Astrology Signs

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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Planet Saturn

Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system. You probably know Saturn because of its rings – such a beautiful planet! Those rings have massive amount of water by the way. Saturn rotates extremely fast in relation to its size but it takes almost 30 years from the planet to complete its cycle around the Sun. This long cycle is also the basis for a astrological phenomenon called “Saturn Return”.

In Roman mythology, Saturn was a god of harvest. This doesn’t stray too far from Saturn’s present role in astrology. Saturn was also the father of Jupiter. Fittingly Jupiter killed his own father and threw him to ocean (story has more detail, but I try to keep this corner of Internet fairly clean, for those who wonder what actually happened to Jupiter’s body, can think of birds and bees), where the remains of Jupiter started Venus.

Its size gives Saturn a big influence on us. Unlike scientific facts tell us – Saturn being gas planet with density less than water – Saturn belongs to Earth element. This same earthly relation can also be seen in Oriental cultures.

Saturn is also masculine planet. This could come from its state of being oblate spheroid. WHAT? Well, that kind of ball, which is flattened from the top and bottom and rounded from both sides. Think about short strong man with a bulking belly. :)

Although Saturn was associated to harvesting it is not joyous sign. It is very stressful to ponder about weather and other aspects of good harvest. This sign has developed to a mixture of pessimistic traits. It is described to be realistic, sad, cold and restricted. Worries age and Saturn is called “The Bringer of Old Age”. On more positive note, Saturn is associated with planning and thinking ahead, therefore making it a wise sign whenever having influence on zodiac.


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