My Saturn Return has begun...



... and just as mercury enters retrograde and on my birthday, which also happens to be Halloween. Saturn Return: Every 27 to 29 years, Saturn returns to the sign it was in when you were born, a cycle called The Saturn Return. For most people it happens around the age of 28. Saturn takes approximately 29.5 years to complete one full orbit around the Sun and literally return to the same zodiac sign it was in when you were born. During the Saturn return you will come face to face with your own blocks and be forced to push through them. All the “mistakes” you made in the nearly three decades leading up to this seem to crystallize. During our Saturn Return, big changes begin to happen in our lives and I feel like mine just began. Mercury Retrograde: According to astrology, we are all influenced by the effect of Mercury in retrograde. Retrograde means that it looks like Mercury is going backwards.Three times a year, it appears as if Mercury is going backwards. These times in particular were traditionally associated with confusions, delay, and frustration. Like my below story. I am writing this on my phone as i fly from London Gatwick back to Dublin, as my new husband and I are meant to be on our flight to Bali for our honeymoon. Universe, I said I was listening and I am. There is always lessons to be learnt. We were standing first in the queue for Emirates to check our bags in, and I said to Darryl all confidently, "they will upgrade us, we are on our honeymoon AND it's my birthday", so sure of myself, gave the lady our passports and she tells us "you need 6 months on your passport", which we didn't know but I was thinking yeah, it's out 13 April, so 6 months in my mind. But no, 5 and a bit. After she spoke to her supervisor we were told, if I enter Bali I will be sent straight back home. Seriously, what are the chances, I checked the passport information for NZ but never thought to check Indonesia. After a few hours on the phone with Emirates and the Irish Embassy, we decided to send me home for an emergency passport appointment, tomorrow morning, hopefully when this is uploaded it is Friday evening and I am on my way back to London for a flight to Bali. Let's leave the update till the end. Lessons include, my husband is the best, the kindest and always seems to make me laugh even with streams of tears falling from my eyes.  Family and friends are amazing, there's a handful of very special people in both our lives that we cannot do without. And it includes my Kundalini Sangat.  Money is just a number, it allows you to do things that are important, but money is pointless if it isn't spent. As Darryl's wonderful granny always said "there is no tow bar on a hearse" Every cloud has a silver lining. Even if I'm still wondering what that is, i know it's there even if it's for these lessons. Always laugh at your mistakes, even if they cost you a few days in Bali and a bit of money.  Be kind to everyone, a smile is priceless even if you are crying after getting bad news.  Dry your tears. Everything in life happens for a reason. Your soul choose all these lessons for you to fulfil your Dharma and to go to the next level of consciousness. I should probably add, check the passport of all the countries you are travelling to, even if you assume there's no strict requirements. Update : I got my passport thank god, I am back in London, we have flights booked for tonight to Bali but I won't feel 100% till we get to our new Bali hotel! Update: WE GOT THERE :) Sat Naam, (truth is my identity) Anna B