Saturn retrograde March 14 until August 1
Saturn is retrograde for six months every year. Of course like all retrogrades I am inclined to remind you that it is not that the planets actually go backwards, it is the appearance of them going backwards that we speak about when we talk about retrograde. Anyway, Saturn retrograde is actually not so bad given Saturn is such a hard working planet. To have it slow down makes sense because it would be silly to work hard and then at the end of a project realize you were ‘off’ somewhere early.
On this Saturn retrograde, Saturn will travel from 5 degrees of Sagittarius all the way back to 28 degrees of Scorpio. Sag speaks to our goals, visions and expanding our world. It is also righteous and can fall into zealotry and bigotry. Remember all of us have Sag somewhere in our chart and right now Saturn is transiting it. We are getting our seriousness on in that house. For some people it is their fifth house of creativity, for some it is their fourth house of family others have it in their seventh house of partnerships. Whatever house it is in, you’re feeling compelled to get serious about stuff related to that house. You also may feel a loss or a lack. However, before you go all gangbuster and ‘get the job done’ to fix it or build it we are asked to raise our heads up and look at where we are, re-evaluate and then go back to work. Where have you been off? Where have your eyes been too big for your stomach? Where do you feel humbled? What project have you said yes to in the last few months that maybe now seem misguided or bigger than you realize? Take the next six months to re-evaluate and re-tool your goals. When Saturn crosses out of Sag and back into Scorpio (June 16) we will assess our resources. Do we have the time, the energy and the money to tackle our goals? Or do we need to go back to the drawing board and rethink? As I indicated the New Moon chart launched on Feb 18 has a harsh aspect with Saturn which may send a message to all of us that we may have taken on something a wee bit big that needs to be rethought. My sense is by the time Saturn turns retrograde on March 14th we won’t be surprised where we need to apply the brakes. Take the next six months to retool your goals with Saturn’s help.
For those of you old enough to remember, the last time Saturn was in Sagittarius was between 1986-1988. During that time it was retrograde March through August of ’86 and again March – August 1987. Consider what was going on with you at that time and how it applies to now.