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Shani - Saturn
“Thin and long bodied is Saturn, and yellowed eyed, Vata natured, large toothed, indolent, lame and having coarse hair, O’ Twice Born.”
The higher Saturn is a Monk in meditation, the lower is a cold, ruthless individual, disconnected from his feeling nature and other people. It is through Saturn that we come to experience ourselves as a separate being and make peace with our limitations or not, the ultimate limitation being death itself. Saturn rules the nervous system and through it creates painful complexes that reinforce our separation from God, through form and concept. Anxiety, fear, sorrow, insecurity, loss and life’s painful lessons are all ways Saturn teaches us to give up attachment to form and not take things so personally. His neuroses will teach us perseverance and Self-control, as we will hide behind a wall of self-sufficiency to avoid being seen in our state of weakness. However, at some point something much bigger than what we can control will force us to our knees, like the death of a loved one, a chronic illness or an excessive amount of responsibility that was our distraction. These crises force our pain into the open where we must face them. Those who cannot learn from life and the hard lessons of Saturn will be reduced to bitterness and foolishness in old age. The greatness of Saturn is that he teaches us sensitivity to others and a respect for all; for once we have suffered we become sensitive to all who suffer. Once his ability for control is properly aligned with dharmic purposes, Saturn gives the perseverance and concentration to put into practice what we have learned, not just acknowledge it mentally. He allows us to be alone to work through our salvation, which is the only possibility. In many ways Saturn is simply the planet of our fears. He shows where we will take things too seriously and personally. The real cure for Saturn problems is humor. Releasing the painful attachments of Saturn is the main sphere of life and making peace with it. Ultimately Saturn makes us realistic and mature about the real meaning of life. We will win some and lose some, we will have good days and bad days, but ultimately our lives are not being lived so that we can win, lose or have good or bad things. We come here to learn, not to enjoy. Although enjoying life is also a part of it, we will only be able to enjoy as much as we can be detached from the results. The maturity of Saturn gives this detachment, and a realistic understanding of our limitations and purpose in life.
Keywords: Ambition, fear, responsibility, the perseverance and capacity for hard work, stress, isolation, Old people
Exalted in Libra. The fearful, yet practical and realistic nature of Saturn becomes exalted in humanistic and worldly Libra. The tendency of Saturn is to withdrawal into our fears; the Cardinal air sign Libra keeps us engaged with others and in the world while working through our complexes. Many of the complexes of Saturn revolve around other people; Libra is the planet with an innate sense of respect for other people, and service to them. Thus Saturn in Libra will show the tendency to reach out to others rather than fearfully isolate ourselves when his complexes and neuroses arise, and allowing us to grow in-service and practical sensitivity for all, rather than collapse into a black hole of fear, self-doubt, isolation and sorrow.
Debilitated in Aries. Aries is the sign of action individual inspiration and motivation, with an act first think later mentality. The cautious and self-conscious nature of Saturn is in alien territory when placed in the impetuous sign of Aries. Here, our fears are aggravated by an aggressive active mentality, where rather than think through these things and speak with others in measured tones (and seen in Libra) we will act impetuously and rashly to either overcompensate for them, or defend them once they are discovered. Aries is a sign where our personal courage and capacity for inspired action is being developed, completely opposite the careful and cautious nature of Saturn. Saturn is also the planet of penance, where we always remember our mistakes. Aries in general is a sign that takes risks and makes mistakes in order to learn. Through each harsh, impulsive action through Aries, Saturn's fearful, insecure nature brings doubt about our capacity to act powerfully.