When Saturn transits natal Uranus the need for security and achievement influences how you express your individuality and need for freedom. 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 Uranus it provides an opportunity to redefine how you relate to society as an individual. You have to differentiate yourself from the masses and be true to yourself, but you also have to find a way to fit in to the group. Uranus wants you to be who you are in all your eccentric glory, but you also have to live in the world with other people who want to be their eccentric selves too. So when Saturn transits your natal Uranus it forces you to confront how to be you in a way that fits in with everybody else without diminishing yourself too much.
You can’t always manifest everything about yourself and these transits force you to compromise. The harmonious aspects – sextile and trine – make this easier and may provide you with a way to ground your brilliance into form. But the hard angles – conjunction, square, and opposition – may shock you into letting go of your idealism. You have no choice but to create circumstances for yourself that are grounded in reality rather than a fantasy version of your life.
You may want to assert your individuality through rebellion or creativity, but whatever you do, expect some push back from others with the hard angles. Saturn challenges your individuality and forces you to grow up and develop more mature behaviour. If you’ve been wilful or stubborn in the past, the consequences of that could come back to haunt you. If you’ve been true to yourself in a positive way, then Saturn will encourage you to grow further and become who you’re meant to be.
With the hard angles you may feel unable to change or move forward. There may be incredible internal pressure to change, but you feel stuck or blocked. If this situation goes on too long, you may end up breaking out with some extreme behaviour that makes things worse in the long run. Often the only thing holding you back is yourself, so these transits encourage you to let go of unnecessary restrictions that you have placed on yourself.
Uranus is connected with sudden change and flashes of insight and revelation, but these must be given form and structure if they are to mean anything or make a difference to your life. Now is the time to do the work to bring your ideas down to earth, to test your intuition against reality and discover what works for real.
Possibilities with Saturn transiting Uranus:
- Changes in almost any area of your life
- Out of character behaviour that surprises everyone
- Working on projects with a group
- Studying a new challenging subject
Watch out for:
- A sudden shocking event that wakes you up to yourself
- Illness caused by high levels of stress
- Getting fired or quitting your job
These transits symbolise a collision between an old version of you and a new version that is struggling to be born. Saturn provides a container for your potential new self to explore and experiment and find new ways to live. It reveals possibilities about yourself that you may have overlooked. There may be all sorts of talents and characteristics that are just waiting for a chance to come out and play. Now is the time to find out which ones will help to move your life in the right direction.
Ultimately, this is about transcending your limitations, whether these are internal or external, and creating a stable structure that allows you to keep growing in the future. The trick is to find the right balance between maintaining useful structures that help you to live well, and making constructive changes that allow you to remain flexible and open to future possibilities.
- Planets in Transit – Robert Hand
- Transits – Betty Lundsted
- Saturn in Transit – Erin Sullivan