Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil
Author: Liz Greene
Astrology Level: 2/3
Our Rating: A+
Saturn has received a bum rap for centuries. This classic work begins with a discussion of the black-or-white viewpoint of “good” and “bad” planets, and the reasons for discarding this approach. The most maligned planet of all time, Saturn, is explored in depth and satisfying detail in this 200+ page book.
Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil is an immensely insightful and satisfying read. I first read this book as a teenager, and was stunned (in a good way!) at the interpretations of Saturn in both natal charts and synastry.
Liz Greene, in her inimitable style, presents the study of Saturn in Astrology as a means for self-discovery, growth, and, eventually, freedom! The meat of the book is broken down into chapters on Saturn in each of the elements (in watery signs and houses, and so forth). A later chapter explores Saturn in aspect to other planets in the birth chart. As with Saturn itself, Greene avoids labeling specific types of aspects as “good” or “bad”. Saturn in synastry is also explored. Greene discusses how Saturn is necessary for long-standing relationships; Saturn’s role in projection in relationships; as well as the concept of overcompensation.
Not only is this a thorough and insightful exploration of Saturn, it offers an excellent lesson about the signs, houses, and planets as well! For example, Greene suggests that Saturn is “the individual’s point of greatest vulnerability”. We encounter fear wherever we find Saturn in the chart. By reading up on Saturn in Aries, we uncover the essence of Aries at the same time.
If you prefer a psychological approach to Astrology, or simply enjoy probing into the why’s and how’s of human behavior, you will thoroughly enjoy this book. It is particularly recommended for those with a prominent or strong Saturn in their own charts, who will find the interpretations immediately recognizable. This book will help “unblock” the blocks in your own personality and your relationships.
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