Planetary Days And Their Applications: Saturn

Saturday, the day of Saturn, is potent for spells concerned with unfinished business, and with endings that lead to beginnings.

It is therefore a good day for all slow-moving matters and for accepting limitations, as well as for overcoming obstacles that are long-standing or need careful handling.

It also aids in lifting depression or doubts, meditation, long-term psychic protection, locating lost objects, animals, and people, and regaining self-control whether over bad habits or emotions.

It is also the planet of mystical experiences and of exploring the unconscious depths of the individual and collective psyche and for past-life
work.

Saturn can be used to slow down the outward flow of money and to encourage repayment by those who owe you favors or money.

It helps banish pain and illness and brings acceptance of what cannot be changed.

Saturn is the shadow side of Jupiter and offers the reality factor, the constraints of fate, time, and space, but also turn a challenge into an opportunity, effort, and perseverance.

He represents the joy of Jupiter tempered by experience, the expansiveness of Jupiter held in check by caution.

Saturn was the Roman form of Cronus, the Greek god of time, who was deposed by his son Jupiter after he had refused to allow natural change and progression.

But even this led to joy because Saturn was sent to Italy where he taught the farmers agriculture and engineering and he established a Golden Age of peace and plenty.

Saturn hours are especially good for bringing patience and for dealing with long-terms obstacles and difficulties.

Element:

Earth

Colour:

Black/grey

Crystals:

Haematite, jet, lodestone, obsidian, smoky quartz

Incenses:

Aconite, cypress, patchouli

Trees:

Blackthorn, yew

Herbs and oils:

Aspen, bistort, comfrey, horsetail, Solomon’s seal

Metal:

Lead or pewter

Saturn rules Capricorn, 22 December-20 January, and is co-ruler of Aquarius, 21 January-18 February. These Sun periods are most potent for Saturn spells and for those born under these signs at all times.