Saturn Retrograde: Design Your New Life

retrograde saturn Jun 05, 2022

In Astrology, Saturn is the planet of rules, discipline, structure, Karma, hard work, authority, and responsibility. 

While Saturn isn't exactly a barrel of laughs, it does have its purpose. If there were no rules, authority, or structure in place, then things would fall into chaos. Unfortunately, many people are afraid of Saturn, and it's even given the name, the Greater Malefic!

However, it's often true that Saturn transits in your chart tend to herald difficult times in your life. This is because we're forced to face things we'd rather run away from. It also shows you where you may be doing work or tolerating situations that aren't in alignment with you or in your best interests. 

Like all planets in their retrograde phase, you have an opportunity to review, reassess, and redirect your attention and efforts if necessary. This is especially important during a Saturn retrograde. 

Unlike the personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, and Mercury), Saturn is considered to be a social planet. It is farther away from the Sun and serves as a bridge to the outer planets (Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus). This bridge is important because it gives us the chance to integrate elements of our personality with our place in society. 

The sign and house placement of your natal Saturn can indicate how well you feel accepted by society, how well you're able to integrate and function within society, and how you deal with rules, discipline and authority. 

If you suddenly feel like you're not doing the "work you're supposed to", then it may be an issue with Saturn in your chart. A Saturn retrograde is the perfect time to review and reassess the "why" behind the kind of work you're doing in your life. 

If you're in alignment, then Saturn transits can be very beneficial and bring you great rewards. Saturn wants to make sure that you're willing to work for what you want and have the resilience to keep going when you face difficulties. 

Saturn retrogrades are long-lasting which dilutes its effect on our day to day lives. Instead, it tends to make us think about certain themes in our life revolving around work, leadership, structure, and responsibility. 

Saturn will be in retrograde from June 4th - October 28th, 2022 in the sign of Aquarius. In Aquarius, Saturn tends to focus on humanitarian, group, and relationship structures. Is the work you're doing helping others? If not, what can you change? How can we make things fair and balanced in our lives?

You may be asked to slow down and balance your home and work life, dig into any relationship/partnership issues especially with the balance of power, and examine whether what you've built is on a firm foundation. Can it last the test of time?

To determine how Saturn retrograde may affect you, look to the house ruled by Aquarius in your chart. Then, find the house that holds your natal Saturn. The areas of life ruled by these houses will be most affected during this Saturn transit. 

If you'd like a personalized tour of your chart to help you determine what work you're in alignment with, how to improve relationships in your life, or how to deal with difficult challenges, then you can book a natal chart reading HERE. 

April is an Astrologer, Tarot Reader, and Intuitive Counselor who helps you tap into your inner strength, let go of fear, and create a magical life. Through a combination of astrology, tarot, intuition, and self-discovery techniques, you'll get the support you need to find your path, balance your emotions, and feel free to truly express yourself.

 

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