Saturn the taskmaster is now finishing its 2015 retrograde cycle. Saturn goes into a retro cycle every year for four and a half to five months. Retro means that from the perspective of Earth, Saturn appears to be going backwards through the zodiac. This period often brings past life people and karmic situations back in to be worked through. It gives more time for us to complete a difficult cycle.
Since Saturn rules work, almost everyone experiences setbacks in their job or career during the retrograde cycle. Some become dissatisfied with their jobs and others quit or lose their jobs. This period is not good for starting new employment. It is however a good time to get resumes together and to network with the hope that, when it goes forward, a new job opportunity will present itself.
I came into the world under the sign of Saturn – the star of the slowest revolution, the planet of detours and delays ~ Walter Benjamin
A job started during this retro period usually does not work out well – it is either not as initially presented, or is at best temporary. Since this period is now coming to an end, many people will be leaving their old jobs and starting new ones in the next few weeks. This is especially true the first week of August 2015.
Not only does Saturn rule work, it also rules committed relationships, the skeletal system, bones, teeth and the major structural systems and appliances for homes and buildings. So, the retro period could have created crises in any or all of these areas. Often people will have health issues erupt and may feel very exhausted during this period.
It is best to try to get as much rest as possible and address only those critical areas in life that absolutely have to be taken care of. Conserve your energies. Other things can wait until you have more energy. Some people may find that they have become disenchanted or disillusioned with aspects of their lives. If possible, take things slow and refrain from making major changes, until you are working with the forward motion of the planet after August 2, 2015. Next year, this period will begin in April.
In the week before and after this Saturn Direct position of August 2, many people will be starting new jobs and finding that blocks which have been holding them back are disappearing. Changes are now falling into place and their health and energy is being restored. This is a time of a great deal of progress and the energies both physically and economically return to enable forward growth once again.
Changes occurring at this time tend to be both major, life changing and dramatic. Most of all, they indicate the laying down of solid foundations for the future. This year the changes are more dramatic and involve a greater portion of the population, because Saturn is in aspect to many of the other planets at the same time. So take heart and know that after the last few months of stress, most situations are balancing out for the betterment of your future with this August 2, 2015 Saturn direct motion.
If you have questions about how this transit is affecting you, give me a call.