Saturn Returns is one of the most talked about experiences when it comes to astrology. Going through a Saturn Return is like being a contestant on Survivor, but for about two years straight!
In this article, learn about Saturn Returns including: what it is, what Saturn represents, what to expect during a Saturn Return, and insight on my own personal experience going through this life changing time.
Saturn Return Explained
Saturn return happens when the planet Saturn returns to the same sign it was in when you were born. Saturn spends about 2.5 years in each sign, and it takes about 28-30 years for it to return to the sign it’s in in your chart.
We go through 3 Saturn Returns in a lifetime. The first one between 28 and 30, the second one between 58 and 60, and if you’re lucky enough, the third one between 88 and 90.
The degree that your Saturn is in your natal chart will determine when your return will start, or when you’ll feel the effects. For example, if Saturn is at 1 degree in your chart, you’ll start to feel the effects really quickly once Saturn enters the sign that it is in in your birth chart.
Say that Saturn is at 23 degrees in your natal chart, you may not begin to feel the effects of your Saturn Return until a year into the transit.
Additionally, the house that Saturn is in tells us which area of life we will fulfill our karmic duties and responsibilities. The lessons you learn during your Saturn Return will be around the themes of the house your Saturn resides in.
If Saturn is in your first house, you can expect ask yourself, “who am I?” The first house is the house of the self, so it is likely that you’ll have to go deep within, and develop a true understanding about your identity.
You might find that your appearance changes as well. Whether it’s a change in weight, a new hairdo, or a complete makeover of your physical appearance, don’t be surprised if you don’t recognize who you are after your Saturn Return.
If Saturn is in your 10th house, you will learn lessons around career, your life’s purpose, success, status, and legacy. However, regardless of the house Saturn is in, you will experience challenges and growth in all areas of your life.
By the time you are 30, Saturn makes its full return. Things will start to ease up a bit, and you’ll feel like a completely different person than who you were before your Saturn Return.
Though it can be a difficult time, the rewards that you receive from Lord Shani, will be tremendous!
What Does Saturn Represent?
Saturn, also known as Shani, is the Lord of karma and the keeper of time. Saturn is a teacher who gives us challenges and lessons that force us to grow.
Saturn also represents lessons, structure, limitations, hard work, and responsibility. Saturn wants us to do what we are supposed to do, grow into the best version of ourselves, and to mature.
Lord Shani encourages patience, dedication, and determination.
To please Saturn, you must have discipline, routine, stability, and order. You will be rewarded as long as you embrace minimalism, sobriety, and good deeds. Develop a strong work ethic and you’ll receive major blessings from one of the best teachers in the solar system.
Things to Expect During a Saturn Return
During a Saturn Return, everything in your life is shaken up. Everything becomes undone and dismantled, and you are forced to go inward and take a deep look in the mirror, and ask yourself, “who am I?”
Extreme changes and transformation in all areas of your life will occur.
Changes in relationships, residency, and career
You’ll notice that relationships will end. People that you’ve known for life may suddenly become strangers. Since you are evolving into a new person, it can be difficult to continue friendships that were made when you were the old you.
Another change that can happen is you may move to a new city or even change your career path.
It’s not uncommon to experience a spiritual awakening during a Saturn Return. Anything is possible. Get ready for unexpected major shifts to happen!
Saturn Return will make you rebuild your foundation and force you to start from the ground up, so that you can build a structure that is lasting. It can be very confusing and you may not want to let go of certain things, but you will realize in the end that it was meant to be, and all the changes had to happen for you to grow.
The will come knocking on your door
Saturn demands that we take responsibility for ourselves and during your Saturn Return, you are forced to become an individual.
Instead of blaming other people for things that happen in your life, you have to step up and take control. Saturn will put the remote controller back in your hands and ask you, “what are you going to do with it?”
You will have to face demons from your past as well as childhood trauma. Expect to learn karmic lessons and to begin paying off your karmic debt.
The path of purpose
Saturn likes structure and stability, so be prepared to be more structured and to experience limitations in different ways. If you thought your life was headed in one direction, SURPRISE!
Whatever is in your life that doesn’t serve your highest good will become undone. It will go up in flames and be completely removed from your life.
You’ll start to view the world differently and your purpose, or dharma will be revealed to you. You’ll learn who you are and what you came here to do.
Saturn encourages you to focus on what you want, and to get clear on your goals. You’ll also become more ambitious, especially once you start learning who you are, and why you’ve incarnated on this Earth..
Saturn wants asks, “how will you move forward, and how will you level up?
What Happened During My Saturn Return?
During my Saturn return, I experienced 2 spiritual awakenings. The first happened at the beginning of my Saturn Return, and the second, one year later.
Everything in my life changed. My relationship, friendships, career, and place of residency. I experienced an extreme dark night of the soul, and had to become a hermit in order to learn the lessons Saturn was teaching me.
I learned all about covert narcissists and energy vampires, and began to heal past traumas that had been haunting me for years.
I learned so many things about myself and my entire perspective on life, the world, and my purpose shifted.
I am nearing the end of my Saturn Return and I am a completely different person than I was before it began.
To hear more details about what I experienced during my Saturn Return, watch the video below.
The Aftermath of a Saturn Return
You’ve been through one of the most challenging times of your life but come out with wisdom and understanding about who you are.
Surviving your Saturn Return promotes you to adulthood. Although in the United States, we are considered adults at the age of 18, you aren’t truly an adult until you’ve completed your Saturn Return. In Vedic Astrology, it is said that you do not reach adulthood until 36 years old.
After your Saturn Return, you’ll begin to feel increasingly wise and mature.
If you follow the path that you are being led, Saturn will reward you. Everything will fall into place as it should, and whatever was pushed out will be replaced with exactly what you need.
Saturn rewards you with more patience. Instead of living life in the fast lane, you’ll be able to take things as they come, one at a time.
You’ll become fearless and confident. You’ll step into your power, set boundaries, and be more assertive if you aren’t already. Saturn makes you a boss!
In the end, you will reflect on how far you’ve come, and be extremely proud of yourself for your growth, and for reaching the finish line.
Though it may seem quite daunting, don’t be afraid of the transformation that will take place during your Saturn Return. Change is inevitable. Everything happens as it should.
It may be rough now, but it will get better. Be sure to learn and apply the lessons Saturn is teaching you and it will all pan out.
With maturity comes wisdom.
If you’re going through your Saturn Return, hang in there. I promise it will get better! Know that you are not alone and don’t be afraid to reach out for help while facing any difficulties.
If you’ve already been through your Saturn Return, what was the most challenging thing that you experienced? Comment below!