Transiting Saturn opposing natal Saturn is another outbreak of teenage rebellion. The underlying cause is the same: a desire to break away from restrictions.
Rober Hand’s book has an optimistic view of this transit. He sees it as the “high-water mark of the Saturn-Saturn cycle”. He notes however that how this transit goes for you will depend to a large extent on how you handled the Saturn Return about fourteen years ago. During the Saturn return (at about age twenty nine and thirty) people often enter a new awareness of life and make some changes in their life path. The Saturn opposition in the mid forties may be a time when you either reap gains from the life path you chose during the Saturn Return, perhaps assume more responsibility in your job position, or on the down side, experience some difficulties in the area of your life where you have been resisting change.
Alexander Ruperti sees “a crisis of reevaluation occurring at the time of the opposition. "It is an assessment of all that one has built as an individual since the age of twenty-nine. The keynote here must be OBJECTIVITY. The evaluation must be made according to one’s personal values, rather than the expectations of family, peer group or society in order for the individual to find true meaning in his existence.” He also sees this as possibly “an experience of real illumination – the gateway to an individual’s most creative and productive period – age 44-59.”
Ruperti’s book Cycles of Becoming: The Planetary Pattern of Growth has an outstanding (40 page) chapter on the Saturn cycle. I’d highly recommend it if you are interested in reading more about Saturn’s transits – even though it’s out of print. (Used copies are available for about $10 at Amazon.)