Review: Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil

Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil
by Liz Greene
Publisher: Weiser Books; 35th anniversary ed edition (August 1, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1578635071
ISBN-13: 978-1578635078

(4 stars out of 5)

Product Description

Have you ever experienced the repeated delays, pressures, and disappointment associated with Saturn’s transits and cycles? This classic astrology text, revered by both beginning and professional astrologers alike, offers a fresh perspective on how to handle the influence of this much-maligned astrological symbol.

World-famous astrologer and Jungian analyst Liz Greene brings her unique psychological approach to Saturn, showing 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 greater understanding.

Greene traces the character of this most important planet through sign, house, aspect, synastry, and its role in mythology. She offers a brilliant analysis of Saturn to reveal the face of the “Initiator” who, for the price of our honesty, offers us greater consciousness, self-understanding, and, eventually, freedom.

This 35th anniversary edition includes a new foreword by leading astrologer and author Robert Hand.

My thoughts:

Let’s first start with the cover, I love the picture of Father Time by Lieden. The foreword by Hand is brilliant and it is a perfect beginning for the book.

The book is broken into parts: watery signs and houses, earthy signs and houses, etc.. I guess, if you are like me, you will check your sign first. I’m a Libra so you know that I had to check everything. Later Greene explores Saturn aspects in the birth chart.

I was really impressed with the merging of astrology and psychology. I have recently read some of Dion Fortune’s work using a psychological approach. At any rate, I think that this book can help you understand some of the obstructions in your life.

I give it a solid 4 stars out of 5.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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