Planet Saturn Meanings And Influences In Astrology

By Denise on December 09, 2017, 39193 views

In astrology, Saturn represents the planet of boundaries, resilience, limitations and persistence. It will influence people towards conformity, focus and precision. It rules over productivity and learning valuable lesson through effort at work.

It may also refer to karma and divine justice, meaning that in the end, everyone receives what they deserve.

Saturn is also associated with Cronus, the father of Zeus in Greek mythology and is the ruler of the tenth zodiac sign, Capricorn.

The ring planet

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun in the Solar System and the second largest, after Jupiter. Its hue is pale yellow and its most prominent feature is the ring system that surrounds it, a ring made out of ice particles, rocky debris and dust.

This planet has 62 moons in its orbit, with the largest being named Titan. Its rotation determines its oblate spheroid shape.

Saturn takes 29 and a half years to orbit the Sun, thus spending about 2 and a half years in each zodiac sign.

About Saturn in astrology

This is a planet of conformity with reality, of lessons to be learned and of responsibility towards the self and those around. Its influence can be heavy on those who take life easily and will turn the individual’s attention to reality and to matters of power.

Saturn also relates to career goals, ambitions of all sorts in life and the abilities one puts forward to accomplish these goals. This is the planet of education and will prompt natives to want to discover more.

It offers discipline and commitments but at the same time, may end up pushing people to become slightly rigid and fearful.

Saturn paves the way between an ideal in life and its achievement and this way may be more or less fortunate.

This planet also relates to matters of time management and will make individuals be more concerned with punctuality. Saturn suggests maturity and consistency, especially when personal responsibility is required.

Saturn is exalted in Libra, weakened in Aries and in detriment in Cancer.

Some of its common associations include:

Planet Saturn

  • Ruler: Capricorn
  • Zodiac house: The tenth house
  • Colour: Black
  • Day of the week: Saturday
  • Gemstone: Onyx
  • Representative God: Chronos
  • Metal: Lead
  • Material: Wood
  • Period in life: From 49 to 56 years
  • Keyword: Spirituality

Positive influence

Another name of Saturn, by the Greeks, is Chronos, underlying once again its connection with time keeping and results after hard work. This planet will help individuals create and keep up with healthy habits, especially on the long term.

Its expression will help natives learn from past mistakes and respond accurately to similar situations in the future. It rules over duty, especially towards other people and may help natives become more steady and dependable in their approach.

Matters of faith and trust in one’s instincts may also arise. Saturn doesn’t let the individual run away from responsibilities and helps them embrace their nurturing nature.

This planet supports career choices and everything that the individual does to reach a certain status in the society. It reflects one’s potential and how they manage it for success.

You may find some relief from the challenges of Saturn through isolation and meditation, essentially through searching the purpose of why you are doing what you are set to do.

Negative influence

Under Saturn’s influence be ready to face problems from the past, struggle with them and then be released through realistic solutions.

This planet will make individuals obsess in a constructive manner over past issues, may produce some stress sources along the way and despair, but ultimately, some very healthy conclusions will be drawn.

From too much responsibility, stress and tensions will arise, as well as some background thoughts of leaving the burden. Under Saturn, people may tend to feel under a greater burden than they actually are and may see obstacles and hardship in an exaggerated way.

Some natives may be ridden with guilt or the feeling they are not worthy of what they have and it will be a struggle to get away from these doubts. With Saturn’s strength, one may move away from their potential because they are afraid of the consequences their decisions may have.

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