Saturn in Cancer ♋️

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Last updated on February 22nd, 2021 at 04:59 pm

What does Saturn in Cancer mean?

It means that the cold, emotionless, strict, rigid, serious, punctual, persistent, patient, restrictive, justice-loving and slow-moving planet Saturn combines with gentle, tender, affectionate, unconditionally loving, caring, emotional, protective, and sentimental cardinal water sign Cancer.

This combination is considered inauspicious as Saturn shares an inimical relationship with Moon, ruler of Cancer. It also means that Moon becomes a guide to Saturn in this sign.

Therefore, the dignity and condition of the Moon in the natal birth chart carry a major role in determining the final outcomes of this combination.

With that being said, Moon neutralizes the enmity with Saturn, if it (Moon) is placed in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th and 12th sign from Saturn in the natal birth chart.

Saturn in this sign is in 6th and 7th form its own signs Aquarius and Capricorn respectively.



The 6th disposition represents a malefic 6th house which signifies enemies, opposition, litigation, quarrels, disputes, fights, challenges, etc. Positively, it signifies attention to details, constructive criticism, efficient teamwork, daily routines, discipline, ability to confront issues, etc.

The 7th disposition represents a very beneficial 7th quadrant house or Kendra Bhava which signifies spouse, marriage, partnerships, venture partners, trading, marketplaces, balance, peace, harmony, societal norms, etc.

By default, some negative outcomes are produced out of both dispositions unless the enmity between Saturn and Moon is canceled and/or Moon is dignified.

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Results of Saturn in Cancer

Lack Of Nurture

Cancer is the 4th zodiac sign which is all about affection, unconditional care, mental nourishment, and nurture in which Saturn restricts, delays, and limits these significances.

This is the reason why strict and cold Saturn does not resonate naturally well in this soft and gentle zodiac sign, Cancer.

As a generic result, individuals with this combination lack affection, care, and emotional affection especially at an early age.



However, the lack of nurture, unconditional love, and care can have devastating effects, if limited or restricted especially during the early ages of life. As Cancer is the 4th zodiac sign, this effect affects their peace of mind and thinking patterns directly.

It is not that bad to limit materialistic resources but limiting emotional affection causes severe side effects. That is because emotional affection from caretakers and mothers is the primary necessity of every living being and is crucial for the growth and development of strong mental health.

Cancer, the natural tenant of the 4th house, which signifies mother is also affected by Saturn. This sign is inimical to Saturn which indicates troubles with mother such as frequent quarrels which leads to long-lasting enmity.

If Moon, the guide of Saturn in Cancer is also undignified or weak, it indicates that in addition to emotional distance with caretakers, they also experienced other disturbing events, such as domestic violence and abuse of any kind.

Whichever the events might have been, they surely left deep emotional wounds that are very hard to heal which in turn indicates severe damage to emotional health which reflects a complete lack of peace of mind.

However, if Moon is dignified and/or cancels the enmity with Saturn, the condition is improved greatly. To be specific, Moon is the main planet of nurture, nourishment, emotional strength, mind, and unconditional affection.

Therefore, a strong Moon blesses with a strong mind using which it is easier to come out of disturbing events unharmed and intact. Actually, these difficult events temper the mind and help to develop mental resistance to various stress factors.

In addition to that, a dignified Moon is the sign of sufficient nurture and nourishment that is offered by caretakers during childhood and other significant people later in life.

Hence, despite the initial loss of peace caused by a lack of comforts or support from a significant person, there are always people who are willing to uplift these natives and restore their mental peace.

Alternatively, Saturn in Cancer while Moon cancels the enmity, it indicates having very strict, harsh, and emotionally cold parents who on the one hand deprive these natives of gentle care or raise them in a strict way but on the other hand teach discipline from early ages which is beneficial to handle difficult situations in life.

Loss Of Empathy

As a direct result of lacking these basic needs during specific periods in life, they are prone to develop anxiety, depression, and mental restlessness. Because of not knowing what true emotional affection is, they usually fail to offer it to others.

Even when they have what it takes to offer care and emotional support to others, they might believe that they must not offer it to others if they did not receive it in the first place.

Therefore, these emotional wounds caused by lack of nurture also lead to uncontrolled anxiety and loss of empathy or ability to understand and share the feelings or others. This also means that they are more likely to become cruel, relentless, and emotionally very vulnerable.

Saturn is also the planet of civilizations and masses of people, the damage of which reflects treating members of the home, group, or society unfairly or harnessing aggression, both verbal and physical, without any explanation.

The negatively manifested 6th disposition amplifies their aggressive and disputatious nature to a great extent.



However, if Moon is dignified and/or cancels the enmity, it makes the loss of empathy a positive thing. Namely, while they are less gentle from mentality, a dignified Moon ensures that they make decisions fairly that are based on good intentions.

At the same time, the loss of softer side benefits them in harsh and difficult conditions where they benefit from hiding or not showing their emotions or compassion to others. It also indicates that they are not influenced by the emotions of others and remain true to their strict decisions.

Strict Parenting

Cancer, which is ruled by gentle planet Moon is also all about parenting. Therefore, individuals with undignified Saturn in this sign raise their children in a rather strict and harsh manner.

The fact that they lacked nurture during specific periods in life indicates that they are not knowledgeable about how to offer tenderness and warmth while parenting.

Because of lacking these gentle traits and being overly strict, they often fail to empathize with their dependents or children. As a result, there are emotionally distant relations between these natives and their children.

Their strict behavior is not motivated by good intentions, but rather by anger from subconscious wounds caused by earlier bad experiences and lack of tenderness.

However, if Moon is dignified and/or cancels the enmity of Saturn, it indicates that they take parenting seriously and are fond of disciplining their children at an early age.



At the same time, a strong Moon as the planet of caretaking endows them with plenty of compassion which gives them the ability to connect with their dependents emotionally. With an emotional connection, it is more effective to teach responsibility and discipline.

Most importantly, a dignified Moon ensures that they treat their dependents or children fairly which builds strong trust between them.

Difficult Relations With Society

This combination forms the 7th disposition which signifies society, marketplaces, balance, harmony, peace, compromise, and compassion.

As it is manifested inauspiciously by an undignified Saturn, it indicates troubles with own people or society due to character traits arising from affliction to Saturn in Cancer.

First of all, as Saturn is the planet of masses, karma (cause of effect), and responsibility, its weakened state indicates treating people irresponsibly and unfairly which is the main cause of difficult relationships with other people.

What makes this condition worse is the negatively manifested 6th disposition, which also increases their aggression, which is often without adequate justification and caused by their own stress, anxiety, and depression which they release on others whenever they feel good doing it.

With that being said, a negatively manifested 7th disposition signifies that they damage the harmony of their surroundings with their unfair or unethical acts.

They often break rules and damage social harmony without feeling guilty at all. An undignified Saturn also makes them less responsible and gives the inclination to project the blame on others for their own bad decisions.



A weak Saturn as the planet of maturity also reflects impaired social maturity. Because of that side effect, they often fail to realize the cause of the effect (karma) of their own bad acts. When they commit something socially unacceptable, they fail to foresee the seriousness and consequences of it.

However, if Moon is dignified and/or cancels the enmity of Saturn, it improves the condition to a great extent. That is because a strong planet of cognitive thinking Moon increases the ability to think logically and have proper foresight.

Hence, a dignified Moon makes their thinking patterns good-natured along with strong cognitive abilities. This reflects their ability to consider the consequences of their actions. As a result, they choose their actions carefully in order to avoid bad consequences and heavy karmic backfire from bad deeds.

Moon is also the planet of social activity and when it is strong it definitely improves their social maturity which means that the negative effects of Saturn in Cancer are decreased. As a result, they are able to enjoy good relationships with their partners and social members.

In addition to that, if Moon cancels the enmity of Saturn, it creates a very patriotic person. That is because the 4th zodiac sign signifies Cancer signifies homeland, traditions, and cultural heritage while the 7th disposition signifies society and societal regulations.

As Saturn, the strict and conservative planet is involved, it indicates that they take traditions and societal structure seriously and are willing to conserve them to ensure the longevity of their domestic social and cultural heritages.

Hostile Dependency

Afflicted Saturn as a natural malefic or strict planet in the sign of emotions indicates certain deficiencies caused by increased emotional sensitivity or decreased trust in others.

In personal relationships, which is another signification of the 7th disposition, this combination indicates increased demand for more care and affection which is mainly caused by earlier deprivation of it.

Because of loss of empathy and gentle side, they also have a habit of exhibiting hostile dependency which damages the harmony of relationships greatly. To be specific, they make their partners dependent on them using mental aggression.

Alternatively, this combination can indicate manipulating partners mentally using various factors, such as mutual children.



However, if the Moon is dignified and/or cancels the enmity, such negative effects shall not manifest. It is because Moon makes them more compassionate and prevents them from using hostile tactics to manipulate others.

Moreover, a strong Moon reflects good emotional strength which makes them less dependent on their partners. As a result of good emotional strength, they are not inclined to control their partners.

Lack Of Discipline

Saturn is the natural ruler of the 10th zodiac sign Capricorn, which is all about duties, responsibilities, and hard work. The 6th house which is represented by the 6th disposition of this combination signifies discipline, durability, and attention to details.

As Saturn is undignified, it indicates certain deficiencies regarding these significances. Accordingly, individuals with this combination often struggle to get their duties done perfectly on time because of lacking discipline and persistence to work hard. Their surroundings and possessions also look rather neglected and not maintained enough.

Alternatively, inauspiciously manifested 6th disposition also signifies a lack of durability which decreases work performance and increases the likelihood of premature exhaustion.

Other combinations in the birth chart which are related to discipline and durability can neutralize this effect by replenishing them with vitality and persistence to overcome personal barriers.

On the other hand, Saturn is in the 7th from its own sign Capricorn which means that it is in the farthest spot from its comfortable home. This reflects a lack of comfort zone in the lives of these individuals which prompts them to work very hard despite lack of durability and discipline.

Speaking of which, if the enmity of Saturn with Moon is canceled, this combination can give rise to great outcomes out of initial struggles.

Namely, when being forced out of comfort zone, it motivates to overcome personal obstacles which in turn allows them to become extremely stress-resistant, durable, and disciplined over time. The hardest times are the best teachers.

Disputatious & Quarrelsome

Negatively manifested 6th disposition also makes them very quarrelsome, disputatious, and very critical. The fact that Saturn is a natural malefic and cruel planet increases this effect, as being undignified.



Hence, individuals with this combination are inclined to pick on others using very critical opinions and comments unfairly with an intention to discourage them.

To dive deeper into the 6th disposition which also signifies team-work, it indicates a lack of ability to lead groups of people righteously as constantly stealing their motivation and energy with biased comments.

If Moon is dignified and/or cancels the enmity, it mitigates this negative effect. Namely, it improves the 6th disposition while keeping them emotionally cold and strict which actually helps to motivate their team members.

Most importantly, a dignified Moon and canceled enmity of Saturn ensures that their criticism and strict behavior is motivated by good intentions to encourage their team, coworkers, or group of people.

Selfish & Cunning

The 6th disposition is also all about competition. Accordingly, an undignified Saturn signifies a weakened ability to compete with others honestly. In other words, they are inclined to create obstacles and cause hurdles for others in an attempt to gain the lead unfairly.

A weakened Saturn also causes uncontrollable jealousy which increases their aggression towards other people, especially teammates or competitors. However, with uncontrolled anger, they are likely to make a lot of mistakes that halt their own progress instead of causing damage to their competitors.

As Cancer is involved in this combination, it indicates that they harness their clever tactics in order to compete with others as well. For instance, they might perform good deeds without good intentions, but rather to appear compassionate in front of the public to gain recognition artificially.

However, if the Moon is dignified and/or cancels the enmity, the negative results shall not manifest. That is because neutralized Saturn along with dignified Moon definitely improves their dignity and honesty. As a result, they harness fair tactics, even when they feel being weaker than their teammates, coworkers, or competitors.

A strong Moon also blesses them with good mental strength which motivates them to overcome personal barriers and gain overall strength, confidence, and efficiency. This, in turn, reflects their ability to face competitors courageously and honestly.

Serious & Emotionless

Moon, which rules over Cancer, is connected to emotions and mind in sidereal Vedic astrology. The presence of Saturn in Cancer brings coldness in emotions.

As a result, people with this combination are rather cold and emotionless – because of their constant alertness, they prefer to remain sober. Their way of expression is mature, strict, and patriotic.

Alternatively, their coldness of emotions is because of their seriousness and deep thoughts. They are often caught up in thinking about global issues and forget to relax and have fun.

If Moon is well placed and supports the weakened Saturn, it is capable of transforming the strictness of these natives into maturity.

The influence of Saturn over Cancer brings much compassion to the minds of people with the considered combination. It is because of Saturn being the most humanitarian planet, which provides responsibility regarding masses.

Hence, these natives are concerned about global wellbeing and act accordingly. Despite the coldness of emotions, they are very responsible and protective in society.

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Classical Sources Used: BPHS, Saravali, Brihat Jataka, Lal Kitab, Yavan Jataka. Regarding General Observations: Please include what was and wasn't accurate in the comments. Share the article with your friends using social media buttons below.

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Martin Boldovski

Warm Greetings my friends! Our desire is to share the miraculous ancient knowledge with the world with the intention to help guide people in their lifepaths. Our interpretations are all based on classical authorities of Vedic astrology and their books, as well as general observations.

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