When you have Saturn in the 2nd house, one thing for sure is that you will never take risks when it comes to money. Your attitude towards it is careful, cautious, calculated and wise.
It's often that we read particularly fatalistic interpretations of this placement, saying Saturn denies wealth and possessions when located in this house, but it's far from the truth. For one, Saturn located in this house can represent someone who comes from a wealthy family, or it can represent someone who comes from a more so poor family, but whether it's one or the other, there is often the same underlying scarcity and fear of not having enough. Whether the family of origin had means or not, it's likely that the family had a particular focus or concern with money, fearing lacking it, or being particularly thrifty no matter how much is actually available.
And this is an energy that the person carries with them: No matter how much they have in the bank, no matter how successful they are, there is this underlying fear of lacking. Saturn represents scarcity, and in the 2nd house, there is not only a fear of lacking money, but also a fear of lacking as a person, fear of not being enough, and fear of not being safe. The 2nd house is where we see finances and possessions for sure, but it's also a house that talks about overall self-worth and survival, the things we need to acquire and retain in order to survive and thrive, in order to be safe and stable.
With Saturn in this house, we find someone who is particularly afraid of not having enough, not being enough. Now depending on the chart, this can act as a very powerful motivator for self-development and hard work, and you will find someone who spends a great amount of time working not only on their wealth but also on their self-development. We do find people with tremendous wealth with Saturn in the 2nd house, but even in these cases, you'll find that the last difficulty experienced is to learn how to actually feel safe with what they have, let go of the scarcity mindset, and learn how to be satisfied and grateful for what they currently have. This is probably the hardest challenge of Saturn in the 2nd house, more so than achieving wealth.
In other cases, we find people who are so overwhelmed with the fear of lacking and the tendency to experience low self-esteem and self-worth that they do not take the risks necessary to achieve more. There is a tendency to experience a lack of belief in oneself and in a better future, and often you'll find someone who works way too hard for way too little, believing that is all they deserve or all they can get. Whatever your financial situation is, with Saturn in this house, learning to work on the "abundance mindset" versus the "scarcity mindset" is particularly helpful. In doubt, know that you always take the safest route and you tend to settle, so if you want to grow, remember that this is your default mode and attempt to take a risk.
With Saturn here, we find people who are particularly wise when it comes to money management, as well as people who might follow the attitude of "less is more" when it comes to possessions. We find people who are born accountants, with a wise relationship to spending. Of course we can find excesses, with people who have such a fear of money that they end up living in complete scarcity and with a zero tolerance for risks - which can surely create problems if lived with such excess, but you will NEVER find a gambler or someone who spends like there is no tomorrow.
Saturn here is trying to teach to not fear money, that security and safety are an inside job, and whether you are poor or incredibly wealthy, money will never give you the type of security you are looking for. Surely, money is necessary and adds to the quality of life, but people with this aspect will tell you that no amount of money gave us what they were after. Self-worth, belief in oneself, belief in one's worthiness are after all, what Saturn really wants here.
The 2nd house is habitually linked to real estate, lands and food, so you often find people who have their income or investments linked to these matters, however more broadly speaking, we find people who invest and manage their money in things that they deem risk-free or with minimal risk. You're unlikely to see these people investing in the stock market for example, or you'd find them investing only when they are persuaded they are going to be able to make a profit, or persuaded there is a very minimal risk to lose.
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