Saturn in Libra

Saturn highlights relationships and partnerships in the sign of the Scales.

Fair-minded Libra constantly struggles to maintain a sense of balance, so this placement forces you to evaluate how your needs match up against the people in your life. Communication skills, as well as the needs and desires of the self and of other people, are highlighted here. Are your personal relationships serving you or holding you back? Do you feel inspired and supported, or are you putting forth all the effort and not getting as much back? Saturn's presence in Libra can help you sort these issues out and find a better sense of harmony with the people in your life.

Saturn in Libra: Significance & Meaning

Element And Modality: Air & Cardinal

Positive keywords for Saturn in Libra:

  • Cultivated
  • Equitable
  • Esteemed
  • Honorable
  • Perceptive

Negative keywords for Saturn in Libra:

  • Anxious
  • Dead Set
  • Insecure
  • Lonely
  • Self-effacing

Saturn in Libra Personality

Saturn has a refining effect in Libra. He rejects wavering and shallowness. As a result, Saturn in Libra is less off-kilter than the average Libra placement. All planets in Libra are on the eternal quest for balance, but Saturn lends a single-mindedness to usually diffuse Libra.

The combination of Saturn and Venus makes them drawn to older people—not necessarily romantically. Saturn in Libra just knows that these people have a lot of wisdom to share. Speaking of romance, given Saturn's association with longevity and Venus' obvious one with love, once these folks do find their prince(ss) charming, it's sure to be fairly permanent.

Positive Traits

Saturn in Libra maintains a nobility in their conduct. Saturn being the planet of duty, these folks truly seek to devote themselves to some righteous cause—whether it be humanitarian or even in love. In the latter, Saturn strips Libra of its rose-colored glasses, encouraging them to engage only in relationships that serve their highest good. Other Libra placements could learn a thing or two from Libra Saturn's approach to relationships!

In the realm of the less romantic, impartiality is an ideal for which Saturn in Libra strives, and their diplomatic prowess is well-known. Like all Libras, they're intent on contributing to a fairer world.

Negative Traits

Those with their Saturn in Libra just don't want to be lonely. With Saturn's restrictions on their relationships and their own strict expectations, love may come to these folks later in life and only after a few bumps in the road. Similarly, those with this placement can be a little too old-fashioned relative to more contemporary sensibilities, further complicating their search for companionship. However, these individuals should take care not to become disillusioned. The love they seek is waiting for them!


The sign of law and order does well with Saturn at the helm. In fact, Libra is the sign of Saturn's exaltation, meaning that it's a placement that's particularly comfortable for its natives. Here, Saturn's strict energy heals some of Libra's more unsavory characteristics, such as the sign's romantic idealism.

However, Saturn in this sign can be incredibly karmic where romantic relationships are concerned. Whatever struggles Libra Saturn faces in the romance department are a means to an enlightened understanding of what it means to be in love. So, regardless of how strongly they feel for someone, those with this placement learn to approach their partnerships in a balanced manner.