Saturn Return

Understanding Your 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. It will return three times if you’re very lucky.  The first time, it returns is when you are between 28 and 30 years of age.  Saturn 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 lasts about two years and is a time for introspection and self-evaluation. It is a time of taking responsibility and often a time for making serious choices.

The First and Second Saturn Return

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

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 Return. There, you will find tips to get you through this First Saturn 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 Return.

I have organized this site into a series of four (4) steps. Following these steps will enable you to attain mastery in learning about your saturn return. In conclusion, you will walk away with a thorough understanding of the inherent karmic lessons that the Return transits mean for your life.

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The 4 Steps to Mastering Your Saturn Return

There are four (4) steps you must take if you want to attain mastery in understanding not only the Saturn Return but also the implications it has for your life. It’s only through a comprehensive understanding that you can use the knowledge to your benefit. This education will empower you in all areas of your life — your relationships, career, health, finances, and karmic destiny.

Below, I will briefly discuss the 4 Steps to Mastery. You can use the links below to navigate through but I would encourage you to make use of the handy menu for the site which I’ve organized to take you through these 4 Steps:

Step 1 – Understand the Saturn Return

If you have read this page from the beginning, then congratulations! You have completed Step 1 – Understanding the Saturn Return. You now know what the Saturn Return is and when to expect your First and Second Returns, which takes us to Step 2.

Understanding the above content “Understanding Your Saturn Return” is Step 1. So, by now, you should have completed this step.

Step 1 is understanding the content above.

Step 2 – Learn the 1st and 2nd Saturn Returns

The First and Second Saturn Returns have implications for your life. Completing this step will enable you to understand the energies with each return. You will learn what the returns will teach you. I also cover how to make the right choices for your life so you do not find yourself living with regret as you experience your second return. What are the implications for karma? How to deal with the pressures you will inevitably face? These are questions we will answer in this step.

Click here for Step 2

Step 3 – Know your Saturn Return Sign

It’s not enough to understand the first and second saturn returns. You must also know what your saturn return sign is. This is crucial for us to hone in on your individual path. You will use our Saturn Return Calculator which will give you the sign. Once you know your sign, you will take the final Step — Step 4, learning your placement.

This is a personal favorite section of mine and from the feedback I have received, I am so pleased to learn that many of my readers concur. Many readers tell me they experience mental overload after reading all of the information about their particular placement. That is understandable! The knowledge is vast and, yet, powerful. So, I invite you to re-read the material again to allow the knowledge to resonate to the level it needs to in order for it to truly change your life.

Click here for Step 3

Step 4 – Learn about your Saturn Return Sign

I have saved the best for last. This step will truly take your understanding to a level it needs to be in order to live your best life. We will take you through your individual placement. You will find your understanding has reached a profound level of depth and will “graduate” from the 4 Steps with armed with the necessary knowledge, mental and spiritual tools to carve our your truest path to greatness.

Once you have taken these steps, I invite you to exercise your new understanding by reading some of the bonus sections of the site. There is a section of Saturn Return stories which I hope you find enjoyable and educational. I have also included a section that discusses the Saturn Return’s effect on celebrities.

Click here for Step 4

I also welcome you to visit my sister site on the lunar nodes.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you find this information as useful for you as it has been for many of my readers.

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Celestina

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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

  • 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

  • My birth date is 22/05/1957

  • My birth date is 22/05/1957

  • DOB 23/5/80…..very hard…abit lost….but think I have been resisting??

  • DOB 23/5/80…..very hard…abit lost….but think I have been resisting??

  • 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??

    Thanks!

    • 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 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??

    Thanks!

    • 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.

  • Thank-you-

    I look forward to reading it when you do!

    Thanks-
    Barbara

  • Thank-you-

    I look forward to reading it when you do!

    Thanks-
    Barbara

  • Hello-

    Do you know when you might get the Saturn in Capricorn

    information up?

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

    Thank-you!

    Barbara

  • Hello-

    Do you know when you might get the Saturn in Capricorn

    information up?

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

    Thank-you!

    Barbara

  • Thank you for your wonderful insight! Always a joy to read your work.
    http://www.positivelyastrology.com

  • Thank you for your wonderful insight! Always a joy to read your work.
    http://www.positivelyastrology.com

  • 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*♐???

  • 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*♐???

  • I was born May 26, 1984. What is my Saturn return? Tell me about it!

  • I was born May 26, 1984. What is my Saturn return? Tell me about it!

  • 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?

  • 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.

    Tiana

  • 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.

    Tiana

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • MY DOB is 07/07/1989, so my saturn return is in Capricon…?

  • MY DOB is 07/07/1989, so my saturn return is in Capricon…?

  • 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
    Anyway,
    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 🙂

  • 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
    Anyway,
    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!!

        Saud

        • I think you may be confusing the sun sign and Saturn sign? You could be “a Capricorn” (sun in Capricorn) and have Saturn in any sign, including Taurus. I’m working on the Saturn in Taurus write up. It will be ready before the end of summer.

  • 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!!

        Saud

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