Return of Saturn

I am just now getting to a point where I am whole after my Return of Saturn.


Return of Saturn is when the planet Saturn completes its solar orbit compared to the point where it was at the time of one’s birth. It takes 29 years for Saturn to complete one solar orbit so people typically experience two Saturn returns: late 20s (quarter life crisis) and late 50s (midlife crisis). The implications of a Saturn return can be felt a year or two before to a year or two after the actual return. Most folks feel it from 27-32 and 57-62. Apparently, it is a time when one is either riding high and feeling great with everything that could be wanted from life or it seems as though the whole universe is against you and you’ll never get there.

i am just now coming out of my Saturn return and, looking back upon that time frame, I was put through some tests.

At 26, I was told I would never have kids- the only thing in life I ever really wanted. I went through surgery and infertility treatment through my 27 to bring Witchlette shortly after my 28th birthday. At 29, I learned Witchling was on the way and he arrived a bit after my 30th. I dealt with postpartum issues, including suicidal images but not actual ideations, through my 31st and am now in year 32.

Life is good.

Hubby and I share the household load with him taking day to day chores- dishes, breakfast, lunch- and me taking “woman’s work”- kids’ stuff and housekeeping tasks.

since moving to North Carolina, I have struggled to establish a social group with folks who I share commonalities outside of vocational location. There have been folks I was close with, but due to life circumstances, time has caused a drift. As I got more involved in CotE, I have established friendships with folks who I want to go out of my way to see because of the joy of their company. I still feel pangs and triggers of PPD, and I do a lot of balancing to keep the, at bay. I have a great group of friends who understand social time beginning after bedtime or my kids coming along. Luckily, they like my little Witches.

Life is good.

I was doing some soul searching: what has driven my Gus far to the point where I am now?

in high school, I was one of the leaders of our school’s chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Atheltes. I was always driven my by spirituality and I have been a leader, so it makes sense that I am one of the Board members for CotE and a leader in my spiritual community presently.

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. I always wanted to use sign language to make a difference in the lives of students who are Deaf. This year marks the end of my 9th year in education. The first 7 years we spent with Deaf students. The last two years have bee in an administrative role with all special needs students. Being an administrator is not something I ever saw myself doing. I am really good at the administrator aspects, but I was a really great teacher too. I miss the hustle and bustle of the classroom. I miss the lesson planning and the student engagement. I miss being a “teacher”. I thought the classroom was done with me, and I went into the administrative role. I was wrong. I put in a transfer back to my previous role as a Teacher of the Deaf.

My first return of Saturn complete. I personally have everything I ever wanted. It was an uphill to get here, but I made it. Hubby and my Things; I love them with all that I am. I professionally had everything I ever wanted, but I didn’t know it at the time. I see it now.




There are 12 signs in the Zodiac: Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aires, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Virgo, Scorpio, Sagittarius. Many people get there information from the newspaper or a website with horoscopes. These are only signs, and only tell a fraction of the story.

When I first moved to NC, I became involved with a spiritual group. One of the members is a professional astrologer. He gave great classes about astrology and one of his biggest points was to look beyond the basic horoscope. The sun sign horoscope is only as good as the summary on the back of a novel. There will be a decent overview, but not much detail.

In order to understand the full scope, one has to understand all of the signs, the planetary bodies, the houses, etc. You also have to have an understanding of the way each interacts with the other.

I am a triple Gemini: my Sun, Moon, and Mercury are all in Gemini. However, my rising sign is in Sagittarius. The rising sign is the “first impression”. I was often told that I come off as a know-it-all. That is an aspect of Sagittarius. I suddenly had an answer to what I’ve been told my whole life.

It’s a complex, but very interesting system. I highly encourage you to seek out an astrologist and get a full reading. If possible, find a class and learn more so you can complete readings yourself. It goes far beyond the basic Zodiac.

Transit of Venus part 2

When we got to UNC, the sun was out intermittently. We got some eclipse glasses and took a look…we have 30 minutes before the beginning of the transit, but just looking at the sun with the black-out lenses was cool.

Then the clouds took over. We headed inside to watch an informational show. About halfway through, at 6:15 (so just after the beginning of the Transit ET) the sun peeped through the closed shutters and we headed back outside.

This is what we saw:


After another half hour of watching, discussing, sharing our glasses with families who didn’t have, we headed home to our telescope.

At home, in our yard, we saw the Transit continue to this point before the sun set:


We tried to set up the telescope and get a better view. We were able to see the sun (with eclipse glasses, of course) but we never got Venus in the scope. We would’ve kept trying, but…

…we burnt through part of one lens. Maybe I’ll invest in real eclipse glasses, not just the free ones given out at the planetarium.

Side note: those photos are approximates of what I saw, found from google image searches. I took photos from behind the glasses but Venus was too fine to get picked up. This is what I got:

Sorry for the day’s delay…life got ahead of me yesterday!