“Declining to hear “no” is a signal that someone is either seeking control or refusing to relinquish it. If you let someone talk you out of the word “no,” you might as well wear a sign that says, ‘You are in charge.'”
–Gavin de Becker, “The Gift of Fear”
Saturn is security, boundaries, maturity, judgement, lots of good weighty stuff, or bad, weighty stuff depending on how you look at it and how it hits you. Fear is an emotion, therefore Moon-related. When Saturn aspects the Moon, either in the natal chart or by transit, one of the results you can get is fear. One of the reasons for this is Saturn compresses the emotional body, there’s a weight, a constraint. The fear is that it won’t end, or that we will be crushed. It is also fear of failure. What you’ve got is a soft Moon and a heavy Saturn. Creating structure (Saturn) protects the soft Moon.
If you have a natal Saturn influence on your Moon and are feeling the crush you can remedy this by working toward learning and implementing a set of rules and boundaries that you enforce regarding your feeling of safety and security. If you are experiencing Saturn to your Moon by transit, this stricture can be utilized to implement these security structures as well. There’s the opportunity to protect your heart, make your emotional body safe. The challenge is to create safe, solid structures with windows and doors, rather than a cage or a safe that inhibits your emotional range.
Fear can be a positive emotion as it can highlight the areas where we are genuinely at risk. To alleviate fear we must address it and mine it for the information it gives us about where our structure is weak. Correctly addressed this builds confidence, emotional control and mastery.
Do you have a Saturn Moon influence natally or by transit? What do you do to create boundaries to protect your emotional state?