©June 2011 by Fabienne Lopez
Saturn in Cancer
Here, Saturn is in detriment (the opposite sign of its rulership) which makes it difficult to reconcile the conflicting needs of Cancer and Saturn.
Cancer is all about creating, nurturing, and protecting the emotional bonds one has with close friends and family, even if they are irrational, intangible, and impractical. Saturn desires to give those ties form and structure.
In other words, he wants to rationalize anger, joy, sadness, etc… At the same time, he wishes for Cancer to become self-reliant. In itself, the desire for emotional independence is not a bad thing.
When Saturn emphasizes self-reliance and restraint against Cancer’s need to express himself, his rigidity becomes pervasive and leads to hollowness.
Cancer requires being able to develop, establish and preserve deep nurturing feelings with others. This sign’s joy and sense of security and safety comes from the emotional giving and receiving with close friends and family members.
This is where Saturn puts his foot down. He wants Cancer to express feelings in a focused way, to put effort into overcoming his natural sensitivity and vulnerability. A somewhat difficult task for this sign, so used to take responsibility for other people’s emotions, and responses. Saturn pushes the person with this placement to learn to draw the line and not to become enmeshed in the ones, which do not belong to him.
Saturn in Scorpio
In Scorpio, Saturn wants to establish and preserve this sign’s powerful passions by controlling how they are displayed. Scorpio experiences emotions with great depth and intensity, but has an enormous difficulty in expressing them openly.
One the surface, the controlled, limited, structured energy of Saturn seems to be a good match to Scorpio’s reserved temperament. However, Saturn’s restrictive nature generates several problems for Scorpio:
- Saturn in Scorpio can through fear, prevent the native with this placement to delineate or even acknowledge his deepest emotions, which in turn creates not only rigidity, but also to a state of being where the flow of feelings is frozen.
- Saturn encourages a defensive attitude, in an attempt to forego any intimacy with others, capable of leading to the disintegration of Scorpio’s emotional structure.
- An obsessive need to rely on one’s own resources can interfere with broader achievement
- The use of heavy-handed tactics, such as manipulation, and control to assert emotions is another typical reaction.
Through taking personal responsibility for his feelings is Saturn in Scorpio able to grow emotionally and transform itself by eliminating all that’s unnecessary in his emotional make-up.
Saturn in Pisces
Saturn and Pisces is a difficult combination. Compassion and empathy are not bad qualities for Saturn to learn. On the other hand, Pisces need to dissolve, merge, coupled with this sign’s abhorrence of limits and boundaries makes it hard for Saturn to operate in an efficient and effective manner.
Pisces yearning for an escape from reality conflicts with Saturn inherent requirement for the native to accept duties and responsibilities. Yet, Saturn’s excessive fearfulness and conservatism thwarts Pisces transcendent visions.
The solution would be to rely upon one’s own spiritual resources by making one’s higher vision and yearnings practical, since Saturn wants tangible results.
This requires disciplined effort, only achieved by dissolving Saturn’s rigidity through a constant exercise in compassionate and empathic give and take, together with a refusal to succumb to evasiveness and escapism when faced with day-to-day chores and obligations.
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