Saturn is the last planet visible to the naked eye. For millennia, it represented the limits of the solar system and came to symbolize time, structure and order. Saturn takes about 29 years to orbit the Sun, spending about two and a half years in each sign of the zodiac.
Saturn is the planet that says "no" but means "yes." The no comes from Saturn showing us what isn't working, sometimes in the form of frustrating blockages or delays. But these help us see where we need to put in effort to make concrete changes. Saturn says "yes" as the planet of crystallization that brings energy into matter. Saturn's presence in a sign of the zodiac shows us where we are likely to meet limits and how to construct something useful.
Saturn in Virgo highlights flaws in individuals and systems. Inefficiencies are exposed and problems with small details can spur major problems. Stripping down to essentials and rebuilding with different logic and modern techniques can transform weaknesses into strengths. Criticism is common, but only valuable when combined with solutions. Individuals stuck on the same repeated pattern of describing their problems will reinforce their conditions. Lables that limit one's potentials are especially destructive. Diagnosis without prescription is worse than no description at all.
A positive effect of Saturn in Virgo is the increased benefits of training and education. A committed and studious approach with consistent practice will maximize one's abilities. This combination is ideal for personal development in physical and psychological ways. Health concerns can spur research and trigger changes that makes one more vital than ever. Therapies of all kinds can produce "miraculous" results with persistence. Technical and professional skills are sharpened through specialized education and practice. Mentorships, on-the-job training and learning by doing are more effective than theories for developing new skills.
Among the many famous people born with Saturn in Virgo are Venus Williams, Chelsea Clinton, Usher, Kobe Bryant, Angelica Huston, Robin Williams, Christian Lacroix, Tommy Hilfiger, Richard Branson, Ann Wilson, Karen Carpenter, Bobby McFerrin, Gene Roddenberry, Nancy Reagan, Sugar Ray Robinson, Helmut Newton, Isaac Asimov, Agatha Christie, Groucho Marx, Johannes Brahms, Gustave Eiffel, Louisa May Alcott, Lewis Carroll, Rene Descartes, J.S. Bach, George Handel, Junipera Serra, Victor Hugo, Sir Thomas More, Lorenzo de Medici.