Saturn is the last of the traditional planets: the Superego according to the Freudian model of the psyche, the conscience, the dweller on the threshold or doorkeeper between my space and time location what lies beyond.
Saturn in Astrology represents many things, but he is a great teacher. He marks cycles of tremendous growth. When Saturn Return shows up in your chart every 28 years, there is a phase of great despair, often pain, and you will be asked to take more responsibility. The first Saturn Return appears at the age of 28, and most of us have gone through at least one serious relationship, learned a trade, worked in a job, and therefore expressed some of our individuality.
When Saturn comes around, it is the time to take a realistic look at your life! Is your relationship want you to want? What about your job? Where else do you need to find a more authentic expression, and what are you ready to leave behind? Often between the ages of 28 and 33, we mature tremendously. You are doubting and questioning all that we have achieved so far, the belief systems we have been brought up by, wanting to leave behind the opinion of others to make space for our true self. Some of us experience significant losses through this time.
The death of a loved one, job loss, divorce, or something else can shake you. Saturn wants to ground you! It will show you areas that are not working anymore and ask you to make real improvements. You can no longer deny all those things, and you need to look honestly at yourself. Who do you want to be? Where do you want to go in life?