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Saturn in astrology, history and myth


Furthermost of the planets visible to the naked eye Saturn signifies the limits, structures and boundaries of our mundane world. Saturn's role is to bring maturity and wisdom through the recognition that everything must have its place and time and work within the framework of society.




Introducing Saturn
Joanna Watters introduces the key concepts of Saturn and its essential planetary characteristics.


Saturn: The Great Teacher
A full exploration of Saturn's role in psychological astrology and mundane signification, by Deborah Houlding


Traditional Rulerships and Significations of Saturn
Traditional rulerships ascribed to Saturn: dignities, illnesses, metals, minerals, plants, places, etc. Adapted from Lilly's 17th century text, Christian Astrology with detailed notes and link to download of the original text.


Abu Mashar's 'Significations of Saturn'
The Significations of Saturn, from Abu Mashar's 'Great Introduction' (9th cent.); translated by Benjamin Dykes and extracted from his 'Introductions to Traditional Astrology: Abu Ma'shar & al-Qabisi' (2010)


Melancholy: The Saturnine Temperament
Scott Whitters explores the nature of the melancholy temperament and demonstrates how it captures the essence of its planetary ruler, Saturn.


The Traditional Association of Saturn and Lead
Nick Kollerstrom's review of how the metal lead corresponds to its rulership by Saturn through metaphysical reflection and scientific analysis.


Saturn in Myth and Occult Philosophy
David McCann outlines the mythological associations of Saturn and its symbolic principles used in the Tarot and mystical Cabbalism


Comfrey: The embodiment of a Saturnine herb
Reflection on a classic Saturn-ruled herb. Medical Herbalist Dylan Warren-Davis shows how close scrutiny of the physical and symbolic properties of this herb reinforces traditional astrological beliefs


Saturn Aspects in the Birth Chart
Michael McClain's interpretation guides for Saturn aspects in natal charts


Capricorn the Goatfish
Profile of Capricorn, the nocturnal home of Saturn


Aquarius the Waterbearer
Profile of Aquarius, the diurnal home of Saturn





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