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Saturn in a Nutshell

Her Cosmic Crown was featured in one Essay Iguana's article. The website created and operated by Margaret P., provides writing topics that help readers boost their writing skills.

Margaret, a creative and skillful writer with over 20 years of experience, researched the planets Saturn and the Sun because she was fascinated by the Vedic Astrology mythology behind their relationship when I did a reading for her. She created an article based on Saturn as an example of how to write an informal essay.

The following excerpt of the essay is from :

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Saturn is called Shani, or “slow mover” in Sanskrit. The children of the Sun’s first wife became angry with Saturn and struck him in the foot. As a result, Saturn walks with a limp. He is also the slowest planet, due to his foot injury, as he moves through the houses (“Saturn.” Ask Ganesha).[GM1]

From my readings of Vedic astrology regarding the Sun, it is said that he is radiant, handsome, warm, represents the ego, has leadership qualities, and represents the soul. On the other hand, Saturn is said to be the opposite, shadowy like his mother. He is also said to be cold and ugly. But he does represent excellence due to hard work, humility, and perseverance.

In addition, because the Sun discovered the deceit between his wife and her shadow, resulting in him having an illegitimate son, and because Saturn is not handsome and is lame, Sun shuns him. On the other hand, it is said that Saturn feels his father’s rejection and hates him for it.

Does this then suggest that this conflict between the Sun and Saturn will play out when they come in contact with each other during their transits, aspects, or if someone is born with her Sun in Capricorn (Saturn rules Capricorn)? [...]

According to a student of Tropical Vedic Astrology named Gina from Her Cosmic Crown, “All planets at their highest state exude noble qualities. Saturn represents the willingness to do the arduous work that lots of people aren't able to or don't want to do, such as working three jobs to pay the bills or working nights doing intense labor. Saturn symbolizes the lower working class that often goes unnoticed in society but without them, society would collapse. Saturn indicates accomplishing greatness through perseverance despite one's weaknesses, if it is well-disposed in the chart."


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