Saturn Transit Conjunct The Ascendant

blue saturnSaturn leaving the 12th house to cross the ascendant to transit the 1st house is always a big deal! It only happens every 28.5 years. Saturn transiting over your ascendant marks the end of one period and the distinct beginning of the next.

“You’re being unnecessarily hard on yourself.  You’re not the first person to make a string of bad decisions. You’re finding out is that you’re human. That’s positive!”

I wrote that for a client who’s dealing with the aftermath of Saturn transiting her 12th house.  It’s common people lose their way during this transit! I had this experience myself.

It’s also common that a person become concerned about their public image when Saturn transits their 1st house.  They feel pressure to pull themselves together somehow. They feel people are judging them.

“…As painful as this is, it’s introducing you to reality. People do think these things about others, at least some of them do. 

The realization may be terrifically humbling. But it also puts your feet on the ground, so you can take action (1st house) once you’ve defined what it is you want..”

I suffered tremendously when Saturn crossed my ascendant. The transit can be brutal. You can be floating along in some kind of denial and then, WHAM!  You wake up in reality, realizing you’re going to have pull yourself together.

Do you have Saturn crossing your ascendant? How are you faring?

This workshop will really help with clarity: How To Stay Stable As Reality Morphs And Structure Dissolves.


145 thoughts on “Saturn Transit Conjunct The Ascendant”

  1. Hi there! I read over this page while saturn was transitting my first house a weeks ago, and I wanted to come back and share with you guys how the whole lesson/reward turned out for me now that saturn is leaving my first house, and I hope all of you going through a rough saturn moment will have faith after reading my two cents ;).

    It all started when saturn first crossed my natal 5 degrees scorpio ascendant on november 17th, of 2012. Between that November of 2012 and now, i was staulked by a strange man that i barely know, i was assaulted, i lost my job, i was evicted from my apartment, my grandmother died, a friend committed suicide, and the man i was engaged to left me. These bad things kept happening to me over and over again and I felt like I was repetitively stripped of all joy I ever had, but this is because Saturn was trying to teach me a lesson. I’ve struggled with codependency disorder my whole life, and I never had a true sense of self. Now that saturn is two degrees away from exiting my first house, I have finally realized the lesson that saturn was trying to teach me, and that is self-love. Because I didn’t love myself before, saturn stripped me of all of the things that I used as alternative fulfillment (my significant other, my career, and my finances) so I could finally see that all we really have is ourselves, and if we don’t love and accept ourselves, we will never be able to truly give and receive love with others. This lesson was really hard, but it was worth it. Through losing my partner and job, I was forced to heal myself and then rebuild my life with my strength within. Now I am happier and more confident than ever because I’m vibrating on the frequency of love rather than the frequency of lack. After I made this realization, the physical world fell into place, too. My finances evened out, my living situation got better, and my health is great. It will all pay off for you too, so keep pushing!

    1. Thank you and I totally resonated with your story and the lessons. When Saturn was in my 12th house, shit hit the fan and I had to release all illusions about who I thought I was and what I needed to be happy. I learned to let go and find that deep love for my true self.

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    Sheila Robbins

    Saturn has been sitting in my 12th house for too long and I have indeed felt like I’ve lost my way, even lost my Self. I’m 68 and find myself regretting all the choices I’ve made in my life; have had a “passive death wish” for almost a year. Nothing seems good anymore, nothing seems like it will ever work out. This is brutal indeed.

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    Aloha to all,

    I posted here back in October as Saturn was finsihing up with my 12th house and prepping for entrance into my first. It hit my ascendant the beginning of December at 28 degrees Scorpio, and is now gearing up for round 2 in the next week or so as Saturn’s retrograding back through Scorp. this summer.

    There’s no doubt about it that one can feel the heavy density of Saturn as it hovers of such a significant point, planet, or angle in the chart. The rising point being where and how we experience the world around us, how we’re being perceieved, and where we are placed at in the world is a big deal.

    For me personally, it’s been a bit of an idenitity crisis, but also very invigorating in the sense that this is the beginning of a whole new cycle. Through the 12th house, Saturn taught us a lot about endings and discarding all that needed to be gone so that entering into the first will be as clear as possible.

    As per usual it seems, tons of new reponsonsiblities get taken on during thisn transit; even more so when it’s at it’s closet to the ascendant point itself. Between home, work, and personal aspects of life, each one has delivered a fair share of extra duties that I wasn’t expecting.

    I relocated to Hawai’i for a while, but came back to a new position at work that I was, at first, quite excited about, but quickly came to realize it was 10x difficult than I thought it would be. Here in these situations, Saturn is asking of our mastery. It’s not about quick fixes and easy scape routes that get something done as quickly as possible. It’s about showing up in a way that shows true dedication and a willingness to thrive.

    Willingness and flexiblity is what will really make or break a person during this transit I feel like. It’s no secret that Saturn can be a bit rigid, so hovering over one’s Scorpio rising point especially, it can give off quite the overly-serious, structured, crazed type individual. How flexiable can we allow ourselves to be during this? It takes a willingness to be aware of what’s going on and to just be present with the process.

    Life seems to pick up it’s pace to a whole other level, as Saturn through the 12th is much more laxed and laid back, although emotionally quite overwhelming. Things speed back into the gear in the first as Saturn wants your sense of self to be at it’s best, because this is the filter that the rest of your chart cycles through.

    I found after it hit my ascendant the first time, that the further into the first house it got, the heaviness lifted. If you can survive the inital entrance of the house, the back and forth of it crossing over the point through the retrogrades, you’ll truly transorm.

    Don’t miss out on this truly amazing time. Nobody said it would be easy, but it’s a process to really work with, therefore getting the rewards Saturn always delivers in return. Self mastery at it’s finest.

    Happy transiting to you all~

  4. Thanks for the topic, and to everyone for sharing their experiences. I was looking for information on surgery with Saturn crossing the ascendant, as my sister just learned that she has an ovarian tumor. The doctors don’t know yet whether it’s cancerous but have scheduled her for immediate surgery to remove the tumor along with her ovaries and uterus; the surgery will happen on the day Saturn retrogrades into her 12th house at 29° Scorpio. Similar to the pattern others have described, her 12th house Saturn transit was a tough one. About 18 months after a traumatic brain injury, she returned to work just as Saturn was entering the 12th. After a year of struggling with a job at which she had formerly excelled, she had to acknowledge that it was too much for her altered capacities and took a leave of absence. A year later, as Saturn first crossed into her 1st house this spring, she was just finding a new rhythm in life when, for the third time in three years, a routine exam revealed a tumor…not altogether surprising that this time it’s ovarian/uterine since she has an 8th house Cancer sun—both house and sign rule female reproductive organs—and the sun had just crossed into Cancer and her 8th house when she got the news. Saturn will cross her ascendant for the last time in mid-September…fingers crossed that the sense of easing pressure and lighter burdens others have spoken of follows immediately thereafter!

  5. My family moved to Michigan (dad’s job transferred him) when Saturn entered my 1st house. I was bullied the entire time we lived there. No doubt my odd wardrobe and weird mannerisms fueled the bullying. I felt ALONE.

  6. Hello, everyone. Thanks to all for posting their incredible personal accounts of Saturn transiting the ascendant. I just went through this (22 degree Scorpio ascendant) and it was, bar none, the most brutal, emotionally and physically draining and devastating period of my life. Saturn is presently at 28 degrees Scorp – just a few degrees into my first house, and I feel as if I have just begun a long rehabilitation period from the isolation and depression of my two year plus twelfth house transit.

    One point I would very much like to make: don’t expect a sudden and dramatic changeover/change of energy when Saturn is just into your first house, and even venturing through most of it. Saturn slows things down – time can seem an eternity. Yet, we require Saturn’s transit of the first house to slowly, very slowly, re-align our energy to create a new identity – one that will not truly manifest or begin its crossing of the IC. In short, be patient – Saturn crossing into the first is NOT like the light switch is suddenly turned on…but you will feel a change, a subtle change when Saturn is just into the first. This energy will slowly, very slowly increase in both tempo and intensity the further Saturn moves away from your Ascendant, and deeper into the first and subsequent houses.

    Peace and love to all my fellow Saturn ascendant transit voyagers.

    1. Yes, that me lately, wrecked. I’m only being half tongue in cheek, but feel totally squashed by Saturn lately. It’s as if I can’t lift my head up from the morass, I prefer to be home alone and not have to mask my heavy saturnian gloom. Saturn Retrograding again now, on my Cap asc. I so appreciate all these posts here, Bent said something encouraging, as many of you do. Perhaps by simply acknowledging it, instead of a relentless pushing through, helps.

  7. Well Saturn is going to be conjuct my Asc on 9-12-15. It has been rough since 2008. Been thru 4 lawsuits, 6 attorneys and now last month I got a DUI. Ironic I was at a retirement party for a couple who both worked at the county jail. Was told some kids kept feeding me shots…took pictures of me lip locking with some 80 yr old and who knows what else. I don’t remember anything after a certain point. I certainly don’t remember leaving. My husband just died last year and was friends with some of these ppl. I hadn’t been to any kind of party for years bcuz I was my husband’s caregiver. They should not have let me leave. My life is ruined now. I’m 61 and can’t believe I trusted these ppl. They should have taken my keys no matter what. I feel I was set up but it’s my saturn karma and obviously can’t do anything about it. I’m still devastated tho and can’t stop crying. I don’t drink and drive and have never disrespected my husband or myself. Pardon my french but WTF!

    1. I know that your post is old but what you posted and how you’re reacting to the saturn ascendant crossing is classic. Saturn forces people to mature, it gives you a lesson that you need to learn so that you obtain some wisdom.

      reading your post, it was a lot of “they shouldn’t have let me leave…” simply put you’re saying it’s not your fault. Saturn is hit you with the DUI so that you learn a lesson and own up to your mistake, but instead, you’re blaming others. you have not learned anything from the Saturn ascendant crossing. I hope the next lesson wasn’t as hard but many astrologers will tell you that if you didn’t learn the first time, the taskmaster Saturn, will give you an even harder lesson.

  8. Oh my this has been a lonely trying ride with saturn in the 12th
    going over asc on the 22nd of dec 2015
    in the beginning of this transit i hurt my back at work dr gave me pain meds
    never liked pills still don’t …but needed the to work being self employed with 2 kids ……12 th house issues surfaced, people for no reason started to just fade away, bonds came unraveled, the feeling of a dying has come over me
    im not saying suicide, just like I’m not me anymore, I’m a pluto over the asc survivor… so i know this will pass but this is really hard during christmas


    1. Hey Brian, I too felt a sense of “dying” when Saturn transited my twelfth house a year ago. Friends vanished, the past itself just evaporated. The first house transit is no picnic either, but it’s nothing like the twelfth. I also experienced major Pluto transits to my sun, mars, venus, and mercury around the same time (conjunctions)…wowza. The proverbial snake shedding its skin.

      1. I have a crazy year Neptune conjunction Jupiter (sag ace dent ) Uranus conj moon in 4th ….Pluto moved into 2nd

  9. My husband lost his job of 29 years in October as a part of a huge company-wide layoff. Saturn was crossing his ascendant during that time and even as it hovered there two weeks earlier, his boss told him he was ok and his department was done with layoffs there. It was a shock as he was working on a multimillion dollar project that he invented. Their loss.

    1. So many of us lost jobs, homes, relationships, etc., as Saturn crossed our Scorpio ascendants. It may not be any consolation, but your husband is not alone, and, like all astrological cycles, it is impermanent – life WILL go on for your husband and for all of us, and we will rebuild and reap the rewards, as Saturn begins its new cycle, especially after it crosses the IC (4th house), where things REALLY take off on a whole new level.

  10. I found saturn transit through the 12 progressed house to be the worst….
    …and very much the same expirience as all the abbove.
    thank you for sharing- good luck!

  11. I can relate to so many of these posts. Saturn crossed my ASC back in October and I honestly thought things would get better. Saturn transiting my 12th was rough but I got used to it ans embraced the lessons to be learned. My natal Sun and Mercury-Pluto conjunction are there, and my anxiety-depression was triggered as I approached the end of law school. I’m a reclusive Scorpio anyway so once I accepted the limitations, the isolation wasn’t so bad. I was tired anyway (pMoon was also in 12th). In pretty much all of 2015, Saturn dabbled between my 12th house and ASC and I took the bar twice, failing both times. When Saturn crossed my ASC for the final time, I was taking a course to complement my MA (I started it just before entering law school) and decided to pursue a career in the field I got my MA in, rather than taking the bar a third time. I’m confident in my choice but I’m having no success in getting a job. I can’t even get an interview (despite Jupiter being at my MC all of this year.) I feel blocked in every way. My life has come to a complete stop while for my family and friends, it looks like they’re moving full speed ahead. I already struggle with feeling cursed (natal Saturn is in my 1st house) and this is activating it all over again. I really don’t see any way out of this and I don’t know what to do.

    1. Samantha, I have 21 degrees Scorpio rising, and I am in the exact same boat you are in regards to the job situation and life coming to a complete standstill. Has been this way, really, since Saturn transited my 12th house (which really was hell on earth). But, we must be patient (easier said than done, I know!); this part of Saturn’s journey in our first house is just part of a 29/30 year cycle…and like everything else in life, it too shall pass – Saturn will eventually move on, and so will we. I feel ya, sister! 🙂

      1. I agree Saturn through the 12th is extremely painful and draining and feels like it goes on for way too long. But it passes as everything does. The only constant in life is change, a good thing to remember in such times.

        1. I absolutely agree, Susan – impermanence in all things is the key blessing in everyone’s life. “To everything, turn, turn, turn. There is a season, turn, turn, turn.” The first house Saturn transit isn’t easy, either, but, for me, not as severe as the twelfth house transit was.

  12. Speaking of Saturn transiting the ascendant/first house and change and transition, here are some impermanence quotes:

    “In that inevitable, excruciatingly human moment, we are offered a powerful choice. This choice is perhaps one of the most vitally important choices we will ever make, and it determines the course of our lives from that moment forward. The choice is this: Will we interpret this loss as so unjust, unfair, and devastating that we feel punished, angry, forever and fatally wounded– or, as our heart, torn apart, bleeds its anguish of sheer, wordless grief, will we somehow feel this loss as an opportunity to become more tender, more open, more passionately alive, more grateful for what remains?”
    ― Wayne Muller, A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough

    “It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words, “And this too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!”
    ― Abraham Lincoln

    “Impermanence and selflessness are not negative aspect of life, but the very foundation on which life is built. Impermanence is the constant transformation of things. Without impermanence, there can be no life. Selflessness is the interdependent nature of all things. Without interdependence, nothing could exist.”
    ― Thích Nhất Hạnh, Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat

  13. Saturn transited my twelfth house along with progressed moon. It truly was a slow death. I had an undiagnosed condition the entire transit and it wasn’t until Saturn was near the ascendant that I was properly diagnosed and began receiving treatment. I used to sit in the hot tub at night and stargaze, meditate, and pray. The gift throughout that illness was the supernatural experiences I had while sitting in the hot tub. Really beautiful gifts from Spirit. When Saturn crossed my ascendant incidents at work made me realize how deeply I disliked my job and how unhealthy it was for me. By the time it crossed the second time I was stronger, had left my job, felt physically better than I had in years and decided it was time to live on my husbands income so I could finish healing and be a great mother. What a joy filled time!! Saturn across the ascendant, for me, gave strength, focus, ability to make and stubbornly stick with decisions, self will, and desire to be happy.

  14. Im already feeling alone isolated, constricted and feeling the pains of past mistakes and saturn is still in my 12th. Im just going through pluto conj my asc, when saturn gos conj my asc pluto will still be there plus it will be square my natal pluto the uranus oposed uranus kicks in. Im faltering already feeling depression kicking in and everyday is a struggle. I really dont know if im gonna make it through the next few years.

    1. 1) You’re not alone!
      2) Allow Pluto and Saturn to prune your tree, so to speak… new growth is imminent.
      3) Read about others’ experiences here, it’s a great blog, and can allow you to get a footing on the #1 fact, that you’re not alone.
      4) Ask for help, if you think you’re clinically depressed, there are great resources out there.

      I came in today to read how others are experiencing or have experienced this transit and am so touched by the turnout! Any transit is relative to your soul’s evolution, to which sometimes it is very difficult to surrender, though necessary for the transformation.

      We’re stronger than we think 🙂

      Much love and support to you; and thank you, Elsa, for providing such a groovy place to enjoy!

      1. “Allow Pluto and Saturn to prune your tree”
        I love it! All planets are our friends and helping us towards our deepest wants and happiness!

  15. When Saturn transited my ascendant in my mid forties I had breast cancer. I was told by Indian astrologer that it was karmic disease and Saturn a karmic planet. Since then I am watching this planet very closely so I am prepared to whatever it throws at me.

  16. Saturn is transiting my ascendant. I have never felt this much anxiety before. I also started to change my appearance and look more professional. Currently, I am working in a job that isnt suited for my personality but I can not leave, so it is giving me a lot of anxiety. I agree with you, I constantly worry about how others preceive me, more than I did in the past. I constantly worried how they are going to judge me. It’s an extremely exhausting transit. I can’t wait for it to be over. I am tired.

  17. My brother has natally a precise conjunction of the ASC with Saturn and he never worries about how others perceive him. Instead he simply does whatever he wants, no matter how much this hurts others. He also doesn’t care much about how he looks. Anxiety is only there when he can annoy me with it.
    I don’t say that Saturn at the ASC wouldn’t be seen. My brother is 190cm tall and that’s often enough for some respect and authority, which is neither deserved nor backed up by anything else. He is also in a bad health. But Saturn at the ASC doesn’t make fear other people’s judgement.

  18. I am about to see Saturn cross my ascendant on Dec 28th, and I was born with Capricorn rising, so I am really curious to see how my lifelong experience of coming to befriend and channel Saturn, working hard, etc will flavor this transit for me. My life has always been about hard work and a fair amount of sacrifice, so maybe I will see some major gains in my work with this transit? I am a Scorpio and Jupiter just entered Scorp for the next year, so it is an interesting time, nothing too draining or exhausting or limiting on my horizon yet.

    I remember when Uranus crossed my Ascendant in my 20’s and I went through a lot of big changes- new name, new circle of friends, ended some addictive patterns, etc. so I have A LOT OF RESPECT for the outer planet conjunctions to the ASC. Uranus has also been hovering around my IC nadir all year long, and my up-til-then mother suffered a massive stroke (quite Uranian), so I again have great respect for any transit of the major angles. I am just hoping that Jupiter in Scorpio may help soften whatever challenges or upheavals are looming for me during this potent astrological time.

    Elsa- do you have any thoughts about how a Saturn transit of the ASC might differ for those who have Cap rising?

    Thanks- just found this page, and I love reading about people’s experiences!

  19. I’m also wondering how this works. My super sag stellium experiences major windfalls with jupiter, but saturn’s recent move over my stellium (in the 12th) has resulted in no motivation to speak of over the last 2 years or so. It’s been feeling pretty yuck!

    It seems that when Saturn shines she wants us to work harder than we’ve ever worked, however this doesn’t seem possible without (internal or external) motivation.

    My natal ASC is at 2’57 cap- not sure if the lack of focus is just the vacuum before saturn makes it’s move? Does anyone else have any experience with this?

  20. My partner has just has Saturn through the 12th and it has been a gargantuan effort for him to do the daily grind (working in the office/corporate world). I think when Saturn hits your 1st you will still be working hard but you will see more tangible rewards. Saturn through the 12th is very psychologically, emotionally and spiritually draining and it brings many issues from the past (both childhood, teenage years and past life experiences to face up to again). Its very hard work internally which is why self discipline and motivation for external life pursuits are weakened.

    1. Thanks Suzi- that’s the feeling I’ve been sitting with too- the daily grind has really felt like a grind, whereas it didn’t prior to saturn in the 12th! The explanation also makes a lot of sense. I’m hoping this improves when saturn clears the ASC by a few degrees!

  21. How very healing to have these shared experiences here to share, thank you. I have a Scorp Sun with Cap ASC at 8 deg, Saturn has been pounding my 12th house Sag… Neptune, Moon, Mercury, devastating, lots of psychosomatic pain, I’ve been seeing a psychotherapist for 3 years. I left the woman I was just about to marry, this was a positive move, it happened as soon as Saturn moved into the 12th, her Neptune used to sit right over my moon, I was being taken for a ride by a narcissistic monster that ended up attacking me publicly through a social media smear campaign, in which she disclosed to over 100 mutual friends details of my child abuse that I had entrusted with her, (by the way she…she calls herself a therapist) amongst other horrendous experiences, this has resulted in my re-traumatisation. I now live with complex PTSD, no job, no sense of self, and I have lost 90% of my friends, I live alone and have very little connection with other people. Currently finding it very difficult to make new connections although I am quite lucky to have a roof over my head and basic needs are being met. I feel really deeply for those who have lost the most basic of support systems. My Sag moon gives me optimism, I can only hope to start rebuilding myself in the near future.

    I have a question concerning the right time to undergo major dental surgery, (SO SATURNIAN!) Would it be wise to wait after Saturn has made the first pass over my Cap ASC or would it be ok to start on this process now as he is already in Cap? The first stage of my dental work would being implanting titanuim posts into my jaw bone to later have loaded with porcelain crowns, which to me translates as Saturn (bone) in the 12th house (unseen – jaw bone) then after first pass into 1st house (Crown – visible) ? wondering if I’m on the right track, or should I wait for Saturn to be completely out of the 12th house?

    Thanks again for all the sharing.

    1. Hi scorp sun cap ac,

      How very brave you have been. Your sag moon indeed is a blessing 🙂 Keep up the good work to find the equilibrium you deserve after your harrowing experience with your ex.
      Can i just say regarding teeth treatment – something i myself need and have researched health in depth for 20+ years – any metal implanted into the mouth is not a good move for our health. We are in a physical body – which operates on an electrical basis – + and – charge between all minerals/vitamins and body construction complexes. We all know how conductive metals are. People opt for gold fillings which is the most conductive of all. In the mouth saliva is a fluid medium which ENABLES the charge from the metal teeth..thus influencing our ‘electric body’.
      Please do look more into this info before going ahead with such drastic orthodontics.
      Is there any way you can have these repairs done without using metal? Composite toughened plastics would be a better alternative to metal.
      I say this for you have ptsd and you don’t need any further health complications.
      BTW – grounding is a practice i would recommend – for any health issue. It allows the electrical discharge to take place from the body – out to the ground. This is vital for health. We all wear rubber soled shoes everywhere. Get your feet on bare earth for 5-10 mins a day to help discharge, essentially, static electricity from the body. Especially if one has metal in their mouth already.
      I hope this helps, i wish you strength and endurance on your new journey – you will get there and many reading your words im sure admire your determination and amazing inner strength – you’re an inspiration 🙂

  22. I’ve been reading a lot lately about this transit. Mine will be happening in March of 2019, on top of Pluto also transiting my ascendant. I’m not sure what to expect, but for a while now have been pulling away and turning in a great deal. Getting a lot done as well. Hoping it’s not ultimately brutal. Pluto moving through the twelfth house certainly felt like that. Thanks for writing this blog. It’s very helpful.

  23. Everything will change, lessons will learned
    Saturn will leave you lonely at times
    I myself took the time to build stronger foundations with the blessings of Saturn.
    Pluto on the asc. He’s another story I found
    He will take things that no longer serve you whether you like it or not it’s easier to just see what he is trying to do by helping him release it .. when he was opposite my Venus my marriage fell apart but I met the love of my life shortly there after .
    Now I have Saturn opposite Venus in the things that I thought that I care about are being tested formation now I have Saturn opp Venus and the things that I thought that I care about are being tested . Friends and family are disappearing but as I look at them they were relationships that were casual and not serious outer planets are great teachers and they take so long and do it gradually instead of all at once tap into that energy but eventually your life will be different and less you change your perspective you’ll notice it’s better have a great day .

    1. Well said Brian! Saturn and Pluto have affected my life too. I dropped the people who were negatively affecting my well being. Adjusted my relationships where I gave too much of myself and found a better balance. Saturn and Pluto are in my first house at the moment and I’m still learning how to change SLOWLY!
      It’s not easy. My toy poodle has been a tremendous help in this process.

  24. I don’t have saturn crossing my ascendant but when it was close to crossing my ascendant years ago you helped me a lot, Elsa, with providing me a framework to navigate my life at the time.

    The transit completely helped me structure my life more the way I wanted it to be or I wanted it to be in years to come. It does impact a lot the other angular house/angles (4th, 7th and 10th.)

    It wasn’t a quick structuring process – Saturn takes time.

    My life really is very different since Saturn transited my first house years ago. In a good way, and in a more grown up way!

    One thing that I’d share for those who have Saturn about to cross their ascendants: save money and find ways to secure income avenues. I say this as Saturn later transiting my second house caught me unprepared and inmature and it was tough!

    Luckily for me Jupiter is now transiting my second house and I had put down some financial habits and structures (saturn) in the last years during that Saturn in the 2nd house transit so that now I can expand my income accordingly.

    1. Hehe, just saw I wrote years ago in this post under the name ‘Cris’

      It’s strange to read oneself years after.

  25. Yes!

    Once Saturn crossed my ascendant my jaw broke down after years of being in the wrong position and I had to get both jaw joint surgery and then my jaw put into the right place – which basically means breaking your face and inserting tons of plates and screws in your skull. I looked horrible for a long time and had to re-learn how to speak, eat, and open my mouth.

    This is so textbook. Saturn being the ruler of bones. And I had incurred jaw karma (LOL) for ignoring a problem for 30 years.

    But all is well now (it was a VERY tough road however) I look a but different but everyone says it looks like I had a facelift and I look loads younger. Thanks Saturn. LOL

    I’m Cap rising so the man is still hanging out in my first (combined with Pluto) and I’m being tested and honed.


  26. Tr Saturn ingressed my 12H on December 21, 2018 and is part of the Sun and Pluto stellium. Tr Saturn will remain in my 12H until January 30, 2021.

    Tr Saturn was in my 12H for 34 months: February 10, 1989 – December 25, 1991. This time period was very isolating as I chose to be a stay-at-home mom after giving birth to two children. (12H – hospitals for child birth; self sacrificing.)

    Tr Saturn was in my 1H from December 25, 1991 – June 2, 1995. Christmas day in 1991 was sobering as my mother was diagnosed with cancer. She died after Tr Saturn ingressed 27′ into my 2H. (1H Chiron – wounding/personal sadness; and Moon – mother.)

  27. I am middle degrees of Capricorn sun and moon, my Aquarius is my ascent; I guess it is smack at me
    Intense lately ,resoundingly giving ,so proud I have this space on my planet ,my winter
    Winter cold luscious cold
    Stars cut bright days feeling a additional sunshine fast moving
    Had wonderful food past weeks
    Wrapping dehydrated mangoes on all meats and lettuce ,Christmas fat
    Feel content,strong,alone
    Tomorrow another treasured day

  28. Saturn has retrograde over my ascendant a few times, I don’t know why he always like to bully me. If Saturn is father, yes I always feel bullied

  29. Saturn moving toward second hit and find myself at a University job with lots of ambitious people of which I am not one. So out of step–have already had a public ostracizing in a meeting for some views on an issue that were not considered “PC”. So now I am hyper about how I am viewed, as others have mentioned and feeling constricted as a personality. Car accident last Fall and now having to initiate a lawsuit against my own insurance company for non-payment. Tooth pulled. My life feels like all work and appointments for the above. Not fun! So work, law, teeth (bones) ruled by Saturn. Also father (Capricorn) becoming unhealthy. Definitely feeling confined, trapped and lonely. Feeling of lack and hardship, having to tow the line. Boo

  30. OMG! I was literally just looking at this researching this morning before I saw your post because Saturn is getting ready to hit my ascendant. So, I looked up Saturn’s retro path and because of this Saturn will go over my ascendant 3 times this year! THREE TIMES!

    Direct (until) May 11, 2020
    Retrograde May 11, 2020 – will turn retro at Aquarius 01°
    Direct Sep 29, 2020 – will turn direct at Capricorn 25°

    So Saturn will go past my ascendant at 26 degrees Capricorn while direct then when Saturn gets to 1 degree Aqua will will stop and go back, again going over my ascendant at 26 degrees Cap until it stops at 25 degrees, then it goes direct and for a third time will go over my 26 degrees ascendant in Cap.

    What shall I expect from this!? I had no idea this was going to happen, I mean I knew Saturn was going to hit my asendent and I know Pluto is going to hit my ascendent and I know all of this is in my 12th but now this realization. Wow!

  31. Make it stop already! I’ve got Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all moving through the 12th.

    All of my natal planets are in Houses 9-12 within 94 degrees of one another, the past two years have been brutal. Breakup, moving, car loss, moving again, job loss, complete lack of direction, awful judgement regarding new friends, loss of long-term friends.

    I’ve learned so much. I know and feel in my heart that it’s all leading to the true version of me, the version of me that can only be reached by going through the things I have.

    But I’m exhausted. I’m ready for some place to feel like home again. I’m ready to have a job that makes me happy. I’m ready to feel like myself again, only a renewed more evolved version of myself.

    I always come out of hard times even better than before, and am an eternal optimist. But this has been rough.

  32. Saturn will cross my ascendant degree three times this year due to it’s retrograde. (once already, 29, 03). Things are brutal already, I’m not sure how I can cope with this two more times this year :/

    How is everyone else in this position faring?

  33. Aw it’s a terrible time for all of us with Covid 19. I experienced Saturn going thru my 12 house (the house of undoing) and finally crossing my ascendant. Lonely, scared and didn’t sleep well. It’s true you do learn from Saturn, the teacher. I made some smart decisions to take care of myself, like moving , finding affordable housing. But I did this alone. No partner , just distant kids.

    But I was born with this in my 8th house, if you believe in houses. I have a Saturn conjunction Pluto. 1947. So my life has always been tough, but I have often soared thru really tough times. I’m an optimist at most times. I wish you the same. Don’t lose hope. Learn. Penelope

    1. Just a few days after this post I had my first Covid symptom of shortness of breath. I had returned from a shopping trip first thing in the morning, and I was wearing a mask the whole time. Several days later I was very sick. Covid. Lots of indigestion, nausea and diarrhea. Insomnia for months. Foggy brain and confusion. Couldn’t do my taxes which I had started online. Anyway I survived, but never saw a doctor and know I have long term problems. “Long haulers” we are called. That was 8 months ago. I joined a study and await the results. I don’t know if I have immunity for long or if I will be reinfected. I have A- blood type which I read is more susceptible. However I am feeling a little better but still have incredible fatigue. I can only manage a very simple day. I take vitamin D (3000 units) and Zinc 50 mg and vit C and Pepcid AC which helps with nausea. This is recommended. Gosh I hope you all survive this pandemic and slowly get better. My heart goes out to all who have suffered a loss of a loved individual. Take care of yourself.

  34. so Glad I found this post and thread. 26 Cap Asc with Saturn passing over and Pluto not far behind. I feel lonely, fearful, and stuck. Its awful. But reading all these stories help me realize I’m Ok. Its just the sky. I can adjust. It might make it all easier to deal with.

  35. I am an Aqua rising and Saturn will be directly conjunct my ascendant sometime in Jan 2022. I’m aware Saturn rules Aquarius. Would this 1st house transit be smoother for me? I’m braced yet optimistic.

  36. Hello Elsa! I’m an Aquarius ascendant, but the very last degree. Saturn is powerful in my horoscope – not only a Lord of it but also my Moon belongs to Capricorn. I didn’t know that I was going through that transit, found it recently. But it works like a strong, relentless push!
    I’ve been going through one of the most challenging times of my life. Divorce with my husband is ongoing, the guy I fell in love with left me (he was not the reason for the divorce). I have to move out from the place I’ve lived for 10 years. Despite having so many skills I have no idea who I am anymore. Like no ground under my feet.
    I have gone through a very hard mental breakdown, trying to collect these pieces and put them back into a whole but it doesn’t work.

    What is good about that is that I started to clean up everything: throwing away old things, my online mess got deleted and will be replaced by a new image. Old items for sale. Tickets paid. I even reunited with my parents after years of having a not-really-close relationship. I’m in my middle 30s and started to feel the desire of having children and family, like never before. In all that mess, depression, and fog I still have hope, I’m standing on my feet planning and strategizing. Even praying.

    Still in the air as the exact aspect is yet to come in a week or so. Please keep your fingers crossed.

  37. Finding this website has been a godsend .

    Asc. Last degrees of Aquarius ♒️.transiting Saturn now just moving into the first house.

    I thought I was going insane, and I can honestly say this has been the most challenging time I’ve ever experienced. And with the sun and moon in Capricorn in the 11th house, and Saturn, conjunct both of them at birth. I have a tendency to be highly responsible and ambitiously hard-working.
    Admittedly, I’ve been fighting, massive depression and suicidal thoughts.
    Nothing seems to work, and I couldn’t get anything off the ground job wise, which was terrifying, and felt completely blocked, so I’m glad to discover that I am in fine company many of whom have that suffered the same fate.
    Your posted comments have made me realize that this is a transit, and
    1. This too will pass
    2. I am not alone
    And I thank you for that.

    I just hope that I can come out of it a better human.
    It has given me faith in astrology again … I hadn’t even looked at my chart properly for a few years and was so relieved when I understood what was occurring.
    Note to self … look at the chart and trust the process.
    Thank you all for this chat.

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