The significations of Saturn
In astrology, Saturn is associated with discipline, responsibility, limitations, and hard work. It represents the archetype of the wise old teacher who imparts important life lessons through time, perseverance, and hard work.
He is often referred to as the “Lord of Karma” in astrology, as it is believed to govern the challenges that shape us and the lessons we need to learn in life. Saturn is associated with Cronus in Greek mythology. This is why he is also associated with the concept of time and the aging process, as well as with the structures and systems that govern society.
Saturn is considered a challenging planet in astrology, as it often brings difficulties and obstacles that require patience, perseverance, and effort to overcome. However, it is also believed to offer rewards and blessings to those who are willing to put in the effort and take responsibility for their lives.
We consider Saturn’s Return a major astrological event in a person’s life. It happens when the planet Saturn returns to the same position it was in at the time of their birth, which typically occurs every 29-30 years. So we can have a couple over our lifetime.
The first Saturn Return occurs around the age of 29-30, and it is considered a significant astrological milestone. It marks the end of the first major phase of adulthood and the beginning of a new one. This is a time when people tend to take stock of their lives, evaluate their progress, and make important decisions about their future. It can also be a time of challenges and upheaval, as Saturn forces us to confront our limitations and work hard to overcome them.
The second Saturn Return occurs around the age of 58-60 and represents another major turning point in a person’s life. It is often a time of reflection and reassessment, as well as a time to focus on leaving a legacy and making peace with the past.
The Saturn Return is believed to be a time of great significance and often coincides with major life changes, such as career shifts, relationship changes, or a desire for greater personal growth and self-awareness. It is an opportunity to take stock of one’s life, learn important lessons, and make important changes that can set the stage for a fulfilling and successful future.
Saturn has moved into Pisces in March 2023 and it will stay in this sign for about 2,5-3 years. The last time Saturn was in Pisces was between 1993 and 1996. If you were born in that time, that means your first Saturn Return has arrived. To the question of what this means for you specifically, the answer lies in Saturn’s position in your birth chart.
Before, we dive into the specifics, here’s a couple of advice on how to survive your Saturn Return.
Saturn Return survival tips
- Don’t be afraid: Life doesn’t give you bigger challenges than what you can cope with. No matter what comes up during this period, know that there’s everything in you already that you will need to overcome these challenges.
- Reflect: Take some time to assess your goals, your values, and your needs. This can help you gain clarity on what you want to achieve and what steps you need to take to get there.
- Be Patient and Persistent: Saturn can be a tough taskmaster. Be patient and persistent in your efforts. With the right mindset and strategies, you can navigate this period with grace and resilience.
- Be willing to learn and adapt: Saturn’s lessons may require you to make some changes or adjustments in your life. Stay flexible and open to new opportunities or perspectives, even if they don’t align with your original plans. Sometimes the Universe knows what you need better than you do.
- Practice Self-Care: The Saturn Return can be a time of stress and upheaval, so it’s important to take care of yourself. Make time for activities that bring you joy, get plenty of rest, and prioritize self-care practices like meditation or exercise.
- Don’t shy away from help: Saturn can also bring feelings of isolation or loneliness. Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends, family, or a therapist for support during this time. Having a support network can make all the difference.
- Be excited for the new you: After this period of lessons, you will come out as a person who has grown, matured, and become wiser. You will be someone who navigates the difficulties of life with greater confidence and grace.
Your Saturn Return themes
If you have Pisces Saturn, or you were born between 1993-96, these are your Saturn Return themes based on your rising sign.
The Saturnian challenges and lessons are related to your sense of identity, self-image, and insecurities. Your insecurities about expressing your authentic self and asserting yourself might intensify. This is the time when you finally need to learn that you are valuable and important just the way you are. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone.
The Saturnian lesson you finally need to learn is that you can create financial and material security for yourself. To do this you will need persistence, effort, and patience, but most importantly believing in yourself that you have what it takes to create a stable, secure life for yourself.
The Saturnian difficulty shows up in your ability to express yourself and connect with others. It is possible that the source of your insecurity comes from early childhood experiences of loneliness or feeling misunderstood. If you feel ready, now might be the time to unravel these psychological wounds with the help of a therapist. You need to learn that you are indeed intelligent enough and that people are curious about what you have to say.
The Saturnian challenges might manifest in your ability to create a stable and secure home environment and to build better relationships with your family members. You may feel a greater sense of responsibility to confront any emotional baggage or unresolved issues from your past that may be impacting your current emotional health.
The Saturnian challenge and limitation might manifest in your ability to express your authentic individuality. You fear that if you show who you are, you will be judged. You may have taken on a role that others have expected of you or deemed acceptable. But daring to be yourself and live your creative self is essential to happiness. You need to take responsibility for yourself and stop being afraid of what others will think of you.
The Saturnian challenge might manifest in the area of your work, health, and daily routines. You may feel a sense of responsibility to prioritize your health, rethink the way you show up at work, and establish healthy routines that support your well-being. A lesson that is needed to be learned is that you cannot expect others to “fix” you. They don’t have the power. Your well-being is your responsibility and yours only. If you learn these Saturnian lessons now, later in life you will have more wisdom in how to love and take care of yourself.
You might face your Saturnian challenge in your closest relationship or finding and building one. This might be the time when you start to feel like that you got to grow up for the relationship you want and need. Creating and building a good and long-lasting relationship takes effort and responsibility and it’s time to take on a more mature approach to how you show up for your potential or existing partner.
You might have to face Saturnian challenges with your psychological well-being and interpersonal finances, as well as your relationships with others. This might be the time when difficulties arise with others. This will urge you to start taking responsibility to confront your fears, traumas, and limiting beliefs around money and intimacy.
You might be experiencing Saturnian limitations about your education, beliefs, and spiritual connection. You might have a kind of rigidity and inflexibility about your beliefs and the way you see the world and life. It might be the time to expand your horizons, whether through spiritual teachings or higher education. The need for a stronger spiritual connection and a deeper understanding might arise now.
You might experience Saturnian challenges with your career, public image, and the way you show up in your life. This part of your life is very important to you and you put big expectations on yourself. It might be the time to finally stop compromising and step into a path that’s authentic to you and serves you both spiritually and financially.
The Saturnian difficulty and challenge might manifest in your social life and community involvement. You might have a hard time being truly authentic and vulnerable in your friendships. On the other hand, friendships can feel like karmic connections to you. Either way, all relationships require effort and honesty. If you’ll be brave, Saturn will reward you with deep and long-lasting friendships and community.
You might experience Saturnian challenges and limitations with your spiritual connection, subconscious conditioning, and self-awareness. Living a superficial life can only take you so far. You may feel a need to confront your fears and limitations to achieve spiritual growth and connection. Saturn is a harsh teacher, but if you’re willing to work with it, then your reward will be greater wisdom, understanding, and a deeper sense of purpose in your life.