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.

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%. They 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 saturnMoon 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.

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 SaturnErin 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

SUN: Sun sextile/trine Saturn • Sun square/opposite Saturn MOON : Moon conjunct/quincunx Saturn • Moon square/opposite Saturn • Moon sextile/trine Saturn VENUS: Venus conjunct Saturn  • Venus square/opposition Saturn. MARS: Mars conjunct Saturn • Mars square/opposite Saturn 


1. Aspects In Astrology. Sue Tompkins. Pg 123
Artwork: “Heirophant”. Voyager Tarot © James Wanless james-wanless.com
*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.
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25 thoughts on “Moon Conjunct/Quincunx Saturn ~ Responsibility”

  1. This is all so true! My moon tightly conjuncts(2’) my Saturn and NN in the 12th and Sun (6’) also. I’m 50 and now menopausal. Uranus has been in my 12th for a long time and is on my Mars in the 12th now. Lots of transits hitting planets in my natal chart.
    But I’m thinking about adoption now as I was never able to have kids (5th house Pluto/Uranus). Maybe it’s Neptune conjunct my Venus and Mercury in Pisces in the 11th. I don’t know….
    This was so accurate!!

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  2. Hey I’m Brice and I’m honestly in “awe” from reading this article I can relate to 2-3 quarters of the information provided and btw I’ve never met my dad and during my middle school years I was effected most by this emotionally but I’ve over came it. My mom Is a very hard worker and I’m always there for her literally in every way standing by her side and will continue to do so. I have a lot of great placements and aspects, I’m a Sun-Cancer, Moon-Sagittarius, and Gemini rising. Yes, I do my best to look at everything in a positive way 🙂 I hope who ever is reading this has a great day.

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  3. I have moon conjunct saturn in the 6th house of cancer, moon being in its own sign. childhood was rough with my father being unavailable and in a fledgling business and both my parents grappling with several illnesses before my mother committed suicide when I was 14. my relationship with my father has been strained ever since.

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  4. I have this aspect as does my son also. My childhood was marked by deep grief and responsibility. My mother was loving and affectionate but was emotionally unavailable for many years while she had an affair. I was deeply lonely at this time but always strived to protect and defend her.
    My own son was only four when his father committed suicide. Although I tried my hardest to hide my grief and sorrow from him, I know that I too was likely emotionally absent for some years. I was shattered and exhausted being a single working parent just trying to put food on the table. He was a serious child after the suicide of his father. I feel he was deeply impacted but he grew into a responsible young man. I wish his childhood could have been more carefree and fun but fate had other plans.

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