Feeling emotional growing pains? Things changing all around you? Experiencing an endless reevaluation of your life? Lost a job? Personality changed? Taste in company different? 28-30 years old? 56-60 years old? Or are you simply (haha, simply)…feeling a massive shift?
Yep. You’re experiencing the return of Saturn.
Things fall apart so better things can come together. That’s Saturn return’s M.O.
People discuss the nature of “quarter-life” and “mid-life” crises all the time. Quarter-life “crisis”? Yep. I’ve Got it. Of course, I’m a few years past 25 (three to be exact), but oh boy it’s here!
Many of you know that 2012, from my experience, and maybe yours, has been “one of those years.” Super, shiny highs and crazy, deep lows.
Earlier this summer, I had a tarot card reading by a family friend who is passionate about the subject and similarly, astrology. She mentioned something to me that struck a cord…saturn return. Have you heard of this phenomenon? It is when Saturn returns to the same point in the sky that it occupied at the moment of your birth. And this is the time when you cross over a major threshold and enters the next stage of life. With the first Saturn return (ages 28-30), a person leaves youth behind and enters adulthood. With the second return (ages 56-60), maturity and wisdom.
Basically, it’s a transition…and for many, it can be tumultuous. It is a process and even though you may not attribute it to astrology, it happens regardless…
Starting what I believe to be my “Saturn return” happened when I was 27 at the end of 2011. From there, and entering 2012 (a strong added effect!) I lost my job, went on my first solo trip, stated a new path of living (getting rid of old beliefs and patterns), did not find steady employment, got pregnant, lost my grandmother, continued to do a lot of clearing, lost my pregnancy, and now…?
As you can tell from my previous post, I’m jumping into vulnerability and riding the wave. My best advice (for myself) and all those going through something like this…allow it to happen. Don’t be afraid. Subscribe to the belief that, again, things fall apart so better things can fall together.
I’d really love to hear your personal experience of the ‘return of Saturn’. What happened? How did it affect you? What was the outcome? Please share!