Dianne Bachman, LCSW

Psychotherapist

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The Second Saturn Return

Posted on July 10, 2018 at 11:20 AM

Time is such a strange construct. As I near my second Saturn return, it feels like I have lived many lives in this one. Though there is the same, common thread that is ‘me’ throughout the decades, I have this sense of having been on a journey through many foreign lands. On this journey I have built a family and seen them through their many phases, from births to deaths and all the bittersweet in between. My career has taken many twists and turns, from traditional to alternative. I’ve met many good people (and some bad ones), seen the beauty nature has to offer as well as the yuck we humans can create when we are driven by something other than love. And still, through it all, I feel that spark of anticipation….The ‘what’s next?!’ The ‘what’s next’ for me is a promise I’ve made to myself to be less afraid and more genuine, to be more grateful, to be more present.

Almost twenty years ago when I began a psychotherapy practice, I was aware that some colleagues made fun of me. I talked to clients about things like ‘meditation’ and Reiki. I feared that I would lose my good reputation not because I was doing something wrong, but because I was being honest about sharing what I knew could be healing. It did not fit into the traditional psychotherapy being offered in my community at the time. I did it anyway and I have no regrets! It seems as if I made the only choice I could, and now many mental health professionals are advocating for their clients to meditate, practice yoga and follow a path of mindfulness.

So, with the second Saturn return I am once again stepping into the realm of the unknown, but with a sense of knowing that it will all be o.k. I am now offering evolutionary astrology as part of what I feel is cutting edge toward understanding the self, the psyche, and the world around us as we change and grow. Who knows….maybe in another twenty years or so many other therapists will follow suit and use depth tools such as astrology to assist the people who trust them to advise and help heal.

The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results. Carl Jung


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