Saturn’s transit of the 4th house of the natal chart may be seem less dynamic that some of the other Saturn transits but often, in retrospect, it is seen that it marks an important turning point.
Things may feel cramped at home. Perhaps there are improvements that need to be made, broken things that need fixing or worn out items that need replacing. Your home may not feel big enough which necessitates clearing clutter. It’s possible that you may ‘down-size’ at this time to save on resources. Maybe you feel your home isn’t working for you and you want it to be more ‘functional’.
Sometimes this transit may indicate that your home feels like a burden; perhaps you are waiting to move but the market is slow. It may indicate having to take on more responsibility than usual, for example caring for an elderly parent or dealing with a sick relative. Domestic duties may increase.
Your home is your private retreat; the place where you should feel safe, secure and comfortable. Saturn passing through this area of your chart is rather like a feng shui expert exploring your home with an objective eye. Your home is a symbol of yourself and things that aren’t working there may represent aspects of yourself that have been neglected. Saturn will point out what needs to be fixed to help energy flow again.
On a deeper emotional level, the 4th house represents your private self. It is the house of belonging and where you feel rooted. It is your past history and shows what you need in order to function well in the outside world.
When Saturn passes through this house, you are entering a period of deep emotional re-structuring. Old issues may resurface if they haven’t already been dealt with. Past attachments that have outworn their welcome may resurface. Saturn helps to break down any conditioning that restricts you from being the person you want to be – and the person you would like others to see.
This period may feel like it passes slowly. Life may be quiet with less accent on career and socialising. Some people experience a sense of despondency or loneliness. Learning to like your own company can be a feature of this transit. In a way, Saturn could be said to be removing the distractions of the outer world in order to give you time to focus on the inner world and the work that needs to be done. Your inner sense of security and the ability to support yourself grows during this transit. Being responsible to yourself and for yourself is a key theme.
Saturn is encouraging you to do the ground-work. You are building a foundation for the future. If you want to change your career or start your own business, Saturn’s transit of the 4th offers you the perfect time to put your foot on the first rung of the ladder. By the end of this transit you should see that you have become stronger, wiser and that you are in a better place to achieve your goals than you were before.