There’s always going to be a time in your life where you come to a point when you start to question every life decision you have made by far. Whether it be career, relationships or just plain life, destiny will find a way for you to face your life for what you have made it worth. In some cases if you are fearless, you will take the initiative to renew your life, while others don’ fully come around to accepting destiny and the changes it will inevitably bring.
Depending on where you are in your life, this can be life and Saturn Return meeting at the crossroads.
“The Saturn Return is an astrological phenomenon that occurs at the ages of 27-30, 58-60, 86-88, etc., coinciding with the time it takes the planet Saturn to make one orbit around the sun. It is believed by astrologers that as Saturn “returns” to the degree occupied at the time of birth—approximately every 29.5 years—a person crosses over a major threshold and into the next stage of life. With the first Saturn Return, a person leaves youth behind and enters adulthood. With the second Return, maturity. And the third and usually final Return, a person enters wise old age.” –Source
Astrology is much more intricate than just simply knowing a person’s sun sign. For those who are a bit familiar with astrology know that planets, their positions, degrees etc, can influence different aspects of your daily existence. Your sign is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of you being a reflection of the entire universe. One very interesting concept in astrology that has intrigued me since memory is the life changing event known as the Saturn return, perhaps the most important life stage for many individuals.
Saturn return is when the planet Saturn places itself in the same position it was on the day you were born, (hence Saturn return) making it’s way through a very critical age and point in your life. You’re almost 30 or you’re already there, when suddenly all these questions come at you. The first one usually is oh no I’m almost 30 what am I going to do? Which leads to more questions…Is your relationship worth it anymore? Is you career heading anywhere? Maybe you wan to start a family? Maybe end a relationship? or simply start a new life? The questions and uncertainties can become endless.
Throughout both mythology and astrology the planet Saturn has been heavily associated with depression, darkness, karma, time, death, discipline and even the devil. So it seems rather convenient this very ideal planet would want to debut right before you hit the big 30. Saturn is known for being a stern and unforgiving disciplinarian taking on the role of father figure as well. Those who are at the brink of their first Saturn return usually deal with this planet’s often misunderstood qualities. When touching on the subject of Saturn you deal with discipline, responsibility and maturity. These are perhaps the three major things many come to learn (the hard way) throughout their Saturn return.
Generally throughout life, questions and life changing decisions arise, but something about Saturn being involved turns it into a near life crisis. The first phase of Saturn’s return can be a rather difficult and confusing one. Some people during their Saturn return deal with traumatic events which can lead to depression and dark outlook on life. Others on the contrary can with persistence reach their highest potential during Saturn’s trying times.
Saturn being a disciplinarian, will create major shifts and changes forcing you to look inward. It will make you question every aspect of yourself so you can find solutions from within yourself, giving a higher purpose to those nagging but yet significant questions.
Crossing over any threshold can create a life of fear and paralyze you into a life you may be giving into for the sake of avoiding change. Saturn forces you however to see yourself for who you are in the raw and if you are not comfortable with who you are, the battle to accept it can turn into a very bitter and regretful life.
Saturn teaches you self development by throwing hard knock life decisions at you which pushes you towards the edge of self discovery. If you dare to deny yourself the opportunity for growth it can lead to an agonizing and consuming experience.
Saturn Return not only affects regular folk like you and I but throughout the celebrity world, Saturn return seems to be a very familiar life theme as well. Known as The 27 club, it is believed that many artists especially musicians have died at the age of 27, an age where not only were they at the height of their careers but also at the front of their Saturn return.
Despite all the astrology and urban legend associated with Saturn return, all life experiences at all ages can ultimately take you to the brink of pure success or failure. It all depends on how realistic you want to be with yourself in terms of mastering the many tasks life may place your way……
Read more on Saturn Return:
Surviving Saturn’s Return By Sherene Schostak, Stefanie Iris Weiss
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