What Saturn in Taurus/the 2nd House Reveals about Your Chart

All about Saturn in Taurus or in the 2nd house

The placement of your Saturn sign can reveal some of life’s toughest lessons.

What your Saturn sign means

Here’s where your dutiful side kicks in and makes you modest and process-driven. Perfectionism and self-criticism can stall progress. Restriction and suppression are Saturn’s signature moves, so you may constantly hold yourself back in this area of life. Understanding your Saturn sign can help you identify your blocks and make your ascent.

Although you may never be totally free from Saturn’s iron grip, learning how to push past inner (and in some cases, outer) judgment can launch you to the highest heights of success! You may not realize how hard you’ve worked to figure this out—and years later, boom, you discover that you’re an expert.

Where have you become excessive? When is enough just…enough? The whistleblowing planet of integrity reveals where you need to set better boundaries. But don’t give up! Taskmaster Saturn applauds perseverance and shines a light on where you need to keep on pushing!

This is the planet that rules structured Capricorn, the zodiac’s Sea Goat (a “WTF?!” creature if ever there was one). With its mermaid tail and two front legs, the Capricorn Goat makes an unwavering ascent to the top of the mountain for the win. Maybe that’s why there’s so much hidden magic to Saturn’s process. One minute, you feel like Sisyphus rolling an interminable boulder up the hill. Then, your hustle yields a breakthrough and you’re living the dream!

It’s worth working with a master teacher to develop a Saturn-ruled craft. Practice definitely makes perfect in this area of life. Don’t worry about knocking it out of the park the first time up to bat. (You won’t.) Wax on, wax off. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Victory!

Natal Saturn or Saturn Sign

Whatever zodiac sign and house Saturn was orbiting through at your time of birth determines your “natal Saturn” or “Saturn sign.” More specifically, this will guide you in the following ways:

  • Time: Where you’ll take your time and let things develop organically
  • Karma: What past-life lessons you are facing again this time around
  • Ambition: Where you’ll hustle and compete to become the best
  • Authority: Your leadership style and where you take charge
  • Boundaries: Where you set firm limits—possibly limiting yourself in the process
  • Challenges: What hurdles you are here to overcome
  • Perseverance: Where you’ll never, ever give up!
  • Providing: What you provide for “your people” and where you’re the rock for them
  • Suppression: How you restrict yourself, holding yourself back from growth

Saturn is one of the outer planets, housed between Jupiter and Pluto. Because of its distance from the Sun, it has a longer orbit to make. Saturn takes 29.5 years to circle the Sun, spending an average of three years in each one of the zodiac signs. Every 29.5 years you will have a Saturn return, a cosmic rite of passage associated with adulting, mastery and triumphing over challenges. 

What’s your Saturn sign? 

Use our cosmic calculator to discover what zodiac sign and house Saturn was in when you were born. To accurately determine the house, you will need to know your birth time.

What if the zodiac sign and house are different?

This is common! Read both the sign and house description below. Do these interpretations pull you in two different directions? That’s not unusual. We human beings have range. Astrology is an interpretive dance, a tool which provides a fascinating layer of self-discovery. Do some “astro mixology.” Reflect on how you can work with both energies to enhance your life.

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Special positions of Saturn

Retrograde:

Saturn turns retrograde for five months of every year, so it’s not unusual to be born with this planet in reverse. You may have to work harder to muscle through its lessons, but once you nail this planet’s energy, your additional effort may actually lead to a rock-solid mastery of working with Saturn in your life. 

Domicile: Capricorn 

The planet’s home base, an easy flow if placed here in the chart

Detriment: Cancer 

Opposite sign of home base, may need to work harder to integrate the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart

Exalted: Libra 

The planet’s most powerful position; indicates ease and added fortune with using the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart

Fall: Aries 

Opposite sign to the exalted position, can indicate struggles with utilizing the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart

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Saturn in Taurus or the 2nd House

Cautious Saturn feels right at home in stable Taurus or the 2nd house.

Traits of Saturn in Taurus

The practical magic of a Saturn in Taurus placement casts a disciplined spell, blessing you with an unbeatable work ethic. So much so, that you may need to set some boundaries with your time. Otherwise, you could burn the midnight oil until you literally burn out. So how to remain balanced and thriving? Ground yourself in a regular schedule and daily routines. Sleep for eight hours every night, fuel your body with clean food, and exercise at least three times a week.

It sounds simple enough, right? Yet with the demands of modern life, you may have to work at doing less instead of pushing more. The only catch? You could swing to the opposite extreme and become too rigid about timelines and expectations. A little flexibility goes a long way with this stubborn Saturn in Taurus placement. 

Saturn in Taurus has refined but simple taste

While any planet in Taurus (or the 2nd house) gives you elegantly refined tastes, you prefer simple luxury. You understand the art of delayed gratification and may be an evangelist of minimalism. That’s not to say you don’t love your obsessively sourced “object.” With your thorough nature, you’ll hunt the world over for a rare, curated item. Yet your tastes tend to be very particular—so much so, that you could set off trends like #hotgirl rapper Megan Thee Stallion and the iconic Jennifer Lopez, both born with Saturn in Taurus. 

Such pristine specificity can be a double-edged sword for Saturn in Taurus. Not only do you risk becoming set in your ways, but you may veer toward austerity. Too much sameness can also lead to stagnation. To achieve your fullest human potential, you must break out of your bubble from time to time. The trouble is Saturn in Taurus (or the 2nd house) wants nothing more than comfort and familiarity. It may take a village—plus a fleet of mentors and life coaches—to pull you out of a well-worn groove once you’ve settled in. 

Saturn in Taurus relationships

Still your unwavering reliability is what makes you the rock for your family and friends. That’s a role those born with this dependable Saturn placement are happy to embrace. However, it can become problematic if you veer into martyrdom. Do you value other people’s needs more than your own? Learning how to give without sacrificing self-care is a huge lesson for you. 

As a rule, keep an “accountability buddy” in your life. Not just to motivate you into action but to provide regular reminders that you are a talented, amazing and lovable human. With dour Saturn in the sign (or house) that rules self-worth, learning to value yourself may be a lifelong struggle. That goes double if you were raised in a family that exalted modesty.

Since Taurus rules the throat, Saturn here can make you shy about speaking up. This might even manifest as frequent throat infections, thyroid issues, a raspy voice or other “restrictive” qualities in this area of your body. 

Money matters for Saturn in Taurus

Some born with Saturn in Taurus or the 2nd house could suffer from a scarcity mindset, unconsciously “rejecting” money when it comes your way. You may struggle with compulsive spending, underearning or charging too little for your work. Maybe you are stuck in beliefs like “money is the root of all evil.” Maybe you spend compulsively to keep up with the Joneses. Taurus can be a “sleeping bull” too, which might make you drag your hooves about taking initiative. In cases like these, practice being more like a charging bull, or opportunity could pass you by.  

But here’s the good news! Masterful Saturn rewards those who push past their stumbling blocks. Learn the ways of the financially savvy. Many people born with this Saturn placement become incredible money managers. Hospitality and the fine goods markets could also be part of your life path.

Since you have a keen eye for beauty, you could curate a shop or launch an elevated product line. And as you work through “blockages” in your throat chakra, you’ll find your voice. Step up to the mic and speak your truth!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

AstroTwins

Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The AstroTwins, are the founders of Astrostyle.com and the authors of multiple bestselling astrology books. Their horoscopes reach millions here and through their resident astrologer column at ELLE Magazine.