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The Basics of Astrology
The Sun and Saturn in favorable aspect
Astrological aspects: general introduction
The analysis of a natal chart must be as comprehensive as possible. This is what we do as we make our personalized reports available in our e-shop. It must be borne in mind that many astrologers concentrate on the interpretation of planets in signs and in houses, and of angles, without paying enough attention to aspects. On the contrary, we believe that when aspects involve personal planets between themselves or slow-moving planets, they are of fundamental importance. In all cases, they are at least as significant as the Ascendant or the Sun. This is particularly relevant when the orb is tight (i.e. when the aspect is exact). This is the criterion we apply for this new series of articles which describe how well-known personalities experience certain aspects.
The Sun and Saturn in harmonious aspect
As we've seen in our previous articles, the Sun is one of our main planets and represents our capacity to shine. It expresses the quality of our true self, the yang, the outward-facing energy.
It is our driving force, our will, our sense of honor, our vitality (aided by the Ascendant). Of course, in cases where the Sun doesn't have a dominant position, or if the Ascendant is very different, these characteristics won't necessarily be showcased. In any case, it is one of the main elements to interpret in our sky chart.
Saturn, on the other hand, traditionally has a more difficult reputation. It's associated with maturity and the responsibilities that go with it. It symbolizes limitations, constraints, the weight of forces that are beyond our control. Regardless of where it's found, it indicates rigor and at times shortcomings, but these can be wiped out by tenacity and hard work. The latter's motto could be "necessity knows no law".
Here, we'll be taking a closer look at the positive association between the Sun and Saturn. Even if, as everyone would have understood, this is not the type of aspect that can be considered "festive", nevertheless it leads to many advantages. Saturn shows what the native can gain through patience and zeal. Often calm and level-headed, he confronts the situation through every angle along with relentless lucidity.
Since the Sun is involved, Saturnian values become inseparable from the personality as a whole. It's as if they're focused on proving their skills and seem all the more satisfied when they're overburdened.
Fidelity and loyalty are essential. There's also a certain strength of commitment that naturally inspires respect.
The link between the Sun and Saturn refers to the notion of authority. In most cases, the father figure is strong and inspiring. Even if the latter was not necessarily gentle, the person concerned feels that he or she has unfailing support, a bulwark, an essential protection on which he or she can lean on.
In order to better explain this aspect, we are mentioning several well-known personalities. Here Sean Connery (trine), Renée Zellweger (harmonious conjunction), Catherine Deneuve (trine), and Louis Pasteur (trine). This article deliberately isolates the aspects so as to better describe them. For this reason, it claims on no account to be a psychological analysis of the celebrity in question, for whom many other articles are available in the "Focus" section.
It is possible to find thousands of other horoscopes having the Sun and Saturn in favorable aspect (or any other aspects), with the online tool search. The planets, positions in sign and in house as well as the orb, are configurable.
A tribute to Sean Connery, whose Ascendant in Capricorn is reinforced by the presence of Saturn, in conjunction at less than a degree orb. Both the angle and the planet are in exact trine with the Sun in Virgo and in the 7th house (associative life, marriage, relationships with others).
A good Saturnian, Sean Connery grew up in a rather poor environment, and felt its constraints, and he doesn't deny these at all. He left school at thirteen. Then, when he joined the Royal Navy, he got two tattoos on his forearms, one to express his love for his mother and father, the other for his Scottish origins. In other words, respect for family and attachment to his homeland are rooted within him.
Although nothing predestined him to become a star, Sean Connery began to approach the world of film and theater. With his Sun in house 7, despite his unfeigned modesty, he undoubtedly knew how to persevere and use his assets.
The actor landed the coveted role of Her Majesty's Secret Service in the James Bond saga, because the production didn't have a major budget at the time and preferred him to other better-known actors and therefore more expensive ones.
The rest is history: he played 007 for over a decade and is still frequently cited as the favorite actor, among those who played the role.
His career expresses different facets of Saturn on the Ascendant, i.e., his personality. Apparently faithful in love (although this was his second union, the first having lasted 9 years), Sean Connery remained married to the same woman for 45 years.
Often described as thrifty, he even came across a few problems with the tax authorities but was eventually cleared. Last but not least, he died peacefully of an old age, which is one of the best answers to a well-experienced Saturn-Sun link.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Sean Connery.
Below, you will find the horoscope of Sean Connery:
Everyone now associates this actress with Bridget Jones, she has a busy career, but had to demonstrate a Saturnian tenacity, combined with a need to shine in the Sun, to get right to the top.
As a young actress, Renée Zellweger, a Swiss of Norwegian origin, had a series of supporting roles in TV sitcoms before she was considered for the silver screen.
She alternated between comedies and thrillers before finally making a name for herself. She doesn't spare any effort to get what she wants, such as gaining twelve kilos to play Bridget Jones.
She works on her accent when asked, or meticulously transforms herself to become Judy, the biopic that won her an Oscar.
She too was overwhelmed by awards and other expressions of appreciation. It's natural. Her Sun in Taurus and in the 8th house is in conjunction to Saturn at the end of Aries: she instinctively knew how to use the strength of her Sun sign to trigger all the transformations, which were necessary for her ambitions.
Once at the top, one might have imagined her behaving like a prima donna or throwing tantrums like some do. This was never the case. Here again, she is able to move on.
She sees the famous statue as nothing more than a fun gadget she bought in a Hollywood Boulevard gift store!
And since the 2010s, she's been more discreet. A state which, in the end, shouldn't bother her too much, Saturnian wisdom being complementary to the solar need to shine.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Renée Zellweger.
Below, you will find the horoscope of Renée Zellweger:
One of the most famous actresses of French cinema has lived through all eras with the elegance of Libra. In Catherine Deneuve's case, the Sun at the end of the sign and in the 9th house (figuratively speaking, the house of great ideas, of elevation through research into new territories of ideas), is supported by a beautiful exact trine to Saturn in Gemini and in the 6th house (simple, daily work).
Even if some might find this hard to imagine today, as everything seems to have been easy for her, in reality, she has demonstrated the consistency and effort which is typical of this Sun-Saturn duo.
It's interesting to read this aspect as a self-imposed responsibility. At first, she wasn't really keen on the idea of a career in cinema. It was by following Françoise Dorléac around the sets that everything came together: "My sister had been to the Conservatory, she was doing theater, and according to me, she was the actress. I went along with her because I enjoyed playing her sister in a film, but I wasn't really thinking of continuing. It didn't appeal to me".
Eventually, urged on by others, but with Saturn's own sense of duty, she made one film, then another, building up one of the most solid careers in French cinema.
Astrologers will also be amused to note that the famous song by the twins, in the film The Young Girls of Rochefort, seems to perfectly illustrate this position of Saturn (but also of Mars) in Gemini.
Today, the woman who took over from her tragically deceased sister has become Queen Catherine, admired and respected around the world.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Catherine Deneuve.
Below, you will find the horoscope of Catherine Deneuve:
Let's finish with a renowned scientist, to show yet another dimension of the favorable Sun-Saturn aspect. Classically trained and literary, the young Louis Pasteur quickly turned his attention to chemistry and physics. We owe many discoveries to him, these include pasteurization (a term derived from his name, of course), and the development of the rabies vaccine.
This work, with its highly practical applications, earned him worldwide recognition. Let's not forget that a harmonious Sun/Saturn pairing leads to long-term success.
In this sky chart, we see a cluster (or stellium) in Capricorn with no less than six planets (up to seven celestial bodies with the Black Moon), including the Sun.
Through the rulership, we need to look at Saturn, ruler of the sign, which is in Taurus and in the 7th house. The planet has a grip over the Capricorn cluster, reinforcing the tenacity of these two Earth signs. It is in close trine to these planets.
Placed in the sector of associations, Saturn indicates that these are concluded with a long-term perspective and lean on unfailing loyal commitment.
The scientist progressed through the support of the Academy of Sciences or other illustrious figures of his time, such as Napoleon III, who suggested certain areas for him to study, which include silkworms.
Thanks to Saturn's precise trine system to the Sun, as well as to Mercury, Venus and Uranus, Louis Pasteur gave the impression of being lucky in his research. It's worth noting that in his own time, during the second half of the 19th century, ideas about fermentation were just beginning to take root, but it took Louis Pasteur's stroke of genius to succeed in preserving food this way, foreshadowing the food we eat today.
The fact that some of his methods were criticized, all of which he overcame, probably illustrates Saturn's square to his Midheaven (career). Nevertheless, posterity shall remember him as an outstanding, accomplished, and honored scientist.
You can also read the Astrotheme astrological portrait of Louis Pasteur.
Below, you will find the horoscope of Louis Pasteur: