Question from “Huge Fan” about Saturn

Zamboni,

How does one deal with their Saturn Returns and all the life questions that come rushing with this period in your life?

Thank you.

from,

A HUGE fan

For those beside Huge Fan who may be clueless  what is retutning where. I offer this from the Wikiweb: “In astrology, the Saturn return is a phenomenon which is described as influencing a person’s life development at 27 to 29 or 30-year intervals. These intervals or “returns” coincide with the approximate time it takes the planet Saturn to make one orbit around the sun, i.e. 28½ years. It is believed by astrologers that, as Saturn “returns” to the degree in its orbit occupied at the time of birth, a person crosses over a major threshold and enters the next stage of life. With the first Saturn return, a person leaves youth behind…”

Yes my friend and fan, the time has come for you.

Like Athena tells Telemachus in the Odyssey as he searches for his father, “you are no longer a child, you must put away childish things.” I wouldn’t go that far. Zamboni reccomends you never put away eating ice cream, karaoke or fart jokes, as all three are proven to prolong life- as long as they are accompanied by a high fiber breakfast. Don’t cross threshold of adulthood without taking small suitcase of childishness with you.

You have come to that place in life. Too old for a keg party, but too young to have job with health care. Too old to have bedazzled cellphone but too young to push baby stroller. Zamboni knows this well. It was at the age of 28 and half that I decide to leave the castle in which I was raised from age 14 on (my cheese farmer parents left me on the Baron’s doorstep then, due to poverty)  and joined the Estonian Air Force.

The 70's Disco Dancer of the Solar System, who wears rings any more!

You tell me you have “questions that come rushing,” at you but are not specific. This tells me you are either too shy to include them, or that perhaps you already know the answers, somewhere, to the questions you have. Since you are fan of hugeness to me, you must be of intelligence, so perhaps the ladder is true.

Best to adress these questions one at a time:

Q: Should you keep following that dream and juggling three waitress jobs or do like mom says and take that job in aunt Carol’s real estate office that pays good?

A: Follow Dream. You are living once.

Q:Will boyfriend ever ask me to marry him before my hair is gray and memory lost?

A: Only if he gets scared he lose you. Like this Beyonce say, “put ring on this you man”, I get lyric right, no?

Q: Will I ever get free of my parents shadow over me?

A: Not quite- even Zamboni was  in therapy for this with actual Freud- didn’t work. (Also second hand cigar smoke gave me hives.) Just try and see it for what it is, Shadow.

Q: Will I have children?

A: Yes. I know this because you are big reader of Zamboni, an act which itself has been known to impregnate many women and even one man. Hope you read and signed disclaimer when you subscribed.

So my dear reader, I hope I guessed at some of your questions. You are growing up. But go into your mom’s photo album, see a picture of you at half your age. Look into the eyes, really look. See that excitement, that hope? That has not changed. You are still you. At 74 plus change you will still be that. “Old”, “young”, “child”, “adult”- these are only words that no one feels inside. Saturn only “returns” from our perspective. Be like Saturn itself- always moving and never stuck in one place. But if you do return to familiar ground after 28 years, of course it will look new!

I have spoke- but your gut tells you more than I.

Conceive it!

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