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SATURN IN PISCES SATURN and Jupiter represent opposite magical formulas, the intending and the extending, or the centripetal and centrifugal forces, but we have already seen from Saturn's action in Sagittarius that the blending of the qualities of these two planets produces good results. Indeed, although the centripetal and centrifugal forces are exactly opposite, it is their balance that holds the universe together. 

Pisces is a mutable and receptive sign, and in these respects it is, {436} in the element of water, very similar to what Saturn is in that of the earth. The expectation therefore is that Saturn will be somewhat softened of his asperity by the pleasing solvent in the waters of Pisces, even as we saw to be the case with regard to his position in Cancer. But there is no detriment to the force of Saturn here, as there is in Cancer, and its peculiarly psychic nature gives a modification of the worldly wisdom of Saturn by some touch of faerie and other-world gnosis. It adds imagination, if well dignified, especially by Neptune or Uranus, and we have only to mention such names as those of Newton, Ruskin and Edison to perceive the practical application. 

The first of these has Jupiter in conjunction with Saturn, harmonizing planet and sign; Uranus is trine, giving philosophical comprehension, and Mercury square, emphasizing the scientific spirit, while the sextile of the Sun assures success. The trine of Saturn and Uranus gives the essential harmony between the magical will and the personal force of bringing it into action; here then are all the elements of extraordinary greatness. 

The Saturn of Edison has Venus in conjunction with Jupiter square, and Mars and the Moon in sextile. In itself this is not really a very favorable combination for exceptional greatness; there is plenty of energetic application and success, but, were it not for Mercury's conjunction with Neptune and sextile to Uranus, we would see but little of the quality of the scientific philosopher. And after all the imagination turns not so much to fundamental problems as to the adaptation to practical ends of truths already known. 

Ruskin's Saturn has the square of Uranus, conjoined with Neptune, and the semi-sextile of the Sun. The constructive ability of Saturn, helped only by this very week Sun, is not highly developed. Hence he failed as a painter; failed to a great extent even as a critic by the eccentricity and acerbity of some of his judgments, although the illumination and insight of his wisdom enabled him to write that fascinating prose which has been so highly esteemed by many of his contemporaries. 

A good illustration of the softening of the ego under this position is afforded by Czar Alexander II. There is a sextile of Jupiter to Saturn, a square of Uranus, and a trine of Mars. From these aspects we can analyze the emancipation of the serfs. Jupiter gave {437} the benevolent thought, Uranus the imagination required to perceive a method of effecting it, and Mars the executive force needed to carry out the will, against the opposition of all the bureaucracy and aristocracy that surrounded him. 

Contrast with this horoscope that of Robespierre! Here we find Saturn with only the hardening square of Mercury, rising just under the horizon, and thus enormously strong by position. We see utter selfishness unredeemed by any other quality; the Mercury aspect itself, ordinarily good, here means nothing more than the cold perspicacity which, harnessed to the plough of his egotism, and stimulated by a conjunction of Mars and Neptune square to the Sun, drove ruthlessly through the furrows of France, where, sowing only murder, he reaped terror and desolation. 

Two British politicians may close our study of this position of Saturn. Balfour has Saturn in trine to Mercury, approaching a trine of Venus, Jupiter and the Sun, and we get an instant picture of the amazing cleverness and success of the man, as well as the depth of his philsopohic {sic} wisdom. The semi-sextile of Uranus is enough to aid his ego by a glimpse of vision in statesmanship, but only by a glimpse. 

Rosebery's Saturn has no strong aspects, except a sextile of the Sun, though Mars and Neptune are in conjunction ten degrees away from Saturn. The latter is a source of trouble, making his career episodical and confused, yet the sextile of the Sun always kept his head above water. Without that, any single one of his moods might have ruined him. 

Notwithstanding the softening influence of Pisces in the psychic development of the ego and its wisdom, the position is not generally a fortunate one for the material affairs. Unless Saturn is very well aspected, it is unfavorable to the occupation, public position, reputation and popularity of the native. If he occupies a high position in life, he may suffer severely from attacks of his inferiors and be subjected to much criticism from friends and enemies alike. In an inferior position he is apt to find hostility on the part of his superiors. But here it may once again be emphasized that the material trials of the world are the distillment of the wisdom of the soul, and it is particularly to that wisdom that all the benefits of Pisces for Saturn apply. {438} 

The following well known persons were born with Saturn in the sign Pisces: 

Alexander II of Russia 

John Ruskin 

George Eliot 

Robert Burns 

Queen Victoria 

Prince Albert (Consort of Queen Victoria) 

Alexander Graham Bell 

Luther Burbank 

Louis Tiffany 

Robert J. Collier 

Will Levington Comfort 

For the benefit of those who are not in possession of Raphael's Ephemeris, or who are not able to interpret the symbols contained therein, the years when Saturn is in the sign Pisces are as follows: 

From May 10th through July 13th 1846 

January 25th 1847 “ April 3rd 1849 

March 1st 1876 ” May 14th 1878 

September 16th 1878 “ February 5th 1879 

April 13th ” August 16th 1905 

January 8th 1906 “ March 18th 1908 

March 1935 ” April 1937 

November 1937 “ January 1938

Table Of Contents

Introduction | THE SUN SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | The Sun | The Sun in the Signs | The Sun in Aries | The Sun in Taurus | The Sun in Gemini | The Sun in Cancer | The Sun in Leo | The Sun in Virgo | The Sun in Libra | The Sun in Scorpio | The Sun in Sagittarius | The Sun in Capricorn | The Sun in Aquarius | The Sun in Pisces | Periods When The Sun Will Be Afflicted by Uranus | Periods When The Sun Will Be Beneficently Aspected by Uranus | Periods When The Sun Will Be Afflicted by Saturn | Periods When The Sun Will Be Beneficently Aspected by Jupiter | THE MOON SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | The Moon | The Moon in the Signs | The Moon in Aries | The Moon in Taurus | The Moon in Gemini | The Moon in Cancer | The Moon in Leo | The Moon in Virgo | The Moon in Libra | The Moon in Scorpio | The Moon in Sagittarius | The Moon in Capricorn | The Moon in Aquarius | The Moon in Pisces | MERCURY SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Mercury in the Signs | Mercury in Aries | Mercury in Taurus | Mercury in Gemini | Mercury in Cancer | Mercury in Leo | Mercury in Virgo | Mercury in Libra | Mercury in Scorpio | Mercury in Sagittarius | Mercury in Capricorn | Mercury in Aquarius | Mercury in Pisces | VENUS SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Venus in the Signs | Venus in Aries | Venus in Taurus | Venus in Gemini | Venus in Cancer | Venus in Leo | Venus in Virgo | Venus in Libra | Venus in Scorpio | Venus in Sagittarius | Venus in Capricorn | Venus in Aquarius | Venus in Pisces | MARS SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Mars in the Signs | Mars in Aries | Mars in Taurus | Mars in Gemini | Mars in Cancer | Mars in Leo | Mars in Virgo | Mars in Libra | Mars in Scorpio | Mars in Sagittarius | Mars in Capricorn | Mars in Aquarius | Mars in Pisces | JUPITER SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Jupiter in the Signs | Jupiter in Aries | Jupiter in Taurus | Jupiter in Gemini | Jupiter in Cancer | Jupiter in Leo | Jupiter in Virgo | Jupiter in Libra | Jupiter in Scorpio | Jupiter in Sagittarius | Jupiter in Capricorn | Jupiter in Aquarius | Jupiter in Pisces | The Effects of Jupiter on Vocation | SATURN SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Saturn in the Signs | Saturn in Aries | Saturn in Taurus | Saturn in Gemini | Saturn in Cancer | Saturn in Leo | Saturn in Virgo | Saturn in Libra | Saturn in Scorpio | Saturn in Sagittarius | Saturn in Capricorn | Saturn in Aquarius | Saturn in Pisces | URANUS SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Uranus in the Signs | Uranus in Aries | Uranus in Taurus | Uranus in Gemini | Uranus in Cancer | Uranus in Leo | Uranus in Virgo | Uranus in Libra | Uranus in Scorpio | Uranus in Sagittarius | Uranus in Capricorn | Uranus in Aquarius | Uranus in Pisces | NEPTUNE SYMBOLICALLY CONSIDERED | Neptune in the Signs | Neptune in Aries | Neptune in Taurus | Neptune in Gemini | Neptune in Cancer | Neptune in Leo | Neptune in Virgo | Neptune in Libra | Neptune in Scorpio | Neptune in Sagittarius | Neptune in Capricorn | Neptune in Aquarius | Neptune in Pisces | Diseases of Neptune | The Problem of Death | One Hundred Horoscopes of Famous People

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