I blog for Change…

As I attempt to orient the windy and often treacherous roads that encapsulate life, here are some of my thoughts on the successes, failures and ultimately the hope and positivity in which I strive for a better world. I also hope that I can use this blog as a platform to elevate the social justice issues that are somewhat forgotten in the modern discourse of staying silent on issues that challenge. Sx

The ‘Saturn Returns’ Theory

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I decided to write today about something that has been consistently in my thoughts and the subject of most conversations over the past few months. Within its existence I seem to find the reason for so many of the events and feelings of my recent life so far. Best expressed as the ‘Saturn Returns Theory’. So Sat Returns, what is it, how does it work and why are so many people talking about it?

I must admit, I was at first quite dubious about the whole ‘pin your life and future events on astrological rumblings and the direction of the stars’. But when I first heard about the Sat Returns theory, it all hit a little too close to home for me to ignore it. The basic premise at play here is that Saturn is present at the time of your birth but takes 28-29 years to orbit around the Sun and re-emerge as a presence in your life. These times are usually fraught with turmoil, instability and crippling self-doubt, as everything you had come to believe and the path you had once set out for yourself all seem to crumble in the face of an impending doom – that of your 30’s.

Whether or not you choose to buy into this astrological theory, one thing remains clear. The period of time which junctures your late 20’s are bound to encompass every single one of the points listed above. Let’s face it, we are no longer young and carefree. We’ve started to realise that life decisions actually have ramifications, of which some consequences can be quite severe. Gone are the days of making snap decisions and jetting off on prolonged and pointless adventures. Now, prior to taking any miniscule decision we find ourselves conducting a life risk matrix and calculating the equation of likelihood x consequence, which = impact. Has the fun chromosome now disappeared from the nucleus of our particles? Are we heading to mediocracy, the mundane and an early retirement village lifestyle at the age of 30?

The obvious, but seemingly forgettable answer to this question is, no! More likely, we are at a poignant time in our lives where we can sense a serious change on the horizon. A mindful move into actual adulthood and whilst we know this is the way forward, our entire consciousness is fighting for just one more adventure, one more life change, one more chance to wield freedom and a carefree nature before life bears down on us.

Yes, this is a time of doubt, fluidity and discomfort but it’s occurring so that we can decide what is right for us and if we are on the right path to achieving it. So take this time for some serious self-reflection, and make that change that you have been sitting on for years. Your future you will reward you for it and tell you that you have the Saturn Return Theory to thank for embarking on it!

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Author: es.el.gee

Sabene is a development practitioner, activist, writer, blogger and intersectional feminist. She currently works for CBM Australia and manages its India portfolio of Community Based Inclusive Development programs. Sabene’s expertise specialises in the intersection of gender and disability with a specific focus on South Asia and the Pacific. She is passionate about equality and social justice and serves as the Co-Director of Catalyst Co-Lab, an advocacy and rights based group which aims to raise awareness and empower active citizens and agents of change.

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