Saturn is widely known to be a malefic planet, so what happens when it is located in the house of one’s self? Relax, as things might not be so tragic – Saturn is also a great teacher, who often helps us evolve through difficulties. His nature bonds us and restricts us, but accepting the limitations he applies on us and learning to live with them becomes the liberation from the trouble that he brings. Having Saturn in the 1st house makes the individual a rather serious person; Saturn is by no means the most enthusiastic planet of our Solar System. The native is cautious or even shy, prefers stability in his affairs and everyday reality and likes to focus in structuring his life.
Saturn represents our ability to structure ourselves, to organize ourselves, to assume our responsibilities, to stabilize ourselves. It also represents time, concentration, control.
In this House 1, Saturn will bring a serious, thoughtful, somewhat reserved and suspicious side to the basic character. It will therefore have a greater need to understand and organize itself, always with the aim of stability. As a result, she may sometimes doubt, ask herself questions, question herself, but also have the necessary perspective in the face of events and people.
The sign of Saturn will provide the backdrop for how the planet will be experienced.
The good aspects affecting Saturn will indicate which functions will benefit from this stability, this seriousness, this constancy. The dissonant aspects will show which planets will experience the frustrating, dissatisfied side of Saturn. The person will then tend to complicate their life a little, to accept themselves badly, or even to be complexed, to feel repressed, etc… (see the planets in question).
As for the other planets, two cases can arise:
– Saturn in House 1 is in the same sign as the Ascendant, and in this case Saturn will accentuate the stable and serious (with good aspects) or frustrating and internalized (with bad aspects) side of the Ascendant sign. For example in Leo, it is the authoritarian, dominating, serious, fair, responsible, etc. side that will be amplified.
– Saturn in House 1 in a sign different from the Ascendant can strongly modify the Ascendant according to the good or bad aspects that Saturn receives. Let’s imagine a very energetic, dynamic, exteriorized and sometimes excessive Sagittarius Ascendant…. with Saturn in Capricorn this will allow him to better control and structure himself and thus reduce the excessive and demonstrative side (with good aspects), but on the other hand this may accentuate frustration and dissatisfaction (with negative aspects of Venus, Sun, or Moon), and lack of self-control (negative aspects of Mars, Jupiter, or Uranus).
Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.