As one of the planets historically thought to be on the outer limits of the solar system (until the “modern” planets were discovered), Saturn has always been associated with the moon, itself a peripheral heavenly body because it belongs to Earth and not to the solar system. Consequently, both Saturn and the moon are aspects of a protection principle (the moon encompasses the earth in the same way as Saturn and its rings encompasses the solar system). The moon’s concerns the private, intimate aspects of the individual, while Saturn influences social and collective security. Saturn can be thought of as the polar opposite of the moon (the archetype of the mother, but also of the child, and therefore related to orality). The god Saturn ate his children in order to reign and thus, represents the archetype of the mother (motherhood), the grandmother, and the sage (wisdom). The domination of Saturn thus indicates a maternal complex or, at least, an issue related either to the biological mother or to the symbolism of motherhood. This influence may result in a problem of identity and difficulties in aging which will make themselves evident in personal crises at every passage of this planet, every seven yearsâ€”thus at the age of 7, at 14 or 15, and 21, 28, etc. Depending on the psychological context in which you are developing, you may overcome or overcompensate your identity complex and gradually acquire a strongly structured personality, or, conversely, remain in a state of immaturity which would probably be detrimental to your destiny.
In traditional astrology, Jupiter has always been considered as the Great Benefactor, the planet of luck and success such as personal fortune, social prominence, professional prestige, high political position. The Jupiterian bounty is peerless! In psychological terms, this planet has a much vaster significance.
As the biggest planet in the solar system, it does preside over the process of personal expansion, interpreted to be fitting into society better and finding an appropriate match between one’s individual ambitions and the aspirations of the group. This growth is accompanied by a feeling of self-confidence, which, in turn, buoys up an even greater externalization and expansion of the ego – hence the planet’s flattering reputation. But this snowball effect (Jupiter smiles and the world smiles with you), in which social skills magnify confidence and boldness reaps many rewards, betrays the negative side of Jupiter: extreme and excess. Although grandeur was the characteristic of the “king of the gods,” errors of judgment, poor taste, and sometimes selfishness and pride are also likely to be part of the Jupiterian package.
It is important to note that the extension of the ego may be a form of escape; it is tempting to hide behind one’s popularity and social success, which are fairly easy to obtain, rather than be really demanding with oneself. The Jupiterian has a tendency to amplify qualities out of compensation, to avoid seeing weaknesses and flaws. As a result, you must be aware of the risk of over-identifying with your social mask, which would cause you to neglect your inner self and deep nature.
This planet symbolizes the principle of independence and self-sufficiency, as well as a principle of transformation. Its most striking characteristic is distance from others: the Uranian strives to stand out from the herd, distanced from structuring influences like convention, tradition, etc. Although this need to free yourself from the confines of convention, tradition, and family symbolizes an appeal for freedom and a desire to evolve beyond the bounds of physical limits toward a spiritual dimension, it may also correspond to a form of escape. This is why you sometimes need to cut yourself off from situations or relationships which feel stifling to you.
Your intense fear of being swallowed up psychologically causes you to react to certain emotional demands by making yourself remote or running away. You need a lot of space and frequent change. In a relationship, you are seeking a certain degree of intellectual excitement. Without it, you feel as though an unbearable, suffocating boredom sets in. By refusing certain concessions to convention which are practically inevitable, you may find yourself in unpleasant situations. Finding an intelligent alternative to the routine set by the rigid forms of the past is extremely different from rebelling against any form of authority, in the settings of family, school, business, or society.
One of the major problems you have to solve is how to wield your freedom, in your emotional relationships, as well as your relationships with society. You may find it difficult to compromise, or to accept the limitations placed on you by others. You feel as though you have to be right, and that any deviation from your own views is unacceptable. This can lead to conflicts, since you are not always willing to listen to others or to compromise your own views. You may also find it difficult to let go of your own ideas and convictions, even if they are not always based on sound reasoning.
Brandon Nicholas Salim, you should pay close attention to the ninth house in your astrology readings.
According to traditional astrology, the ninth house rules this much broader framework, which includes law as well as philosophy, psychology, science, religion, mysticism, occult studies, etc. An individual with a great deal of activity in this area of their astrological chart will probably feel a strong desire for personal expansion. An idealist, you will seek out experiences which reveal knowledge and meaning to you and give you a better indication of your purpose in living. The difficulties you are likely to face will be hidden behind what appears to be success. They may arise from your expansiveness, which is sometimes uncontrollable, or disproportionate. Although at the outset, your ambition and desire for personal development are a source of strength, they later become powerful enough to cut you off from yourself.
Brandon Nicholas Salim, you should focus on studying the second house because it is home to several planets that will affect your life.
According to tradition, this area is related to intellectual abilities. It is also associated with the immediate family environment: brothers and sisters, peers and classmates, and people in the social setting we relate to every day, like neighbors, etc. Likewise, study, writing and publication, correspondence and letters, mobility and short-distance travel are also attributed to this house. Another aspect of it concerns bodily movements and exchanges, like the circulation of the blood, breathing, nerve networks, the hands, etc. In essence, this house corresponds to the mental interface between you and your environment. Indeed, if intelligence is the ability to adapt to one’s environment, it is true that on the other hand, the environment has a basic influence on the formation of character and the way you will react to life. By asserting itself, adapting and claiming a place of its own in society, your self is formed and defined and learns to know its potentials and its limitations. In doing so, the self develops elaborate mental tools.
If this house is especially significant in your chart, it means that you will find positive adaptation to your environment, your main challenge in life. It is likely that the presence or absence of brothers and sisters was a major factor in your development, and that one of the main psychological issues you are dealing with is resolving the problems of identity and selfhood which arose in relationships with siblings and peers. Biologically, your nervous system is likely to be fairly vulnerable; in any case, it is the barometer of your general physical well-being. Psychologically, communication, both verbal and written, is your passport to fitting in, to social integration. You are quite likely to embark on lengthy studies which will enable you to develop the skills necessary for effective communication and productive exchange. Regardless of the level at which you function in society, you will obey an urge to express your ideas and opinions and communicate with others about yourself.
The first house is an area of the sky which is especially important in your theme. According to the general meaning of this fact, it is likely that you are going to focus on this house in your presentation.