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September 4, 2020

The planet Saturn and the astrology behind it:

By Nilakhi Banerjee

Saturn as a planet that is connected to the concepts of limitation and restriction. However, it may seem depressing on the surface, Saturn’s role in astrology is to bring meaning and structure to our lives. The heavenly body Saturn reminds us about the restrictions of matter and time – it asks of our commitment, responsibility, and boundaries. Saturn highlights our need for limitations and self-control, meaning that this planet creates dedication to responsibility and discipline – something we need if we want to succeed in our goals.

Saturn Astrology Symbol Keywords

  • Structure
  • Law
  • Restriction
  • Discipline
  • Responsibility
  • Obligation
  • Ambition

Saturn as a Governing Planet: Characteristics of Saturn in Astrology 

Saturn is the cosmic ruler of Capricorn, whose ambitions drive it to greater and greater heights – heights that can only be conquered through hard work and discipline. The planets under this sign find comfort in understanding the boundaries in the world. 

Saturn also symbolises all things that have history – such as tradition, and old age as well as the lessons that come with it. Teaching is the primary role of this planet; through its trials, it teaches us how to overcome. If those lessons are studied, individuals under the influence of this planet can be expected to be patient, stable, reliable, persevering, and diligent. Their capacity to focus is also dramatically marked.

Besidesthe teaching, Saturn is known for the stern justice that it implements. It is practical and conservative, and it presides over our ambition and career. Saturn shallaward the students who study and perform well – as well as punish those who go astray.

In What Way Does the Saturn Symbol Affect Personality in the Zodiac? 

When Saturn is positioned in an difficult position in the natal chart, people can become stingy and selfish. It depicts the obstacles that we face in life – enmity, disappointments, setbacks, anguish, and suffering. Those who in the direct influence of this planet are bound to work hard.This planet, in the worst cases, can also create strain and stress – it is often associated with depression due to the self-doubt that it can cast. 

The impact of Saturn may appear limiting and heavy, but that is just on the surface. When  Saturn is in harmony with the other planets in your natal chart, this planet can become your most powerful ally. Through overcoming your trials and tribulations, you will be able to develop strength, and find faith in yourself. Suffering is sometimes essential to overcome your fears.

Saturn Planet:

In terms of Vedic astrology, the planet Saturn has been called the fruit bearer of karma. The revolution of Saturn is the slowest compared to other planets. Due to which they take two and a half years to move from one zodiac to another. This time is also known as Dhaiya in Vedic astrology.

 In Hinduism, he is considered a deity. Saturn which is a planet in the solar system, has a different atmosphere than other planets. In terms of astronomy, Saturn is a planet around which there is a spherical shape. This shape is formed by celestial bodies. This body is stable due to gravity. Saturn is considered to be the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest planet after Jupiter in the Solar System.

Saturn’s impact on Human Life:

In the horoscope where Saturn is sitting in the Ascendant house, it is not considered right from the astrological point of view. According to astrology, due to the presence of Saturn in the Ascendant house, the native is lazy and has an inferior mentality. Although the native is virtuous, he is not able to take full advantage of his qualities. With this, such people like to be alone.

If Saturn in the auspicious state is in the horoscope of the native and with auspicious planets, its positive results are obtained. As we know that Saturn is exalted in Libra. In this case, Saturn will prevail. The native will benefit directly from it. Due to the influence of Shani, the person works hard, is actionable and just. With the grace of Shani, the native achieves success in his field. The person becomes patient and serious.

The people who have Saturn in their horoscope are not afflicted and are in auspicious places, then they have to face troubles. According to astrology, if Saturn is afflicted by Mars then it causes accidents and judicial troubles for the natives.
 

The mythological belief of Saturn:

According to Hindu belief, Shani is the son of Sun and Chhaya. Hence Shani is also referred to as Chhaya Putra. According to mythology, Shani Dev is opposed to the Sun. The effect of which is also seen on human life. The combination of Sun and Saturn is not considered auspicious in Vedic astrology. Shani is the god of justice. Lord Shiva himself has given this title to Saturn. It provides its fruits according to human actions.

There are many such myths related to the Hindu Gods and Goddesses. We will explore those in our next articles.