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Saturn in Eleventh House


Saturn in Eleventh House

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Eleventh House (or Aquarius)

Overcoming: social awkwardness and isolation; fear of being judged by the group; lost in own world; cold and distant.

Encouragement: generously sharing gifts of sight; ingenuity and a highly original style; a trusted leader.

Lone Wolf

What are Saturn's teachings, in the sign of great visions? It's the planet of earned confidence through consistent effort, and overcoming of fear. And Saturn's lessons build character, and guide us into stepping into authentic power.

There can be trials that challenge us to trust the value of a vision -- even if nobody else is on the same wavelength. It's possible that there's not much validation, early on, for the unique way of experiencing life. There could be an early atmosphere that's claustrophobic to the roaming Aquarian mind. If there's an indoctrination into a stifling mindset, the inner Saturn will demand a more expansive worldview.

A native here, maybe it's you, can be scapegoated as the strange one in the family. You could learn to keep your observations to yourself.

Saturn's sphere is where we develop defenses or become self-conscious. If you have developed a mortal fear of being odd, you might go in the other direction -- and do anything to blend in. This Saturn in many ways is about letting your freak flag fly. And to create a foundation for life that supports -- and builds on -- what's unique about you, your vision.

Standing at the Edge

Saturn is like a scout in the sign of Aquarius, and takes the role seriously. With thinking ahead of his or her time, Saturn Aquarius is like the lead bird in a flying formation. And that image hints at the leadership potential of this forward-looking air sign.

Aquarius is a sign of the future, so that brings on a sense of responsibility -- to scan for the most promising ideas. The paradox is that the visionary must spend a lot of time being alone, to stay clear of static. And being a loner is natural, but so too is being a social creature. A challenge here then, is to create a social world where you can also be the lone wolf.

So someone with Saturn in Aquarius has a strong social conscience, but paradoxically, can seem to be always on the outside looking in. There can be times when "the cause" or a project eclipses everything, and this can create blind spots. Being fixated on a concept or idea can even be a defense, as you move further away from having to relate on a personal level.

A native with Saturn Aquarius has a sense of wanting to contribute to something bigger than the self. We might think of the astronaut who leaves the Mothership on a tether. There's a valuable reason to go walkabout in space, and yet, it's important to stay connected. Aquarius is a trans-personal sign, and that means its mission is to be engaged in worldly (and off-worldly) matters. But balance is found by coming home, and cultivating a sense of belonging and warmth in your social scene.

An Alien Observer

Some with Saturn here feel a deep sense of isolation, and being different in some profound way.

In her book, Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil, Liz Greene writes that the overcompensation can lead to this native becoming a social butterfly." She writes, "But this butterfly, often has wings of lead. He remains as essentially isolated and apart, as if he were alone, because inwardly he seeks a deeper and more meaningful sharing. But the work involved in achieving that deeper level of interchange would lead him into himself and into a search or a different set of social values as well as a deeper understanding of society itself and its purpose."

Scout in the Matrix

Saturn "Elevensies" then have a role to play as innovators that set in a new world view -- first for themselves, and then for others.  The sense of isolation can be bridged with this native's sense of compassion, and being motivated to play a role or all of humanity.  The Eleventh House and Aquarius are to do with the evolutionary currents that spark humanity, and inspire the future.


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