Planetary Aspects: Saturn sextile Chiron
What does Saturn sextile Chiron mean? The answer depends on whether it’s an aspect occurring in your natal chart, currently forming in the cosmos (transit-to-transit aspect), transiting your chart, or happening in a chart comparison (synastry – relationship astrology).
However, this aspect between planets has common general themes. The following shows interpretations of Saturn sextile Chiron in these various forms as well as in general.
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When Saturn and Chiron connect, we integrate our needs for tradition, convention, and stability, with our needs to follow our inner code and to heal ourselves emotionally.
In the Natal Chart
With Saturn forming a sextile to Chiron in the birth chart, you quite naturally understand how to blend your needs for tradition, structure, and convention with your need to follow your inner code and explore your emotional depths, insecurities, and vulnerabilities. You respond well to practical pursuits that help you feel stronger emotionally.
You might succeed in a healing, guiding, or teaching profession, or a particular setback in youth leads to a particular life path.
Key Traits of Saturn sextile Chiron. You will find some, many, or all of the following, depending on how strong this aspect is in the natal chart:
- Practical healer.
- Believes in putting both effort and heart into their pursuits.
- Concern for the underdog.
- Has a good work ethic.
Transit to Transit
With Saturn forming a sextile to Chiron, this is a time for feeling competent, effective, and secure. We have a strong sense of both tradition and innovation. We are also more able to express our unique qualities or to go our own way, without stirring up controversy, as we act in a professional, respectful manner. There’s no need for show-boating with this aspect. We are humble, and with increased realism, we can pursue our goals with an increased chance of success.
Saturn sextile Chiron dates from 1940 to 2040
The following show the dates of this aspect’s occurrence in history, current times, and the future in two different formats.
Dates with Planetary Positions by Signs and Degrees. Note: dates and times are Eastern and are within the years 1940 to 2050:
In Transit to the Natal Chart
When transiting Saturn sextiles natal Chiron, you find it easier to draw on your special wisdom or talents and apply them in the real world without fanfare but with decent success.
When transiting Chiron sextiles natal Saturn, you find it easier to draw upon self-discipline. You might strive to be more self-sufficient. Others appreciate your reliable side or your work ethic.
In either of the above, this can be a time when you attempt to combine following the rules and following your inner code or wisdom and going your own way. It’s a time of answering to your morals and ethics. It’s a good time for finding commonality or coming to a good understanding with a parent or person in authority.
It’s also a time of actively following a health or self-care program or applying a healing technique that’s structured and practical.
These themes also apply when Saturn sextile Chiron is found in the Solar Return. Note that many people will have this aspect in their Solar Return when it’s occurring in a particular year. It’s stronger if it’s angular in the Solar Return or if it’s connecting with personal/inner planets (especially the Sun and/or Moon).
In Chart Comparison (Synastry)
When Saturn in one chart forms a sextile with Chiron in another chart, there can be a feeling of destiny when you meet. Important life lessons happen. You accept that work is necessary to keep a relationship going and individuals growing and thriving.
In the Composite Chart
With Saturn sextile Chiron in the composite chart, as a couple, you are ready to learn from your mistakes. This is one indication that you feel that, with some effort, you can grow and improve through your relationship.