Saturn in 5th House synastry’s positive aspects include the formation of fundamentally loyal relationships. The “Saturnine” personality is characterized by discipline and responsibility toward other people. If these traits are enforced by love and foresight, the constructive force is increased manifold, creating the base for a long and lasting friendship or marriage.
Saturn in 5th House synastry’s negative aspects dull the emotions and feelings in the relationship, which reduces its creative potential and the partners’ enjoyment. They treat each other officially rather than personally, which limits the common ground and makes them more keen to seek the missing fun elsewhere.
from F. Sakoyan, L. Ecker
Saturn in 5th House Synastry Explained
Saturn in 5th House synastry partners get offered roles that can gratify their vanity. Depending on the situation, they may appear someone exposing, admonishing, or controlling you, as well as someone who is wise and understands the entangled karmic ties and who advises you on what course of action you should take best.
Having accepted this role gladly in the beginning, your Saturn in 5th House synastry partner may accept this game, especially if their Saturn is strong. Then it will be hard for them to run away even if the life scenario you two are building together is harmful for them.
Here, “harm” often comes as lack of “fairness”: your partner believes that their profound and useful speeches (that should help you come to terms with your conscience and neglect egoism in favor of altruism) are being ignored by you (regardless of whether that’s actually the case), and that the best you give in response to your partner’s honest effort is condescending to pretend that you listen to what they have to say.
You, in turn, may fall into the following trap. You could make yourself believe that, since there is someone next to you who continuously broadcasts about duty and high moral standards, you yourself may be exempt from listening to those parts of your soul that are responsible for guidance.
In effect, it is only a Saturn in 5th House synastry partner who perceives his or her role as that of a sage: to you, it is rather the role of a bore, or a scapegoat (in a worse scenario), the latter resulting from your ability to blame your partner in every disappointment and failure you faced having listened to the advice you’ve been given.
Should you Saturn in Fifth House synastry partner try to defend themselves (for example, by explaining that you have not always followed the very advice he or she gave you), you can retaliate with the following argument: “You should have understood my position better and given me better advice if you really wanted to help”.
If you stop playing such (and similar) psychological games, however, Saturn in 5th House synastry partners can truly help you as you perfect the roles you play in life by taking them more seriously and with a greater responsibility.
Relationships with Saturn in Fifth House synastry partners become complicated when they take situations that you perceive as games and fun too seriously. In this case no true romance can emerge as the people will tend to form a love partnership based on economic and practical reasons instead of mutual feelings of passion and affection.
from A. Podvodny