Satan, the Devil and Saturn, Lord of the Rings and Capricorn, the Goat
Saturn is the Planet of Materialism, Power and Worldliness
All ancient faiths were based on the oldest science, astrology : the influence of the planets. The planets were the gods in Greece and Rome, Egypt and Babylon, India, Scandinavia, S. America …. Our current world faiths originated in the same ancient world. It should be no surprise to find they are also all based on astrology, all recognising One God.
Satan, the Devil, is easily recognised as a portrait of massive Saturn, the higher dimension of this spirit, beyond the personal astrology of the horoscope.
This recognition, based on the Kabbalah, gives us the rational, credible, scientific and multifaith understanding of God we need in modern times. It strongly supports the message of the Bible, especially the Gospels, the message of love and peace but avoids the literal simplifications of fundamentalism.
The Tree of Life is the basis of the Kabbalah, the esoteric Tradition behind the Bible. The Tree is quite clearly an astrological map of the solar system with all the planets and Signs of the zodiac.
The Tree of Life reveals astrology at the heart of the biblical Tradition, from Genesis (3.22) to Revelation (22.2) where its astrological character is confirmed, as too its role within Christianity : ‘The Tree of Life which bare twelve manner of fruit [the twelve Signs] and yielded her fruit every month.’ [The monthly cycle of the moon through the zodiac.]
Satan, the Devil, is always portrayed with the horns, cloven hooves and goaty legs which reflect Saturn’s nature as lord of Capricorn, the Goat. This does not brand Capricorns : with the Sun in this Sign, they are often more enlightened about this materialistic spirit.
Saturn is not the largest planet but astrologically Earth is ruled by the same spirit of materialism, money and power. Saturn’s spirit has an overwhelming influence on us.
The Kabbalah Tradition reveals much more evidence and insights to understand this identification and the meaning of Satan, the Devil. The 22 Tarot Trumps represent the 22 Paths of the Tree of Life, the ten planets and twelve Signs. The Devil represents the Goat, the Capricorn Path.
When we sacrifice everything to the pursuit of money and power, we miss the important things in life : our emotions, relationships, higher ideas, our spiritual life. Evil is just an excess of materialism which ignores human values. A mistake we can all make, sometimes a big mistake.
Devilishly Clever But Blind explores this identity further.
Astrology and Religion : One World, One God, Many Names, Many Faces
Simplifying the Mystery of the Trinity
Astrology, a Serious Science ?
Astrology - an Introduction
Ancient Astrology and Modern Science
Reading Your Own Horoscope
The Kabbalah in Spanish Christianity
Other Brief Introductions