Saturn

Astrology

Saturn

 

In mythology Saturn is Old Father Time, the Reaper. In Greek and Roman times Saturn was the god of social order and was shown as the harvester with a sickle, symbolizing the principle that what we sow, we also reap.
Saturn represents perfect justice or the law of cause and effect.
Psychologically, Saturn is the archetype of the wise old man, the teacher. By accepting the responsibility and discipline of self-realization, we become older and wiser. The hard work and training suggested by Saturn’s restrictive influence is ultimately worthwhile, because it is the only way to learn. To balance the expansiveness of Jupiter, we have the curtailing influence of Saturn, which can restrain over inflation and maintain order. Saturn’s limiting influence, however, can cause pessimism, fear, and excessive seriousness.
Saturn wants definition, form, and structure.
It creates boundaries in order to produce control, regulation, and security. Saturn represents anything hard, from our bones and teeth to when we need to be hard with ourselves. As this planet requires us to face up to our responsibilities and duties, its lessons are sometimes uncomfortable. Saturn is totally fair and just: Whatever work has been put in will be repaid exactly.
With Saturn you cannot expect to get something for nothing. It provides the determination and the perseverance to succeed. Saturn governs the sign of Capricorn.
• Positive: discipline, order, authority, responsibility, wisdom, realism, patience, perseverance.
• Negative: pessimism, fear, overrestrictiveness.

The Planets