Comp0852
Western Astrology

Thinking Time: Saturn Retrograde 2012

by Jo Tracey January 31, 2012 06:07 PM EST
Thinking Time: Saturn Retrograde 2012 Photo Credit: Jo Tracey

How are those resolutions going? You know, the ones that passed your lips sometime around the stroke of midnight New Years Eve?

Thought so.

Just in time, the Universe is sending us a second chance- an opportunity to assess what we blurted out in the heat of the moment back at the end of December and turn them into goals and commitments. That second chance? It’s Saturn, about to turn retrograde.

Saturn rules the supports, structures, rules and responsibilities in our life. In theory, Saturn is the fun cop who says “no, it is time you went home young lady,” when every part of you is crying out to say yes. Wherever Saturn is transiting your chart is where you have an existential (I love that word) mountain to climb.

It is often said that planets become more emphasised when they are retrograde ie appear to be going backwards from the perspective of us here on Earth. The reason their action is emphasised is because it is internalised. We therefore feel it more.

So, what can we expect from a Saturn retrograde? Well, more Saturn stuff of course, but with the prefix “re” inserted in front of the word eg re-structure, re-commit, re-focus, re-calibrate, re-trench. 

When Saturn is retrograde, he is sending you back to your room to think very carefully about what you are doing, goals you have started working towards and the commitments you have made. It is sort of like a planetary cooling off period when it is OK to re-assess and change direction or re-assess and say “no”. This is not the time to make new commitments or start new projects, but great to sort out just what you want out of existing goals.

Saturn retrogrades give you time to sort your stuff out, get rid of any frustrations and re-think the viability of any promises you have already made. Saturn stations, in particular, tend to make you more disciplined that you normally are- at least for a few days J.

The sign in which Saturn is in when he stations will be emphasized- regardless of the area of life in which this is happening in your chart. This retrograde is in Libra, so that means relationships, partnerships, our habits and patterns around each of them.

Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn and associated with the 10th house. This means that any time Saturn stations you will find yourself thinking about your career goals, priorities and vision. I know I certainly am. You will be assessing what is going on in your public life regardless of whether this station is happening in your 10th house, your 4th house or your 12th house.  During the retrograde period, do the study, do the planning, do the reviewing but take care not to burn any career bridges until after the retrograde period is done.

In fact, take care not to make any lasting commitment related decisions while Saturn is retrograde. Whatever it is that you are contemplating, take your time and enjoy the process. Do the research, weigh up the pros and cons and explore it. Look at your commitments realistically and whatever happens take comfort that the structures that are built during a Saturn retrograde will stand you in good stead once he starts to move forward again.

Want the technical details? Saturn will station retrograde at 29 Libra 30′ on or around 7 February 2012 (depending which time zone you are in). He will go back to 22 Libra 46′ before stationing direct at this point on 24 June 2012.

 

Share a free sample 2014 Numerology Forecast. Make 2014 your best year ever! Get a free overview including your Personal Year Number!


 

 
Find your path to fulfillment with a Free Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
The Right Time to Roar
Will "Hercules" Be a Smash Hit for the Rock?
Is Mila Kunis Really Quitting Acting?
Bey and Jay: Trouble in Paradise?
Happy Birthday, Prince George!
New Moon in Leo: Horoscopes for July 21-27
Jupiter in Leo: Get Your Jolly On!
Saturn and Mars in Scorpio this Summer: Healing and Transforming Our Sexuality
Michelle Rodriguez & Zac Efron: Could It Be?
Eva & Ryan: Will They Tie the Knot?
related articles
Strategic Motivation as Mars Enters Scorpio
Strategic Motivation as Mars Enters Scorpio

"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." -- Sun Tzu When the planet of action and aggression... read more »

 
Summer Doldrums? Get Inspired at Work!
Summer Doldrums? Get Inspired at Work!

When others are off enjoying themselves on distant vacations -- or simply taking days off in the summer sunshine -- it isn't... read more »

 
'Super Moon' in Capricorn this Week: Ambition Unleashed!
'Super Moon' in Capricorn this Week: Ambition Unleashed!

This weekend's intense full Moon in Capricorn takes your drive to the limit. It's time to work it! On Saturday, July 12... read more »

 
New astro forecast horse 300x250

featured bloggers

Jo-Anne Penn-Kast

Jo-Anne Penn-Kast
Greetings! My name is Jo-Anne Penn-Kast, but you can call me Jo. I’m not a psychic (I don’t think), nor a mystical guru, and I don’t do card tricks. In fact, I’m more than usually ordinary. But I do know some extraordinary... read more

Astrology.com videos
3692433200001
3692448727001
3692448727001
3692433203001
3692443118001
3692443122001
3692448718001
3692422838001
3692459308001
3692459310001
3692443134001
3692448743001
3692443141001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
 
today's cosmic calendar
Today's Planetary Forecast

Do your best to go with the cosmic flow while the Moon meanders in void mode in fixed, powerful Leo. Remember the usual... read more »

the stars this week!
The Stars This Week

Be Bold! This is no week to hide in the shadows, as Mercury begins its transit through showy Leo on July 31! On August... read more »