When Saturn retrogrades it is time to reassess the matters of the house Saturn is transiting in your personal natal chart. Saturn is in Scorpio, where it retrogrades at 11 degrees.
Saturn concerns responsibilities and obligations, work, as shows us where our limitations are.
Scorpio is the natural ruler of the eight house of money, joint finances, partners money, mortgages, taxes, investments and other financial instruments that govern our security. It is also the house of lawsuits and it rules sex, along with the way we feel in relationships. Saturn turns retrograde February 18, at 12:05 p.m. EST, and to some extent these eighth house themes will be in focus for all of us.
When Saturn turns retrograde it is often necessary to go back and access situations and commitments we have already made. During these periods we may improve situations or even back out of certain situations if we find they are not working. It is time to redefine.
The most obvious period of a retrograde Saturn is the stationary retrograde period and the stationary direct period. Saturn will be in a stationary retrograde period from 2-18- 3-15. During this time complications arising from any hard Saturn aspects in your natal chart will show themselves. You will be affected by Saturn's retrograde more so if you have planets in your natal chart at 9-13 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius or Leo.
Saturn goes stationary direct on July 8-23 at 4 degrees of Scorpio. You will be more affected during this time if you have natal planets in your chart between 2-6 degrees of Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius or Leo.
Saturn retrograde is part of the natural cycle of Saturn. It simply means it is time to define the area of your life Saturn is affecting.
If you do not know where Saturn is transiting your personal chart use the following chart:
Aries-8th/2ond houses of income, house of joint finances, corporate finance, investments, taxes, partners money, sex, death which can be literal or metaphorical.
Taurus-7th house of partners and partnerships/self
Gemini-6th/12 houses of work, health and fitness, issues in the subconscious mind, seclusion and depression.
Cancer-5th house of love affairs, friends and children, groups and organizations and hopes and wishes.
Leo-4th house ruling the home and basic foundation/work and priorities
Virgo-3rd house of communication, immediate family members, neighborhood and neighbors, legal and medical issues.
Libra-2ond house of money, income/8th house of partners income, other people's money, taxes, investments and sex.
Scorpio-1st house ruling the self, personal matters and partners and partnerships.
Sagittarius-12th house of the inner mind, long term, life changing endings, things secret and hidden, work and health.
Capricorn-11th house of friends, groups/fifth house of children, friends and love affairs.
Aquarius-10th house of business and priorities/4th house home, family and basic foundation.
Pisces-9th house of travel, publishing, legal or medical matters, world view/communication, immediate family members and neighbors.