Saturn in Sagittarius
At its best, Saturn in Sagittarius gives a charitable and philanthropic turn to the mind with a desire to benefit and uplift mankind through discipline, system and self-help under just laws and true religious impulse. It brings trust, respect and honor in all undertakings. You are intuitive, philosophical, independent and persistent. Mental maturity comes later in life and promises success. You are generous with a wonderfully developed sense of responsibility. You have administrative and scientific abilities. Benefit can be gained from meditation and introspection. You may have poor circulation in the hips and legs. You need physical exercise and fresh air, especially in your sleeping quarters. On the negative side, you may be cynical, atheistic, selfishly ambitious, dogmatic, insincere and sarcastic. There is a need for everything to be proven before belief is possible.
Saturn is the tester, and in Sagittarius the sign of understanding its test is one of understanding. Souls born with Saturn in Sagittarius have the capacity to be good teachers, but may have difficulty developing a philosophy or following through with long-term goals and aspirations. Perhaps the issue for you is being able to place your faith and trust in something or someone.
If Saturn is unafflicted, you’re frank, open, honest, and would do well in religious or scientific work. If afflicted, it promotes carelessness, rebelliousness, indifference and indecision. In this case open up. Look up! With your nose to the grindstone you’re too nearsighted, and need to travel and explore both your mind and your world. You may lack good judgment and do too much of the inappropriate thing and not enough of the appropriate. Physical exercise is important for proper circulation in the lower part of your body. If you have problems with the sacroiliac nerve, osteopathy is helpful.
Saturn returns to each sign once every 29 or 30 years for about a three-year stay. Saturn was in Sagittarius from December, 1926 to November, 1929, from January, 1956 to January, 1959, from November, 1985 to November, 1988 and from December 23, 2014 to June 14, 2015, and finishes that transit from September 17, 2015 to December 20, 2017.