While you may be familiar with Mercury Retrograde – the astrological phenomenon that can wreak havoc on your life – the Saturn Return is something less talked about. Occurring every 27 to 29.5 years, the Saturn Return is when the planet Saturn returns to the sign and degree it was at in the sky when you were born. The transit lasts approximately 2.5 years.
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Saturn is known for its heavy, austere, powerful, and dominant nature. Associated with ideas of structure, organisation and rigidity, it’s the karmic taskmaster of the zodiac, here to make sure we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing.
The Saturn Return, therefore, acts as a sort of cosmic alarm clock – an astrological wake-up call that occurs in your late twenties, fifties and early eighties. It’s a moment for self-reflection and planning, and above all, a way to check whether you’re on the right life path or not in terms of career, romance and relationships with friends and family.
If you aren’t on the right path, Saturn has a way of helping you to readjust. For example, if a relationship requires work and we are unwilling to put the time in, other areas of our lives may suffer due to the karmic nature of the Saturn Return. Likewise, if you are in a situation that isn’t allowing you to shine or live your best life, it will be during this astrological transit that problems will peak.
When it comes to the Saturn Return, it’s important to level up and give all aspects of life a cosmic makeover. Putting the work in will yield great results, as the Saturn Return rewards those who are evolving their lives and spirit.
Here’s how to navigate your Saturn Return.
Healing the past during your Saturn Return
Saturn is said to represent the early paternal figure in our lives and/or structures in society, which is why issues relating to your father, family or figures of authority often come into play. It’s up to us to try to mend these relationships, situations and past pains in order to move on from them.
Understanding the roles that people have played in our early life and dealing with the emotional upsets or letdowns head-on will help to clear out repressed emotions so that you can move forwards. The Saturn Return can be an auspicious time for healing, urging us to see others and certain relationships in a new light. We just need to let it.