Astrologers call the period between ages twenty-eight and thirty "Saturn Return." That's because it's the first time the planet Saturn completes its cycle through your birth chart and returns to the spot it occupied when you were born. ... While undergoing your Saturn Return you may find yourself turning inward ... You may feel lonely and alienated from those around you, while family and friends think you are shutting them out. ...Even if your external world seems to be in order, your internal structure may feel as though it's being assaulted with a battering ram. Nervous conditions, irritability, depression, insomnia, and feelings of insecurity are common.
Considering this is astrology - which is, to say the least, a complete crock - the assessment of the 28-30 age range is dead-on. I don't believe it has one damned thing to do with the planet Saturn, but "Saturn Return" is an attractive name for it, so I shall call it that. ("Dude, this is my band, Saturn Return.")
Apologies to everyone who has experienced my excessive weirdness recently. I hate to tell you it isn't over yet. But I'm doing my best to get that planet spinning away from me once again, and someday I hope to be able to approach you with serenity, generosity, and good humor. In the meantime, I must remember the cardinal rule of LJ:
"If you don't have anything nice to say... don't enable comments."