Saturn - Cronus in Greek
In Astrology Saturn is together with Jupiter the pair that is all about "Society". Saturn's key-words are maturity, responsibility, consistency and commitment. He's all about structure and authority - in politics, religion, companies but also physical structures as buildings or our skeleton and that's why he's often perceived as limiting. Many structures can be widened, restructured or re-invented etc.
Common sense, integrity, discipline and hard work are more attributes of his - yet, "hard work" doesn't necessarily mean "physical exhaustion".
People born under a lot of his influence may appear a bit "reserved" or sincere.
Planets and all Bodies do change and "evolve" too - In 1851 Saturn changed his nodal axis and resides now together with some others in the sidereal Gemini - Sagittarius axis. Which means, that his themes of "maturity and structuring" got new "coloring" or way of action. His "intention - influence" axis is also in sidereal Gemini - Sagittarius, but the earlier degrees, actually it's our Solstice axis and same time aligned with the GEN-axis (Galactic equator crossing the ecliptic points), means he has a lot to do with the "paradigm shift" we're going through (well, they All do) - we're asked to manifest from the "higher mind", the knowing about how the principles of the Universe works on all realms. We're shown truths, realities, revelations and we shall take it as responsible, mature people.
His nodal axis is under the constellation Lyra (Sagittarius) and over Canis Major (Gemini) and with the Twins, emphasizing on the communication between the cosmic and earthly realms. Beside that, under Canis Major (Sirius) we see the very bright star Canopus, who is the Navigator of the Argo Navis, the ship of the incarnate path....
Greek Mythology: Cronus was the primordial God of time (it needs "time" to give form to any kind of material - literally!!) Cronus is the son of Uranus and Gaia. He did take over the throne from Uranus by castrating him and out of semen that fell into the ocean, Aphrodite was born. Uranus prophesized that Cronus son would take the throne of him - which Jupiter/Zeus did. He wasn't the initiator of all this - it was his mother Gaia... He and his wife Rhea did rule over the throne, earth during the "golden age".
Roman Mythology: Saturn was the Roman God of growth and agriculture.
Some Astronomy: Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. It is a gas giant with an average radius of about nine times that of Earth. He's the least dense planet in the system, even so he's over 95 times more massive than Earth - they say, he could "float" on water... It takes Saturn 10'759 Earth days (or about 29 1⁄2 years) to finish one revolution around the Sun. As a consequence, it forms a near 5:2 mean-motion resonance with Jupiter. The elliptical orbit of Saturn is inclined 2.48° relative to the orbital plane of the Earth. His rotation rate is only 10.7 hours (he got short days).
Posts including Saturn
Saturn's nodal axis changes relatively fast. It changed in the first half of the 1800's from Cancer-Capricorn to Gemini-Sagittarius (date depends the zodiac and use of boundaries - sidereal sign change was in 1851 constellation based earlier).
In the end of 2020 it was at around 28 degrees Sagittarius southnode and Gemini northnode.
Perihelion - Aphelion ca. 5 degrees Gemini - Sagittarius
Saturn's Northpole Hexagon (contains 6 Triangles that are laid just next to each other) - same time it's seen in the center of a Hexagram (2 overlapping Triangles as the Star of David). The Hexagon shape/structure/geometry we can even find in DNA.
Saturn's Southpole is like a "vortex storm" with it's "storm-eye" (maybe that's where this term has it's origin). To form or change any kind of matter, we also need "spin" out of a center "the eye", which we could maybe also name a "womb"
In or better said "around" every "form" we also find rings, to "contain" the geometry inside. Saturn made his "nature" visible very clearly - form and order e.g. Structure...
Every form can change though - there is nothing "absolute" or fixed - only the building principle behind it.... The rings are of gas, fluid in a way - as cells devide and/or merge, therefore "change", so can and does form....
Saturn pictured by NASA's Hubble Telescope in 2019
Picutre credits: NASA / JPL / Caltech / Space Science Institute and the "red" picture of the Northpole is created by overlaying two different wavelengths of infrared light as captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft