A Saturn return is a specific time when Saturn completes a full round around the Zodiac and finally returns to its original position. You can find its origin position based on your birth date. A Saturn return is significant because it happens only once every 29.4 years!
Each return lasts for 2 and a half years each, so you should experience your Saturn returns around ages 27, 57, and 87. Significant changes are bound to come your way at this time, and it would be prudent to make the most of it.
The Lowdown On Saturn Returns
Saturn, Capricorn’s ruling planet, governs matters of time, structure, order, and law. It is the embodiment of stability, and so its movement can cause major shake ups in your life.
Whether it’s your love life or your career, or even your relationships with friends or family, Saturn brings big changes in its wake.
So you’d best get comfortable because it’s about to get uncomfortable.
A Saturn return is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you can expect to have to leave your comfort zones. But on the other hand, leaving your comfort zones can free you and allow you to grow even further. Saturn’s return brings hard-earned lessons, but they are critical if you are to remain true to your karma.
And don’t think you can run away from all of this, either. You may be able to hide away and twiddle your thumbs for this return, but you’re only delaying the inevitable. Not only have you not grown at all, but Saturn will be back the next go around. So best take your lumps now and come out better for it!
With that sobering thought in mind, here are 6 things you can do during your Saturn return. If you make the most of this time, you’ll definitely be well on your way to being a better person living a better life.
Do Some Much Needed Self-Reflection
The first step to maximizing this unique time of growth is to reflect upon yourself. It’s a good time as any for you to take stock of your life and see where things went right and where things went wrong.
It’s best if you take your time with this one and be completely honest with yourself. Even if it’s hard, you need to take a look at the things you’ve been avoiding up until this point.
Of course, you don’t need to have all the answers from the word go. But by asking these questions, you put yourself in a mindset of improvement and resolution. It means that you are aligned with Saturn’s influence and are ready to learn your needed lessons.
Ask For The Help You Need
Of course, no one goes at it alone. There will be times where you will find yourself at your breaking point. And for these times, you will need to call upon others for help.
Ironically, this may be the time where you feel the most isolated. With that in mind, remember that your support system will be there for you. Your friends, your family, and anyone you are close to are there to help you along your way.
Don’t be afraid to reach out. Get counseling, therapy, a checkup, whatever you need. And always remember, you are not alone.
Check Your Health
Your return will test all facets of your life. Not only will you face tests spiritually, mentally, and emotionally, but also physically.
Like the last section advises, now is not the time to be ignoring your health. You are strong, and you’re always growing stronger, but you aren’t invincible.
Make sure to eat healthily and stay active. Don’t skip your checkups, and stay on top of any health issues before they get worse. If you are in good working order, the stresses of life will train you instead of break you.
Enjoy The Process
The last few sections may have seemed grim, but they’re good warnings so that you avoid common pitfalls. Additionally, this is also a time of growth and beauty.
Examine yourself and your life from time to time. While things may seem uncertain, always acknowledge the progress you see and the progress you don’t. Celebrate your little victories. Celebrate them alone and also with others.
Keep joy and gratitude in your heart, and it will bolster your resolve. The fruits of your labor are yours to enjoy, so don’t deny yourself that.
Keep An Open Mind
Never forget that Saturn’s return is a time of great upheaval. So prepare yourself and let go of preconceived notions.
By the end of your return, you may be very different from who you used to be a long time ago. Things that used to be familiar to you may feel alien now, and you might not even recognize your past self!
With that said, every plan looks like a disaster in the middle. And you may definitely feel like you’re in one when you start your return.
Keep an open mind and trust the process. Things are not always what they seem, and you may need to make some violent sweeping changes to grow as a person.
Manifest Your Desires and Aspirations
Last but definitely not least, you need to know what you want. The first tip works to center you and provide you with a starting point. This last tip reminds you to give yourself direction.
Once you’ve cleared yourself up and have steeled yourself to being a better person, take some time to be sure of what you want. Sure, it’s easy to say you want to “be better” or “live a better life,” but what does that even mean?
Take this time to think about the things you want. Formulate plans to achieve your goals. Manifest your desires in your thoughts and actions.
You can keep yourself on track by doing this sort of reflection every few months or so.
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If you are already in a relationship, you will find newfound happiness with your significant other.
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This is the perfect time to collaborate with others.
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Consider every opportunity and don’t dismiss any out of turn.
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The Spring 2021 solar ingress chart covers one quarter of the year. Let’s have a closer look at this chart’s potentials.
Solar ingress charts are typically set on the Zero Aries house system as they can be read anywhere in the world, so the Sun will be on the left in the zero position of Aries the ram, and in this case, you can ignore the houses. Set this chart for your location to have a closer look at the chart’s potentials for your area.
An ingress chart in Aries may show the situation for the next year because it occurs at the absolute start of the zodiac, but they are typically used to illuminate the future of one quarter of the year at a time.
In this case, the time period is from when the Sun enters Aries on March 19th/20th to when it again enters another cardinal sign (Cancer) around June 21st/22nd. This provides us with a good portion of time to work with, three months, one quarter of the year or around 90 days. Enough time to launch projects and set affirmations.
It always depends where you are in the world. The spring equinox in the northern hemisphere occurs at the same time as the autumn equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
In this chart there are strong influence of:
The positive polarity indicating there will be positive vibes and upliftment in general.
The mutable mode suggests a certain flexibility between people, and you will be inclined to make allowances for others easier than normal.
The air element which hints at you thinking a little longer about the ideas behind what is going on rather than rushing into action.
On a planetary level, this ingress chart features:
The Sun in Aries suggests you will have more drive and be eager to get things done, although there may be some pushing and shoving.
The Sun is very well placed in its sign of exaltation as it can burn at a high temperature and create initiatives for those who are open to them.
The Sun is conjoined Venus in Pisces (her sign of exaltation) indicating that women may benefit more in this quarter.
The Sun sextiles Pluto in Capricorn, attracting the urge for everyone to go deeper and tap into our hidden talents.
Mercury squares Mars to drive energy into expressing yourself, but you could be overbearing and ostracize others through your strong opinions. This works both ways so you could be at the receiving end of some forceful energy so be prepared to stand your ground.
Venus conjoins Neptune to add some misunderstandings in love affairs. If you are single, you need to be crystal clear about whether you love someone or not, or your prince or princess may simply slip through your fingers.
If you are in a meaningful relationship already, you can anticipate that the blending of Venus and Neptune will bring some confusion in matters of love and romance. You are likely to miss subtle cues from your partner that may be important later. They may tell you something important that you ignore only to realize the implications of after Venus has moved away from the close connection it has with Venus in this chart. Pay attention to all messages from your partner that you hear around the equinox as they will set the tone for the next three months in your relationship.
The Moon conjoined Mars in Gemini suggests quick change reactions. You could go from happy to sad to annoyed in a moment. If you are a naturally demonstrative person, it may be necessary to pause and take a breath before your emotions become whirlwind.
The Moon trine both of the social planets, Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, brings the urge to tap into your feelings, both happy and sad, and the urge to experience a rich life.
The Moon squares Neptune which intimates that you are likely to ignore extremes of emotions, and in doing so, you might miss the bigger picture that is unfolding right under your nose.
Venus sextiles Pluto which joins the two money planets in a positive, if not lucrative, way.
There may not be excesses of cash available this quarter, but this moderate aspect connection suggests there will be enough. However, just what is enough will be subjective for each person.
On a global scale, the markets are likely to rally and maintain their strength and buoyancy this quarter.
After the equinox, choose investments that you are already in and add to those rather than branching out into new positions.
Interest rates will likely hold steady if not creep up slightly.
If you are completing your tax returns during this period, send them off at around 8:00am to 10:00am to avoid any unwanted investigations from the tax department.
In which house of your birth chart does this equinox fall?
Pluto Transits Through the Houses – for Forecasting Astrologers
In this post I’m going to share with you, key energy shifts that you can anticipate when Pluto transits the houses of your chart.
When your start with transits you typically begin from the outer planets inwards towards the Sun.
The first planet that you will study will be Pluto.
Pluto takes a long time to pass through each sign.
It can take years to transit the houses of your chart.
Pluto’s Time in Each Sign
Taking into account that Pluto will retrograde over signs boundaries I am only looking at the first time Pluto enters a new sign in all cases.
This will give an average time for the planet to be in each sign, although yes, it will retrograde at the beginning of the ingress and go back to the previous sign for a while and at the end of a sign it will move into the new signa finally to retrograde back for a while into the old sign.
But all things being equal, that is why I’m taking the first ingress of Pluto into each sign that has occurred relatively recently.
Pluto Through the Signs
Pluto was in Leo from 1939 to 1956 when it first entered Virgo. Pluto took 17 years to cover 30 degrees.
Pluto was in Virgo from 1956 to 1971 when it entered Libra. Pluto was 15 years in Virgo.
Pluto was in Libra from 1971 to 1983 when it entered Scorpio. Pluto was 14 years in Libra.
Pluto was in Scorpio from 1983 to 1995 when it entered Sagittarius. Pluto was 12 years in Scorpio.
Pluto was in Sagittarius from 1995 to 2008 when it went into Capricorn. Pluto was 13 years in Sagittarius.
Pluto has been in Capricorn since 2008 and will remain there until 2023 when it will go into Aquarius. Pluto will be 15 years in Capricorn.
Perihelion and Aphelion of Pluto
Perihelion is the closest a planet gets to the Sun and for Pluto, perihelion was actually within Neptune’s orbit on September 5th, 1989 at 13 degrees Scorpio.
Pluto’s aphelion when it is the farthest away from the Sun, the last time was over one hundred years ago in 1867 in Taurus.
Pluto was in Taurus from 1852 to 1882 which means that Pluto spent 30 years in Taurus.
Kepler’s Second Law
Kepler’s 2nd law of planetary motion states that, “Planets sweep out equal areas in equal time.”
This means that when a planet is closer to the Sun, at perihelion, it moves faster, as Pluto did through Scorpio. W
hen a planet is further from the Sun, at aphelion, it moves slower as Pluto did when it transited Taurus.
Pluto transited Scorpio in a brief twelve years but took thirty years to transit Taurus.
Having said all that let’s have a look at some key phrases that you can anticipate when Pluto transits the houses of your natal chart.
To find which house Pluto is transiting for you, find 25 degrees of Capricorn and decide which house that is for you. It will be different for everyone.
For myself Pluto is transiting my sixth house at the moment (January 2021).
Initial House Ingress
The most important part of transiting Pluto, or any planet for that matter, is the time it first enters a new house.
That event will bring a period of usually one whole year when the changes relating to the new house are the most felt by the person whose chart it is.
By the time Pluto has been in a house for five to ten yeasr you do get used to the energy.
When in a particular house, if Pluto then conjoins a planet in your house it will it trigger more responses in you.
And when transiting Pluto makes general aspects to the planets in your chart, but that is the topic for another time.
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Ok, so we have covered some potential shifts of energy that you may experience as Pluto transits the different houses of your chart.
Find the date when Pluto will change houses for you and jot that special date down in your calendar and worksheet.
Every year I create an astrology guide. This contains important information of interest to forecasting astrologers.
The handy guide contains all the Ingresses, retrograde cycles and eclipses for each year.
The guide is available as a PDF download.
If you are an aspiring astrologer, then this is for you. You will learn which planets will not be retrograde and of those that are exactly when and where the retrograde period will occur.
We will explore how each eclipse is different and exactly who each eclipse will affect.
This covers all of the planetary ingresses of 2021. That is every planet that changes sign for the year. We will discover month by month when each planetary ingress occurs. And I’m offering you a quick general interpretation for each planet as it moves signs.
Get going understanding the movement of the planets in 2021 and how you can apply the shifting energy to your horoscopes and when you work with your client’s charts
This information is part of my StarzologyForecasting Series.
2021 Starzology Astrology Guide
I am preparing my annual “Starzology 2021 Astrology Guide to Ingresses, Retrogrades and Eclipses” which is available now.