The planet of delays, hurdles, challenges and karmic balances- Saturn, is going retrograde on June 5, giving us all a chance to redo things. This is one final chance to set our house in order. The most important thing about Saturn is that it is giving us chances upon chances to course correct. Now it is giving us a final chance to make things right before it makes its true transit into Aquarius.
Understanding the movement of Saturn since 2020
Saturn entered its own sign of Capricorn in 2020 and stayed there till early 2022 when it moved to Aquarius. However, this stay of Saturn in Aquarius is short. On June 5, 2022, the planet will be going retrograde and finally move back into Capricorn in early July. The planet will make its definitive transit into Aquarius in January 2023.
The planet, whether in Capricorn or Aquarius, is transiting in its own signs. Therefore, it will remain super powerful. When retrograde, the powers of Saturn are enhanced further, giving it a chance to delay, deny and challenge people in a stronger way.
In 2023, Saturn will move into Aquarius, its own rashi and its mooltrikona sign where the airy, open and detached mindset of Aquarius will compliment the airy, light, cold Saturn much more. This again, would be a 2.5 year transit and will bring the strongest phase of Sade Sati for Aquarius natives till 2025.
Why Saturn retrograde matters right now?
Saturn enters a sign roughly every 30 years. As it goes retrograde on June 5, it will be making its last foray into Capricorn which won't be seen for the next 30 years. During its time in Capricorn, Saturn does some earth-shattering, ground-breaking work that lays the foundation of the next 30 years to come.
Its final movement into Capricorn shows a retrograde and final direct movement towards the end of the year. The message is clear- lay the foundations and break the patterns that have been holding you back.
If you open your eyes, you will see that Saturn is being specially intense right now and wants you to look back into life- into the good, the bad and specially the ugly and learn your lessons. As it is a planet that causes delays, it is asking you to take a look back and see what has been causing delays in your life. You will be surprised to see that there are many things you can work on.
Personally, a small health issue that went big for no reason whatsoever taught me the value of free time and also brought me back to the world of reading. I also got a voice in my head telling me that I am not paying enough attention to my spiritual journey. So now I have decided that I will be focusing a lot more on my spiritual progress and get rid of all the hindrances that I created myself. The first person blocking your path is you.
So focus less on the pop astrology that sensationalizes things and makes you feel the extremity of emotions. Focus more on the real message that Shani is giving and you will be fine. Trust me!