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Sun square Saturn: obstacles will dissolve at the right time

Sun square Saturn Sublimation by Heather McLean.

The Sun will square Saturn on 3 May. This is a very uncomfortable energy denoting power struggle and obstacles. Those who are affected may come up against authority figures, or people who obstinately refuse to agree with us. Many people will struggle with feelings of depression and stuckness as they come to terms with reality.

Sun square Saturn has a tendency to constrict our creative energy and undermine our self-confidence, and in the current climate this will almost certainly be the case for anyone whose natal chart is triggered by the transit. Be aware that this energy will last only for a short while and don’t force yourself to be positive or productive at this time.

Sun square Saturn is a window of opportunity for those who are willing to take it, because it allows you to explore deep feelings of fear and oppression related to our current circumstances. Are you fearful that governments are becoming too authoritarian? Explore that fear. Are you concerned about vulnerable loved ones? Don’t shy away from these feelings.

The houses through which Saturn and the Sun are currently transiting in your natal chart will tell you which area of your life may need attention at this time. If you are unsure how this transit applies to you download a free natal chart at and then grab a copy of my free ebook The Language of Astrology to learn how to track transits in your own life.

How you can work with Sun square Saturn

Over the next week Sun square Saturn may be challenging for many. How are you working with this energy? If you have this aspect in your natal chart what techniques can you share for making the most of the heaviness and self-doubt that Sun square Saturn can bring? Please share your experiences below.

8 Comments on Sun square Saturn: obstacles will dissolve at the right time

  1. I think this energy has played out in the form of a huuuge fight between my BF and I this week.

    We are opposites by sign, and thus everything gets blown into bigger proportions when we are fighting. After “cooling down” both of us, we had a good, hard, long chat about values, personality differences, differences in preferences for many things etc.
    It wasn’t pleasant, it wasn’t pretty – but it was time to put the turkey on the table and talk about it. So we did. Acknowledging each persons differences is not very easy for neither a Scorpio or Taurus. We’re not mutable signs after all. We are very fixed in our ways, beliefs and values. Every progress has been a result of immense struggle. So this energy has certainly brought up issues we’ve put under the rug for some long time. Some new insights were being made during this fight, so at least we used it to our best ability ;-)

  2. Dear Faith, thank you for sharing. A bit hard to understand. I can only say that I had a huge fight with my boyfriend that was on the day of the eclipse and we have’t spoken since….:-( I felt I needed to put reality on the table and confront him with what was already in my thoughts for some time. He is just very angry now I assume. I need to let the Taurus come to his sences. Sounds a bit like what Annette experienced. We all experienced confrontation in our relationship.

  3. I have my natal Moon/jupiter conjunction at 1 degree Leo (5th house) and Saturn is currently opposing it. The best I could come up is patience, not reacting immediately and learning more about energy and chakras and trying to understand how can I implement it for me. Uranus is currently on top of my chiron trining venus/mc in capricorn so I basically try and find peace of mind whenever I can.

  4. I’ve never regarded chiron too much in natal charts. Recently, I’ve become interested. Can you recommend a good book about chiron? Need an ephemeris as well..thanks. jophiel

  5. Thank you for your information and how to deal with this all Anna

  6. I have Sun square Saturn natally, and I would it is really quite an obstacle to creativity and feeling like I can accomplish anything even though Im already accomplishing it! It has been very difficult to live with. It keeps me from getting an ego though abought my skills and forever trying to improve. But this leads to burnout and ungealthy coping mechanisms. I guess at age 50 I am finally learning to accept myself for where I am at and stop pushing so hard. I genuinely have accomplished many things after much hard work and internal strife.

  7. There are so many typos in my above comment. Please edit them if you can.
    Basically this aspect is really a taskmaster in that it prevented me from seeing any accomplishment I was making even the little ones. It had a powerful effect on learning too. Thats not fair to a person. It doesnt help you develop a realistic sense of things. Anyway Im just accepting myself these days and even though It has been very difficult, I have pushed through and feel like Ive aquired many skills I never thought I would be able too. I can cook, make art, knit sweaters and speak Russian. Patience and hard work and acceptance of where I am at and not focus on the result as much as the process and joy of learning.

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