Saturn, which stays in each sign for around two and a half years, indicates the rules, regulations, and traditions that are very likely to affect the people born during this period.
It can also indicate the most important things that help us grow into who we are meant to be.
It is often said that while Jupiter expands, Saturn constricts, and it can be an indication of the most important challenges that you will need to overcome in life.
If you are born under Saturn in Taurus, you probably grew up in times of financial insecurity or when safety and security, in general, were not guaranteed.
As a result, you tend to put a lot of value on these things, and you are often concerned with ensuring that you have a comfortable security blanket to protect against the unknown.
You believe in working hard and can struggle to relax.
This means that you can be prone to burnout as you often simply refuse to accept the human need for rest and relaxation.
You often put a lot of focus on wealth and material possessions, and your most important life lessons when you lose these things, or you encounter something valuable that money simply cannot buy.
Saturn in Taurus Transit
While the position of Saturn in our natal chart affects us on an individual level, the planet’s continual transit through the signs impacts us all with its overarching influence.
Saturn takes two to two and a half years to transit through each sign.
When Saturn transits through Taurus, we all tend to become preoccupied with getting our house in order and putting long-term plans in place.
It is often at this time when we decide that we need to think more long-term, whether that means investing in a retirement fund or starting on a course of study in the anticipation that it will “pay off”.
At this time, we often also have an urge to eliminate chaos and clutter from our lives.
Lots of us decide to purge our wardrobe, spring clean the kitchen, or finally organize years of photos when Saturn transits through Taurus.
A plan makes our lives feel more manageable and comfortable at this time.
Many people encounter the need to spend a lot of time planning, and perhaps delay actually getting started on the doing.
Nature has a stronger pull than usual during this transit.
Spending some time disconnected in natural settings is the best way to recharge the human battery at this time.
Saturn in Taurus Retrograde
During each of its transits, Saturn also retrogrades in the same sign for around 140 days.
During any retrograde of Saturn, we tend to find ourselves feeling restricted and the urge to make changes.
When Saturn retrogrades through Taurus, it is common for us to feel the urge to redefine what is important to us and what success will look like.
At this time, we tend to naturally focus on the things that will make our lives smoother rather than fame and recognition.
If we have been preoccupied with the opinions of others, it can “snap us out of it”.
However, we might also find that we have the urge to put too much focus on material possession and wealth at this time.
We might assume that this is the only thing that can secure our future happiness.
It is easy to lose sight of the other things at this time.
Saturn in Taurus in your Natal Chart
Saturn in Taurus Rules and Traditions
People born under Saturn in Taurus often pass their formative years in times of insecurity.
This could be financial pressures or other threats that bring an air of continuing danger.
As a result, you tend to want to be very focused on putting safety nets in place to create security in your own life and prevent similar experiences.
Your focus is often on money and material comfort.
You know that a financial safety net can give you a lot of freedom in your life.
For you, a safe home that feels like your personal, safe space is also an essential armament against all the potential threats in the world.
Your default approach tends to be risk-averse. You are more interested in long-term “sure things”, than potential “big wins”, which also come with the risk of big losses.
Saturn in Taurus Growth
The term “self-made” is often a good description for Saturn in Taurus, as you don’t leave anything to chance.
You have a vision of what you want to be, and you then make a plan and actively work towards it.
You make your own life curriculum and dedicate yourself to it tirelessly.
Tirelessly, because you don’t really believe that people need to rest and recuperate.
In your opinion, this is just an excuse made up by the lazy.
But this is why you can have a tendency to overstretch yourself and suffer from burnout.
You often learn your greatest lessons when you are in that position when you simply can’t do anything more.
This is often when you learn to ask for help, trust others, and learn the value of “downtime” in getting things done.
Saturn in Taurus Challenges
Your biggest challenge is often that you put too great a focus on financial and material wealth.
You have learned the genuine importance of these things, and you tend to be down-to-earth rather than flashy.
But”materialism” can cloud your judgment when it comes to other things.
Your biggest challenges often arise when you encounter things that “money can’t buy”.
This is usually the love or respect of someone who is important to you.
This is often a time when you are forced to re-evaluate your priorities and start to invest in other areas of your life.
While this is a difficult transition, and you rarely ever lose your focus on financial security, this is often when you truly come into your own.
Saturn in Taurus Man
Famous men born under Saturn in Taurus include Bruce Lee, Alexander the Great, Vincent van Gogh, and Muhammad Ali.
One thing that all of these men have in common is an incredible work ethic. This allowed them to do the seemingly impossible.
Each dedicated themselves and had long-term careers, rather than “flash in the pan” success.
But these men were also all in great danger of “burning out” young.
Those who managed to get past this had to find a deeper meaning that went beyond the lucrative careers that they were building.
Saturn in Taurus Woman
Famous women born under Saturn in Taurus include Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Lily-Rose Depp, and Barbara Streisand.
All of these women are known for the incredible work ethic that has allowed them to take control of their careers and build their own empires.
Saturn in Taurus Life Lessons
The energy of Saturn in Taurus has important life lessons to teach us all, and not only those who are born with this astrological combination in their natal chart.,
1. Security gives you freedom
While we are often told that materialism is a bad thing and that “things” can’t make us happy, it is true that having a safe roof over your head and knowing where your next meal is coming from does contribute to your happiness.
Financial security can be liberating as not having to live paycheck to paycheck can let you take risks.
2. Relaxation is productive
It is not uncommon to think that “downtime” is wasted time.
But the time for rest and relaxation is actually essential to productivity.
We need to spend our time growing, but we also need to give that growth a chance to “stick”.
The time we spend resting and relaxing is when we incorporate our gains into our person.
Recuperation is an essential step in the process.
3. Find out who you are and do it on purpose
It was actually Dolly Parton who gave this piece of advice, but it is something that Saturn in Taurus tends to embody.
If something is important, don’t leave it to chance or to hope. Make a plan and make it happen.
Few things in life “just happen”.
4. Play the long game
Most things that are worth having take time and hard work.
Things that come quickly tend to go quickly as well.
While it is normal to want our dreams now, playing the long game doesn’t mean delayed gratification.
Rather, you can dream and achieve bigger if you are willing to commit to something for longer.
5. Know what matters to you
The only way to make good decisions is to know what matters to you and choose things that align with those priorities.
We often criticize spontaneous decisions as thoughtless.
But if you truly know what matters to you, and let these dictate your decisions, you have a good chance of doing the right thing.
Regardless of whether the decision was spontaneous or painstakingly weighed.
Were You Born with Saturn in Taurus?
If you were born under Saturn in Taurus? Does the description above sound a lot like you?
Exactly how Saturn in Taurus manifests for you depends on how it interacts with the other elements of your natal chart.
Jessica has had a keen interest in the esoteric since she was a teenager, studying and practicing for many years.
More recently, she has become interested in how new age practices can be used to boost confidence and self-esteem, and help people take control of their lives and their mindsets.
An Australian abroad, Jessica has a Masters from the University of Oxford where she studied ancient religions and cult practices. After graduating, she worked for the Oxford University Museums for several years.
She now lives in Brazil where she works as a freelance writer, translator and Capoeirista.