The truth about Saturn Return

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It’s officially February, and astrology lovers already know about the sexy surprises in store this month. But if you’re in your late twenties and life is less-than-awesome, the planets might be to blame. You could be experiencing your Saturn Return—the fancy name for Saturn’s journey back to where it was in the sky when you were born. Googling Saturn Return horror stories can seriously freak you out, so we tapped our favorite intuitive astrologer, Adrianne Tamar Arachne, to give us some insight.

So what exactly is Saturn Return?

“People tend to talk about it negatively, but Saturn Return is really just a cosmic rite of passage,” Adrianne says. “When you were born, Saturn started out in a certain place, and it’s going to take between 28 and 30 years for Saturn to make a full orbit through all the signs to get back [to that place].”

Astrologers believe that Saturn can cause quite a stir in our daily lives. According to Café Astrology, “Saturn governs old age along with the lessons it teaches us. Learning life’s lessons is key to this planet, in keeping with its role as teacher.” Sound scary? Adrianne says we shouldn’t be too afraid.

“For a lot of people, it can be pretty disruptive,” Adrianne says. “For instance, if they got married earlier in their twenties, maybe they’ll go through divorce. Or maybe they meet their soulmate right around that time and suddenly get married. Maybe they run into the right opportunity to have their dream career…it’s this initiation point where people just sort of get aligned with what they’re supposed to be doing as an adult.”

How do we thrive during Saturn Return?

Adrianne says it’s super important to let go of relationships and circumstances that aren’t letting us grow, and to embrace the change as it comes. To help manage all of the emotions, she suggests making self-care a priority. Whether that means taking time for meditation or talking with a professional, making your own health a priority can make all of the difference.



P.S. Saturn Return seems like a great time to make sure your birth control is covered.

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