Working with Saturn, part 2: When Will My Ship Come In?

One of the classic interpretation for Saturn is “delays,” especially in the sense that the fruition of your desire will be delayed (modern astrology also added “delayed psychological development” as a possibility, but that’s another subject.)

Whether it is career development or finding your soulmate or recovering from illness or achieving financial goals, it is frustrating for the ego to encounter these delays. The question we may ask of Saturn here is, what causes these delays in fulfillment?

I think the central Saturnian thought is that somehow we haven’t matured enough to experience these fulfillment.

Let’s say if you are single and are out looking for a soulmate. You have a pretty specific idea of what he or she is like, and what kind of relationship you’d like to have. The sobering Saturnian question is, if this person shows up just this minute, are you ready for him/her? Will you feel worthy being with him? Do you have what she needs and wants for the kind of relationship that she would like to have?

Or do you have to do some work on yourself first.

We can do this with the career you’d like to have, the new position you’d like to be promoted to, the amount of money you’d like to make, etc. It’s quite difficult to hang on to a relationship with someone who doesn’t have the same level of self-worth and emotional maturity with you. If you want someone healthy and emotionally available, maybe you need to ask yourself if you have cultivated enough self love and emotional maturity.

Same goes for financial prosperity: Many ordinary people destroy themselves when they have sudden influx of cash – whether by winning a lottery, getting lucky in the Internet stock bubble of 1990’s, or real estate market bubble of 2004-2005, they somehow receive more success than they were equipped to handle, and it ends up becoming their worst curse rather than a blessing.

So delay is not always a bad thing – it may actually be a very wise message from the universe, letting you know that the time to prepare is now.

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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  1. Hi Hiroki,

    I know you probably wrote this article ages ago, but I’m only reading it now for the first time and I found it really insightful and comforting. My mars in aries in the 10th house has always resulted in me putting alot of pressure on myself as regards career and status. I always worried when I felt others were ‘apparently’ passing me out while I felt stuck.

    Well I’ve recently begun a really good job that I know will lead to even greater things. Saturn is transiting the 4th house and exactly square my ascendant right now. When saturn crossed my ascendant I actually began my university education, so you could say that this is the first manifestation of my education. It made me realise that there really is a structure to saturn and that everything will happen when I’m really ready. Hopefully by the time saturn crosses my descendant my career will have fully blossomed.

    As an aside, natal saturn is in scorpio in the 5th. Transit node is currently conjuncting it.

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