Has life been feeling a little… frustrating, over the last few months?
Well, friend, it’s not only you who’s been feeling like this. Obviously, COVID-19 has a little something to do with this but there is another, more cosmic reason too! The solar system’s taskmaster – Saturn – has been retrograde since May this year.
The ringed planet spends around four or five months a year back spinning through the skies, so this is no unusual planetary occurrence. But for some reason (and we’re looking right in your direction, Capricorn) this year it’s felt tougher than most. Are we right..?
The good news is, Saturn Retrograde is coming to an end on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020! Woohoo!
This pesky planet has been a major instigator of the chaos we’ve seen this year, so when he stations direct, it’s a sign that you’re about to get your life back on track.
We’re about to give you the lowdown on Saturn Retrograde, Saturn Direct and some practical tips to help you sail through the rest of 2020 and beyond. But, before you read on, if you want to welcome the end of Saturn Retrograde with nothing stopping you from kicking things into forward motion, you can take a shortcut!
Before Tuesday, it’s important that you’ve released all the 2020 baggage that you’re holding on to so you can be ready to turn things around when the time comes. Our Ritual of Release Guide is the simplest way to do this, click below to get yours.
Ok, now let’s look at Saturn Retrograde more closely…
Saturn in Capricorn 2017 – 2020
Back in December 2017, the planet of structure, achievement, maturity, responsibility, and restrictions moved on from Sagittarius and entered its native Zodiac sign of Capricorn.
In Astrology, Saturn is a planet that creates boundaries and limitations.
Its influence can feel harsh and restrictive in a normal Zodiac sign, but here at home, it’s felt like a marathon of disempowering circumstances and jumping through hoops. This is all because, in Capricorn, Saturn’s “firm father” vibe has been majorly amplified. (Plus its cosmic dance with Mars Retrograde isn’t helping!)
Saturn’s (we say unfair) malefic reputation gets turned on its head though, when you realize that the discipline, structure and hard work ethic that this big-wig brings to the cosmic cauldron are exactly the things we all need to make genuine progress in life.
On a good day, Saturn transits manifest as discipline, good planning, and an efficient work ethic. His Astrology can be pretty useful when you need it.
But on a bad day, Saturn in Capricorn expresses as red tape and democracy, impenetrable hierarchy and patriarchy at its worst.
We’ve seen a lot of both sides of the circle since this transit began in December 2017, (and we’re guessing you have a list as long as your arm, describing this Saturn transit’s attack through your life!)
In March 2020, we got a small reprieve from the Sea Goat’s influence as the ringmaster swept into Aquarius. So when Saturn kicked things into reverse for his 2020 Retrograde, there was a more easy-going, free-spirited vibe that allowed you to take a more casual approach to looking inward to get your life in order. But in July, Saturn hopped back into Capricorn to bring back the Saturn Retrograde energy we’ve seen in the past few years.
SATURN RETROGRADE 2020
- May 11: Saturn stations retrograde in Aquarius
- July 1: Saturn Retrograde enters Capricorn
- Sept 29: Saturn stations direct in Capricorn
Under this planetary retrograde, many of Saturn’s demands – the burden of responsibility, the rule of authority and the might of tradition – are intensified. Making it all the more likely that – on a personal level – we buckle under the weight.
More likely, but not a given.
Because Saturn Retrograde is an opportunity not to resist these things, but to use them to become stronger.
You are only as strong as your weakest link. And Saturn Retrograde has been leading you back along the chain, testing each and every one of those links, to see if they all hold.
Frustrating? Yes. Backtracking over work you’ve already done and life you’ve already lived is nobody’s idea of a good time. But here’s the thing. Now Saturn’s moving direct again, you can be absolutely sure that the house isn’t about to collapse around you.
That work you’ve been doing over the past five months – whether it’s dealing with health issues, property, finances, work, or any number of other day-to-day or long-term issues – means that your foundations are strong. Way, way stronger than they were when this retrograde transit began back in April.
FOR MORE ON THIS SATURN RETROGRADE CYCLE, CHECK OUT THIS POST
Saturn Stations Direct 29 Sept 2020
So now what? Now that this retrograde cycle has come to a close, what’s the best plan of action moving forward? Here are 3 things we suggest…
1. Crack open a bottle of fizz!
Give yourself a big pat on the back, star seeker!
The hardest part of this transit is over, and you survived!
But seriously – this Saturn Rx has been a long, hard slog and it’s been a tough time for many folks – we know, we’ve been reading your messages! So breathe a little deeper, walk a little taller. It’s time to let that sense of self-worth expand in the knowledge that you kept it together!
2. Reflect on your wins.
What is working now, that wasn’t working before?
It may be that this retrograde revealed dodgy ground, dubious commitments or crumbling foundations, that you didn’t even realize were problematic?
And we’re guessing Saturn retrograde either dismantled these completely or gave you ways to rebuild and fortify.
Either way, it’s done.
And the outcome is the best for all involved – so believe that! Re-evaluate anything you’ve been doubting, and see it as a win.
3. Let Go and Move On
Saturn stationing direct signals that things are about to change. It’s the turning point of your 2020. Great news, right?!
And while it is super exciting that the cosmos is finally giving you a break, it is important that you take the opportunity you’re being given. With many celestial events, many of us sit back and hope the blessings will simply wash over us (and it’s usually because we’re not really sure how to receive them in the first place!). Unfortunately, the gifts that the Universe is bringing to make the end of 2020’s Saturn Retrograde fall into the ‘if you don’t ask, you won’t receive’ bucket.
Simply put, if you don’t position yourself to reap the post-retrograde rewards, you won’t feel the same forward motion as those who do. With so much baggage left over from this absolutely chaotic year, there is one important and simple thing you need to do to be able to get back on track – let go!
Yes, let it all go!
Easier said than done, right?
Well, our Ritual of Release is a super simple way you can let go of any negative energies, blocks and bad vibes 2020 gave you (and this year, we ALL have some of that!). Click below to get your Ritual of Release guide now…