Saturn Takes a Break in Five-Month Retrograde

Whenever planets retrograde they are guiding us to reflect deeper about the wisdom they poured into us while direct. Saturn moved into sidereal Capricorn in January 2020 for its two and a half year transit and will take a break in retrograde from 23 May – 10 October 2021.

Saturn bestows material and spiritual wealth when we are walking on the right path. Obstacles and delays occur when moving against its guidance. As a collective, we have seen where this is relevant in the external world. Saturn revealed what has not been working despite our assumptions.

  • Government
  • Farming
  • Social, economic, and utility infrastructure 
  • Roads and bridges 

On a personal level, this will appear wherever Capricorn is in the natal chart (see below). Notice thoughts and emotions (moon sign) and what appears in the material world (ascendant), as this may be Saturn’s guidance.

  • Patience (Sun Salutation cultivates patience)
  • Ambition
  • Longterm planning
  • Having a regular routine
  • Skin and hair
  • Teeth
  • Skeletal system, especially knees
  • Career
  • Legacy

Overall, we may see restrictions lessen internally and in the external world during Saturn retrograde. This is a time to embrace how to integrate its wisdom as we feel freer.

Ascendant & Moon SignHouseAspects
Aries10Legacy, public life, career, father, boss, mentor
Taurus9Spiritual beliefs, teaching, teachers, publishing, broadcasting, short long distance travel, in-laws, step-children
Gemini8Transformation, the occult, death, inheritance, hidden things/ secrets, business partners
Cancer7Romantic relationships, business negotiations, equal exchange of energy between two people, sexual relationships, maternal grandparents, nieces and nephews
Leo6Work, health and wellness, service to others, competitors, co-workers, employees, maternal aunts and uncles
Virgo5Entertainment, being seen (tv, stage, film), children, artistic projects, startup companies, speculative gains (stock market)
Libra4Real estate, home, emotional anchor (place), nurturing, private life, mother
Scorpio 3Communication, listening, learning, working with the hands, siblings, neighbors, cousins 
Sagittarius 2Money, possessions, personal values, self-worth, food, personal pleasures
Capricorn 1Identity, self, ego, physical body, how perceived by others, paternal grandparents 
Aquarius 12Personal retreat, meditation, seclusion/isolation, jail/prison, dreams, imagination, foreign travel, paternal aunts and uncles
Pisces 11Social groups, friends, allies, charitable organizations


Please use the free Cosmic Insights app to learn more about your sidereal natal chart.

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