Saturn in House Overlays Part II or: “I have a lesson for you, bitch.” Houses 7-12

When looking at a particular planet in house overlays, the planet person will be affecting the house person with the energy of that particular planet, primarily in the area of life that the house in question deals with. In the case of this post, we’ll be looking at how Saturn in one person’s chart affects the other person’s chart by way of the house it falls in. Saturn is a teacher (not always an easy teacher, but a teacher none-the-less), and usually the lessons that Saturn has to teach in Synastry have something to do with responsibility, restriction (not all restriction is bad all of the time), maturity, stabilization, and getting serious. Some people need the lessons that the Saturn person is in their lives to teach, and some don’t (it really depends on the natural inclination of the house person). For reference, below is an example of Saturn in House overlays. **This is strictly JUST looking at the energy between Saturn and the house that it falls in in synastry, not taking into account any other aspects (such as other planets in your partner’s house), which, of course will color how you will want to interpret everything.**

Example of Saturn in House Overlays: The inner person’s (in blue) Saturn hitting the 9th House of the outer person (in red). The red person’s Saturn hits the blue person’s 11th house.

Your Saturn falling in your partner’s 7th House: The lesson that Saturn has to teach here is absolutely about commitment, responsiblity, and staying power in intimate relationships. The synastry aspect of your Saturn falling in your partner’s 7th house can indicate a real responsibility and commitment that the Saturn person will bring out in the house person. Depending on other synastry aspects, these lessons may be welcomed by the house person (which can cause a real lasting and meaningful bond), or Saturn’s energy may feel like an albatross around the house person’s neck. Even if the house person ends up feeling this way, there will still usually be a “sticking and staying power” with this relationship. There could even be a karmic component to this relationship, in terms of the house person really needing to learn these lessons from the Saturn person in this lifetime (or needing to pay back a debt of some kind in these areas of life).

Your Saturn falling in your partner’s 8th House: The placement of Saturn falling in your partner’s 8th house can be a difficult one to deal with in synastry (and made even more difficult depending on other aspects). Saturn here is trying to teach the house person how to be more responsible in matters regarding things like shared assets (especially if this is a romantic relationship). Saturn is also trying to teach the house person about letting go (since the 8th house rules over this domain); Saturn kind of tries to clean house here (much like during a Saturn Return), trying to rid the house person of things that no longer serve them. This energy and letting go can be uncomfortable for the house person, especially if they aren’t ready to let these things go. The Saturn person could stir up fears within the house person that they’d rather not face or deal with. Depending on the other synastry aspects, the house person may allow the Saturn energy to do it’s business here, or may fight it tooth and nail.

Your Saturn falling in your partner’s 9th House: The placement of Saturn here can cause the house person to end up feeling restricted in some way in terms of what they believe and how they expand their horizons (both physically and mentally). Saturn isn’t trying to restrict really, but teach the house person a different (and probably what it feels is a more logical, responsible, and practical) way of thinking about these 9th house matters….though it may feel very stifling to the 9th house person. Depending on other aspects, it could play out where the 9th house person tries to help the Saturn person not be so restrictive in these areas of life. Or it could play out where you both fuse the 9th House and Saturn energies beautifully, coming up with your own unique take on things.

Your Saturn falling in your partner’s 10th House: Considering there are no major afflictions in the synastry chart, the placement of Saturn here in the other person’s 10th house can be a real powerhouse combination when dealing with matters in the more public spheres of life. The Saturn person can work as a real practical, persevering, and anchoring force behind helping the 10th house person to acheive what they want in their career, in their social standing, and with their public image. This placement could indicate people that work together in some capacity, or if they are in a romantic relationship, definitely have the capacity to work well with one another. If there are some “harsher” aspects between you two in other areas of the synastry chart (or to this house/to Saturn), Saturn falling in your partner’s 10th house can indicate the two of you competing/being rivals of some kind, and causing the house person to work even harder for what they want. Thus, the lesson Saturn here teaches is all about hard work and achievement.

Your Saturn falling in your partner’s 11th House: The lesson that Saturn tends to teach here has to do with caution in group situations and being “choosy” about who one lets into their circle. Saturn falling in your partner’s 11th house can make the house person more aware and “picky” of who they allow into their friend orbit, causing them to express a certain caution they might not otherwise. It could also lead to some kind of restriction in regards to friends, such as the house person feeling like they can’t be around their friends, or can’t even have friends period (though this would be the most extreme form of this synastry aspect). This may not be a negative thing though, depending on the sorts of influences and friends in the house person’s life. It can also show a deep and committed friendship between the Saturn person and the house person. Like everything though, it all depends on other aspects in the synastry chart as to how this will play out.

Your Saturn falling in your partner’s 12th House: Saturn falling in your partner’s 12th house can be the ultimate teacher in terms of pulling things from the house person’s psyche/unconscious and into the physical reality. If there are no major 12th house/Saturn afflictions in the synastry chart, this could profoundly benefit the 12th house person (though it may not always feel comfortable). If the 12th house/Saturn are afflicted in the synastry chart, the Saturn person may have more depressive effect on the unconscious mind of 12th house person (such as the 12th house person feels kind of “down” when around the Saturn person, but they can’t really pinpoint why). Personally, I feel like this is a very karmic aspect to have with someone, since Saturn is naturally quite karmic, as is the 12th House. My guess would be that the two of you have some unfinished business of sorts, and depending on other aspects you would be able to tell if that unfinished business will be of the easy or hard variety.

You can find my synopsis for Houses 1-6 here:https://saturnseason.com/2019/02/13/saturn-in-house-overlays-or-i-have-a-lesson-for-you-bitch-houses-1-6/

Saturn in House Overlays or: “I have a lesson for you, bitch.” Houses 1 -6

Ahhhh, synastry! It’s quite interesting to look at synastry charts between two people, seeing the energy that both people bring into the relationship and how both of their energies interact with one another. I have a real interest in the house overlay part of synastry, which is when you look at a specific planet in your chart (say, Saturn) and see what house it falls inside of in your partner’s chart. Here is an example of what I’m talking about:

Person A (in blue) has their Saturn hitting the 9th House of Person B (in red,) Person B’s Saturn is hitting Person A’s 11th House. Saturn in both charts is circled in Purple.

When looking at a particular planet in house overlays, the planet person will be affecting the house person with the energy of that particular planet, primarily in the area of life that the house in question deals with. In the case of this post, we’ll be looking at how Saturn in one person’s chart affects the other person’s chart by way of the house it falls in. Saturn is a teacher (not always an easy teacher, but a teacher none-the-less), and usually the lessons that Saturn has to teach in Synastry have something to do with responsibility, restriction (not all restriction is bad all of the time), maturity, stabilization, and getting serious. Some people need the lessons that the Saturn person is in their lives to teach, and some don’t (it really depends on the natural inclination of the house person). **This is strictly JUST looking at the energy between Saturn and the house that it falls in in synastry, not taking into account any other aspects (such as other planets in your partner’s house), which, of course will color how you will want to interpret everything.**

Your Saturn falling in your partner’s First House: You probably have a pretty stabilizing effect on the house person here (whether they want this stabilization is another question entirely). There may be a certain sort of restriction that the house person feels in regards to themselves when you are around. Maybe they feel they can’t be fully themselves in someway around you? Or maybe just by way of being in a relationship with you, the house person becomes more serious, more traditional, and more mature. Regardless of other aspects in the synastry chart to see if the house person considers these positive or negative attributes to acquire, the lesson Saturn teaches here is all about stabilizing and maturing the “self” of the house person.

Your Saturn falling in your partner’s Second House: You are probably in your partner’s life for many reasons, but a big one will be teaching them lessons about how to really work for what they value, and how to really work for what makes them feel secure. Also, you as the Saturn person could end up being what makes the house person secure, since Saturn has a tendency of acting as an anchor in the house it falls (there may be real security for the house person that you will “stick” around, thus making them secure). You may have a rather stabilizing effect on their financial situation, helping them to obtain what they want financially. Or you may help them to become more responsible in these areas of life and less wanton and devil-may-care.

Your Saturn falling in your partner’s Third House: I’ve always found this to be a somewhat difficult placement in house overlays, and that’s because Saturn here can cause some restriction in communication for the house person. This restriction can actually be a type of maturity in communication that the Saturn person is teaching in lesson form to the house person (maybe the house person needs to learn this lesson, restriction isn’t always a bad thing). The Saturn person can also cause the house person to think more seriously and more practically, causing a complete shift in their thought process. Or, if the house person is already more serious and realistically minded, it can cause them to go off the deep end with their seriousness and realism (which could cause the house person to become more depressively inclined).

Your Saturn falling in your partner’s Fourth House: The lesson that Saturn wants to teach here has to with anchoring one down, and sometimes this is welcome (and sometimes it isn’t). Saturn falling in your partner’s 4th house can either be a really good thing, or a bad thing. You can deeply effect the house person, causing them to feel stable and secure down to their very private core (since the 4th house is the most private part of the natal chart, along with the IC). If you happen to live with the house person, you may be a real stablizing presence in the person’s home life. Depending on other factors in your charts, Saturn falling in your partner’s 4th house could cause the house person to feel restricted at home, or cause them to feel more responsibility towards the home and private life than maybe they would like.

Your Saturn falling in your partner’s Fifth House: Your Saturn falling in your partner’s 5th house can cause you restrict or mature (depending on the house person and the way you look at it) the house person in areas revolving around self-expression, creativity, and joy. You may help them to become more practical in these areas of their life (such as helping them to be more practical in how they express themselves), or your energy may stifle them (such as stifling their creativity). If the the 5th house person is naturally inclined to gamble or take risks, you may cause them not to do this so much or so often. Children and the idea of having them are usually serious business, and if this is a romantic relationship there could be blockage or delay in this area of life, usually by way of Saturn’s energy on the house person.

Your Saturn falling in your partner’s Sixth House: Generally, Saturn is pretty comfortable in the 6th in House Overlays. Saturn here usually has a lesson to teach the house person in the areas of work, daily life and personal health. Saturn’s energy here wants to teach the house person to get serious about these areas of life, and to be practical and responsible. And depending on the house person, this could be a very welcome energy into their life. Saturn may help the house person to become serious about taking care of their physical body & health, to persevere while working (and to just work hard in general), and to be responsible in daily life. The one downside that I see here is the possibility of causing the house person to feel criticized in some way, especially if Saturn’s energy in this house isn’t welcome (or necessarily needed).

Saturn Energy (and why it’s fucking awesome)

A post I saw on Reddit a bit ago had the poster lamenting about how much they disliked all the Capricorn/Saturn Energy in their natal chart. They found all the Saturn/Capricorn Energy difficult and they were wondering how they could access other placements in their chart (such as becoming more in tune with their fire sign moon energy, etc). Essentially they wanted something to counter all the Saturn, something to over-ride it and over-power it. Basically, turning them into someone that they aren’t, that they weren’t divinely created to be. Then I got to thinking…….

Saturn is one of those greatly misunderstood planets (as well as the sign Capricorn). It tends to be regarded by critics as “serious,” “depressive,” “restrictive,” and “responsible,” with the most negative connotation surrounding those words. Not only is it misunderstood but almost fear inducing, especially when someone mentions the *big bad boogey-man* Saturn Return. Christ, if you want to see what I mean, mention this term in some sort of astrology forum. Or search for posts about people asking questions having to deal with their upcoming Saturn Return, what kinds of negative shit they should expect from it occurring, and how they should brace themselves for what’s to come. Now, I’m not getting onto people wanting to know about what’s to come during their Saturn Returns. People like to know things about what’s to come for them, and there is nothing wrong with preparing oneself for things that could, indeed, be a challenge. It’s all the fucking fear that’s almost been drilled into people about Saturn Energy that bothers me. How Saturn is always painted in a generally dour and negative light. This is all because some asshole decided that it was a “Malefic” planet (because of keywords to describe it like “structure,” “discipline,” and “restriction.”) Saturn is all of those things; the structure, the discipline, the responsibility, the restriction. But it’s so much more than that (and, depending on how you look at them, those aren’t necessarily bad things). Above all else, Saturn is a challenge. A challenge that you’re either up for, or you’re not.

I have learned a few things about Saturn over the years, the first of which being that Saturn Energy is necessary. You may not always like the structure that it imposes on the areas of your life that it touches. It may not always be “fun,” but it is necessary for your soul’s evolutionary growth. Maybe while your soul was in the “in-between” before this current incarnation, you wanted these kinds of structures, restrictions and responsible feelings to touch specific areas of your life. Maybe I’m a little bit biased since I have Saturn on the Ascendant and a Capricorn Moon (both of which I heavily identify with), but I find the reins, structure and restriction that both place on me are absolutely necessary. If my moon were anywhere else, I probably wouldn’t have the calmness and clear head that I do under really high stress situations. I would also probably be a much more emotionally volatile person in general, but that Capricorn Moon keeps everything in the emotional arena nicely in check. Also, with Saturn on the Ascendant, it gives a seriousness, depth and “rock solid” quality to the personality that otherwise wouldn’t feel (or be) as pronounced to me. And I kind of like that.

Another thing I have learned about Saturn energy is the more you work against it, the worse it will be for you. This rings true for placements in your own Natal Chart, Synastry Chars, Transit Charts, etc. You can’t work around it, either. Literally, with Saturn Energy, you have to work with it to work through it. Saturn will test you. Saturn has a tendency to throw things in your path that make life more difficult. Some examples could be having Saturn conjunct the Descendant, which could cause that native difficulties within romantic (or just one-on-one) relationships. Another example is the “scary” Saturn Return; during this time, you may find things in your life become more taxing, loss becomes more prominent,”difficult,” and restrictive. If you are someone who doesn’t have a prominent Saturn/Capricorn in your chart and aren’t naturally familiar with this energy, it can feel as if road blocks are constantly going up everywhere and/or that everything is kind of blowing up around you. Saturn, being father time, is there to clean house; to push you away from things, places and people you have just simply outgrown and don’t need anymore. To push you along life’s journey and force you to change in some way. Change can be difficult, and taxing, but oh so necessary. Once the necessary work and perseverance is put into your Natal Saturn/Capricorn Placement(s) to master the lessons that Saturn wants to teach you in this life, you will come out more victorious in that area of life than can be imagined before putting in the work. Saturn does reward hard work and perseverance, after all. (This is true for Transits, Synastry, etc., and especially for Saturn dominant people).

Look, no one said that life was easy (as I’m sure that all of you know). Saturn promises that there will be difficulties in your life, things to persevere through and will test you to see what you’ve learned and mastered thus far. It is these very difficulties, trials, and tribulations though that cause us to grow and evolve into even more complex beings. To evolve us to a higher state of being. And this evolution and growth is what life, I believe, is all about.