Saturn in 2nd House
When the planet of value, Saturn, finds itself in the second house of value, the individual is driven toward finding, sustaining and retaining what he finds personally meaningful and resourceful. While some manifestations of this placement relate to acquiring material possessions, the second house jewels stem further into the soul riches that make his heart sing.
This can be diamonds, people, feelings, God, comforts, security and establishing a sense of ownership over things that make him feel. As a result, the individual will be extremely fearful of losing things and experiencing upheavals to his sense of safety. Maybe he grew up in a household where money was scarce, or he experienced an early threat to his security that causes him to hold onto everything he owns with dear life. He typically feels money, ownership and what he can hold in his hands as a form of energy and electricity. He seeks to convert the mystic riches in his soul into the world around him.
Saturn and the pre-incarnated soul write extremely strict lesson plans. The individual may contemplate a lack of inner self worth and form and view his identity through what he owns and what he has accomplished. As a result, he may look for meaning in the material world. Through both of Saturn’s extremes, he may completely eschew the financial help from others and become obsessed with self sustenance, sufficiency and economic conservatism. On the contrary, he may throw his monetary responsibilities toward others.
In the worst case scenario, we can associate hoarding with the second house Saturn. We can also associate the individual who, by choice, lives without any materials and comforts on a wooden floor. This stems from his repulsion toward society’s greed, affluence, corporatism and the world’s obsession with money. The individual’s mind is overwhelmingly calculative, analytical, creative and powerful. His own fear of losing everything coupled with his ultra magnetic mind may propel his own self fulfilling prophecy.
There are diamonds lining the arteries of the second house Saturn individual and he seeks to crystallize these into the third dimension. He may appreciate the occult arts of crystals, Reiki and astrology, that which he can feel on the inside and the outside. He places a high value on his work and the sense of security it provides, and Saturn will ensure he knows the value of hard work or labor. Like everything relating to Saturn, the course of study is slow and steady.
In the second house of fortune, wealth and monetary riches will likely be established later in life, and this not only associates with bank cheques, but also a rich inner sense of self worth and spiritual fulfillment. What he is denied on the outside, comes alive like internal fireflies and the opulence of his soul decorate his world with a wealth he could never contemplate.
Saturn in the 2nd House
Traditional astrology interprets Saturn’s presence in the second house to mean a lack of or difficulty in getting real world possessions like money, cars, etc. Moving away from this fatalistic approach, we will try to personalize the meaning of Saturn in the second house for an individual. From a personality standpoint the second house reflects your attitude to real world possessions.
With Saturn in the second house, you might be unduly pessimistic about your own ability to get possessions. Avoid the pessimism. Then again, you might be overly cautious in the way you invest your finances. I’ll give you an example to illustrate this point. Saturn in the second house people are more likely to invest their hard earned money in low risk treasury bonds than in the higher risk stock market.
This may be good or bad, depending on how you look at it. Your investments will remain rock solid over the years, but will not grow as much if you had been more of a risk-taker! Given this risk aversion, isn’t it easy to spot why past astrologers might have taken that as an inability to gain wealth or possession? It’s not so much an inability as simply an attitude. Awareness of this attitude can be your strength.