• Yolanda McAdam

Saturn Return

Updated: Jan 6


Saturn makes a full cycle around the Sun every 29.5 years and spends 2.5 years in each Zodiac sign. Saturn rules both Capricorn and Aquarius. Saturn’s recent move into Aquarius (17 December, 2020) means that anyone born with Saturn in Aquarius is presently experiencing their Saturn return.

Saturn transits are a Big Deal. In fact, a transit of any of the slow-moving planets is a big deal because they result in life-altering changes. Their effects are longer lasting than those of the personal, faster moving planets (like Venus and Mars).

The Saturn Return

Ages 29, 30

The question that must be answered preferably at the start of each Saturn return is: How would you like the next chapter of your life story to unfold? This is because, to quote Caroline Casey, Saturn is the inner author. “If we do not go inward willingly, then Saturn will reach up and yank down forcefully. The involuntary yanking downward is often experienced as depression, but is instead a reminder not to live life by default.”

Saturn returns are often marked periods of concentration, frustration and suffering. This is because Saturn makes us face the things we deem “undesirable” and do our best to avoid. Saturn is a teacher and teachers know when we’re holding back. Where Saturn is placed in your chart reveals your natural aptitudes and abilities that seem painfully out of reach. For example, natal Saturn