"The Saturn Return"
C. Lichtenstein

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? It’s not.

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 28-30.
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!


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.
Watching, waiting and wondering how long I will be drowning in Saturn Return.

By H.G. May 25, 2000

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