Saturn Goes Retrograde - Simplify & Refocus

 

Today, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Saturn started his retrograde journey at 9° Capricorn.

From now on until September 6th we are embarking on a journey of inner re-structuring and re-focusing. 

Saturn is the planet of Time, and during this retrograde period we are meant to assess our lives and see what (and who) do we invest our time on, what is truly important in our lives. 

 


Challenge during Saturn Retrograde


While Saturn is retrograde it’s easy to get overwhelmed with tasks and responsibilities. Depression, anxiety, neglect of self and others, inability to focus, failure to manifest desires, a restrictive outlook is more likely to occur the more we try to push ourselves to get all of the things done on our mental to-do list. 


If they occur, they are signs that we are overwhelmed and overburdened. Saturn retrograde helps us to notice that and re-prioritize.


In Tarot, Saturn’s sign Capricorn is symbolized by the Devil - a symbol for focus on the material world and a feeling of restriction/limitation. Beware of negative self-talk and gossip (don't listen to the little devil on your shoulder ;) 

Notice the limitations and boundaries you set for yourself and others. Are they protecting yourself in a healthy way or are they keeping things out that you are meant to receive (like love, abundance, peace)? 

Remember, thoughts and words are things - like a boomerang whatever we send out comes back.

Saturn is also the planet of Karma, so this is the time to reap what we have sown since the end of the last retrograde period in August 2017.
 


 How to use this time for your Highest Good



There’s no reason to fear Saturn retrograde and dive into a hole of depression. Saturn retrograde can teach us how to redefine our life direction, re-focus and re-structure our life so that we can make a fresh start in September when Saturn is direct again. This is a time to slow down with work, shifting our focus from worldly achievements towards inner growth. 

This is not the time to take on a bunch of new responsibilities, but rather consciously choose your priorities.

Quality over quantity.

Simplify your life.

If you sense feelings of depression, stress, anxiety creep up, let them flow through you to release (tears are a great way to break down old barriers - imagine water breaking down walls). After the release, focus on what’s truly important to you, not what you think you should do or what other people expect you to be.

Use this Saturn retrograde time to take stock and prioritize. It is time to decide what we truly need in life, and put all else aside. If we do not, we may lose the very things that matter most to us (as one of Saturn’s lessons to help us realize what it is that is important to us - thanks Saturn ;).

We don’t have to put ourselves in a situation where we regret losing something because we didn’t appreciate or honor it. Since you’re reading this now, you’re prepared for this retrograde period, knowing to shift your focus onto what you have and assess what you do not want to live without. 
 

Extra Advice:

While Saturn is stationary retrograde in particular (April 13 to 21), it is advised to avoid important negotiations, contracts, business and legal matters. If you cannot avoid it, pay close attention to the details and hire professional help if necessary. 


Check your birth chart to see in what house Saturn is going retrograde to see where you’re meant to re-structure and re-focus your priorities. 

Here is the area according to your Sun sign (Zodiac sign):

 

 

ARIES

Re-structure & Re-define:

Your Profession, Career, Parenting & Reputation

Saturn is testing you in regards to your career, discipline and honor. This is a time for you to aim high and receive prestige and recognition in your career or profession. One of your parents, usually the father, may play an important part during this transit. Prove yourself to be the authority you wished to know when you were a child. You are asked to take a hard look at your career and public image and assess if what you do is true to your heart and serves your highest purpose. Saturn will give you great perseverance in the pursuit of your aspirations. Be aware of focusing too much on duty and obligation and make adequate time to connect with your inner self, family and home. Develop a strong sense of responsibility and management and this Saturn transit will help you achieve your highest ambitions.

 

TAURUS

Re-structure & Re-define:

Your Ethics, Philosophy and Spirituality

Saturn is testing you in regards to your Ethics, Philosophy and Spirituality. This is a time for you to speak your truth, seek new life experiences, and find meaning in life. Prove yourself to be the wise teacher that you wished to have when you were a child. You are asked to take a hard look at your belief system and assess if what you believe is true to your heart and serves your highest purpose. Saturn will give you mind expanding experiences in the pursuit of your spiritual truth. Be aware of focusing too much on the need to be "right" or on what "experts" say. Connect with your Throat and Third Eye Chakra, visualizing your goals into reality. Make adequate time to study higher knowledge, beliefs and cultures different from yours to gain a broader understanding and share the wisdom you have gained from your experiences. When you develop a strong sense of ethics and philosophy, this Saturn transit will guide you on a spiritual journey and help you achieve a higher state of self-awareness.

 

GEMINI

Re-structure & Re-define:

Your Power, Control and Desires

Saturn is testing you in regards to your Power, Control, and Desires. This is a time for you to connect with your deepest desires, face your fears and let go of obsessions and attachments that no longer serve your highest good. You are asked to take a hard look at the way you seek to control and influence your environment and others. Assess how you are using your power, influence and other people’s resources. Saturn will give you transforming experiences in the pursuit of seeing beyond the veil, investing in your desires and facing your deepest fears. Be aware of focusing on drama, manipulation, obsession, illusion or lies.  Connect with your Sacral Chakra, channeling your Sacred Sexuality and Regenerative Powers. Make adequate time to connect with others intimately, from soul to soul, sharing secrets. Dive into the occult, the hidden knowledge, anything beyond the material, beyond that which can be seen with your two eyes. Release debts and karmic patterns. Re-structure what is hidden. When you develop a strong sense of self-control, this Saturn transit will help you become more powerful and influential.

 

CANCER

Re-structure & Re-define:

Your Relationships & Cooperations

Saturn is testing you in regards to your relationships and how you relate to the public. This is a time for you to connect with others, in love or business, be committed in your partnerships and focus on cooperation and harmony. You are asked to take a hard look at your relationships and assess if what you expect from others is what you want others to expect from yourself. Saturn will send people your way who discipline you in releasing co-dependency, feelings of inadequacy or other difficulties in your relationships. Be aware of focusing too much on other people’s advice or opinions. Fears of being criticized, observed or tested by others will surface and are meant to help you notice which relationships you like to deepen in your life and which ones you like to let fade out of your life. You are challenged to face your fear of not being popular or being dependent on others.  Connect with your Sacral Chakra and let your creative juices flow. Find balance between socializing and alone time. Make adequate time to recharge your batteries without needing anyone. When you develop a strong sense of authenticity and honesty in your relationships, this Saturn transit will help you build solid partnerships or receive public recognition for your efforts.

 

LEO

Re-structure & Re-define:

Your Health, Efficiency and Daily Routine

Saturn is testing you in regards to your health, work and daily routine. This is a time for you to organize, clean, and build efficient routines. You are asked to take a hard look at how you manage your day and make best use of your time. Assess if your daily routine is practical, productive, and helps you achieve your goals. Saturn will help you re-structure your habits, focus your energies, build a strong immune system and honor your body. Be aware of focusing too much on details, worries and judgments. You are challenged to face your fear of being imperfect or inefficient. Make adequate time to put effort into your work, as well as your self-care. This is an excellent time to start new regimes to better your health and well-being (nutrition, exercise, ritual, etc.). Connect with your Heart and Throat Chakra in order to help you build an efficient daily routine according to your truth. When you develop a strong sense of efficiency, this Saturn transit will help you become healthier, more productive, dedicated and organized.

 

VIRGO

Re-structure & Re-define:

Your Creativity, Pride and Pleasures

Saturn is testing you in regards to your creativity, pride and pleasures. This is a time for you to connect with your childlike self, create, play and spread your love. You are asked to take a hard look at how you express yourself and shine your light. What makes you special? How do you entertain yourself and others? Assess if your inner child feels proud and excited with your present life. Saturn will help you re-connect with your childhood pleasures, schedule playtime, establish new hobbies or make your hobbies into a business. Re-define your thoughts about children. Be aware of the need to receive ego strokes (affection, applause, attention) from others. You are challenged to face your fear of being unloved or arrogant. Connect with your Heart Chakra and Solar Plexus in order to love and take pride in your Self. When you develop a strong sense of zest for your life, this Saturn transit will help you become more creative, romantic, and playful.

 

Libra

Re-structure & Re-define:

Your Protection, Home, and Family

Saturn is testing you in regards to your protection, home and family. This is a time for you to build a sacred space that feels like home, focus on your family, explore your roots and connect with your soul. You are asked to take a hard look at how you protect and nurture yourself and your loved ones. Assess if the protection you build for yourself is strong enough to keep out harm and open enough to let in love. One of your parents, usually the mother, may play an important part during this transit. Prove yourself to be the mom you wished to have when you were a child. Saturn will help you establish an inner foundation & healthy boundaries, release attachments to the past, and connect with your deepest self. Be aware of focusing too much on the support of others. You are challenged to face your fear of being unprotected or vulnerable. Connect with your Heart Chakra in order to love and nourish yourself so that you can give to others from a full cup. When you develop a strong sense of safety and protection in your life, this Saturn transit will help you make peace with where you come from, improve your home and family life and trust your intuition.

 

Scorpio

Re-structure & Re-define:

Your Communication & Connection

Saturn is testing you in regards to the words you speak, the thoughts you have and the moves you make throughout the day. This is a time for you to build a network, practice your communication skills and become impeccable with your words. You are asked to take a hard look at how you talk to yourself and others. Assess if the words, thoughts and information you fill your day with are supporting your goals. One of your siblings (incl. soul siblings) or neighbors may play an important part during this transit. Saturn will help you establish solid communication skills, focus on networking and release people or thoughts from your day-to-day that no longer serve your Highest Good. This is an excellent time to study hard and focus on your tasks. Be aware of gossip, restrictions and fears spread through words and thoughts. Connect with your Throat Chakra in order to act as a messenger of your truth. You are challenged to face your fear of being uninformed or trivial. When you develop a strong sense of conscious thinking and speaking, this Saturn transit will help you reach your goals in mental pursuits and effective communication.

 

Sagittarius

Re-structure & Re-define:

Your Patience, Finances, and Self-Worth

Saturn is testing you in regards to your patience, finances and self-worth. This is a time for you to make a business out of your talents, to structure your finances, or to build your worth. You are asked to take a hard look at what you have, how you handle money and what you value. Assess if your possessions and traditions are useful for your goals or rather feel like a burden. Saturn will help you establish patience, practicality, and simplicity. This is an excellent time to focus on your talents and use your highest potential. Be aware of materialism, stubbornness or greed. Connect with your Root and Sacral Chakra in order to ground yourself to the Earth and stop to smell the roses. You are challenged to face your fear of being out of your comfort zone. When you develop a strong sense of values and self-worth this Saturn transit will help you reach your goals in financial pursuits and practical matters.

 

 

Capricorn

Re-structure & Re-define:

Your Personality, Identity and Physical body

Saturn is testing you in regards to your personality, identity and physical body. This is a time for you to embody Saturn energy in your personality. Be the hard worker, be the boss. You are asked to take a hard look at how you handle responsibility and achieve your goals. Assess if your Be aware of being too one-sided - over-disciplined, taking everything too seriously and appearing reserved or cold. By the end of this transit you have the potential to gain power over your life (and body), fulfill your goals and become the authority you wish to be. You are asked to take a hard look at your life and the way you go about reaching your goals. Assess if the actions you take are coming from a place of strength and reliance or are rather depended on others. Saturn will help you establish courage for new beginnings, renewed power so that you can take care of yourself without the help of others. Be aware of blaming others for your situation - accept that it is your karma that brought you where you are now and that it is in your hands to change your life. Connect with your Solar Plexus Chakra in order to channel courage and confidence to take the necessary steps. You are challenged to face your fear of being on your own. When you develop a strong sense of identity and leadership, this Saturn transit will help you gain power and build the life you desire.

 

Aquarius

Re-structure & Re-define:

Your Dreams, Healing & Psychic Abilities

Saturn is testing you in regards to your dreams, healing and psychic abilities. This is a time for you to connect with your spiritual self, retreat into solitude, emerge yourself into nature and focus on giving without expecting something back. You are asked to take a hard look at your karma, past lives and subconscious habits. Assess how your past experiences have shaped you and who needs to be forgiven. Saturn will help you build your psychic abilities, focus on healing and see yourself as valuable even if you don't do anything. Be aware of feeling like a victim, escaping from reality or falling for addictions. Connect with your Third Eye Chakra in order to hear your inner guidance. You are challenged to face your fear of diving into your emotions or surrendering to the flow. When you develop a strong sense of oneness and compassion, this Saturn transit will help you advance in your soul’s evolution and find out how to be of service to those in need.

 

Pisces

Re-structure & Re-define:

Your Ideals, Imagination & Community

Saturn is testing you in regards to your ideals, imagination and community. This is a time for you to be original, inventive and redefine your bigger picture. You are asked to take a hard look at your friends and community and assess if they share your ideals. Saturn will help you work well in groups or organizations, restructure your future goals, focus on abstract concepts or build a tribe. Be aware of isolation, resentment or lack of gratitude. Connect with your Crown Chakra in order to dive into deep reflection and receive insights. You are challenged to face your fear of not knowing or being ridiculed. When you develop a strong sense of social consciousness, this Saturn transit will help you build loyal friendships, make practical use of your talents and make your wishes come true.

 


I'm wishing you a wonderful Saturn Retrograde Time.

Remember, quality over quantity.

Focus on what is truly important.

Anything else can wait.

 

Peace and Love,

Hanna

 

 

 

 

 

Hanna Christensen