Saturn Occult Correspondences

Planetary Correspondences in The Western Occult Tradition

Planetary Seal of Saturn
Planetary Seal of Saturn. Catherine Beyer

In the Western occult tradition, each planet is associated with certain qualities that an occultist might wish to attract. There is also a long series of correspondences for each planet: symbols, materials and objects that are associated with the particular planet and can help to channel planetary influence.

Read more: Overview of Planetary Occult Correspondences

Here are some common correspondences for Saturn, as recorded by Henry Cornelius Agrippa in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy, whose works are commonly referenced and reproduced.

Beneficial Influences: To bring forth, to make a man safe, to make a man powerful, to cause success of petitions with princes and powers. Marsilio Ficino and others also associated Saturn with intellectuals, whose minds are more lofty and divine than those of common folk. This is because Saturn is the highest planet in occult cosmology and therefore closest to God.

Intelligence of Saturn: Agiel

Read more: The Sigil of the Intelligence of Saturn, the beneficial daemon of Saturn

Baleful Influences: Hinders building and plantings i.e. growth, casts a man from honors and dignities, causes discord and quarrels, disperses armies. Saturn was traditionally held as an unfortunate planet and strongly associated with melancholy. Ficino insisted that Saturn remained hostile to non-intellectuals. (Ficino certainly included himself among the ranks of intellectuals, and also happened to be born under the influence of Saturn.)

Spirit of Saturn: Zazel

Read more: The Sigil of the Spirit of Saturn, the baleful daemon of Saturn

Numbers: 3, 9, 15 and 45.

Divine Names Answering to The Numbers of Saturn: Ab, Hod, Jah, Jehovah extended

Read more: The Magic Square of Saturn, and how planetary numbers are calculated and divine names associated.

Angel: Zaphkiel

Animals: Lapwing, Cuttlefish, Mole

Metal: Lead. Despite occupying the highest of the planetary spheres, Saturn, like the Moon, is considered distant from the Sun (which sits between Venus and Mars) and thus are the coldest planets in the system. As such, the lofty Saturn is associated heavy, material lead.

Stone: Onyx

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