Saturn in 10th House
Those with Saturn in the 10th house often feel that they must achieve something in the world, and through this challenge are dealt with frustrations dealing with anxiety and fear around their craving to amount to something. The individual is very sensitive and aware of their status and position, and determined to make whatever career goals they have into a reality. However, as Saturn is the planet of time, limitation and delay there is usually a struggle.
Saturn here is challenged by authority figures and it is as if karma or destiny hands them more responsibility without any help or support. They have to wait longer for that promotion. They may feel as if they are always having to be put to the test. These people often pile on the extra work for themselves to show others that they are successful at managing and earning respect. Saturn is placed in its own house and it is believed there is more of a drive than any other placement of this planet to make their mark on society.
The position can be projected onto to others and they can live all this ambition and need to be successful through someone close. Saturn here may bring a downfall, humiliation in the face of others, and often too much responsibility falling into their hands. Roles that they are handed are always taken seriously, and sometimes they shy away from it all because the fear of not succeeding is too great. It is as if they are proving to others that they are capable of handling a role of responsibility, but sometimes their over-achieving hides a deep sense of vulnerability to others criticism, a feeling of inadequacy and a fear of failing.
The individual may take great care in controlling everything around them to ensure that they never put a foot wrong. The roles they face involve nothing but hard work and they are only human and everybody makes a mistake, but it is only by learning from our failures that we know the right way to do something. Astrologer Liz Greene suggests that it is through the family line where those with Saturn in the 10th house have felt rejection and isolation. Stemming from this is a deep need to prove themselves to others, rather than a need to make it on their own terms.
The 10th house rules the most public of places, and it is here where these people need to overcome a fear of failure, and be willing to assume responsibility. The measure of achievement should not always be dependent on how well they are doing in the eyes of the public. Saturn in the 10th is usually successful, the drive, ambition and need to rise to prominence is all there.
In the beginning there may have been a stronger drive to prove themselves to the outside world. The person needs to structure, shape, and define themselves in a material sense. Through gaining psychological insights into their motives for authority, high aspirations, and goals, they can truly begin building, and preparing their sense of influence and power on society at large.
Saturn in the 10th House
While the sixth house rules work, the tenth house rules the work that you identify with. In the context of home and family, the tenth house signifies your attitude while playing the "fathering" role. Saturn in the tenth house makes you take your "fathering" responsibilities seriously. You will be concerned with the development and growth of your child in real world terms.
At work you may have the desire to lead or guide co-workers. In any case, you will take your career or chosen profession more seriously than most. Both at work and home, your teaching or leadership style will be based on practical aspects of life. You are acutely aware (more so than most) of your place and "role" in society. You may feel like you are under a magnifying glass, so to speak, when it comes to the path you choose to take in your career or in the roles you take on.
Defensiveness and self-consciousness about your importance in the material world can result. A rather conservative approach to life is often adopted, which may or may not conflict with your more personal aspirations. You will shoulder immense responsibilities with ease. This might not always work for you. Take care not to take on too much at a time. If you feel overloaded with responsibilities - delegate some!