Powers of the Planets, Part VII: Saturn

Here we have Saturn, the Planet of Discipline, of Sacrifice, of Blood, Sweat Tears.  Planet of Hardship.

For years, Jupiter has been known as “The Great Benefactor,” while Saturn is “The Great Malefactor.”  You see, Jupiter gives simply because you are in His Presence.  “Oh, you want a million dollars and your Soul Mate and you want to live on your own island.  OK, here you go!” 

Saturn, on the other hand, Is prepared to give, but He shall ask a lot of questions and make a lot of statements.  “So, you wish to be a millionaire, even though you constantly focus on lack, limitation, hard times, and you are unwilling to work hard and make personal sacrifices to make your wealth, right?  And you want your Soul Mate, but you keep making the same mistakes in romantic relationships and you constantly focus on what is wrong with people and their mistakes, but you are not interested in marrying your cat, is that correct?  And as for your own island, I presume you have already thought about the challenges and obstacles that you may need to overcome to obtain such a property.  I shall not ask if your passport is in order, because I presume you want to live on one not connected to your country of residence.”

You can see why Saturn has a bad rap in Western Astrology.  By the way, Saturn rules Capricorn, the Goat (and it is no coincidence that it is not called the scape-ram, scape-fish, scape-lion.  No, it is the scapegoat for a reason).

Saturday is the Day of Saturn, and one of Saturn’s greatest lessons is desire.  “Desire, are you mad?” you say!  No, really, desire.  In other words, Saturn asks, “How much do you want this?  Do you want it enough that you would wait your whole life for it?”  If your answer is “no,” then you may wish to leave Saturn alone until your answer is “yes.”

The Planet Saturn is named after the Roman God of the same name, Whom the Ancient Greeks called Cronos.  “Cronos” means “Time,” and a popular image of this God Is that of Father Time.  Indeed, both Saturn and Capricorn are concerned with the long-term, the forever, if you will.  Although not one of the Outer Planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto), Saturn is concerned with future generations.  And Capricorn is the Sign of the father, human and Divine (Capricorn’s Polar Opposite Sign, Cancer, is the Sign of the mother, again, human and Divine).

Other than Saturn and Cronos, some of the Goddesses and Gods connected to Saturn are:

 

Sige, Middle Eastern Goddess of the Sacred Silence;

Spider Woman, Native American “Weaver of Worlds;”

Al-Menat, also known as Manat, the Arabic, “Measurer of Time,”

Ausar/Osiris, the Egyptian God of Agriculture and the Underworld;

Coatlicue, Aztec Goddess of Sacrifice and Grief.

 

Regarding Ritual Work and SpellCraft, working with Saturn may be challenging.  However, if you want to be more disciplined, more focused, more determined and more in touch with the Essence deep, deep within you, then Saturn is your Planet.  Also, since black is associated with Saturn and Capricorn, black candles are ideal.  However, if you have an issue with black candles, then dark blue, navy blue, or eggplant purple candles shall suffice.

The resources consulted for this post are:

 

Goddesses for Every Day, by Julie Loar;

The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, by Joanna Martine Woolfolk;

The Goddess Oracle, created by Gayan S. Winter and illustrated by Jo Dose;

www.ask.com for a great Planetary Pic.

 

The caption features a Wisdome Writing from Robert Alvarez, the Psychic Witch.

Thank you all so very much for all your support and honor and grace regarding my “Powers of the Planets” Series of posts.  I hope and pray that all you have a better, greater and deeper understanding of the Planets of the Days of the Week, as well as some of the Goddesses and Gods that are connected to them.

Feel free to ask any questions or share any insights about any or all of the seven posts in this Series.  I shall be “off” tomorrow, Sunday, April 8, 2012.  And in case you forgot, I AM a Happily Recovered Catholic, so it has nothing to do with Easter Sunday.

Planetary Blessings to you and yours!

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