There are some planetary cycles that visit all of us at around the same time of our lives. Many of you are familiar with the Saturn Return, the first one of which occurs around age 28-30 and brings with it the call of responsibility, Saturn’s baileywick. The outer planets, being farther away from the Sun, have bigger cycles. Uranus, for example, takes 84 years to orbit the Sun to the Uranus return occurs at around age 84.
The outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) inspire us to transform our lives – they don’t dabble in the personal realm like the traditional planets do. Uranus cycles (the opening square at age 21-22, the opposition at age 41-42, the closing square at 61-63 and the return at age 84) always ask this question: What are you doing with your life, and does it reflect your authentic self?
In my own life I’ve had a lot going on the past few years. Typical Second Saturn Return stuff: My mother’s illness and death, having to trademark my blog after a threat of a lawsuit from a Big Portal Site, rebuilding the blog, challenges with my work team, three house renovations and cleaning out my mother’s house, the death of my beloved dog, my husband’s retirement, a new dog, the illness and death of my sister’s husband… all typical things that happen in a person’s life, but packed into a small amount of time.
The Uranus square follows the Saturn Return and suddenly I’m looking at my life and everything I have manifested over the past 20 years, since the last Uranus cycle, and trying to get clear about what is really important and feels right, and what I am just doing out of habit.
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