In Astrology, the slow Saturn reflects the disciplined, patient and cautious attitude required to be successful. Saturn is the last of the “personal” planets.
In Astrology, the slow Saturn reflects the disciplined, patient and cautious attitude required to be successful. As the most remote planet known to ancient astronomy, Saturn is the last of the “personal” planets. Saturn in traditional Astrology, is known as the “Great Malefic”. It is the enemy of the Sun and the Moon, the planets that symbolize the light of life.
“The glyph of Saturn represents authority and the cross of matter. Together, they symbolize the responsibilities and challenges imposed by mortality on humanity. “
Rule / Dignity - Capricorn , Aquarius
Day of the Week - Saturday
Colors - Black, Green, Gray, Orange
Detriment / Conflict - Cancer
Exaltation - Libra
Fall - Aries
Virtue - Prudence
Addiction - Dissimulation
Number - VIII
Obstacles from Past Lives - Inability to perform tasks, respect authority, refuses to take risks, refuses to evolve
Associations - Structure, crystallization, locks, responsibility, all that is dark, wool, heavy fabrics, agricultural world and tools, cold
Key Words - Limitation, control, consolidation, structure, borders, conservation, strength, life and death, wisdom, karma, shadow, darkness, discouragement, self-condemnation, time, fear, denial, responsibility, mentor
Brief astronomy facts about Saturn
After Jupiter , Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system. Despite its size, Saturn is not very dense; it would float in the water of a planetary-size bathtub. It is surrounded by a system of rings that stretch for thousands of kilometers but are only 30 feet thick. It has more than 62 moons. It is the planet farthest from the Sun observed since ancient times.
Saturn takes approximately 29.46 Earth years to travel the circuit of the Zodiac, being the slowest of the ancient planets. In medieval Europe, Saturn was seen as a lonely, slow, cold, melancholic planet and the regulator of time. Saturn was at the limit of our view of the universe. The slow movement has personified him as an old man in some ancient cultures.
About Saturn in Astrology
WEATHER. AGING. BORDERS. LIMITS. RESPONSIBILITY.
As the ruler of time, Saturn is known as “Father Time”. It manages the beginnings and the endings, processes that imply the definition of borders and limits. It governs responsibility , time and the law of cause / effect . It influences the way we manage, control and maintain stability in our lives. Related to old age , the cycle of life and death falls under their control.
Saturn also has a regulatory role . Impose borders . It tells us when to stop and when to postpone pleasure. It stabilizes our life, influences our sense of responsibility, our resilience, self-discipline, our patience, and our tendency toward optimism, pessimism, idealism, or realism.
With Saturn, we learn our limitations and deal with our finiteness and the fact that our time is limited . However, Saturn is the planet of ambition, goals, and achievement. It tells us that we need hard work, discipline, and perseverance beyond struggle ( Mars ) or luck ( Jupiter ).
People strongly influenced by Saturn are very aware of their responsibilities, reserved, delicate, cordial and kind.
Saturn in Astrology - Personality and Astral Chart
In the personal birth chart , the position of Saturn indicates the nature of your sense of responsibility and the way you handle life’s difficulties and restrictions .
People with strong Saturn in the birth chart are never young, even as babies. Children look like little adults. They feel the weight of responsibility from an early age. They are serious, fair, disciplined, severe and with a great inner strength that makes them resistant to the vicissitudes of life.
Saturn oversees the difficult task of caring for our darker side: the emotions or personality traits that we repress, hide, or avoid. By having an idea of this darker side of our personality , we have the possibility of finding strategies to positively handle and accept all facets of our personality, without self-criticism, even those of which we are least proud.
Saturn in signs of the Water element - Limits the individual’s capacity for independence and emotional healing through nostalgia, self-isolation and the tendency to hold a grudge.
Saturn in Fire Element Signs - Limits impulsiveness, creative expression, and pleasure through the rigidity of a rigid belief system.
Saturn in signs of the Earth element - Limits emotions, confidence and the ability to take risks through cautious, careful tendencies, emotional self-discipline and respect for tradition.
Saturn in Air Element Signs - Limits ease of communication, intimacy, and emotional connection with others through slow thought processes and a tendency toward objectivity or unconventional points of view.
Saturn in Astrology - Arrangement in the Astral Chart
When Saturn is well positioned in the birth chart , the disposition is reserved, concentrated and available. When misplaced, the disposition is stubborn, distrustful, intriguing, and pedagogical.
How does Saturn express itself through the signs?
Saturn in Aries
In Aries, Saturn dominates the natural tendency towards impulsiveness. On the other hand, it provides the discipline necessary to continue with your tasks and goals, even when you have to wait a while to see the results.
Each of the planets dominates a specific aspect of our life. Your Sun sign, that is, the Zodiac sign where the Sun was at the time you were born, governs the most intimate area of your Being. However, the remaining planets also help characterize your astrological personality. For example, if Mercury, the planet that governs communication, was in Leo when you were born, your communication style is likely to be passionate and enthusiastic, characteristics traditionally attributed to this sign.
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