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Saturn in Third House

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Saturn in Third House

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Trusting Your Perception

Here we find Saturn's great work in the realm of the Third House and air sign Gemini. A life lesson is gaining confidence in your ability to make sense of the sights, sounds and impressions of your world. The realm here is culture and the moment -- your school, neighborhood, region. You are finding shape (structure) for your thoughts.

The toughest teacher has laid out an assignment of finding ease in the circle you travel in, and the world of ideas. You can develop armor that makes you seem unfriendly. Saturn brings built-in fears that can create defenses that are too stifling.

But you want nothing more than to be able to be jokey and light, and move freely among friends and neighbors. By being aware of this vulnerability, you can put yourself in situations that build confidence. You can choose to engage with those that draw out your natural warmth, and spark your curiosity.

Saturn here leads to healthy boundaries that allow you to be yourself, in the social arena, in a way that feels dignified. Ultimately Saturn has standards to live up to, and this makes you come across as someone to be taken seriously, even by acquaintances. It's likely you make a strong impression, even if the encounter is fleeting.

Seriously Trendy

Saturn in the third is about careful observation of what goes on around you. The seemingly trivial and fleeting -- the trends, passers-by, current events -- are serious business. You might be driven to find structure for the phenomenon of social goings-on.

It could lead you into careers where your commitment to observation leads to high achievement. Such fields are the sciences, accounting journalism, fashion magazines, theater, as restauranteur or shopkeeper, designer, webzine editor/writer, political commentator, news anchor, educator, administrator, curator, tour guide, librarian, professor.

You're a lifelong student, with real skill in fresh presentation of ideas. You show your authority through well thought out presentations. When you talk, people listen, because your words have weight. It's possible you're a man or woman of few words. But you get to the essence of a situation, project or idea.

You can think on the fly, because of your powers of concentration. You're at home in changeable environments, and find it challenging to find the organizing thread of any set of events. You can be known for your high standards in communication. You could take this in many directions, from writing to marketing, as a sought-out leader in education, or respected editor.

A Cultivated Mind

You like to present ideas in a disciplined way. You can be annoyed by careless thinkers and chatty types. You're sought-out for your opinion, because of the mature way you handle the information deluge. You're one to think for yourself, and have a serious approach to learning.

Early Obstacles

Saturn is a planet of limitation, and early on, you could experience a lot of conflict with 'authority' because of how you see things. You could feel overshadowed by siblings, or other relatives. There could be experiences at school that feel/felt shaming, and discouraged you from speaking up. There might've been restrictions on self-expression.

A dogmatic, 'my way or the highway' type, outspoken or relentlessly verbal person in your sphere could be a teacher in disguise. Your journey is to face fears of speaking your own truth, and backing up your perception.

You are motivated to speak with purpose, and from a sense of personal authority. You seek to find the balance between being mentally flexible, to allow for new ideas, and finding structure for what you know.

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