“Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers.”
–Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Saturn is associated with wisdom and maturity, while Jupiter resonates with truth, learning and youthfulness. Each could be the poster child for “Just Do It,” and learning from experience but a different emphasis and a different flavor. Jupiter is, “Woohoo, I’m going to DO THIS!” whereas, Saturn is, “OKAY, I’m going to DO this.” Jupiter is enthusiastic and upbeat, youthful, while Saturn is slow, mindful and mature. Truth can come from many sources, but wisdom emerges from the mundane, from experience over time.
It’s interesting in a chart to see how these planets interact, if they do. Where is their Jupiter? How do they learn? What is their relationship to Truth? Where is Saturn? How has that shaped their experience and where is that wisdom likely to form? My Jupiter is in the 12th house trining my Saturn in the 8th. While I have bursts of truth that seem to come out of nowhere (12th house) I integrate and test these things through my interaction, my sharing with others (8th house). I don’t fully trust my intuitive truths until they’ve been proven out through experience or confirmed by a Saturn figure (though their experience).
Where are Jupiter and Saturn in your chart? What is your relationship to truth, to gaining wisdom?