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Five Tips for Interpreting the Saturn Return

March 12, 2012 – 12:31 am | 38 Comments

The purpose of this article is to provide some tips for how to interpret the Saturn return, in order to find out what it means in your life by looking at it within the context …

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Saturn Returns of the Winklevoss Twins

Posted by on December 13, 2011 – 10:01 pmOne Comment

Winklevoss twinsTyler and Cameron Winklevoss, of Facebook lawsuit fame, are currently experiencing their first Saturn return in Libra, and have been since 2009. Their Saturn return was exact the week The Social Network was released, the film that told the partly fictionalized story of Facebook’s founding and the Winklevoss twins’ ensuing legal fight for compensation. Sept 24, 2010 was the film’s first release date at New York Film Festival, and then the big general release was Oct. 1, 2010. Since we don’t have a birth time for them we don’t know the exact minutes of their Saturn degree, but transiting Saturn would have hit 7’31 mid-week (Saturn in their noon chart, below), in between the two movie releases.

 Winklevoss twins birth chart

They started the lawsuit 7 years ago, one quarter of a Saturn cycle back. Saturn was then in Cancer and transiting their tight natal Mars-Pluto square, which speaks of the potential to get into major power struggles, as well as their much commented on inability to give up on the lawsuit. “[Quitting] is not in our DNA,” Tyler Winklevoss stated in a recent interview piece in Vanity Fair. According to a Harvard Crimson article written back when this all started, the lawsuit was first filed on September 2, 2004, when transiting Saturn was just a degree past the Mars-Pluto square, so they were probably planning it out when it was exact just prior to this. Since their Saturn return was the first square from when they began the lawsuit, it should have marked a major turning point in the case. And indeed, their Saturn return at first appeared to be coinciding with meeting some realism regarding this and relinquishing their attempts to get more money – they dropped the appeal, finally, earlier this year – but then they filed a different suit the next day.

The Winklevoss twins actually have a pretty nice looking chart, even without knowing the time. This echoes their actual very fortunate lives, and why the continuing lawsuit has turned into a bit of a joke, that they are still arguing they deserve more compensation after being awarded a settlement valued at $65 million.  The Sun, Mercury, and Venus  in their natal chart are all placed in their own signs, and the Moon and Saturn are exalted. Saturn is also enclosed by the benefics (the benefic version of ‘besiegement’). I find it interesting that with 4 planets in Libra they are pushing so hard on the legal angle, since one of the common themes associated with the sign of Libra is justice/fairness. Perhaps with Saturn there, even though it’s got some nice help from Venus and Jupiter, they will still have to learn that there are limits in the pursuit of  ‘fairness.’

Aside from the Facebook lawsuit saga and the movie release regarding that, the twins also earned MBA degrees in 2010 from the University of Oxford during their Saturn return, and will go on to compete for the second time on the U.S. rowing team during next summer’s Olympics before their Saturn return is through in October 2012. They started rowing when they were 14, at their first Saturn opposition, so the coming Olympics should bring to fullness what they’ve been pursuing since then. I will be keeping an eye out for the results next year.

 

 

 

 


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Written by Leisa Schaim

Leisa Schaim is a Denver, Colorado-based astrologer with a particular interest in combining the best of both modern and traditional astrological techniques. She has a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences from Antioch College and did graduate work in Religious Studies at the University of Colorado. She is the presiding officer of AFAN, is co-organizer of the Denver Astrology Group, and is a former board member of the Association for Young Astrologers. She offers astrological consultations through her website LeisaSchaim.com.




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  • margie says:

    I understand the lawsuit. They have suns in Leo, with a fair amount of pride. They have always been in the top tier, tall, handsome, Harvard educated,champion rowers. Then they get bested by some little geeky guy. I think they feel like he made them look foolish and he continues to do so. I think they are looking for a win against Zuckerberg and haven’t been able to get one yet. Even with the money in the settlement, they don’t believe they won.

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