I’ve been waiting a couple decades for this! I was born with Saturn in Scorpio, which means I’ll soon be getting my second Saturn Return. I slept through my first one, something I paid dearly for, as shortly after, my life fell apart. I didn’t know astrology at the time and was totally unaware of this important passage. When Saturn returns to his natal position (every 28.5 years), we enter a new stage of life. We can go kicking, screaming, or sleeping. Or we can rise to the occasion by doing what Saturn rewards: working hard, taking responsibility, respecting reality, claiming our authority, developing our mastery, and learning from our mistakes. I definitely learned from that mistake. It’s not wise to ignore Saturn! I’ve been preparing for this second return for the past two years, and I’m happy to report that so far this transit is feeling pretty good. Do what Saturn loves and he does bring rewards.
If you were born between October 1953 and January 1956, you’re getting your second Saturn return too. If you were born between August 1983 and November 1985, you’re getting your first return. In either case, it’s a great time to consult your chart (or your favorite astrologer!). If you weren’t born during these years, this is still an important ingress. Saturn will be bringing new Scorpio-themed lessons to everyone. Check the Scorpio zone of your chart. Scorpio rules subjects most people don’t like to talk about: death, sex, and taxes; also power, psychology, and magic. So what does this mean? Imagine Saturn dressed in Scorpio robes, saying something like: “C’mon, be a grown-up about Sex. Death. Taxes. Get realistic about the Underworld. Face your inner demons. Find your authentic power. And become a master of magic.” That’s just for starters… Watch as some or all of these themes become increasingly important in the cultural conversation, and your own life.
Saturn is in Scorpio from October 5, 2012 to December 24, 2014; it dips back into Scorpio again from June 15, 2015 to September 18, 2015.