by Randall Curtis
To understand how Saturn is your teacher, we need to look at the twelve houses of astrology.
Each house in astrology represents an area of your life: first house, for personality, second house for personal finances, third house for thinking and learning, fourth house for home and family, fifth house for love and romance, sixth house for work and health, seventh house for relationships and partnerships, eighth house for sex and creditors, ninth house for religion and higher education, tenth house for career and ambition, eleventh house for friends and associates, and the twelfth house for meditation and the unconscious.
Whatever house Saturn is in in your birth chart, this is where you have the greatest lessons to learn. Saturn is our teacher, but most of us avoid the lessons it is trying to teach us. Saturn reveals our primary fear. This is why we don’t want to deal with what he is always trying to get us to learn. There is basically no way to avoid Saturn’s lessons. So, the sooner we embrace what it is that we need to learn, the better off we will be.
For example, if Saturn in your birth chart falls in the second house of personal finances, you have the challenge and the demand to handle your finances in a responsible manner. If you do not, you will be jolted by the consequences. This will be hard for you because you will not want to be responsible for your finances. This tendency of avoidance is inherent in your birth. In fact, you might say that Saturn is always uncovering what we are trying to avoid.
Here’s another example. If Saturn is found in your seventh house of partners and relationships, you will not like the idea of being married and taking on all the responsibilities that come with this commitment. You may even become a monk or nun to avoid the demand of a close relationship. But, eventually you will be challenged to learn all about marriage and probably end up doing it several times just to make sure you get the lesson. Once you get it right — find a real partner — you have learned the lesson of Saturn, which is to intimately embrace your partner and be happy in doing so.
The lessons of Saturn are not easy, but if you are willing to take on the demands and become responsible in that area of life where he is located, then you will overcome your primary fear and learn a very profound lesson.
After all, Saturn is your teacher.
(c) 2005 Randall Curtis
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