Saturn is the power of imagination and the will to realize. He forms our horizon. We cannot imagine what goes beyond that. He constitutes our limit, our personality, which above all wants to realize its own ideas.
In mythology, Saturn is described as one of twelve children of the all-embracing Heaven and Mother Earth. Every night, Heaven oppressed his wife with the twelve children in her belly. Mother Earth then asked her children who of them no longer wanted to bear the hustles of the Father. Saturn was the only one who responded. “Yes mother, I do and will complete it” was his answer. He stood in front of his siblings embodying the power of imagination that wants to do something and bring it to an end. After that, the Mother whispered her plan to him. He got from her a sharp-toothed sickle in his hand, separated his father’s organ of creation and threw it behind his back into the sea. Out of this emerged Aphrodite / Venus, the foam-born, the goddess of love.
The separation from the All-Connected makes us independent individuals. At the same time it brings out the love. Without separation we could not experience love. Love is the power that reconnects all that is separated in the right way, so that the All-Connected, even the idea of the All- Encompassing, the idea of the Heavenly Father Uranus, is realized here on earth.
Our personal development into an independent individual is a necessary step. That is why Saturn first becomes the ruler among the gods and also in our lives. Through him, we learn to determine our own life and shape it according to our ideas. Saturn is a wonderful force. He represents the law of the earth and resists every violation. Anyone who does something which he does not master will notice it in the resistance. This disappears as soon as the lesson is learned. Then Saturn opens the way to proceed. He is the guardian of the threshold. No one can deceive or dupe him. He is merciless in this sense and for only one reason. He protects us from doing something for which we are not ready yet. The earth wants its children to grow up well protected until they can really stand on their own feet. Saturn takes care of that. If we are mature in his opinion, he no longer needs to resist. Then Saturn is developed in us.
As soon as we can cope with the demands of everyday life, we have learned what is necessary and we have our life under control. Then comes the surprise. A second, more powerful force is born within us. Mythology tells it this way: As soon as Saturn had seized power, his parents revealed to him that one of his children would snatch power from him. Now he did everything he could to preserve his power. He devoured his children, including Pluto, the wealth-giver, and Neptune, the guardian of the lifelong dream. If we only follow our own ideas, we neither reach our lifelong dream nor the hidden forces of the unconscious. Then life cannot give us the wealth it holds in store for us. There is no real fulfilment. Gradually our longing grows and with it our openness for the new, different and foreign. As soon as our heart is touched by this, Jupiter is born within us. He is Saturn’s child that grows in his heart and cannot be devoured. Jupiter later also liberates Neptune and Pluto so that we can consciously experience their powers in our lives.
Saturn and Jupiter fought a long lasting battle. It is the struggle between what we think is good and what is actually good for everyone. Saturn lives according to the motto “The main thing is that I am well”. Jupiter, on the other hand, conveys the idea that we cannot really be happy as long as our fellow human beings are suffering. He represents the Law of Heaven, the Law of Love and Grace.
We can do what we want. However, every action has its consequences. That is the Law of the Earth. Saturn makes sure that it is respected and ensures a fair balance. This is his real, higher task. Through the power of fate he always offers us what we have to balance out. And through the power of love we can always add what is still missing. In this way, according to mythology, Saturn ‑ drunk from the juice of the Jupiter tree ‑ reaches the Island of the Blessed. He rules there and only there forever and puts his strength at the service of Jupiter. We then realize what is good for everyone and also for ourselves. This brings sense and fulfilment into our lives. Are you ready to accept any resistance as a loving hint, to perfect your abilities and to open yourself even more to the world of others?
…will be continued