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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225 thoughts on “Saturn Retrograde – Double Karma

  1. Hi! DOB is 11/28/1958 Manila Philippines at 9:55 pm. I lost my job on July 2015. Not sure what I want to do next. Thinking of moving back to the Philippines from Washington DC. Start a business, get additional edcation (am a college grad), get a new job, try to travel the world on this saturn retrograde (not a god idea?) What do I do to lessen the impact on the retrograde? Seems like such a crucial time…. treacherous almost. Will this retrograde last 2 1/5 years?

  2. Was going on Sagittarius types will be kind of affected by whole transit of the sign, am Sagittarius ascendant myself. When does it emter Capricorn?

  3. I’M A little confused. I am Capricorn. I fell Oct. 31, 2014, sprained right ankle and broke bone in my foot. Sept 10 2015 more severely sprained same ankle and broke bone in ankle. Connection? When is this over?

  4. Hi Jamie, I am reading this because Ive just experienced Saturn entering Scorpio this year. I accidentaly discovered it, playing around with my iPhone SkyView app. as I peer into the night sky. “Surprise” there it was Saturn, right in the middle of the claw of Scorpio. I even did a screen capture. At the time I had no idea what I was in for. I stared at its magnificence. It was so synchronistic, to be looking at it, in that moment, unaware. At the time, I did not know much about its astrological meaning. I vaguely remember friends in astrology commenting on Saturn’s effect, but didn’t take it very seriously. Very soon afterward, I discovered liquidators ceased the company storing my personal and house hold effects – I lost everything – personal photos, clothing furniture, graduation certificates, a household of goods. Totally devastated and in shock, I dragged myself out of bed to greet a dog on my property that attacked my very loved 14 yo cat, who was every bit a best friend – he died from the wounds. That same week the local council fined me a few hundred dollars for having my dogs (gentle dogs) down my driveway (they are normally on my acreage). I had only just stopped licking my wounds from a 10 year marriage break up, with whom I thought was my soul mate. I think its important to mention here, prior to these events, I felt very blessed with my life and rarely complained.
    There is definitely something in this for the non believers. Saturn retrograde can be treacherous. May I suggestion to others approaching Saturn, to stay in bed for the whole three months, to try and lessen its effects.

  5. I am trying to understand what is going on with me as I just discovered that I have saturn retrograde in my birth chart . I am not very familiar with all this , I would like to understand if everytime that this planet goes retrograde I have to go trough major changes and confusion like it happened in march 2015.I was born in Italy 12 august 1965. Can anybody help me please to understand.

    • I am still trying to understand this myself Rita. It does depend on how transiting Saturn retrograde aspects your chart. I will add a section about natal Saturn retrograde when I update this post.

  6. does this mean, if any child who was born between the periods of march 14 and 2 august 2015-
    when Saturn was retrograde, they will experience bad luck???

    • No, Jupiter rules luck. Saturn rules responsibility. This child will likely have more than your average amount of lessons to learn about acting responsibly or getting things done on time.

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