Saturn is responsibility, slow-down, restriction, “do the right thing,” and judgement. Saturn in the houses will show where we have responsibility, but it doesn’t necessarily show how we treat that responsibility or how we feel about it. Do you have Saturn aspecting a personal planet? Do you judge yourself?
Saturn to any personal planet, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, among other things can create an energy where you judge yourself. If it’s a soft aspect like a trine or a sextile you probably have an easier time of it. You may find that your judgments are less harsh as you’re more able to see the positive side. Squares, oppositions and even conjunctions can be harder to deal with. With a square the judgement can be harsh as the energy is in conflicting signs; oppositions, well they’re opposite but they contain a missing counterpart. In conjunction, sometimes you can be too close to the problem and miss seeing the forest for the trees.
Sometimes you have to take a moment, time (Saturn), and consider that there are no perfect beings, or if there are it’s not you. Perfection is an unrealistic expectation. Sometimes the remedy is to look not at your imperfections and shortcomings but at what you DO do well. Sometimes we need to shore up our confidence in order to overcome that blockage (Saturn) that keeps us from really mining that challenge to do better, to BE better.
Do you have a Saturn challenge in your chart? By transit? Do you judge yourself harshly?