Robert Svoboda – Living with Reality – Ep. 41 –Working with Saturn with Paula Crossfield

Dr. Robert Svoboda and Paula Crossfield discuss how we can honor and work with Saturn to lessen its negative effects on our lives.

“Saturn is furthest away and Saturn is slowest moving, so the influence of Saturn is felt for longer than any of the other planets. That means, whether it is for good or not so good, Saturn is going to relentlessly provide you the results of certain karmas of yours. It’s that quality of inexorable relentlessness that really makes Saturn the planet you need to pay the most attention to.” – Dr. Robert Svoboda

In this episode, Paula and Dr. Svoboda illuminate:
  • Why we need to pay attention to the greatness of Saturn and it’s relentless impact on all of us, our karma, and the world
  • The qualities of Saturn (Lord Shani): remoteness/isolation, slow-moving, separation, delay of gratification, sickness, old age, death, discipline/refinement
  • How we can work with Saturn to lessen it’s effect on us through developing discipline, impulse-control, hard work, and honoring our lessons and trials
  • What it is that the difficult karmic lessons of Saturn are trying to teach us

“Saturn delays, but it does not deny.” – Dr. Robert Svoboda

If you would like to learn more about working with Saturn, please read Dr. Svoboda’s therapeutic myth, The Greatness of Saturn
This episode is a re-airing of a discussion on Paula’s Cosmic Business Podcast
About Paula Crossfield:

Paula Crossfield is Vedic astrologer and Business Coach dedicated to helping a million spirit-led entrepreneurs make more money and impact so they can bankroll the change they want to see in the world.

She believes that when spiritually grounded business owners are aligned with their purpose and the planets, they can earn massively and give back in profound ways to inspire a positive change in our culture – in fact she is able to give five figures to indigenous, social justice and environmental causes every year from her overflow.

Her insights on astrology and business strategy have helped her clients build sustainable five figure+ per month incomes while still embodying their values. When she’s not helping her clients with proven strategies paired with astrology’s auspicious timing and insight, you can find her working in the garden on her 160 acre homestead where she and her husband are regenerating the forest and land for future generations.

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About Dr. Robert Svoboda:

Dr. Robert Svoboda is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. He is the author of twelve books including Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution and the Aghora series, which discusses his experiences with his mentor during the years 1975 – 1983.

Dr. Svoboda was born in Texas in 1953, and in 1972 earned a B.S. from the University of Oklahoma in Chemistry with a minor in French. After being ritually initiated into the Pokot tribe of northern Kenya as its first white member in June 1973 he moved to India, where he lived from 1973-80 and 1982-86, receiving his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (Ayurvedacharya) from the University of Poona in 1980. In his final year of study at the Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya he won all but one of the University of Poona’s awards for academic excellence in Ayurveda, including the Ram Narayan Sharma Gold Medal.

The Aghori Vimalananda also owned thoroughbred race horses, and Dr. Svoboda served as his Authorized Racing Agent at the Royal Western India Turf Club in Bombay and Poona between 1975 and 1985. He later served as Adjunct Faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM, and at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA.

In the years since 1986 Dr. Svoboda has traveled extensively, spending three months per year on average in India. He often speaks on Ayurveda, Jyotish, Tantra and allied subjects in locales across the world.

You can find out more about his work at and follow him on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

Check out more episodes from Dr. Svoboda:
Are you living with reality? Paula Crossfield sits down with Dr. Robert Svoboda to talk about learning to live with reality as it is, on Living With Reality Ep. 1
Celebrating the Hindu holiday, Mahashivratri, Dr. Svoboda shares stories of Lord Shiva, illuminating light’s ability to breakthrough even the darkest times, on Living With Reality Ep. 15
Dr. Robert Svoboda shares a conversation with Dr. Vignesh Devraj that centers on analyzing karma, looking at whether karma is knowable, and dealing with karmic patterns and obligations, on Living With Reality Ep. 23
Dr. Svoboda joins Raghu and Noah for a conversation on the karma of the moment, on Mindrolling Ep. 376
Dr. Robert Svoboda explores Samkhya, which is the underlying philosophy of Ayurveda, and leads a meditation on Prana and the Five Elements, on Living With Reality Ep. 5