Working with Saturn, Part 6: On Fear of Restrictions and Limitations

Saturn gets a bad rap as the symbol of limitations & restrictions in life, but it’s the very knowledge of our limitations that lets us enjoy. Consider this:

1) Saturn represents work and all the responsibility it entails – from our work schedule to company policies we must follow, we are forced to come under the rule of authority.

While many people claim to enjoy the freedom of leisure more than the restriction of work, this is found to be untrue once someone actually retires or loses a job – people do not thrive without feeling the sense of value they derive from working.

2) Saturn represents old age and the sickness & death it brings – illness or loss of our family makes us appreciate our health & life more fully. The awareness of limited time we have on earth increases our productivity and gratitude.

3) Saturn represents commitment – a voluntary restriction of possibilities: we choose one project, one career, one relationship as our life path, and decide to explore it fully and deeply – the reward is self evident.

When Saturn transits the sensitive spots in your horoscope, it helps if we do not fear work, commitment, or even loss. We could argue that there is nothing inherently pain inducing with work, commitment or death – it’s our wrong conception of them that create the suffering.

Work can be joyful, commitment deepens growth, and death is a sublime reminder of the miracle of our existence. If we live this way, Saturn becomes your friend. And if you can befriend Saturn, what have you to fear on heaven or earth?

About Hiroki Niizato

Hiroki Niizato is a professional consulting astrologer in Florida, serving clients in US and abroad. He has been practicing astrology professionally since 2001. Hiroki is a highest honor graduate of the demanding Master’s Degree Certification Course in Astrology by Noel Tyl.

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