When Saturn transits the Second House the need for security and achievement influences your material security, resources and values. This is when you begin to give form and structure to the discoveries you made about yourself while Saturn was in the 1st house.
When Saturn transits the 2nd house you start to spend less time thinking about yourself and who you want to be, and get down to some serious hard work. You want to be productive, to get out into the world and accomplish something real, and maybe even make some money.
You’re now entering a period of stabilisation and consolidation of your identity. This is the ideal time to build a secure foundation for operating in the world that’s based on your true values and self-worth. But first you need to identify what those values actually are. Saturn will help you to gain insights into the way you have structured your life and whether your values reflect the real you.
During this transit you should take stock of your financial, emotional, and spiritual resources. You might experience something that brings home to you the reality of your financial situation and the necessity to plan for the future and develop more long-term security for yourself. You might spend time restructuring your finances and look for ways to increase your spending power. Or you might change how you earn a living, or make investments. You could start a new business, or train in new skills that will help you to get a better job or earn more.
You might feel insecure while you’re doing the work to create future security for yourself. There may be a lot of anxiety about money or work, but if you put the effort in, you should be able to improve your situation over time. What happens now depends on how focused you already are on taking care of your material needs. This time is about building a stable foundation for your life in the material world, so if you already have that covered, Saturn may focus your attention on building more inner resources.
This transit helps you to discover where your true personal worth lies by forcing you to face your deepest insecurities. Saturn reveals the resources you have, as well as the ones you lack. These resources can be inner and outer, material, psychological, or spiritual. Use this time to assess how you’re using the resources you have and determine whether you’re making the most of your skills and talents.
You have a couple of years to build a stronger sense of self-worth and learn new skills that will increase your self-confidence and how you operate in the world. Ultimately, this is about gathering the resources you need, both internal and external, for the journey into becoming a whole individual.
Possibilities with Saturn transiting the 2nd:
- Consolidating financial security
- Starting an apprenticeship
- Learning new skills and talents
- Developing a personal value system
- Getting a better job
Watch out for:
- Insecurity that limits your choices
- Loss of financial security or employment
- Collapse of a business
- Hoarding pointless possessions
The danger with this transit is that Saturn can make you doubt yourself and your worth, so be careful not to become too critical of yourself. You need to evaluate yourself realistically but there’s no need to be destructive. This transit can help you to gain insights into any wounds to your self-esteem that may still be causing problems for you. It may be painful when Saturn makes you more aware of your flaws and limitations, but it also reveals what you can do to improve.
You can learn to create positive circumstances for yourself by examining your attitude towards your self-worth and overcome negative behaviour patterns that undermine your ability to be true to yourself. This transit can help you to build a strong foundation of integrity that will serve to keep you strong in all areas of your life.
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