Saturn, Taskmaster of the Zodiac
What will you have to say to Mighty Saturn on his return
Three bright planets lighting the night sky
Venus for love
Jupiter for abundance
Saturn, second largest — beautiful rings
— task master but growth bringer.
I sat watching him — eyes fixed
hearing him rumbling, return nears —
every three decades or so
Asking what have you done,
Talents used or remain hidden?
How have you grown?
What are you plans for the next run?
My smile, a little brighter, more prepared
I did use some —
I have tried, sniffed success and swallowed failure —
in large doses.
I dared —
stepped out of my comfort zone
attempting a thing or two, so
how will your judgment be?
Retrograde you, karma-burdened me.
Here’s to hoping a touch of your benevolence
As I proudly present you with clear evidence.
© I. Trudie Palmer
This piece will be fully understood by lovers of astrology. As one’s Saturn return nears, the time of reckoning starts — 27, 54, 81. I am a few years out but I am already feeling the rumbling.