We are about to start this year’s retrograde season with Saturn going retrograde in the sign of Capricorn from 23rd May, 2021. It will be followed by Mercury and Jupiter retrograde in next 1 month time. Saturn will be retrograde in Capricorn sign and as it normally has the last say in the results or events we see in life, it is important to have a look at this retrograde cycle of Saturn. To know about Saturn’s overall transit in Capricorn, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/sat20.
Now, let’s see all the important factors attached with this retrograde transit of Saturn in Capricorn -
Saturn - Saturn is all that which we don't like in our life. Saturn is Delay, Frustration, Restriction, Limitation and Anxiety. It is Hard-work and Labour. It is people of Authority, like Boss at your work place or Father at home. Saturn is Master and Servant both (depends on who uses Saturn in what way). Saturn is our Karmic Debt from life. Saturn is the things we didn't treat too well in our past life. Saturn is our challenges and biggest lessons of life. Saturn is Old-age, Teeth in human body, Diseases, Transformation etc. Saturn is Discipline, Organisation, Structure, Government, Law & Order etc.
Capricorn - Capricorn is the 10th sign of Zodiac Belt, hence it represents many things related with 10th house of horoscope like Law and Order, Government, Authority, Organisation, Discipline etc. Besides it also represents World outside your home and people, Fear and Anxiety etc. Capricorn is consisted of next 2 and half Nakshatra, i.e. Uttar-Ashadha, Shravana and Dhanishtha. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn and that's why it represents Fear and Anxiety.
Saturn’s Transit so far – As suggested in the article quoted above, slowly but surely, Saturn in Capricorn have created troubles for Govt and Authority Figures. We can see that most of World Govt are under fire right now for their mis-handling of Covid situation. We have also seen some of the sitting Presidents of Countries losing Elections in their respective countries and power changing hands. The kind of pressure which is built on authority figures is very much indicative of Saturn’s impact on Capricorn. Now, as Saturn comes closer to Earth in its retrograde motion, expect the intensity of this pressure to rise further.
Retrograde Planets – Mars, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn go through retrograde phases. These phases are of different time periods from 21 days to about 4 to 5 months. Retrograde is actually when a planet is closer to Earth and that’s why, while looking from Earth, it looks like planet is moving backwards as it is slower in its speed than Earth’s speed on rotting on its own axis. So, retrograde is actually an optical illusion. Planet doesn’t actually move backwards but it only looks-like moving backwards. So, 1st thing retrograde time brings is confusion related with the planet that is retrograde. Also, as retrograde planet is closer to Earth, the best way to understand a retrograde planet is to imagine someone just standing right next to you and looking at you. How would you feel? You will definitely be impacted by the intense energy of that person. The same ways, when a planet goes retrograde and come closer to Earth, its rays are reaching us with higher intensity. That’s why; retrograde season, when most planets go through retrograde cycle, can be the most intense time on Earth. It also means that retrograde planet will almost push/force us to act in matters related to the planet or house/sign where it is retrograde by creating one or the other situations. As retrograde time is about moving backwards, though only as an illusion, retrograde motion of a planet also shows that we reflect back on things related to that planet or house/sign where it is retrograde. Basically, during direct motion of planet, planet gives us many indications about things to correct or sort-out but if we don’t take any proactive measure then planet is forced to create some events and circumstances during its retrograde motion under which we will be forced to take actions in those matters. So eventually, retrograde cycles are good which force us to take actions which were long overdue. Last but not the least, a person born with retrograde planets also follows the same path where in early life he makes mistakes related with retrograde planet and in later life, he improves or corrects those mistakes.
Saturn Retrograde Impacts – Impact of Saturn retrograde can be divided in 3 parts –
a. As per Karaka – Saturn represents duties, responsibilities and commitments of life. When it is retrograde in birth chart or transit, person reflects whether he is performing right duties and responsibilities in life. People can think of changing their jobs and careers. It is time to reflect on your responsibilities in life and if you are serious about those.
b. As per Capricorn – As Capricorn is sign of Authority, Recognition and Work, Saturn retrograde in Capricorn will make us reflect back on our Authority and Recognition in life. It will also push us for higher authority. As it is sign of hard work, get ready to do more hard work in next 4-5 months.
c. As per Houses involved – And then we will reflect on things or people related to houses which are ruled by Saturn in our respective charts and the house it is in birth chart. Last but not the least, final reflection will be on the things/people related to house where Capricorn falls in your chart.
During retrograde transit of Saturn, we would be largely be reflecting back on things discussed here - https://www.astrosaxena.com/sat20.
Retrograde Period – Saturn will be retrograde in Capricorn between 23rd May to 10th October, 2021.
Shadow Period – Saturn will start retrograde on 23rd May, 2021 at 19 degree Capricorn and will go back till 12 degree Capricorn on 10th Oct, 2021. Although, the retrograde motion will finish on 10th Oct, but Saturn will remain in Shadow Period till it again reaches 19 degree of Capricorn again, from where the retrograde motion started. Shadow Period is when the planet is although moving ahead but still gives the results of retrograde motion till it reaches the point from where it started retrograde motion. So, we can say that now rest of year we will get retrograde Saturn results.
Other Retrograde Movements – Finally, we have to keep in mind that Jupiter and Mercury are also going to retrograde in next 1 month time. So, in the end, we will get results in a collective form of all planets impacting each other, not just Saturn but it will have the highest say.
Saturn’s Aspects – Now, important thing is not to forget the aspects of Saturn. Besides the normal 7th house aspect, Saturn also has 3rd house and 10th house aspect. So, during transit too, Saturn will aspect at these 3 houses from the house it sits. Let’s see, what these 3 aspects mean –
3rd house – As 3rd house is house of Efforts and Actions, Saturn’s 3rd aspect shows where we need to put effort and take actions as per birth chart or during a transit like this, as the case may be.
7th house – As 7th house relates to Other People, Saturn’s 7th aspect shows where we will find other people and how we should relate to them to fulfil the object of Saturn’s position as per the birth chart or during transit, as the case may be.
10th house – As 10th house relates to Duties and Responsibilities, Saturn’s 10th aspect shows where we need to perform our duties and responsibilities as per birth chart or during a transit like this, as the case may be.
Dashas – As Saturn is the slowest moving planet, it really doesn’t matter whether you are under Saturn Dasha or not. Saturn will catch you at any time, but yes if someone is under Saturn or Jupiter (Sagittarius’s lord) dasha then things will be much more intense and aparent.
Shravana Nakshatra – During this retrograde cycle, Saturn will remain in Shravana Nakshatra. So, all the significations of Sravana will be under Saturn’s impact. All the results of Sravana will be received after intense hard work, delay and perseverance - https://www.astrosaxena.com/shravnaksh. People can have problems in listening too.
Planet in Capricorn – Now, if someone has planet in Capricorn in birth chart then results related to that planet will also be seen during this retrograde as Saturn will be going back and forth over that planet. Any time transiting planet going over birth chart planet is indication of concrete events happening.
Maturity Age – Saturn’s maturity age is 35 years. So, those who are close to 35 years of age or above 35, Saturn transit can be expected to be better if they take more mature decisions of life.
Now, the main course.
Please see results of this transit from Ascendant and Moon Sign both. Predictions from Ascendant Sign will show what event will actually happen and predictions from Moon Sign will show what our mind desires and how mind will react to such events. Another thing is that when Ascendant and Moon sign both point towards one event that event is bound to happen.
So, let’s begin –
Aries Ascendant or Aries Moon Sign – For Aries people, Saturn rules 10th house of Career, Fame and Father & 11th house of Income & Gains. Saturn will be transiting in 10th house of Career, Status and Father. Aries are having real tough transits in matters of career and life path. Saturn in 10th house will make them reflect on their career as to they are following right career or not. It will also focus them on their father or father’s health. They can have real stress with people of authority or with colleagues. All this can be to push them for a brand new career.
Taurus Ascendant or Taurus Moon Sign – For Taurus people, Saturn rules 9th house of Higher Learning, Gurus, Law, Religion & Philosophy & 10th house of Career, Fame and Father. Saturn will be transiting in 9th house of Higher Learning, Gurus, Law, Religion & Philosophy. Taurus people will reflect on their beliefs, morals and values. They will be reflecting on their religion, teachers and Gurus. As 9th house is also house of loss of career, they can be quitting a job. They can be more focusing on their higher education in this time. They will be focusing on having a long distance travel or pilgrimage. Biggest possibility is of quitting a job and getting another opportunity.
Gemini Ascendant or Gemini Moon Sign – For Gemini people, Saturn rules 8th house of Occult, Mysteries and Sudden Events & 9th house of Higher Learning, Gurus, Law, Religion & Philosophy. Saturn will be transiting in 8th house of Occult, Mysteries and Sudden Events. This indicates a big change coming in their career or overall life. They will reflect and focus on occult side of life. Their can be a clear stress with in-laws or in marriage matters. They need to be careful against sudden events and accidents. The best way to use this time is to focus on research and occult related things. They can go through some major overall life change.
Cancer Ascendant or Cancer Moon Sign – For Cancer people, Saturn rules 7th house of Marriage, Spouse and Business & 8th house of Occult, Mysteries and Sudden Events. Saturn will be transiting in 7th house of Marriage, Spouse and Business. Whenever Saturn transits into 7th house from Ascendant or Moon, it brings stressful situations in relations and make person focus on his relation and spouse. Same thing can be said about Business and Partnerships. So, this will be time when Cancer people will be reflecting back on their relationship. They can be introspecting if they are in right relation or with right partner. Similar thought process may follow in matters of business and partner. A sudden event can impact their relationship. It can bring a possibility of long-distance relationship too.
Leo Ascendant or Leo Moon Sign – For Leo people, Saturn rules 6th house of Daily Work Routine, Disputes, Diseases and Obstacles & 7th house of Marriage, Spouse and Business. Saturn will be transiting in 6th house of Daily Work Routine, Disputes, Diseases and Obstacles. Leo people can reflect on their work life, service/jobs and whether they should continue or change. It is certainly not a good time for relation, especially when Jupiter transits back to 6th house/Capricorn. Hence, they need to be extra careful about their relation. Any minor conflict can lead into a big dispute. It won’t be a time to get into a new relationship. Utmost care must be taken of health. They must take proactive steps against any health issue. Business can also land into a dispute or conflict.
Virgo Ascendant or Virgo Moon Sign – For Virgo people, Saturn rules 5th house of Education, Romance and Creativity & 6th house of Daily Work Routine, Disputes, Diseases and Obstacles. Saturn will be transiting in 5th house of Education, Romance and Creativity. Virgo people will reflect on their higher education/creativity and if they are doing enough to achieve it. They will also reflect on their love/romance matters. Again, it is not a good time to begin a love relation. It is a better time to focus on higher education. Disputes and Conflicts can come up in relation. Please take utmost care if you are already in relation. This can bring job change opportunity too.
Libra Ascendant or Libra Moon Sign – For Libra people, Saturn rules 4th house of Home, Mother and Peace of Mind & 5th house of Education, Romance and Creativity. Saturn will be transiting in 4th house of Home, Mother & Peace of Mind. For Libra people, it is time to reflect on relation with Mother, her health and home environment. Peace of mind can be at stake due to stress in home or stress regarding mother. They can be travelling away from home. Meditation can help them dealing with this stress. Disputes, Conflicts and Illness can spoil home environment.
Scorpio Ascendant or Scorpio Moon Sign – For Scorpio people, Saturn rules 3rd house of Communication, Travels, Efforts, Actions and Business & 4th house of Home, Mother and Peace of Mind. Saturn will be transiting in 3rd house of Communication, Travels, Efforts, Actions and Business. Scorpio people can be focussed on learning new things, nurturing their skills/interests and travelling to new places. They can go away from their home or home land. They can reflect upon having their own business or focussing more on business if they already have one. They can reflect on their relation with their siblings. It is good time to focus on learning, skills and interests.
Sagittarius Ascendant or Sagittarius Moon Sign – For Sagittarius people, Saturn rules 2nd house of Wealth, Speech and Family & 3rd house of Communication, Travels, Efforts, Actions and Business. Saturn will be transiting in 2nd house of Wealth, Speech and Family. Sagittarius people will reflect on their family & wealth matters and if they are doing enough to secure both. They will feel limited wealth coming or they may need to put extra effort to gain their wealth. They will reflect on their family & home environment and how can they reduce the stress there. They may be required to stay away from their family during this time and travel to faraway places. .
Capricorn Ascendant or Capricorn Moon Sign – For Capricorn people, Saturn rules 1st house of Self & Life Path & 2nd house of Wealth, Speech and Family. Saturn will be transiting in 1st house of Self & Life Path. They will be reflecting back on themselves and if they are doing enough to follow their right life path. They can work and focus on some business plan. They can be all about gaining higher education in this time. They can be focusing on completely changing their life path. Here, Self becomes most important.
Aquarius Ascendant or Aquarius Moon Sign – For Aquarius people, Saturn rules 1st house of Self & Life Path & 12th house of Foreign Lands, Spirituality, Losses and Closures. Saturn will be transiting in 12th house of Foreign Lands, Spirituality, Losses and Closures. Their focus can be on foreign lands, spirituality and higher education. They can reflect on their spiritual beliefs or Gurus. They can reflect on their losses and expenses. They can have expenses coming up or they can focus much on charity or donations. As 12th house is last house, they can focus on completion of many long term pending projects. It is good time to complete those pending things so that a new journey can begin once Saturn is in Aquarius next year.
Pisces Ascendant or Pisces Moon Sign – For Pisces people, Saturn rules 11th house of Gains, Desires and Income & 12th house of Foreign Lands, Spirituality, Losses and Closures. Saturn will be transiting in 11th house of Gains, Desires and Income. Pisces people will reflect on their gains and income. It might get reduced or limited or they may have to put an extra effort to get their gains. Likewise, expenses can be high too. Still, it is a favourable time for them as Jupiter-Saturn both would be aspecting their 1st house and 5th house. It shows that all these expenses or hard work will bring happiness for them.
Overall, this transit is about reflecting at our duties regarding things of the house where Saturn is getting retrograde. It is also about reflecting back on our morals or values.
Hope this is understandable and helps. Please feel free to comment if there is any doubt.