Saturn Retrograde May 23, 2021 – Karmic Love

Saturn Retrograde 2021Saturn retrograde 2021 begins on May 23 at 13° Aquarius and ends on October 10 at 6° Aquarius.

Saturn retrograde is generally a time of karmic rebalancing. Previous bad behavior could be punished. But hard work and responsibility could also be rewarded.

Saturn retrograde 2021 is square Uranus which means restrictive change and disruption. But trine aspects to the Moon, Venus, and North Nodes help overcome these challenges. It also brings together past life lovers and encourages karmic relationships.

More detail about Saturn retrograde 2021 follows some general information on Saturn retrograde in transit. Information about Saturn retrograde in the natal chart can be found at the end of this article.

Saturn Retrograde Meaning

Saturn retrograde in transit is a regular cycle occurring just over every twelve months, lasting about 4½ months, and spanning 6 or 7 degrees of the zodiac. Saturn is the Lord of Karma. Retrograde motion is a time when karma is sorted out. Therefore, Saturn retrograde is a double dose of karma. Karma is a form of energy that is very real. Like Saturn, it is very closely bound to time.

Past, present, and future blur into one. If you have been bad in the past, then at a certain predestined time, an event will occur to teach you a lesson. If you been good in the past, then at a predestined time, an event will occur to reward you for your good deeds. With Saturn in retrograde motion, the karma will relate to how responsible you have been in the past.

Transiting Saturn retrograde can be a time of limitation, restriction, anxiety, and fear. In recent months since Saturn entered the retrograde zone, you will have dealt with particular issues involving your duties and responsibilities as they relate to your dependents and career.

Saturn retrograde suggests this area of responsibility is so important, extra time is needed to take stock and make sure everything in order before you continue. You may be tested to make sure you are ready to take on the extra responsibility. The lessons you learn might be hard but they will be valuable.

On the other hand, it could be that negative Saturn behavior such as sadness or shyness has gotten out of control. In this case, the Saturn retrograde months will offer a chance to recognize and admit the problem. Things may get so out of control that an intervention or some drastic event must occur to shake you out of your depression or isolation.

By the time Saturn stations direct, you should have come to terms with the relevant issues and be ready for the next phase. Focus and motivation lead to productiveness, achievement, and recognition.

Saturn Retrograde 2021

Saturn stations retrograde on May 23, 2021, at 13°31′ Aquarius. The strongest influence on Saturn retrograde 2021 is Saturn square Uranus, which also happens to be the major planetary influence of 2021.

Saturn square Uranus is a very challenging influence. However, as the chart below shows, Saturn retrograde 2021 makes harmonious trine aspects to the Moon, Venus, and North Node. The resulting grand trine aspect pattern gives the ability to overcome the obstacles created by Saturn square Uranus.

Saturn Retrograde 2021

Saturn Retrograde 2021 [Solar Fire]

Saturn Retrograde 2021 Aspects

Saturn square Uranus represents tests and challenges posed by Saturn retrograde 2021. It can bring about restrictive change that you don’t want. It also makes it harder to make the kind of changes you do want.

So Saturn retrograde 2021 could be very frustrating with rising tension and sudden, expected changes. But with the help of the grand trine, you can stay open-minded, patient and flexible. The challenges can then be turned into opportunities to rid yourself of negative, restrictive, and limiting beliefs, behaviors and structures.

Your personal freedoms and rights may also be restricted. If your duties and responsibilities become too oppressive, it is better to make adjustments during Saturn retrograde 2021, before they crystallize as new structures in your life.

It is best not to force change that you want but to adapt to changing conditions. This is not the time to resist change, nor is it the time to overreact. A well-considered, methodical, patient, and step-by-step approach is best.

Saturn Retrograde 2021 Grand Trine

The trine aspects represent the solutions to those problems associated with Saturn square Uranus.

Moon trine Saturn brings the emotional balance, responsibility, and determination to reach your long-term goals. Mutual respect and understanding make your relationships practical and beneficial, especially with men and superiors. Valuable guidance comes from elders and leaders. Achievement and recognition lead to satisfaction, contentment, and higher self-esteem.

Venus trine Saturn brings true love, loyalty and commitment. A new romance could be with a past-life contact or someone from a different age group and would likely be a long-lasting, soul-mate union. Existing relationships enjoy closer bonding and stability. Mutual respect and an eye to practical outcomes help you work through any problems created by Saturn retrograde 2021 square Uranus. This is also a good aspect for finances.

Moon trine Venus brings love, tenderness, and harmony. Increased charm, beauty and popularity make Saturn retrograde 2021 good for dating and making friends. You can attract genuine, honest love. Sex will feel more intimate, romantic, and enjoyable. Your creative potential will be unleashed and the trine aspects to Saturn will materialize works of beauty.

Saturn trine North Node can help lift away the limitations and restrictions associated with Saturn retrograde 2021. It gives levelheaded wisdom, patience, and practicality. Good relationships with elders and authorities can help you achieve your ambitions.

It also gives a good sense of timing and helps you become more self-reliant, mature, responsible, and self-disciplined. When working constructively, organization, patience, methodology, and self-pacing are combined. There is no limit to the potential achievements you can make. [1]

Saturn Retrograde 2021 Stars

Saturn stations retrograde in the Sign of Aquarius. However, as the star map below shows, it is in the Constellation of Capricornus. This discrepancy is due to the precession of the equinoxes. It has moved the Sun Signs almost a whole Sign out of alignment with the Constellations from which they were named over 2000 years ago.

Saturn Retrograde 2021 Dates

Saturn Retrograde 2021 [Stellarium]

Saturn stations retrograde between two stars in the Sea-Goat. Armus (η) in the belly and Dorsum (θ) in the tail. Armus is the stronger influence because Saturn has already passed its position.

  • 13♒02 – η Capricorni, Armus
  • 13♒31 – Saturn Retrograde 2021
  • 14♒08 θ Capricorni, Dorsum

Fixed star Armus is of the nature of Mars and Mercury. It gives disagreeableness, contemptibleness, instability, shamelessness, nagging, and troublesome and contentious nature. [2]

Armus features prominently with those people who engage in statesmanship, politics, religious and humanitarian causes, and this includes the kind of author and poet who consciously writes with the social impact of his work in mind. Armus is the Latin word for Shoulder. This star gives the willingness to ‘shoulder the burden’ at times of crisis. [3]

Armus rules the front of the left leg 7 inches below the knee. [4]

Constellation Capricornus has a great influence over human affairs portending major changes in such areas as climate and political customs. [5]

Saturn Direct 2021

Saturn stations direct on October 10, 2021, at 06°52′ Aquarius. Saturn is no longer square Uranus but it is still trine North Node. And while Venus was in Gemini trine Saturn retrograde. it is now in Sagittarius sextile Saturn direct.

This implies Saturn direct can further strengthen the bonds of karmic relationships begun during Saturn retrograde 2021. A significant new love relationship may begin. It also helps to reunite soul mates who separated due to Saturn square Uranus.

Saturn Retrograde Natal

Saturn Direct 2021 [Solar Fire]

Saturn Retrograde 2021 Dates

  • 2020, May 10 to September 29, from 01° Aquarius to 25° Capricorn
  • 2021, May 23 to October 11, from 13° to 06° Aquarius
  • 2022, June 4 to October 23, from 25° to 18° Aquarius

Saturn Retrograde Natal

Saturn retrograde natal suggests there was a problem with self-discipline or avoiding responsibility in a former life. Due to illness, immaturity, or disrespect, you may have neglected to look after your loved ones. Perhaps you failed to earn a living to support your parents or ran out on your partner and children. There will be some lessons or extra effort required in this life to pay back this karmic debt. You must learn the lessons so you don’t have to go through this difficult cycle again.

Saturn retrograde natal aspects and fixed star conjunctions show the areas of life, or the personality traits and behaviors, which specifically need extra development. The optimal Saturn nature is disciplined, responsible, stable, respectful, and reliable. A healthy Saturn is hard-working and dedicated. The aim is to be physically and emotionally strong enough to endure the hardships of life, to take responsibility for yourself and your family.

Saturn retrograde natal could lead to sadness, depression, loneliness, tiredness, or lack of motivation. Disrespect of parents and authority figures may be holding you back. Whatever is stunting your productiveness is what Saturn retrograde focuses on. This could well have been an ongoing problem hindering success over many incarnations. Events or relationships will keep reinforcing the problem area this life, especially during Saturn retrograde phases, until you master it.

  1. Saturn Trine North Node,
  2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.141.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.103.
  4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.147.
  5. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.51.

6 thoughts on “Saturn Retrograde May 23, 2021 – Karmic Love

  1. Saturn stationary Rx, NYC

    Algol conjunct Ascendant
    Varuna opposite MidHeaven

    Ascendant conjunct Algol: Honor and preferment

    Because of reduced orbs, a little different looking than Jamie’s chart

    My Thoughts: pre afternoon beer.
    A New Gold Standard weekend, ex.Doing The Hustle… and like any new standard getting the treatment by shop floor labour, there’s going to be a measure of abuse. Which needs to be observed and corrected.

    The Karma Chart, A few weeks on from today, ushers in that period when, for instance, legal, financial and political arbitrage bugs get worked out. And where along the planets longitudinal axis, this occurs

  2. I have Jupiter rx conjunct IC at 26 Aquarius and Saturn rx at 29 Capricorn, and here was me hoping my second Saturn return was done…I have always had the “feeling” this lifetime involved putting things to rights and setting the records straight for “folk like me”, WITHOUT causing any negative Karma of my own this time around. Interestingly, although I have been very passionate about the area I am devoted to, indeed given more of my time to help than in a paid positions, so more of a calling than a job, in recent months, I have felt the need, not to give up on that area because of disollusionment because of “how it is and has to be according to our leaders” because I often feel morally and ethically compromised working in that area who’s principles no longer work with my own beliefs, thus am currently beginning a course, that is only a slight course change yet will still enable me to reinvest all I have learned and even wisdom gained from my many years of experience in this area. My new passion, at almost 60 is, Advocacy, which I was pleasantly surprised to discover I am able to complete on its own now, rather than having to complete a University degree in Law or Social work. I have a “voice that will be heard” thanks to my Venus in Taurus and able to embrace & express diplomacy and advocacy thanks to my 12th house Libra Moon and ascendant, seems I may have finally found what I have been looking for, what I have needed to experience and endure thus perhaps have been working for through the University of Life all along 🙂

  3. Thank you Jamie, for this positive message on our ‘ol “friend” Saturn 😏
    Here’s to more of separating the wheat from the chafe, and with Pluto retro-ing back n forth over my Jupiter/Cap 5th house for a lonnng time, I am more than ready for Saturn’s final stamp of approval when he completes this cycle (going direct conjunct there).
    Hope was the last to exit Pandora’s box as they say 🙄
    Let’s all rise like the Phoenix 💛
    May the blessings be many, and may Spirit be kind …

  4. ” Have I carved enough my Lord?… My child, you are a bone. ”

    ~ Leonard Cohen

  5. The only thing I be mastering is science, baby. Getting that Master’s degree in Science like a true Aquarian north node and moon!! Holla at ya boi, Saturn!

    Future Dr. Scorpio, aka try me bitch 😆🤣

  6. Saturn stationary Direct, October 10, as noted in Jamie’s October 6 New Moon, that New Moon conjunct asteroid 3811 Karma, Algorab, and Mars.

    A sense of Karma with the Aircraft Controllers shutting (shouting) down routes in the USA this week over govt medical mandates. The 40 year anniversary of that groups tribulation, Jupiter-Saturn in Air sign.

    Further, we generally don’t here about this major news event, A blackout period involving spacecraft/aircraft, Arcturus, touched upon in the Mercury retrograde and Mercury sq Pluto thread.

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