Hi, I was curious what would be the high-level advice and guidance with regards to Saturn Transit through the 1st House for a child. My son is a 10 year old Pisces, just starting a new school and a new life and I am not sure what this overlap with such a massive transit should mean. I am fishing for some reassurance here to be honest.
Thanks a ton, sending good thoughts from Austria!
I’m glad you asked! First, I would lose the “massive transit” designation. This is not a massive transit. It’s routine and simply signals your son will be maturing during this period. He will become better defined and better defended.
The risk with this transit, is that he become disabled by fear. As a Pisces, he’s also permeable so he will absorb your fear and worry. It will help a lot if you can keep your feet on the ground and shore him up as he meets this challenge.
It makes sense he would have this transit in his new location. He’s to establish himself as well as firm up the structure of his life in general. “I live here, I stand for this, this is my partner, best friend or whatever, and this is my reputation”. He’s working on this.
It doesn’t matter if he doesn’t have his running buddy yet; he will recognize that void and fill it when the time comes. But the main thing is you shore up his confidence by believing in him.
My son has Saturn conjunct his sun. He was quite scared going into high school so I sat him down and told him exactly, this:
“You may be afraid, but in reality, there isn’t one thing they’re going to teach you there, that you can’t learn. This includes the senior level classes. None of it is beyond you and your ability, so just go and you’ll see I’m right.”
My son’s manner changed completely on that alone. This is what you might convey to him. “I know it’s daunting but I know you can handle it. If you need me, I’m here.”
Can you see how you’d be setting him up to be a man? You’re the Saturn figure. Support him, don’t scare him. You might also tell him (the truth), all the other kids are afraid too!
Basically, boundaries. He’s the man. You’re his backup. Step in, if asked. Otherwise, this is his show. You want him to be successful so he can refer back to this time. Made it through that, I can make it through this!