Next big retrograde in this retro-season will be of Saturn. Saturn will be retrograde in Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius, please check this link - http://astrosaxena.com/sat17/
Now, let’s see all the important factors attached with this retrograde transit of Saturn in Sagittarius -
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.
Sagittarius - Sagittarius is the 9th sign of Zodiac Belt, hence it represents many things related with the 9th house of horoscope like Religion, Knowledge, Wisdom, Higher Learnings, Gurus, Teachings from your Father etc. Besides it also represents Coaching, Universities, Professors and Preachers, Higher Wisdom, Written Law of the Land etc. Sagittarius has 2 and half nakshatra which are Mula, Purva-Ashadha and Uttara-Ashadha. Sagittarius' lord is Jupiter.
Saturn’s Transit so far – Saturn is in Sagittarius from Oct, 2017. Saturn is our biggest challenges and Sagittarius is sign of religion, philosophy and higher education etc. So, at personal level, higher education has come into fore-front as biggest challenges for many. But talking about global impact, fundamentalism is on rise as Sagittarius is a sign of religion and Saturn is a malefic planet. We have recently discussed about how malefic planets impacting Sagittarius can turn into hostility about belief system. We have seen in last 1 and half year or so, since Saturn initially went into Sagittarius in Jan, 2017 as to how fundamentalism has risen. How Govt or its agencies have tried to repress any other viewpoint which may be opposing them. Overall, it is not a good time for Govt or people in authority as they are now finding it hard to repress opposition. As always, current transit of Saturn has also posed some huge challenges to us.
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. So, retrograde is actually an optical illusion. Planet doesn’t 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 great 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 –
- 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.
- As per Sagittarius – As Sagittarius is sign of beliefs, teachings and teachers, people will reflect on whether they are following the right teachings in life? Whether their Teachers or Gurus are right? If they are doing enough to practice what they believe in.
- 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 Sagittarius falls in your chart.
Retrograde Period – Saturn will be retrograde in Sagittarius between 18th April to 6th September.
Shadow Period – Saturn will start retrograde on 18th April, 2018 at 15 degree Sagittarius and will go back till 8 degree Sagittarius on 6th September. Although, the retrograde motion will finish on 6th September, but Saturn will remain in Shadow Period till it again reaches 15 degree of Sagittarius. 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.
Jupiter’s position – As Jupiter rules Sagittarius, its current position in Libra and its own retrograde during similar timeline is going to create an intense time for all of us.
Other Retrograde Movements – Finally, we have to keep in mind that Jupiter, Mars and Mercury are also going to retrograde in next couple of months 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. Venus will be retrograde in Libra but it will be by year-end time in Nov-Dec, 2018
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.
Moola Nakshatra – During this retrograde cycle, Saturn will remain in Moola Nakshatra for majority of time. Although, Saturn has just left Moola but it will never reach faraway and start reverting back to Moola from next month. So, it is better that we don’t keep any illusion or dream and consider that throughout this year, we have to deal with Saturn in Moola Nakshatra.
Planet in Sagittarius – Now, if someone has planet in Sagittarius 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 will be more benefic as they have already paid off their Karmic Debt.
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 9th house of Higher Learning, Gurus, Law, Religion & Philosophy. Sagittarius & 9th house represent almost same things as Sagittarius is 9th sign of Zodiac Belt. Aries 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 a better opportunity.
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 8th house of Occult, Mysteries and Sudden Events. This indicates a big change coming in their career or belief system. 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. Their beliefs can go through a change either due to occult subjects or due to a sudden event. .
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 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 Gemini 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 come and impact their relationship. They can have a long distance travels in matters of relation or business.
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 6th house of Daily Work Routine, Disputes, Diseases and Obstacles. Cancer 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. Hence, they need to be extra careful about their relation. Any minor conflict can lead into a big dispute. It is not a time to get into a new relationship. Utmost care must be taken of health. They must take proactive steps against any sudden event or accident. Business can also land into a dispute or conflict.
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 5th house of Education, Romance and Creativity. Leo people will reflect on their higher education/creativity and if they are doing enough to achieve it. They will also reflect on their love partner. 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.
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 4th house of Home, Mother & Peace of Mind. For Virgo people, it is time to reflect on 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.
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 3rd house of Communication, Travels, Efforts, Actions and Business. Libra 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 if they already have one. They can reflect on their relation with their siblings. It is good time to focus on higher education, skills and interests.
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 2nd house of Wealth, Speech and Family. Scorpio 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. .
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 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.
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 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 family environment. 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 Capricorn.
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 11th house of Gains, Desires and Income. Aquarius 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 are aspecting their 1st house and 5th house. It shows that all these expenses or hard work will bring happiness for them.
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 10th house of Career, Status and Father. Pisces 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 to push them for a brand new career.
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. Normal results of Saturn in Sagittarius will be more intense as Saturn will be closer to Earth.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.
Vishal S Saxena – Astrologer