Saturn is a planet that a lot of people fear. He's the teacher, and sometimes his lessons are learned in the hardest ways (actually, most of them are, but that's because we're stubborn!). We can often view Saturn as a burden in our natal charts and in transit, but this shouldn't be the view. Saturn is only a burden if you don't deal with him properly. But if you can work with him, then you can take some control, and once he sees you're doing the right thing, he'll start helping you out.
One of the keys to managing Saturn is to take responsibility. Again, something humans aren't too fond of! But Saturn requires you to be more responsible with whatever areas of life are ruled by the sign and house he's in with your natal chart, or house he's transiting or planet he's aspecting. It can often be very difficult at first, and you may not see much progress made right away. But after some time, Saturn can come to your side.
Taking responsibility can helps you to take control over your life, and Saturn can give you more in terms of progress and success when you are responsible. Saturn's requirements are for you to be smart about what you do, so you need to do your homework with any actions you take and decisions you make; he requires you to work hard for what you want to achieve or to get to where you want to be, because he wants you to earn it and deserve it when you make it or get there; he requires you to really care about what you're doing and what you want, and not do things or want things for the wrong reasons; and he requires you to be responsible, to do the right thing in life and by others.
All of this can feel like a burden when you don't want to adhere to it, which usually means you're running from something you don't want to face or being self-sabotaging. Then it's even more important for you to work with Saturn though. Be mindful of Saturn instead of fearful. Take on the responsibilities head-on rather than seeing him as a burden. Saturn can be a great ally in life when you've worked with him and seen him as the wise teacher he is.
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