About Planetary Ruler: Saturn

The responsibilities and challenges that come with being a human is represented in the planetary glyph of Saturn, which blends authority with the cross of matter. As the planetary ruler of Capricorn and Aquarius, Saturn is often connected to the path one must take towards their destiny. In this article, you will encounter some of the common associations regarding Saturn as a planetary ruler.

Your Destiny

Saturn is viewed as the planet that points people in the direction that will lead to their purpose in life. Standing for boundaries and limitations, the planet represented the ‘edge of the known’ in medieval astrology circles. View the placement of Saturn in a chart to explore where resources are needed in order to conserve energy. It may help one learn the kinds of responsibilities that need to be taken seriously in order to succeed. Embracing Saturn can help create structure to your day.


If you believe in karma, where many believe that experiences in life are built upon your previous actions, then pay close attention to Saturn. This planet is viewed as the ‘law of cause.’ Saturn is also there when it is your time to leave the earth. It is said that he watches over your life and is the one calling your soul home when it’s time.

Traditional Correspondences

·    Saturday is the day of the week mostly associated with Saturn.

·    Seek out diamonds, onyx, and green calcite if you are looking to harness the power of Saturn.

·    Saturn is often associated with old age, blockages, heavy materials, limitation, control, structure, boundaries, wisdom, strength, discipline, fear, responsibility, karma, coldness, aspen trees, cypress, elm trees, hemlock, belladonna, comfrey, deserts, valleys, caves, barley, safflower, spinach, and parsnips.

·    Colors linked to Saturn include green, gray, orange, and black.

·    When Saturn is your planetary ruler, you may find yourself at home with a career in law, business, archeology, or farming.

Saturn  , Zodiac Sign Connections

When Saturn is associated with the various zodiac signs, the planet often has an effect on the way an individual may react to the world around them. For example, the link between Saturn and Taurus often results in unrelenting determination. However, feelings are tightly under control and any progress made in their life involves cautious steps.

When Saturn affects Gemini, an individual tends to exhibit deep thought processes, but suffers poor communication skills.  

When Saturn affects Capricorn, an individual may see highly cautious and careful. They often hold traditional views and by sticking with a long-term plan, they often achieve the goals they have set for themselves.

When Saturn affects Aquarius, it is not uncommon to find an individual born under this zodiac sign to follow a solitary path. They are often seen as the loner of the group. They may possess views that are unconventional to many. In society, they may stick out from their surroundings.