Moon Conjunct/Quincunx Saturn ~ Responsibility

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Moon conjunct or quincunx Saturn breeds extremely disciplined, organised and responsible individuals. They may have had to grow up very quickly due to the loss (Mentally or physically) of one of their parents. Those very young, developing shoulders would have had to take on heavy, grown-up burdens of which they were barely able to carry.

By the time Moon conjunct Saturn subjects are fully-fledged adults however, they will have developed a backbone of steel and broad, sturdy metaphorical shoulders. Even if they are built like a brick shithouse, this sort of body is not one that easily adapts to new circumstances.

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Moon conjunct Saturn is generally not fluid, dainty or light, unless other factors in the chart modify this. “Often the mother is on her own, perhaps weighed down with responsibilities, often working all day, seldom any spare time. Usually, the child becomes extremely sensitive to her needs and learns how to react accordingly. The ramifications of this are that in childhood, the individual finds it very difficult to react and respond spontaneously because there is a constant, very often barely conscious, expectation of criticism” [1]

Armoured Protection

Most of all Moon conjunct or quincunx Saturn then is functional and critical. They are not always your most adventurous or playful friend, but they will be your rock and anchor. It is extremely tempting to let Moon conjunct Saturn take complete control of your life, but if you do surrender to their efficiency drive, expect their command to be 100%.

Moon Saturn folk provide protection and security like no other. However, if this person happens to be your romantic partner and there is synastry with this Saturn/Moon, the relationship will often feel too parental for comfort.

With age, however, these folk mellow and begin to act more like teenagers. This is when Saturn becomes the devilish horny goat. Their life may often turn right around like the Roman rite of Saturnalia, where masters played the roles of slaves and vice versa. After a lifetime of being Mr or Mrs Sensible then, Moon conjunct Saturn realise they have earned the right to break all their rules.

Moon quincunx saturn

Moon conjunct Saturn can therefore become charmingly eccentric after the age of 55. Women especially bloom post-menopause and/or after their kids have left home, leaving them to pursue all the dreams they had as teenagers.

Watch out for randy goat men at this age too…they may abduct the maid, jump on a Harley and go find themselves in Bali.

Moon quincunx Saturn is the quintessential barmy headmistress or master. They command respect because they carry a rock-solid air of authority and a stoic approach to life.

What the quincunx adds to this aspect is a sense of humour and an unusual approach to problem-solving. Moon quincunx Saturn may seem to take the traditional approach to management, but they have the knack of throwing a curveball into situations which jolts people sideways.

Their employees/children quickly adjust themselves when Moon quincunx Saturn gives them a beaming smile combined with a “you will obey” stare. These folk have great technical ability, they are natural scientists and methodical in everything they do. This is an unexpectedly creative combination because Saturn crystallises the Moon’s imagination through the adjusting and juxtaposing energy of the quincunx. It had a very sculptural feel about it, intuition forms matter.

*The Inconjunct is another word for the quincunx. In traditional astrology, nether the conjunction or the quincunx are technically ‘aspects’ because the planets are too close in distance to ‘see’ the other. The conjunction functions as a blind spot, while the quincunx works as an adjustment. They share the ‘blindness’, so that is why I have grouped them together. Aspectare is Latin for ‘To observe’, or look at attentively.

Moon Saturn ~ (In*)Conjunct Aspects

Moon Conjunct Saturn


Jimmy Hoffa
(01′) was a trade union activist who also mysteriously disappeared. His body was never found. The young Hoffa lost his father aged 7 and began full-time manual work to support his family at age 14. In the 1950’s Hoffa became the national Vice president of the IBT which became the largest single trade union in the USA. He had a major role in its development and success.

However Hoffa also became involved in organised crime in parallel with his activist work so the darker side of Saturn came out towards his later years when I guess we could say he became more irresponsible. He was imprisoned in 1967 for attempted bribery and fraud. Hoffa only served 5 years of his sentence. President Nixon still banned him from Union activities upon his release. Hoffa disappeared in July 1975, his mob connections are thought to be responsible for his death. But his body has never been found and the case remains a mystery.

More Moon conjunct Saturn: George Clooney, Joan Crawford, Liza Minnelli, Sheena Easton, Sophia Loren, Herb Alpert, Peter Sutcliffe, Lucky Luciano, Alios Alzheimer, Bob Dylan, Chris Evert.

Moon Quincunx Saturn

Moon Quincunx Saturn


Erin Brockovich
(07’) former shop-assistant and beauty-pageant winner turned legal clerk. Despite lacking a law school education she was instrumental in bringing litigation against Pacific Gas and Electric for contaminating water supplies.

The 2000 film “Erin Brochovich” starring Julia Roberts, tells Erin’s rags-to-riches rise towards being an activist and educator. Erin continues to fight on behalf of the people (Moon) in her participation with other lawsuits against big corporations. (Saturn).

Moon/Saturn can be about health problems too. As a single mother Erin had to badger people to help with childcare while she worked long hours constructing her case against PG & E. Her dogged Saturn determination reaped rewards in the end. Erin’s book ‘Take It From Me: Life’s a Struggle But You Can Win’ is a best seller. The productive,  creative struggle of Moon quincunx Saturn is described nicely in this book title.

More Moon quincunx Saturn: Leonardo Di Vinci, Pablo Picasso, J D Rockefeller, Jay Rockefeller, Lyndon B Johnson, Gertrude Stein, Burt Reynolds, George Peppard, Helen Mirren, Jackie Chan, Liv Tyler, Willie Nelson, Jerry Hall, Mark Knofler, Mike Barson, Steve Nicks, Bobby Brown.


More Saturn Aspects

1. Aspects In Astrology. Sue Tompkins. Pg 123
Artwork: “Heirophant”. Voyager Tarot © James Wanless james-wanless.com
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