Saturn will end its annual retrograde period on the 5th of September stationing direct at 2°32’ Capricorn (antiscion 27°28’ Sagittarius).
The only significant aspect of the station is a very tight yet separating trine to Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Saturn in his own Cardinal sign, demands pondered and deliberate action yet has to contend with unpredictable Uranus in the Fixed sign of Taurus…something will surely give as the will to restrict merges with an impellent and mandatory need for change.
Three planets are still transiting the sign of Capricorn, Saturn, together with retrograde Pluto and OOB Mars, not an easy trio to get a grip on.
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 speeds 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 3° Capricorn: “A human soul, in its eagerness for new experiences, seeks embodiment.” Indicating a power yearning for whatever will increase the scope and depth of one’s contacts with other living beings.
For the antiscion point of 28° Sagittarius: “An old bridge over a beautiful stream is still in constant use.” Indicating the enduring elements in a society which reveal its ability to significantly link the genius of its individuals to the everyday needs of the collectivity.
“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 226 and 231, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA