When we analyze a personal birth chart or the chart of a moment, the horoscope, we see some lines that connect the planets. These lines represent the aspects, which are the angles that the planets make between them on the map. This means that the energy of one planet is related to the energy of another in some way. In this text, we will talk about the opposition aspect, more specifically when the opposition between Jupiter and Saturn happens.
Jupiter is an expanding planet
It is a giant planet in the solar system and indicates when and how we seek to expand, grow and explore new territories in our lives. It also represents the image of the provider father and the king, who takes care of his reign and seeks to expand it to new territories.
Saturn is a planet with restrictive energy
Unlike Jupiter, which seeks to expand horizons, Saturn delimits them. The restriction happens to give shape to what must be accomplished. Saturn also reminds us of the importance of discipline and the importance of clearly defining goals not to get lost amid so many options. The image of the disciplining teacher fits well within Saturn’s archetype. He teaches discipline through restraint, which leads to maturity and responsibility.
When we have on a map or in a horoscope, the opposition between Jupiter and Saturn means that the two planets’ energies act oppositely. If one energy “pulls” to one side, the other will push you in the opposite direction. It is an intense conflict, but when resolved, it brings a very beneficial creative result to personal growth.
Jupiter makes you feel like experimenting with new experiences and discovering new things, but Saturn appears to show that you can’t do everything as you want. A practical example: when you plan a dream trip and want to visit several cities at once, but discover that the money you have saved and the days available for vacation are not enough to do even half of what you would like. This dynamic of expansion and restriction represents well the opposition between these two planets. The ideal in these cases is to find a creative outlet. How can we expand our horizons while respecting the restrictions that life imposes on us? Reflect on this issue, and then you will find that this opposition can bear good fruit because an expansion that respects the limitations of real-life bears much stronger fruit than you imagined.