"The Saturn Return"
Does this sound familiar?
“My life is a wreck”,
the 28 year old confided to me, “Everything I want to do is stymied or in
such terrible flux that I feel out of control. What should I do?”
I advised this person to wait until their 30th birthday and things
would fall into place. This poor tortured soul was experiencing a Saturn
Return; a three year period which occurs every 28 years when Saturn
returns to it’s original position in the natal chart. Sounds complicated?
Saturn is our stern taskmaster who requires us to learn
our lessons well and apply them to personal life issues and dealings with
others. Where does Saturn (and Capricorn) sit in your natal chart? That’s
where Saturn will strike.
Important things to remember during your
Saturn Return are:
1. The Return lasts three years or so from age
2. Expect changes, changes, changes.
3. Listen to what
Saturn is trying to teach you and apply that knowledge to difficult areas
in your life.
4. If you don’t listen to Saturn now, the planet will
kick you in the patoot during the next Saturn Return (age 56 or so). How
would you like another go-around? I certainly wouldn’t!
A SATURN RETURN POEM
Amongst the confusion inside my head are fleeting
moments of sanity and clarity. Convincing myself and others with my
ever changing plans, theories and revelations.
Trying to open my
heart while struggling to decipher between insincerity and true
compliments; who to trust and who to fear.
Craving focus and
stability but finding complete and utter chaos around every corner.
Fearing I have gotten on the never ending rollercoaster, only to
find there is no seatbelt.
Laughing, crying, screaming,
obsessing, demanding, creating, reaching, dreaming, interpreting,
misinterpreting and letting go all in the same breath.
waiting and wondering how long I will be drowning in Saturn Return.
By H.G. May
Copyright © Lichtenstein 1996, 2000.