Saturn Return ~ This is the real world and it is time to face the fact that you live in it too! The world leads you to believe you are an adult at age 18, that concept couldn't be any further from the truth.
Saturn Returns important lessons you will not escape. This is linked to things like your fears and the obstacles you will face in your life as you get older. Welcome to adulthood! Get ready, set, GO! Not so fast
ask anyone about astrology they will probably be able to tell you something. Most people know their Sun sign and something they have heard or read about. They know for example that the majority of people born under the sign of Aries are ambitious. They might know that people who are Scorpio are known for being very sexy. They may also tell you that Geminis are known for talking all the time. And they are not wrong in what they say, as a person’s Sun sign is a very important part of who they are. But do understand it takes your whole horoscope chart to understand who you really are & what you are here to do! Not a simple sun sign!!
Our Sun sign is the zodiac sign that the Sun was in at the time of our birth. But this is only part of the story. There are a huge number of other planets in our natal chart as well and these also tell us more about our personality and our life path. Our natal chart is a snapshot of the heavens at the time when we were born and it is unique to everyone, just like a thumbprint. Even twins have a slightly different birth chart! Only by looking at, & understanding your Natal Promise can we find out how our lives were meant to unfold & how we are set up to thrive & survive in a world that isn't always kind.
When you look at your own natal chart you will see that each planet is located in a house, or you may have several planets in the same house. This forms a geometric web which stretches out across the heavens. This is like a map of your life that tells you about both your inner and outer world. Another way to look at your natal chart is to view it as an instruction book. They say we don’t come with instructions, but we do in the form of our birth chart!
Why is Saturn important?
Why is Saturn so important? Well, the placement of this planet at the time of your birth can be used to get more information about many of the issues that you will face. This is linked to things like your fears and the obstacles you will face in your life as you get older. Saturn is known to be the Taskmaster of the Skies and the placement of Saturn in your chart will show you where you need to work hard in life and some of the life lessons you need to learn – and you had better make sure that you learn them! The tools are there, you only need to pick them up!
Another key aspect of the Saturn Return is the theme of adolescence which often rears its head. When we graduate college, get our first job, or move away from home for the first time, we may feel as if we are now adults. This, however, is a false notion, and one that the Saturn Return is here to put right. What we don’t realize when we go off into the world on our own is that we need time to grow up and learn lessons, and when the Saturn Return hits us we will realize just how little we actually know and just how immature we still are. This is fine, for as the Saturn Return works itself out, we will indeed grow, mature, and come out of the other side with a far wiser head on our shoulders. At least that's the plan of a Saturn Return, not all people are up for the challenge & thus never go far in life because they refuse to grow up & learn & grow in huge ways that not only make them a much happier, upstanding human being, but ensures their success in life as well. Those who (& let's not forget...we all have free will,) refuse to learn Saturn's lessons & grow from them, are the ones again that do not get far in life. Free Will, still exists with all things!
Saturn and the Seasons of Life:
Saturn is one of the slowest moving planets in the skies and it takes 29 years for it to orbit once around the Sun. The reason for this slow dance is that this planet is also one of the furthest away from our solar system. It was also one of the least well-known planets, at least until the new discovery of Uranus in the 18th century. In the days of old when Saturn was discovered, this planet was always associated with Old Father Time and with endings. Remember...at that time people did not live as long as they do now so it was normal for Saturn to be associated with endings and also with death. Nowadays this has changed somewhat, but when Saturn returns back to the place that it was when you were born (your Saturn Return) then you will be very conscious of your own mortality and what it means to be an adult, with all its stresses and anxiety. Saturn is often symbolized with a watch or an hourglass to remind us that time is always running out!
But it is not all doom and gloom. Actually, Saturn is there to teach us about maturity how our life is structured, and what the real world is all about. Saturn rules things like our teeth, bones, and hair loss, to name a few of the body parts, but also associated with authority figures and getting old in general. If we go back to the Greek story of Saturn, who was known as Kronos, we can see in the original Greek myth that he ate his children so that Zeus wouldn’t steal his power. It’s quite a grim story but it is meant to remind us that we need to be humble even when we are faced with success in our lives, as well as adversity. We need to get it together when we reach the end of Saturn’s Return and, if we don’t, we can expect some challenges – to say the least! So when we hit our late 20s (age 28~29) we are thrown into chaos, but this is so that we can figure out the real lessons we were here to learn! Time is up, welcome to adulthood! Reality is knocking!!
The First Saturn Return:
If you are anywhere from your late twenties to your early thirties then you are at the time of your first Saturn Return and you will definitely be feeling the effects of this. It could feel like everything around you is spinning out of all control. Relationships could be going haywire, or you may hit obstacles in your career. Your friendships may suffer and you may wonder what you are really doing with your life. This is, however, the series of waves that come at the time of your Saturn Return and the ripple effect lasts for some time. If you are a woman, then this can throw up issues with your father as Saturn is known to represent father figures or the males in your life. I've seen more divorces when the first Saturn return approaches, as well as career changes!
When you have your first Saturn Return it is a very important moment in your life. You are leaving your childhood behind for good and becoming a ‘real’ adult and this can make you feel anxious and like you are on your own for the first time. When you have finished your Saturn Return however, you will find that you have learned so much from this and you will see what all the lessons that came your way at this time were meant to teach you. In short, you will be a much more mature person and you will have grown up so much and in so many ways.
At the time of your first Saturn Return, you may find that many things change for you. It could be that you change your job or you may get divorced if you got married early and didn’t think it through properly. You may try to get out of a bad situation even if you are not married and don’t have children yet. We often try to follow traditional paths in life such as going to school, then college, and then getting married and having children. You think we are meant to stay like this and do other ‘normal’ things like buy a house and keep working in a job you don’t like because it pays your bills and you can’t put food on the table by following unrealistic dreams. This is a particular problem in Western culture, especially in places like the United States, where people are taught to follow these values from a young age. When in reality people (not all mind you) should wait before jumping into college, getting married, & having children.
There are some people who already have it figured out when they are young, such as doctors, or other professional careers. But you need to remember that these people are extraordinary and they only account for about 1% of people on the planet as well as the plan was written in their birth charts! You may also enjoy: Saturn in Each Astrology Sign what it means.
When we reach our late twenties and early thirties, it teaches us that we need to be patient. At the point of your first Saturn Return, you are about halfway through your life already. It may be hard to hear – but the reality is that you are getting older! This is not meant to be upsetting, but we need to face the reality of our situation here on earth. This is why we sometimes turn to things like drugs and alcohol to deal with this, or our relationships fail at this time – as we are trying to deal with something that wasn't meant to be. You may also enjoy Saturn Transits in Each House and what it means.
When we approach our thirties, we know deep down that we are getting older. Think of some of the milestones you experienced as a child, such as your favorite aunt or uncle, or perhaps your pet leaving the world, passing on. At this time, you learned the meaning of endings. When you have your first Saturn Return, it is the same thing, endings, and you realize that you need to take your life more seriously than you have probably done before. This is the real world and it is time to face the fact that you live in it too! Welcome 🙂
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