Saturn Retrograde – Double Karma

Saturn Retrograde 2015Saturn Retrograde starts on 14 March 2015 at 4 degrees Sagittarius, and stations direct on 2 August 2015 at 28 degrees Scorpio.

Saturn is the Lord of Karma. Retrograde motion is a time when karma is sorted out. Therefore Saturn retrograde 2015 is a double dose of karma. Before we get into this, we need to understand what this word means. 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 we have been bad in the past, then at a certain predestined time, an event will occur to teach us a lesson. If we been good in the past, then at a predestined time, an event will occur to reward us for our good deeds. With Saturn in retrograde motion, the karma will relate to how responsible we have been in the past. The implications will affect our sense of security. This could be in any area of life and that will depend on two things. First, we have to look at the chart for the moment Saturn stations retrograde. Secondly, how it affects you will depend on how Saturn aspects your horoscope. If Saturn retrograde favorably aspects your chart, then you should do better than if Saturn harshly aspects your chart. I will look at horoscope for Saturn retrograde below. It contains some of the most challenging aspects in astrology. The major theme is Saturn karma catching up on those people who have been deceitful this year. Dishonesty and treachery will come back to haunt some people. Victims of lies and scandal have the hope of being vindicated, but sadly, all involved will find this whole processes rather ugly and depressing.

Saturn Retrograde 2015 Meaning

Why such pessimism? Saturn retrograde is square Mercury, and Saturn direct is square Venus. These are two of the most depressing and unfortunate aspects in astrology. My natal chart has Saturn retrograde tightly opposite both Mercury and Venus. So I am the expert of doom and gloom and can see just how horrible this Saturn retrograde phase will be for some. Saturn Retrograde starts on 14 March 2015 at 4 degrees Sagittarius, and stations direct on 2 August 2015 at 28 degrees Scorpio. So the retrograde cycle lasts for about 3 months, spanning 6 degrees of the zodiac. Those with planets in Scorpio decan 3 and Sagittarius decan 1 will be most affected. Oppositions and squares to this region will also struggle. People with sextiles and trines to this part of the zodiac will fare a little better, probably being those who will be vindicated. I had only just finished a post on the March 2015 full moon when I started researching Saturn retrograde. It fully supports the treacherous theme of Saturn retrograde. This becomes most powerful given that Saturn turns retrograde within the full moon phase, less than one week before the beginning of a whole new eclipse cycle. Making the repercussions of previous slander and misinformation more potent is the final Uranus square Pluto coming less than three days after Saturn stations retrograde.

Saturn Retrograde Chart

The horoscope below is dominated by the conjunction of Mercury and Neptune square Saturn. This is all I really need to talk about to get a crystal clear picture. Mercury conjunct Neptune  creates such imagination and sensitivity that it “may become a problem deciphering what is real and what is not, what is important and what is just background noise, and what to keep secret or not.” Psychic ability and creativity can become great talents, but if confusion, selfishness or bitterness sets in, this aspect can cause much strife. Use of this highly potent imagination and intuition “would require some high standards though, learning to decipher truth from fiction, and using your gifts for moral and just causes. You not only perceive a great amount, but can also project much verbal and nonverbal information, plus psychic energy.” It is this projection of the gifts through writing and speech that will have been the cause of slander and scandal in the case of this Saturn retrograde chart. “thoughts and words are twisted by misconception, irrationality, confusion, fear and paranoia. This results in deceit, treachery, lies, poison and all manner of underhand tactics.” With the Mercury Neptune conjunction square Saturn retrograde, we can be virtually assured that the spiritual gifts have not been used wisely. Mercury square Saturn imparts into the conjunction, all the darkness, meanness and negativity that Saturn has to offer. “Negative thinking can often be exacerbated by having to deal with too much responsibility all at once, or suffering through painful hardships, separations and loss. These things, plus isolation, loneliness and insecurity, can often lead to depression.Saturn Retrograde 2015 The the telling of lies or spreading of gossip comes from the person darkest recesses of the mind. “Communicating ideas will be difficult because of negative thinking and misunderstandings… Do not rely on the words of others, and be careful with you own. You are likely to say the wrong thing and dig a big hole for yourself. There may be some distance or separation in close relationships.” This advice unfortunately comes a little late for some. Saturn square Neptune brings anxiety, distrust, confusion and pessimism. Any use of alcohol or other mind-altering drugs will increase the risk of strange or deranged thoughts and ideas. There is already a susceptibility with this aspect to believing silly ideas and propaganda, and stubbornly disregarding the truth. According to Robert Hand in Plants in Transit (p.357); “Disappointment, discouragement and pessimism are all likely effects of this transit.” Just to make sure we get the point, Saturn stations retrograde on a star in the Head of the Scorpion called Acrab. In general, this star causes “extreme malevolence, mercilessness, fiendishness, repulsiveness and malice.” And with Saturn results in cunning, self-seeking, deceit and hypocrisy.


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180 thoughts on “Saturn Retrograde – Double Karma

  1. I m Nov 5 born scorpion. Has been in darkest of the darkest times ever in life. My studies have been crashed badly plus always always have had deep thoughts about ruthless or irrelevant things going on in mind whole time which has for sure taken away my happiness for long. As a result I broke out as a rebel in April and lost my career almost. I m renewing but still I have difficulty dealing myself and going through the day with people , career , life and happiness . Will dis end or there is no end?

    • The September 13 solar eclipse will bring back your confidence, and the remainder of September 2015 you have help from Jupiter as well.

  2. Taking care of my 11 week old baby, looking for a job and nanny and dealing with having no money to pay off mounting credit card debt, plus taking care of sick cats and fixing an old house…things are really rough right now for me. My 38th birthday is September 12th. Any thoughts on what I can expect for September or this fall in general?

    • The September 13 solar eclipse is such a good one for you. Then you can look forward to Jupiter lifting your spirits in November. Hang in there, you’ll be feeling much better soon.

  3. When will the lessons of Saturn for me? I have no strength anymore. I was born on August 9, 1969.

  4. A lot of challenges and change in my life of last 3.5 years. I turn 44 on 11/09 and for the last 6 months or so keep seeing multiple 4:44 and 11:09 in the clock both am and pm. What does Saturn retrograde me and for me? What timelines?

      • Saturn retrograde is not impacting on your decan for your Sun sign. Perhaps it has influenced another area of your chart. You are certainly coming up to a special time with a birthday solar eclipse plus Jupiter in Virgo decan 2.

  5. Hi there to all who are reading this and may you be blessed with all that your heart desires. Breathing through all of this and knowing that behind all things is love which is truly the only REAL thing there is. All else plays out in the dream of illusion to allows us to experience that which we are not to come back to that which we truly are.

    I have a question about retrogrades and that is I was born on June 22, 1956 when the moon was full Venus was retrograde, Saturn was retrograde, Neptune was retrogarde and my north node in Sagittarius was retrograde. What does all these planets being retrograde at the time of my birth indicate as a common thread theme of why I chose this time to be born. I was born at 3:33pm on the 22nd which are all master numbers as wlel. Am I trying to be a master of lifting up karma or something or lift up the archtepal energies of each of these planets patterns by choosing a more difficult road to overcome?? Beats me???. I just know this all means something greater than what I can fully understand being I am not an astrologer. I so look forward to hearing a brief synapsis of what this theme means and your brief your take on this.

    Rael Joy

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