“How do I know if I passed or failed Saturn return’s test?”
first, I think it might help not to see Saturn as some external entity that exerts its authority over you. Everything that you see in your chart, represents an integral part of your psyche, of your inner microcosmos. Saturn is your sense of duty, your self-restraint, your self-discipline. Which means that the most qualified individual to determine whether or not you have failed your Saturn Return is not Saturn himself, or an Astrologer – rather, it’s you.
You’ve been living with yourself since your birth. You know about your limitations, fear and duties, because, chances are, you had the chance to become aware of them throughout the first 29/30 years of your life prior to your first Saturn Return. And you know what you did about them, and whether or not your actions matched your inner knowing.
Now, your natal Saturn is in your second house, in Scorpio, which means, in broad terms, that your Saturn Return (which occurred in early 2014) involved resources, values, self-esteem, material comforts, securing stability, becoming grounded, handling your finances responsibly. So, you could reformulate your question like this: did I do my best when it comes to tackling all of my 2nd house-related issues? Did I act like a grown up in regards to my lifelong struggle with the realm of the 2nd house without resorting to manipulation, avoidance, coercion? Did I do what I knew was the right thing to do at the time?
If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’, then you know your Saturn Return was a successful one.
Tell us about your Saturn Return and how you knew you succeeded.