©June 2011 by Fabienne Lopez
Saturn in Gemini
In Gemini, Saturn wants to sharpen his perceptive abilities and command of facts, but is impeded by a tendency for double standards. In order to rationalize his desires and actions, Saturn interprets rules and regulations as he sees fit.
Saturn can also accentuate Gemini’s erratic mind patterns, magnifying his habit of hovering on the surface of things, and fluctuating between polar opposites, while never holding a firm position on a subject.
His need for varies mental stimulation often times hinders his capacity to focus on ideas and express them in a coherent and objective manner.
Further, his ability to learn and experiment open-mindedly can be hampered by skeptical attitudes and unnecessarily narrow interests, which are, in fact, a shield against his fear of being considered by others intellectually inept and inadequate.
Although, Saturn in Gemini requires much “food for thought” to keep him content, he never has time to use his mental resources to restructure his intellectual processes, to embrace opposing ideas without penalizing one or the other.
He just perceives, analyzes, differentiates, and labels data, forgetting to integrate the parts into a cohesive system. Many with this placement believe themselves incapable of synthesizing information, due to a lack of intellectual training and a sense of inferiority. This excuse often masks a fear of anything new, untried, irrational, or uncontrollable requiring a personal sharing with others in other for him to be understood. A risk, this airy Saturn does not want to undertake.
The lesson is to use the knowledge acquired through observation and experience to overcome a feelingof isolation and a predilection for superficial ideas and to strive towards an inner truth.
Saturn in Libra
Saturn’s goal in Libra is to establish and preserve self by developing the ability to relate to others in a fair and responsible manner; which means accepting responsibility for only our half of the relationship and not the totality of it.
In this regard, it also requires understanding where the consequence of one’s actions, intentions ends and when the other person’s starts.
The Saturn in Libra type through his fear of intimacy often avoids committing himself in relationship. Liz Greene, in her book Saturn, a New Look at an Old Devil, point outs the conflict can be reduced to a battle between inner needs and the conscious ideal of what the relationship should look like.
The integration of these contradictory and disparate energies hinges on the acceptance, on the part of those with this placement, of distasteful duties that directly contradicts their innate desire to please.
Being in a cardinal sign, Saturn is concerned with the question of identity, of how he can construct a meaningful relationship with others while avoid falling for external symbols of success, such as financial security, status and establishing co-dependency patterns.
Saturn in Aquarius
This placement gives Saturn the strength to commit himself to social and future-oriented goals by using his mental abilities in a disciplined way as well as the specialized knowledge he acquires.
In his favor, Saturn possesses also a well-developed ability to organize groups of people and/or concepts to further advance his social agenda.
However, his main effort is expended towards maintaining a circle of important friendships who share his humanitarian concerns. He often guides this group energy toward specific achievements namely the projects supporting a greater level of personal freedom for each of the individual members.
The famous Aquarian urge towards eccentricity and extremism can jeopardize Saturn’s chances for tangible achievement, as non-conformist attitudes are seldom understood or acknowledged by authorities. In fact, the lack of recognition of Saturn in Aquarius efforts to achieve a more egalitarian society ends up reinforcing this placement’s fear of disapproval of this thinking by those who represents authority.
His free, independent self-expression can further be hindered by intellectual rigidity or social insecurity, which leads natives to rebel.
The mental constraints lead the Aquarian Saturn to violate rules, structures, and laws of society he feels contradicts the greater good.
His rebellion often takes the form of flaunting authority and establishing an internal code of conduct, frequently at odds with society’s accepted parameters of behavior. Yet, this attitude only serves to reinforce his sense of social loneliness and inadequacy.
The lesson for this placement is to develop comprehensive moral standards that can be understood and acknowledged by society, and allows Saturn in Aquarius to foster a willingness to participate in society’s furthering towards a better future.
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