When Saturn transits the natal Moon the need for security and achievement influences your habits and emotional patterns. Saturn represents the structures and limitations of your life, and what you need to do in order to be true to yourself and build the life you want.
When Saturn transits the Moon it brings up issues with how you nurture and nourish yourself, both physically and emotionally. It’s a time to explore what you need in order to develop inner security and emotional strength. Saturn transits to the Moon are about growing up and becoming more mature in how you respond to life and how you fulfil your needs. If you’re too immature, Saturn will cramp your style and force you to change.
This is a good time to look at your habits and emotional behaviour patterns to discover whether you really need the things you crave. It may be the case that you’ve just been conditioned to want something and that you don’t really need it at all. Normally it’s quite hard to change your instinctive patterns because they’re unconscious and automatic, but Saturn helps you to become aware of your responses during these transits. Bad habits can become magnified so you see them more clearly, and this forces you to deal with them.
Saturn will also help you to find out what your real emotional needs are. With the hard angles – conjunction, square, and opposition – this might happen through the denial of those needs. You want more love and affection and care from others but you’re just not getting it. This forces you to look more closely at your needs to see if there are ways you can take better care of yourself and become more emotionally self-sufficient.
You may feel more insecure than usual, and struggle with feelings of isolation and depression. Saturn can feel quite oppressive at times, and leave you unable to express your emotions freely. Or you could become more emotional and reactive and unable to stop crying. How you react depends on the work you need to do on an emotional level. Whatever happens, it’s an opportunity to learn about what you need and to develop the self-discipline to take care of yourself effectively.
All these emotional difficulties can trigger relationship and friendship problems, especially with women. This can be a time when an old relationship ends because you realise it’s no longer viable. If you’re not getting what you need or others treat you badly, you’re likely to sever ties with them.
Strong relationships will also undergo testing to see if you’re supporting each other effectively. But don’t be too quick to throw somebody out if you’re having difficulties with them. Many of the feelings of restriction and frustration that you feel at this time will be coming from within, so your desire to break free may have nothing to do with the other person. You might just need to renegotiate the terms of the relationship.
Possibilities with Saturn transiting the Moon:
- Healing of old emotional wounds
- Eating a more healthy diet
- Starting an exercise regime
- Ending a long-standing relationship
- Moving home or redecorating
- Greater feelings of inner security and satisfaction
- Nostalgia and mourning
Watch out for:
- Feelings of isolation and loneliness
- Emotional needs being unmet
- Difficulties with women and/or your mother
- Low energy and tiredness
- Ill health
Saturn transits to the Moon encourage you to learn about what you really need in order to feel safe and content within your own skin. They present you with an opportunity to break from the problems of the past and create new positive emotional habits that are supportive and life-affirming. The key is to accept the things you can’t change and change the things you can’t accept. Saturn helps you to do this through a realistic acceptance of your limits and the limits of others in relationships, and so develop a stronger sense of emotional purpose, maturity, and self-sufficiency.
- Transits – Betty Lundsted
- Saturn in Transit – Erin Sullivan