Saturn in Astrology tells us where we face some of our biggest obstacles in life. The energy of this planet is concerned with discipline and restriction, and teaches us important life lessons through tough love. It's a gloomy planet with a dark disposition that starkly opposes the energy of the Sun. Its counteractive influence to how you exhibit all of your unique Libra Sun qualities, can explain why you may have encountered resistance and limitations with simply being you. The Sun in Astrology is all about the ego self, while Saturn in Astrology is all about mastery through change; this energy combined has proven to be somewhat of a 'Debbie downer' for Libras over the past 2 years.
Libras are very much concerned with fairness and equality, primarily in partnerships of all kinds. Libras need to find balance in every aspect of their lives; without it, they feel completely out of sorts. It is for this reason that your sign is more inclined toward harmonious interactions and peaceful resolutions. But there are times when this has come at the expense of your own needs and desires, especially if boundaries were not firmly set in place. In fact, the word 'boundary' is such a Saturnword that fully encompasses the essence of your lesson as this planet transits your Sun sign. Simply put, you are being challenged to identify your personal boundaries in all areas of life.
Since Saturn first entered your sign, it brought a shadow to your Sun, of which you had to examine and integrate. Those born later in the sign of Libra are beginning to experience the necessity of this lesson first hand. Relationships are at the pinnacle of your task, with Saturn asking you to find a balance in your dealings with others through compromise. Meanwhile, the planet Uranus is transiting the area of your chart that has to do with significant others; expect to meet a whole new batch of characters that will press the importance of finding the balance between I and We.
Saturn will exit your sign by October 2012, leaving you to feel lighter and more grounded as you focus on attracting only the right kinds of people that will help to enhance your grace and Libran charm. Smooth sailing in all of your significant relationships is bound to follow!
Happy New Year, Libra!