Saturn in Aquarius Natal Sign Personality and Key Facts

Published March 17, 2020
Saturn in Aquarius

Saturn challenges you to make things real. When Saturn is in free-thinking Aquarius, your task is to know, accept and be true to yourself and your ideas regardless of parental and societal conditioning. Saturn is the traditional ruler of Aquarius and, in many ways, complements the Aquarian universal take on life.

Key Facts About Saturn in Aquarius

Saturn is a planet of tangible manifestation, while Aquarius is the astrological sign of futuristic ideas and visions for the common man. Thoughts, no matter how inspired, are useless unless they are made real. But when the hard work that Saturn requires is applied to implementing an Aquarian idea, it makes a very potent combination. These are individuals who are prone to do the conventional (Saturn) in a completely unconventional (Aquarius) way.

Born With Saturn in Aquarius

If you have Saturn in Aquarius, you were born with an understanding that you are in some way different and don't fit social norms. When young, you chafed at your differentness, feared to be the "odd man out" and attempted to be what your parents wanted you to be, but had a hard time fitting in with your peers. This feeling of alienation was Saturn's first lesson in the importance of being "you."

Personality Traits of Saturn in Aquarius

People with Saturn in Aquarius are focused, intelligent, and don't bother themselves with irrational worries. They have steady minds and take an objective and scientific approach. They are stubborn and persistent, but also exceptionally efficient and productive. These are individuals with the potential to see the reality of what is, look to building a better future, and set defined goals that are achievable.

Is Your Saturn in Aquarius?

Saturn spends about 2.5 years in each astrological sign. Saturn speaks of generational sub-groups. This means that everyone born during the time frames below shares the energy of Saturn in Aquarius and will, in one way or another, express Saturn in Aquarius traits.

  • January 3, 1962, to March 23, 1964
  • September 16, 1964, to December 16, 1964
  • February 6, 1991, to May 21, 1993
  • June 30, 1993, to January 28, 1994
  • March 21, 2020, to July 1, 2020
  • December 17, 2020, to March 7, 2023

Positive Influences of Saturn in Aquarius

When expressed positively, those with Saturn in Aquarius are strong and accomplished individuals who stand for and work toward an ideal. They understand the human condition, struggle with issues of equality, use their imagination, and work within society's boundaries to create a better future.

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Negative Influences of Saturn in Aquarius

When expressed negatively, those with Saturn in Aquarius can be loners who experience social anxiety, are opinionated, create drama, and are unwilling to listen to anyone. At its most negative, Saturn in Aquarius can be single-minded, hard-headed, selfish, apathetic, and champion the status quo (Saturn).

Making the Best of Saturn in Aquarius

The lesson Saturn in Aquarius brings to an individual is how to best use their innovative thinking and integrate it into their career or advocation. At their best, those with Saturn in Aquarius know the difference between creating drama and being true to themselves. To make the best of your Saturn in Aquarius:

  • Believe in who you are
  • Believe in your ability to see the world as only you can
  • Find something to put your heart into
  • Share their unique and brilliant thoughts with others
  • Allow your emotions to guide your mind
  • Listen, take advice, and argue with logic

Careers and Advocations

Those with Saturn in Aquarius could gravitate to careers in science, in the computer industry, or in cutting edge medicine. They could be innovators or advocators who are drawn to be political and social reformers. But whatever they become -- political wife, artist, humanitarian, teacher, or plumber -- they're likely to channel innovative energy into their chosen endeavor.

Famous Individuals With Saturn in Aquarius

Below are a few prominent individuals who exemplify Saturn in Aquarius.

Michelle Obama

In 2010 Michelle Obama's former chief of staff, Susan S. Sher, described Michelle Obama's Saturn in Aquarius when she said: "She does think there are worse things than losing an election. Being true to yourself, for her, is definitely more important."

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss used his Saturn in Aquarius to remind children and their parents that they had the duty (Saturn) to be their unique selves (Aquarius) when he wrote: "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."

Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell used his Saturn in Aquarius by sharing his profound insights about what it means to be a human being.

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem felt her career opportunities were sharply limited by gender stereotypes and became a notable (Saturn) advocate (Aquarius) for the woman's rights.

Clues About Your Saturn in Aquarius

How Saturn in Aquarius will manifest in your life depends on its house position and aspects. To find Saturn's house and aspects, you'll need a birth chart calculated for the location, date and time you were born. You can find this at However, for the full story of your Saturn, a professional astrologer can give the complete interpretation of your Saturn in Aquarius and how it affects your life.

Saturn's House

The astrological house in which Saturn in Aquarius resides is the area of life where you'll feel the most out of step with the status quo.

Saturn's Aspects

Saturn's aspects to other planets and chart placements will tell you how difficult or easy it might be for you to access your true self, speak out to others, be heard, and make your innovative thoughts and ideas manifest in the world.

Saturn Takes Time

Mastering your Saturn in Aquarius takes time. It is likely to be at your first Saturn return at age 28-31. This is when you'll start finding your Saturn in Aquarius' mission in life and begin to appreciate being a bit "odd" or different. Then, if you do the work Saturn requires, by your second Saturn return at age 56-60, your Saturn in Aquarius will be in full bloom.

Saturn in Aquarius Natal Sign Personality and Key Facts