Boomers Learn How to Grow at Their Second Saturn Return

As children, you rode in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a
special treat. You drank water from the garden hose and not from
a bottle. You shared one soft drink with four friends, from one
bottle, and no one actually died from this. You’d leave home in
the morning and play all day, walk to school, as long as you
were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to
reach you all day. And you were OK. Besides Mom was always back
home. You only had one car.

You’re a Boomer and now you’re turning 60. You’re going to be
experiencing your second Saturn Return.

Baby Boomers are turning sixty! So much to think about. So much
still to learn. Yours is the generation that was conceived to
heal the war weary, wounded, bereft and traumatized. Your
conception after the death of over 40,000,000 soldiers in World
War II symbolized a rebirth of hope in humankind. Life goes on.

Some of you were born into families in countries that were
victorious to fathers who were heroes. Other were born to men
dealing with the bitterness and humiliation of defeat and lost
personal opportunities such as educational years and job
advancement. In all countries that participated in the War
including the United States, lack of essential goods continued
for many years. Your families lived with want and hope as

Conceived at the same time as you, the countries of India and
Pakistan (founded August 15, 1947 with Saturn at 13 degrees Leo)
and Israel (founded May 14, 1948 with Saturn at 16 Leo) made as
controversial appearances on the world scene as could possibly
be imagined, all three fighting for their lives from the moment
of birth. Civil unrest broke out immediately between East and
West Pakistan. Hundreds of thousands were killed. A year later,
India and Pakistan warred over Kashmir. Within 24 hours of
Israel’s birth, it was attacked by the combined armies of its
Arab neighbors, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.

The war cry of the Baby Boomer could be, “Fight for your life!”
This is because Saturn was conjunct Pluto during these years.
This was the beginning of a new world order commenced when the
two planets were partile on August 3, 1947, just days before the
founding of India and Pakistan.

These three countries are celebrating their second Saturn
Returns along with Boomers. At their first Returns around 1975,
Israel and the Arabs were again at war – the Yom Kippur War. In
India, Indira Ghandi declared a state of emergency after being
found guilty of electoral malpractice. Nearly 1,000 political
opponents were imprisoned and a program of compulsory birth
control was introduced.

In Pakistan, riots erupted over allegations of vote-rigging by
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). General Zia
ul-Haq staged a military coup and a year later, Zia was
proclaimed president. Bhutto was hanged.

The Defense Department and the CIA were created in 1946. South
Korea was founded (August 15, 1948 Saturn at 28 degrees of Leo).
At South Korea’s first Saturn Return, General Park Chung-hee,
who assumed power in 1961 through a military coup, was
assassinated. General Chun Doo-hwan assumed power. The following
year, martial law was declared. In the city of Kwangju at least
200 were killed by the army, causing resentment that has yet to
fade. The fifth republic and new constitution resulted.

At this point you might be wondering, “What happened to me at my
first Saturn Return?” Answering this question can help predict
what will happen at your second Return. Please refer back to
1975-79, when you were 28-30 years old. This can help you make
sense of things in the overall game plan of life.

Many Boomers began new careers, divorced or married for the
first time between the ages of 28-30.

Karen Lafferty (the names are changed, the stories are true)
describes it this way: “Thirty years ago in 1975, I had moved
across the country, taken up residence with a nice man, and had
entered college. In 1976 or 77, I did the old est Training and
afterwards approached my dad about creating our relationship all
over again and he agreed. I also discovered that one of my
daughters had … a genetic condition…. My other daughter had
decided to live with her father. So things were going on. I
think I faired well through all of this and did quite a bit of
maturing. It was the 70s and I was exploring all my boundaries,
my intellect, my mothering skills, and testing pretty much
whatever waters I could. I had no idea what I wanted as a
profession and I floundered around.

Karen hasn’t experienced her second SR yet but wishes to: “… rid
myself of the vestiges of emotional c— that my father put on
me. The things he pounded into me: I’m dumb. I’m not good
enough. I’m ugly. I can never have what I want or be what I
want. I will cause suffering to the people who are closest to
me. I’m being punished just for being here. I don’t deserve to
be alive. I should have died instead of my brother….Just a
real load of garbage that intellectually doesn’t make sense, but
some of which I still feel. I’ve worked through the worst of it,
but there are still some hangers on, like I’m not good enough.
Monica Short says, “I hated my father and I remember it was
especially so around 1958 to about 1974 or 75…. When I got
married in 1975, it seems our relationship became softer, and
after my parents moved back to Xxx in 1976, we became almost
friends. I still never was able to discuss my real feelings or
beliefs, or talk to him about world issues, but we were able to
laugh about things. I must say he taught me a lot about
electricity, about cars, about how things work, and I miss him
for that. … I also think he would have loved computers and what
they do.” Monica’s sister also married that year and they began
to have a better relationship. Monica is currently making a
transition from management to creative writing and is pursuing a
bisexual lifestyle.

Boomer Leon Tuttle explains, “My father and I had quite a
problem when I was growing up. Teenage rebellion as I recall it.
I did however, tell him that I hated him and he still continues
to bring it up. I explained to him that I didn’t hate him but
didn’t like the way he treated me…. In 1975 my wife gave birth
to our daughter. She [had] promised to raise our children as
Catholics, but when our daughter was born she took her to [a
Protestant] church to have her baptized and never bothered to
consult with me or to invite my relatives. This broke a promise
to my father who did not want me to marry outside the church….”
Leon divorced his wife. At that same time, the company he worked
for burned to the ground. Leon was not allowed to see his
daughter. He never had enough money to go back through the
courts. He feels his life was ruined. Leon mentions several
career things he would like to happen at his second Return. He
is an inventor. He says, “Hope springs eternal. Perhaps the last
years of my life will bring to fruition some of my dreams?”

Rory Peters was in a bad marriage and because of that she had an
abortion at her first SR. She stayed in the marriage another 20
years. At her second SR she’s “overworked, underpaid and not
respected” in the cosmetics field and is “currently in a
relationship with a gentleman 16 years [her] junior. “He has
lived with me for 4 years,” she says, “and has paid nothing for
his upkeep. I’m nothing more than a mother maybe less to him. I
am so in need of clear direction for my crazy life.”

Latonya Xandra lost both parents at her first SR, divorced,
began a new career and started on her spiritual path. As a
single parent, she had little time to date and was scarred by
childhood incest issues with her father. At her second SR she
reconnected with a man she met at 30 who had always loved her.
She was able to work through her sexual issues with him and
their relationship has been very healing. She feels it is her
reward for working on her Saturn issues. Saturn is in her 8th
house of sexuality, trust and bonded relations.

As you can see, often Saturn in Leo has issues with the father.
Karen Lafferty and Monica Short tried to heal relationships with
their fathers, something that still troubles Monica at her
second Return. Leon Tuttle’s father and ex-wife made his life a
living hell. Latonya Xandra’s father had an incestuous
relationship with her which she has tried to heal.

Some famous Boomers are also preparing to experience their
second Saturn Returns. Camilla Parker Bowles married Prince
Charles during her second Return. At his first Saturn Return,
Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in the documentary Pumping Iron
which made him famous. He also met and married Maria Shriver.
Near his second Return Schwarzenegger’s future as Governor of
California is uncertain as he sinks lower in the polls. Laura
Bush married George Dubya during her first SR. Steven Spielberg
produced Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

One of my favorite actors, Jeremy Irons married his second wife,
Sinead Cusack. Mikhail Baryshnikov, who defected to America in
1974, switched to the New York Ballet at his SR to work with
George Ballachine. Perhaps Andrew Lloyd Webber will have a
reversal of fortunes at his second SR. At his first, he produced
the hit Evita. Recently he has had many failures and lost

Whether famous or still waiting to be famous, the task for
Boomers at the second Saturn Return is to come to terms with the
life they’ve lived. It is best to take life in two segments:
From 0 to 30, how did your childhood,

Nancy R. Fenn