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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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Donald Glover’s Saturn Return Reflections

Posted by on October 15, 2013 – 2:52 pm7 Comments

Donald Glover29-year-old actor, comedian and rapper Donald Glover posted a series of notes on Instagram yesterday in which he expressed some remarkably honest and deep reflections about his life, and some of the fears and apprehensions that he has struggled with recently.

Glover has Saturn in early Scorpio, and he is right in the middle of his Saturn return. I was really struck by how well his notes conveyed many of the themes that people deal with during this time, and I think that his reflections provide some very valuable insights for those who want to understand the Saturn return better.

Glover first became famous between 2005-7, when Saturn was in Leo, as a member of a sketch comedy group on YouTube called Derrick Comedy. Later he went on to become a writer for the NBC series 30 Rock, although he is most well-known for his role on the popular NBC show Community. Over the past few years he has also had a rising career as a stand-up comedian and rapper.

Time Magazine noted that Glover has withdrawn from the public eye over the past year, becoming much less active on social media sites and leaving his role on the show Community. Much of this was explained yesterday, when he posted a series photos of handwritten notes on his Instagram account which explained a number of internal issues that he has been wrestling with recently.

According to Wikipedia he was born on September 25, 1983, which means that he has Saturn at 3 degrees of Scorpio. So, his Saturn return began last October when transiting Saturn moved into Scorpio, and he has been in the midst of it over the course of the past year.

Here are the notes, which come from Glover’s Instagram account:

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The notes were transcribed by a user named nephrium over on Reddit:

IM AFRAID OF THE FUTURE

I’M AFRAID MY PARENTS WONT LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SEE MY KIDS

IM AFRAID MY SHOW WILL FAIL

IM SCARED MY GIRL WILL GET PREGNANT AT NOT THE EXACT TIME WE WANT

IM SCARED I’LL NEVER REACH MY POTENTIAL

IM AFRAID SHE’S STILL IN LOVE W/THAT DUDE

IM SCARED ILL NEVER GROW OUT OF BRO RAPE

IM AFRAID PEOPLE THINK I HATE MY RACE

IM AFRAID PEOPLE WILL THINK I HATE WOMEN

I HATE PEOPLE CAN SAY ANYTHING

I HATE CARING WHAT PEOPLE THINK

IM AFRAID THERE’S SOMEONE BETTER FOR YOU OR ME

I FEEL LIKE IM LETTING EVERYONE DOWN

IM AFRAID PEOPLE HATE WHO I REALLY AM

IM AFRAID I HATE WHO I REALLY AM

IM SCARED PEOPLE WILL FIND OUT WHAT I MASTURBATE TO

IM AFRAID IM HERE FOR NOTHING

I FEEL THAT THIS WILL FEEL PRETENTIOUS

IM AFRAID THIS IS ALL AN ACCIDENT

IM SCARED ILL BE TYRESE

IM AFRAID DAN HARMON HATES ME

IM SCARED I WONT KNOW ANYTHING EVER AGAIN

IM SCARED I NEVER KNEW ANYTHING

IM AFRAID ILL REGRET THIS

IM AFRAID THIS DOESNT MATTER AT ALL

I DIDNT LEAVE COMMUNITY TO RAP I DONT WANNA RAP. I WANTED TO BE ON MY OWN.

IVE BEEN SICK THIS YEAR. IVE SEEN A BUNCH OF PEOPLE DIE THIS YEAR. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IVE FELT HELPLESS. BUT IM NOT ON THAT.

KEPT LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO BE IN WITH. FOLLOW SOMEONE’S BLUEPRINT. BUT YOU HAVE TO BE ON YOUR OWN.

THE LABEL DOESN’T WANT ME TO RELEASE IN DECEMBER CAUSE IT’S NOT A HOLIDAY RECORD AND IM NOT A BIG ARTIST. I STARTED THE RECORD LAST CHRISTMAS. CHRISTMAS ALWAYS MADE ME FEEL LONELY, BUT IT HELPED ME RESTART THE NEW YEAR. I WANT PEOPLE TO THIS ALBUM WHEN EVERYTHINGS CLOSED. WHEN EVERYTHING SLOWS DOWN AND QUIET. SO YOU CAN START OVER.

I GOT REALLY LOST LAST YEAR. BUT I CANT BE LONELY THO. CAUSE WE’RE ALL HERE. WE’RE ALL STUCK HERE.

I WANTED TO MAKE SOMETHING THAT SAYS, NO MATTER HOW BAD YOU FUCK UP, OR MISTAKES YOU’VE MADE DURING THE YEAR, YOUR LIFE, YOUR ETERNITY. YOURE ALWAYS ALLOWED TO BE BETTER. YOURE ALWAYS ALLOWED TO GROW UP. IF YOU WANT.

I don’t think that the notes really require much commentary, since they kind of speak for themselves. I just thought that it provided a really insightful look into the mind of someone who is currently in the process of going through their Saturn return.


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Written by Chris Brennan

Chris is a practicing astrologer from Denver, Colorado, USA. He is the former President of the Association for Young Astrologers, as well as the former Research Director of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. He offers personal consultations and teaches online classes through his website at www.ChrisBrennanAstrologer.com.




7 Comments »

  • Mari says:

    Hi Chris
    Thank you for posting these. The Saturn Return is a powerful time in a person’s life where fear, failure, responsibility and credibility all jockeying for position! I have been working on a book on Saturn so these comments are so reflective of the astrology. Plus I too am going through a Saturn return albeit the second one!

    • Chris Brennan says:

      Thanks for your comments Mari! Let me know when your book is out. Maybe we could do an interview for Saturn Return Stories or something?

      • Mari says:

        Hi Chris

        Working towards a publishing date in 2014 and yes, am quite happy to do an interview. I have been working on some research as well with people who have had a child at their Saturn Return and their relationship with that particular child. Some interesting insights!

        cheers
        Mari

  • Ashley says:

    Hi Chris
    I’d also like to say thank you for posting this. It’s interesting indeed. I don’t know why, but I also feel this Saturn in Scorpio quite strongly (transiting my natal 2nd house).

    I don’t have much experience with annual profections, but I noticed that for almost the past year that my ascendant appears to be Scorpio in the annual profection chart. Also Saturn is transiting my secondary progressed Pluto in the 1st house.

    I’ve also noticed that #1)I’ve been attracting many Scorpios or those with heavy stelliums of Scorpio in their chart to me (mostly clients) #2)I sometimes feel for some reason that people are intimidated by me (like I look scary or mean)- funny because I have Libra rising…maybe it’s just the Pisces Moon conjunct the Descendant in Aries projecting; though a number of transits also indicate that for the last 2 years or so I’ve been diving deeply into psychoanalyzing myself and everyone around me.

    This isn’t even my Saturn return and I feel as though I’m already experiencing the intensity of one. Quite intimidating to think that I probably don’t even have a clue yet since my Saturn Return isn’t for another 4 years or so!

    • Chris Brennan says:

      Yeah, if Scorpio is activated for you by annual profection then that would certainly make that transit of Saturn through Scorpio much more important than it would be otherwise. If Saturn is making any hard aspects to other planets in your chart in the other fixed signs then that could come into play as well.

  • Nice insights into the Saturn return. I was noticing that the bishop of Limburg, Germany, has been in the news recently for his lavish lifestyle. He was nicknamed the “luxury bishop” in the press. His extravagant spending caught the eye of the Vatican and he has been summoned to Rome to account for himself.

    This bishop has Neptune, Mars and Sun all in Scorpio and is undergoing his 2nd Saturn return in 2013-2014. I did a brief post about this on my blog at http://tonylouis.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/germanys-luxury-bishop-of-limburg-embarrasses-rome/.

  • OMG this takes me back to my first Saturn return. The months leading into and through it were very, very dark for me. But I came through it, turned my life around and really did move onto a new phase of my life after it.

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