Saturn Personality (A Complete Guide)

In this article, we will discuss Saturn Personality. We will do that by giving a brief overview of Saturn as a planet and its position in the world of astrology. Then, we shall discuss how Roman mythology explains the role of Saturn and the different characteristics associated with it. After that, we will explain how such personalities function in interpersonal relationships along with their compatibility. In the end, we shall discuss Zodiac signs ruled by Saturn and discuss the positive and negative traits of Aquarius, Libra, and Capricorn. Lastly, we shall answer Frequently asked questions related to Saturn.  

The Saturn Personality 

People who have zodiac signs ruled by Saturn have a distinct personality. They are determined and ambitious people who stay committed to achieving their goals. They deal with stressful situations in a calm manner. Usually, they are punctual, detail-oriented, and practical in their approach. It would be fair to say that these people are rational and value logic while processing information. They also have high concentration and make decisions by thoroughly considering available information. 

Such people have a sense of maturity around them as they are patient and disciplined. They do not let loose too easily unlike typical young people. People with Saturn personality traits may have negative characteristics as well. They may stick to their viewpoint quite rigidly and not consider alternative perspectives. They can also be scheming in their approach.

Overview of Saturn and Astrology

Saturn is the sixth planet in our solar system. It is the second-largest planet and is considered a gas giant 95 times larger than the earth. The name Saturn was given after a Roman god of agriculture and wealth. Astronomically, it is represented as the god’s sickle.

In astrology, planets have a different meaning based on the definitions given by Greek astronomers. These were based on religion that led astrologers to believe that Gods influenced humans through the planets. A single planet may represent underlying drives or impulses in the unconscious. Similarly, it may affect the energy flow in humans. Some astrologers believe that planetary positions determine human characteristics by influencing gravitation. Whereas, others emphasize that patterns of the universe are repetitive and influence the flow of human impulses.

Saturn, Roman Mythology and Personality characteristics

Since ancient times, astrological planet planets have been associated with certain symbolic meanings. Capricorn, Aquarius, and Libra are the zodiac signs under Saturn’s influence. Roman mythology described Saturn as the God of agriculture and harvest, the leader of Titans, and the founder of civilization and social order. The Romans worshiped Saturn and considered it an important god. The rings of Saturn were depictive of human limits.

In astrology, Saturn has an association with focus, achievement, dedication, ethics, and balance. It emphasizes karma that is you reap what you sow. Furthermore, anxiety, practicality, restriction, and time are also associated with. It suggests that a person’s ability to endure responsibility and survive during hardships is controlled by Saturn. The return of Saturn is linked with major events in a person’s life.

People associated with Saturn are presumed to be calm and composed especially under pressure. They can survive in environments that are detail-oriented. Such people may be punctual and practical in their approach. Furthermore, they are rational and scientific. They follow a step-by-step approach and have a sharp focus. Their decision-making is thorough and carefully done. Such people are believed to be conforming and mature since childhood. It is possible that these people may serve in a public service role or as the CEO of a company.

Saturn may contribute characteristics of discipline and patience in individuals. Such people are serious and practice caution in their daily life. They are not the typical young people who are easy-going and casual. At the same time, Saturn is also associated with negative traits. It may contribute characteristics like being stubborn and having arigid approach. Such people may also have scheming and antisocial traits.

Fictional examples of positive traits of Saturn include Gandalf the Grey and negative traits of Saturn include Scrooge.

Saturn Personalities in Relationships

In relationships, Saturn personalities and Mars personalities’ connections can be problematic. They may have difficulty reconciling. One partner may feel imposed and controlled whereas the other may feel restricted. The relationship between them may become an obligation that is not enjoyable for the two people. 

Other than that, Saturn personalities can be caring in their relationship. They are protective of others and express their love through their actions rather than words. They take their time in developing an intimate attachment and prefer to focus on the long-term aspect of their relationship. They are committed and loyal and bring security into their interpersonal relationships. 

Saturn and Zodiac Signs

Different qualities are exhibited by the 12 signs of the zodiac based on their planet. For Saturn, Capricon, Libra, and Aquarius exhibit the following characteristics.

Libra

 In Libra, Saturn may influence their sense of justice and ability to detect superficiality in others. These people may also be diplomatic and tactful in their social interactions. Romantically, they may be inhibited and have difficulty expressing their emotions. These people can be overly concerned about themselves rather than extending themself outward. 

They are loyal, dependable, patient, fair, reliable, cautious, honest, and steady people. At the same time, they can be overly cautious, experience self-doubt, insecurity, and loneliness as well. Furthermore, they do not cooperate with others easily and have high expectations.

‘A Libra is skilled enough to be one step ahead, but make you believe they are one step behind.’  Anonymous

Aquarius

In Aquarius, Saturn may influence traits of determination and individualism. Such people are original and prefer being authentic. They are also wise yet may exhibit obsessive behavior at times. These people are friendly, serious, rational, and loyal. They can be rigid in their opinions and take advantage of different situations. Similarly, they may try to impose their opinion on others. They like socializing but live life alone or within limits. Rosemary Breen, an author of Zodiac compatibility books describes Aquarius as:

“You are fortunate to be an Aquarius because you are known as the humanitarian zodiac sign. You are progressive in your thinking, which is reflected in every aspect of your life. You do not like being told how to live your life, and you will make your decisions clear to anyone who dares to question them. You are energetic, with a zest for life. Unfortunately, society’s boundaries can still be insurmountable, even for an Aquarian such as yourself. You are very much in charge of your own destiny and, if something or someone gets in the way of your aspirations, you won’t give up on your goals easily. This perseverance earns you respect from others, even if they disagree with what you are hoping to accomplish.”― Rosemary Breen, Horoscope Compatibility for All the Zodiac Signs

Capricorn

For Capricorns, who are directly ruled by Saturn, are highly ambitious and hard-working people. They are committed to their goals and work towards them in a disciplined fashion. They prefer having boundaries in the world rather than the absence of restrictions. They can serve or thrive well in such situations. 

Furthermore, they value tradition including lessons learned from their childhood. With time, such people may learn to be diligent, patient, and more stable. Their focus also enhances with time and they persevere in their approach. Based on high-performance, such people are rewarded well in life. At the same time, they may have negative qualities and are prone to be depressed and pessimistic. They may overfocus on their ambitions. In relationships, they can be insensitive and suspicious of others. They do not open up to others too easily, are serious, and may disregard the needs/feelings of others.

Capricorn: ‘A night owl, she is usually serious, a lone dreamer of great dreams. What ultimately makes her so fascinating and distinguished is her inborn courage, ambition, persistence, and capacity to make her fantasies real.’  Judith Bennett

FAQs: Saturn Personality

What does Saturn symbolize?

Saturn symbolizes power, change, and dominance. It is associated with traits like organization, rigidity, time ad creation.  

Who discovered Saturn?

Saturn was discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610. He was the first person to see it through a telescope and found that it had two rings on both sides of it.

Which zodiac signs does Saturn rule?

Saturn rules the zodiac signs of Libra, Aquarius, and Capricorn.

What is Saturn’s nickname?

Saturn is called a ringed planet because it has rings around it that are quite prominent. Although Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune also have rings, they are less apparent than Saturn’s rings.

 What are a few facts about Saturn?

Facts about Saturn include it being the most distant planet that can be seen with the naked eye. Babylonians and far-eastern ancient observers were aware of the existence of Saturn. It is the flattest planet that is 95 times larger than the earth. It orbits around the earth once after 29.4 years. Its upper atmosphere is divided into bands of clouds.

What does Saturn mean spiritually?

Spiritually, Saturn is associated with timelessness. It is considered a planet of time and symbolizes that people are one with the universe.

Conclusion

In this article, we discussed the Saturn Personality. We found that people who have zodiac signs ruled by Saturn have a distinct personality. They are determined and ambitious people who stay committed to achieving their goals. They deal with stressful situations in a calm manner. Usually, they are punctual, detail-oriented, and practical in their approach. It would be fair to say that these people are rational and value logic while processing information. They also have high concentration and make decisions by thoroughly considering available information. Such people have a sense of maturity around them as they are patient and disciplined. They do not let loose too easily unlike typical young people. People with Saturn personality traits may have negative characteristics as well. They may stick to their viewpoint quite rigidly and not consider alternative perspectives. They can also be scheming in their approach sometimes.

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Citations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn#Ancient_observations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planets_in_astrology#Saturn

https://www.yantramandala.com/saturn-yantra-personality

http://www.horoscopecompatibility.com/planets/saturn.html

https://labyrinthos.co/blogs/astrology-horoscope-zodiac-signs/saturn-astrology-symbol-characteristics-planet-energy

Divya is currently a Clinical Psychology Trainee in a Master of Philosophy program and holds a Master’s in clinical psychology. She has a special interest in Personality studies and disorders, having researched the subject before, and Neuropsychology; with an additional interest being Mood disorders. She likes to write about Psychiatric issues, having worked in multiple specialty setups during her time as a clinical psychology student, and in her free time she likes to cook and read.

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