The Saturn return is when the planet Saturn returns to the same point in the sky that it occupied at the moment of a person's birth. In Hindu astrology, it is known as Saade saati. The Saturn return is purported to influence the development of a person's life at 27 year intervals. These intervals coincide with the approximate time it takes the planet Saturn to orbit the Sun. Astrologists say as Saturn "returns" to the degree in its orbit occupied at the time of birth, a person crosses over a major threshold and enters the next stage of life.