Saurn, god of the "saturnine" disposition, is popularly associated with doom and gloom. But Saturn in Transit reveals the planet's useful and developmental influence in our lives. Saturn assists the modern hero and heroine, during its transit around the zodiac, by destroying the old and out-moded within, and throwing us periodically into chaos, which invariably generates a creative transformation of our purpose in life. Acting as a catalyst of awareness and growth, Saturn becomes the planet of change.
Erin Sullivan gives a thorough account of the astrology, mythology, and psychology of Saturn's role as the source of divine discontent, out of which is born our greatest art and literature and which energizes our universal passion for understanding. Drawing on classical myth, works related to C.G. Jung and Joseph Campbell's monomyth, as well as on her own extensive astrological knowledge and counseling experience, Sullivan demonstrates how the astrological symbols manifest in the individual and the collective unconscious. Incorporating archetypal sources and practical use of astrological symbolism, Saturn in Transit will be read and enjoyed by both analysts and astrologers for its insight into the life journey that is the common lot of humanity.
This revised edition includes a new chapter, "The Transit of Saturn to the Planets," showing how we continually give birth to ourselves, repeatedly, all our lives.