Wu-Tang Wisdom and Saturn's Hard-Earned Fruit

Saturn is the archetype of burden, pressure, hardship, isolation, limitation and work. The archetype of Saturn also includes everything that comes from facing these challenges, such as discipline, perseverance, rigor, responsibility, and maturity. Saturn is a great archetype for showcasing the homeopathic nature of astrology and of the universe in general.

The principle of homeopathy is "like cures like." In this instance, facing the challenges and burdens of Saturn creates the Saturnian solutions to those challenges and burdens. "Like cures like" is actually true for all the archetypes of astrology. But when referring to Saturn specifically, it takes a certain amount of maturity, already hard-won by facing Saturn, to grasp this principle. So, those who grasp really grasp it. The amount to which they have met the difficulty of their own experience backs up the truth of this principle.

The following quote from Inspectah Deck of the hip hop group, Wu-Tang Clan, exemplifies this process beautifully:

"Though I don't know why I chose to smoke sess

I guess that's the time when I'm not depressed

But I'm still depressed

So I ask, what's it worth?

Ready to give up so I seek the old Earth

Who explained working hard may help you maintain

To learn to overcome the heartaches and pain."

Here Inspectah Deck grasps the wisdom that, in order to overcome heartaches and pain (Saturn), he must work hard (Saturn). The ability to grasp this lesson itself is a sign that he has integrated some degree of the maturity of Saturn by facing Saturnian challenges already.

Thus we witness how maturity overcomes adversity, or in homeopathic terms, how like cures like.