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Saturn Return

No, it's not an automotive rebate program. It is, according to those who dabble in astrology, what I'm going through right now:

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."
;)

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darthbeckman
Sep. 7th, 2004 11:35 am (UTC)
I think it's a crock too, but I do think it's cool how I'm a Capricorn and the personality description of that sign matches me to a tee.

But like I said to Katie, I'm never going to believe in horoscopes until they get more specific. "YOU, Kevin Beckman from Cameron Park, CA, will receive a raise on October 27 of this year."
mollyringle
Sep. 7th, 2004 12:57 pm (UTC)
Heh, no kidding. Give us some news we can use! Instead they write these descriptions that could be interpreted to cover basically everyone. "You're proud, yet insecure...outgoing, yet private...there will be opportunities ahead for you, but you must learn to recognize them..."

Come to think of it, I'd say fortune cookies are just as useful as horoscopes, and at least more entertaining. :)
darthbeckman
Sep. 7th, 2004 04:04 pm (UTC)
...in bed!
And fortune cookies lend themselves well to cheap bedroom humor!
mollyringle
Sep. 7th, 2004 07:03 pm (UTC)
Re: ...in bed!
Hehehe. I wonder if people do the "...in bed" thing with fortune cookies worldwide? Sure seems to have caught on in this country.
oloriel
Sep. 7th, 2004 12:57 pm (UTC)
"Dude, this is my band, Saturn Return."

Totally off-topic and probably totally pointless, but there's a song "Saturn Return" by R.E.M...
scratchedcornea
Sep. 7th, 2004 01:30 pm (UTC)
And an album by No Doubt called Return of Saturn.
mollyringle
Sep. 7th, 2004 07:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's right. I knew it sounded familiar...
elycia
Sep. 7th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC)
In an effort to find a positive side to your current restlessness, allow me to point out that it *could* have been known as "Uranus Return," which implies an entire host of rather different troubles... ;-)
mollyringle
Sep. 7th, 2004 07:06 pm (UTC)
Heheh. True...that would really just add insult to injury.
bluesound
Sep. 9th, 2004 12:22 am (UTC)
I was discussing the behaviour of people as they approach 30, with some people at work. A few interesting theories, I'll go into them at a later point.
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