8 episodes

Going through a quarter-life crisis? Let this be the best thing that ever happens to you.
Everyone knows about the mid-life crisis. Not everyone can explain the tumultuous twenties though, or why your world sometimes feels like it's crashing down on you around the age of 27-30. It's put down to just being "something that happens" - immaturity; growing up. That's why I started this podcast. It is indeed a rite of passage, and this is all thanks to the Saturn Return. Roughly every 29.5 years, Saturn returns back to the same place in our birth chart as it was when we were born. It has a wide, sweeping orbit, so the effects of this can be felt well into our 30s, often starting around age 27. Saturn is the teacher planet. The one that is stern, showing no mercy if you have not learned the first quarter of your life’s lessons by heart. So rest assured that by the time it comes back to check on how your life is going, like a snooty invigilator roaming the exam hall to come peering over your shoulder when you least expect it, you better not be caught cheating or bunking off your path. Saturn will disqualify you or if you're more fortunate, simply make make you re-sit.
Using passages from Aliza Einhorn's The Little Book of Saturn, I take a look at our guest's birth charts to see in what sign and house their Saturn is placed, and exactly when their Saturn Return is expected to happen/has already happened. I compare Aliza's predictions to our guests' reality, in an attempt to explore the lessons their Saturn Return has taught them, how the challenges have made them stronger, or if they haven't already had this rite of passage - how to pave the way to a smooth and seamless one.
The Saturn Return made me want to die because I didn't know what it was. Whether or not you believe in astrology, it's always helpful to have something to blame. Disclaimer: to be taken with a pinch of salt. This is a bit of fun and because a problem shared is a problem halved.

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Thank You Saturn Fern Angel Beattie

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Going through a quarter-life crisis? Let this be the best thing that ever happens to you.
Everyone knows about the mid-life crisis. Not everyone can explain the tumultuous twenties though, or why your world sometimes feels like it's crashing down on you around the age of 27-30. It's put down to just being "something that happens" - immaturity; growing up. That's why I started this podcast. It is indeed a rite of passage, and this is all thanks to the Saturn Return. Roughly every 29.5 years, Saturn returns back to the same place in our birth chart as it was when we were born. It has a wide, sweeping orbit, so the effects of this can be felt well into our 30s, often starting around age 27. Saturn is the teacher planet. The one that is stern, showing no mercy if you have not learned the first quarter of your life’s lessons by heart. So rest assured that by the time it comes back to check on how your life is going, like a snooty invigilator roaming the exam hall to come peering over your shoulder when you least expect it, you better not be caught cheating or bunking off your path. Saturn will disqualify you or if you're more fortunate, simply make make you re-sit.
Using passages from Aliza Einhorn's The Little Book of Saturn, I take a look at our guest's birth charts to see in what sign and house their Saturn is placed, and exactly when their Saturn Return is expected to happen/has already happened. I compare Aliza's predictions to our guests' reality, in an attempt to explore the lessons their Saturn Return has taught them, how the challenges have made them stronger, or if they haven't already had this rite of passage - how to pave the way to a smooth and seamless one.
The Saturn Return made me want to die because I didn't know what it was. Whether or not you believe in astrology, it's always helpful to have something to blame. Disclaimer: to be taken with a pinch of salt. This is a bit of fun and because a problem shared is a problem halved.

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    Thank You Saturn - Millie Gooch

    Thank You Saturn - Millie Gooch

    Millie Gooch is the founder of The Sober Girl Society, a hugely popular Instagram community of over 100k and one of the leading voices pioneering the sobriety movement in the UK. High-profile followers include Sam Smith, Bryony Gordon, Zoe Ball & Jameela Jamil's iWeigh. As a journalist, she has written for a range of publications, and her campaigning work has been featured everywhere from Elle and Stylist to the BBC and Evening Standard.
    Her first book, The Sober Girl Society Handbook - an empowering guide to living hangover free, offers tips and advice on how to stay sober in a world that revolves around drinking. This handbook will empower you to transform your relationship with alcohol so you can lead your most fulfilling life. It is out today and can be bought from all good bookshops and online retailers.
    https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-sober-girl-society-handbook/millie-gooch/9781787634121
    Millie is the first TYS guest to be going through her Saturn Return right now! From the moment lockdown began, Millie's Saturn Return did too, and it also coincided with her landing a book deal. We discuss how she navigated meeting her deadlines, learning to love isolation and looking after her father, all while in the midst of a global pandemic.
    Instagram: @milliegooch and @sobergirlsociety
    Twitter: @milliegooch
    Link to Aliza Einhorn's Little Book of Saturn
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Book-Saturn-Astrological-Challenges/dp/1578636280

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    • 42 min
    Thank You Saturn - Lizi Hills

    Thank You Saturn - Lizi Hills

    Lizi Hills - the "Accidental Accountant" - is the Commercial Finance Director of Burger King, as well as one of my closest friends. Lizi is rare, because she first became Finance Director at aged TWENTY NINE (what!?) but also has a Sense of Humour (myth busted!), is always up for a laugh and still has the lovable traits of being scatty (and sometimes late for work, at least when I worked with her) that made me stare at her in wonder over my cup of morning coffee about how on Earth she managed to be both a genius and a social butterfly. Anyway, as discovered in this episode, Lizi has many more strings to her bow and was in the Junior British rowing team 2003-05, winning the junior World Cup regatta, Henley and competing at the world championships. as well as being National Champion with her club. She is changing the idea of accounting with her refreshing perspective of putting her team's wellbeing before the financial gain, and challenging why accountants need to work full-time instead of being entitled to flexible working like employees from "less-pressured" jobs. She explores the duality of wanting two separate career paths and the struggle to reconcile the two, and interestingly, like many of us, she still doesn't know what she "wants to do" despite being high up on her own career ladder. Lizi's Saturn Return saw her have a "funny five minutes". Without anything particular being wrong per se, she began to doubt her career path, the direction of her relationship, and her sense of self in general.
    Instagram: @hillsy987
    Link to Aliza Einhorn's Little Book of Saturn
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Book-Saturn-Astrological-Challenges/dp/1578636280

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Thank You Saturn - Arrows

    Thank You Saturn - Arrows

    Arrows is a model, vlogger & film producer. Their latest projects include a queer virtual blind date show called Butterflies, a new episode of which drops every Sunday; Drag Me, King! A drag king competition incorporating 3 categories, the past, the future & Daddy; and Link in Bio, talking about the confidence, safety, censorship and money involved in sex work. These can all be found on the Whatta Weekend YouTube channel.
    Arrows and I discuss polyamory and its opposite: learning to turn all that love onto yourself for healthier relationships, the morning ritual that helps them start their day, and how the constant need to “check in” as a boss could actually come from a place of insecurity (this blew my mind).
    This is my favourite episode mainly for the fact that when we started Arrows was sleep as fuck because it was early, and by the end they were literally dancing around their apartment.
    Instragram: @angryarrows @whattaweekend
    Link to Aliza Einhorn's Little Book of Saturn
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Book-Saturn-Astrological-Challenges/dp/1578636280

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    • 45 min
    Thank You Saturn - Aaron Kent

    Thank You Saturn - Aaron Kent

    TW: Mild abuse reference.
    Aaron Kent is a poet and director of independent poetry publisher Broken Sleep Books feat. the Legitimate Snack imprint. He is also the epitome of a multi-hyphenate, considering his full-time job as a GCSE & A Level English & Drama teacher. Not only that but Aaron is a house master, is also qualified to teach Film & Media Studies, and was a submariner in the Navy. We discuss his Saturn Return involving his move from Cornwall to Wales, cynicism with compliments about one's own work, patience, night terrors and how group therapy saved his life.
    You can get a copy of Aaron's latest poetry pamphlet "Perfect Reasonably Justifications for Nuclear Apocalypse" due out next month through And False Fire at Fathomsun Press www.fathomsun.com
    Twitter: @GodzillaKent
    @BrokenSleep
    Instagram: @BrokenSleepBooks
    Link to Aliza Einhorn's Little Book of Saturn
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Book-Saturn-Astrological-Challenges/dp/1578636280

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    • 58 min
    Thank You Saturn - Topher Taylor

    Thank You Saturn - Topher Taylor

    Trigger warning: Mild suicide reference. NSFW.
    September means back to Saturn School & first on the roll call is sex educator and adult toy consultant Topher Taylor, discussing his Saturn Return with the rare vulnerablity that benefitted his life (and even career), teen loneliness, internalised homophobia, the infamous Channel 4 Love in Lockdown mini doc that racked up 4.3 million views (and with it, some despicable comments paired with curious DMs) and becoming a better person despite the trolls.
    Show Notes
    Channel 4 Love in Lockdown mini doc - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjJflgsbuIc
    Sex with Topher podcast on all platforms including Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4e1XTohIt9VpojBLt8QKgJ
    Instagram: @tophertaylor
    Twitter: @iamtophertaylor
    Link to Aliza Einhorn's Little Book of Saturn
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Book-Saturn-Astrological-Challenges/dp/1578636280

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    • 48 min
    Thank you Saturn - Blimes Brixton

    Thank you Saturn - Blimes Brixton

    Blimes Brixton is a hip hop artist from the Bay Area, California. Her debut album under the Blimes Brixton moniker was Castles, released in 2019 on her own all-female record label, Peach House, and her most recent album with musical partner Gifted Gab is out now! Talk About It includes hit singles Magic, Shelly's & Hot Damn feat. Wu Tang's one & only Method Man. Blimes started her music career as a battle rapper and has now progressed into a fully-fledged artist with a backlog of hits, cementing a name for herself in hip hop. She is an incredible lyricist with the biggest heart and toughest work ethic I know. We talk about Blimes' conflict between battle rap (which heavily relies on insulting your opponent) vs her warm-natured, empathetic personality, learning to stand up for yourself both personally and professionally, and the call from Method Man that changed her life just as she was considering quitting music.
    Listen to Talk About It by Blimes & Gab on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/album/7MGeQ8aDEq0OHPpIxykQtZ?si=OeLMsQqaRh-OxGF3KuK3wg
    Blimes Brixton on social media:
    @blimesbrixton / @blimesandgab
    BLM petitions that still need signing:
    https://www.change.org/p/department-of-justice-mandatory-life-sentence-for-police-brutality
    https://www.change.org/p/govia-thameslink-justice-for-belly-mujinga-justiceforbellymujinga
    https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor
    https://www.change.org/p/prefeitura-do-rio-de-janeiro-justice-for-joāo-pedro
    https://www.change.org/p/alabama-governor-kay-ivey-willie-simmons-has-served-38-years-for-a-9-robbery
    https://www.change.org/p/us-senate-hands-up-act
    https://www.change.org/p/department-of-justice-investigate-the-killing-of-tamir-rice
    https://www.change.org/p/texas-governor-i-want-sandra-bland-s-case-reopened
    https://www.change.org/p/department-of-justice-police-accountability-act-of-2020
    https://www.change.org/p/united-states-supreme-court-justice-for-kendrick-johnson
    https://www.change.org/p/justice-for-regis-korchinski-paquet
    https://www.change.org/p/it-s-never-your-fault-raise-the-age-of-consent-in-nigeria-from-11-to-18
    Black literature:
    Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    “The only reason you say that race is not an issue is because you wish it was not,” says Ifemelu, the protagonist of Adichie’s 2013 novel, an engrossing story and sharp-eyed look at the non-American black experience in the United States, in Adichie’s native Nigeria, and beyond.
    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness By Michelle Alexander
    Alexander is an American civil rights lawyer and legal scholar; in her ground-breaking book she analyses the rebirth of a race-based caste in the United States: millions of Americans are locked behind bars and relegated to second-class citizenship by the criminal justice system. Devastating.
    The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
    First published in 1963, Baldwin’s book was a bestseller in its day and is just as necessary now – alas. Taking the form of two essays, one a letter to his then 14-year-old nephew, Baldwin’s voice is as powerful and influential as it ever was in looking at systemic racism in the United States.
    Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
    Gal-Dem called this debut “the black British bible”. It began with a 2014 blog post addressed to those who refused to recognise the structural racism of British society, to those who “truly believe that the experiences of their life as a result of their skin colour can and should be universal.” It’s a dramatic recognition of what she calls “white denial”.
    Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
    Winner of the 2019 Booker Prize, Evaristo’s novel follows the lives of a dozen British people, predominantly female, predominantly black. The different storylines of the characters – who range in age from 19 to 93 – are engrossing and empathetic, portraits of struggle, imagination and perseverance.
    Brit(ish) by Afua Hirs

    • 51 min

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