Saturn in Capricorn
Because Saturn was made familiar with the workings of this zoidion in the beginning, it is able to speak directly to the cosmic soul on behalf of the native for such things as status, success, command, authority, responsibility, and honor, etc... For this reason, this position is excellent for those who seek advancement in politics, increase in status or rank, or fame through their career. Because they have a good sense of priority, they make good organizers and administrative personnel. They are very careful planners and can be very calculating. They seem to have a great need to achieve something important and make a lasting impact upon the world by which history will remember them by. They have a strong sense of duty and obligation and rarely seek to shirk their responsibilities. They are inherently conservative and are slow to accept new methods over the "tried and true". But because Saturn is the planet of agnoia and neglect, there is the danger of falling into disgrace and dishonor if they forget to live by the same high standards they expect others to live by. Because of this, the penalties for failure are much higher and less forgiving for these natives than they are for most.
In a diurnal chart, the heat of the day counteracts the inherently cold nature of Saturn, thereby diminishing its agnoia. Saturn can function effectively under the principle of limitation set by the diurnal sect and set realistic goals for the native. Therefore these individuals often reach positions of power and prestige. Their integrity is often unquestionable and rarely do they suffer dishonor or disgrace.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moist of the night intensify the cold nature of Saturn. Because the nocturnal sect belongs to the principle of limitlessness, the native may overstep ethical boundaries in their ambition to get ahead. Blind ambition is a good term to describe this since the agnoia of Saturn is increased along with the need to achieve. They may suffer occasionally from overwork or depression.
© 2001 Curtis Manwaring