Qualities and Traits: Organization, business and commerce, immortality, resurrection, new beginnings, success/failure, Gaia as Great Mother.
Interpretation: Business person, leader and organizer, materialist.
Esotericism sees the 8 as symbolizing a resurrection into a higher consciousness, and representing the eternal and spiral motions of cycles. It is this cyclic function of 8 that has come to mean success/failure and give it it's organizational powers. Behind all of this is the fact that 8 is really 4 (earth) doubled and therefore implying that 8 means intense involvement in material matters, money-making, industry and commerce, earthly power and all of 'the things of this world'.
Character traits: Ambitious for power, status, money, and success. May lead to great success or sudden failure. Busy with world affairs. Interested in the materialization of their dreams and desires (into the physical world). This person may lead a life of constant effort trying to achieve their success in all matters and therefore avoid responsibility in their private lives.
Negative tendencies: Demands recognition, selfish, chases material wealth, self-centered, thoughtless.
Qualities and Traits: Wise, responsible, persevering, disciplined, patient.
Saturn was once thought to be the farthest planet in our Solar System since it was the last one that could be seen with the naked eye; because of this it's properties were those of a boundary maker (ruler). Saturn takes 30 years to orbit the Sun and is the second largest planet (after Jupiter). It has a traditional image of hollowness and frailty which is quite amazing considering that the entire planet could float on water with it's low density!
Positive tendencies: Experience, patience, discipline, duty, stable, thrifty.
Negative tendencies: Catastrophic, cold, stubborn, inhibited, isolated.
Independent, abstract, stubborn
Qualities and Traits: Practical, prudent, patient, ambitious, pessimistic and sometimes overconventional.
They are practical and hard-working, generally aiming for the top. They may be 'self-made' rather than born to a high position or status. Sometimes they can be cold and calculating in relationships, they may marry for position, but they like to protect their public image. They usually are always good at laughing at themselves even though they may have a dry sense of humor.
Positive tendencies: Practical, prudent, ambitious, disciplined, patient and careful.
Negative tendencies: Pessimistic, fatalistic, grudge holding, too conventional, rigid.