- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Weiser Books; 35th Revised edition edition (25 Aug. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1578635071
- ISBN-13: 978-1578635078
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 247,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil Paperback – 25 Aug 2011
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Perhaps in contrast to some of her work, the depth and complexity of Liz Greene remains more accessible throughout this book. The layout is straightforward, a consideration of Saturn in each of the four elements (houses and signs) that combines intelligent astrology with fascinating and practical psychological perspectives. Aspects in the chart and synastry are also covered in separate chapters.
One of the main themes is the Jungian idea of embracing the dark and sinister side of Saturn as necessary for healthy, holistic self-development. "It is only when the Beast is loved for his own sake that he can be freed from the spell and become the Prince". Saturn asks that we take responsibility through accepting limitations, learning to use our painful experiences for growth. The approach is balanced, highly insightful with many psychological and esoteric angles covered throughout. As someone with a strong Saturn myself, I highly recommend this book! Read together with "Saturn In Transit" by Erin Sullivan, and you have just about everything you need to know about Saturn in modern astrology.
The second Saturn cycle escalates creating stability for retirement. Not that you may actually retire at this time - but simply that you have to look to creating financial stability for when you do retire. You may move home to somewhere you have always wanted to live or 'downsize' due to children having grown up and moved away. Saturn makes you look at what you value, what is really important to you in Life. Again any unstable relationships may well break down at this time too. Liz Greene looks at Saturn in the astrological signs and Saturn in the houses to show how it will impact on you individually. Saturn is about 'getting real'. And for that you will need to consult your natal Chart.
It truly was a new look at an old devil: Saturn is a malefic and most astrology-literate people even now tend to fear transits from a planet that can often involve a good deal of pain and loss. A great teacher it may be, but however much they may declare otherwise, most people probably still do not like to be confronted with their weaknesses or inadequacies - or experiencing significant loss. 'Modern' astrology offers the hope that with greater understanding and insight, Saturn transits may be less traumatic each time. Enter the Free Will debate of astrology - a topic Greene goes on to discuss of course, in The Astrology of Fate.
But Liz Greene had to start somewhere and her gurus emerge from the channelled works of Alice Bailey on the one hand, and Carl Jung on the other. I have encountered thinkers within the world of astrology who have cavilled with the idea that astrology need to borrow from Jung at all and personally, count myself among those who might not wish to borrow wholesale from channelled wisdom either. The question is then whether or not using these allows Greene to allow us to look more constructively at natal Saturn and Saturn's transit in the natal chart.Read more ›
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A classic, arrived quickly and in good condition, very pleased.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've only just started this book, but so far love it. I find saturn highly interesting and hoping this further my studiesPublished 14 months ago by Kelly
Rubbish - no idea who it's aimed at. Too complex for amateur/ curious reader to understand; flawed if you know anything.Published 16 months ago by Claire Harrington
You can smell the age in this book. Saturn have lost ground significantly in decades. Authors elaborate dated Jungian structures feels like poking fish in the pond with a long... Read morePublished on 29 Sept. 2014 by andrejs
This is a very in depth deep book and it really gets to the heart of Saturnian issues in great depth and complexity. Read morePublished on 16 Sept. 2013 by Clare John
As always, Liz never fails to deliver and gives her perspective which is very relative to me. I will never get tired of reading what Liz has to say and would recommend this book to... Read morePublished on 19 Jan. 2013 by TeePee