Saturn Retrograde

Saturn Retrograde 2022Saturn 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 have 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, 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, that extra time is needed to take stock and make sure everything is 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 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 and to take responsibility for yourself and your family.

Saturn retrograde natal could lead to sadness, depression, loneliness, tiredness, or lack of motivation. Disrespect for 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.

6 thoughts on “Saturn Retrograde

  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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