on 4 March 2001
Every so often one comes across a quality astrological book that really stands out from the crowd and stands the test of repeated reading over time. "Saturn in Transit" is one such book. Recently republished, for me this is the nearest thing to a definitive work on Saturn currently available.
In addition to her obvious experience as a practising astrologer, Erin Sullivan draws extensively on Jungian psychology and classical mythology (just a little too much for my taste actually) to portray Saturn's useful and developmental influence on our lives. The fourth section of the book, "The Personal Heroic Journey" stands out for me. Here the journey of Saturn around the birth chart is illuminated profoundly and accessibly. Curiously, Sullivan begins the cycle at the midheaven and tenth house stage, "The Call To Adventure", in contrast to the more conventional viewpoint that places the ascendant and first house at the beginning of the cycle.
There is deep and profound wisdom in this book.