Recently I uncovered an astrological concept called the “Saturn Return”. This is a cosmic rite of passage that takes place around age 27-30 and again approaching age 60 whereby life, usually in the form of a crisis, forces you to really examine who you are and what you want out of life. Through this process you are initiated into your more mature role on earth. According to this article by Shannon Kaiser:
“This is the notorious period of our life, which we hit every 30 years or so, where our life goes one of two ways — we either take off soaring like an eagle, successful, happy and financially free, or everything crumbles around us and we fall apart. For many of us, it’s the latter.”
All of a sudden you realize that the life you worked so hard to create is making you absolutely miserable and you cannot do it any longer. Something inside of you is screaming to leave the financially stable job that looks great on the outside, but every morning you wake up and just want to stay in bed. You feel stifled and suffocated in a long term relationship with that person you genuinely believed you would spend the rest of your life with. A close family member passes away or leaves and you are consumed by an existential crisis questioning the purpose of life and more specifically what you are doing with your time on this planet.
The Saturn Return can be terrifying. All the mistakes you made in your past become abundantly clear and this is your opportunity to rectify them. Saturn is the mean dad of the Zodiac; he breaks you down so you can be rebuilt much stronger. This is a time to buckle down and work towards making those heartfelt daydreams of yours into reality. You can either take heed of the call gracefully letting go of the things that are no longer serving you and move bravely towards what you really want or you can resist it and continue to suffer until you are eventually smacked down by life and forced to do it any way.
If you decide to take the bitter medicine and follow you heart, you will be greatly rewarded with the life of your dreams.
Here are a few more really great articles about this topic you can check out:
This is the article I mentioned above, it also includes some really great tips for successfully manoeuvring this period without having too much of a meltdown.
This site has links to a free birth chart reading. Here you can see what sign your Saturn falls in as well as what karmic lessons you need to learn for example my Saturn falls in Sagittarius, and according to the site, “You’re a worldly one with your Saturn in global Sagittarius or the ninth house. Cross-cultural relationships will be your learning grounds and you may become “adopted” by a culture different than your own at some point in your life. If you haven’t traveled extensively, your Saturn Return would be an ideal time to live abroad.”
Funny, I am currently working arduously to move to Manhattan, New York because I have finally discovered a culture that is very different to the one I grew up in that finally resonates with every single aspect of my body, mind and spirit! (You see, this is good stuff).
The Saturn Return lasts for about 2.5 to 3 years, and if you don’t learn the lessons this time, they will come back to you in your late 50’s. Now is the time to get prepared for your rebirth, step into your true power and create the life you were born to live.