Saturn in Sagittarius
Saturn is ruled by Jupiter in this sign. Because Saturn represents the principle of agnoia (unwit or ignorance), this is indicative of an individual who has trouble (or is kept from) envisioning the greater possibilities represented by Jupiter. In the first case, it is easy to see how they can sometimes be accused of being narrow minded. In the latter case it is indicative of oppression. They often have trouble recognizing or seizing upon opportunities when they are presented. Saturn inhibits and tests faith for these natives and they frequently suffer from doubts in their beliefs in God or a higher power because of this. Some may be atheistic or suffer from depression. In moral and ethical issues they are very strict, adhering to the letter of the law, but they are generally unfortunate in legal issues and are sometimes the victim of injustice and discrimination. These natives lives will often resemble the trials of Job as written in the old testament of the Bible. On the plus side, these natives have great perseverance and eventually overcome obstacles set in their path.
In a diurnal chart, the heat of the day nullifies the coldness of Saturn, allowing to some degree, a purification of beliefs and elimination of doubt. There is a tendency to adhere strictly to the letter of the law because the dryness supports distinctions. There may be alternating periods of depression and optimisim and they have greater success in overcoming obstacles and seeking justice. If Saturn is also above the horizon, then it is in hayz and they may reach positions of power in law enforcement or become scientists, special investigators, etc...
In a nocturnal chart, the cold of the night intensifies the coldness of Saturn, grouping like and unlike together in closer proximity. The moistness blurrs distinctions. As a result, the native is often confronted with greater ethical or moral ambiguities than their diurnal counterparts. It becomes more difficult to maintain faith or hope. Depression or oppression is a likely result. Travel for the purpose of seeing something is often frought with danger.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring