The Saturn stones are some of the most evil symbols on the temple. The Saturn stones of the temple had to be produced in granite in simplified, stylized form. Saturn is a planet of darkness, long associated with grim, funereal and evil things. In astrology it is called the "greater malefic" or greater evil. Saturn is named for one of the Greek titan gods of mythology, Kronos. Kronos was a singularly unsavory god who devoured his children.
Magicians invoke Saturn forces for only two reasons: to curse someone to death, or to bring down "karma"(1) upon the head of a person. Saturn rites can produce depression and madness. It is no coincidence that the name Saturn is so close to the name Satan. Saturn rules the Satanic high priesthood which involves vampirism, intercourse with the dead, and ultimately, ritual murder! The Saturn currents in voodoo are among the most debauched and perverted in the world.(2) The planet is almost universally regarded as an ill omen. Not a very wholesome thing to have on a "holy" temple!
It is important to see what the word of God says about Saturn. While the word itself does not appear in the Bible, the planet is clearly referred to at least twice.
First, Amos in his denunciation of Israel, thunders against their idolatry: "But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves." (Amos 5.26) Stephen paraphrases Amos in his sermon in Acts 7.43 saying, "Ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god, Remphan, figures which ye made to worship..." For years, Bible scholars have identified Remphan as pertaining to Saturn.(3) Not only is Saturn especially sinister to the occultists, it is also a repugnant icon to the Living God.
1. Karma is the occult concept of justice. It is a blind, mechanistic force in the cosmos and comes from the Hindu religion. It states that everything you do, good and bad, will one day come back to you in some fashion. It is utterly merciless and actually a very hopeless philosophy, since there is no apparent escape from the "wheel of karma" except through utter oblivion.
2. Bertiaux's, M., "Monastery of the Seven Rays" course material on the Ghuedeh Nebo currents of Voodoo (The Cult of the Black Snake)1971, private publication.
3. Smith's Bible Dictionary, p. 134; and The Ryrie Study Bible (NKJV); Moody Press, Chicago, 1985, p. 1698 (note on Acts 7.43)