If you’ve been studying Astrology for a while, in your exploration of the houses,you’ve probably noticed that some seem to be more clearly defined than others.
Also, while there may be multitudes of information circulating on certain houses, the input on others seems to remain nebulous at best, which puts the seeker in a bind. In my opinion, the 2nd house is one of these.
Often, the second house gets reduced to strictly money. Although money plays a part in what’s going on here, there’s much more. In the birth chart, any house serves as a “domain of development”. The 2nd House specifically is where we can consolidate our resources and use our talents. Planets in the second house give clues to the nature of those particular assets and how we may profit from them in a material sense as well as one that contributes to our self-worth.
If you have Saturn in the 2nd House natally, your developmental task is to clearly define what’s in your “toolbox” and actually CLAIM IT as something that belongs to you. Anytime Saturn is involved, there’s an insistence on no-nonsense clarity. The ringed planet is also pro-reality (or anti-bullshit depending on your view). Irrespective of Saturn’s position in one’s chart, in order to truly honor it, you must be dedicated to truth and good faith effort.
In order to become a good steward for this placement, your method of operation needs to consist of conducting ruthlessly honest “checks and balances” concerning what you’re really good at, as well as where you may lack skill or feel severely challenged. Once this inventory is complete, a concerted effort to make the best of what you have, as opposed to constant worry about what you lack, is the suggested order of the day.
The significance of this particular placement is that there’s something Saturnine about the nature and expression of your talents. It’s vital to remember that the Saturn archetype is vast. The overall suggestion is that the instruments at your disposal (and that you can receive compensation for) require mastery, competence, a sense of responsibility and the acceptance of one’s authority when using them.
Consolidation is a viable strategy with Saturn in the 2nd house, which means the action or process of making something stronger or more solid. The universe is asking you to utilize what you have, not so much in an abstract or theoretical sense, but rather a tangible one where you can literally grasp the benefits of your own efforts toward improving your life and that of others. In order to carry this out effectively, it’s essential that you understand and clearly define the precise direction of your efforts as well as the “why’s” behind your expenditures of time, money and energy.
By nature, Saturn isn’t a wasteful planet and it requires that you become a capable manager of all of the elements which will prepare you to execute effective and successful actions.
Some important questions associated with this natal placement may be:
In what areas do I truly excel? How and when did I identify myself as possessing a special brand of competence in the aforementioned area(s)?
What specific experiences have I immersed myself in, to advance my skills in these areas?
You may find that Saturn in the 2nd house suggests that you have to work hard to develop your talents, but this also means that you stand to reap the benefits and recognition that come with that.
This may come with mastering the concept of delayed gratification, because in order to appreciate this process and build the necessary maturity and sobriety for leadership, you must understand the “brick by brick” concept of Saturn, so you can become a mentor to someone else who may wish to travel along the same path.
With Saturn in the 2nd house, the concrete actualization of Saturn is your ultimate goal.
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