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Saturn in 9th House

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The ninth house is where we search for truth: experiences that broaden the mind and help us form our philosophy of life. Here we expand our consciousness, synthesize meaning from facts and experience, adjust personal attitudes to collective ideas, and understand how things are integrated into systems. This house rules higher education, religious and ethical understanding, spiritual visions, in-laws, long journeys, law and the higher courts. Here is what remains of the purification that took place in the Eighth house: its seed or essence. "Religion" comes from the Latin "re-," back + "ligare," to bind, hence, "to bind back," and thus refers to all things that last or endure, such as the truth. Many planets in the ninth are usually an indication of being unwilling to accept the conventional limits within which we were raised.

The ninth house is one of Saturn's best house positions, for here it stabilizes and makes practical your religious and philosophical ideas. You need to persevere in pursuing the education and knowledge you personally need for your long haul. Teaching, publishing and science are good careers. Religion, philosophy, and truth are essential to your life; you're painstaking and deliberate in sorting through what is lasting and solid for you. If Saturn opposes or squares a personal planet, it's a good idea to live away from your relatives. Long journeys can be a great source of education for you.

If Saturn is within 10° of the midheaven (the tenth house cusp), then it is conjunct the tenth house cusp and much of the above interpretation starts to become weaker. If Saturn is in the ninth house AND within 4° or 5° of the midheaven, then it is said to be on the "dark side" of the tenth house, and it influence will be felt in the tenth as well as in the ninth house. The closer a ninth house Saturn is to the midheaven, the more it will be interpreted as though it were in the tenth house; when less than 3° from the midheaven, a ninth house Saturn expresses itself primarily—and eventually entirely—in the tenth house.

The ninth house is that one-twelfth sector of the local sky clockwise from the Midheaven (see above picture) occupied by planets two hours after they culminate.

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