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Astrology: Do You Believe in Saturn's Return?

Astrology: Do You Believe in Saturn's Return?

If you're anywhere between 27 and 30 and have ever had, oh, a problem, someone might tell you not to worry — or, actually do worry. It's all part of a perfect celestial storm known as Saturn's return. Taking about 29 years to orbit the Earth, Saturn returns to the place it was in at your birth every 29 years. This means one thing to astrologers — rebirth!

Birth is painful; rebirth isn't much better, especially considering Saturn is a sign of growth. Astrologers believe Saturn's return represents life changes: the first time it returns in your late 20s, you enter adulthood. The next time, around 60, you enter maturity, and the final time, at 90, you enter the wisdom of old age. None of it comes easy.

So what does Saturn's return mean for those approaching 30? It's out with the old and in with the new: self-examination, career changes, bad relationships ending, good relationships deepening, and, hey, maybe you'll have a baby! To which I say, these are all things that happen anyway.

Yet, Saturn's return is all over pop culture. No Doubt named its 2000 album Return of Saturn as Gwen Stefani approached her 29th birthday; there's a book — Surviving Saturn's Return — about it; and then there's this amazing blog that connects Saturn's return with events in celebrities lives. It's quite morbid, actually, blaming Annie Leibovitz's money troubles and the deaths of John Hughes, Heath Ledger, and Julia Child on the return of Saturn.

Sound about right to you, or should the idea return to outer space?

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flyowsley flyowsley 8 years
I think it is a little naive to think that the planets, moon, and stars do not have any effect on us or our lives. How do we really know for sure? If the gravitational pull of the sun and moon can effect massive bodies of water i.e. the oceans, then why not us too? Think about it.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
I just turned 27 on Thursday, and on the heels after two challenging and tumultuous ages (25 and 26), I am feeling more optimistic about life. I don't know if Saturn has anything to do with it, but I feel like my emotions are in a better place now.
Advah Advah 8 years
I'll tell you that in four years.
nicklover nicklover 8 years
spacekatgal and spacekatdude i completely agree!
Spacekatdude Spacekatdude 8 years
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings. (Julius Caesar 1.2.135)
Spacekatdude Spacekatdude 8 years
People will believe what they want to believe, but I don't buy into astrology at all. Sure, life changes happen at 29, but does it have anything to do with Saturn? Don't think so. I've seen astrologers try to explain stuff in people's lives, and they keep making up stuff until they get it right. Example: Everything in your life was because of where the sun was when you were born. No? Well, the position of the moon also had an effect. Still not quite right? Well, where Mars was is also important. Still not explaining everything? Well, Venus is crucial, too. They just keep making up more stuff.
acyl acyl 8 years
Astrology is ridiculous. However people generally go thru life changes around age 30.
b1uebunn b1uebunn 8 years
Wow, that's really stupid.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
What about 28? My life is sorta upside down right now. But no, stresstastic life aside, I don't believe in astrology much.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
I wasn't even aware that it had left.
flyowsley flyowsley 8 years
I'm turning 30 tomorrow. Big changes headed my way, I am ready!
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