Oh Saturn return. It’s the time where good mixes with the bad to teach people lessons about life. Trust me, I know because I’m in mine right now. Yay for being 30!
In astrology, Saturn has a negative reputation. But, Saturn has plenty of positive traits and is the taskmaster of the zodiac. Before I get too much into Saturn, I should probably explain – what is a Saturn return?
When looking at your birth chart, the Saturn return is simply when Saturn returns to its original position based upon your birth. It takes approximately 29 years to zip around the zodiac and return to its birth position. So if you live a long life, you’ll experience three Saturn returns in your life. The first return occurs sometime between 29 to 31 years of age. The second is around 57-60 years of age and the final is around the age of 87.
Humans have a tendency to “wake up and grow up.” This usually happens around the age of 30. Astrologically, Saturn plays a role in this awakening of humans. For many, Saturn return is the wake up call. It’s also special energy that should not be wasted.
What I have seen along my journey is that Saturn return affects 20-year olds in two ways. The first is the 20-some year old who has done nothing with their life and eventually “wakes up” and realizes that he or she needs to do something. The other is the 20-year old who committed themselves to working hard or the corporate life and “wakes up one day” realizing, “I can’t do this anymore. I want to do something more meaningful.” It’s very common to see young 30 year olds leave their job to pursue their dreams. This is time
But, Saturn return doesn’t just affect the career life. It also affects relationships, health, marriages – pretty much anything that has to do decisions. Saturn provides us obstacles so that we can learn, grow and mature from our decisions. Saturn builds character and can be that in between transition between something okay and something great. So there can be plenty of good times during a Saturn return, but also plenty of tough times.
Saturn is the ruler of authority. And the returns teach us to be the author, or authoritative figure in our lives. Some days will completely blow – in fact it may feel like a roller coaster ride where one day is amazing and the next its raining cats and dogs. Saturn teaches discipline, hard work and self-control.
For young 20-year olds who want a change, do not waste the energy of your Saturn return. Listen to your heart, gut and head to balance logic and idealism. Those who make a change during their Saturn return are using universal energy to better set the stage for their future. As mentioned before, if you want something to happen this is the time to do as once it’s gone, the energy can make transitions even harder.
The hardest aspect is overcoming negativity and doubt. During this time, you need to live through awareness that you are being tested. One day you’ll look back at laugh at all your obstacles. And to that I salute you on your solar adventure with Saturn.
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com