It takes courage, discipline & responsibility to live the life u want. I'm coming to an end of my Saturn Return & these are the life lessons I've learned. Like many others I know, my Saturn return was nothing short of painful. My heart must have broke a dozen times, I was betrayed, I loved & I lost, death of loved ones, I moved 6 hours away from home (w/out traffic, I live in LA, so add another 2-3 hours to that), but I found myself at the end and I am becoming more & more comfortable in my own skin. I was dreading my Saturn return before it even made it's way when I was around 26. But in retrospect, after all is said and done, it was damn worth it. What is Saturn return one may ask? This is the astrological period of our life when the planet Saturn completes it's orbit around the sun, coinciding w/the time of our birth. It happens every 29.5 yrs, so if u have skated by in your late 20s, this period could get u in your late 50s.
Saturn doesn't make things easy. That's the role of the taskmaster of the zodiac. Saturn commands us to get to work and to work hard. Discipline and responsibility are important to this planet, yet if we're eager to conquer the world, that's okay, too. Saturn implores us to look at the clock. Is there time for everything we want to do, or are there limits? Those limitations are important to Saturn & we must learn to manage them. Restrictions are the province of this planet, as is any form of discipline or delay. In keeping with the passage of time, Saturn governs old age along with the lessons it teaches us. Learning life's lessons is key to this planet, in keeping with its role as teacher. The majesty of older age also brings with it a certain sense of tradition, conventionality (our learned patterns of behavior) & wisdom, & Saturn is mindful of these characteristics. This planet applauds our perseverance and the fact that we've withstood the test of time (yes, time comes up once again). This senior status further brings with it a measure of authority, and Saturn lords over that as well. Lastly, Saturn, again in its role as teacher, concerns itself with karma and the lessons which past experiences might bring.