Saturn isn't particularly comfortable in homey Cancer, which can make you feel uneasy.
Just as the Crab goes into its shell for protection, such is the impulse of Cancer when Saturn is in town. Use that inner focus to engage in some self-analysis (or some self-care!) during this time. You can learn important things about your childhood patterns that might be the key to unlocking a happier you. With time and reflection, it will be possible to heal those deep-seated wounds that have been holding you back for years. This can be an isolating placement, so remember that it's okay to ask for help.
Saturn in Cancer: Significance & Meaning
Element And Modality: Water & Cardinal
Positive keywords for Saturn in Cancer:
Negative keywords for Saturn in Cancer:
- Emotionally Inhibited
Saturn in Cancer Personality
Saturn disrupts Cancer's ideal happy home life. Whereas most planets in Cancer promote emotional expression and affection, Saturn in Cancer spells suppression. The path of sentimentality becomes prickly and uncomfortable. However, the characteristic Cancer familial protectiveness remains—and even thrives—in this placement.
Saturn in Cancer individuals define themselves by their ability to look after others. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better caregiver in the zodiac. Because they hide their "weakness," they are often considered pillars within a family unit. Even amid a storm, those with this placement will stand tall.
While other Cancer placements love the past, Saturn in Cancer regrets it. They obsess over not reliving mistakes or moments. Ironically, this aversion to yesteryear can land them in a loop where they recreate precisely what they fear. Therefore, Saturn's lesson here is to heal their past selves to build a more secure future.
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