We have factors that bring an aspect of our life into being. These are Jupiter, Mercury and the lord of a house aspecting that house. There are also separating factors. These planets tend to deny the manifestation of that which they rasi aspect.
The separating factors are Sun, Saturn and the lord of the 12th from the sign in question.
Saturn represents the psychological complexes that make us feel inferior or less than. When Saturn separates us from an area of life it is because we feel an inner lack in relationship to that area of life. Saturn brings to light the areas of life where we don’t feel deserving. If Saturn causes separation it is because we have a psychological complex that prevents us from feeling inner satisfaction with that area of life.
For example, if Saturn occupies or rasi aspects the 7th house, we may have difficulty finding satisfaction with spouses or partnerships. This is because Saturn indicates the psychological complex of not feeling good enough or deserving of a partner. The way to work through Saturn issues is not to throw up our hands and give up all hope. Saturn is the way of reality. He requires that we take a good hard look at the negative self talk and psychological complexes that are the result of our past karma (thinking, habits, tendencies and behaviors) and find a way to rise above or heal those complexes.
The Sun causes separation. The Sun’s reason for separation is very different from Saturn’s. The Sun represents our highest self and greatest ideals. The Sun’s influence separates us from those things we have to let go of or sacrifice in order to, as Ernst Wilhelm put’s it, “…become who we really are.”
If the Sun influences the 11th house as a separating factor, they may indicate a need to sacrifice or move away
from our political or social connections so we can rise to our highest self. Consider a person who has a great destiny, but is surrounded by people who are negative or full of inertia with no drive or ambition. The person may consider these people a strong social network, one that they love and enjoy. However, for the person to meet destiny and become what is meant to be, it will require a sacrifice or separation from that social sphere.
The 12th lord from any house causes separation. This causes loss and separation, but it is because of completing a cycle. It is because the karmic accumulation has been burnt up. Attachment naturally falls away because our karmic drive has lost its drive.
Both the Sun and the 12th lord cause separation, but are not as painful as Saturn. Saturn represents our weaknesses and can show the psychological complexes we aren’t ready to admit. Saturn takes things away so we can learn to be strong and whole without that external thing. The Sun causes separation because we have to make sacrifices to become greater and evolve. The 12th causes separation because the karma of the house in question has run out of power to continue to exist.