Saturn has surpassed Jupiter, with 20 more moons recently discovered; a total of 82 moons while Jupiter has 79. The old god has more tricks to uncover. Let’s explore Saturn’s history, from primordial god to star of the Jewish Shabbat.
Saturn’s trajectory can be an inspiration for your journey. Its story provides insights about the path of a Creator’s consciousness in the world of manifestation. As a soul, as a part of the Creator’s consciousness, humans also face the challenge of incarnation, the weight of matter, the body, the ups and downs necessary to expand. The incarnated soul must strive to reach understanding, compassion, and then accept the relinquishment of the body.
How can you benefit from these pages, besides intellectually? Saturn is playing a very important role in the reset of the system. it has been seating next to the lunar nodal axis for more than one year. The nodal axis moves our collective energy, between past and future. https://archangel-michael.us/2018/12/04/2019-be-ready-for-changes/
“For you, the nodal axis and the eclipses, happening around the nodes, indicate what you will need to work on to grow; most importantly, eclipses are the windows for freedom of the past and opportunities for the future. The nodal axis is called karmic axis or cosmic destiny axis.” [Mkl] What houses do you have in Cancer and Capricorn? Any planets? The planets that represent what?
Saturn’s transits in houses: https://astrolibrary.org/transits/saturn-houses/
Pay attention to your reactions to Saturn’s energy, its cycles in your life. How were you impacted?
Saturn’s cycles: https://www.dooroflotus.com/blog/saturnreturn
Read consciously = with the intent to relate to Saturn’s energy; becoming aware through your body and bones. Feel the areas that react in your body —pain, stiffness, immobility, sweats— the stories that come up, unfinished business and karma.
Saturn’s spell imposes limits, restrictions, obstacles, slowing down, fall, austerity, loneliness or the desire to remove self from others; Do you feel that you can’t stop postponing everything; or that depression seems unavoidable?
Now, if you decide to use Saturn’s strength, you learn to discipline yourself, imposing self-limits, long term goals, and working towards them patiently. Saturn’s energy is conservative, traditional, practical, resilient and determined.
Because Saturn rules the Capricorn, it also speaks about your ambition. What mountain do you wish to climb? The corporate dream? Embodying your higher and divine purpose? What do you want to achieve and how? Have you diligently worked to reach your goal or just dallied?
Discover Saturn’s role in medical astrology: Has the meeting of Saturn Pluto affected your health? The orthopedic surgeons are enjoying the time of their life… if not the oncologists with bone cancer.
In these pages, we evaluate Saturn as a deity. How do you connect or react to these aspects of reality, of the Divine under multiple faces? What can you bring to the community in terms of changing the system of authority that you participate into, as a parent, as a priest, a healer, a boss?
SATURN, CHRONOS, CRONUS, KRONOS
The basic lore tells of Saturn as one of the Titans, children of Uranus (Sky) and Gaia/Gaea, the Earth. Uranus, in perpetual embrace with Gaia, did not want his powerful progenies, Titans and Cyclopes, to overrule him. He forced them either in the underworld or back inside Gaia’s body. Out of grief and pain, Gaia gave her most courageous son, Saturn, a sickle to fight Uranus. Saturn emasculated his father. Mutilated, Uranus still engenders a few descendants; but the Sky-god lost his power and could not be the supreme leader anymore. Saturn replaced him.
Saturn then married with his sister Rhea, enjoyed power until an oracle predicted that one of his progenies would overthrow him. Saturn started to swallow his newborn. Rhea, assisted by Gaia, gave birth to a son, Zeus, in a cave, far from Saturn. She tricked the king, presenting him a stone wrapped in clothes, that Saturn immediately swallowed. As for Zeus, he was sent away and raised by the nymphs Adrasteia and Ida.
“As soon as Zeus had reached manhood, he planned to punish his father. He summoned to his aid Metis, daughter of Oceanus. Metis gave Cronus a draught that made him vomit up the stone and with it the gods, his own children. Vanquished by Zeus’ might, Cronus was driven from the sky, cast to the very depth of the universe and there, enchained in the region which stretches beneath the Earth and the fruitless sea. This is at least what Homer says.” Mythos p. 91
An ancient Greek sect, the Orphites, claimed ‘as their authority the apocryphal writings attributed to Orpheus. Which seen actually to have been written by a priest names Onomacritus.” Mythos, p.90.
“According to the Orphic cult, Chronos gave birth to Aether and Chaos, and created a silver egg in Aether. Out of the egg eclosed the gods Phanes and Hydrus, who later gave birth to the first gods and the universe. Chronos, god of time, was represented as a three headed serpent. “The heads were those of a man, a bull and a lion. Along with his daughter Ananke [Author: or consort, in other texts] the goddess of inevitability who was also in the form of a snake, he revolved around the primordial world egg, until they split it apart to form the earth, the sea and the sky.”
It is interesting to note the amalgam that was made throughout time between Chronus and Cronus/Cronos. Cronus, son of Uranus and Gaia, appears in Phoenicia, then Greece, with the same story. Although a merging of the different deities slowly occurred, a distinction must be made between the primordial god, the god of time, Chronos, and the Titan, that would be Cronus or Cronos.
We note the three heads, a concept later reproduced as the Trinity, the manifesting deity; the serpent links this deity to the original Dragon-creator and reptilian races; the symbols of man, bull and lion reappear later in the gospels. Interestingly, the eagle is missing. Therefore, time and Saturn are the incarnation, as opposed to Spirit, symbolized by the wings and the flying eagle.
Geb, the Egyptian earth god, part of the Ennead, was identified with Cronus by Plutarch. (Myths p. 14). He was “the earth god, the physical foundation of the world.”
Within the traditional five elements found in oriental medicine, “Ancient Chinese and Japanese culture designated the planet Saturn as the Earth Star.” https://www.crystalinks.com/saturn.mythology.html
“The clue to Saturn’s prominence, even loftiness, was supplied by Diodorus in the very same passage we have already partly quoted. There this writer continues to report that “the [planet] named Cronus [i.e. Saturn] by the Greeks. They [the Chaldeans] call the star of Helios.” http://www.bearfabrique.org/Catastrophism/Saturn/aliensky.html
Saturn/Cronos, ousted out by Zeus, moved to Latium (Italy) where he was welcomed by the two face-god, Janus (Descension into matter: three heads, number 3 to number 2). His rule was peaceful and is remembered as a golden age. “Hesiod tells of a golden race of mortal men who lived in the time of Kronos when he was reigning in heaven. And they lived like gods without sorrow of heart, remote and free from toil: miserable age rested not on them.” Vel. Saturn and the golden age. https://www.varchive.org/itb/goldage.htm
“The Saturnalia, celebrated on the 17th day of December, originally consisted of rural festivals… and lasted seven days, from the 17th to the 23rd of December. It was a period of unrestrained festivities… in memory of the golden age, the masters served the slaves, who, during the festivals, could say and do what they liked… law courts did not sit, schools were closed.” Larousse Encyclopedia, p. 207 Saturn is then associated with agriculture.
SATURN AND JEHOVAH
Many believe that Jehovah or Yahweh, the god of the ancient Testament, is Saturn. Blavatsky and the Theosophical texts are often quoted in this regard. In her long diatribes against the god of the Old Testament, Jehovah, she repeats that “Jehovah exhibits all the attributes of the old Saturn.” (Isis Unveiled, II, 513). What about Shiva or Kali? Most deities are dual and treat human beings as little grains of sand…
“Saturn, Shiva and Jehovah are one.” (S.D. III. 195.) For the Talmudists, Siva, the Indian god, with similarities with Jehovah, ‘was held in great respect’. For the Alexandrian Kabbalists, he was ‘the direct inspirer of the law and the prophets. One of the names of Saturn was Israel.’ “One of the names of Saturn was Israel.” Isis Unveiled II, p. 236
The main difference between Jehovah and Shiva is that the latter did not ask for exclusivity. Also, the old testament rules about sexuality were strict, while Shiva’s phallus is abundantly exhibited and worshiped. “The ancient Greek texts of the time of Alexander the Great call Shiva as “Indian Dionysus”” Wiki: Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty (1980), Dionysus and Siva: Parallel Patterns in Two Pairs of Myths, History of Religions, Vol. 20, No. 1/2 (Aug. – Nov., 1980), pages 81–111
As for the Jewish god’s consort, the Shekinah, she is much more discreet and mysterious than the goddess Parvati. Why? Because Shiva and Parvati are older versions of the Divine Consciousness, when sexuality and fecundity were emphasized. A few thousand years later, human consciousness was ready to start controlling their sexuality
Let’s go back to Saturn. In the Ophites’ tradition, the god of chaos, Ilda Baoth, is said to reside on Saturn. “The first unrevealed Bethos/Bythos and her male counterpart produce Ennoia, and the three, in their turn, produce Sophia…the highest prototype of woman, ‘first spiritual Eve’. Isis Unveiled, II, p. 171
Sophia gave birth to ‘the second imperfect Sophia [female], Achamoth (= simple wisdom). Sophia Achamoth became the mediatrix between the intellectual and the material world, […] Between the Great Cause and Matter’, producing Ilda Baoth. Isis, II 172, 174 183.
Baoth means ‘a waste, a desolation’. Ilda Baoth, emanated by an already imperfect mother is then the Son of Darkness and creator of the physical world Isis. He is “made to inhabit the planet Saturn, which identifies him still more with the Jewish Jehovah, who was Saturn himself, according to the Ophites […] From Ilda Baoth emanate six spirits, who respectively dwell with their father in the seven planets.” (Saturn, Mars, Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Mercury, and Venus).” Isis Unveiled, II p. 236 and 294
Another ‘primitive cosmogony’ attributed to Orphism, mentions Cronus, the primordial deity: ‘the first principle was Cronus or time, from which came, which symbolized the infinite and Ether, which symbolized the finite. Chaos was surrounded by Night. By the creative action of Ether, cosmic matter was slowly organized. This finally assumed the shape of an egg of which Night formed the shell.”
Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, p. 90.
“Astronomically, the “Most High” is the Sun, and the “Lord” is one of his seven planets, whether it be Iao, the genius of the moon, or Ilda-Baoth-Jehovah, that of Saturn, according to Origen and the Egyptian Gnostics.” SD 538
Note: Orphism, related to Orpheus, god of the underworld is dated to the 6th or 5th century BC; As the underworld is involved, there is a connection to the Eleusinian Mysteries.
As for the Ophites (no R), they were Christian Gnostics, mentioned by Hippolytus of Rome (170-235) and later writers. The reference to Ophis, the Serpent, is traditional to Gnosticism in which the serpent is revered as the giver of knowledge.
According to the Larousse, p 90, connected this group to Orpheus, ‘Dionysus became the supreme god of Orphism.’ P. 90
About 666 and chemistry, a mind-stretching post: https://gnosticwarrior.com/science-of-666.html
THE GOD and HIS CREATION EVOLVE:
The pantheons of deities, battling each other and often bloodthirsty illustrates the fall of the Creator-god’s Consciousness in the process of creation and raw life emerging in the world of manifestation. All planets in the solar system and beyond are but aspects of the Creator’s Consciousness. A consciousness, an Intelligence participates in the Creative/manifestation movement and, in the process loses Itself, while cursed and subjugated by Its own reflection. The original United Creator-god scatters in space to engender the manifested and countless miracles of life.
We have already spoken about the concepts of Demiurge in the volume Amen. The term Demiurge “is an English word derived from demiurgus, a Latinised form of the Greek δημιουργός or dēmiourgós. It was originally a common noun meaning ‘craftsman’ or ‘artisan’, but gradually came to mean “producer”, and eventually ‘creator’” Wiki
Any Consciousness that have agreed to participate in the physical manifestation of a universe — or a multiverse— accepts the heavy karma involved in this act. Sending out Its intent, the Creator-god loses Itself, engendering a chaotic reverse Self. In the manifested, physical world, the Creator is the Demiurge. In other words, the Creator’s Essence remains inalterable while His consciousness must split for the descents into generation during which Its/He/She takes on, in the manifestation process, many faces and names.
“The Saturnian concept of the eucharist is one that holds that absolute Divinity (which is bipolar in nature) is constantly “sacrificing itself into matter” in order to vivify matter. This act of sacrifice of self is what brought Divinity itself to a state of self-consciousness. Divinity continuously pours itself out to a state of 104 / Fire and Ice self-consciousness, in order to maintain the status quo of existence, but also in order to evolve itself.” Fire and Ice, Stephen Flowers
Human beings, as a part of the Creator’s body, duplicate the phenomenon: “the Titanic struggle, in theogony at least, is the fight … between the children of Uranus and Gaia (Heaven and Earth in their abstract sense) against the children of Kronos, whose chief is Zeus. It is the everlasting struggle going on to that day between the spiritual inner man and the man of flesh, in one sense.” II 267 At the cosmic level, the myths are telling how matter is progressively tamed, organized by the Intelligent and Spiritual Aspect of the Creator.
Mythology tells that Uranus does not want his children to overpower him. From the perspective of the whole and of the Divine, Uranus and Gaia are the two fundamental elements, Spirit and Matter of all creation. Uranus cannot stop his embrace with Gaia as the One and the Two are in constant interaction. For the Logos or manifestor to strive, Saturn is the necessary ingredient, bringing a limit, boundaries, a space in which creation can exist, the event horizon This space is related to the existence of time. A balance is immediately established to avoid immediate and irremediable entropy. The joyous expanding energy of Zeus/Jupiter is then welcome. Retraction-expansion. Jupiter, the ruler, takes the lead and brings laws under which the creation will flourish.
The question remains: does the Creator-god evolve or does his manifestation catches up, in the illusory Universe, as the Creator’s feedback mechanism and physical aspect. As the creation evolves, as do humans’ perception and rapport with the deity. Human’s needs in terms of religion/connection with the Divine change.
The expected behavior of the deity is also the projection of human consciousness in/on his reality. When Blavatsky vehemently admonishes the god of the Old Testament, “a private tribal god who fought against the gods of other nations and who constantly vaunted himself as superior to them…a god not only of war, murder, violence, and pillage but also of tremendous arrogance, boastfulness, and pride…hardly divine qualities!” , she happens to be also describing the behavior still displayed by most humans in the 21st century. The sacred texts epitomize anthropomorphism.
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CLOSER TO US, A CHANGE WITH THE PISCES ERA
Scholars have interpreted early prehistoric paintings at the Bhimbetka rock shelters, carbon dated to be from pre-10,000 BCE period, as Shiva dancing, Shiva’s trident, and his mount Nandi. Shiva and Shaivism, one of the major Hindu traditions in which Shiva is worshipped, existed before Judaism.
Time then explains the evolution of the deity between Shiva and Jehovah/Yahweh. Three to four eras elapsed (one era is 2160 years), during which mankind moved from worshipping fertility gods to the morals of the 10 commandments edicted by Yahweh. The next step in the evolution of global consciousness is obvious and profusely discussed: the difference between the Jewish god and the deity presented by the character Jesus, as described in the New Testament.
This is not a new topic. Although the author does not hold the Bible as God’s word, it records the emergence of new principles, of the shift that took place at the dawn of the Pisces. The spiritual leaders, preachers and the authorities who gathered the Bible texts emphasized on new behavioral concepts that became the foundation of the Christian religion, whether respected or not by the followers. While Jesus’ Father is presented as compassionate, refusing the Talionic Law, an eye for an eye, the son preaches to “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” (Matthew v.).
In fact, the most wonderful principle of human evolution is encapsulated in these words, again attributed to Jesus : “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Mathew 17. When mankind, when you integrate a level of awareness, you jump to the next level.
Everything in the process of creation is interconnected. The philosophy proposed in the New Testament is the result of experience and advancement. The spiritual elite communicates with the Hierarchies and anchors structures that are more appropriate with the general evolution. The Creator god, as manifested in the physical world, and perceived by humans appears different. This is exactly the work proposed by the Saturnian vibration. Stuck in the illusion of time and matter, the soul acquires knowledge, then wisdom, and progressively evolves. When a lesson is not understood, Saturn triggers responsibility and karma. When a soul is on the path of spiritual discipleship and higher, Saturn, hierarchical ruler of the Libra, demands balance and justice.
My understanding is that the aspect of the Creator that mankind could relate with at the turn of the Pisces moved from Saturn to Jupiter. Brighter, expanding.
SATURN and Kabbalah, MASCULINE OR FEMININE?
Saturn and Chronos are male deities. Most astrologers refer to Saturn as a male figure, with a strong role at the peak of patriarchal society. However, there is debate about Saturn’s nature. Could it be feminine, as it seems to be suggested in the texts of Dorotheus of Sidon, the 1st century astrologer?
First, if the planet Saturn is the physical part or body of expression of the primordial god Chronos (the It or male-female that produced the egg), then Saturn could be feminine. Matter, manifestation is feminine.