Saturn Return

The Saturn Return is an astrological occurrence that usually occurs twice in a natural life span.  It takes Saturn 30 years to make the complete circle of your chart.  The planet Saturn, the stern taskmaster, returns to the place it was when you were born twice for most people — three times if you’re very lucky.  The first time it returns is when you are between 28 and 30 years of age.  It returns once again when you are between the ages of 58 and 60.  If you are fortunate enough to live 90 years, you will see it again between the ages of 88 and 90.

saturn returnThe Saturn Return, which lasts about two years, is a time for introspection and self-evaluation. It is a time of taking responsibility and often a time for making serious choices.

On this site, we will examine the details of the First Saturn Return and the Second Saturn Return.

The arrival of the first Return underscores one of the pivotal times in your life. It’s more than just a change of the first digit of your age. More profoundly, it’s a time for some deep self-assessment. You can read more about the First Saturn Return in another post — click here to read about the First Saturn Return. There, you will find tips to get you through this first return.

The second pivotal period in your life, astrologically speaking, is the advent of the Second Saturn Return. This is a very important time. I go into some detail about this period, as well as refer you to some good resources which will give you a much more comprehensive understanding of dealing with the Second Return. Click here to read about the Second Saturn Return.

I will be adding some quizzes to help you understand how to learn from the inherent karmic lessons that the Return transits mean for your life. I invite you back to take these fun quizzes as soon as they are posted.

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  • I have completely changed my life this year. Ended a relationship, sold home, left my job, bought new car and furniture. Then travelled to Anerica for a month. A lady I spoke to last week in a park told me I was a classic example of Saturn Return. It took no strength to do it all. I woke up New Years Day and decided to do it all. I could not have done this even a year ago. I’m living on my own for the first time in my life and I’m loving it. I was always afraid of it

  • Hello Celestina!

    How do we read about Saturn in Capricorn on your website-

    It is not underlined nor are several others-

    How do we access your amazing visions??


    • Yikes. I sent you here and forgot I hadn’t posted the Capricorn stuff yet. I will get to it ASAP. Sorry, Barbara. We are still developing this one.

  • Hello-

    Do you know when you might get the Saturn in Capricorn

    information up?

    I’m looking forward to seeing it when you do!



  • I’m trying very hard to understand this… Lol I had a dream 2 was ago that I was.
    . Actually on another planet and could turn to the right and see Saturn and it’s rings just as close as the sun is to us, if not even closer. I knew it was profound and I’ve simply been waiting for the knowledge sn9understanding of its meaning…. So coming across this article is in my mind, confirmation that I am in alignment with the vibrations of the cosmos….. But pls explain to me in more simpler terms if you would. I desire greatly to understand. For a few months I’ve been told by several different people that I am in a transit period that is rare and extremely important….. Based upon my birthchart
    … BTW my birth chart is unusual in itself….. Every line is on one side of the chart. Dec. 12.19.1978….. 6:37 pm pls she’d some light on this for me. This website is the closest I’ve come to attaining the answers I seek…. *MbRs*♐???

  • Hi Celestina! I believe I am going through the peak of my SR. I was born October 28th, 1988 at 12noon. I have literally had the most difficult problems come into my life that have not existed before. I ended a very long term relationship in which was very heartbreaking, I got involved with a shady producer that was trying to bring me down. I rebounded to another relationship because I was feeling so heartbroken, and that guy ended up trying to hack into my accounts, invade my work contacts, and invade my personal life after I broke it off with him. My work life has been very disappointing in real estate in the past 6 months by not making as many sales, and I just feel broken. I want to follow my passion in TV writing, but was not emotionally supported in my past relationship to really pursue it. I have been writing a book now that has seemed to keep my head above water, but I do still feel very lost. There are a number of other things like debt I have accumulated that I have never had before. I have seemingly lost a lot of friends from my breakup, and feel alone. It is actually the first time in my life that I have been without a million people constantly surrounding me. I now go home at night, and write or hangout by myself. It has been an interesting feeling to which I have never experienced. I also quite drinking. Any advice?

  • I just read your Saturn Return in Capricorn because I’m 27 going on 28 this month. Thank you for this analysis! I think I really needed this advice at this point in my life.


  • Saturn in Pisces? Almost time for second return. First one, 1993-1994, were indeed monumental. A time of to stop being afraid, to have faith in ones abilities and take that huge step into the territory of the unknown. (Fear of the Unknown can be a debilitating factor in your life). A relationship with “The world of the Unknown”, seemed like nothing compared to a relationship in the world of “The psychotic emotional blackmailer”. Add “gay” to this, (a rough time to be openly gay) and you have a challenging recipe begging to flop in the absence of Free Will.

    Best move of my life, best decision of my life, best new direction for my life, and by far BEST courage ever-ever and ever.

  • Great site with interesting articles on both Saturn returns and the nodes (I’m experiencing my second Saturn in Sag return and I’m a north node Libra (conj DC and Neptune)) but the mother of my son has Saturn in Pisces and it appears that you’ve not yet completed the work on this and a couple of other signs so was wondering if you have plans to do so?

  • Hi Celestina! I was wondering if there was any information about Saturn in Pisces? I’m very curious about it as it is isolated in my chart. I have a significantly left-handed chart with the exception of my Saturn in Pisces in the 7th house. As well as Neptune & Uranus. (I’m a Leo Sun & Moon with Virgo Rising)
    I’m very curious about this Saturn placement as it has been considered by some to be a bit laborious in nature. I’ve felt it most in my relationships with others. I’m often incredibly misunderstood, and I’ve also managed to get myself in a lot of trouble taking the blame or going up in flames with people or causes that really triggered my heartstrings. Perhaps a product of being so misunderstood and outcasted in social circles in my upbringing. I was definitely labeled as a weirdo with very outlandish ideas and perspectives that I’ve learned to embrace in my 20’s now. I’m currently 21 and taking advantage of this cancer season to be very introspective about my personal strengths and weaknesses and how to maximize their potentials for my upcoming year.
    I admit I was a little scared to see it wasn’t posted as I immediately thought that it was a doomed position to have in one’s chart. lol
    I look forward to your response!

    • I’ll be working on Saturn in Pisces this summer and hope to post it soon. I think all Saturn placements are hard, frankly, but my vote for most painful would be Saturn in Cancer, so you may take some schadenfreude there. It sounds like the house placement troubles you more than the sign, though. Having Neptune and Uranus in the 7th house makes for a triple whammy there, I think. Saturn in Pisces is not a doomed position. 1/12th of people have it 🙂

  • my date of birth 15/1/1971 at 10:30pm
    i got big problem of making home since 8 years and just finished house warming ceremony. during the 8 years i lost my brothers parents cooperation and helping and more over, i got big vengeance of no reason from them. B4 house construction, my whole family liked me and when i started my house construction all are my enemies.

    Now i understand it is Saturn return again??
    what to do??

    • Hi, I’m sorry I can’t understand exactly what is going on, but it seems like you have a new home and should be enjoying it. You are not having your Saturn return now if you were born in 1971. You have Saturn in Taurus. You’ll need to get a chart done to find the house placement, but Saturn in Taurus in and of itself would not indicate problems either with family or home necessarily, just perhaps with resources. Why are they mad about the house? Are they jealous?

      • Dear Celestina,

        Can you give me a brief description of my astro sign. I thought my sign is Capricorn. Now i understand that i have Taurus in Saturn!!


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