What is a “Saturn Return”?
If you’re hearing this for the first time, it is basically an astrological term for when Saturn makes an entire orbit around the Sun and ‘returns’ to the same position at your time of birth. Because the orbit of Saturn takes about 29.5 years, most people experience a “Saturn Return” around the ages of 29, 58 & 87 in their lives. Because the orbit of Saturn is irregular, it might occur in the 1-2 years before or after those ages mentioned.
So what’s the BIG deal?
The words associated with Saturn are boring or dull, such as; Duty, Responsibility, Long-term plans, Effort, Commitments etc. It will be a period in which you question the efforts and commitments made over the last 10 years of adulthood and reflect on whether or not this is the direction you would like to proceed on into the next phase of your life. It is not uncommon to experience the need for sudden career changes and needing to pursue the things that truly matter.
BUT before you run off like a headless chicken, freaking out about leaving your jobs and making drastic life changes, consider the following pointers to help you Survive Your Saturn Return:
It is sort of like organising your wardrobe, but more towards applying it to your life goals. “Well this cartoon t-shirt worked for me previously in my teens, but not anymore!”– It’s about knowing what to throw out and consider keeping what is now important in your life, which you would like to work towards to in the long-term (10-20 years). Do allow yourself to dream of what you would deem as successful, a challenge you take on so there will be no regrets. It could come in the form of; positions in your career, financial goals, marriage, starting a family, pursuing a life-purpose, etc. Have these goals to be a bit of a stretch but ultimately realistic and achievable.
Once you are clear of actually what you want to do and what your life goals are, set up a structure or a system to help you achieve those goals. One of the ways, is sharing about these goals with someone you trust, and ask them to hold you accountable for achieving these goals. Breaking goals down into smaller goals and setting milestones with a realistic timeframe could help a lot too by allowing you to keep a close track of your progress, and make any necessary adjustments.
Importantly, it is also realising that these goals are long-term in nature, which they will not be easily achieved with an overnight success. – Don’t beat yourself up if you’ve not achieve what you wanted especially within a short span of time. Learn to give credit to yourself and celebrate the things in which you have started to progress in or achieve over the next couple of years.
Another great way for you to find guidance and directions in your life is picking up Astrology. Through understanding Astrology and your own Natal chart, you will discover insights to who you are truly as a person, your core personality, identity and life purpose. Many of Selfstrology Academy’s students join the class at the point of their Saturn Returns and are realising for themselves what they truly want to achieve and contribute to others in their lives. Some of them have found the courage to leave disempowering relationships and careers, in pursuit for greater, more meaningful professions and fulfilling relationships. For more information about the course, visit: https://selfstrology.com/academy/bac/.
We hope that this article has helped you to gain more clarity and the direction for the next phase in life. If you’ve found this article useful do share it with someone else experiencing this stage in life as well. Do leave your comments or questions you might have, in the comments section below and we will address them.
You are real problem in your relationships.
By Brenan Yeo
Stumbling through the internet, one often finds relationship advice in abundance, which offer catharsis for, perhaps, heartbroken and jaded millennials.
Skeptics often scoff at the generalised “readings”, noting that the words could apply to anyone — and particularly those of horoscopes.
Believers of astrology are sometimes mocked for subscribing to these generalisations. “Oh, we didn’t match because our signs are different.” “He’s too much of a Capricorn for me.” “She’s a Scorpio… I don’t think we would work out”.
I cannot deny that at my weaker points in life, horoscopes did seem to make an absurd amount of sense. I sometimes ponder if there is an actual reason, to my Capricorn need for “structure and order,” according to what the internet tells me.
My curious search for the truth behind astrology led me to the heart of Arab Street. Tucked away in the lines of shophouses, stands Selfstrology, an astrology school.
May Sim, founder of Selfstrology, greeted me through the large window overlooking the entrance. Her petite figure seemed almost equal to the table she was seated at, but her air of authority was unmistakable. Walking out, she flashed a full-toothed grin, and greeted me. “Shall we begin?”
WRITTEN IN THE CHARTS
May boasts a formidable list of qualifications: 15 years of practice in the field and a hard-earned bachelor’s equivalent in studies from the International Academy of Astrology. The student-turned-instructor at her alma mater is currently working on a book on psychological astrology.
The biggest question I had was how horoscopes work. Lunar and stellar energies certainly could not derive and profile my personality. May, however, told me otherwise.
“You see, when anyone is born, the stars are at a specific angle and alignment, depending on where you are born on Earth. That’s why I asked for your specific birth time, as well as the location. This lets me digitally generate a chart to see what are the exact angles are of the stars I need to see. The positioning of these is the information I have about you.”
“Personality profiling is about identifying your behavioural patterns. So once we know what you want and how you’re like, we can see how to get there.”
I was still skeptical, but the key to understanding lies within an open mind. I decided to probe a little deeper.
She pulled out my birth chart, which was dominated by a circle, split into twelve sections. It was decorated with handwriting, obvious that she had prepared it herself, and painstakingly so. Unfolding the document, she pointed to one intricate symbol.
“This is Venus, which we otherwise recognise as a symbol for love.”
Her hand traced the circular shape, stopping at the sign immediately below it.
“And this is Pluto, the god of the Underworld. Their close proximity tells me that, unfortunately, your relationships are filled with chaos.”
Okay, my relationships have been all but peaceful. I’ve weathered emotional abuse, conflicting interests and plenty of tears, but still — it could be a coincidence.
The consultation lasted for an hour, growing more intensive with every flick of her pen. Any incorrect readings would have fed the skeptic in me. I was reading into every word she said, waiting for an error.
But there were none.
With pinpoint accuracy, the signs told her everything about me, from my latent scars of a poor childhood to my ideal career choices. All the things I knew about myself intimately, she laid out on the table, bare. I felt naked — stripped, even.
I could have been anyone, of a hundred different permutations of backgrounds and cultural differences. And yet, here I was, with a complete stranger who seemed to know everything about me, from a flimsy piece of paper to boot.
Despite my deep-seated discomfort, May’s cheery demeanour persisted.
“The charts don’t lie. But I’m not here to make you uncomfortable. I’m here to help you piece together what all of these things mean, and give you advice on how to best move forward,” she said.
That is exactly what she did for me. She pieced together my broken love life and identified this curious pattern I never would have noticed alone, especially not through convenient listicles I read through tears at night.
“Most people start their relationships like this: finding someone, sustaining the needs of the relationship and then fulfilling themselves through it. The question here is, how do you find someone if you don’t even know what fulfills you?”
She paused to give me a mental breather.
“So we work backwards instead — find out what fulfills you in a relationship before finding someone who meets those requirements.”
That felt like a wonderful piece of advice for someone constantly heartbroken. I was filled with shock and awe.
“It’s all in the charts. You can’t get this kind of detailed and personal reading from any crappy newsletter online. If you want to get a proper reading done, go to a qualified astrologist. You wouldn’t trust a friend who spent a few days reading medicinal articles and then starts calling himself a doctor, would you? Same thing.”
Astrology is a complex field of study. I could not summarise the years of experience necessary to understand how these charts work, much as I could not do the same for medicine.
Is it accurate? Spine-chillingly so.
Is it for everyone? It could be. Traditional Chinese medicine is not for everyone, but some people do swear by it.
How does this help with relationships? It is a guide, after all, a reference for us to remind yourself what we want and need. Whether you believe in astrology or not, May gave me quality
advice as a person, and it is, and will be, something I remember for a lifetime.
What is Astrology?
We get asked this question a lot! And especially as with the Asian context, Western Astrology usually gets confused with Bazi, Fengshui & Vedic Astrology – which are all fundamentally different from one another. So is Western Astrology just based on the 12 Zodiac signs?
Usually, when people associate the 12 Zodiac signs or magazine horoscopes, they might just be referring to the Sun Sign. However, Astrology goes beyond that and is the study of how cosmic bodies (planets including the Sun, asteroids and other calculated points etc) affect and influence lives.
This is where it begins
Before we sound like space cadets, Astrologers are actually looking at some specific indicators which are based on precise calculations for the exact time of birth of a person or significant events. Given a specific time or an exact moment, Astrologers will be able to generate and map a chart of the planetary positions which may look like this:
Astrology chart mapped for Brad Pitt’s exact time of birth
So to have your own chart generated, click the button below:
You will be prompted to input the following details such as:
Upon generating a chart, a simple auto-generated report is provided as well. Although it does give you a quick interpretation of the Planets in Signs, but it does not really give you a very accurate description of how it plays out in your life. The Basic Astrology Course, offered by Selfstrology Academy would be able to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to interpret all the symbols within the chart.
Otherwise, to have a more detailed interpretation but you find it tedious to understand what all the symbols and indications are? It is recommended to see a professional Astrologer who will be able to breakdown the chart to give you a proper analysis of your personality profile. If you are seeking a consultation, click on the this link to find our more about our consultation services.
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19 October 2017, 7.15pm @ Selfstrology Academy, 15A Bussorah St
ASTROLOGY OF INVESTMENTS
Investments may be complicated to the average person and one might find the challenge to start out or decide on the different types of investments they should go into. Using the astrology psychological profile, we’ll be able to identify the suitability of the types of investment. Even for seasoned investors, by understanding your personal psychology we’ll be able to advise on hedging against yourself and minimising risks.
In this event we’ll examine:
– Understand your personalities with Astrology
– The use of Astrology to generate an investment profile
– Discover and finding ways to unleash your capital
Who Should Attend
– Individuals who want to learn about investments
– Investors looking to put together an investment or trading profile
– Individuals interested in Astrology and personality profiling
To RSVP: Reserve your seat, email us at [email protected]
About May Sim
May Sim is a full-time astrologer who serves as Chief Astrologer at Selfstrology Academy and also sees clients as a consulting astrologer. She is the first Asian graduate with a 3.5-year Diploma in Modern Astrology and also the first Asian lecturer from the International Astrology Academy (IAA). May specialises in Psychological Astrology and has been practicing for 14 years . Since 2003, till date she has seen over 1000+ clients in consultations., including Doctors, Lawyers, Judges, Business Owners, Working Professionals and Married Couples.
About Elden Seah
Elden is an Associate Partner in a financial advisory firm and has been practicing advisory business for the last 6 years.
Complete financial freedom comes from knowing and acting upon the truth. His inspiration is for his clients to discover a holistic planning programme that optimizes their coverage while cutting down their expenses.
In our lives, we usually find ourselves faced with difficult situations or decisions, which may seem like splitting into diverse directions at crossroads. It feels like a constant tug-of-war to balance out areas of our lives such as Family, Relationships, Career, Work or Money, etc. In this
In this article, we’ll discuss several common and significant points in a person’s life that they may feel particularly challenged or start to question their life choices seriously.
At Life’s Crossroads, 20 Jun 2017, 7.15pm
This point in life is when a person is first recognised as a legal adult. In Singapore’s context, people around this age are still completing their studies or just happen to be starting out their careers. They will experience changes to start to feel a sense of responsibility and taking actions to break out of their comfort zone. (Astrological terms: transiting Saturn will be in the 3rd quarter position and Uranus will form squares natally to the native). This may generally be an uncomfortable situation as they will tend to have an overly focus on a particular area of life neglecting the other.
Turning 29, a person may start to question the efforts and commitments made over the last 10 years of adulthood and reflect on whether or not this is the direction they would like to proceed on into the next phase of their lives. This may be a point in their lives where they will become more serious or have a strong sense of responsibility to the major areas of the persons’ life. (Astrological terms: transiting Saturn will be in conjunction to Saturn natally in the native’s chart) They may experience sudden career changes and start to pursue the things that truly matter to them.
Most people know of this period as the Mid-life Crisis, where men start to develop bald patches and females start to lose their figures. But apart from the changes to physical appearance, this is a period of troubling years where people normally experience it in 3 stages; Sense of disappointment, Impetus for change and Bearing the consequences.
Stage 1: Sense of disappointment (Neptune square)
A person may start to question, feel stuck or disappointed and feel that their ideal situations have not been met. This may be an irrational feeling regardless of the level of achievements or success that they might have attained thus far.
Stage 2: Impetus for change (Uranus square)
When it enters this stage, having felt disappointed previously the person may feel a strong need or an impulse to solve the situation. It is a common sight to be seeing people make radical purchases such as a luxury house or a car for a sense of achievement and a symbol of success.
Stage 3: Bearing the consequences (Saturn Square)
Completing the cycle of the life stage, this is a period where the person starts to return to reality to address the radical change that they had made. Sometimes, people may have regretted their decisions and would try to revert to status quo and where they were previously.
Similar to the Independence stage, a person will question all the commitments and achievements of his/her life, asking what’s next. In Astrological terms this is actually the 2nd Saturn return, and at this point people may choose to pursue neglected dreams or take a more laid back approach to life. It will not be uncommon to see people taking up courses or being more engaged with community-related activities.
*The age ranges given in the article are based on average approximate ages. All our astrological birth charts are different and having a unique signature, the progression and transits that happen to us are fundamentally different as well. If you like to sign up for a consultation to take a look at your personal life stages or find insights to directions in life, please click here.
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