Saturn Retrograde

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Saturn Retrograde 2020

Transiting Saturn Retrograde

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 Dates

  • 2019, April 30 to September 18, from 20° to 13° Capricorn
  • 2020, May 10 to September 29, from 01° Aquarius to 25° Capricorn
  • 2021, May 23 to October 11, from 13° to 06° Aquarius

Natal Saturn Retrograde

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 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.

Natal Saturn retrograde could show as 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.

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  1. Also once Sat in C[ap retro over on 6 SEptember, it’s meant to be good for finances – goody 🙂

  2. Isn’t it interesting that Venus and Mercury are conjunct in both the retrograde and direct charts? Messages of love ? Also sun comes brushing past Uranus in the retrograde…. but moon comes up for a kiss with Uranus in the direct chart..

  3. I have all this heavy south node, Pluto, Saturn stuff deep in my 8th house.. maybe houses are of little relevance here I’m not sure. Best wishes xx

    • My south node is in Sag in house 12. I also have mars and venus in conjunct in house 8 under leo as well. Mars to me isn’t the issue as men are stupid online as I tend to laugh at them being like drunk sports fans being that way. Venus to me is a massive issue as I have a robotic mindset after my saturn transiting over my natal saturn in 2018 being in house 10 where my mc and also where pluto are as well in conjuntion.

      To me I killed my emotional responses off other than anger mostly at satire seeing it as a form of rebellion and a from of propaganda for war online needing to be silenced if not outright terminated back in 2018 in the general hate and climate in the usa post bill maher spat with sam harris. I read maher’s natal chart and to me he’s a cynical comedian who is wise going through the rises and falls like most other celebrities like tiger woods.But the problem is Sam Harris as his venus is in a house that murders the truth for his own in taurus as he’s a lover of money and would murder other to get it.

      I can’t laugh or be positive or happy anymore as society has made into a robot or yes no black white personality now with no empathy for such people using love and empathy to abuse and shame others for being greedy selfish and usry. 2018 was a year where my saturn transit killed my humanity off completely and my chiron squaring my ascendant into jan 2021 will kill off my respect for the living entirely as its possible as i begin to see why people are so ignorant having no logic in them at all as they want to be loved and not to think about anything rational or in objective terms until it slaps them in the face again.

      I understand people wanting to feel good and look good but to me if you cannot earn the money yourself then what value do you hold to them? nothing. I have way too much pride to accept any from of help from them seeing them as a personal burden to my thinking on personal achievement and ambition being old school about it as i hate love in that regard in a personal basis seeing it as a moral and ethical failure both on a social and personal level.

      I consider basic income a source of personal shame and a moral failure as you are not going to be that person they thought to be in our education system as a rich ceo successful family man or woman. SS is not shameful to me in the us as it means you worked for it and was given that money for a reason on a personal moral level that many hate and disagree with on me about this as money to me is a finiate thing.

      I do not consider crypto mining to be shameful either as have to buy the stuff and pay for the bills as its like doing nothing but your hard work is on the stoic patience to get that extra money made as it isn’t given to you by the rich.

      The bottom line for in my natal chart is one of losing all sympathy and empathy for humanity seeing nothing good in such drivel in 2018 with my saturn conjuncts my natal saturn as they say kill your emotions to be ambition with ruthless intent. becoming a robotic mind seeing more intelligence in a machine than a human being now in 2019.

  4. Highlight the word ‘you’ in this article. 96 times no less (including ads) If YOU are not saturated with guilt and shame by the time YOU finish reading, welll..

    • I read it. Personally the biggest issue i had here yesterday mainly during another bad full moon cycle is weeding out bad lairs and scumbags in the news media on the left and right in this shift into upper and lower classes. There is an old saying that love kills in mass amounts both physically and spiritually. Love does make for happiness but it also makes you ignorant and also very self aggrandizing in one belief systems. The west wants war as many here simply want revenge in their unmasking and having a light shined upon them all.

      I’d rather do nothing. Why? I don’t like these people at all. Let fate punish them for their collective sins and greed. I don’t make money nor want to hold power over them as they get exposed and angry enough to become what they truly hate thinking they are above it all. I have no shame or guilt personally having made my decision on rejecting the material and hand holding world of love and socialization in 2019 as comedians are for nuclear war and censorship in the us.

      When Cortez says ambition at SXSW I say small or high you don’t say the truth at all! You want people under your thumb as you want that. When someone says be a success to me I think no your lying and want to maintain control over others feeding the false hopes of that in our capitalist society.

      My saturn return taught me to be extremely patient in gaining economic success and giving a needed beatdown to trolls online saying negative crap knowing they are lying both in religion of the holy books and in science as they both deny reality for their own interests now..

    • Man humans don’t get how people become almost drone like in dealing with your watery energy as robots do not do evil but respond to evil doers and those saying laugh seeing nothing but harm and bad intentions in such mockery speaking and seeing strictly in terms of pure logic and rationality in an objective terminology. Humans saying stop being a programmed mind is why most people that try to deprogram their thinking always lose as those people are not supposed to be that way at all. Even with a good education some people never have a born sense of human empathy or connection to others and almost never develop one and even if they did the moment someone say something that is off to that type of newly deprogrammed mind only makes them go back to being a programmed robotic mind.

      Saturn always taught me a harsh lesson in my years saying to me dont grow a brain pal and be a robot as it is made for you in this life as you are not made for that type of thinking as it will kill you and everything you hold onto. Sort like commander Data in the star trek movies with the emotion chip as it made him go completely haywire before he learned to control it then he died in the movies.

      With me personally emotions are illogical and highly irrational to me seeing everything in a binary context when dealing with relationships as people who are this in love with evil people simply do not compute with me at all as I see no rhyme or reason behind such stupid thinking..IT’s been a life long problem for me trying to relate to he moody humans as I call them with emotions and love as to me again i do not see any logic in such thinking at all strictly in a science context and objective thinking seeing how animals do not marry or kill each other just for the hell of it. I gotten better at relating to emotional people but again I still don’t relate to it very well if at all being black and white binary in logical thinking as its ya know logic.

      • Very enlightening series of posts ‘83. I like how you put together long compelling sentences,

        Personally I feel we need to stay away from Main Stream media if we wish to become human again. Where this shows up astrologically will reveal itself in the next few years. Uranus rules electricity is the primary clue; and this past Fridays, Good Friday full moon was a good one, taking us closer to that point in time.

        A little 9th house philosophy to give the 8th house a break.

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    • I have a bad transit going of my venus chiron and mercury in conjuntion in aries in house 3.. I tend to get angry and filled with such rage at fake love from dirty tricksters online knowing clowns are indeed the soldiers of satan. To tell you the truth I was preparing for this outcome as my chiron goes over my ic in 2025. I read many stories of nightmarish logic about chiron transiting your ic in your natal chart. From family to home to wealth to your own life. I do long term projection of my transits of my planets on mainly looking at chiron and saturn with uranus being against change until its proven to be a safe bet as i have a chiron opposition to my natal uranus.

      Last time I jumped head on into making personal changes it bit me in the butt big time as uranus and chiron say take it slow and tell off the people demanding you make personal changes to your somewhat negative attitude quickly as you can win the marathon game and avoid the tag of being a hipster. This has to me over the years taught me to be that stubborn old man that is miserly and resists change good or bad until proven it is safe to test out that change using incremental step by step small to big leaps like a baby learning to walk from crawling after it learns to pick itself up.

      I’m all for positive changes but I won’t buy into it until its a proven safe and secure thing like crypto for instance as i been burned way to many times in the past thinking big in tech and in other places outside of tech for making massive changes for the better.

      Saturn and venus for me are in my 8th house and to me it represents a slow death with no from of happiness to be found like being hung with a noose and suffocating slowly.

  6. Somehow , reminds me of the ‘Matrix’ movie Polaris. Good thing even ‘ bad ‘transits don’t last ! ♍👍

    • Movies are ruled by Neptune, so both YOU and ‘83 got tripped up here. Now if either one of YOU mentioned the most astounding modern astronomical Saturnine book of non-fiction, “The Ringmakers of Saturn” and associated this BOOK to the hard karmic reality to which Jamie’s Saturn Rx astrology bears witness, then I would be more impressed, instead of YOU know, tired Hollyweird Neptune, which of course has its place on a Neptune thread, but not here.

      • I agree with you Gerald .Movies are : Fantasy and escapism.I was referring specifically to the comment.

        • You no doubt have a high astrological IQ Gerald.Seriously ; you should write a book.I don’t know if I would read it though because I m not interested in going into that much detail .That doesn’t discount the value I place on the many years I’ve studied the subject.
          I just share my observations and let them fall where they may.You have every right to criticize my comments of course.Have a good day ! ♍

  7. The teasser on FB says “starts on April 17th” – maybe you want to correct this. Thank you for your work!

  8. How do you qualify respect for authority in a society (or world) that is rather broken? Americans are currently most afraid of a corrupt government (university research). How do we reconcile this respect for making something better than it currently is?

  9. I’m in my 1st Saturn Return right now.

    I was born with Saturn in Capricorn on the 21st degree, but the retrograde this year happens right on the 20 degree so Saturn will not reach the 21st degree until it goes direct. How do you expect that this will work out?

  10. I am so glad that this Saturn retrograde will finally give people who shoot from the hip and say horrible and awful things a taste of their own medicine. Assholes who talk shit deserve to get it tossed back in their face so I’m glad that will be happening with this retrograde. Karma!

    • I feel you should figure in the Mercury Saturn square in while describing the monthlies for Gemini and Virgo.This puts a damper on these signs. The positives will be suppressed, the negatives worse. 20 degrees of Cap. is courage, strength, vigilance, though narrow minded. The retro takes us back to the second deccan, the death card, cowardice, and greed. Next years will be mitigated by a better Saturn position and Jupiter in Capricorn, potentially giving relief. Gem’s and Virg’s may even be in physical danger this year.

  11. Saturn is stationing direct on top of my mars and the south node is currently transiting on top of natal mars aswell. It’s quite heavy.

  12. Jamie, I notice Saturn direct has mars tribe pluto on September 18, but you have not mentioned it in the outlook section for when Saturn turns direct. Is it not as relevant as moon tribe Saturn?

  13. I am an Old Man now, with arthritis, Shadow says. He has Mars retrograde in Aquarius. Saturn-Mars translates its Conjunction in Aquarius today. We are friends, and work through our issues. He loves that driveway, he tells me. The route that takes the water down, and the vehicles around. Draining the swampy backyard, just about everyone knows by now.

  14. Oh great, in 2020 Saturn turns retrograde on my natal Saturn in 1st, down to the minute. Then in 2021 Saturn turns retrograde on my Ascendant. Fabulous. Saturn square Uranus in 4th that’s about to cross my IC after having just ran over my Moon in 4th. What should I expect from Saturn retrograde periods exact conjunct my Saturn and ASC? What are the odds honestly… It must be pretty intense. My partner is having his reverse nodal return at the same time. It seems like so much. Any insight would be appreciated, thanks.

  15. It´s a lot doom thinking now on your page. I am not as sad as you are. Maybe because I´m not from the USA but The Netherlands.

  16. Hi Jamie, just made a donation to your EXCELLENT Astrology website. Really appreciate your using fixed stars and constellations to provide us with a fuller picture of whats occuring on the astrological map. Best wishes to you and your family. Keep safe and well!

  17. This is so happening to me from 11th may. It seems every word is for me …. Hope things get well soon. Tired of crying from last month.

  18. Asking people to believe that when things are not going well for them in life, it’s because of some karmic debt, is illogical. There is no evidence for that belief. Also, many evil and greedy people do not receive any retaliation for their misdeeds in this life, so karma is just a matter of belief, not fact. How can innocent children born into cruelty and deprivation possibly deserve it? Are you saying they must have done something in a previous life to deserve it? That is just plain cruel.

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