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we feel like Sisyphus - continually rolling the boulder
up the hill and continually learning the same old, hard
symbolizes a psychic process, as well as a quality or kind
of experience. He is not merely a representative of pain,
restriction, and discipline... He is also a symbol of the
psychic process, natural to all human beings, by which an
individual may utilize the experience of pain, restriction,
and discipline as a means for greater consciousness and
fulfillment." Liz Greene
you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
Franklin D. Roosevelt
the Lighter Side of Saturn...
a section of this site called the "Crash Course" -
I identify the Sun, the Moon, and the Ascendant as
being the three most important points for gaining
an understanding of the birth chart.
is also a very important point to consider! However,
Saturn is the point we most often avoid out of fear...
Saturn is important and necessary, because
he provides each one of us with a much needed sense
of conservation, structure, orderliness, and awareness
of our limitations. Saturn provides us with the natural
maturation process and growth of the soul. And who
in the heck told you that soul growth would always
Who We Are
lighter face is the archetypal energy of the "Wise
Old Man," who has gained wisdom and insight through
all the varied experiences and trials encountered
through the living of a long life.
the "Wise Old Man," Saturn helps us better
define ourselves through the process of limitation.
(or better said - the process
of elimination) Think
about it for a second...
Wise Old Man, "senex" energies provide the
much needed counterbalance to the unbounded, exuberant,
youthful, "puer" energies of Jupiter...
While jovial Jupiter is enthusiastically shouting out accolades
have unlimited potential!
sky's the limit!
Saturn soberly replies... "Excuse
me a moment, young feller (Jupiter), but
there ARE a few realistic, practical considerations to be
And often, we best define "who we
are" by first determining
"who we are not...."
am 6 foot 3 inches tall - therefore I will probably never
be a world famous jockey..."
don't enjoy studying all the complex intricacies of the
physical sciences - therefore I probably shouldn't plan
on becoming a world famous physicist..."
man's got to know his limitations!" Clint Eastwood
a Good Thing
(or Back to the Heavier Side)
course, our sense of realistic limitations can be (and usually
is) severely overdone. And then
Saturn ends up reflecting our greatest self-imposed fears
and our greatest failures. You
see... old man Saturn also needs the counterbalance of Jupiter's
The placement of Saturn in the birth
chart (sign, house, and aspects with other planets) - reflects
want the most...
grown to hate it, fear it, attack
it, and defend ourselves against it so self-righteously...
it's all because "once upon a time" we wanted it
so very, very badly... But it's escaped and slipped through
our fingers so many times that we now proclaim and protest
(all too) loudly to ourselves and to all those within ear's
reach - that we want no part of it.
However, by facing and understanding
Saturn (our fears, limitations, and failures) - we can then
gain our true freedom and our true wisdom... Avoid
the "Wise Old Man, " energies of Saturn... And we
will never be truly free...
Saturn Issues To Deal With
The Alice O. Howell "Bottle Game"...
you don't want to miss out on this little side trip! The
"Bottle Game" is perhaps the most important
thing you'll learn on this site.)
- As we just learned in The
Alice O. Howell "Bottle Game," the baggage, chains, wounds,
and fears of Saturn (and Karma) are ultimately an illusion!
our greatest fears are an illusion of Karma. They are fears
through which we entrap ourselves with past experiences. We
have entrapped ourselves with our old baggage - and it makes
very little difference whether this old baggage is:
a past life experience
from our current life experience.
result is ultimately the same...
despite being illusional - the baggage, chains, wounds, and
fears of Saturn nevertheless feel rather real while we're
living in this limited time/space existence... And there are
those gray times - when life has seemingly lost its meaning
and we're sure that life will never be worth living again.
are gray times in all of our lives when it's a heroic task
just to keep breathing.
feel like the Fates are laughing with great glee and mirth
at our misery. And during those gray times? In the words of
Franklin D. Roosevelt: "When you get to the end of your
rope, tie a knot and hang on."
all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order...
we are caught and entangled in aimless experience... It is
a moment of collapse... Only when all crutches and props are
broken, and no cover from the rear offers even the slightest
hope of security, does it become possible for us to experience
an archetype that up till then had lain hidden... this is
the archetype of meaning..." The Archetypes and The
Collective Unconscious. Carl G. Jung CW 9 Part 1, p.
thing that comes out in myths is that at the bottom of the
abyss comes the voice of salvation. The black moment is the
moment when the real message of transformation is going to
come. At the darkest moment comes the light." —
on... and believe in the process...
always a cost (a psychic price) to pay for gaining our true
freedom, true wisdom, and the growth of our soul...
shall know the truth
and the truth shall set you free!"
A little known Hebrew prophet
Jesus of Nazareth
Short excerpt from the book To
A Dancing God by Sam Keen that relates strongly to Saturn's
Saturn and the Karma of Love Relationships
them now at Amazon.com
Synchronicity in Astrological Signs and Ages"
by Alice O. Howell
by Erin Sullivan
- A New Look at an Old Devil"
by Liz Greene
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