Jupiter Saturn Aspect: A Powerful Sense of Purpose

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NATAL JUPITER CONJUNCT SQUARE OPPOSITE SATURN

Jupiter is the part of you that seeks rewarding experiences.  Whether on a physical, mental or spiritual level, Jupiter’s directive is to “find what you enjoy doing, and do a lot more of it!

Saturn represents the part of your psyche that focuses on essential necessities.  Whether in work, health or relationships, Saturn asks “what must I do to build lasting security?

Builder vs Explorer Archetype

If Jupiter is your inner Explorer that seeks fortunes and opportunities in far-off lands, Saturn is your inner Builder or Engineer that seeks to answer practical questions and create solid & lasting structures.

If Jupiter and Saturn form a dynamic aspect (conjunction, square or opposition) in your natal chart, you will be strongly influenced by the blend of these two contrasting energies.  Here are some possible expressions of the Jupiter Saturn aspect:

1) Expansion of Ambition

While Saturn tends to focus solely on current duties and responsibilities he must perform, Jupiter is constantly on the lookout for opportunities that can lead to a brighter future.  When these two energies work together, you start thinking bigger in regards to your career and business goals.

When in alignment, Saturn’s ambition fuels Jupiter’s enthusiasm.  As a result, you may find yourself being passionately involved with your chosen profession.   The key is in finding the right vocation which offers you opportunities for greater success.

2) A Meaningful Pursuit

While Jupiter tends to be indiscriminate in the type of enjoyment he pursues, Saturn is only interested in something that he perceives as essential and lasting.  Jupiter Saturn people tend to discard frivolous pursuits in favor of more meaningful goals, usually through their work.

This means your work has to mean more than your paycheck.  You need to feel what you do matters for the society, and that your work serves the just cause.   If your work fails to give you that sense of conviction, you might be left feeling unfulfilled and in a state of self-doubt.

 

Well-Known Examples of Jupiter Saturn Aspects

Here are some well-known people with natal Jupiter Saturn aspects:

  • Former US president Barack Obama has Jupiter conjunct Saturn.
  • Clara Barton who founded American Red Cross had Jupiter conjunct Saturn
  • Inventor Alexander Graham Bell had Jupiter square Saturn, and so did Thomas Edison.
  • Walt Disney had Jupiter conjunct Saturn
  • Astronaut Neil Armstrong had Jupiter opposite Saturn
  • Mystic Paramhansa Yogananda had Jupiter opposite Saturn

Regardless of their chosen professions, you can sense the conviction these people carried about their work.

 

Conclusion: Jupiter Saturn Aspects and a Sense of Purpose

When Saturn adds a sense of necessity to Jupiter’s desire for rewards, you begin to distinguish between real vs superficial achievements.  You start to seek meaningful rewards that will withstand the test of time.  This is often experienced as a strong sense of purpose in life.

You might assume that everyone feels this way, but plenty of people are happy to work just to get paid, as they pursue their enjoyment elsewhere in life.  Not so for you!  The clearer you become about your purpose, the more energized and enthusiastic you become about your life goals.

 

Do you have a natal Jupiter Saturn aspect?  Do you resonate with the sense of purpose mentioned here?  Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the comment section below. 

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