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Exploring Saturn Return

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posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 04:53 AM
There is a concept called Saturn Return in astrology.An awareness of Saturn Return and the energy it represents can help shed light on some of the growing pains individuals face.Here's hoping that this info helps to take the edge off some of that stress...

Various qualities are arch-typically associated with Saturn.Setting limits, time, material attachments, the limitations of the material world, wisdom and bridging into the spiritual world are some of the facets that are usually brought up when contemplating Saturn.

Saturn's Astrological Symbol: Matter (cross) taking precedence over mind or human spirit (crescent).The crescent is reminiscent of the sickle, and how Saturn represents an archetype for death, and harvesting.

In the classical world, the Greek myth of Cronus (father time) helps to portray the energies at work.The titan has been suggested to be another incarnation of Chronos, an even older god.

Cronus was the youngest of the Titans, a child of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth).Uranus was horrified by his children, imperfect and made of flesh.He bound them in the darkness of the underworld, much to the dismay of Gaea.He didn't want them to see light.

She grew angry and plotted revenge.She fashioned a scythe (variation of a sickle), and asked her children to punish their father for his misdeeds.An astute Cronus rose to the task, fearless amoungst his brethren.

At nightfall, Uranus went to join his wife.When he fell asleep, Cronus castrated his father and threw his genitals into the sea.He freed the titans and ruled over the earth for a period known as a Golden Age, presiding over the cycles of seasons, birth, growth, death and rebirth viewed as both a grim reaper who set the boundaries between which man and nature could not go, and as a fertility god.

Ironically, myth has it that Cronus could not accept the laws he put into place, a prophecy predicted that one of his own son's would overthrow him.He took to swallowing his children in an attempt to keep his rule.His son Zeus overthrew him, and started the reign of the Olympians.

Cronus fate varies in different accounts.Some have Cronus banished into the underworld.Another chained within a cave (Nyx), asleep,drunk on honey,dreaming and prophesying.Another has him reigning or asleep in the Blessed Isles.

Going further back, Chronos was envisioned as self formed god, emerging at the beginning of time.Serpent like, and having three heads (man,bull, and lion) His partner entwined serpentine with him was Ananke (fate) and their coils constricted and split into the earth, heaven and the sea.These forces of fate and time, were thought to drive the rotation of the heavens through the never ending passage of time.

In other traditions, El(Monotheistic god of the Canaanites), Saturn(Romans), Kumarbi(Hurrians), are associated with this myth.

Saturn takes about 29.5 years orbit the sun, and the effects of it's return generally are felt in a window anywhere between the ages of 27-30.Another return happens typically around the ages of 58 or so.

In our modern culture, the 20's for many aren't a particularly serious time.Alot of us are still busy discovering, experimenting and generally run quite wild.The invincible feeling of youth, hasn't left yet and it can often be easy to avoid responsibility without having to suffer too much.This attitude often stands in sharp contrast to their's in the 30's.Talking to older friends can really help to shed light on this.I believe in more ancient times, the time frame for the first Saturn Return played an even more pivotal role given that life expectancy was much less.

Usually this time one is forced to take a look at the effect of karma in their lives, the fruits of the lessons learned to do with wisdom and maturity.This can be a particularly chaotic time for many, depending on the kinds of personal choices and lifestyle one has led up to that point.Lessons that have been avoided, are learned the hard way if necessary.Time to grow up or face the consequences.

Keep an eye out for depression.Saturn Return is known to be a time full of melancholy for people.Often people can be afraid to let go of the things, the changes around this time are suggesting.This reluctance usually compounds the suffering one experiences.

People tend to take stock of themselves, examining the structures in their lives.Relationships, career choices, friendships, your sanity and life itself are all areas that one may be forced to look at, during this time.As with myths associated with Saturn, daddy issues need to be worked out.Self-limitation, discipline and planning are all ways that can be used to open up new opportunities, as what isn't working is thrown out.As father time highlights one's own mortality, it gives a chance for someone to grab the bull by the horns and really start to make something of their lives.

I often wonder how many members of the 27 Club were grappling with the kind of challenges that the period of Saturn Return signifies?Had they known some info about this phenomena, perhaps it would have enabled them to make different decisions ?

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posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 05:30 AM
That Chronus certainly had 'daddy issues' !
Ouch !
I guess that's why Uranus now keeps his balls close by !


posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 06:56 AM
Excellent description of Saturn and his return!

I just thought I'd add that with Saturn entering Sagittarius the beginning of October (this year), those born between mid-November 1985 and mid-February 1987 will be experiencing their (first) Saturn return between now and about the beginning of 2017, when Saturn enters Capricorn.

Those born between about the end of March 1956 and December 1958 (and the first few days of 1959) will be experiencing their (second) Saturn Return during this time.

posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 07:51 AM
I certainly enjoyed Saturn return. Not because it felt good, or fun, but because I can finally see things clearly and calm the **** down. I'm a Capricorn so I guess Saturn return might be like a home coming back to me. I'm 30 right now, this has been an interesting year. It's going to be very interesting when my Cancer wife encounters this in 2 years. Thank you for the info OP.

posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 08:53 AM
a reply to: dffrntkndfnml

Fantastic thread - I am 25 years old right now but I feel as though my life became much more serious (no more fun and games) at about 24 or so, maybe my "Saturn Return" was early or maybe it is still yet to come.

Thanks so much for sharing this information - S & F my friend

posted on Nov, 10 2015 @ 04:54 PM
that means my parents, my brother, and I were all experiencing Saturns return the last 3 years.

I'm 30 now, Both my parents turned 60 this year. My brother is also 29. My whole family experienced this around the same time then?

Is that right?

So let me understand this. Your birthday is the start point of Saturns, we'll say "home"? Saturn takes 29.5 years to orbit the sun. After 29.5 years it returns to its home, around your birthday.
So Saturns effect on your consciousness returns every roughly 29.5 years from the time your birth?

Interesting, because the last 3 years of my life have been a huge learning experience personally, worldly, and relationship wise.
I've started a business. Started and ended a relationship which lasted from 27 years old to 30 years old, had some coming to terms with my parents. Talked my mom out of being Catholic, talked my Dad out of having faith in the government.

On a side note, some people theorize the twin towers were supposedly taken down as Satan worship.
Satan is a metaphor for Saturn. The twin towers were built 1971 to 73. On the cutting of the ribbon Saturn was in Gemini, the sign of the twins. We all know what happened on Saturns return roughly 30 years later.

at the 1:20 minute mark in this video Santos Bonacci talks about some of the connections between Saturn and 911

Saturn is a very interesting subject. thanks for the OP

posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 04:33 PM
a reply to: radarloveguy

LOL, I tell you one thing.I have never looked at rings the same!

a reply to: Boadicea

Thanks for the heads up.I find the art of Astrology productive for exploring Jung's ideas of the collective unconscious.Individuals milage varies.I don't think that should stop us, from the practice of trying to understand what this gift has to offer.The insights can be priceless.

a reply to: FamCore

Thank you.It's encouraging to get some positive feedback.My interest in astrology lays in the different ways energy flows.I have found it useful for exploring the range of probabilities coming into one's focus.It's challenging trying to imagine everything.

Time is a mystery.I feel it's flow ties into our own experience at varying degrees.I will flesh out the op gradually, with how I feel it has reflects itself personally.

a reply to: booyakasha

Astrology isn't one of my strength's.I feel events aren't set in stone.It does provide another perspective for us to consider.Becoming more familiar with this understanding, can help turn the tides.It has really helped limit the pain I used to feel, when I thought life was trying to single me out.I'm still practicing dealing with that. Thank goodness, I'm grateful to be able to laugh about it now.

Jung's ideas suggest to me, we all experience similar opportunities to grow in our lives.Those lessons vary depending on how well we practice listening to our hearts.

The events of 911 forced me to question everything I believe in.I'm still doing that.I'm not big into politics.

Thanks, everyone.:brofist:
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posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 03:37 AM

This is Stellarium software. You can see the night sky from your location in real time, or change to any other time in history.

This website shows where all the planets are in the solar system in real time, or any other time in history.

This is the Cassini Solstice Mission.

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