When Saturn transits natal Jupiter the need for security and achievement influences your plans for the future and your need for self-improvement and a deeper sense of meaning. 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 natal Jupiter it provides an opportunity to examine your social ambitions and plans for the future, and how you intend to achieve them. Jupiter is about growth and the future, while Saturn is the opposite, so when Saturn forms a hard angle to Jupiter it can stop progress in its tracks, deflate hopeful bubbles, and generally put a spanner in the works of whatever you’re trying to achieve long-term.
There’s a kind of push and pull between the two planets which can either be helpful or restrictive depending on what you’re trying to do. You may feel very restless and impatient, but if you’re willing to do the work, you’ll have the discipline to create new structures in your life that will produce sustained growth into the future. It all depends on your goals and how realistic your plans are.
Saturn isn’t interested in giving form to hopeless fantasies, so whatever you’re trying to do, it has to be possible. If you’re aiming for something that’s grounded in reality, Saturn will help to give your dreams a structure, and then you’ll experience the positive side of these transits – controlled expansion.
You will need to look closely at your beliefs and aspirations so you can find out how effective you are within society, and how much, or how little, influence you have. This is a chance to learn about yourself and whether what you believe is worth the effort. You may need to re-evaluate your strategy for achieving your goals and aspirations, especially if things aren’t going your way.
These transits can coincide with changes in your career. The hard angles can cause problems because you want to grow and expand and improve your life, but Saturn steps in and throws a blanket over your plans. You may feel inhibited from moving forward, or trapped in a situation not of your doing and incapable of making the changes you need. It can feel oppressive and you may want to push against the social structures that are holding you back.
When you’re stuck and feel prevented from living your life to the full, it drains your life of meaning and leaves you feeling depressed and angry. You may feel a lot of hostility towards authority and be acutely aware of the social injustices in the world. But how you deal with this is important. When you can’t do what you want, don’t assume it’s all gone wrong. For example, if you lose your job or have some other difficulty at this time, it may turn out to be a good thing in the long run.
Now is the time to stop doing things that are unnecessary and focus on what works. This is easier to do with the harmonious aspects – sextile and trine – and you should be able to expand in a way that won’t cause problems further down the line. You can find the right balance between caution and optimism, and this helps you to make positive changes without disrupting the status quo.
Possibilities with Saturn transiting Jupiter:
- Change of job or residence
- Expanding a business
- Disciplined work towards a realistic goal
- Saving or investing for the future
Watch out for:
- Downturn in financial status
- Oppressive circumstances
- Burning bridges in a fit of pique
Ultimately, this time is about discovering what your spirit needs and how it wants to operate in the world. So if you find every door is closed, it may be that you’re knocking on the wrong ones. These transits often signify a period of readjustment after having expanded too far in the past, or into the wrong areas. Turn inwards to discover a new direction and be patient as you rethink what you’re doing. Don’t be in a hurry to make big changes. Let go of anything in your life that isn’t working and accept the reality check that Saturn offers.
See also: Jupiter transits to Saturn
- Planets in Transit – Robert Hand
- Saturn in Transit – Erin Sullivan