Saturn return

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This article is about the astrological phenomenon. For the Noah Haidle play, see Saturn Returns (play).

In astrology, especially horoscopic astrology, a Saturn return is an astrological transit when a transiting Saturn planet returns to the same point in the sky that it occupied at the moment of a person's birth (natal chart).[1][2]

In Hindu astrology, when Saturn is within one house prior to till one house after the house the moon is posited in, it is known as Saade saati, as the transit in a birth chart. This phase takes approximately 7.5 years to complete. These years are often filled with difficulty.

Psychologically, Saturn Return is an alleged phenomenon which is described[by whom?] as influencing a person's life development at 27 to 29 or 30-year intervals. These intervals or "returns" coincide with the approximate time it takes the planet Saturn to make one orbit around the sun, i.e. 29.4 years. Astrologers believe that, as Saturn "returns" to the degree in its orbit occupied at the time of birth, a person crosses over a major threshold and enters the next stage of life. With the first Saturn return, a person leaves youth behind and enters adulthood. With the second return, maturity. And with the third and usually final return, a person enters wise old age. These periods are estimated[by whom?] to occur at roughly the ages of 28-31, 56-60 and 84-90. A fourth return occurs for only a few people, at age 114-118.


  1. ^ Saturn return
  2. ^ Constance Stellas (2005). Advanced Astrology for Life. Adams Media. p. 77. ISBN 1593371977. 
  • Greene, Liz (1976). Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil. 
  • Schostak, Sherene; Weiss, Stefanie Iris (2003). Surviving Saturn's Return: Overcoming the Most Tumultuous Time of Your Life. 
  • Sullivan, Erin (2000). Saturn in Transit. 

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