Saturn in Astrology
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In astrology, we can learn a lot about how a planet or house functions by taking a look at the astronomical metaphor at work / "the underlying rationale" for the doctrine, as my teacher, Chris Brennan, might say.
Saturn is the planet of limits, boundaries, and firm foundations. Associated with time itself, Saturn says no and leaves behind structure as their parting gift. If you want endurance and longevity, you need Saturn.
The Astrological Significations of Saturn's Astronomical Stats
Saturn, astronomically, is the planet with the most distant orbit which is regularly and easily visible with the naked eye. (Yes, it's true that you can see Uranus with the naked eye in good to ideal sky conditions if you know where to look during the right time of year.) But Saturn is clearly a planet – a 'wandering star' – one which moves very slowly across the sky.
No wonder then that Saturn is associated with boundaries, perseverance and patience, endurance, and those things which stand the test of time like stones, culture, and infrastructure.
The Signs of Saturn
The Cool Chthonic Qualities and Airy Aspects
Steward of the Signs of Capricorn and Aquarius
Saturn is the ruler, or domicile lord, of both Capricorn and Aquarius.
The two signs are associated with the coldest and darkest times of the year in the places where the ancestors of the tropical astrology of today's "west" emerged three millennia ago.
Learn about the Sign of Capricorn
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. The sign of Capricorn is a tropical, nocturnal, and earthy sign. This is the manifestation of Saturn as the spirit of Nature – the frenzied and ecstatic fertility of the Earth – and the implacable forces of time.
Learn more about Saturn by learning about their nocturnal home.
Learn about the Sign of Aquarius
Aquarius is ruled by Saturn. The sign of Aquarius is solid, diurnal, and airy. This is the manifestation of Saturn as Big Brother, as the omnipotent and devouring sky elder.
Learn more about Saturn by learning about their diurnal home.
Blog Posts about Saturn
You can read more about how Saturn has been showing up in the world over the last few years by reading the blog posts below.
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