How does a person make friends with Saturn in the 11th house /Aquarius (in their own chart)?
I don't have this placements. But, honestly I feel that this has to be one of the toughest placements for a human being to have.
You can survive without a relationship (7th house) and still stay sane, but without even a social life, or friends? How do people with natal Saturn in the 11th house and/or Aquarius survive their life without many friends? Unless they are naturally a very conservative or introverted person.
You can live without your clan (Saturn in the 4th house), although it will be extremely painful to cut them out of your life. You could live without travelling (9th house), but without friends? How does a person stay sane with this placement?
Saturn in Aquarius is in its old co-rulership sign and Saturn in the 11h is in its position of being accidentally dignified in the 11h because of that old co-rulership, which was determined because Saturn is the furthest out of the easily visible planets. The 11h is about friendships and relationships with groups of people, this house is about the fulfillment of hopes and dreams (being opposite of 5h of the creation process of these things). Saturn's meaning of structure can be a good placement in 11h, it can signify a leader in that position, but obviously all depends on the condition of Saturn with its connections, strengths, aspects and connections to the other planets and their house stories, etc. Have to look at the whole chart to get an idea of how a person's Saturn works in their chart. A single placement does not determine everything. The modern ruler of Aquarius is Uranus, a higher octave of Mercury which entails the energy of higher (or different) thought, your comment about staying sane might hint at the possibility of someone taking things personally instead of basing their 11h meanings on a broader scale such as within cooperative groups with the same agendas, again opposite the 5h with the agenda of personal creation, dreams, etc. Having an 11h Saturn or in Aquarius does not mean a person is friendless or has no social life, I know people with Saturn in Aquarius and they have many friends, several from childhood, who are also in the same age group, like attracts like, kind of like the 11h meaning, groups of people with the same agenda. On the other hand, Aquarius in general being ruled by Uranus is known for its quirkiness and antisocial propensities, there are those who run against society by choice or by circumstance, and by their characteristic behavior and/or possible mental instability results in their being a pariah or placed in a societal position of exclusion or expulsion by others, sad and lonely souls that they are, maybe, but again the whole chart has to be read. Also know of many (who are or were, as some are deceased) of these supposed social outcasts have/had their Saturns and Aquarius' in signs and houses other than 11h. Sanity is not a placement, its a state of mind, but whose mind makes that call to determine it.
Timely question bc Saturn is headed to my 11th.
Last time this transit came around, I was in my last year of college. I graduated, separated from my friends, and went about trying to find an entry level job in a bad recession. I wound up returning to school - community college to be exact - and not being able to connect with anyone there.
Aquarius can appear haughty. I know bc I'm friends with a lot of them. Saturn energy can come off as "leave me be, I can do it myself". Combine them, and it isn't a user friendly picture. But this transit turned out to be a good time to step back and figure out what wasn't working for me. I did a LOT of pruning. I reckon I'll be doing the same thing soon, though Jupiter also heading to my 11th will ease things a bit.
I'm an INTP using Myers Briggs. I'm not saying this transit and others like it (i. e. Pluto in my 7th so many years ago) are easy to cope with, but transits that put me in the spotlight (Saturn in the 11th is more behind the scenes) are rougher. I have four planets in my 10th now, and I don't like being out there for random commentary and arrow slinging.
Phew, that is a lot to read, and I did!
Glad to hear that people with Saturn in Aquarius and/or the 11th house can still have friends, and even lots of them!
I wound up returning to school – community college to be exact – and not being able to connect with anyone there.
Sometimes fitting in (or not) is just a luck of the draw! It's not a transit, karma, or some life lesson. Yeah, I've had this happen to me too.
Saturn in the 11 th for me - conjunct a Virgo Sun. Very easy to make friends of all sorts. I volunteer in the community doing a lot of work with children, host astrological discussion groups in my living room, and facilitate classes at the extension program at the local University.
Saturn is about making something real - about manifestation and embodiment. Its secret lies in bringing Mars to its purpose. Something opens - grace unfolds - when we invest our Mars in Saturn. My Mars is in Leo on the Midheaven and when I started volunteering at a therapeutic center for disadvantaged kids - unknown dimensions of healing and direction came to me.....