A New Life: My Saturn Return

I turned 28 t’other day and tomorrow I start my new dream job. Making the decision to take it has actually meant I also start a new life in the morning too – one where I consider moving out of my boyfriend’s mum’s house, investing in a two-year phone contract and knowing that I can say yes to that wedding invite in September.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life

The sun rising in the desert in Sharm el Sheikh

I hadn’t really known what I wanted to do before, travel, move, stay put? This job has made the decision for me and I couldn’t be happier about the definite and positive change.

Saturn Return: “An astrological transit caused by your transiting Saturn planet returning to the same point in the sky that it occupied at the moment of your birth. Astrologers believe that, as Saturn ‘returns’, a person crosses over a major threshold and enters the next stage of life.” (Cheers Wikipedia)

Your Saturn Return signifies a time of transformation, an emotional transition from one life-phase to the next.

  • At the first Saturn Return, a person leaves youth behind and enters adulthood (28-30).
  • With the second Return, maturity (56-60).
  • And with the third and usually final Return, a person enters wise old age (84-90).

My Saturn Return and work

On Monday I will start work as the Content and Community Manager for the adventure brands at Flight Centre. I’m going to be working with an amazing team, who are all brilliant at what they do, and great people too.

Saturn Return

Bye bye HostelBookers – you’ll always be the best hostel booking website!

It was hard to leave my beloved HostelBookers, but I’ve had a great time there and it’s time to spread my wings. My Saturn Return demands it. My first week at the new job involves a few days in New York City and Toronto to meet the international team and to say I’m excited about this is an understatement. I can’t wait to get stuck in and start campaigning for gapyear.com, myadventurestore and roundtheworldexperts.com.

My Saturn Return and home

I am so happy right now with all my friends and my family. I’ve just celebrated a brilliant birthday week with the help of most of them and with my wisdom of being 28 I realise just how lucky I am to enjoy such strong relationships with people I’ve known since playschool through to others I only met this year. My boyfriend bought me a MacBook as a gift: I don’t think he could be more perfect for me.

This amazing opportunity has settled me in a way I didn’t realise I needed. I’m more than happy to stay in London for the next few years, enjoy my annual leave, enjoy my friends and just hang out in the best city in the world.

The saturnsisters.com describe the first Saturn Return as “leaping off the cliff of childhood”. I think I’ll have to agree, but not in a way that accepts myself as older, but rather as more secure, happier, freer, and more excited for waking up than ever.

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  4. by aloysia on September 18, 2013  3:20 pm Reply

    thanks for this post,my saturn return is coming soon and the idea of "“leaping off the cliff of childhood” was freaking me out. I still feel young and need to have fun.So, I agree with your last statement: Saturn return is not about entering the "boring adult life" but it's about letting go the old patterns that don't suit us anymore and be happy with who we are.In other words, it's about being the author of your own life.

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