Are you in your mid-to-late 20s (or mid 50s, or 80s), experiencing massive changes in your life that are burning a hole in your soul and you’re wondering what the heck is going on? I’ll tell you what the heck is going on: You’re going through Saturn Return, and your entire life is about to change.
Saturn Return is an astrological phenomenon that takes place *approximately!* every 28 years. It’s when the planet Saturn has completed an entire orbit around the sun and winds up in the same position that it was when you were born into this beautiful world. Our first saturn return in our life is the most dramatic: It’s when you say sayonara to childhood and embrace adulthood, yet you can be sure that the transition won’t always be a walk in the park.
In fact, our first saturn return is more like an abrupt wake up call. It’s a message to get your shit in order, before it becomes too late. It’s a time in our life where things may fall apart, only so that new, better suited things may take its place.
- You may lose friends.
- You may switch careers.
- Your wonderful relationship may suddenly end.
- You may spend most days an emotional mess, for years.
- Your worst habits will have a magnifying glass on them, and you’ll see yourself clearly for the first time. You may not like who this person is, and you may begin to freak out. This is totally normal.
I know this well because these are the things that happened to me. My entire life fell apart, yet, Saturn always gifts us a silver lining to replace the destruction of the life we once knew. In place of losing everything, I realized that I was able to gain a life that fed my soul instead of depleted it: I learned who I was and tapped into my strength and full potential with Saturn’s helping mystical hands.
The thing to know is that everything happens in this life for you — not to you. Everything you’re experiencing is an opportunity to learn even more about yourself, and let’s face it… we all have shadow sides (the parts of ourselves that we keep hidden from others).
Darkness isn’t overcome by keeping it within… it’s overcome by letting the light meet it. Saturn can be that light.
Saturn is the cosmic mama you’ll be glad you have. She’s stern, and she may smack your booty when you get out of hand, but she’s only got your best interests in mind. She wants you to take full responsibility for your life so that you can live the best life that’s waiting for you.
Tips For Surviving Saturn Return:
- Get serious about something (your health, job, organization, relationships). Saturn likes organization, like, a lot.
- Meditation can save your life — like it did for me. Click below to get a free guided meditation of mine that will help feel relaxed:
- The more time you spend focusing on your internal world, the better your external world will become.
- Ditch your nasty diet and sustain yourself with whole, natural foods. Our bodies are changing as we get older, and implementing a better diet will pay off in better energy levels and mental clarity.
Are you wondering how long you’re going to be going through these changes?! The length of Saturn’s sometimes not-so-sweet return varies for each individual; 2-3 years is normal, which was roughly the length of the brute force of mine as well. Some people go through changes quickly, within a year (lucky!), and if you’re already pretty organized and “mature”, then you may not experience severe Saturn symptoms at all.
If you are experiencing those severe Saturn symptoms though, the one thing to remember is: IT GETS BETTER.
Your life will transform in positive ways even on the days when it seems like that’s the last thing that will ever happen. I promise: The sun always comes out from hiding from the clouds because the sun is always there in the sky to begin with. It doesn’t go anywhere, it’s just our perspective, and sometimes our perspective can be foggy when we’re going through deep internal changes.
Give yourself some credit. Congratulate yourself on a daily basis. Life may be taking you for a wild ride, but it’s gearing you up for some incredible experiences. Be willing to surrender to the process of change that is unfolding within you and you’ll see that your dreams can become your reality in due time.
Every ounce of effort and change pays off in ways that exceed any expectations we could ever have.
Keep going. Keep going. Keep changing.
Saturn is your friend, and your saturn return is an opportunity to create the life you most want to live.
*If you’re going through Saturn return, leave me a comment down below and let me know what’s been going on for you. It’s great to not feel so alone in the experience, plus I’ll offer any insight I have.*
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