time to move forward with decision leaving the past behind…
Saturn will end its annual retrograde period on the 10-11th of October (depending in which part of the world you are) stationing direct at 6°52’ Aquarius (antiscion 23°08’ Scorpio). This is the second planet to turn direct this month.
The chart of the station has a predominance of the Air element (5 planets), the ability to plan ahead with the big picture well in focus. Saturn is pretty much alone, the only aspect now being a rather loose (7°) applying square to retrograde Uranus which will perfect on Christmas Eve for the third and last time but nonetheless capable of producing sudden effects just the same.
During this retrograde you will indeed have had the opportunity to renegotiate and review any past activities or commitments that have been a source of frustration for you. Having had a chance to tie up loose ends and finish uncompleted tasks in the matters of the house it is transiting in as well as perhaps having said “NO” to others if this meant a big “YES” for you!
Contemporary American astrologer, Noel Tyl, writes that the Saturn retrograde is a pause for responsibility, there is a disruption in what ideally is expected in the development process, with a sense of incompleteness.
This certainly hasn’t been the best period for embarking on new endeavours that require time and long commitment but now all this is changing as the planet slowly revs up to his normal speed.
It’s an old astrological saying that if you take care of Saturn in your chart, the rest of your chart will take care of itself. This means that if you are able to grasp the lessons of Saturn—its sign, its house placement and the house it rules then you will have the basis for understanding your whole natal chart. It is also believed that Saturn transits get “easier to handle” with age.
The Sabian symbol for 7° Aquarius: “A child is seen being born out of an egg.” Indicating the emergence of new mutations according to the great rhythms of the cosmos.
For the antiscion at 24° Scorpio: “After having heard an inspired individual deliver his “sermon on the mount”, crowds are returning home.” Indicating the need to incorporate inspiring experiences and teachings into everyday living.
“You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.” Denis Waitley
How did this Saturn retrograde go for you? Like to share your story?
Tyl N. (2012) “Synthesis and Counselling in Astrology” The Occurrence of Saturn, pp 35-38, Llewellyn Publications, Woodbury, MN, USA
Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. p 206 and 253, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA