The placement of Saturn in your natal chart indicates karma that needs to be worked off. Evidently in my last life I lived a life of leisure and was married a 100 times before settling down to live happily ever after. Fast forward to present times I was born with Saturn in the 6th and 7th house. Saturn conjoins my descendant from the 6th house. I go by the philosophy if a planet is within 5 degrees of the next house cusp it is read as being in both houses. So here we have delays in marriage (7th house), and working my ass off without any reward (6th house) Yup that is Saturn for me.
Astrological books tell tales of marrying someone older and colder (Saturn in the 7th) and Saturn in the 6th indicates an individual that adheres to a serious routine. I’m calling bullshit! Perhaps for some people that is the manner in which it manifests; but not for me. Then again my Saturn is square by Uranus; as always it depends on the entire natal chart. In any event here is my alternative definition of Saturn in the 6th; despising routine, feeling weighed down by repetitive patterns; doing the same shit day after day results in sudden fits of narcolepsy.
I once worked a 9 to 5 Saturday/Sunday off sort of job now I work evenings with 2 weekdays off. I also work every holiday. I prefer it this way, I have no desire to be some sort of drone waking up with the rest of the world, cramming into a packed train, waiting on some long line at Starbucks… I will pass.
Recently I began doing background “acting” in my spare time & how utterly fascinating I find it! A different set every day, a different call time, and a variety of people to talk to. The assortment is delightful! I do wish I could stick to some sort of routine but sometimes I work 15 hours, another day I need to get up & write monthly horoscopes and another day I’m on my way to a TV or film set. I want to work out and on occasion I find myself squeezing in 45 minutes on the elliptical all the while thinking about how boring it is.
In terms of Saturn indicating working hard without reward that is certainly true, but maybe some of us are okay with that! I use to be a Spa Director at my former job and I stepped down a level because I really do not want to be defined by my career and have it consume me. So yes now I work all the holidays and yes I have a lot of responsibility without any glamorous title but the truth is I never wanted to be crunching numbers and running my own company. I would rather work hard at my day job and be free to pursue other more creative interests in my free time.