Leos are known for their larger-than-life personas, but Saturn in Leo keeps their true personality close to the vest. They are more reserved and disciplined in their endeavors, although deep down they sometimes want to break free of those responsibilities. Those who know them best encourage them to let loose.
Saturn, known as the planet of Karma, makes things difficult and places limitations on our activity so that we come to terms with reality. So for a bold, charismatic sign like Leo, Saturn tones down their risk-taking tendencies to a bare minimum.
Saturn in Leo are not very confident in themselves and they tread carefully when starting a new endeavor. They aren’t afraid to do what’s necessary to complete the project, but they don’t throw caution to the wind either.
But if it’s one thing Saturn in Leo does well, it’s making sure their business gets done. They possess the ability to go off on a spontaneous adventure, they just need someone to push them in the right direction.
The Saturn in Leo naturally take charge of the situation, which sometimes comes across to others as bossy. On top of that they are a stickler for following the rules, and that makes them seem even less fun. Their rigid way of doing things is a turn-off to some who feel their inability to go with the flow is boring or even detrimental to their success. (Source: sunsigns.org)
The Number 11 – Saturn
– Responsible, patient, resourceful, loyal, executive character and abilities, political skills, expert handling of power and authority, working for a cause, achieving recognition, exercising sound judgment, decisive and commanding.
– Distrusting, dictatorial, inhibited, materialistic, overly ambitious, conceited, repressing subordinates, impatient with people.
Crowley: Knight of Wands. The Knight of Wands represents the fiery part of Fire; he rules from the 21St degree of Scorpio to the 20th degree of Sagittarius. He is a warrior in complete armour. On his helmet for a crest he wears a black horse. In his hand he bears a flaming torch; a flame also in his mantle; and upon the flames does he ride. His steed is a black horse leaping.
The moral qualities appropriate to this figure are activity, generosity, fierceness, impetuosity, pride, impulsiveness, swiftness in unpredictable actions. If wrongly energized, he is evil-minded, cruel, bigoted and brutal. He is in either case ill-fitted to carry on his action; he has no means of modifying it according to circumstances. If he fails in his first effort, he has no resource.
In the Yi King, the fiery part of Fire is represented by the 51st hexagram, Kan. The signification there given is entirely in accordance with the doctrine of the Tarot, but great emphasis is laid on the startling, perilous, and revolutionary character of the events cognate. The Querent is advised to be apprehensive, yet cool, resolute and energetic: to beware of untimely action, but to go forward with tense confidence in his own ability.
All these correspondences of the Yi King are to be studied in that book (S.B.E. vol. XVI) and reference is here made to the text when important passages are too long to be conveniently quoted.
Waite: The physical and emotional nature to which this card is attributed is dark, ardent, lithe, animated, impassioned, noble. The King uplifts a flowering wand, and wears, like his three correspondences in the remaining suits, what is called a cap of maintenance beneath his crown. He connects with the symbol of the lion, which is emblazoned on the back of his throne.
Dark man, friendly, countryman, generally married, honest and conscientious. The card always signifies honesty, and may mean news concerning an unexpected heritage to fall in before very long. Reversed: Good, but severe; austere, yet tolerant.