Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius: Making Major Karmic Choices

May 31, 2022

Saturn retrograde dates: June 4 to October 22, 2022.

Saturn enters the pre-retrograde shadow on February 26, 2022, at 8:04 p.m. Pacific Time at 18° 35’ of Aquarius. 

Saturn goes retrograde on June 4, 2022, at 12:35 p.m. Pacific Time at 25°15’ of Aquarius. 

Saturn goes direct on October 22, 2022, at 5:42 p.m. Pacific Time at 18°35’of Aquarius. 

Saturn exists post-retrograde shadow on January 23, 2023, at 2:01 p.m. Pacific Time at 25° 15’.

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Saturn Retrograde in 2022 Meaning

Saturn retrograde in the sign of Aquarius is urging us to make major karmic choices that will affect our lives for many years to come. During this time, we’ll be assessing all commitments and navigating the new direction we wish to take.

It’s time for us to think deeply about our future and what energy we want to keep in our lives. This isn’t a horrible time to commit—in fact, it’s a great time to decide who and what you want to invest your energy and time in. Relationships can thrive and grow during this transit if you’re able and willing to put in the work.

This isn’t a transit that will benefit slackers, in fact, it will put everyone to work. In terms of career growth, this is a moment that urges us all to boss up and elevate our professional status. Even if we decide to transition into a new position of career, we are moving towards our goal. 

Saturn Retrograde Key Aspects in 2022 

  • June 16: The sun and Saturn retrograde harmonize by a trine, making us boss up in our lives. 
  • June 18: Venus in Taurus forms a square with Saturn retrograde, making us rethink and reevaluate our financial decisions. 
  • June 27: Mars and Saturn retrograde share a sextile today, adding authority and power to our actions.
  • July 2: Mercury in Gemini forms a trine with Saturn retrograde, creating structure in the way we express ourselves, helping us make decisions. 
  • Jul 31: Mercury in Leo forms an opposition with Saturn retrograde, limiting communication.
  • August 7: Mars in Taurus square Saturn retrograde, making egos collide.
  • August 14: The Sun in Leo forms an opposition with Saturn retrograde, making us feel less confident about ourselves. 
  • October 11: The Sun in Leo forms a positive trine with Saturn retrograde, adding power to our lives. 
  • October 13: Venus in Libra forms a trine with Saturn, bringing us closer to commitments. 

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Saturn Retrograde in Gemini Effects

The fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius will be feeling this transit the most. They’ll have to take their lives more seriously than others and make shifts according to where they see their future.

The cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn will feel this on a social and financial level. This transit won’t be as harsh as it is with the fixed signs, but it will make the cardinal signs rethink how they process and deal with relationships while finding their confidence. 

The mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces won’t be as affected by this transit as the other signs are. This is mostly a time of reflection and implementing structure into the lives of the mutable signs.

Your 2022 Horoscope has vital information about how to harness Saturn’s powers!

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Saturn Retrograde 2022 Horoscopes


Friends come and go, but your closest ones will remain loyal to you. You will have a few acquaintances who’ve recently haven’t been readily available to you. It’s up to you to decide whether or not you feel like engaging with people who aren’t one hundred percent by your side. This is also a great time to connect with your old goals and dreams. Reach out to the heartfelt sentiments within and ignite a vision that you’ve been keeping tucked away since you were a child.


Your role at work is transitioning now. This means that you are rethinking whether you would like to take on a management position or remain in the same situation. Before you make any moves, think about the direction your career is taking in the long run. Then, decide. Chances are that you want to spread your wings and transition into a more creative field. If that’s the case, then the moment to get real about your professional future is right now. 


Yes, you like to express yourself a lot. But this planetary backspin is making you more reflective and meditative than ever. The reason being is that your Mercurial mind is always evolving and thirsting for new information. Committing to a fun class (in-person or online) like yoga or mixology with your closest friends will allow you to not only learn more, but quench the Mercurial desire to attain knowledge and insights. Don’t be shy! Raise your hand in class and be the teacher’s pet.


Creating boundaries with those you care about is always hard, especially since you’re not necessarily someone who’s good at implementing them and respecting other people’s limits. You’re seeing that it’s important to have a solid structure in these partnerships. During this transit, you’ll learn how to mutually respect others and vice versa. More importantly, you will know when enough is enough drama with people who cause you emotional harm and frustration. You won’t be afraid to move on and let go of toxic situations at this time.


Romance has been put at the forefront of your mind for the past several months, and it still will be during this time. However, you are redefining what relationships mean to you and how to have a long-lasting partnership with minimum drama, mutual respect, and a whole lot of love. The time to commit is now, as you’ll be wanting to level up the way you give to partnerships. Being in a partnership is a relationship based on equality. For it to work, both parties must put in the work.


Yes, we know that you love your daily routines, but you don’t have to commit to them one hundred percent. It’s okay to sleep in for a few extra hours or hit up another coffee shop in your neighborhood. Don’t stress over mundane matters. Change up your regular scheduled activities a little during the retrograde. If you need time off from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, then this will be a great opportunity for you to find tranquility away from your daily stresses, work, or aggravating situations to work on healing yourself. 


It’s been a minute since you’ve had fun and hung out with your friends. Instead of dwelling on how much you miss them and wish you could chill, make time to do it. Go out and enjoy the spring weather together. Soak up the sun and have some laughs. Although Saturn is a restrictive planet, you can still have a wonderful time during the retrograde because the heavy energy will feel lighter than it normally does when this planet moves forward in full motion.


Your home life has been less than satisfying over the past few months. However, the opportunity to improve on matters is here. Use this time to redecorate or recommit to a living situation. If it’s totally not working, you can get out of it at this time without a hitch. A move closer to your roots or ancestry may be possible at this moment. Be flexible with the timeline, as delays that can keep you on a different schedule are possible now. 


There seems to be a lot of chatter circulating around your peer group now. Instead of engaging in the gossip, try to be factual and realistic with the tea that you hear. If you are receiving information that doesn’t feel or seem right, chances are that it isn’t. Be cognizant about what others are saying and what you’re hearing. Odds are that you may have misinformation that challenges what you believe to be true about a situation or person that you’re close to.


Rather than focusing on how much money you and others have, give a lot of your energy to making incentives towards building your empire. This way, you won’t feel as though you’re lacking in the finance department and on equal footing with your competitors, due to your confidence and ego flourishing. If you’re feeling kindhearted, then give some of your money to charity and help people find their place in the world. Don’t be a miser, share the wealth, if you have it to give.


Instead of putting pressure on yourself to be a well-adjusted adult all that time, try lightening up your vibe. Embracing your inner child will be helpful in manifesting your dreams and goals. As a matter of fact, you’ll even lean into a youthful wish that never came to fruition until now. You may even decide to take a trip that you’ve always wanted and do activities that your parents said “no” to. The bottom line is that you must start enjoying and relishing life more.


It’s never too late to reflect on the direction you want to take regarding your life. Think of this as a blank canvas in which you can paint your own story. You are the only person who can control your own destiny. Now is the time to start. Before jumping into a new endeavor, use this transit as a moment in which you can decide what the right direction is for you. For the first time in a while, you’re in charge of your fate.