Your Saturn Return (Now In Capricorn) Could Be the Biggest Astrological Event of Your Lifetime
Do you know why many people feel the pressure to get married, buy a house, and have a well-paying job by the time they reach the age of 30? While there are societal norms that have been associated with this age, this milestone is deeply rooted in astrological influences. Between ages 28 and 30, you experience your first Saturn return.
At this time, planet Saturn returns to exactly where it was at the time of your birth. And this ‘return’ has an enormous influence on your life. While some may fear a painful transition—Saturn has been associated with endings and deaths of the old—this shift is not your enemy. It does challenge you. But contrary to the somewhat misguided astrological understanding, Saturn is here for you. It will use loving but stern energy to push you towards the person you were always meant to become and the life you were meant to create for yourself.
If you have been lazy or irresponsible, if you have been playing small and did not step into your full power, Saturn will not be playing around. It will take you by your hand and take you where you need to go, no matter if you are coming willingly or are being dragged kicking and screaming. (Hint: come along willingly, and you will be rewarded with one of the most exciting rides of your life).
You may think of Saturn as a parent who uses ‘tough love’ to positively change your life. If you work with it, instead of fighting the changes it brings, Saturn will transform your life in unbelievable ways. You will come out on the other side stronger, wiser, and ready for the future.
What You Need to Know About Saturn Return
Saturn makes a full cycle through the zodiac approximately every 29 years. This means your first, and arguably the most important Saturn return happens between your 28th and 30th birthdays. It is, however, not your only Saturn return.
The highest number of Saturn returns a person living today can have is three. The second return happens between ages of 57 and 60. The third one falls into your late 80s. As our life expectancy increases to 115 years of age and older, we will start seeing people who go through their fourth Saturn return.
All planets ‘return’ but Saturn brings the most powerful transitional energy. Think of it as a more powerful planetary retrograde that is here to clear karma and make sure you are on the right path. Unlike retrogrades that we all experience together, a ‘return’ is specific to your own birth chart.
However, the energy that it brings, while varying in its severity, does affect all of us similarly. You can ask your friends who already turned 30 or 60 to see what their experience was like. We can all learn from one another and share the knowledge about these powerful astrological experiences.
Saturn Return: December 2017 till December 2020
Saturn moved from the sign of Sagittarius to Capricorn on December 21st, 2017. This marked the first Saturn return for those of us born between November 11, 1988, and February 6, 1991. This Saturn return will last until December 17, 2020.
Be prepared—your life will be changed forever. This is a good thing. You are entering into your astrological adulthood, mid-life greatness, or final maturation.
This means you will finally let go of old paradigms and any boxes society has placed you in to tell you what your life should be like. Saturn will ask you to make important life choice for yourself, and it will not take no for an answer.
Any beliefs and structural norms that do not serve you, regardless if they came from your family, teachers, or society in general, will be left behind. Saturn is asking you to question your beliefs and find what is true, what is real, what is authentically you. By the end of this return, by the end of 2020, you will be finally and completely free to live an authentic life ruled by your own choices.
The Energy of The Capricorn
Your Saturn return is also influenced by the house it is in—this time it is Capricorn. Capricorn is associated with hard work, and it complements the energy of Saturn itself. Saturn asks you to work on yourself, your life, and your mission. Capricorn will intensify this energy, giving you more power. It will likely bring powerful shifts in your career and will make sure that you are where you need to be. If you have not been following your true path, expect great changes in that area.
The energy of Saturn in Capricorn will spread outside of your personal life into society as well. Saturn return in Capricorn often brings transformations in our institutions. In the past, both the Great Depression and the fall of the Berlin Wall happened during Saturn in Capricorn. Astrologists are predicting big things to happen in our political and financial structures this time around. Whatever Saturn brings this time will, in the end, be for the good of all of us. Transformation is inevitable and to be welcomed, not feared.
How to Have a Great Saturn Return
Saturn is not here to punish, but to guide; it is a planet that helps you get your life in order. The transition will be smooth if you work with Saturn’s transformational energy. The reason why a Saturn return can be stressful is due to fear of change.
A Saturn return can be harsher for those who spent their 20s ignoring all responsibilities, being selfish, and partying hard. Yet, if you are open to Saturn’s lead and follow through with the positive life changes it will offer—you have nothing to worry about. The only way to have growing pains during this period is by fighting change.
The good news is—if you have been already working hard for many years by constantly improving yourself and following your mission—Saturn can actually reward you with a very prosperous time.
No matter what your path has been so far, and what Saturn has in store for you, in the end, everything in your life will be different. It will be better.
You’ll question your whole life, beliefs, and choices. You’ll be pushed to figure out who you are and where you are going. You will become an adult.
To smoothly ride through all the changes to get to that point, there are a few points of advice to follow:
- Work hard for a better future that you envision
- Stay humble and honest
- Re-adjust your habits, beliefs, and lifestyle as needed
- Let go of things that are leaving your life in peace
- Be open to clearing karma from your past, including past incarnations
- Learn a lot about who you truly are without attachments
- Enjoy the process, celebrate its little victories, and know that you are to be positively transformed by everything that is happening. It is not happening to you, it is happening for you.
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