“Saturn’s transit of the 11th house is a time when we a refueled and fired by something coming from within our own mind and self, an idea, thought, plan – a strong stimulus or message of some kind. And in this house, that original stimulus or insight turns into a plan, some attempt on our part of implement whatever idea is moving us, and make it real.
“For spirit must be made to matter,” is a line I wrote years ago that describes what Ia m getting at here. We are inspired or driven to design a plan to make our inner vision real, to make it matter in our day-to-day life. And to do that, we look everywhere around us for help,for anyone willing to move these plans forward. In this sense, we are very community minded, not particular about who can help, but embracing all and any means to make these dreams real. Here we are perhaps at our most visionary or altruistic, way beyond any selfish or personal motives, and sincerely making an effort to help make something happen."
From “How to Learn Astrology” By Michael Erlewine
I use Equal house system and T Saturn is still in 11th house for a while and I expect a few friendships to be lost with this transit..
“We’ve spent at least a couple of years focusing much of our energy on our place in society, our responsibilities, and our standing while Saturn transited the tenth house. We should be at a point where we know, realistically, what we are doing. When Saturn transits the eleventh house, events or realizations cause us to ask ourselves where it is that we are going. Our personal goals come under Saturn’s scrutiny as he makes his way through our eleventh house. How we fit in with others, our affiliations with people and groups, and our peers all become serious matters in our eyes. We might feel that our personal "circle” or our networks are superficial or unsatisfying at the beginning of the transit. We might feel alienated as we begin to see them for what they are worth, or what they aren’t worth. We might feel some disdain for the superficial workings of casual friendships, begin to feel uncomfortable and self-conscious about “going through the motions”, doing and saying the right things, and so forth. Alternatively, we might meet someone with whom we establish a serious friendship at this time, or we might become a member of a group or affiliation that we devote much of our time to. Weeding out what seems now to be superfluous social associations from our lives is very likely at this time as we become more serious about what we want, on a personal level, from our lives. We take a hard look at the role we play in others' lives, and consider exactly what it is that satisfies us and contributes to our happiness, beyond marriage, romance, career, religion, and so forth. As Saturn moves further through the house, and by the time the transit is over, we should have found ways to bring definition and articulation to our innermost wishes and hopes for our personal path.“ http://www.cafeastrology.com/saturntransitinghouses.html
Saturn is the Lord of Karma and master teacher, but really he’s trying to teach us about ourselves. It wants us to be responsible, hard working, dutiful and learn our Lessons properly, so they won’t have to keep being repeated. Therefore, is usually suggests things slowing down, delays, limitations and restrictions so we can learn these Lessons.
What Saturn does is ‘test’ what is of value to you and what is working in your life. It wants structure and hard work. If something isn’t working—– it may well end—– so something better can be put in it’s place.