Individuals with Saturn in Leo are courageous leaders who are incredibly focused on their goals. However, like the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz, their greatest fear is that they're not brave enough to play their role as the "King of the Beasts" when in fact, they will emulate the cowardly lion and display great bravery during their life's journey.
Saturn and Leo
Leo, the fixed fire sign of the zodiac ruled by the Sun, is courageous, strong, charismatic, dramatic, likes to stand in the spotlight and be the center of attention. Archetypically, Leo is the actor, performer, comedian, and charismatic leader. Saturn, the taskmaster of the zodiac, demands that you do "it" until you get "it" right. Saturn confronts you with boundaries, limitations, restrictions, and rules. At its most basic, when Saturn is in Leo, an individual struggles with expressing their talents and finding the courage to step into the spotlight.
Saturn in Leo Dates
Saturn takes almost 30 years to circle the zodiac and spends about 2.5 years in each sign. If you were born during the time frames listed below, you have Saturn in Leo.
- October 17, 1916 - August 12, 1919 (not including December 7, 1916 - June 24, 1917)
- August 2, 1946 - May 29, 1949 (not including September 19, 1948 - April 3, 1949)
- September 17, 1975 - July 26, 1978 (not including January 14 - June 5, 1976, or November 17, 1977 - January 5, 1978)
- July 16, 2005 - September 2, 2007
- August 27, 2034 - July 7, 2037 (not including February 15 - May 11, 2035, or October 16, 2036 - February 11, 2037)
Saturn in Leo at Their Best
At their best, individuals with Saturn in Leo are brave, courageous, responsible, and in command of their own fate. They readily seek challenges that allow them to demonstrate their leadership prowess by willingly stepping up to the plate or onto the stage when called upon.
Saturn in Leo Problems
Saturn is the Lord of Karma. Those with Saturn in Leo were born to overcome past life or early life feelings of being unworthy of love and adoration. Listed below are some problems they're likely to encounter during their lives.
- Feeling insignificant, inadequate, and inferior, despite talents
- Continually looking to others for validation
- A repressed hunger for fame, applause, and recognition
- Feeling dull, uninteresting, and doomed to remain unpopular
- Feeling deeply that they're not lovable or deserving of love
- Avoiding dating and tenderness due to a fear of rejection, heartbreak, and disappointment
- Fearful of being the center of attention and refusing leadership roles
- Reluctant to take the spotlight or, conversely, refusing to give it up
- Terrified that your creative gifts will not be appreciated, applauded, or rewarded
- Find it difficult to play, have fun, and relax.
Individuals with Saturn in Leo are often prone to overcompensate for their feelings of inadequacy by trying to impress others with their authority. At their worst, they can be melodramatic, haughty, prideful, conceited, controlling, and dominating.
Healing Saturn in Leo Problems
One of the meanings of Namaste is "the divine light in me bows to the divine light in you." The essence of Saturn in Leo's lifelong journey involves finding, embracing and honoring the divine light within themselves and sharing it with others.
Nurture Your Talents
Don't give up. Be disciplined about nurturing your creative and artistic talents. Whether you sing, act, do comedy improv, play a sport, or write, remember the idiom "practice makes perfect."
Be a Leader
You're a leader, not a follower, so don't be afraid to choose a career, where you can entertain, inspiring others, or in some way make a powerful, dramatic impact.
Be a Bottom-Up Leader
Study business management styles that are bottom-up and team-oriented rather than autocratic.
Spend time with children, entertain them, encourage their creativity and play, and let their innocence and imagination affect you.
Keep in mind, that courage is being fearful and doing it anyway. Allow yourself to take calculated risks that will develop confidence and lead to feelings of empowerment.
Famous Individuals With Saturn in Leo
You can hear Saturn speak in the words of these legendary individuals who were born when Saturn was in Leo. Of course, having Saturn in Leo isn't a guarantee that you'll become legendary or that you'll use your talents wisely. Case in point, Adolf Hitler, a charismatic speaker who mesmerized crowds with his words and gestures and led the world into a melodrama of madness.
"If you want to shine like the sun, first you want to burn like it."
"People don't understand that when I grew up, I was never the most talented, I was never the biggest, I was never the fastest, I certainly was never the strongest. The only thing I had was my work ethic, and that's been what has gotten me this far."
"Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work."
"I always knew I was a star. And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me."
"I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. This time I feel it. And I can't deny the fact that you like me. Right now, you like me!"
Letting Your Light Shine
Saturn in Leo is about creating a world where you can be vulnerable, freely love, and share ideas and feelings. Whether you create business ventures, intellectual ideas, art, music, song, or a child of your own, Saturn in Leo is about finding your inner spark of courage and being unhesitant in sharing your light with those around you.