Saturn Return: Welcome To Adulthood Baby!

If you’re between the ages of 27-28, buckle up you, are about to experience a crazy, cosmic mindfuck.


This is NOT a drill, Saturn is on the last degree of Saggitarius and about to move back home to Capricorn after 30, long years. 

What the fuck are you talking about?

First things first, you need to know that at the exact moment of your birth, the planets where in certain positions. For those of us born between the years of 1988-1990, we were all born with Saturn in the sign of Capricorn.

If you’re NEW to astrology, here are some quick pointers:
  • Saturn is not just the second largest in our solar system, it is also known as the task master of the zodiac, much like the concept of Father Time or Chronos, he will demand discipline, efficiency and correctness. The Karmic planet.
  • Wherever Saturn was placed when you were born, that is where you will face the most limitations, that is where you will be challenged the most and will face more resistance. Think of Saturn as a very strict coach who pushes you because he knows you can do more than you think you’re capable of!
  • Saturn in Capricorn is a placement that is characterized by being determined, ambitious, someone who will easily assume responsibility. Gifted with persuasion, and find’s satisfaction in being of service to others.
  • This generation’s challenge is to learn to deal effectively with authority, status and power. They need financial security and self-sufficiency to give them a solid base for them to succeed.

Saturn is considered one of the most challenging and harsh planets in the solar system, its energy forces us to look at the hard stuff and take responsibility for it. Saturn requires us to get grounded and rooted in reality so we can own everything that we have ever done, felt or experienced. (That’s where it gets the Karmic name from) 

Saturn wants us to open our mind and our hearts and stand face to face with who we truly are- the good, the bad and the ugly. That is the power of Saturn.

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So what the hell is a Saturn Return?

A Saturn Return typically occurs every 28-29 years and lasts for around 2 years. Most people will experience two to three Saturn Return’s in their lives- one at 29, 59 and 89. Think of this as your cosmic rite of passage, where we take in the final transition from childhood into adulthood.

After being away from it’s home, Saturn will make its return starting at the end of December 2017 and will be DRILLING us with lessons until December of 2020. Whatever challenges we are about to embark on, rest assured they are just a rite of passage welcoming us into our more mature role here on Earth.

During a Saturn return—we will come face to face with our own blocks and be forced to push through them. (Saturn did not come to play with y’all) All the “mistakes” we’ve made in the nearly three decades leading up to this seem to concretize. (Ooopsss….) Rather than repeating them on autopilot, we have a chance to turn lemons into lemonade. And if we refuse to heed those lessons, Saturn will bring a drill sergeant style smackdown.

Indeed, our Saturn return starts off feeling a bit like boot camp for many of us. But it’s best to drop and give him twenty instead of rebelling against those barking orders.  Don’t worry though, once we’re done, we’ll have our own decorated star or two!


Saturn in Capricorn – Overall themes for the upcoming years 

Saturn helps us to take our dreams and turn them into tangible realities. Saturn gives us the motivation to work hard and to get things done, and the more we can embrace and accept this energy, the more we can use it in a productive and thoughtful way.

This energy is going to be perfect for receiving a big boost of productivity and motivation, especially when it comes to any career goals.

Under this Saturn in Capricorn energy, there may also be calling to return to our “roots” and to connect with our family. Any family wounds that have been bubbling to the surface may also be visited for resolution under this energy.

On a global level, Saturn in Capricorn is going to be shining a light on authority figures. People in power, or people who have authority over others, are really going to have to ensure they are acting ethically and for the greater good, or Saturn may have to intervene and show the way. (Wonder who you are thinking about just now…)  


To put things into perspective, the last time Saturn was in Capricorn it saw the fall of the Soviet Union, (1988-1990), before that it saw tensions escalating at the beginning of the Cold War (1959-1962), and before that, it saw poverty and restriction during the Great Depression (1929-1932).

While in its home constellation, Saturn will definitely feel more comfortable and more at ease, however we are still going to have to do the work in order to start building up and creating our lives.

Think of Saturn as having returned to ground zero. Here the soil is fertile and ready for us to start building whatever our heart’s desire. However, because Saturn is practical and wants us to look at things in a more realistic fashion, we are going to have to really assess and find the reasoning for what we want and why we are choosing to go after it.

So, are you feeling ready for YOUR Saturn Return? As always, may the stars be ever in our favor.

Good vibes all around!♥






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