Retrograde Saturn is the closest it gets to solid rock turning to doughy, yielding clay in our hands — especially if a transition between signs is involved. Rules being re-written. Structures bending. The hollow becomes a container. The futile is stripped to its bare bones. Mere suggestions turn into loud, unmistakable calls, as vague visions of possible futures start to crystallize into shapes.
Saturn stations retrograde on May 11, 2020 at 1°57’ Aquarius, re-entering the sign of Capricorn on July 2, and it’s almost a second chance to do better — to take stock of what we have learned during the two months Saturn has spent in Aquarius, about social boundaries and obligations, our role within scenarios where hierarchies and power balances are radically altered, our duty of pushing for more rights and inclusivity, and remodel our goals and plans around that core of awareness.
Ultimately, the question is: do we have a clear idea of the future we want and the part we intend to play in it? If the answer is still vague and nebulous, Saturn’s retrograde cycle will support our process of self-reflection aimed at determining which commitments, boundaries and patterns need to be enforced, and which ones need to be deconstructed, in order to bring our intentions to fruition.
After the retrograde station, Saturn will retrace his pathway through the last five degrees of Capricorn, meeting up with Jupiter in the process, and forming two squares to Mars. The theme of being at our most effective with the least amount of resources is likely to resurface, inviting us to devise more effective strategies to balance restriction and expansion.
Saturn will station direct on September 29, 2020 at 25°20’ Capricorn, and re-enter Aquarius for good on December 17.
If you want to support me, but do not wish to purchase a service, you can donate via PayPal (see sidebar) or buy me a coffee.
Picture: “Babylon”, by Czech painter František Kupka (1871 – 1957).