I am going to try and show you where in life we meet Saturn`s symbolism and how everything that carries its symbol has the astrological qualities of the planet.
In astrology Saturn is the planet of structure, respect,obedience tradition, restriction, control, authority, time, matter, fear, poverty and death. Lovely! It rules old people, authority figures, corporations, traditional institutions, the Law, all rules.
There are three widely spread symbols for Saturn. The sickle, the Black cube and the ring(as in Saturn`s rings)
The sickle is of course the instrument Death is depicted with, and the ancient Greek god-Kronos-the God of time, as we can see both symbols are part of the astrological meaning of Saturn. It was also the emblem of communism:
and as we know communism is supposed to be the party of the common people, the mass,the proletariat-which in astrology is ruled by Saturn, of course. Saturn represent the lowest of the low, the poor hard working peasants and lower classes. Communism was also one of the most oppressive regimes that tried to control every move of its civilians. Its method of control was fear and indoctrination. So however humanitarian and noble the original ideology of communism was meant to be(equality, egalitarianism)all things ruled by Uranus, it really turned into a political system of the worst Saturnian type, instilling fear, restriction and poverty.
The other image for Saturn is the black cube. In all occult traditions the cube is a symbol of matter, reverse of the shpere, which represents spirit. Saturn is the most material planet-in the personal Horoscope it show where the darkest, densest most resistant parts of our phychological make up are located.
Recent pictures from NASA reveals a constant formation of a hexagon at Saturn`s north pole.
The hexagon is, of course, a representation of a three dimentional cube. So as we see the connection with the cube shape is not only symbolic but factual and visual as well. The ancient Seeres who gave this Symbol to Saturn were surely aware of the existence of this unusual formation, they were great clairvoyants after all. The colour black is also ruled by Saturn, hence the black cube.
The Kaaba, the sacred stone that the Muslims venerate is actually a black cube:
Before it was claimed by the Muslims, this stone used to be a place for worship of the Goddess Kybele, the wife of Kronos(Saturn).
Muslims circle around the stone 7 times, the number of the rings of Saturn.
And of course, the Muslim religion is really Saturnian-it is full of rules, laws and traditions.
The three dimensional Cube corresponds to The Holy Name Yahweh. The three dimensional Cube consists of 12 lines, 8 points, and 6 sides (12+8+6=26). The gematria of The Holy Name Yahweh is 26. The three dimensional Cube is The Holy Name of Yahweh expressed geometrically! So as we can see Judaism is also a Sturnian religion, where the God should be feared, obeyed, and his rules should be strictly followed. It is very conservative and traditional in its nature just as the energies of the planet Saturn that it worships.
Another representation of the black cube is the mortarboard that students wear at graduation:
The square stands for indoctrination, tradition, being part of an institution-all Saturnian qualities. Don`t think it has been created by chance to look like this, it was designed by knowledgable people(usually high dergee secret society initiates who are adepts at astrology and ceremonial magic)who wanted to invoke the forces of Saturn whenever that ritual of graduation is performed. Obedience, tradition, structure, respect!
Here are a few more black cubes that are "innocently" placed in key positions around the world, in honour of Saturn-the god of control and materialism:
And now the last symbol for Saturn, the Ring, derived from the famous rings of the planets.
When we get married we place a ring on our left hand-it is a promise that we are bonded and restricted to just one person. Saturn is astrologically exalted(means the planet feels best) in the sign of marriage and partnership-Libra, hence its connection to the institution of marriage. In fact all institutions are under the rulership of Saturn. Every institution has a set of rules and traditions that should not be broken, and are associated with keeping the established status and are opposed to novelty-all things that make the progressive mind feel like it is being bound by rings of restriction.
People who have a strong Saturn, or planets in Capricorn-the sign of Saturn, in their horoscopes are usually, very authoritative, conservative, they respect the traditions and rules, have structure in their life,feel a need to control their environment and themselves and sometimes might be very apprehensive and full of fear and feelings of pessimism. The best thing is that they age gracefully and feel better and better the older they get.
Whenever a certain planet`s astrological symbolism is attached to something-ideology, religion, company, person, etc, it really acquires the planetary vibrations and its character and influence become the same as the astrological/occult meaning of the planet.