Saturn Liberates the Sun

The Enquirer

Those who know the rituals to the Pitṛ know that a child, especially a son, is required to perform the rituals which will liberate the parents, especially the father, from the wrath of Yama and the Pitṛ.

Those who know the Indian planetary mythos know that Śani (Saturn) is the son of Sūrya (the Sun).

Those who know the astrological symbolism of the planets see that Saturn indeed liberates the Sun.

The Sun represents ātmā – the fundamental consciousness itself, the core of who and what we are. The Moon represents manas – a reflection of the light of consciousness into the dark night of insentient, external, material things. Mercury further extends the light so that it can interact with these insentient things, via buddhi (intellect, the i/o bridge between mind and matter). Venus grants five actual senses of perception to the intellect. Mars grants five actual senses of action.

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Ishtar & Aphrodite – Part I

The Classical Astrologer

It seems particularly apr to begin this article with a reference to Gustav Klimt’s “The Die Jungfrauen” (The Virgins) 1913  shown above because it celebrates the stages of a woman’s life and the intertwining rhythms and themes which I would like to explore in reference to the understanding of Venus.  This work isn’t to read as a single moment in time, but as depicting the evolution into womanhood. The curator at the Klimt Museum notes that there ” are six women in the painting (or one woman with four sides to her persona) and all of them seem to be intertwined. The lines are clear and the human themes of love, sexuality, and regeneration are obvious in the circular cyclical shape of the work. In painting The Virgins the different life stages are represented by the same woman. Dislocated body parts in outrageous poses move as if underwater. The empty shell…

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