Retrogrades happen when one of our planets starts moving backwards. If you happen to be ruled by that planet or have it in significant Saturn SIGNS (Capricorn, Aquarius) in your astrological birth chart, YOU too might feel as though you’re moving backwards of out of whack! All the signs are effected by planetary shifts, so let’s take a closer look at Saturn and its meaning.
Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius two signs at odds. Capricorns are stereotypically the steadfast, loyal, traditional emotionally cold workaholic stability-seeking goats. Aquarius are the eccentric, nontraditional emotionally aloof artsy rebel “only thing consistent is their inconsistency” water-bearer signs. Only commonality between these signs is their emotional repression. So looks like Saturn’s gonna be a real stick-in-the-mud for deciphering feelings. Guess what that ring around it is made of? Ice and dust. That’s cold, man.
So if this icy dusty planet that rules frigid finicky freaks starts moving backwards, is that good or bad? It’s great. No, no, it’s not such a black and white mentality. And we cannot reduce Saturn to an aloof asshole OR a MAN, he’s a three dimensional character AND planet. Saturn’s a planet that concentrates on the new with the old, the tradition with the change. Capricorn’s down-to-earth sense of tradition merged with Aquarius’ creative sense of rebellion. So when Saturn rules us or moves normally, there’s a tie to our sense of responsibility, but not at the cost of our weirdness.
Saturn strikes me as a planet that embodies that Thomas Jefferson quote “In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.” Be steadfast and hard working in your Capricorn duty and conviction, but also be a forward-thinking Aquarius who’s not afraid to rock the boat and innovate. What we can learn from the emotionally aloof is that self discipline that produces solid work, poise and composure often sparks from our ability to stay calm and not being led by our emotions.
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Cancer
Quell your impatient and rash nature and try to think before you act at this time. Ponder and explore your feelings before you act them out. These are signs that benefit highly from the emotional composure of Capricorn and Aquarius.
Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Pisces, Gemini
You have a tendency to say too little or say too much when it comes to your goals, ambitions, and emotions. This planetary shift will help you know when to reveal and when to conceal. Saturn’s emphasis on balance and timing and emotional control will get your communication style out of its rut and assess your goals, timetables, and priorities.
Capricorn and Aquarius
You Saturn-ruled weirdos! Would it kill you to drop the mask and lose control once and while? We know Aquarius pretends to, but there’s always a distance. And we know Capricorn does IN THEIR HEAD, but they never lose face in public. Thanks for the lessons, you rings of dust and ice!