Saturn in Aquarius

Aquarius is the social justice warrior of the zodiac, so Saturn's influence in this sign can mobilize your efforts in humanitarian ways, like nonprofit work or volunteering.

It's natural during this transit to question how fulfilled you are in life; Are you doing the kind of work that is soul-satisfying? Do you feel like you're giving back enough? Aquarius is also the sign in the zodiac most concerned with technology, so you might be re-evaluating your relationship with the machines in your life. Could you be using them more productively?

Saturn in Aquarius: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Air & Fixed

Positive keywords for Saturn in Aquarius:

  • Analytical
  • Authentic
  • Impartial
  • Lofty
  • Original

Negative keywords for Saturn in Aquarius:

  • Arrogant
  • Aloof
  • Contrarian
  • Intransigent
  • Loner

Saturn in Aquarius Personality

Saturn confers predictability to typically fickle Aquarius. Encouraged by Saturn, Aquarius' ideas can leave the sphere of the purely conceptual to become a reality. Given their innovative nature, this bodes well for all of humanity. These folks' ways seem incomprehensible, but there's definitely a method to their madness with Saturn involved.

But even if others fail to notice Aquarius Saturn's ingenuity, they aren't particularly bothered. Outside approval is almost unnecessary with this placement, as their confidence is fueled by internal rather than external circumstances. Still, these folks do appreciate a good group brainstorming session from time to time.

Positive Traits

Because Saturn brings an understanding of time, Saturn in Aquarius individuals are willing to trudge on until they receive (well-deserved) success and notoriety. However, fame is rarely the goal for those with this placement. Given their philanthropic tendencies, Saturn in Aquarius roams the world with the sole goal of leaving it a little better than they entered it.

Saturn tightens the belt on Aquarius' networking nature, limiting the size of their inner circle. As gloomy as it may seem, this ultimately benefits the native, as the friendships that Saturn in Aquarius does make are often long-lasting and stronger than most.

Negative Traits

It can seem easier to "go it alone," but in doing so, these individuals alienate themselves. In fact, with the frequently vast nature of their ideas, Saturn in Aquarius natives will flounder without the helping hand of their fellow man. Rome wasn't built in a day, and it most certainly wasn't done by a single man.

Speaking of others, those with this Saturn placement should always remain open to others' input. Sometimes, when our ideas aren't being taken up, it isn't because other people are failing to notice our genius. There's always the possibility that an idea is simply bad. Furthermore, there can be two geniuses in a room.


Traditionally, Saturn is the ruler of Aquarius, so the planet of limitations finds a fairly comfortable fit in this sign. Though a little frazzled with the day-to-day, Aquarius typically enjoys structure on the community and societal level. Their ideal world is one free of hierarchies that limit equality and personal freedoms, so even with Saturn's influence, Aquarius' idealism shines through.

However, their patience remains limited, and some natives may struggle to articulate their grand plans, which naturally creates a cycle of incomprehension and annoyance. In this way, despite Aquarius' association with networks and groups, Saturn in Aquarius may not play well with others.