When Saturn goes into retrograde mode it is time to reexamine all the things in our lives. It is most important that when we
examine our lives, we attempt to improve them.
Saturn also represents limitations. It is a time for us to restructure. Saturn deals with programs, organizations and all
things that deal with better systems and processes. It is about duty, loyalty, perseverance, endurance, form, shape,
substance, boundaries and responsibility. It is about being held accountable to others as well as to yourself. It is about
building an empire; creating a solid foundation from which to grow from or toward. Without a solid foundation, we become
unstable and cannot fulfill our soul's instruction for this lifetime. We could wander without direction, cause, goals or vision;
much less have a dream to hold or work toward.
Saturn retrograde period will assist you in completing anything that is left undone, unattended to, partially completed or
not completed at all. It does not pressure you to do these things, but gives you time to do them.
The important events or things that Saturn in retrograde brings to us include a need to become more aware of our own
authority, power and place in this world. It makes us winder where we fit into society. Do you allow society to over power
and limit you?
Saturn retrograde assists with pushing you beyond your limitations by showing you that you are capable of doing far more
than you thought you could. It also can take those blind folds off that you keep on your eyes. Saturn gives you the ability
to see more deeply into people, situations and things around you. It brings more wisdom to you; but remember that this
wisdom is usually gained from hard work and hands on experiences.
Saturn gives us strength during this time period. It is a tough process and not an easy one. The reward to all those that
toughed it out during this time will be well worth it. One of the biggest rewards is grace. When you have received it, you
know that you have done well. It can also be defined as strength in spirit, you may have a deeper sense of compassion for
others and self, and an understanding of yourself and wisdom on all levels.
The retrograde cycle is for 4 ½ months and Saturn retrogrades every 12 ½ months. The sign that it rules over is Capricorn,
so people with this sun sign experience its greatest effects – all the signs will feel the effects to some degree.
If you were born with Saturn in retrograde at the time of your birth, you are probably devoting your entire life to knowing
what needs to be fixed and doing so. Those individuals also do not have clear boundaries. Many times they accept other
people’s responsibility and not enough responsibility for themselves. They will have to find their own successes and roles in
society. Many times the people that needed to give them guidance in life were not there for them.
Saturn is retrograde for 140 days and is stationary for approx. 10 days
Saturn Retrogrades 2010
1/13/2010 Saturn retrogrades at 4 Libra on 4/7/2010 Saturn backs into Virgo
5/30/2010 Saturn moves Direct at 27 Virgo
Saturn Retrogrades 2011
1/25/2011 Saturn retrogrades at 17 Libra
6/12/2011 Saturn moves Direct at 10 Libra
Saturn Retrogrades 2012
2/7/2012 Saturn retrogrades at 29 Libra
6/25/2012 Saturn moves Direct at 22 Libra
Saturn Retrogrades 2013
2/18/2013 Saturn moves retrograde at 11 Scorpio
7/7/2013 Saturn moves direct at 4 Scorpio
Saturn Retrogrades 2014
3/2/2014 Saturn moves retrograde at 23 Scorpio
7/20/2014 Saturn moves direct at 16 Scorpio