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Chapter 50 (v.1) - The Second Saturn Return

Submitted: June 24, 2018

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Submitted: June 24, 2018



The Second Saturn Return

Rays Of Wisdom - Stargazer's Astro Files - Astrological Landmarks - The Saturn Returns

As mentioned earlier, Mrs May has just about completed her second Saturn Return. When I had a look at the birthchart of the European Union, I saw to my astonishment that it was formed on 1.1.1958. Therefore, this is the 59th year of its existence and with that the Union is doing the same. Comrades in arms! Let’s take a closer look at what this means. The first Saturn Return is complete by approx. age 29 1/2 and the second one around age 58/59. At the end of each period of 29 1/2 years, Saturn returns to the same position it occupied in our birthchart, at the moment of our birth. Each Saturn return marks the end of a phase in our inner maturing process. By the time the first return is complete, usually the set of inner and outer defences a personality has built for itself stretches over all areas of its mundane life.

Saturn returns can either be times of high achievement or of frustration and disappointments. This varies from one individual to another, depending on the amount of work one has done on personal development and growth. Naturally, the same applies to any kind of organisation, independent of how small or big it may be. Saturn returns are times for taking stock of our lives and for getting ready to clear away that which no longer supports our soul growth. What have we done with our lives thus far? Are we satisfied with the progress we have made? If not, clearly the time has come for making some profound changes in our attitude to life and our lifestyle. Clearing out and making the changes that have become necessary in one’s life is always a daunting prospect, but the Universe sees to it that this is what we do. And if we don’t something happens that in earthly terms is rightly called ‘force majeure’. The forces of destiny take things out of our hands and make them happen, as in this case through the British referendum.

In the approach to the Saturn returns we begin to view our defence network as a whole. It is a time when we can perceive more clearly than usual that which is real and what is illusory in the structures we have built. If we have done so well, that is if we have aimed for qualities of character rather than external forms and outward appearances, the Saturn returns can mark a peak of achievement and the reaffirmation of our inner sense of purpose. However, if we have built badly by depending on and identifying with our external attributes and circumstances only, there is a strong possibility that everything is knocked out from underneath us. Either we do this under our own steam or – if we resist Saturn’s energy and requirements – circumstances that are only apparently beyond our control may do so for us.

The momentum of our own unconscious currents may then force us to start again, though hopefully this time having found a different foundation and perspective on which to build our life altogether. Saturn returns are times when that which is transient or borrowed is dissolved, and only what has become a permanent attribute of our character is allowed to remain. When you think back you may remember how the first Saturn return affected your life, which could help you to understand the purpose and meaning of what you are going through now. You will find that coming up to the second Saturn return, circumstances often repeat themselves, sometimes in quite an uncanny and unnerving manner. You may find yourself in situations similar to those you encountered during the first return. Frequently, you will have a strong feeling of déjà-vu.

This is happening for a very good reason. The progressions of the Moon move through all the signs of the zodiac. Each sign represents at two and a half year cycle. This reflects how the Universe provides each soul with ever new learning experiences. One full sequence of these progressions lasts approx. the same span of time that it takes Saturn to do the same. One full Moon cycle takes thirty years and Saturn takes 29 1/2 years to do the same. Because our progressed Moon at the time of our second Saturn Return therefore moves through the same sign as it did around the first one, very similar experiences are drawn into our lives. This way the Universe is testing us how much we have learnt in the meantime and whether spiritually we have we made any progress at all. Only if our behaviour and our reactions to people and situations show that we have learnt from the mistakes we made earlier in life, shall we truly be ready to move on to different and more mature experiences.

There are other indicators in the Union’s birthchart that tell me the time is right for some major changes in its structure and standing in the world, and that over the coming months the pace of these developments will be quickening. For the union it’s going to be a time for bringing its inner house in order, making home improvements and maybe even – metaphorically speaking – moving house. This is likely to include a going back to Union’s roots and giving careful consideration why it was formed in the first place. The original idea was a spiritual one, namely to make sure that wars between the countries of Europe would no longer be impossible. A united Europe was an ideal to be striven for! I was part of the generation that helped to bring it into being. I was twenty-one the year it was formed and allowed to vote for the first time in my life. I even remember the date when I put my paper into the ballot box. It was a general election that took place on that particular birthday. What an event!

Maybe now I can make a small contribution towards the forming of a new union that is indeed nearer to my heart’s desire. Over the next three years or so the existing one will undergo many fundamental changes, of that I am sure. My friends and family know that I have no time for fortunetelling in general and especially not with the help of astrology. On this occasion, however, I am willing stick my neck out and say that what I wrote earlier about the future of the European Union is quite clearly written in the Stars.

To return to the theme of the Second Saturn Return for a moment, for Mrs May it clearly is a time of high achievements. After having served our country as Home Secretary for six years, which apparently is an exceptionally long time for anyone to hold this office, they are undoubtedly well deserved.

For the European Union, however, the second Saturn Return is going to be a time of disappointments and major setbacks. I see this as due to the fact that the union has been focussing purely on the material plane of life whilst completely neglecting its spiritual background, namely the ideal that once brought it into being. How this came about is more easily understood when one considers that the Moon in the European birthchart is in Taurus, the money sign of the zodiac. People born into it are fond of the good things of life, extremely acquisitive, possessive and clinging, they love money and gold.

But because the Aquarian Age is an increasingly spiritual one, I imagine the union will be forced by the circumstances of our time to go back to the drawing board and its roots. I believe it will redesign and rebirth itself as a friendly confederation of European countries along the lines described earlier, so it can rise like the legendary phoenix from the ashes of its own funereal pyre.

Recommended Reading:
•‘Stargazer’s Astro Files – The Second Saturn Return’

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