#Saturn , Taskmaster and Ruler of #Capricorn

Saturn, Ruler of Capricorn and the 10th House of Status and Career



Slow and lasting, Protector, Builder of Boundaries.

Keywords :

Organization, Ambition, Career, Theories, Scientific Law, Older,  , Tradition, Conventionality, Orthodoxy, Authority, Status, Productivity, form, Discipline, Responsibility, Limitations, Restrictions, Sorrow, Delays, Depth, Patience, Timing, Principles of truth, Contradiction, Solidification, Aging, Wisdom,  Lessons, tests, trials, bureaucracies, doubt, depression, pressure, fear, loss, element lead, stone, diamond, masonry, concrete, cement, bedrock, Structure, bones, responsibility, debts, accountability, procedures, steps, history, hindsight, material security, solitude, strictures, blocks, blockages,  Grandparents, paternal, husbands, fears, inhibitions, sobriety, worries, quality,reliability, detachment, critic, critical, mass, steady , colors, shades of grey, entrepreneurs,CEO, The Grim Reaper, Clocks, timekeepers,hourglass, sundials, father time, taxes, Winter Solstice ,respect, control, Slavery , Bondage, Goats, Mountains, wardens, 

Farscape – Time

Joe Vs. Volcano – Joe’s Job

Saturn /Kronosnk Floyd -Another Brick in the Wall

Pink Floyd – Time

Office Space

Hazy Shade of Winter  – The Bangles

Control – Janet Jackson

Vogon Bureaucracy –

Life in a Northern Town – Dream Academy

Buford T. Justice


Cronus was the youngest of the twelve Titans, the divine descendants of the earth goddess Gaia and the sky god Uranus. He eventually married his sister Rhea, another earth goddess. With Rhea, Cronus sired Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, Hera and Zeus. Other children Cronus is reputed to have had include the centaur Chiron by the nymph Philyra, and the personification of strife Eris by the night goddess Nyx.

As a result of his association with the bountiful and virtuous Golden Age, Cronus was construed as a harvest deity, overseeing grain, agriculture and nature in general. Thus, the fact that his divine consort was said to be Rhea, the earth mother, is not surprising. While she was responsible for allowing crops to grow, it was Cronus who performed the harvest. As such, he was usually depicted with a sickle, which he used not only to harvest crops but also as a weapon for the purpose of castrating his father Uranus. Cronus was also connected with the progression of time as it related to humans.

Cronus hated Uranus, envious of the power his father enjoyed as the ruler of the universe. Uranus’ feelings for Cronus were reciprocal, as he hated each of the children Gaia had bore him. Fed up, Uranus hid their youngest children, the hundred-armed Hecatonchires and the one-eyed Cyclopes, in the underworld of Tartarus so that they would not be able to see the light of day. This evoked Gaia’s enmity and prompted her to create a massive iron sickle so that she and her children could orchestrate their revenge. She gathered together Cronus and his brothers and tried to persuade them to kill Uranus with the sickle. All of them were afraid of Uranus’ power, save for Cronus, who was more than willing to undertake the task. Gaia placed the sickle in the hands of Cronus and positioned him for an ambush. When Uranus met with Gaia that night, Cronus attacked him with the sickle, cutting off his testicles then casting them into the sea. From the drops of blood (or, by a few accounts, semen) that fell from Uranus’ wound and onto the earth, the Gigantes, Erinyes, and Meliae were produced. Aphrodite later emerged from the vital fluids which fell in the sea, drifting into shore on the severed member. As a result of these acts, an infuriated Uranus threatened vengeance and labeled his sons the titenes (or “straining ones”) for overstepping their boundaries and daring to commit such an act. This is the source of the name Titan.
Shortly after dispatching Uranus, Cronus re-imprisoned the Hecatonchires, the Gigantes, and the Cyclopes and commanded the dragon Campe to guard them. He and Rhea assumed the title of king and queen of the universe. The period in which Cronus ruled was called the Golden Age, because all of humanity restrained from immorality and performed only good deeds. As such, there was no need for laws or rules in this age.

Although Cronus now held dominion over the gods, he was plagued by the burden of assault he had perpetrated against his father. His worries were only exacerbated by the prophecy delivered by his parents that he too was destined to be overcome by his own son. As a result, Cronus promptly swallowed each of the first four children Rhea bore him as soon as they were born in hopes of preventing the prophecy from being actualized.

When the fifth and six children, Poseidon and Zeus, were born, Rhea sought Gaia in order to devise a plan to save the newborns, and also to gain retribution on Cronus for his acts against their father. Rhea covertly gave birth to Zeus in Crete, hiding him in a cave on the northern slope of Mount Ida. In place of the actual child, she handed Cronus a stone (also known as the Omphalos Stone) wrapped in swaddling clothes, which he swallowed greedily, thinking that it was his son. Rhea used a similar ruse to save Poseidon, this time tricking Cronus to swallow a goat instead of his actual son.

Rhea kept Zeus hidden in a cave on Mount Ida, Crete. According to some versions of the story, he was then raised by a goat named Amalthea, while a company of armored male dancers called the Kouretes shouted and clapped their hands to render the baby’s cries inaudible, thereby preventing the arousal of Cronus’ suspicions. Other versions of the myth claim that Zeus was raised by the nymph Adamanthea, who hid Zeus by dangling him by a rope from a tree so that he was suspended between the earth, the sea, and the sky, all of which were ruled by his father, Cronus.

Once he had grown up, Zeus used an emetic given to him by Gaia to force Cronus to vomit. Up came the contents of his stomach in reverse order: first the stone (which was set down at Pytho under the glens of Mount Parnassus), then the goat, and then Zeus’ two brothers and three sisters. In other versions of the tale, Zeus cuts Cronus’ stomach open. After freeing his brothers and sisters, Zeus released the Gigantes, the Hecatonchires, and the Cyclopes from Tartarus. This incited an epic war called the Titanomachy, wherein Zeus and his siblings, with the help of the Gigantes, Hecatonchires, and Cyclopes, overthrew Cronus and the other Titans. Afterwards, many of the Titans were confined in Tartarus, though not all of them. Cronus was among those who escaped imprisonment, fleeing instead to relative obscurity.

–New World Encyclopedia

Knowing this , It is easier to understand how Saturn is the Traditional ruler of Aquarius.. He governs sciences and led the rebellion against Uranus.. Also, Saturn creates pressure , under which , nearly everything will crack or break, Like Poor Joe.  Or Our Fella from Office Space.

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