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What does "Saturn conjunct the Ascendant" mean in a horoscope?

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"Saturn conjunct the Ascendant" means that an individual was born as the planet Saturn rose in the east along with the Ascendant, or Rising Sign. The Ascendent is the Zodiac sign that is rising on the eastern horizon at the moment of an individual's birth.

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The Ascendant sign is associated with the first personality traits that an individual exhibits in childhood and in first impressions, so Saturn conjunct with this sign has a strong affect on an individual's characteristics. Saturn is identified with discipline, responsibility, achievement, status, restriction, perseverance and law. If Saturn is close on the horizon, the child may have had a difficult birth due to a reluctance to enter the world. The child is more mature than others and may only regain and relive childhood after maturing into an adult. Saturn conjunct the Ascendant also means that individual is conservative and shy but also patient, self-disciplined, extremely responsible and persevering. The receiver of this reading is capable of working long hours to achieve goals, but freedom in self-expression is a challenge.

Some celebrities with Saturn conjunct the Ascendent are Debbie Allen, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Crow, Phil Donahue, George Gershwin, Camille Saint-Saens, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Jose Silva.

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