Saturn 4th House: Emotional Void?
"Reveals a deep, abiding emotional void" & "reveals a deep insecurity" are the descriptions I read about saturn in the 4th house (more so if saturn sits on top of IC).
How can you fill up that emotional void?
Well, I would take cookie cutter interpretations with a grain of salt. Such things describe only a tiny bit of the potential energy in your chart. You may be getting strength or emotional support from other areas, for example.
The other thing to remember is what Elsa always tells us: this describes the energy you are working with. It's not a jail cell with a locked door of doom. So if you find, for example, that this energy is getting the way of relationships for you or if you are feeling insecure to the point of it being a problem, you just realize that you have to work with this a bit harder than most to balance things out. Make an effort to really feel and express those emotions. If it feels too weird to express them to other people, do it privately through writing, drawing, music, etc. If you are feeling insecure about something, muster up the courage and pretend you are fine with it. It's like when they tell people who are sad to stand in front of a mirror and smile, even when smiling is the last thing you feel like doing. People who do this for a few days find that their moods do improve because, I guess, the muscles give a cue to the rest of your body that you're happy or something. I dunno the science behind it, but it does work.
The other thing about Saturn is that when you do the work, Saturn pays off the rewards. So you have the potential to be a very emotionally together, secure person if you just harness that energy and work with it.
Hope that helps!
I have Saturn in the fourth, close to the IC. My family situation was quite drastic -- my father died when I was a little girl, and my mother never really functioned very well again. She was gone by the time I reached my teens, and I was on my own.
You can cope, and every situation (and chart) differs in many ways, but the usual prescriptions make sense. Therapy can help, offering yourself the love and care you didn't get, etc. Finding what you love in life and working at it is important. But I have to say that as hard as I've worked, there is an enduring sorrow that runs really deep. I don't even know very much about my parents. Last summer, I said to someone, 'I feel as if I came out of a void'.
It can help to make sure you surround yourself with people who appreciate you. I was especially vulnerable to toxic and manipulative types when I was younger.
I think Saturn in the fourth can express in many different ways. And I agree with Fritzy that if you do the work, it may be a very tough row to hoe, but there are rewards.
What worked for me is that I learned how to parent myself. Luckily I figured that out when I was young.
... Saturn in the 4th is good in an emergency - helps stabilize other people when they are freaking out. It was great when I worked in IT.
ps I am really grateful I have this because I'm ill and alone a lot. I would be in much worse circumstances if I was ill, alone, and expecting/needing to be coddled/babied.
So in retrospect it is working out OK.
@fritzy ritz thanks a lot for the advice. Will definitely keep that in mind and work at it.
i think that if we really work at it we can create a REAL inner security for ourselves which no one and no circumstances can take away from us. I agree there is an omnipresent underlying sorrow running deep deep down within. It feels cold. I'm determined to overcome this because I believe I can fill up the void with something truly beautiful.