As Saturn moves through Capricorn and Aquarius he is asking us to step into our own authority. To own our I AM presence. To realize that we are accountable to no one but ourselves.
He will put up obstacles and restriction until we learn the lessons he has laid out for us. Many of these lessons came to us by way of our parents, particularly our father but in my own children's charts, Saturn represents their mother since I was the one who laid down the law and wanted accountability.
The sometimes cold, restrictive, harsh energy of Saturn can be healed so long as we learn from our soul what lessons we were meant to learn from him. We forgive ourselves and those who brought them to us in the manner they came and move on from a place of resentment.
Once Saturn is mastered, you become the Master. You are no longer tossed about on the wheel of karma. You become the person your soul is rooting you on to become in this lifetime.