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What is a Saturn return? Everything you need to know


The return of Saturn is a crucial transition time for the psyche and life of each individual. Saturn is the planet that represents our structure, responsibility, discipline, patience, commitment to reality, self-sustainability, and maturity.

This planet takes about 29 years to go around our natal chart, so there are two known occasions in life when it returns to the same degree it was when we were born: at age 29 and age 58. Saturn’s return shakes up the foundation of our existence, exposing all our immaturities and weakness.

These moments mark a before and after in our lives, as Saturn asks us to take responsibility for our actions and commit ourselves to a solid and stable project that will sustain us during the coming years.

During Saturn’s return, we no longer rely on the help of people who used to support us because life tests our endurance and maturity. This is not the time to play the victim and complain about life’s trials. It is time to work long hours, established realistic goals, and set a clear objective in our sights.

Saturn’s return signals the transition to adulthood for the first time. The only authority we have to be accountable to now is ourselves. So, will you follow the path that your parents or society have laid out for you, or will you finally take charge of your destiny and work on something that genuinely makes you happy?

Saturn’s return is a reminder that the only person you should please is yourself, and working for something that makes someone else happy is a betrayal against your true calling.

This is a period of extreme changes in your life when you will drop projects that no longer satisfy you and start from scratch with nothing but your will and commitment. Although it is a harrowing experience, the more responsible you are with all you set out to do, the greater fruits you will reap in the future, making you realize that it has all been worthwhile.

Athena Dykman, a native Canadian, has seen and done it all. Besides Numerology, Taro, and Astrology, Athena is an intuitive reader - she's been in business for over 10 years as a personal advisor. Since 2020, she has been writing for MyAstrology. Her topics range from occultism to esoterica to art to parenting to feminism to fortune telling.

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