Saturn in Virgo
This is potentially a good position for investigators, scientists, accountants and clerks. This is because Saturn represents the principle of agnoia (not knowing or the unknown) and its lord Mercury is the principle of logos (meaning word or go-between). As such, it is indicative of those who investigate the unknown and pay very careful and strict attention to details and tend to be logical in their analysis. Saturn is also in agreement with the cool and dry nature of this sign (according to medieval sources), so there is a disposition toward melancholy and depression that needs to be guarded against. They may also lack a good sense of humour.
In a diurnal chart, the heat and dryness of the day minimize the malefic qualities of Saturn making it more conducive to analysis and investigation because the distinctions are made more clear and the heat of the day leads to purification of ideas. This is in good agreement with Virgo which has as its function the intestines which separate that which is useful from that which is not. This process of rarification leads more directly and easily to the truth. There is less liklihood of depression.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moist of night work against, distinction and analysis. They have a harder time distinguishing what is important from what is not. Therefore the native must work extra hard to clarify ill defined circumstances and chaotic situations. At times this may seem overwhelming. As a result, there can be overcaution, worry, hypochondria, and depression.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring