Transits: Saturn in Libra 2009-2010

Because Saturn is essentially dignified in Libra, the sign if its exaltation, Saturn is welcome to this sign and can do only good things for all planets points and houses that are placed in this sign. Planets that are placed in Libra will be given nothing but support from a Saturn in its happiest and even most powerful state. Saturn has in fact got more essential dignities in Libra than he has in his own signs of Aquarius and Capricorn. The idea of an exaltation is that the planet is increasing in strength and power. The idea is that any planet by transit will bestow its good or bad qualities through the house in which it is visiting at the time.


Because Saturn is in Libra, it is bestowing its best side in this sign and “on the side of” all planets which Saturn must conjoin. There is some degree of variance to what you can expect though depending on planet and on  house. Say for example that natal Sun is in Libra, this is the sign of Sun´s fall, with Saturn crossing over Sun, Saturn will be exceedingly strong, and bring out the best qualities which are counter to the essence of the Sun. In other words Saturn brings forth principles of co-operation and dependency, reliance on other people, and alliances, it´s not good for individuality or self-serving goals, however it is excellent for all aspects related to a more social interaction. Saturn in this instance will force Sun into being considerate of others´ needs. The same story can be said of Saturn transiting a Libran Mars, even more so, it goes against Mars´s nature to be co-operative, but on the other hand you might see a situation where planets in their fall are helped by a planet the feels completely at home in this sign.


The converse now must be said for those with essentially dignified planets in Libra. Venus or Saturn in this sign will definitely benefit from Saturn´s discriminating ray. It is said time and time again that Saturn is a serious planet, and true it is, but it can also be said that Saturn is simply realistic. This transit is important for taking in the big picture, which sounds awfully like Jupiter. While Jupiter makes big promises and big wishes about the big picture (which are hardly ever realised), Saturn on the other hand makes decisions (Capricorn ruler) which it can stick to and which in the long run go on to create the big picture. A transiting Saturn to a Libran Venus is akin to a transiting Jupiter to a Pisces Venus, or Sun to an Aries Mars, or Mars to a Capricorn Saturn. Having a dignified planet conjoined by another dignified planet by transit can only bring forth good things. Some of the possibilities with Saturn in Libra will be about picking the right partners, but being Saturn it is likely that the choice will be well thought out and arranged without emotion, if that´s what is needed. Saturn likes things that last a long time, the idea that marriage is “for better or for worse”, the idea that it ought not to be broken, that comes from Saturn´s exaltation in Libra.

Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, Node

I´ve mentioned in other pieces on this site that Saturn is configured during 2010-2011 with other outer planets. In my opinion, these hard aspects will bring much calamity and changes, but the people that need worry are not early Librans, Libra in the 7th house might be different though. The basic principle that I put forward is that Saturn is the “strong” or rather, the strongest planet in this stand-off. Uranus may attack Saturn from Aries with a Jupiter in Triplicity, and Pluto may go all psycho on Saturn from Capricorn, (all in cold calculatation), however, this exalted Saturn is so much stronger than all the planets that confront it, any planet in Libra with reasonable dignity will come out smelling of roses after this transit is over. All alliances will be victorious in the face of adversity. On a personal level it bodes well for planets in Libra which may symbolise marriages, partnerships, artistic or musical work, in fact anything that planets in this sign rule over in the chart.

Late 2009 is the beginning of first Saturn Pluto Square. It is true that Pluto can destroy things, or at least make things appear to be destroyed. Remember the idea of “from the ashes”, it´s cliche, but it seems to be the appropriate keynote for Pluto transits. The fact that Pluto is in Capricorn in any case will give Saturn and any planets in early Libra the upper hand. Pluto will be forced to co-operate, something that rarely ever happens.

6 responses

19 10 2009

I am preparing to experience my second saturn return over the next 2 years. I am actually looking forward to it, as my natal saturn and neptune are conjunct in my chart, at 20 degrees Libra in the ninth house. With a capricorn ascendant and mars conjunct the ascendant, and further, a scorpio sun, the energy of Saturn is no stranger to me.
What a great site, thanks. I’ll be recommending this one to others who are students of astrology…
Blessings and Light-

14 02 2010

I have Saturn conjunct Neptune in the 1st house. I’m not afraid of much anymore, but if I have my druthers, Pluto at the bottom of my chart and Saturn return will bring me a big house and literary fame. I also have Spica conjunct Saturn–maybe Ondine does, too.

14 02 2010

Hope you will comment!

25 03 2010

hi. my libra sun is at 15d. in the 11th house, and i have neptune,venus, and mercury in libra in the 12th house @ 24,25 + 27d. my ascendant is 18d. scorpio, with saturn at 19d. scorpio. is this going to rake me over the coals? do i have to battan down the hatches and buckle up? please, a few words would nice. thank you. susan (pluto+jupiter in leo)

11 11 2010

Interesting take on early Libra. I have a Jupiter 29 Virgo opposite the part of fortune at 28 Pisces . Jupiter conjuncts Chiron at 2 Libra and Amour 2 Libra and Neptune at 5 Libra closing in on the ascendant from the 12th at 9 Libra. Jupiter and Neptune are also parallel by declination. The April 2010 Saturn/ Pluto square during the Gulf Oil spill also spelled the demise of my car. Transit Pluto in the #rd. That was in April and I have been on foot ever since. Summer walks are good. I have another old car waiting for repairs to be road worthy . Meanwhile Saturn helped me firm up some plans for the future. I look forward to its Libra transits although the up coming Pluto square to Uranus looks like time for some big land movements in the area where I live. We shall see.

24 07 2011
Loida Giernoth

I was curious if you ever thought of changing the layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?

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