Saturn oh Saturn. Saturn is tough, it's not hard to understand but it is tough.
Like all the aspects involving Saturn (see Saturn conjunct Moon, or Saturn in aspect to Mars) the harsh aspect between Saturn and Venus talks about sky-high standards, a very extensive sense of duty, commitment and reputation. Love is desired more than anything else, but also feared and held at arm's length. Let's dive in.
Saturn - Venus aspects in the birth chart
The overall themes that someone with Venus-Saturn in the birth chart is grappling with:
Being very serious about relationships
Withholding commitment indefinitely or on the completely opposite token, committing right away
Having their self-worth tied to their productivity
Holding themselves to high standards
Being very practical in relationships
Being attracted to older partners, to business-minded partners.
Being a perfectionist
Dealing with social anxiety or a sense of being inferior or inadequate
Tendency to feel isolated and/or to isolate oneself
The educational experiences a person has undergone can shape their beliefs about love and self-worth. Individuals with Saturn-Venus aspects may have been conditioned to think that they need to earn love through flawless success and unwavering dedication. This belief often leads to a lack of self-confidence, driving them to tirelessly work on self-improvement. Often, there is a belief that one has to earn love, perform for love.
Observing the behaviours associated with Saturn-Venus aspects, two distinct trends emerge. Firstly, some individuals tend to remain single for extended periods, focusing on developing self-confidence and embracing the belief that they deserve love. Alternatively, others may enter into committed relationships with one person, early on, and stick to it through thick and thin.
In any form of partnership, those with Saturn-Venus aspects display unwavering devotion and loyalty. Cheating rarely aligns with their character. Governed by Saturn, the planet associated with Capricorn, they often seek to establish a traditional family and stand by their loved ones in every circumstance.
Difficulty with affection
However, there is a challenge related to the expression of emotions and feelings. Saturn's influence tends to limit expansiveness and containment, making it difficult for these individuals to openly demonstrate their affection.
Despite their longing for love and intimacy, individuals with Saturn-Venus aspects may inadvertently deprive themselves of the love they desire due to their occasionally cold demeanour. The key to resolving this paradox lies in recognizing these behaviours and actively practicing self-positivity and self-reinforcement. Affirmations like "You are worthy of love, and you don't need to do anything to be loved" can be immensely helpful.
These individuals may expect their romantic partnerships to bring not only emotional fulfillment but also social status and financial success. This preference often leads them to choose partners who are older or more financially stable.
In the realm of business, those with Saturn conjunct Venus are known for their impeccable timing. They are patient, dedicated, and diligent, which attracts powerful and successful individuals into their lives. Such connections can manifest as teachers, friends, mentors, or business partners, who provide valuable financial and professional support.
Venus-Saturn conjunct: Indicates that the energies of the two planets are in close alignment with each other. This can indicate a harmonious relationship between the two planets, and a person can benefit from the positive aspects of both planets. This can indicate a person who is able to attract wealth, love, and creativity. However, this aspect can also indicate a person who is prone to putting too much emphasis on material possessions or who has difficulty establishing and maintaining healthy relationships. It's hard to tell which one it is, you want to look at whether Venus or Saturn are dignified or not. Ex: Saturn conjunct Venus in Aquarius is not necessarily a negative placement as Saturn is at home in Aquarius. Saturn conjunct Venus in Scorpio though does lead to more isolation usually as Venus is already ill-dignified in Scorpio.
Venus - Saturn square: This can indicate a person who is prone to conflicts, arguments, and feelings of restriction and limitation. This person can find it difficult to be creative and to express their feelings. They may struggle to establish healthy relationships and feel trapped in their circumstances. This leads usually to low self-worth, a tendency to isolate oneself and/or feel isolated. Usually, the person doesn't feel love usually or doesn't find it easy to receive it.
Venus - Saturn opposite: This can indicate a person who is prone to jealousy, possessiveness, and fear of loss. This person may struggle to make decisions and find it difficult to trust others. They may also feel stuck in a pattern of insecurity and fear.
Venus - Saturn quincunx: This indicates that the energies of the two planets are in an awkward angle to each other and can create a lot of confusion and misunderstandings in the areas of life they represent. This can indicate a person who has difficulty in balancing the needs of others with their own and may experience a lot of inner conflicts. This person may also feel that they are unable to express their true feelings and find themselves caught in a pattern of indecisiveness.