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SATURN IN LEO LEO cannot be considered a favorable position for Saturn for there can be no real sympathy between the slow, restricting, heavy, dull rays of the planet and the frank, free, swift, generous glory of the sign. The effect of this antipathy will vary according to the dignity as usual. It may mean sorrow to the heart of the native, where he is passive to its influence, or a constriction in his own emotion. When under adverse aspects, he receives it actively. The currents of the blood are then frozen; there is apt to be a critical and cold outlook on life, and the sentiment it gives is tinged with diplomacy. The native is skeptical of compliments or attentions bestowed on him by others. 

The greatest name we find in this position is that of Tolstoi, whose Saturn on the cusp of the sign still holds some trace of Cancer, and is also excited by the conjunction of Venus. The opposition of Uranus gives mystic sight, but the emotional nature is warped and distorted and turned to morbidity by the Saturn influence further corrupted by Venus; hence his “Kreutzer Sonata,” as well as his attitude toward his wife and family. {416} 

As example of Saturn in Leo at his worst is given by Franz Josef of Austria, where the planet is afflicting a conjunction of the Sun and the Moon. The Emperor's nature was doubtless itself somewhat callous, but the Saturnian influence is most seen in the repeated mattock-blows of fate that struck him. King Lear is a very petty figure of tragedy beside Franz Josef. In his nativity Saturn's conjunction with the Sun and the Moon is in the eleventh, the house of hopes and of friends. That the two luminaries become the slayers seems to indicate that the conjunction of Saturn is peculiarly fatal to the New Moon, and a further deadliness may be conferred by the influence of the fixed star Regulus, martial and strident, close to whom the conjunction occurs. Saturn's only aid is a semi-sextile of Venus, quite powerless against such afflictions. We are the more inclined to attribute the catastrophes of the Emperor's life to the Regulus influence, when we remember that the outbreak of the great war occurred when Mars was rising at the solstice in conjunction with Regulus, and the eclipse following had the Sun and Moon exactly on that spot. 

Wilhelm II, with a Saturn in opposition to the Sun and sextile to Jupiter, who therefore also trines the Sun, has enjoyed far better fortune, in spite of the loss of his kingdom and the downfall of all his hopes. 

A great example of the influence of Saturn in Leo, making its native cold and calculating in matters of the heart is found in Brigham Young, who grafted polygamy on to Mormonism for economic and political reasons and not at all from the lustful motive usually credited to him. In his case an opposition of the Moon increases the coldness of the outlook. 

Caesar Borgia is a case of a violent yet cold disposition, at once cynical and of ungovernable passion. Here Saturn opposed by Jupiter, is in conjunction with Mars, which is warmed by a semi-sextile of Venus and a sextile of the Sun. This is a most extraordinary complex, and well worth tracing out in every detail, for it shows a marvelous medley of passions. Restricting ourselves to the immediate subject, we must observe that while Saturn is strengthened by these aspects and the character is thus made more dominant, this fact only accentuates the callousness of Saturn in Leo; it in no wise mitigates it. {417} 

The case of Havelock Ellis, the calm dissector of the sex problems of his fellow-creatures, next occupies our attention. Saturn, opposed by the Sun and Moon, is trine to Mars and sextile to Jupiter. It is a fortunate combination for character so far as its effective control is concerned; he is indeed one of the few men that have been able to immerse themselves in the study of such subjects without the least suspicion of taint therefrom; but it is not suggestive of any great degree of warmth from the more human points of view. 

The following well known persons were born with Saturn in the sign Leo. 

Kaiser Wilhelm II 

Emperor Franz Josef 

Raymond Poincare 

Theodore Roosevelt 

General Carranza 


David Belasco 

General Ballington Booth 

John Brown 

William Jennings Bryan 

Augustus Thomas 

Frank Damrosch 

Henry E. Dixey 

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 Leo are as follows: 

From July 10th 1858 through August 25th 1860 

August 19th 1887 “ March 9th 1888 

April 21st 1888 ” October 6th 1889 

February 25th “ June 27th 1890 

October 17th ” December 7th 1916 

June 24th 1917 “ August 11th 1919

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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