Saturn Retrograde 2017 starts on April 6 at 27° Sagittarius and stations direct on August 25 at 21° Sagittarius.
Saturn is in retrograde along with Mercury and Venus? WTF is going on in the sky? Why are all the planets moving backward?
The universe is communicating to humanity that moving backward is moving forward & moving forward means we must look back to reflect on who we are and where it is we want to go in the future.
Saturn is the lord of Karma and the Ambassador of hard work, structure, stability and discipline. Retrograde motion is the time when Karma is sorted out. You dished it a few months ago, but can you take it? Well, you are about to find out! The books are about to be balanced and if you were naughty Papa Saturn is going to discipline you.
No worries, Saturn’s discipline is out of love. Saturn wants you to grow and flourish and to become a productive member of society. If Saturn could speak he would say,
“Get your shit together!”
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.
Saturn in Retrograde is the Cocoon Phase
By the time Saturn stations direct, you should have come to terms with the relevant issues and be prepared for the next phase of your life. Sometimes growing is painful but it is worth it in the end. Pain is how we evolve and Saturn is going to make you feel it!
Rewards won’t come easy. Be prepared to work very hard to see results!
Finally, don’t be surprised if rewards don’t come easily during this Saturn retrograde. Along with its hardline approach to justice, Saturn demands dedication and work from all of us. Lessons learned during this period will be hard-won
Saturn is giving us all a reality check. You will feel compelled to shatter illusions in your life and be driven to let go of anything or anyone hindering your ability to manifest.
Saturn is all about physical manifestation coupled with Jupiter, it can bring about easy changes that bring enthusiasm and positive changes!
Saturn entered the retrograde zone on 30 December 2016 at 21°10′ Sagittarius. This first shadow phase lasts until Saturn retrograde on April 6. In these months you start to learn what areas of your life are holding you back and need some hard work to fix.
Saturn stations retrograde on 6 April 2017 at 27°47′ Sagittarius. From now until Saturn direct on August 25 is the phase where you learn your lessons. These are going to be very hard lessons because Venus square Saturn is one of the most challenging of all aspects in astrology. Saturn obviously retrograde makes this hard aspect even harder. Venus also retrogrades points to seriously heavy karma being sorted out during Saturn retrograde 2017.
Saturn Squaring a fixed star means TROUBLE – Evil Lurking but Destruction births Recreation – Welcome to the era of the bittersweet!
Saturn retrograde 2017 may expose some of the worst sides of human nature. Having your heart broken is one thing but being kicked when you are down is a whole other story. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
According to the Kemetic law of Polarity, when we witness the worst side of humanity we also witness the best. When chaos strikes, when war is started and dictators are on narcissistic ego trips, people are compelled to stand together and fight for the light of love and humanity. The yin always meets the yang. Stay strong and hold tight to your faith.
Saturn in retrograde in Sagittarius: Jupiter sextile Saturn is a time of cautious expansion. You can rely on sound judgment skills to chose only those opportunities that are right for you. Follow your heart and make the right decisions regarding which areas you would like to expand in your life. Jupiter is all about expansion!
Enjoy your ride on the karmic roller coaster and be prepared to get served what you deserve as the Universe balances the karmic scales. Remember to expand where you can, love with an open heart and remember the light at the end of the tunnel awaits you!
Happy Retrograde Season!
By Janell Hihi
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