Saturn is masculine energy and rules both Capricorn and Aquarius.
Positive Effects: Patient, stabile, mature, trustworthy, determined and perseverance.
Negative Effects: Selfish, unhappy, pessimistic, cruel.
It takes Saturn 28 – 30 years to complete its orbit of the zodiac.
- Saturn teaches us one of the hardest lesson in life… that we must survive, and that in order to survive we need to conform to some social order and structure. He limits us, and in so doing gives form and structure to our lives.
- Saturn represents your higher voice or super-ego, anyone older or wiser than you, those in authority, and any established social order.
- Saturn is your father, police officer, boss, school system, judge and government. Saturn keeps you on track, or holds you back, depending on your point of view.
- Saturn represents our career, ambitions, goals and our accomplishments, as well as our lessons.
- Saturn does not make things easy. That is the role of the taskmaster of the zodiac.
- Saturn commands us to get to work and to work hard. Discipline and responsibility are important to this planet, yet if we are eager to conquer the world, that is okay too.
- Much like father time, Saturn makes us look at the clock, whether there is time for everything we want to do, or whether there are limits.
- Those limitations are important to Saturn, and we must learn to manage them. Restrictions are a lesson of this planet, as is any form of discipline or delay.
- In keeping with the passage of time, Saturn governs old age along with the lessons it teaches us.
- Older age also brings with it a certain sense of tradition, conventionality (our learned patterns of behavior) and wisdom, and Saturn is mindful of these characteristics.
- Saturn applauds our perseverance and the fact that we have withstood the test of time. This senior status further brings with it a measure of authority, and Saturn rules over that as well.
- Saturn rules all structure, order and the way in which we conduct our affairs.
- Saturn, in its role as teacher, concerns itself with karma and the lessons that past experiences might bring.