Saturn is like a wood shaper that is adjusted to produce a certain piece of molding.Any wood presented to this shaper has no alternative but to pass through and be conformed to the desired shape- the only shape possible as set by certain limits. Saturn is the limiter. All other wood is shaved away. Eternity or truth dictates the limits, and Saturn is the shaper or test of form. When we talk about “getting straight” or “getting in line” or “in tune”, we are talking about getting within the control that is. In this sense, Saturn helps to determine the shape of things to come. All laws, working together, produce form.
Saturn is, most simply, the system of natural laws( for instance , the law of gravity), the functioning of which determine what is possible in this material world. Saturn is the system of law holding things in place and the walls making our nomes possible. Saturn is, actually, both the system of law governing the forms things take As well as the form things take. The forms things take is only the form things are taking( the process). Saturn represents all of the laws by which we are physically determined. Saturn is the form to which we must submit before our evolution or unfolding may take place. Saturn is the system of law against which we may ram our head until such a time as we learn, by feeling our way, to walk around or even to build upon these very same laws- to count on them. Saturn is, literally where we are bound to learn.
Saturn is the test of a lifetime, and equally, a lifetime of testing. We are subject to and tested by these laws until such time as we learn to use these laws on our own behalf-putting them to use as something working for us.We rise above Satan, or Saturn, by proper use and obedience to these physical laws. ” Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s”.
Saturn is where one comes to grips with oneself and learns more of one’s spiritual side. Saturn is the end to which we are tending, but also how we tend to get there-“call what carriage you may your hearse”- for Saturn holds you together as much as it may appear to hold you back.
Well, that was a more formal definition of Saturn. What about the experioence of Saturn as a Chakra?
Saturn is usually the first of the chakras to be opened, not because we choose it, but rather because it stands between us and knowing ourselves, between us and any kind of spiritual awakening. This planet is the ring-pass-not- the guradain on the threshold of awareness. Until we have come to grips with our personal Satrun, we cannot really make any kind of personal progress.
How Saturn manifests in each of our lives varies;
What is important to grasp here is that Saturn is a vast area of life; at the very least, it is a phase each one of us encounters and must confront as we grow from being a young person to an adult. As a way of showing you this, let’s talk for a moment about the key to Saturn, Which would be Jupiter- the next planet in form Saturn. Jupiterm as we shall see, is the vocational planet, the planet that shows us our life path, our way through Saturn.
Let’s be a little poetical here and describe this very powerful planet. Saturn or “Satan” has always been said to be the price of the material world .Saturn is the narrowness that makes the way felt. Saturn is the raceway or spillway through which courses Jupiter and the water of life Mars. Jupiter is the blood coursing as well as the course-the path-itself. Saturn is the stracture of the course, the walls of the arteries, the resistance that allows pressure to build up to something definite-to real”feeling”.
The Saturn Chakra
Therefore, if you have a young person( or an older one), who has not come to grips with their own talents and who cannot seem to find a good vocation – a way to get through this world we all live in- then you have a person who is living ( at least most of the time) in the Saturn chakra. They have yet to find the key to Saturn- a way to make a living a path through the Saturnine world they are mired in. And , being stuck in the Saturn chakra, which a great many people are, is not fun. It is a tough go.
So, perphaps you can see why the Saturn chakra is the first one to be encountered when we reach maturity. We can sum it up as being all of the problems we come up against in life, as well as the way in which we rise up against them. Each of us must learn to come to grips with our own problems and deal with them . We each must find the key to our
Saturn chakra, the way to get through Saturn, to handle it. Saturn never goes away. It is always right where it is, but we learn to work with it, to manage it. How we manage it depends on the planet Jupiter, and we will ger to that. But before we go there, let’s spend just a little more time making sure you recongnize life in the Saturn chakra.
Keep in mind that, as we grow up, we become habituated to the endlessness round of the smaller planetary cycles in our life; meanwhile, all this time, Saturn has been laying down its tone or experience.
Let’s say something about how the Saturn chakra may manifest for us.
First, there can be the obvious physical hardships that come from being unable to find a right livelihood- to make a decent living- and the congruent hardships of having to go without. Physical struggle is tough, but there are psychological effects as well.
Experience in Saturn Chakra
The psychological experience under Saturn, or time, is to know only total fear for our life, in particular, fear in relation to what we hope to become. The external world sulks, looms ominous, and threatens disaster and accident at every streets crossing. We are wrapped in the rush of time tearing at each hour’s heart. Every single thing, every outer edge and hard person, only serves to cause us to put off our life to postpone, and sends us scurrying fast into the future, hoping, hoping, hoping, someday, somewhere, to find the chance to be ourselves. Living in this fear, we put off endlessly until tomorrow what we find just too hard to do today.
We are the “Beautiful soul” that Hegel describes, so exactly, in his phenomenology of the mind/ ” This soul lacks force to externalize itself.. the power to make itself a thing and to endure existence. And to preserve the purity of its heart, it flees from actuality and steadfastly perserveres in a state of self-willed impotence to renounce a self which is pared away to the last point of abstractiom.. and to give itself substatial existence or in other word: to transorm its thouht into being and commite itself to absolute distinction, that between though and being.
Life under Saturn is an endless imitation, rehearsal, boredom, and a long, long wait. The way we tell it, it asks a lot, and in all our talk we hear our own hollownes echoing back upon ouselves to inform us that we have not yet begun We have not yet solved the problems. We are the prey of time and of Saturn.
Jupiter is the Key
Jupiter is the key which unseals and overcomes our Saturn. Jupiter is the heart of Saturn, grasped and turned inside out. It is the guide and the light that sees us through the darkness of time- or the darkness of Saturn- the strainght and narrow path by which we pass through Saturn’s test. For each of us, Jupiter is our particular way or going, our religion- the truth for us. It is the way we go or continue, our luck or solution to time’s test. Jupiter is the only way or doorway open to us, and the only one by which we may pass through the realm of Satrun . Jupiter is said to be expansion, because life unfolds or continues at this point. It is here that we find the extension of the present situation- the way through or the way onward. Jupiter is simple continuity- how we can continue or get through.
Jupiter is the endlessness of going through life, regardless of particular form. Jupiter is how and where things contine or happen- the Path. Jupiter is an endless round of passage, the lamp or light that will see sahdows fail. Jupiter ism above all, the key, or reverse of Saturn. IT is the recognition or realization of saturn, for jupiter is the way each of us must go through Life. It is the recognition through which we have to pass, the way we go through life. Jupiter is success of succession through time. It si the Key to Saturn.
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