Saturn Around 3
the houses of Personal Consciousness
It may be
helpful to read this and the following two articles in conjunction with
Consciousness articles already up on the web site.
this series article we are focusing upon Saturn in the twelve houses but
additional considerations in every case are:
The sign in which
Saturn is found;
The houses that
Saturn rules accidentally, remembering that Saturn is also the orthodox
ruler of Aquarius as well as Capricorn;
Saturn will always
represent the tenth house because it is its natural ruler; all Saturn
situations therefore are aspects of the issue of coming into effective,
practical selfhood and are reflective of experiences with the father (or
mother if the mother was the most authoritative parent).
links will supply detail about the nature of the inhibition e.g., if
Saturn is found in House I and is the accidental ruler of Houses VII & VIII, then this indicates that the fear of
assertiveness that is a characteristic of Saturn in House I has it roots
in relationship dynamics. The sign in which Saturn is found will
indicate whether the difficulty is spiritual (fire), conceptual (air),
emotional (water), or physical (earth).
order to turn the situation around, in whatever house Saturn is found,
there must be a willingness to acknowledge the problem and the
restrictions arising from it. Saturn is turned around by conscious
effort, not chance. Conscious attention and effort should turn this area
of life into an area of accomplishment, a place of resource in the
lifelong task of developing in the area of life denoted by the placement
of the Sun. But we must always be vigilant to the possibility of
backsliding into old patterns.
Saturn is in any of the four houses of Personal Consciousness it
inhibits the personality’s ability to separate out and to establish
itself in its own right.
House I - a problem of
in the first house manifests as a fear or disinclination of taking any
kind of action or initiative. At the root of this mentality is a fear of
failing and, like the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, of unleashing something
that runs out of control. The effect of this is timorous behaviour, a
reluctance to start anything or a negativity and lack of commitment that
will undermine any efforts that are made.
When a first-house
Saturn is turned around a person understands how the personality has to
work to achieve effectiveness and recognition, justify its own separate
existence and will never be lazy or casual in his or her undertakings.
House II - a problem of
in the second house manifests problems
to do with money. There is usually a fear of being without money
that creates a sense of vulnerability and makes having and retaining
money a matter of disproportionate importance in a life.
This may crowd out opportunities. The fear of being without tends to
produce retentive behaviour and money as D.K. reminds us is concretised
energy and energy needs to be able to circulate. When it cannot is
causes problems. The second house is an astral house: a person who is
retentive with money will also be emotionally withholding and the cause
is a fear of being ‘asset-stripped’.
When a second-house
Saturn is turned around a person never loses his or her practical sense
and may know a considerable amount about making money work. Efficient
handling of money releases time and energy for other activities.
House III - a problem of
Saturn produces complete identification with the personal reality. For a
person with Saturn in the third house theirs is the only way of looking
at the worlds, and theirs is the only way of interpreting events. They
are closed to anything that does not conform to their way of
understanding and will become prisoners and victims of their own ideas
about things. The root of this mentality is defensiveness. There is a
fear that anything that does not conform is potentially threatening to
When a third-house
Saturn is turned around a person ensures that he or she is well
informed, frequently through the medium of education which is viewed as
being of enormous importance.
House IV - a problem of
in the fourth house makes a person fearful of looking at him or herself.
The personal past is viewed as something to be left alone and not
explored for fear of getting swallowed up by emotion and being reminded
of painful situations. In consequence, the unexamined psyche is full of
unrecognised contradictions and sabotaging tendencies. This placement of
Saturn manifests problems of all kinds in the establishment of a home,
including those of getting rid of a property when it is time to build a
new home. It is the placement of Saturn that almost always reflects
experiences with the mother, rather than the father.
When a fourth-house
Saturn is turned around, a person overcomes the disinclination to look
at self, aware that self-understanding is essential if time and
opportunity is to be used productively.