From the Metro News in Toronto today:
Pink (born September 8, 1979) is waiting for her birthday next year to seek clarity in her own life, and she has speculated that this will come about via her Saturn Return. Your Saturn return is the same as your birthday, but instead of being the time when the Sun comes back to where it was when you were born, Saturn’s orbit takes 28-30 years, so this will mark Pink’s first ‘Saturn Birthday’.
It is not often that we see celebrities openly using practical astrology, especially in the media, as the Saturn birthday is as much of an important stepping stone in life as ones own regular birthday. Solar returns give much insight into the year to come, but the Saturn returns launches you over the threshold to adulthood, from where you meet the limits of time, maturity and death.
It is commonly accepted that one does not reach adulthood until the age of 30, and Saturn signifies maturity, structure, and limits – a threshold once passed, adults must face these turning points of life, or be doomed to repeat the lessons first met at 28 years at the second Saturn Return. This usually occurs around ones mid-life crisis. Liz Greene is one of the most knowledgeable authors on the topic of Saturn, and has written the book Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil. A must read for anyone approaching or mystified by this event.
28-30 is the coming of age in the astrological world, and there is no better planet which teaches us this lesson than Saturn. Pink’s Saturn is amidst a huge Virgo stellium
Exactly squaring her natal Neptune at 17° Sagittarius (currently her Neptune is being squared by transitting rebellious and disrupting Uranus in Pisces). So we may see a more mature, sophisticated and potentially reserved Pink come next year. Uranus in Pisces is not only squaring Neptune, but it is also opposing that entire Virgo stellium, looking directly at her Saturn and challenging it. Pink may face many problems in the following year concerning Virgonian (mercury-ruled sorting, cleaning, nutrition, cleanliness, education, legal matters, business) and Piscean (jupiter-ruled belief, knowledge) and her stellium will only complicate matters further. There may be some more rebellion against the musical status quo, but once Pink has completed the reuturn, which will probably en once Saturn leaves Virgo for Libra – if Pink is prepared, she will surely change her outlook and perspective at this juncture and reap Saturn’s rewards.
Yes, October 29th marked the 79th anniversary of the Great Depression!
And what better way to mark it? Than with an 8th house profection year, yes that’s right- the profection year of things that are buried under the ground, other people’s money and TAXES. Yes, the 8th house, the ‘idle’ place, the place of death.
What ascendant would mark the occasion? We don’t know. If I was banking on the eve of October 29th when the stock market closed for the day, 5pm would grant a Taurean rising sign, putting none other than the king of time and death natally in the 8th, but also marking the birthday in Sagittarius, further amplifying his position at the 26th degree with a Pluto conjunction of all things.
The birthday today, especially marks the occasion of a Jupiter-ruled year, with Saturn natally in Sagittarius, and Jupiter transitting through a Saturn-ruled sign, in aversion to Saturn! How saturnian! The Mercury return and Mars return are extra bonuses in this chart – Mercury signifying trade and legal matters, and Mars representing that which we are cut off from, the act of being severed, a change. Well played planets. Happy Birthday Great Depression. Let’s hope in another 79 years, you have passed your prime.