricorn, Libra or Aquarius, it can even act as a benefic while in the 10th house. Nevertheless, one should not expect to effortlessly activate the positive traits of the ringed planet. Saturn is all about seriousness, and when in the 10th house, it requires a very devoted approach to all career matters. His rewards, even if quite a lot of time and efforts are needed for them to appear, are long-lasting and can accompany the native until his last life moments. It has to be noted, that…