Saturn’s Children

Posted September 3, 2017 7:32 pm by Steve Roney

Saturn spending quality time with the kids.As we have seen, since ancient times, one standard explanation of depression seems to refer to the issue of child abuse: the idea that the depressed or melancholic are “children of Saturn.”Klibansky et al, in their study Saturn and Melancholy, write that “Nearly all the writers of the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance considered it an incontestable fact that melancholy, whether morbid or natural, stood in some special relationship to Saturn, and that the latter was really to blame for the melancholic’s unfortunate character and destiny” (Klibansky, R., Panofsky, E. and Saxl, F.,

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