They are like milestones and they loosely go along with each decade’s big birthday. In fact, if the age you are turning has a zero at the end of it, there is probably a transit for it.
Turning Ten: You are near your first Jupiter Return! You’re top dog in primary school or junior college! Your parents may still appear more or less sane, cool and benevolent. Most of your lifestyle needs or existential desires are obtained with relative ease. You’re in Quest Mode.
Turning 20: This is the Nodal Return! The North Node of the Moon goes back to where it was when you were born so you’re highly conscious of your destiny. You get a calling! You meet people who, one way or another, are Destiny Muses. It’s also the zone of your Uranus square Uranus, a feisty phase of individuation.
Turning 30: Saturn Return the first time around is intense. You realize that some of the boring, worldly rules do apply to you. You’re not the exception that proves the rule and by 30 you get that. But you’re also more worldly-wise and less prone to Chaos Addiction. You’re a convert to sleep and sane relationships.
Turning 40: It’s Uranus Opposition time. Fuq the steady job, fuq the bourgeois relationship conventions, fuq the linear time crap, fuq whatever is in the way of realness. Note also, it is another Node cycle so similar to age 20. But your ability to slither out at midnight in barely any clothes to some cool venue and still feel welcome is significantly impaired. But you probably have more budget to fund the revolution.
Turning 50: Chiron Return – You crack the code of your psyche without any of the usual dramas and soul-audits. You seem more sedate to outsiders but inside you’re a maverick, punk shaman. You evict your Shadow Selves.
Turning 60: It’s the zone of your second Saturn Return. Yes, honest-to-Hecate, Saturn Returns just keep on a happening. This is when the classic Saturn themes of teeth-taxes-bones would really start to bite if you did not honor Saturn earlier. Saturn is the Time God and his second return is when you really benefit from the sort of wisdom that can only be attained with the years. You feel your joints and your accrued knowledge.
Turning 80: Your Uranus Return is near! If you’re fortunate, you enjoy this at the age of approximately 84. And, with little to lose by being yourself, you experience a surge of creative and spiritual inspiration.
Turning 100: Many don’t experience this but if you do, it’s bound to involve sagacity and cosmic or transcendental tripping!
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