Saturn return, your wake up call. Saturn takes about 29.5 years to orbit the sun and it spends around 2.46 years in each sign of the zodiac. Every 27 to 29 years Saturn will return back to the zodiacal sign it was in when you were born. This cycle is called Saturn return. It starts when the planet returns back to the zodiacal sign that it was in at the moment of your birth and it ends when Saturn departs from that sign about 2 to 3 years later.
Saturn is known to be the planet for life lessons. Its spiritual energy requires us to look within, to meditate, to slow down, to listen and to witness. It is here to help us understand that life’s lessons are not meant as punishment but for personal growth. Discipline and responsibility are the two most important things this planet teaches us. If we decide to fight these lessons, we will be in for a rough ride. There is basically no way to avoid Saturn’s lessons. So, the sooner you embrace what it is that you need to learn, the better off you will be. On the other hand, if you want to use the lessons to achieve great things and develop and transform your life to become your personal best, Saturn will be there to back you up.
What can you expect if this is your Saturn Return period? Well, know that Saturn will not allow you to find your authentic self unless you resist the temptations of life that have dragged you down. This process takes a different form for everyone. It is most commonly seen as general life upset; causing an upheaval in your work, your relationships, your health, your family, and your home. The experience is both deeply painful and incredibly empowering. During this time you will come face to face with your own blocks and be forced to push through them. All the “mistakes” you have made up to this point will become crystal clear to you. You may feel like a storm is ripping through your life. But do not fear what is shown to you. The upheavals of a Saturn Return are ultimately for the best. These upheavals are about shining light on the paths you were meant to follow. This is a time to revise your expectations- both of how you think your life should be and where you think your life should be headed. This important cycle in your life is all about exploration, relearning, and deep inner reflection.
You will clearly see the signs when Saturn is at work in your life. Unsupportive relationships will come to an end; you may also feel the inescapable desire to get out of jobs and friendships that make you unhappy. Do not be afraid to release what no longer serves a purpose in your life. Do you hate your job? Now is the time to look for work that brings you satisfaction and joy. Are you feeling suffocated in a relationship? Does it just feel like your relationship doesn’t work anymore? Maybe it is a sign that you have outgrown your current relationship and it is time to move on to one that allows you to grow. It may feel like your world is turning upside down. Do not worry, what is really happening is that all of the things you have outgrown or your soul no longer has use for are coming loose. This is Saturn’s way of guiding you so you can step into a revised version of yourself. So just keep in mind that when things seem to be falling apart for you there is a purpose behind it. Room is being made for better things to fall into place.
At the end of your Saturn return, you will likely look back at who you were three years ago and not even recognize the person you see. You will find you have been guided to a much happier and peaceful existence. You will find yourself stronger and wiser. Life is better on the other side of this personal journey. So, are you ready? You probably are not. BUT IT’S COMING ANYWAY!