An individual born with Saturn in Sagittarius has a serious desire to study, philosophize and travel. They are highly principled, believing that any soul must earn their achievements through hard work. However, there is a certain pain, fearfulness and frustration connected with their trusting, optimistic and faithful nature.
Saturn in the sign of the archer, always feels it has to try hard to prove himself in the academic world. In this position, the individual may want to test themselves through education, science or religion. They may not have been able to get the education deeply desired, so many are self-taught to a certain standard. Intellectual capability is important to them. But there may be skepticism and a strong, sometimes incessant need to prove their theories. Still, there can be terrible insecurity, doubt, or inability to believe in anything, and a sense of meaningless may ensue.
Many times the person wants to expand and grow, but is fearful. Saturn’s insecurity can act as an ambitious drive in some folks and this will mean the individual will often need to establish forms of credibility and could be the heavy-duty scholar. Saturn in Sagittarius compulsively surrounds their environment with teachings, books and different beliefs, but what they really need to do is to fully cultivate it from within. One problem area with Saturn is that it tends to become narrow-minded when it comes to the areas of the sign or house it is placed. Therefore, areas to do with spiritual beliefs and learning and thinking about the larger cosmos can feel restricted, inadequate, and wanting. With Saturn in Sagittarius, it obtains structures and goals in learning and will feel a real sense of achievement, especially once they focus completely upon their goal.
In other respects, Saturn in Sagittarius can feel severely let down by authority and create their own through the use of strong morality. Also, by letting go of their fear, they can evolve into a larger landscape, and can experience more freedom. Sagittarius is a sign that envisions all kinds of possibilities, thriving on experience, ultimately, searching for meaning. Saturn is the planet associated with father time, and is seen as being disciplined, hard-working and persistent. Saturn in the natal chart by sign defines the lessons necessary for the individual to define himself in the world. Saturn in the sign of the believer needs to learn for themselves from scratch and discover what they find meaningful in the process.
Saturn calls upon us to take a more realistic look, and to take care of our priorities. We must get to work employing a more sober approach to the task at hand, it calls upon us to be more ambitious, with deliberate aims, and accomplish something of true and lasting worth. Saturn’s business in our birth chart is to deliver enough pressure to make sure we meet what isn’t working in our lives. The planet will challenge us to use the discipline, or the maturity to accept our duties. As a result, we gain a new level of soul growth in direct ratio to our willingness to do the work Saturn burdens us to complete. As long as we take a serious approach, we can master Saturn and eventually experience remarkable rewards in due time.
Saturn in Sagittarius is in search of the truth, and a more constructive philosophy and has a compulsive desire for intellectual, spiritual or religious achievement. Saturn here may be a cynic about religion, spirituality and matters about the universe and can believe others are not as smart, worldly, or well read as them. Negative experiences with travel, foreigners, and languages can leave them with a feeling of restriction.
The individual may have a had a strict, moral upbringing and this may have affected their entire belief system. Sometimes it’s not always the parents and it can be the grandparents restrictive teachings that run down the family line in an authoritative way. There may have been prejudiced views growing up, lack of tolerance, and an inability to embrace different
Sagittarius Saturn must learn to believe more in life. Unless they learn to open up, they will continue to suffer from the weight of Saturn’s limitations. Once they work through their issues they can become a recognized authority in their chosen field or gain distinction in some other way.
Saturn in Sagittarius needs to develop a belief system alone, and something that will give them a purpose in life. Many astrologers believe that it is difficult for Saturn to be in Jupiter’s sign, but is is also said to be a favourable placement for getting ahead in the business world. It often describes someone who has a strict moral code and is intently serious about what they do believe.
Liz Greene states in her book “Saturn a New Look at an Old Devil” that “Saturn in the fiery signs tends to suggest a barrier between the conscious personality and the intuitive perception of the self as it ordinarily is experienced by fire.”