Sun Conjunct Saturn
The Sun and Saturn will be conjunct at 9° Pisces on February 28, 2024. This is an aspect that occurs once a year since the Sun goes through each sign for one month, and Saturn has a 30-year orbit so it spends about two and a half years in each sign, give or take a couple of retrograde periods. Dates for the last 80 years are listed below so you can find your Saturn placement if you don’t know it.
This is a hard-working and somewhat somber transit but it can also be very rewarding if you’ve been working hard. This can be a time when your hard work pays off, where you can achieve long-term goals or prove yourself to others through determined effort. On the negative side, you might find that your desire to assert your individuality or autonomy could be hindered or limited by this transit of Saturn.
Sun conjunct Saturn in the natal chart
This is pretty universally described as a challenging aspect to have in childhood. Most of the books describe this as an aspect of painful self-awareness, pessimism and potential depression. A difficult childhood with possibly harsh, disciplinarian parents or very conservative. Maybe the child had to work very hard, either in school or by actually joining the workforce at an early age. They’re often very serious or even melancholy and emotionally withdrawn. The conjunction in Pisces would certainly amplify that emotional melancholy and depressive nature.
Sue Tompkins, in her wonderful book “Aspects in Astrology,” says this aspect is characterized by self-denial, self-discipline, self-control, self-defense. Other keywords are the importance of authority, illumination of fears and the importance of time because of course Saturn is the planet of time, and the awareness of restrictions and limitations.
She goes on to say when Saturn touches any planet in the natal chart, the person tends to crave the things that planet represents, and when it’s the Sun, people with this aspect yearn to be considered important because they believe or fear that they’re really insignificant, and those feelings start in early childhood. Sun-Saturn children often do not feel a strong sense of their own importance; for some reason they feel their uniqueness and individuality were not recognized, reinforced or accepted. Their tough exterior can mask a desperately sensitive inner life, which may express itself in long-form creative writing, world-building or caring professions, especially those that are emotionally challenging for others. They may be excellent helpers and healers but not particularly nurturing one-on-one.
In adulthood, this aspect is described as conservative, disciplined, ambitious, solitary, hard-working, and often exhibiting a dark sense of humor. They can be trustworthy, good mentors, dependable and often very successful in the long term. Someone you want on your side in the zombie apocalypse or tax season!
They can often become exhibitionists or obsessed with their self-importance because of this perceived repression. So what may start out as an inferiority complex can go to the other extreme where they have a grandiose sense of their own importance in adulthood because they’ve had to carve their personality out of the rough rocks of austerity.
Saturn in Pisces keywords
Spiritual dedication, deep emotions or being an emotional “rock,” limiting beliefs, conservatism or austerity, dogmatism, transformation through hard work, old souls.
Saturn in Pisces dates
Feb 14, 1935, to Apr 25, 1937
Oct 17, 1937, to Jan 14, 1938
Mar 23, 1964, to Sep 16, 1964
Dec 16, 1964, to Mar 3, 1967
May 21, 1993, to Jun 30, 1993
Jan 28, 1994, to Apr 7, 1996
Mar 7, 2023, to May 24, 2025
Sep 1, 2025, to Feb 13, 2026
Celebrities with Sun conjunct Saturn in Pisces
Zack Snyder, Justin Bieber, Dean Stockwell, Dakota Fanning and Alexander Graham Bell.
Sun and Saturn conjunct but not in Pisces
Robert Duvall, Matt Dillon, Al Pacino, Sting, Kibe Bryant, Tracey Ullman, Pink, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vladimir Putin.
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Arwynne O’Neill works as a research astrologer in Vancouver, with a focus on delving into historical cycles and how they relate to societal transformations as influenced by the energies of the outer planets.
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