Natal Saturn Opposition Uranus ~ The Activist
Saturn rules our conditioning or the way we were taught and brought up in the world. It is associated with restriction and limitation but with this it brings structure and meaning to the world and our lives. It reminds us of our boundaries, responsibilities and commitments. It is often associated with a father or authority figures. Saturns lessons actually help us to grow. In you chart the position of Saturn reveals you limitations, fears and sense of responsibility.
Saturn Opposition Uranus
With the opposition, you will tend to project inner tensions outwards onto others through your social and intimate relationships. These tensions arise as a result of the clash of the Saturn and Uranus energy patterns within you, and will continue to remain operating until you succeed in resolving the causes of the inner friction, through transforming the relationship of Saturn to Uranus. You may feel torn between two polarized directions, past-future, order-chaos, orthodox-unorthodox, stability-change. This may make it difficult for you to decide on life directions, or you may become biased towards one pole to the repeated exclusion of the other, and some degree of repression of the ignored planetary qualities will occur. This can give you a hard edge to your personality, which is partly a result of trying to maintain a fixed inner centre against the other inner planetary attraction. You prefer to remain clearly in control, but can express this with what seems to others an overly aggressive approach. There can be a lack of relaxed relationships, partly because you have a competitive attitude and desire to become personally important and authoritative in a social sense. It is doubtful if you will have many close friendships, because of an attitude of exclusion and distancing that you put up around yourself. One area that can create conflict for you is a lack of openness to others, and that attitude of righteous knowing; this can block any real relationship from occurring, and often will generate antagonism from others, who look for opportunities to 'bring you down'. Learning to listen more to what others have to say is one lesson you need to apply; there is something of value to be gained from communication with every person, because the wisdom of the whole is reflected through each individual, and the routes that guidance and messages can take are infinite in variety. If you are not open to the world and people, you will miss them, and just circle around in your own limited world. Life can be greatly enriched by sharing with others in an attitude of equality. Co-operation and compromise should then flow by such an adjustment in your attitude to others, as you break down that restrictive egocentric shell. It is likely that the Uranian energies will be less expressed than the Saturnian ones, so some degree of rebalancing may be required to free that planetary influence. This can be released through personal creativity and allowing yourself to be more free and less tightly bound. This can involve the dissolution of limiting self-images, and an inner granting of freedom to others, so that you do not insist that they conform to your image of them. Often you attempt to direct their lives for them, especially in the more personal sphere of relationships, because it makes you feel able to control life. In the way that you are applying this, the results just inhibit a vibrant life. The Uranian characteristics can also emerge if you become involved in social reforming groups, where you may release that aspect of your nature in an active manner through questioning the Establishment. What you may have to be wary of is a bias towards Uranus that leads to losing the awareness of the essential Saturn values in life. What you should be aiming towards is a way to create a workable balance between these energies within your own nature and through relationships, so that the positive aspects of each can shine through.
In a positive sense you may be able to succeed in showing your originality and identity from a very unique and exciting way. However, most of the time our self expression is thwarted by our daily routine and existence which turns this transit into a very difficult and stressful time. The most structured parts of your life such as our job and relationships will be tested and challenged during this Saturn Transit. You need creative change to keep you alive, you may feel as though the structures in your life are holding you back or are too restrictive for you to bear. It is best to make this changes as practically and as thoughtfully as possible. You may be tempted to just run away to break free but it is much better to try to mold or adjust your current situation as opposed to break away from it. The adjustments you make now will allow you to express yourself in a much more true way. Finding the balance between the order and routine of Saturn and the Freedom and originality of Uranus is difficult but a can end up being a very fulfilling experience