Let's take note that Saturn is retrograde starting today, winding back from 12 degrees Scorpio to 5 (on July 8th). Saturn comes off as a cosmic baddie, because of the ringed-one's association with limits, and structures that grow too fixed. In retrograde, there's a revisiting, of the order of things, and in Scorpio, it's about the psyche itself.
Saturn is in a fixed water sign Scorpio, and this can portend a time of self discovery, with more inner show downs during the retrograde period. Don't forget that Scorpio is a sign of emotional courage -- this bodes well for profound healing, facing what we've been too afraid to face.
One way this can manifest is by becoming aware of these parts of the self that are in deep freeze. With Saturn so close to Neptune (and with Mercury Rx in Pisces), for much of the retrograde, the arts and spiritual practices are tools for self-transformation. The gift there is the release, and more of the soul's energy is with you, in the present. If you've felt that a part (or parts) of you are out of range somehow, this is a good time to gently coax them out of the shadows.
The lunar eclipse on April 25th looks to be a doozie, with the Moon conjunct Saturn, and these all in opposition to the Sun, Mars and Venus. That's looking explosive, where what's been stuffed down goes walkabout, like demons unleashed. Yikes! A situation that's been intolerable can hit a dead end, and true feelings come out with a fury. Or actions can be taken based on the intensity of the moment, when it's wiser to wait until the storm blows over.Other Potentials for Saturn Retrograde (February 18 to July 8th):
- Becoming unmeshed from a toxic relationship -- disentangling finances, getting to roots of where they are hooked into your soul/psyche.
- Dealing with repercussions from the past, a debt, a tax concern or shared responsibilities.
- Looking at control, yours or anothers -- unravel a situation that's binding your energies.
- Developing latent psychic gifts -- for healing, creativity, building confidence.
- Daring to explore the roots of dis-ease, instead of controlling the symptoms.