Planetary Aspects: Saturn trine Uranus
What does Saturn trine Uranus 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 occurring in a chart comparison (synastry – relationship astrology). However, this aspect between planets has common general themes. The following shows interpretations of Saturn trine Uranus in these various forms as well as in general.
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When Saturn and Uranus connect, we see ways that we combine tradition and progress, stability and change, development, and innovation.
In the Natal Chart
With Saturn forming a trine to Uranus in the birth chart, you benefit from a balanced approach to many life endeavors. You respect tradition, but you also honor non-traditional methods, progress, and individuality. As such, you can combine the best of the traditional and the progressive, the old and the new. You also have a good sense of style that combines classic and youthful, and you may very well get along with people of all ages. This is an excellent combination for teachers and guides. Because of this outstanding balance, you might often find yourself in the role of mediator. This aspect is one indication of skills in math, science, and astrology. You are determined and tenacious but know when to let go, particularly in your business affairs.
Key Traits of Saturn trine Uranus. You will find some, many, or all of the following, depending on how strong this aspect is in the natal chart:
- Can see the right balance between the traditional and the modern.
- Takes a balanced approach to business, and to some extent, to life, in general.
- Good teacher, guide, mediator.
- Skills in science and math.
- Puts in the effort to achieve goals, but knows when to let go.
- Slow and steady push to make improvements and changes.
- An interest in how things (and people!) work.
- Comes through in emergencies.
- Will go against the grain, but only after giving it much thought and first considering viable alternatives.
- Forms long-lasting friendships and associations.
- Is usually respected as fair, moderate, and judicious.
- Responsible, law-abiding, and reliable overall, but will break the rules sometimes if it doesn’t hurt others.
- Makes calculated changes.
Note that this aspect is shared by many born within the same year or two, and thus is less personal than other aspects. However, if it is prominent in the chart, its effects are more noticeable. This can happen if, for example, the Sun or Moon align with either Saturn or Uranus, or if one of the planets is on an angle of the natal chart.
Transit to Transit
With Saturn forming a trine with Uranus, this is a time when we’re more likely to be doing what we enjoy, and enjoying what we’re doing, particularly related to career, work, and life path matters, but extending to other areas of life as well.
This can be a time of firsts in the primary structures of our lives. Changes we make tend to be deliberate or calculated, but possibly also quite quick. Original ideas may take form, or they might be developed quite successfully now. There is an opportunity to combine stability and improvement or excitement with good results. The same can be said of innovation and tradition.
While this aspect forms infrequently (it won’t happen again until 2047!), when it does occur, it usually perfects three times over the course of about ten to eleven months. Rarely, it is a one-time pass.
For example, in its latest occurrence, Saturn formed a trine to Uranus first in December 2016, perfected the aspect again in May 2017, and then formed for the final time in November 2017. This occurs due to planetary retrogrades. In effect, we can say that the Saturn-Uranus trine was in effect from December 2016 to November 2017.
Saturn trine Uranus dates
(7.76% of the period searched)
Enters Jan 8 1955
2:03:15 pm (EST +5:00)
Leaves May 5 1955 9:19:45 pm (EDT +4:00)
Enters Nov 28 1955 3:09:24 am (EST +5:00)
[Saturn trine Uranus] Is Exact Jan 17 1956 5:33:58 pm (EST +5:00)
[Saturn trine Uranus] Is Exact May 24 1956 3:36:56 am (EDT +4:00)
Leaves Jul 19 1956 2:48:14 pm (EDT +4:00)
Enters Oct 2 1956 11:14:53 am (EDT +4:00)
[Saturn trine Uranus] Is Exact Dec 8 1956 2:55:42 pm (EST +5:00)
Leaves Jan 19 1957 1:45:38 pm (EST +5:00)
Enters Jun 1 1957 11:42:17 am (EDT +4:00)
[Saturn trine Uranus] Is Exact Aug 6 1957 8:14:10 am (EDT +4:00)
[Saturn trine Uranus] Is Exact Oct 20 1957 4:59:09 pm (EDT +4:00)
Leaves Dec 13 1957 6:42:52 pm (EST +5:00)
Enters Aug 9 1958 8:32:02 am (EDT +4:00)
Leaves Oct 24 1958 12:30:48 pm (EDT +4:00)
Enters Jul 12 1971
6:24:40 pm (EDT +4:00)
Leaves Sep 14 1971 10:35:42 am (EDT +4:00)
Enters May 14 1972 11:03:46 am (EDT +4:00)
[Saturn trine Uranus] Is Exact Jul 4 1972 4:21:34 am (EDT +4:00)
[Saturn trine Uranus] Is Exact Oct 30 1972 3:26:13 pm (EST +5:00)
Leaves Dec 18 1972 4:53:02 am (EST +5:00)
Enters Mar 22 1973 0:04:42 am (EST +5:00)
[Saturn trine Uranus] Is Exact May 12 1973 1:27:54 am (EDT +4:00)
Leaves Jun 21 1973 2:34:59 pm (EDT +4:00)
Enters Nov 30 1973 5:15:36 am (EST +5:00)
Leaves May 1 1974 0:43:03 am (EDT +4:00)
Enters Sep 12 2001
7:03:57 pm (EDT +4:00)
Leaves Oct 7 2001 5:24:03 am (EDT +4:00)
Enters Jul 2 2002 9:25:33 pm (EDT +4:00)
[Saturn trine Uranus] Is Exact Aug 21 2002 3:18:11 am (EDT +4:00)
[Saturn trine Uranus] Is Exact Dec 16 2002 4:35 pm (EST +5:00)
Leaves Feb 8 2003 8:45:14 pm (EST +5:00)
Enters Apr 19 2003 0:46:39 am (EDT +4:00)
[Saturn trine Uranus] Is Exact Jun 24 2003 7:34:15 pm (EDT +4:00)
Leaves Aug 3 2003 7:12:40 am (EDT +4:00)
Enters Jan 22 2004 2:23:16 am (EST +5:00)
Leaves Jun 6 2004 4:29:02 pm (EDT +4:00)
Enters Dec 17 2015
10:47:53 pm (EST +5:00)
Leaves Apr 28 2016 4:19:11 am (EDT +4:00)
Enters Nov 4 2016 1:42:36 am (EDT +4:00)
[Saturn trine Uranus] Is Exact Dec 24 2016 7:20:45 pm (EST +5:00)
[Saturn trine Uranus] Is Exact May 19 2017 2:14:23 am (EDT +4:00)
Leaves Jul 16 2017 6:28:48 am (EDT +4:00)
Enters Aug 31 2017 5:43:10 am (EDT +4:00)
[Saturn trine Uranus] Is Exact Nov 11 2017 4:44:32 am (EST +5:00)
Leaves Dec 25 2017 1:49:29 am (EST +5:00)
Enters May 30 2018 3:27:47 pm (EDT +4:00)
Leaves Nov 11 2018 0:35:08 am (EST +5:00)
In Transit to the Natal Chart
When transiting Saturn trines natal Uranus, there can be pleasant life milestones happening during this period. It can be a time when ideas or dreams take form. You may be able to monetize a hobby, or you more thoroughly enjoy your work and make use of your talents in concrete ways. You can be extraordinarily disciplined if you find joy in what you’re doing.
When transiting Uranus forms a trine to natal Saturn, outdated, limiting, or restrictive circumstances and attitudes are likely to leave your life. More freedom in your work or daily life means you’re happier and more satisfied overall. Your reputation can get a nice boost. You believe in your dreams and have the realism and discipline to make things happen.
In Chart Comparison (Synastry)
When Saturn in one chart forms a trine with Uranus in another chart, this is an excellent combination for business since one helps the other bring form or structure to their ideas. It’s one indication of a long-standing union.
In the Composite Chart
With Saturn trine Uranus in the composite chart, together, you readily combine the traditional and modern. You seem to be well able to weather storms together, or you make changes slowly but surely. There is, more often than not, mutual respect between you. As well, you may feel that your relationship is reliable, supporting a reasonable amount of freedom and security at the same time.
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