Saturn in Aries
According to medieval sources like Bonatti, Saturns coldness contrasts the inherent heat of Aries, like frosty the snowman in hell. Saturn is also said to be in fall or depression here, which means that the cosmic soul has difficulty hearing Saturn's voice. For this reason, whatever Saturn happens to be an advocate for (it is an advocate for those things of the house it rules, ie, Capricorn and Aquarius, whichever houses they fall in.) tends to fail before the court of heaven. Coldness, according to Aristotle, is that quality which aggregates or collects things of like or different natures together. This goes against the inherent purity and directness of fire energy (medieval view). As a result, these natives may be inhibited in their actions to the extent that they actually acquire patience. Similarly they may tend to experience a slackness in affairs, or difficulty in getting out of a rut.
In a diurnal chart, the dryness is amplified, creating a sense of separateness and lack of conformity in the individual. The cold is minimized by the heat of the Sun, so there is less tension created in relationships that might have resulted in the aggregation of people with disharmonious motivations. As a result, these individuals sometimes lead a rather solitary existence because they find it so hard to fit in. On the other hand, they find it easier to move projects along at a reasonable pace. While occasionally suffering harsh and austere circumstances, they cultivate resourcefulness.
In a nocturnal chart, the coldness of Saturn is amplified, and the dryness is counteracted by moistness. This can bring together enemies and friends, and an uncomfortable tension in the natives life in trying to get the various people or situations to cooperate with each other harmoniously. As a result, an impasse is often reached where the natives life feels like it is at a standstill. Sometimes the native has little sense of the boundaries of who one is. Frequently the native suffers from a lack of self esteem and self confidence, and they can be very self critical.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring