Jupiter square Saturn in Astrology (2024)

Planetary Aspects: Jupiter square Saturn

What does Jupiter square Saturn 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 happening in a chart comparison (synastry – relationship astrology).

Even so, this aspect between planets has common general themes. The following are interpretations of Jupiter square Saturnin these various forms as well as in general.

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Table of contents

    • What does Jupiter square Saturn mean?
  • In the Natal Chart
  • Transit to Transit
      • Jupiter square Saturn dates from 1940 to 2040
  • In Transit to the Natal Chart
  • In Chart Comparison (Synastry)
  • In the Composite Chart

Jupiter square Saturn

When Jupiter and Saturn connect, this aspect impacts our ideas, general outlook, expectations, structures, beliefs, legal matters, and business.

In the Natal Chart

With Jupiter forming a square to Saturn in the birth chart, it’s natural to swing between faith and doubt or optimism and pessimism. However, with the passage of time, your efforts, patience, and the wisdom gained from experience, you can learn to manage your expectations and moderate your tendency to become discouraged too easily in the face of obstacles or criticism. This reassurance can help alleviate any anxiety you may feel about the challenges ahead.

Your morality is well-developed, but you might often find it difficult to thoroughly enjoy yourself without concerning yourself with what you should be doing. Because you’re more inclined to remember what didn’t work than what did, you can be reluctant to work toward complicated goals, preferring to look for the quick fix.

Be mindful of the tendency to feel a sense of doom if you’re enjoying yourself “too much” or, on the other side, a sense of unbearable boredom if tied to a routine for a while. Striving for moderation and compromise is indeed worthwhile. It can help you tremendously to adopt a more balanced outlook–a sense of realistic optimism.

Equally important, avoid comparing yourself or your situation unfavorably to others. Remember, your journey is unique and valuable. Also, resist the urge to give up before you even begin. You often don’t get past the first step of setting a goal, largely because you find that process overwhelming, which could lead to some disorganization and missed opportunities. Otherwise, you might go through plenty of stops and starts. With life experience and some trial and error, you learn to embrace your journey, set a reasonable pace, and value your progress with fewer distractions.

Key Traits of Jupiter square Saturn. You will find some, many, or all of the following, depending on how strong this aspect is in the natal chart:

  • Swinging between optimism and pessimism.
  • Principled, with firm faith.
  • Having strong values.
  • Reluctant; giving up before starting.
  • Cautious in new situations.

Transit to Transit

This type of aspect can be considered astrological “weather’ — it occurs in the cosmos for all and is not specific to our personal natal charts.

With Jupiter forming a square to Saturn, circ*mstances present us with an opportunity for personal or professional growth, although the rewards may be delayed. We must restructure our lives or plans in accordance with rules, laws, limits, and the demands of reality. Ultimately, this process can lead to a stronger, more resilient version of ourselves or our projects.

This can be a time of temporary fluctuating finances, increased personal commitments, sudden obstacles to our goals, energy dips, or ups and downs with our faith/outlook. We might ask ourselves, “Why am I doing this?” What for?” or “What’s the point?” more frequently. There can be a sense that we’re not in the right place at the right time during this phase.

During this period, it is crucial to breathe new life into old plans rather than strike out with a new plan altogether. We may need to make sacrifices in one area of our lives to grow in another. It’s important not to overextend ourselves now and to avoid attempting easy fixes or shortcuts. The need to adjust our expectations is a natural part of the process, and with patience and perseverance, we can confidently navigate current obstacles and challenges.
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Jupiter square Saturn dates from 1940 to 2040

The following lists reveal the dates of this aspect’s occurrence in history, current times, and the future in two different formats.

Enter & Leave Dates

Enters Nov 22 1945 10:16:15 am (EST +5:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Dec 19 1945 9:03:37 pm (EST +5:00)

Leaves Jan 14 1946 6:04:12 pm (EST +5:00)

Enters Mar 31 1946 6:29:24 am (EST +5:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact May 5 1946 0:36:19 am (EDT +4:00)

Leaves Jun 3 1946 10:47:15 pm (EDT +4:00)

Enters Sep 26 1946 11:11:15 am (EDT +4:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Nov 4 1946 2:48:25 pm (EST +5:00)

Leaves Nov 28 1946 1:14:16 pm (EST +5:00)

Enters Aug 4 1947 3:27:55 am (EDT +4:00)

Leaves Aug 30 1947 6:18:27 am (EDT +4:00)

Enters Jul 23 1955 10:17:27 am (EDT +4:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Aug 24 1955 12:02:14 pm (EDT +4:00)

Leaves Oct 5 1955 8:24:06 am (EDT +4:00)

Enters Nov 22 1955 5:25:34 am (EST +5:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Jan 15 1956 6:38:36 am (EST +5:00)

Leaves Feb 11 1956 5:56:12 pm (EST +5:00)

Enters May 22 1956 9:02:09 pm (EDT +4:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Jun 21 1956 10:02:37 pm (EDT +4:00)

Leaves Jul 14 1956 10:27:11 pm (EDT +4:00)

Enters Aug 26 1964 11:51:26 am (EDT +4:00)

Leaves Oct 26 1964 10:14:58 am (EST +5:00)

Enters Jun 8 1965 7:23:06 pm (EDT +4:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Jul 6 1965 7:55:05 am (EDT +4:00)

Leaves Jul 27 1965 4:05:16 am (EDT +4:00)

Enters Feb 2 1966 4:47:51 am (EST +5:00)

Leaves May 16 1966 6:55:48 pm (EDT +4:00)

Enters Apr 16 1975 11:20:37 am (EDT +4:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Jun 3 1975 11:01:35 pm (EDT +4:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Jul 28 1975 10:50:44 pm (EDT +4:00)

Leaves Sep 5 1975 10:24:46 pm (EDT +4:00)

Enters Feb 14 1976 9:27:57 pm (EST +5:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Mar 9 1976 5:33:52 pm (EST +5:00)

Leaves Mar 30 1976 4:52:28 pm (EST +5:00)

Enters Dec 18 1976 9:24:56 am (EST +5:00)

Leaves Dec 29 1976 8:33:16 pm (EST +5:00)

Enters Jun 12 1985 4:59:26 pm (EDT +4:00)

Leaves Jun 21 1985 1:15:14 am (EDT +4:00)

Enters Mar 7 1986 11:12:13 am (EST +5:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Apr 2 1986 7:49:07 am (EST +5:00)

Leaves Apr 22 1986 11:57:36 am (EST +5:00)

Enters Oct 23 1986 1:28:23 am (EDT +4:00)

Leaves Feb 2 1987 8:51:59 am (EST +5:00)

Enters Dec 12 1994 2:01:42 am (EST +5:00)

Leaves Apr 17 1995 7:29:49 am (EDT +4:00)

Enters Oct 16 1995 12:11:35 pm (EDT +4:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Nov 10 1995 9:29:37 pm (EST +5:00)

Leaves Dec 3 1995 8:55:46 pm (EST +5:00)

Enters Jul 1 1996 8:12 am (EDT +4:00)

Leaves Sep 28 1996 2:48:09 pm (EDT +4:00)

Enters Jan 10 2005 10:09:42 pm (EST +5:00)

Leaves Mar 23 2005 4:32:38 am (EST +5:00)

Enters Nov 19 2005 2:17:50 pm (EST +5:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Dec 17 2005 0:16:12 am (EST +5:00)

Leaves Jan 8 2006 0:33:06 am (EST +5:00)

Enters May 19 2006 6:55:13 pm (EDT +4:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Jun 22 2006 2:43:40 pm (EDT +4:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Oct 25 2006 1:25:41 pm (EDT +4:00)

Leaves Nov 23 2006 4:16:27 pm (EST +5:00)

Enters Sep 15 2014 4:32:25 pm (EDT +4:00)

Leaves Dec 1 2014 8:18:11 pm (EST +5:00)

Enters Jul 7 2015 9:00:08 am (EDT +4:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Aug 3 2015 6:36:20 am (EDT +4:00)

Leaves Aug 29 2015 3:21:39 am (EDT +4:00)

Enters Feb 14 2016 8:17:52 am (EST +5:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Mar 23 2016 6:15:23 am (EDT +4:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact May 26 2016 8:27:40 am (EDT +4:00)

Leaves Jun 26 2016 6:24:18 am (EDT +4:00)

Enters Jul 23 2024 9:56:44 pm (EST +5:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Aug 19 2024 4:45:59 pm (EST +5:00)

Leaves Sep 15 2024 3:48:15 pm (EST +5:00)

Enters Nov 18 2024 10:01:19 pm (EST +5:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Dec 24 2024 4:59:12 pm (EST +5:00)

Leaves Jan 23 2025 5:16:57 am (EST +5:00)

Enters May 5 2025 9:47:47 am (EST +5:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Jun 15 2025 9:35:41 am (EST +5:00)

Leaves Jul 10 2025 2:23:52 am (EST +5:00)

Enters Mar 29 2035 0:26:59 am (EST +5:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Apr 25 2035 2:34:43 pm (EST +5:00)

Leaves May 26 2035 0:51:21 am (EST +5:00)

Enters Sep 16 2035 1:27:20 pm (EST +5:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Oct 22 2035 2:46:18 am (EST +5:00)

Leaves Nov 19 2035 6:39 am (EST +5:00)

Enters Jan 19 2036 8:40:50 pm (EST +5:00)

[Jupiter square Saturn] Is Exact Feb 22 2036 5:43:47 am (EST +5:00)

Leaves Mar 15 2036 0:41:15 am (EST +5:00)

Dates with Planetary Positions by Signs and Degrees. Note: dates and times are Eastern and are within the years 1940 and 2050:

Dates with Signs & Degrees

  • Dec 19, 1945 9:04 PM — Jupiter 23 Lib 15 square Saturn 23 Can 15
  • May 4, 1946 11:36 PM — Jupiter 19 Lib 47 square Saturn 19 Can 47
  • Nov 4, 1946 2:49 PM — Jupiter 8 Sco 40 square Saturn 8 Leo 40
  • Aug 24, 1955 12:02 PM — Jupiter 15 Leo 33 square Saturn 15 Sco 33
  • Jan 15, 1956 6:39 AM — Jupiter 0 Vir 14 square Saturn 0 Sag 14
  • Jun 21, 1956 10:03 PM — Jupiter 27 Leo 18 square Saturn 27 Sco 18
  • Jul 6, 1965 7:55 AM — Jupiter 17 Gem 10 square Saturn 17 Pis 10
  • Jun 3, 1975 11:02 PM — Jupiter 17 Ari 19 square Saturn 17 Can 19
  • Jul 28, 1975 10:50 PM — Jupiter 24 Ari 15 square Saturn 24 Can 15
  • Mar 9, 1976 5:34 PM — Jupiter 26 Ari 19 square Saturn 26 Can 19
  • Apr 2, 1986 7:49 AM — Jupiter 9 Pis 32 square Saturn 9 Sag 32
  • Nov 10, 1995 9:30 PM — Jupiter 18 Sag 06 square Saturn 18 Pis 06
  • Dec 17, 2005 12:16 AM — Jupiter 10 Sco 45 square Saturn 10 Leo 45
  • Jun 22, 2006 2:43 PM — Jupiter 9 Sco 15 square Saturn 9 Leo 15
  • Oct 25, 2006 1:26 PM — Jupiter 23 Sco 32 square Saturn 23 Leo 32
  • Aug 3, 2015 6:36 AM — Jupiter 28 Leo 17 square Saturn 28 Sco 17
  • Mar 23, 2016 6:15 AM — Jupiter 16 Vir 24 square Saturn 16 Sag 24
  • May 26, 2016 8:28 AM — Jupiter 13 Vir 42 square Saturn 13 Sag 42
  • Aug 19, 2024 5:46 PM — Jupiter 17 Gem 28 square Saturn 17 Pis 28
  • Dec 24, 2024 4:59 PM — Jupiter 14 Gem 01 square Saturn 14 Pis 01
  • Jun 15, 2025 10:36 AM — Jupiter 1 Can 18 square Saturn 1 Ari 18
  • Apr 25, 2035 3:35 PM — Jupiter 29 Ari 03 square Saturn 29 Can 03
  • Oct 22, 2035 3:46 AM — Jupiter 17 Tau 52 square Saturn 17 Leo 52
  • Feb 22, 2036 5:44 AM — Jupiter 14 Tau 26 square Saturn 14 Leo 26
  • May 17, 2045 5:00 PM — Jupiter 9 Pis 20 square Saturn 9 Sag 20
  • Sep 9, 2045 1:44 PM — Jupiter 5 Pis 58 square Saturn 5 Sag 58
  • Mar 4, 2046 6:09 PM — Jupiter 22 Pis 36 square Saturn 22 Sag 36

In Transit to the Natal Chart

Transits to the natal chart are personal — they form a special angular relationship (aspect) with specific natal chart points, and they happen to different people at unique times, depending on when they were born. In other words, while everyone or most people experience these transits at some point(s) in their lives, the timing is unique to the individual.

When transiting Jupiter squares natal Saturn, you’re doing a balancing act between an urge to grow and the need to set limits. Your optimism also seems to compete with the need to tame expectations. Getting serious or disciplining and moderating your behavior may be in order, which can dampen your enthusiasm. Accepting blocks, delays, or limits can be difficult, but doing so may ultimately put you ahead.

This is a time when you become painfully aware of where you’ve overextended yourself or overdone it. However, remind yourself that you’ll be more prosperous and satisfied later if you attend to some details now.

When transiting Saturn squares natal Jupiter, you may be required to re-align your plans and goals, particularly in business, towards more realistic avenues. Circ*mstances may be such that you need to pare down your endeavors and concentrate your energies on fewer, higher-quality projects. Life situations or blockages may bring you to question whether your expectations have been too high or unrealistic.

Transits of Saturn square to natal Jupiter call up for questioning your life priorities and how they can better be organized or structured. This transit is also about your expectations and general outlook on life and how you can reach a more realistic, mature, and balanced state of mind.

Generally, areas where you’ve been overexpanding or overdoing things come up for inspection. Saturn is now asking you to moderate your expectations and behavior. You’re receiving a lesson, of sorts, about healthy boundaries and limits.

It’s possible you’re dealing with fluctuating finances, career matters, or moods. Money may be tighter. However, this can also be a good time for business and real estate as you find ways to stretch your budget or become more careful with your resources. It’s not the ideal period for legal matters and outcomes.

There can be a sense that you’re getting nowhere or working too hard with minimal reward. In truth, the rewards for current efforts may simply be delayed. However, if a careful assessment of a particular venture leads to the realization that a project is an actual liability, it could make sense to cut your losses. However, keep in mind that your current mindset may be such that you see the negatives far more than the positives due to Saturn’s critical, heavy energy. It may be that adjustments and patience are all you need to get back on track eventually. This is especially true of projects you initiated about seven years before this transit.

In Chart Comparison (Synastry)

When Jupiter in one chart forms a square with Saturn in another chart, finding a balance between optimism and caution is tricky in this relationship. The person who owns the Jupiter part of this connection may feel restricted, overseen, or limited by the Saturn person when expressing their natural Jupiter traits of vision and optimism. Similarly, the person who represents Saturn in this synastry combination is often triggered by the Jupiter person’s enthusiasm and might ultimately feel Jupiter is being foolhardy or overly positive when they prefer a measured, deliberate, conservative approach. These challenges, while difficult, can also be the catalyst for growth and understanding in your relationship.

Irrespective of their individual traits outside of this relationship, the Jupiter person often assumes the role of the optimistic or risk-taking one in their relationship with Saturn, who in turn, takes on the role of the more moderate one. Jupiter’s inclination to explore new horizons and embrace novelty contrasts with Saturn’s preference for the familiar and tried-and-true. Where Jupiter takes an extravagant approach, Saturn is more particular and cautious. These contrasting traits can either lead to conflict or create a dynamic balance in the relationship. Because this inter-chart aspect is a challenging one, it can be a struggle to find that balance, but it can also be very rewarding.

While you may often find yourselves on different sides of the fence on philosophical or political matters, it’s important to remember that having different goals shouldn’t always be a problem in relationships. Your approaches to topics, viewpoints, problems, and ventures may clash, but if you value your relationship, you can delve a little deeper and consider ways to find a compromise. Understanding that your core beliefs and values may not be as different as they seem, and that it’s more about your approach and outlook, can help bridge the gap. For instance, Jupiter’s desire for growth can be balanced with Saturn’s need for security.

Ideally, you learn to find a more balanced approach to the world while with each other, but if not, perhaps as the result of your relationship.

The Jupiter-Saturn inter-chart aspects, while not a defining element of compatibility, can significantly influence your relationship dynamics. They can either foster growth and understanding or pose challenges that need to be overcome. which can be somewhat disruptive. Understanding and navigating these aspects can be key to maintaining a harmonious and fulfilling relationship.

See more synastry aspects between two charts.

In the Composite Chart

The composite chart is a special chart derived from the midpoints between two or more charts. It is read as the chart of a relationship–the people as a couple or unit.

With Jupiter square Saturn in the composite chart, your relationship might start off slowly and gradually build over time. It’s natural for one person in the relationship to have a slightly different pace, but in this relationship, one may want to go faster than the other, and it becomes a point of contention.The differences in your opinions about adventure versus safety or freedom versus commitment can feel like roadblocks but could also be growth opportunities. Choosing between enjoying new experiences and sticking with the familiar can often become an argument between you. Still, it’s also a chance to learn more about each other and find common ground.

Differing approaches to goals or contradictory goals can be a recurring problem in this relationship. Expectations of one another and the relationship itself often fluctuate and lead to disappointments between you.

When one person feels optimistic about something, the other sees only the flaws. In some cases, you may eventually consider whether the relationship is an anchor or a drag. Finding a balance and avoiding always taking sides will be critical to the relationship’s health.

See more composite chart aspects.

See also Planetary Aspects,Jupiter Transits, and Saturn Transits


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