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.
Thank you for writing this article!
I became a legal secretary the last time Saturn transited my 4th house, 28 years ago.
Well, Saturn recently left my 4th house in October 2012, and I have been thinking about changing careers, but it definitely entails returning to school, or seeking a retraining program. I also daydreamed about moving into a bigger place, but the economy has left me jobless.
So perceptive and so very,very,true. Brilliant
Thanks Kathleen 🙂
I’m sorry to hear you are without a job. Such a difficult time for many people. With Saturn still travelling through the lower part of your chart, traning and retraining could be a good way of using that energy. Blessings on your journey.
I moved into an older home when Saturn conjuncted my IC (in Cancer, too). House needed more work than we thought. Hmmmm, Saturn. Both my MIL and FIL passed away, too. After those things, it was a very quiet, inward time.
Thanks for sharing your experience Nancy.
this is reaffirming – the part about this being the time of restructuring and creating a more authentic self.
BUT IT SUCKS RIGHT NOW!!!!
not only has the old devil crossed over IC in past 1/2 year, but doing it’s station/retro thing at 5′ -ish of Scorp – which is squaring my natal Sun/Asc/Desc. axii at 4-6′ of Aquarius. Tough times and no seeming friends or family members to count on –
Very sad and scary time.
Hi Maverick – I absolutely 100% hear you! I have exactly this going on in my chart too right now. Saturn conjunct 4th cusp squaring Asc/Desc and natal Moon and opposing natal Sun. Your words could be my own. Some transits are seriously tough. I guess one of the best things best about understanding the astrology behind these times is knowing when it’ll be over – sheesh!
Blessings to you.
Agreed guys…Saturn in my 4th house has made me a complete hermit…I can’t believe this sh%t….lol I hardly go out. My wife just got her driver’s license a little while go and I lost mine for speeding. Will get it back nov 2014…until then I’m stuck….fvk Saturn in the 4th ! lol sorry for swearing. Very fragile emotionally
Hi Craig – No apologies needed, Saturn can certainly evoke some swear words sometimes, lol! Sorry to hear you are feeling stuck and fragile. Saturn in the 4th can be tough going. You’ll be stronger in the end but sometimes it’s darn hard work to get to the finish line. Hope things improve for you soon.
Wow thanks for this!! I have been feeling like a hermit as well. Moved to a new city last year and none of my friends or family keep in touch! Now I know why! Trying to make friends hasn’t worked so just at home-me and my boyfriend. Luckily I can use this time to learn to be with myself and overcome the loneliness of no contact. I even own my own business as a graphic designer and everything is done online lol! This is definitely a tough time but much needed as I had always been a social butterfly. Luckily Saturn helped me secure my living situation for 5 years at cheap rent! So, Saturn is definitely in the works in my life and I am so grateful that I know why things are the way they are:)
Hi Dre – You’re welcome 🙂 It’s really great to hear that you are working with the Saturn vibe. I know it’s difficult sometimes but really worth it in the end. And good for Saturn finding you cheap rent, lol!
Thank you for this article. I forgot about my Saturn in 4th, until recently. Life seems to be flat for me during this transition. I tried to push in the beginning to make things happen for me, only to be pushed back. I’ve certainly gone inwards to heal, discard patterns, habits etc that no longer serve me. The external world has been shut out as I’ve become indifferent to it. I’ve been despondent, unemployed and living a life of a hermit for the past year. It’s been difficult since I’m a person that’s likes to be running on my feet. No celebrations for my 30th this year, but will definitely celebrate when this transit is over 🙂
OMG and soo much sleeping this year. hehe
Hi Ninz – Thanks for your comment. I’m sorry to hear this has been a tough transit for you. I guess at least the best is knowing that this too shall pass! Saturn will get you there in the end – and then yes, a big celebration is in order 🙂
I enjoyed reading your article…saturn in my 4th has made me more of a hermit, every thing seems to say no at this time wow 2 and half years of this, I needed to hear another astrologer point of view, thank you… this aspect also give depression more easily if you allow it. the one bright spot is a return to school seems to be the only bright spot,as i was just notified about financial aid. so true about past issues I’m just meeting a daughter for the first time in 17 years(soon as saturn entered the fourth) i’ve been an astrologer for 24 years and looking at my own chart sometimes I don’t want to accept certain things so it’s good to hear the opinion of others with like minds, i hope that when it reaches later degrees when it will be sextile my second house stellium that I will get a little reprieve.. thanks again.
Hi Walter – thanks for your comment. Wow, how lovely to be meeting your daughter, a wonderful gift from Saturn! I understand what you mean when looking at your own chart. Sometimes it is good to get an objective opinion. I hope you enjoy the course you are taking. Saturn is a wise teacher 🙂
How can I find out where the planets sit in my chart right now? Please help me!!!
Go to http://www.astro.com/ – it’s free!
Create an account, enter your birth details. Once you have done that, click the link at the top of the page on the right ‘Free Horoscopes’. Scroll down and choose ‘extended chart selection’. Once there, look to where it says ‘please select the type of chart you want’. In that drop-down list choose ‘natal chart and transits’.
Next in the OPTIONS list below, make sure it says the current date and then in the ‘house system’ select ‘equal’. (You can use a different one if you prefer but if you don’t know about the houses, equal is easiest to use’)
Once you’ve got those details in, scroll down to the bottom of the page and add in Chiron if you like under ‘Additional objects’ and check the box ‘Always use the true node’ so that you North Node shows on the chart.
Then hit ‘click here to show the chart’ at the bottom of the page.
You’ll see your chart in the centre with the transiting planets around it. At the bottom of the page there will be a list of where the planets currently are (degree and sign).
Hope that helps 🙂
Brilliant article. Thank you.
I’ve always been a social butterfly with 300 contacts in my phone and couldn’t live a day without seeing friends. I always thought being introspective was selfish. But since January I’ve become a hermit and a happy, spiritual one. I’ve dug out the repressed parts of myself -childhood unhappiness, being more self-assured (I was such a pushover!) etc- resolved them in the sense that when I go out in the world I am more discriminating of others and believe in my values and judgement. I’ve also learnt to live with less, be less of a spendthrift, save money.
I also saw my own flaws and am making myself learn to be responsible person. I finally believe in true love and spirituality and no longer think of joining the 27 club, which was my major thought when I was 14. Strange kid. Also I saw how some of my friends were sexually loose and cut out bad influence, keeping only true friends.
I want to marry for love, I’ve decided to keep my virginity for him (previously I was fine if I married for money) and I want to be a great mother. (My natal Saturn (and Sun) is in 7th house of partnership! My lifetime challenge, right? My natal Moon is in 5th.)
May I know how long Saturn will stay in one house? 240 days? I just wanna mark the date it enters the 5th house of fire and I’m out and about sparkling again 🙂
Thank you Leah! <3
Hi Ellie – thanks for sharing your experience of this transit. Saturn stays in a house for around 2.5 years. The exact date it crosses into your 5th house will depend on your natal chart.
Saturn has been in my 4th house for about a year. I’m packed up and ready to move with no where to go! I signed one lease and backed out immediately as I had not rented my house out yet. I’ve been trying to rent my house out for two months…lots of interest and no takers. It only recently crossed my mind that maybe the move just won’t happen yet. A sad thought as I really want to go. None of this is critical, but I am dealing with a health issue as well, so the downtime does serve some purpose. I’ve also been doing tons to the house which I would not have done if a new tenant had come right away.
Do you see any release in this stagnation before the end of the transit?
Hi Jamtse – I’m sorry to hear things are moving slowly for you. It is the nature of Saturn to delay and as you say, as it gives you some downtime and time to sort out the house, it has a purpose. I usually find that once Saturn reaches the end of his journey in the house, there’s a strong sense of release and Saturn rewards you for all the hard work. But when you might move or feel release from stagnation would also depend on the rest of the movements in your chart too. If you are interested in exploring this further, I offer readings here https://www.leahwhitehorse.com/readings
Hi Leah, thanks for your response.
It’s almost one year later (I forgot all about this post, I read it and realized “hey that was me!” lol) ..So I’ve really retreated into my shell…people seem very threatening to me….I’ve learned to cope with loneliness…I’ll be getting my license back in 2 months, but I don’t know if I’ll even use it, I’m so scared…I’ve received several indirect threats…I think it’s because i’m too aggressive…big surprise 🙂 I’m not like that anymore, I was shocked to read my post actually.
I do feel stronger, and very relieved for the fact that it will soon be OVER, and better things await …
So, this description of yours is really spot on, I just read 10 of them from different websites, and this one is by far the best! Truly amazing.
Hi Craig – Good to hear from you again. It’s nearly over, you’re nearly there! As a planet prepares to leave a house we tend to feel it more intensely. Hang in there. Also, fear is a natural response after what you’ve been through. Give yourself to time to re-adjust. You ARE stronger like you said. Bit by bit that shell will break to reveal the new and stronger you 🙂
Thanks Leah, nearly there….I can feel it 🙂
I’m still a bit agoraphobic, and I hope that will change, but I’m generally feeling pretty confident, life is returning to my body…
And the Jup/Saturn combo with be trine, or at least 2 fire signs, much better than the square, right?
Hi..my saturn transits jn 4h…n I wanted to get move frm my house to new n big one as I’m not comfortable here.so plz tell will it hapen ..natal saturn in 5 house
Hi Honey – If you are wanting to move home whilst Saturn is transiting your 4th house the main thing is to be patient as things can take a little longer with Saturn in the 4th. It’s good for down-sizing or for buying a ‘fixer-upper’. If you would like to explore what is happening in your chart further, I offer readings here https://www.leahwhitehorse.com/readings
I have this transit now. Thank you!
Your’re welcome Mila -)
I’m having this transit now and I want to relocate to another country, do you think its possible? Do people relocate to a place its important to them during this transit? Its been a dream for many years….
Thanks for your comment. Yes it’s possible although it may be more as Saturn reaches the end of its journey here. Saturn can also slow down the process. It would also depend on your natal chart and the rest of the planetary picture at the moment as other transits may support or conflict. If you would like to explore this further, I offer readings here https://www.leahwhitehorse.com/readings
Does degrees also matter when looking at this stuff? Saturn is currently transiting my 4th house in 4 degrees saggitarus squaring my moon which is in 4 degrees Virgo and in my first house. Is that why this transit has felt so excruciating lately? I’ve felt extremely depressed and lonley lately and almost had en emotional breakdown lately. This is my first time living away from home (I’m in college). Please reply back I would really like some answers on how I can get through this. Thank you!
Thanks for your comment. I’m sorry to hear you have been feeling so low. Yes certainly this can be related to these transits. The Moon is also connected to home and family as is the 4th house. With the Moon in your 1st house, this is about learning how to look after yourself, how to care for yourself. It can feel a tough journey with Saturn, but by the end of it you will feel much stronger and will have learned coping skills that will serve you for a life time. I hope you feel better soon. Do access any support you have available through your college. You don’t have to do all of this alone.
If you would like to discuss this any further, I offer readings here https://www.leahwhitehorse.com/readings
Thank you for your insight and experiences. As Saturn passed over the MC before stationing Rx my mother and sister both had falls (with Saturn hitting their Mars in Pisces and Sag) and there was a heavy burden of responsibility but I was feeling so tired. It helped to know this is a time to turn inward and self nurture as I just wrote a blog about that. I found a lot of anger came up as it passed over the IC at emotional needs not being met or frustrated (natally I have Mars Saturn Moon in the sixth). Now I see I could not expect if from that quarter and need to give it to myself, but it was still okay to be angry and express it in therapy. Thanks again for shedding light on this and for your wonderful website <3
Hello. Thank you for the post. I hope I’m not too late to chime in, as my Saturn/4th transit began a couple of months ago. I’ve been laid-off from my job for about a month or so. It may be a blessing in disguise, because I felt that I was not living in alignment with my values, one of them is freedom of movement, thought, and expression. I’m just NOT cut out for the corporate world, where the bottom line reigns and compassion and individuality is not valued. Don’t get me wrong, I think structure and discipline and dedication to duty are all worthy attributes, I’m just tired of putting the energy in another person’s dream.
The ruler of my 2nd and 3rd houses (Venus) is conjunct Neptune and Part of Fortune in my 4th house. I also have North Node in Capricorn there. I’ve always wanted to be a creative writer but never had the time nor the energy to develop the skills. Now, I find myself with both, although it is not what I call ideal, I feel at the age of 41, I shouldn’t pass up this opportunity.
Hi Kitty – thanks for sharing your experience. Absolutely, go for it! Saturn transiting 4th can be working from home. Any dream takes time, energy and hard work to manifest but at least this time it is YOUR dream 😀
Hi Leah. I wondered if you could shed any light on what happens as Saturn in retrograde moves back into the final degrees of a sign and then back from the fourth into the third (for example). Have you noticed how the shift affects matters and what are your feelings about Saturn squaring Uranus in the first, as this is occurring for me in the later degrees of Scorpio/Leo. Would be grateful for any insight you have. Warm wishes Deborah
Hi Leah, Saturn is in the early part of my fourth house crossing my natal Neptune. I guess that is why my house we bought almost 3 years ago has had one leak after another from the roof, to plumbing (and pinhole leaks in copper pipes) to the basement foundation and now my boiler needs replacing. Oh, yeah, forgot to mention the house had termites! I love fixing/solving problems/mysteries (5 planets in Virgo & 3 in Scorpio), but you have to have the money to fix! Saturn is also crossing over my daughter’s natal Pluto in the fourth house. She’s 18 and it’s opposite her Sun on the MC. How might Saturn teach conjunct Pluto in the fourth?
Hi Gina – Yes Saturn transits in the 4th can be tough on the physical home. I can relate as I am also still under this transit currently! Saturn conjunct Pluto in the 4th may for example be about teaching your daughter self empowerment from the bottom up. She is learning ways to step into her power – the results will be seen in the houses that Saturn and Pluto rule.
Hi Deborah, sorry for the delay in response – I have been ill. Generally speaking, Saturn moving back into a previous house means revisiting the affairs of that house in order to prepare for the next transit – so for example, it may be looking at how and what you think which will prepare you for then reinforcing your home/roots/family when Saturn moves into the 4th. Saturn will test what you have learned in the realm of thinking, mind, communication and perhaps your own back yard/siblings. It will all depend on your natal aspects and what is going on in your life currently to see exactly how it is manifesting. I will write about Saturn squaring Uranus at a later date 🙂
Nov 2014 saturn transit to my 4th with jupiter in 12th dragons head in 2nd n tail in 8th.
All 4 major planets in worst positions. Just before this all 4 of these planets were in the best houses ever n i was having the time of my life. Nothing could change that except one thing n that happened. Soon after this transit i found out that my wife was cheating on me with my close friend. Major depression was instant. Could not take any kinda revenge on that friend nor could leave my wife because of my kids. Cut off from the world n tons of friends. No focus on work either. M suicidal n only keep praying God to turn back time. Just feel like being alone i my room n thinking about what happened n how i could have avoided it. I only keep going through astrology sites trying to get answers. Worst thing is even after the transit i ll never get back what i have lost. Plz help.
Hi Riccy, I’m so sorry to hear things have been difficult for you. Betrayal is an extremely painful situation. Saturn can manifest as feeling very isolated as you have described. I would strongly advise speaking with your doctor or a counsellor so that you have some support at this time. I know it is not the same as having the support of friends/family but it can make a world of difference. That way, you are working with Saturn to create a stronger foundation within yourself which will help you to deal with the fallout of what has happened.
Excellent article, Leah. In mid-March this year Saturn was 3 degrees away from conjuncting my IC when it stationed retrograde, it will be crossing my IC this December, then will be conjunct again when it stations direct in August 2016. This is the second time I’ve had Saturn come around and conjunct my IC, so the first thing I did was go back and look at what was happening the last time. So much depends on what other transits are happening as well.
First time around (early 1986), transiting Saturn and transiting Mars were simultaneously conjunct and exactly opposite transiting Chiron (conjunct my MC) when they crossed my IC. Transiting Pluto and South Node were exactly conjunct my Scorpio Jup-Nep-North Node and squaring natal Sun-Venus (Aqu), squaring natal Uranus (Leo), and opposing natal Moon-SouthNode (Tau). [Yes, I have a fixed grand cross.] Transiting Uranus was exactly conjunct my natal 4th House Saturn-Mars conjunction. A New Moon was occurring at the cusp of my 6th house with 5 transiting planets conjunct in Aquarius: Moon, Sun, Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter. Um …. wow?
In early 1986, I had just gotten a major promotion at work with a lot of additional management responsibilities when 300 miles away my father, who has a cardinal grand cross, suddenly went into a diabetic coma. It was so severe that the specialists said he wouldn’t survive. My mother crumbled, was totally lost and unable to function or make any decisions, and was leaning heavily on me for everything. He did survive, but it was a long, hard road before that happened. Two very long years later, I had my Saturn Return further on in the 4th House accompanied by transiting Uranus there. Some people report having a very difficult time with Saturn Returns, but mine inaugurated a period of great relief, further career success and some personal enjoyment (at last) and it was very freeing.
Fast-forward to New Year’s this year. I got the news that I was laid off effective immediately (along with other employees) after working for 3 years for a company that was suddenly having financial difficulties. In mid-March when Saturn was almost at my IC again, and after working very hard jumping through many application/interviewing hoops and having multiple interviews at several companies, I finally got an excellent job offer with a (relatively) more stable company that made it through all the transit Uranus-Pluto exact squares at least, and I accepted.
So, this time when Saturn crosses my IC in December 2015: Venus will be conjunct my Jup-Nep-NorthNode instead of Pluto, Pluto will be conjunct my natal Mercury (which is both my Chart-Ruler and MC-Ruler) at my 5th House Cusp, transiting Uranus will be in 8th opposite transiting Mars, Jupiter will have finally crossed my Ascendant (this October) and will be conjuncting transiting NorthNode in my 1st, and when Saturn conjuncts my IC it will be squaring transiting Neptune which is almost at my Descendant.
This time, barely a year later instead of a full two years later, I’ll kick off January 2017 with my second Saturn Return while transiting Jupiter in 2nd is opposite transiting Uranus in 8th. A bit later in 2017, Saturn will again be conjunct natal Saturn while I’m having a Jupiter Return in my 2nd and when transiting Neptune is making its 2nd of many exact conjunctions to my Descendant. (I’m definitely planning to dodge any and all advances by others with Pluto hanging around at my 5th Cusp and Neptune hanging around at my 7th Cusp!)
Very long post/comment, but they say the devil is in the details 😉 and sometimes it’s helpful when we read others’ experiences with certain transits. My best to everyone with yours, and consult with Leah if you need more detail on yours!
Hi J – Many thanks for your comment. It is really helpful to look back over previous transits but as your example shows, each has its own ‘flavour’ given other planetary activity at the time even if themes are very similar. I laughed when you said about dodging all advances with Pluto and Neptune, lol! I’d say that’s a good call unless they are a psychotherapist with a taste for writing poetry on their days off 😀
Glad to hear you managed to find a good job after being let go at New Years.
saturn in scorpio has been transiting my 4th house for quite sometime! Passed my sun at 0° then moon at 2°, then Venus 17° and now pluto 29°.
I have lost a lot through this transit which has made me very bitter and isolated, jobs, friends, love to the point where these people wouldn’t say a word to me if their life depended on it. crying and staying silent has been a theme lately. All I have wanted to do is run away. everything feels wrong. Unfortunately I am unemployed, with no savings, and have a family that is very intrusive and good at diminishing my self esteem. Keeping myself sane has been a challenge. my mother is extremely negative and I have needed to help her so much I haven’t felt able to secure my self or future at all. Then my dad asking me to hang out with him and deal with his overly controlling alcoholic girlfriend. I can’t stand being around her for more than a few hours before wanting to scream in her face. And dealing with my current boyfriend that is completely emotionally unavailable and unreliable. I’m assuming the transit to my natal pluto in the 4th is what’s causing this intense need to run away. I have felt much of the same depression and helplessness I felt as a child running away for attention and hiding behind the couch is much of what I did as a kid and now I feel that same urge daily. too bad I’m not a kid anymore. lol :people
Hi Sara, sorry to hear you have been experiencing such a bad time and yes, Pluto’s involvement has most likely upped the intensity. The key with Saturn/Pluto is to figure out what is true for you. Don’t be afraid to contact your doctor or a counsellor/self help group if you need some support during this difficult time to help you through this. Blessings to you.
Hi Ricky – sounds like a huge betrayal, however, I have this same transit at present and I am utilizing it as a time for self reflection, development and empowerment. It appears that Saturn transits bring up issues from our past usually regarding the paternal figure but realise that the paternal figure could have been the mother or somebody else. May I suggest you use this time to investigate your childhood strategies you picked up to help you cope when you were powerless as a child when you did not get your needs met. An excellent book to help you deal with this is Emotional Alchemy – Tara Bennett-Goldman – available all over the place probably Amazon would be a good place to start. In the meantime here is another site that may help you. You are in pain unneccesarily and only you have the power and determination to overcome it. Here is another excellent resource about early maladaptive childhood schemas. May I suggest you go through the list then check out the Emotional Intelligence section and my great spirit guide and support you.
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Hi. I came across this site and I have a question regarding Saturn transiting my 4th house currently until December 2017 and i believe it is in Sagittarius. I am a Virgo Sun/Gemini Moon/Aquarius rising. I am having a really hard time with this transit because I had to move out of my parents house and I am living in an apartment and I am alone and depressed and this new lifestyle is making me very depressed and I am gaining weight and I miss my parents but I don’t know if my parents are going to take me back right away because I kind of got kicked out because of bad behavior and I wanted to know that if the transit is over could things change? What transits could I look forward too with my sun moon rising that I stated above? this Saturn transit is being really brutal on me but like one of the above responses said Saturn is indeed a wise teacher.
Thank-you for this,…Saturn was in opposition to my natal mercury until Nov 2014. Continuing health issues and blocks to almost everything. Right now Saturn is opposite my natal mars at 14 degrees sag..and it has just entered my fourth house at 14 degrees of sag as well. I continue to have same health issue..my partner who has a tracheotomy fell a week ago and is unable to walk. i have never felt so sad and alone..and unsupported. If it were not for astrology and people who share their knowledge and wisdom, such as yourself I honestly do not know where I’d be . Am so tired.. and the idea of more and more Saturn just exhausts me….and Saturn will oppose my Sun at 18 degrees Sag…….
I’m sorry to hear that Mimi – sending you healing hugs through cyber space xx
It’s “funny” how Saturn transits affect people – both in a similar and different sense. For me, personally, Saturn transiting the IC and into the fourth house was the true beginning of the upswing to career success after leaving the “obscure” first quadrant (houses 1-3). Also, in each of the two transiting Saturn over the IC cycles I have so far experienced, it meant a move into a residence where I lived for 18 years each time. For me and for many, Saturn transiting the IC/fourth house is really the true beginning of a new cycle of success, as the planet slowly begins its ascent in the chart. Just my two cents.
Hi Leah — wow — just reading the comments — and it is quite touching to see and feel your genuine concern as you reply to peoples comments …
Good on you and keep being great —
I got Saturn transit conjunct my Sun and Mercury right now in my 4th house – square Saturn and Square my PL+UR conjunction in my 1st House —
Ha ha — thank GOD I have Saturn SQR my sun natley — else I would be checking our right now — haha — 50 yrs of saturn up my bum makes your F^&% tough 🙂
Keep up the good work —
I will be interested to see where this amazing transit helps position me better in life — just had my Chiron return and not idea where to head now in my life —
I will enjoy ‘resting’ for a few weeks and take it easy.
Keep being so caring — very touching 🙂
Different look at it. My fear groes closer he gets to my line axix\4H. Maybe the very negative ‘happenings’ chime in with Squares. I take Saturn overtaking the natal IC as critical points to reverse\reform negative past patterns….Or Else.
I have this placement in the natal chart, also have Uranus and Neptune in the 4th.
I am a little scared to be honest; transiting Saturn has never been good news so far ( transit to my 1st left me with little life orientation, in the 2nd struggles to find work and massive emotional blow affecting self esteem, in the 3rd had episodes of depression.)
I “survived” all of it. Now with the transit to the 4th coming end of 2017 I am just thinking “what will I have to endure now”?!?? It’s going to cross conjunction my natal moon, cross the IC, conjunct my natal Uranus, then my natal Neptune + Saturn return opposite my natal Venus all in the SAME transit!!!
Oh and yes – conjunction to transiting Pluto in my 4th too already opposite my Venus.
It’s a freaking miracle I am still alive and fully functioning!!!
I am freaking out just to the thought of it.
Thanks for this great article Leah.
Learning lots from it. You said that it is a good time to change career or start one’s own business. How about buying a house at this time? Probably not the best unless Jupiter comes along and helps out Saturn transiting through this house?
Saturn can trigger a desire for long term security so a house move is one way this transit can be expressed. However, the process may be very slow, given that Saturn is a planet of delay and perhaps the move itself may not be until Saturn comes to the end of his journey through the 4th.
Hi Leah and guys, thanks for sharing your expetiences!
Well, Saturn has been transiting my 4th since 2014.09.28. It’s supposed to spend here approximately 1 more year. So far it squared my Moon, Sun, conjuncted Uranus and Mars (at the same time), there were other transits contributing to all that mess. What can I tell? One of the most difficult times :-). It will soon conjunct Neptune and Jupiter before leaving for the 5th. Lots of things happened during this transit. I couldn’t call it bad, but unpleasant for sure. I’ve been thinking and trying to move to another country, well to be honest, to another part of the world for the last 3 years. But all to no avail. Absolutely lost, no money, no clear direction in life, have no idea who I am, as others said became a hermit, but I’m still here, still alive. Pluto trining my natal Sun, progressed Moon is in my 9th house now. Uranus will enter 9th house at the same time when Saturn will make it’s 1st contact (conjunction) to Neptune. Do you think this could trigger a journey or something? I have travelled quite a lot last year (since progressed moon entered 9th), though it doesn’t like free will travelling, you know, when you explore. It’s more like I’m being pushed to leave the “home”. I feel homeless whether I am “home” or travel 😀
I’m tired, psychologically vulnerable as never before, financially broken and socially inactive, but believe and feel that in order to get something I have to give (sacrifice) something in return.
Best of luck to all of us! 😀
Saturn has been transiting my fourth house Sagittarius for a while now, due to end December of this year. Some of the themes I’ve been been suffering with is having to care for my dad who was recently diagnosed with cancer. My house has been on the market for many months now and no offers. Meanwhile I can’t buy the new house. Also seperation from my husband, no social life, and few friends. Whew!! I’ll be happy when this is over! Hoping Saturn will be better in my 5th house Capricorn.
BTW Thanks so much for this article Leah. It Really helped me to understand what was happening in my life!
Thank you for sharing your insights. Your article really made lots of sense for me. Saturn transiting my IC at the moment. Galactic Centre there too … hmm ..
It is just so amazing to read so many personal stories and seeing how Saturn works. Would anyone know what happens when Saturn and Pluto both transit the IC? My teen daughter will have this transit in 2020…
Does this transit bring divorce?
Themes; confusion on a house sale; first desperate to get rid of it then aguish to let it go process taking way long time then just ending the struggle accepting the house as a good thing then wanting to just back out of sale at last minute pissing people off, retraining, thoughts to start own business, steep learning curves saying man is this hard! having to go back out to the workplace age 50 and at a loss what to do, seperated from husband and kids as he works abroad and I get stuck in UK for Brexit because I didnt try harder sooner to get British citizenship when I had it on a plate so now paying for it having to stay put, 14 year old Capricorn son with cancer moon decides to live with dad ignoring me and finding me irritating when we used to be inseperable dynamic duo, he stopped the creative work we were doing together parking it one day suddenly no warning, when I cry out in disbelief he gets stone cold no sympathy whatsoever no reasoning with him, agoraphobia, sound of complete silence, reclusive behavior, rejigging my credit rating, stuck in a country thats not my own, feeling trapped, feeling like a jail sentence, so lonely. At age 51 man, I can tell you that Saturn Return at age 27, 28, 29 is an absolute PICNIC compared to this! All the hype of saturn return being so painful try this, its double painful than that people should be warned! Saturn st the IC at age 50/51 is the real strangler taking real grit one day at a time hanging on for dear life to get through it. This is the real deal! Good luck people this resource of info is needed or you will feel you lost your mind! Xo
A szaturnusz a 4.házban….Életem legnehezebb id?szaka.Költözés kényszerb?l egy idegen városba,magány,remeteség,izületi,mozgásszervi betegségek,és több mint 3 évig.Már csak 3 hónap van ,hogy az 5.házba lépjen.Várom már,remélem könnyebb lesz.?!
Hi! Anyone still there? ?? Having saturn conjunct pluto over Nadir in 2020. And also uranus squaring my moon/sun-saturn natal opposition. All you’re saying reflects what I feel now. Any suggestions??
I’m feeling a resonance with your description. Super great- astrology’s accuracy! Saturn is 2 degrees away from conjunct with my IC and w/in 1-2yrs it will be conjunct my Saturn. I was drawn to a home for sale just two blocks from our current rental. When we began peeking in we noticed it will need plenty of remodeling. It’s a grand, beautiful home, and I imagine the possibilities with its view of the bay. As Saturn approaches my IC and natal Saturn I find myself questioning just what kind of work I’d like to invest my time into- choices, options, decisions. The sky is the limit. Saturn transit will also eventually trine my 8th house mercury and sun in gemini. I find myself more cautious in following my true soul’s yearning/ purpose at this time of my 2nd Saturn return. Or, perhaps I just have not yet found it.
…… I’m wondering if with a 1st house natal neptune which the coming saturn transit will square whether or not I am more inclined towards getting back to my abstract painting practice which I’d been allowing to “decay” due to lack of confidence in my skill, and the desire to spend some time healing myself before reinitiating my art.
We are now at the anaretic degree of Saturn 29 degrees and the depression after this long transit in my 4th is crazy bad. I thought I had done my work, but this is showing me ….not so fast! More work to do. It has been a long lonely time. I had a relationship but it was so on and off and he was so stone cold half the time. I started working from home nine months ago due to the pandemic, with no end in sight. Friends are distant, family is as well. With jupiter on top of it it’s just making it bigger and more sad. But Pluto through this house has been the worst. When it hits 0° at the bottom of my chart, I filed for divorce and it’s been a long road since then of internal work. I have to say most of it has been very much needed and good in the end, but miserably life-changing to go through.
I have had saturn transiting my fourth house it seems FOREVER! My step-son decided we were too liberal for his liking and has refused to speak with us because we “turn a deaf ear to his problems”…My husband & I are waiting for him to “mature”. My mother of 91 years has had to move to a nursing home to rehab a badly fractured femur. I spent eight months flying back and forth every few weeks to visit her until she finally decided to live with my sister. I had two dogs and she would not live with us. One of my dogs ran away and we are broken hearted. I also came to recognize the deeply rooted dysfunction of my family and stopped visiting my father who is also 91. The last time I visited him I recoiled in fear that he was going to hit me! OMG it was deeply disturbing to me and I don’t know if he noticed or not. Finally we are remodeling our kitchen. We sold my mothers–our family home. So there is no more home to go to. It feels liberating to me! NOW I HAVE PLUTO moving through the fourth and is currently conjunct natal fourth house Chiron. How many more shoes can drop!?
OMG! Also I got two new grandbabies during this same time of saturn/pluto! Yay!
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