Saturn Retrograde June 4, 2022 – Sad News

Saturn Retrograde 2022Saturn retrograde 2022 begins on June 4 at 25° Aquarius and ends on October 23 at 18° Aquarius.

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. If you have been bad in the past, events will occur to teach you a lesson. If you have been good in the past, events will occur to reward you for your good deeds.

Saturn retrograde 2022 is even more karmic in nature because it is square Mercury, which stations direct only one day before, on June 3. Mercury aligns with the most unfortunate fixed star Algol. And the stars that align with Saturn retrograde are not much better. Sad news indeed, for some.

More detail about Saturn retrograde 2022 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 Transit

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 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 2022

Saturn stations retrograde on June 4, 2022, at 25°15′ Aquarius. The strongest aspects are highlighted in the chart below. The negative thinking and sad news associated with Mercury square Saturn are somewhat offset by the compassion and sensitivity of Mercury sextile Neptune. However, both Mercury and Saturn align with very challenging fixed stars.

Saturn Retrograde 2022

Saturn Retrograde 2022

Mercury square Saturn restricts and delays your thinking, communications, and travel. It can make you shy, aloof, confused, indecisive, lonely, and pessimistic. There is the potential for sad news, criticism, narrow-mindedness, meanness, lying, and slander leading to misunderstanding, arguments, and relationship problems.

Mercury is stationary direct on June 3 at 26°05′ Taurus. This means Mercury does not exactly square Saturn. But the aspect stays within a 1°30′ orb from May 29 to June 7. It adds an even heavier sense of karma to Saturn retrograde 2022. There will be a price to pay for previous decisions, lies, and nasty words that hurt other people.

Mercury sextile Neptune helps make your words more soothing and healing to others. Enhanced senses and intuition will help combat the restrictive and confusing influence of Mercury square Saturn. Relationships will also benefit from your more compassionate and spiritual nature.

Saturn semisextile Neptune brings material gain from spiritual pursuits. You can make your dreams come true with hard work and a sensible, realistic approach. It helps you understand your limitations and be more optimistic. You will also appreciate your spiritual goals and how they fit into the bigger picture.

The Fixed Stars

Saturn Retrograde June 2022

Saturn Retrograde 2022

  • 23♒42 – Beta Aquarii, Sadalsuud
  • 23♒51 – Delta Capricorni, Deneb Algedi
  • 25♒15 – Saturn Retrograde 2022


Fixed star Deneb Algedi is said to cause beneficence and destructiveness, sorrow and happiness, and life and death.

With Saturn: Great power over animals and poisonous reptiles, indifferent to study, knowledge of many secrets of nature, feared, unpleasant appearance and life, bad for marriage, death of or separation from parents in youth, secluded end of life. [1] (Johnny Depp 0°03′, Charles Manson 0°52′, Salvador Dali 1°32′)

Fixed star Sadalsuud is said to cause trouble and disgrace.

With Saturn: Sharp, cunning, dishonest, immoral, cold, unsympathetic, hard-hearted, disgraces an honorable father, hypnotic influence over the opposite sex, many intrigues wrecking homes, death through female’s revenge. [1] (Johnny Depp 0°11′, Charles Manson 0°44′, Salvador Dali 1°23′)


Mercury at 26°10′ Taurus aligns with fixed star Algol at 26°28′ Taurus.

Algol represents the head of the Gorgon Medusa who was slain by Perseus. It causes misfortune, violence, decapitation, hanging, electrocution and mob violence, and gives a dogged and violent nature that causes death to the native or others. It is the most evil star in the heavens. [1]

Although “high spiritual rays” are emanating from Algol, only those who have already reached high spiritual development can receive them. Even then, there will be difficulties and obstacles in their way, and much energy must be used to overcome these handicaps. If their endeavors fail, strong counter forces and enmities will be present. [2]

With Mercury: David Beckham 0°00′ (and Ascendant), Johnny Depp 0°21′ (and Venus), Jay Leno 0°44′, Mark Wahlberg 0°55′, Salvador Dali 1°20′ (and Mars).

Notice that both Johnny Depp and Salvador Dali have Mercury square Saturn in exactly the same alignment as now. It will be interesting to see how this karmic double whammy of Saturn retrograde 2022 plays out in court for Johhny.

Saturn Direct 2022

Saturn stations direct on October 23, 2022, at 18°35′ Aquarius. Mercury trine Saturn suggests that karmic debts have been repaid and responsibilities have been attended to during the retrograde phase. This is much more promising than the retrograde chart and there are no major fixed star conjunctions to complicate matters.

Mercury trine Saturn is ideal for finalizing any outstanding debts and organizing taxes, insurance and wills. Common sense and good concentration also make this a good time for making plans and important decisions, and for serious discussions, negotiations, and business dealings.

Saturn Direct 2022

Saturn Direct 2022

Saturn Retrograde Dates

  • 2021, May 23 to October 11, from 13° to 06° Aquarius
  • 2022, June 4 to October 23, from 25° to 18° Aquarius
  • 2023, June 17 to November 4, from 07° to 00° Pisces

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.


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.123, 159, 202.
  2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.14.

Last Updated on June 9, 2022 by Jamie

35 thoughts on “Saturn Retrograde June 4, 2022 – Sad News

  1. I agree to some extent & I do feel that the karmic retribution/reward cycle that this implies, may prove to be quite devastating in some ways, equally enlightening in others, Judgement calls and fear driven prejudices will no doubt be front and foremost in the lack of integrity of some, and although I understand Karma is natural in cause and effect of energy, it is a source of great sorrow rather than sadness to me, that it is necessary. I personally get no joy out of witnessing another’s comeuppance, even though there may be a sense of relief that the records are finally put straight or the person or persons of low morals & ethics involved are no longer able to function with their destructive attitudes and behaviours. Prejudices & discrimination are for the most part directed towards a minority who are different from the prescribed or dictated “norm”, the majority failing to realise they have been manipulated by a fearing and smearing campaign by a person or persons in authority, who keep them in the dark of the cruelty and oppression suffered by them due to the anti-ness incited towards these, often innocent souls who simply were born that way or born into the ways of a belief or lifestyles that support their way of life and keep them thinking and behaving towards others in good conscience, but not everyone, there are often a few bad pennies in any crowd/group who persistently turn up to ruin things for the rest. Even though karma is most definitively at play, it is a matter of energetic physics and may have become toxic to mind and body, the underlying sacred power from which the toxic energy is generated, indicates that the soul has become septic and is poisoning the self and spreading throughout the souls all around and it doesnt change the fact that some of those, have become septic is because they have been forced to go against their own personal beliefs and become anti themselves and their lifes mission/purpose as a unique original statement of the affirmation of life. They no longer belief they have anything of value to lose. Karma is necessary, but it is with great sorrow that it is, and leaving it up to Karma, rather than having the integrity to not cause ill, is self serving, because sadly once they receive their Karmic backlash, some of them are sociopaths, narcissits or psychopaths who actually revel in their evil deeds being made public, and much damage has already been done, that cannot be undone. But then I have Saturn rx at 28Cap24, currently I have a squatter by the name of Pluto, unfortuntaely/fortunately, my natal Saturn is inconjunct Sun at 0Cancer early 9th, Saturn is also inconjunct Nth Node 29 Leo in late degrees of 10th house (Placibo) so I have felt like I have been chained and reigned in all my life, if I am to accomplish that aImed north node, I must do so with integrity, keep records and everything above board, morally & ethically, not in direct pursuit of happiness nor seeking rewards of personal gain, at the expense of others, if it will be, it just is, if not, it simply isnt.

    • Hi Debbie,

      l wish you had been my friend of 30 plus years and not my destructive ex-friend, J who also has a Saturn at 28 Cap (part of a t sqare: sun conj. Venus Aries , Mars Cancer) She has controlled, undermined and used all about her. You get it. She doesn’t. If karma sorts her out –good.

      She and l share the same Mars Cancer degree. (Karmic?Yes) She had a series of Plutonian ‘relationships’. But Pluto did its work on me too. A court case. I could have pushed for more, but l decided to be fair and won. Life changing.

      I sincerely hope things work out for you–with your attitude, my feeling is, it will. May you
      be a little ligher and freer with each passing day.

      Best wishes

      Dianne M.

  2. Saturn return during Saturn retrograde- things are coming to a head ( or for Johnny, aheard?) I sympathise with JD, as we have similar Aquarius Saturns 3 degrees apart … he’ll of a time to be having Saturn Return.

  3. Is there anything nice coming? At all? The transits lately have been indescribable in terms of their intensity and toughness for me. I’d like to know more about how to find a way to use this Saturn energy…I’m usually the one who works hard and does the tough self dev work no one wants to do, tries to make the right choices yet gets hard done by in strange ways, often not noticed til later. Does a saturn retrograde help to catch these things sooner and “fix” them? It’s very confusing and infuriating to feel like you’re being told to mature and grow up, while having my hands tied around my back and beaten. Saturn also recently entered my 12th and is sitting on my mars there… What exactly does the sky want?

    • me too, pluto sq mc, and con mars. chiron trine asc and sq saturn, uranus sq asc and sat op uranus, mercury back and forth over several. jupiter too, which is not as fun as people make out, then again, liz greene said just that: in retrospect that jup transit is great but not while your world might be taken apart. especially if you’re a more earthy/saturnian type.
      i have had saturn go over moon/sat/venus/mars, now just entered 7 + squre mc in between.
      sighed after surviving that and now all of this.
      pluto sq mc really hit when mars did the same, a literal explosion in my relationship that day, and 12 weeks of radio silence from the man i love.
      the chiron already in play no doubt and all the rest.
      i was very suicidal but have now got back onto my neglected spiritual path, meditating and such and might have finally found my live;s purpose that i was old about in a vision in the 80s, that i’d be doing something right about this time, one reason i held on during these last 5 suicidal years.
      it was this video by lorie ladd that saved me
      so many others that i find helpful like

  4. indeed, and all to often people think in good/bad, punishment/reward.
    mine is con moon in capricorn. heavy to say the least.
    i love lorie ladd for the very reason that she extolls compassion for ourselves, and EVERY body!

  5. This looks terrible. Anyone following astrology notices, the problems appear often and benefits rarely. The approach to this is to meditate on the good. Make a radical effort faced with detriment. Jesus: “Be like your Father in Heaven, whose sun shines and rain falls on the unjust as well as the just.” “I want mercy, not sacrifice:, Reach for a higher level, above worldly concerns, “IF you can meet triumph and disaster, and treat those imposters just the same” -Kipling Bad aspects are power, don’t get pulled into the vortex that created them, think on your inherent goodness as a deeper greater power. Abandon critiques and complaining, reach for heaven, a place where permanent happiness reigns. This is the year of the Tiger. Playing with danger, this year the bluff is called. Pervious Tiger years, 1914, 1938, 1950. Strangely good manners, respect and consideration for others is essential this year, an antidote. The fearsome Tiger is placated. We do have the generous solar eclipse in the background, a 6 month period.

  6. Hi Jamie, thank you for writing this post. Out of curiosity, if natal Saturn is making a trine with Mercury would this mitigate the square with Saturn retrograde 2022?

  7. Oh well. Thats me then I guess. Was unprepared for this little bundle of joy. I feel seen for all the worst reasons.

    My natal Denib Algedi will be at 23 Aqu 11, Sadalsuud 23 Aqu 2. My Alcyone 29 Taur 23, Algol 25 Taur 48, Algorab 13 Lib 5. So it all lines up just perfectly. Awesome. I guess I should of gotten that reading sooner. What a time to get into beginner astrology this year. I think I would of rather not known!

    How does one even deal with this? I don’t even know what to think aside from resignation at letting the very sad something show unfold. It seems fated when you see the numbers in both columns like that. Why couldn’t it be all the good stuff to line up so closely?! No lotto then?! One can only laugh I guess. What else could you do?!

    Well you could laugh. Until you remember the heavy karmic payload affects not just this lifetime and the cold fear that goes with it. I wonder what past me has done? I sort of already now to the present me failed the lessons of this lifetime pretty spectacularly and did nothing positive with all the good things in my chart that I was blessed with! Yep I definitely stuffed up. I know. Saturn has been making sure I know well and truly. How can one person inadvertently change so many other peoples lives and not for the better? I don’t think I shall be as blessed next time around. And the thought of coming back again!

    Thanks for the airtime and apologies for the me me monolgue. Cheers Jamie.

  8. I’m not an astrologer by any stretch of the imagination which is why I read all of Jaime’s posts and analysis thoughts. Reading the analysis of this transit is frightening to me. My adult children (Leo, Scorpio rising) have had the most stressful past 10 months…deaths, marital strife, financial difficulties, etc etc…. As their mother I’ve been stressed and worried. I’m 71 and feel like this is taking years off of my life!
    Is this going to end anytime soon or are we in for more tough transits? Can any of you answer any of my questions? I am soooo very concerned. I’m an Aries, Leo rising with Sag moon….Grand fire trine.
    Thank you for sharing all of this astrological knowledge; I love this blog. Thank you, Jaime….Love to you and the time you spend enlighting us.

    • Hi Barb. Good to hear from you again. Astrology aside, younger people do have a pessimistic outlook because of all the bad news about the future. There are no major transits ahead for a few years. But they are very promising.

      The problem at the moment is the strong Saturn influence. The lunar eclipse in May was square Saturn and Mercury is square Saturn for the next week. So it is hard to look on the bright side at the moment. That should improve after a week or so.

  9. My daughter’s husband has natal Saturn/Pluto conjunct opposing natal Mercury/Mars conjuct tied together by natal Cap moon 29 degrees creating a T-square with transiting Pluto now at 28 degrees Cap. It appears that this lunar eclipse with Sat & Merc square along with the slow moving Pluto transit over my son-in-law’s moon must be the reason for so much of our family stress.
    I do not think their marriage will survive but I do hope that they remain friends for the sake of their 2 children and for themselves.
    Again, thank you so very much, Jaime. I’m glad to know that things should improve soon. God bless you and thank you for this wonderful blog 🙂

  10. Dear Jamie, & brave friends here … I hope with all sincerity that you all are weathering this time of great challenges, and what seems like an overwhelming lineup of planetary events conspiring against us. 🤦
    Or are they? Pluto and Saturn retro can certainly bring opportunities for growth! It’s all in the way you perceive it to be, and as you said Jamie, appreciating your spiritual reality and how it fits into the bigger picture. Be kind, and especially to yourself 💛

    “There must be some kind of way outta here
    Said the joker to the thief
    There’s too much confusion
    I can’t get no relief….

    No reason to get excited, the thief he
    kindly spoke
    There are many here among us
    Who feel that life is but a joke ….

    But you and I, we’ve been through that
    And this is not our fate
    So let us stop talkin’ falsely now
    The hour’s getting late ….

    All along the watchtower ……..
    (Jimi Hendrix)

    Incidentally Jamie, I wonder what you would make of my own natal chart (lol)….
    I have Algol sitting almost (3° of separation) on my MC, and ♍Saturn squaring my ♐Venus conj Chiron, with Mercury, Neptune, & SN conj as well (I am empathic ..a blessing, or a curse?)
    Uranus retro is most elevated planet, and ol’ Pluto in the 12th house. Yeah, it’s been heavy travelling, and I’ve known more than one intensely insane, lying, narcissistic, psychopathic, violent abuser in my time. I can spot one a mile away now after decades of dealing with the healing …
    Fortunately, Spirit has always had my back.🙏

    It’s been interesting watching the Heard/Depp debacle unfold … Pluto (retro) has a way of bringing it all to the surface, and how! Truth will prevail, and hopefully Heard will get what she deserves.(Elon Musk? 😂)
    Out of the media circus there could emerge a greater awareness of what a gaslighting narcissistic abuser really looks like ….
    Thank you Pluto.

    I thank my lucky stars everyday that I am free and have the eyes to see …. ✨💛

  11. O and of course, have to thank the gawdalmighty Great Lord of Karma, SATURN as well … who always reminds us whilst in retrograde, to get our heads out of our derrieres. 😉

  12. Being a human is hard. I relate. Can we get some more positive advice on working with saturn energy etc?

  13. I have been reading Erin Sullivan ‘Retrograde Planets’ and she talks about the degree that is passed 3x being significant in determining the long range outcome of Saturn retro? There is a degree before SR, during retrograde, and after SD. The time elapsed between the first and last degree crossing is 9 months, which is obviously is an important timing cycle. Can anyone tell me how to work out what this degree is please? I think from a quick look through the ephemeris it is about 22 deg 19′ of Aquarius. Thanks

  14. Hello,

    I have natal Saturn in 7th house Retrograde. How will it affect me?


  15. Some very detailed and interesting comments above regarding this Saturn transit and the retrograde period.
    On a much brighter note, simply, the retrograde period gives us as individuals and collectively the opportunity to review/revise/practice our life lessons. So, when Saturn goes direct, we are better placed to integrate what we have learned, overcome challenges and then move forward with our lives.
    We are given three opportunities for learning during a forward/retrograde/forward transit: we are exposed to the personal and collective challenges/lessons (the initial forward transit of Saturn), then an opportunity to revise/review/absorb (retrograde Saturn); and then put into practice (forward direct Saturn). Yes, the stationary-retrograde position of Saturn is tricky but, as Jamie pointed out, the stationary-direct position of Saturn later in the year is quite positive.
    For Putin, during the retrograde period he will revise his methods or try to use things that have worked previously with some success. However, once Saturn turns direct, and if he doesn’t change his ‘ways’, he will be the instigator of his own downfall (from memory, the forward transit of Saturn will square his natal moon – he may loose support at home).

  16. I have natal Saturn retrograde, and l have, first Saturn return.
    I have in natal aspects:
    Saturn square moon, sa120ju, saturn square pluton, saturn squaare algol.

    Algon conjuction moon, (first house, taurus, asc taurus too), algol oposition pluton.

    Im fear of all, very deppresed and mental exhausted.

  17. Hi Jamie, thanks so much for this spot-on analysis. This one felt very relevant so I decided to comment here. As Saturn is retrograding now in my tenth house, there were, all of a sudden, some bad news related to work, ‘restrictions’ that nobody saw coming a month ago. In addition, there is a repetition of a difficult situation that I thought it was over.

  18. I was born with Mercury rx! everything I say comes out bad or gibberish. I’d rather chase away people saying harsh words in order to keep a safe space distance from anyone that are scammers lairs and crooks these days online. If they say this guy is crazy, greedy, evil, or stupid, then I win against them smirking once its proven right or debunked as I hate haughtiness and arrogance for fame money and power here as I’m a misanthrope as humans to me are emotional baggage I don’t need in my life once I’m done with them.

  19. a friend with saturn con ic transit got news of his brother’s very bad health the day it went stationary very close to ic.

  20. A positive or grounded perspective can help people to get thru anything. Also, will power can have some influence over the planets if it is strong enough, at least that’s what I have heard/read. Things may not be as bad as they appear. In my experience when I was expecting something possibly bad, it was actually minor but a lesson learned. Hope this helps:)

  21. I can resonate 100 percent with all you’ve said, wonderfully articulated and I have been going through dealing with narcissistic family members and today is the day I free myself from their chains and abuse, knowing this cycle is coming is relieving because I know how the law of karma works and while, like you said I wish no harm. It is still fulfilling knowing justice is served, a lesson learned and hopefully changed behavior.

  22. Makes a lot of sense. My Saturn is retrograding in my 2nd house as we speak. I’ve had a lot of doubts about society and how unhealthy it’s connection it is to insane amounts of money as I begun to detach and burn bridges as society is just plain evil right now as they love money more than anything else.

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