This classic astrology text, revered by beginners and professional astrologers alike, is now available in a Weiser Classics edition.
“The most important single contribution of twentieth-century astrology is that astrology is not a map of one’s fixed destiny but is a potential map of the unfolding of the authentic, higher self.” —Robert Hand, from the foreword
Saturn’s darker persona is recognized universally in myth and fairytale. In this classic astrology text, renowned astrologer and Jungian analyst Liz Greene offers a fresh perspective on how to handle the influence of this much-maligned astrological symbol.
In Saturn, Greene shows us how the frustrating experiences connected to this planet can be turned into opportunities for greater insight and meaning in our lives. Saturn, she says, symbolizes a psychic process—one that allows us to utilize the experience of pain for self-discovery and a more fulfilling and complete life.
Greene retraces Saturn’s character through sign, house, aspect, and synastry in a brilliant analysis that reveals his other face: that of the initiator who, for the price of our honesty with ourselves, offers us greater consciousness, self-understanding, and, eventually, freedom.
About the Author
Liz Greene is the cofounder of the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London and a contributor to the most respected astrology site on the web, www.astro.com. She holds a doctorate in psychology and is a qualified Jungian analyst. She also holds a diploma in counseling from the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology in London and a diploma from the Faculty of Astrological Studies, of which she is a lifetime patron. She is the author of many books on astrological, psychological, and mythological themes, which have been translated into a number of languages, including Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil, Astrology for Lovers, The Astrology of Fate, The Mythic Tarot (with Juliet Sharman-Burke), and The Astrological Neptune.
“Liz Greene's Saturn is a little more advanced, and deals specifically with the influence of Saturn, the planet of limits, disappointment, and struggle. This was a really helpful text for me, not just for learning about Saturn specifically, but also for learning how to think more broadly about the self-discovery and wisdom we can find even in the so-called ‘bad’ or ‘difficult’ parts of a birth chart.”
— Claire Comstock-Gay, author of Madame Clairevoyant’s Guide to the Stars
“For any serious student of astrology, Liz Greene’s work is essential reading. She is a much-lauded pioneer of twentieth century Psychological Astrology, and a legend who helped shape and mold what we now consider to be modern-day astrology. Throughout her career, she has keenly demonstrated the power of astrology in helping us understand ourselves. As she has shown, we are not static—but constantly evolving beings. Her writing has helped unlock the symbols of astrology breaking them open to reveal their subtler dimensions. With her Saturn, she went far in changing our perception of an ill-perceived planet, effectively exposing Saturn’s richness, nuance, and crucial role in sandpapering us so we can become better versions of ourselves.”
— from the foreword by Juliana McCarthy, author of The Stars Within You: A Modern Guide to Astrology