Astrology is a wonderfully inspiring language of the astral symbols, one may say. Many refer to astrology as to a science, although it is not a science in terms we would define exact ones, especially not in modern terms.
Long time ago, astrology was the same with astronomy. In ancient times, people would consult astronomers in order to find out what the destiny has in store for them.
One would be wrong to think of astrology as some kind of fortunetelling and divination. True, astrology deals with energies we could hardly understand, planetary energies and the interplay of their celestial vibrations.
Moreover, astrology thinks of the whole existence in terms of macrocosm reflecting in microcosm and vice versa.
This is a hermetic tradition view; many real time phenomena show there is much of the truth within. Astrology is not the only discipline that relies on such a principle.
In addition, many officially and ultimately acknowledged sciences prove how cosmic energies interact. Planets and their movement definitely affect our lives.
Astrology claims that by understanding laws of the universe, we would better understand a human being. Astrologers believe that planetary movement affects human lives, as of individual human beings.
They believe the same laws stand both for the cosmos and for humans. All this implies that everything should exist in the perfect harmony.
However, we are still quite uncertain how the harmony should look like. Sometimes, our own lives seem too chaotic, too out of balance.
Perhaps our little imbalances are just a part of the universal harmony.
Be it as it may, astrology could help us better to understand our own selves and our place within the vast universe.
One of the most important tools of astrological interpretations are natal charts. Natal charts are the basis of natal astrology and everything related.
Natal, birth charts or personalized horoscopes are diagrams that present with the precise position of planets of our solar system at the time an individual was born.
They appear as a frozen image in time, a photograph of the sky at that precise moment. A natal chart is fixed in space and time and thus unchangeable. Some people are prone to think of it as a life story written in the stars.
However, it is not that simple, since this fixed image does not determine things as some kind of a prediction.
Natal chart could reveal some of the major events that have taken place in a person’s life and/or are about to happen.
However, most of the chart actually reveals our potentials, our capacities for certain things, reveals our weak and strong points of character, tells about the areas of life that could be prosperous or troublesome.
Birth charts are some kind of an astrological guidebook; they are not something you read, lay back and simply watch as the roll of your fate unfolds itself. The most influential factor in such a story is you.
For example, one might learn about having excellent odds in terms of finances. That person could invest into that part of life and use the capacity to the fullest.
Another natal chart insight could reveal a person has problems in opening up emotionally; he or she could work on it and improve communication skills or handle emotions better.
We are often unaware of such things or we have a hard time connecting all our traits and characteristics into a complete image. Astrological interpretation could be of a great help.
Astrological aspects are one of the most important elements that make one’s natal chart. Aspects are angles planets within the chart form amongst themselves.
There are five traditional or major aspects, and there are also minor aspects, added later.
Aspects represent specific flow of energy between the planets. They could be favorable or heavy.
Sometimes aspects block normal energy flow, other times they support it, each in its own well-defined way. Aspects make our natal charts very complex and unique.
There is no ideal natal chart; that is, a chart that would present only with ‘perfect’ aspects, perfect positions of planets et cetera.
The distribution of planets and of aspects makes the dynamics of one’s natal chart and, thus, the dynamics of that individual’s life.
Saturn in Mythology and Astrology
Saturn is considered a malefic planet. Many people get chills down their spine upon only mentioning this strange and cold planet.
Well, the truth is, Saturn is like a cruel, insensitive and very strict tutor. Its lessons are painful, difficult, often bitter to swallow, but purposeful.
Saturn is associated with despair, misery, poverty, illness, restrictions and limitations of all sorts.
In Greek mythology, Saturn was the devouring titan Cronus, who was overthrown by his son Zeus. He was vicious and dreadful; Cronus had been devouring his children in fear of the disastrous prophecy that fell upon him anyway.
In Roman mythology, however, Saturn was praised. He was the god of agriculture; in Roman mythology, Saturn taught people how to work the land and enjoy the fruits the soil.
In astrology, Saturn is closer to the malevolent Greek myths, though we should give Saturn credit for some extremely valuable life lessons. Saturn teaches us patience, organization, order, responsibility and seriousness.
Although its lessons might be cold, often very uneasy and make us desperate, they have their purpose.
However, one has to have great understanding of Saturn’s notorious nature.
Neptune in Mythology and astrology
Neptune is the planet of mysteries, of the deepest and the unknown realm of the astrological ocean.
Identified, with Greek god of the sea, Poseidon (Roman Neptune), this distant blue planet reflects some this unpredictable deity’s nature.
Poseidon was considered an impulsive god, violent at times, one who would cause earthquakes and sea storms, but also the one who could protect sailors and decide the outcome of a sea battle.
Neptune’s’ astrological nature is not of the vicious sort, but mysterious and unpredictable, unstable.
The rebellious part is seen in the very symbol of Neptune that stands for the spiritual part in need to separate from our materiality and sail away into the realm of intangible, divine, abstract. Neptune is dreamy, imaginative, puzzling.
Neptune represents ideals, hope, everything unconscious and sub-conscious, elusive, intuitive, everything that make us wander if we walk in real world or in a dream. Neptune could be poisonous, as much as it could be healing. Its energy is alluring, seductive and difficult to explain.
This is a transcendental planet and many would say it does not affect the natal chart that much.
However, if Neptune forms aspects with personal planets, its influence would be present.
Neptune’s energy crawls under the skin, flows in between the fine layers of dreams, imagination, overflowing the reality.
Neptune is the planet of visionary people, idealists, daydreamers, artists, healers, spiritual people, those of fine senses, hypersensitive and romantic.
Sextile Aspect in Astrology
Sextile is one of the favorable major aspects. It is similar to the trine, though it requires greater effort into actually taking the advantage of the favorable flow of energy.
We could say the trine makes things go smoothly on its own, while the sextile requires to become aware of the potentials and use them consciously.
The sextile aspect brings in new ideas, new opportunities, greater objectivity, tolerance and understanding overall.
However, when undefined and unconscious, sextile could make you willing to do something, but without clear ideas and goals. If under your control, in a way, it makes you motivated and highly inspired.
Saturn Sextile Neptune – General Information
Saturn sextile Neptune is a very well balanced aspect in itself. Saturn is the planet of restrictions and order, while Neptune is highly elusive, imaginative and free spirited. To have them in a favorable aspect is true gold.
This aspect is amazing because it actually makes one use their incredible imagination in reality. People with Saturn sextile Neptune could make their dream come true.
Saturn sextile Neptune people have a good sense of organization and responsibility and they do not force it; they do not have to push themselves too hard in order to organize their life and especially their dreams.
It might sound strange and paradoxical – to organize dreams. Well, the truth is that Saturn sextile Neptune people do this naturally.
They have amazing, highly creative ideas, great imagination, beautiful visions and they make use of them in reality. They are calm and content with their sense of the infinite.
They would let themselves dream and imagine, without fear of getting lost in the world of fantasy. They would also be organized and responsible, without being too strict or conservative.
Saturn Sextile Neptune – Practical Dreamers
These people have great work ethic; they are calm and pleasant to be around.
They would help other people, knowing exactly what type of the help is needed. They could support others practically and emotionally, depending on the situation. They have excellent intuition.
Saturn sextile Neptune could offer precious advices; they would offer a practical advice, but in a warm, compassionate manner.
Saturn sextile Neptune people often find it easy to find balance between work and private life.
They are probably the most balanced people when it comes to the sense of reality and abstract. They would never stop being dreamers, but their feet are on the ground.
These people have strong morals, while spiritual and religious ideas are also of great importance to them.