Saturn is

retrograde in 2023 from June 17th to November 4th, 2023, in the sign of Aquarius.

Saturn enters the Retrograde Zone

(pre-retrograde shadow) on the 11th of March, 2023, in the Sabian degree 6”19 AQUARIUS

Saturn stations and turns Retrograde

on the 17.June.2023 at 06:27 pm in the Sabian degree 13”01 AQUARIUS

Saturn stations and turns Direct on 4.November.2023 at 07:02 am, in the Sabian degree 6”19 AQUARIUS

Saturn leaves the Retrograde Zone

(post-retrograde shadow) on 7thof February, 2024 in the Sabian degree 13”01 AQUARIUS

I will discuss the natal meaning of Saturn retrograde later on in this post, but now I will focus on what transiting Saturn retrograde transit means in astrology. Saturn rules Aquarius and Capricorn, the vibration of saturn is pratical innovation, while also following tradition. If you want freedom and to be truly unique, you have to have the discipline to avoid conformity and to work hard to bring your dreams-goals into reality. Grounding is needed to reach your personal goals and overcome the obstacles which will come you way.


The Saturn Retrograde transit occurs once a year and is a time of reflection and contemplation. It is a period when the energy of Saturn, the planet of limitation, responsibility and structure, is felt more strongly.

During this time, we are invited to take stock of where we are, analyze our progress and reassess our goals. It can be a time of difficulty and challenge, but it can also be an opportunity for growth and transformation.

The Saturn Retrograde transit can help us to identify the areas where we need to be more disciplined and to set the foundations for lasting success. In this blog post, we will explore the consequences of the Saturn Retrograde transit and offer some practical advice on how to make the most of this valuable period.

Top 3 things to do while Saturn in transiting in retrograde


  1. Reassessing your values and goals

it’s important to reassess your values and goals. Consider what’s truly important to you and what you want to strive for in life.

This is an opportunity to make sure your choices are in line with your values and that you’re on track to achieving your goals. The Saturn Retrograde transit is a time to reflect and make sure you’re on the right path.

Ask yourself if you’re doing enough to reach your goals, and if not, take steps to make progress. It’s also a great time to reassess your relationships and make sure they are in line with your values.


  1. Going over past mistakes and learning from them

You should use this time it to look back on past mistakes and learn from them. This can be done by reflecting on and evaluating the decisions that were made and the results they had.

By understanding why certain decisions were made and how they affected your current situation, you can begin to make better decisions in the future.

Additionally, it is essential to forgive yourself for past mistakes and accept them as part of your learning process. Once you have gained insight into what went wrong and what needs to be done differently, you can move forward and make progress with your goals.

  1. Taking a break from making big decisions

During the Saturn Retrograde transit, taking a break from making major decisions is important. This is because, during this time, Saturn is in a state of reflection, so it is best to do the same.

Taking a break from making big decisions will give you time to step back and really think about what you want, rather than rushing into a decision without fully thinking it through. It also gives you a chance to see how the decisions you have already made have played out, and how they can inform future decisions. This period of reflection can help you make more sound decisions in the future.

Saturn Retrograde can be a time of reflection, learning, and growth. It can also be a time of challenge and difficulty. But with the right attitude and approach, it can also be an opportunity to reassess our life paths, reconnect with our inner wisdom, and make changes that will help us to reach our highest potential. With a bit of effort and determination, we can use this transit to make lasting positive changes in our lives.

Saturn retrograde transit keywords

Rebalancing karma



Long term rewards for focusing on hard work

Reflection- taking stock

Figuring out your core beliefs

Creating, Revaluating -changing your future plans

Get honest about what is achievable in your life

Looking at how your traditions/ beliefs aid or stunt your personal growth

A time of self-discipline, creative order and routine

Remove any distractions blocking your much-needed progress

A time of grounding and increasing your personal willpower

Feeling of depression, isolation, anxiety, loss and lack of motivation may arise

Saturn Retrograde Meaning- IN DEPTH
What happens when Saturn is retrograde motion?
Saturn retrograde transit 2021

When a planet in astrology is said to be in retrograde, it looks like it’s moving backwards; however, it’s moving from east to west; when planets are not retrograde, they move west to east through the stars.

The planet only appears to be moving backwards due to the positions of the planet and earth and how they orbit/ move around the sun; Saturn typically stays in retrograde motion for 4.5 months; Saturn is the planet in astrology that represents karma.

Saturn is the planet of boundaries, time and restrictions, as well as paying your dues and facing your karma and reaping the rewards of your past actions.

You reap what you sow, so during this Saturn retrograde transit, some of you may be blessed with the positive benefits of your actions and thoughts, and others may have to bear the consequences of their negativity.

Note that adverse consequences is not a punishment per se, it is just an occurrence of the lessons you need to learn at this time.

Responsibility, commitment and maturity  are prominent themes of this transit, and the focus will be on how you hold yourself accountable for the practical needs of your daily life.
You may decide enough is enough and choose to focus on your psychological, spiritual or emotional development; some of you may be experiencing a Saturn return or other transit during this period, so you will feel the energy of this transit more.

Transiting Saturn retrograde continued

This period can be a time of depression, inertia, anxiety, practicality,
negative consequences, patience, skeletons coming out of the closet,
working on through the storm, testing, law and order, defensiveness
and a basic all-round reality check.

Discipline, duties, obstacles regarding your home and career life will
also come into the limelight now. Play note to what houses Saturn transits in regards to your natal chart and also the placement of your natal Saturn as the area of your chart Saturn transit will be of high importance for you during this time.

Some of you may be tested to see how much progress you have made on the things you been working on; times may get rough.
During this Saturn retrograde transit, but keep on moving forward, building your resilience, learning your lessons, and you will reap priceless insight and rewards in the long run.
If you have been holding yourself back in any way by avoiding situations, keeping yourself isolated from others out of fear of human connection or rejection.
It may now be  the time for some of you to seek out online groups, people or outdoor activities if restrictions allow so you can push yourself out of your comfort zone. For others it is a time to go within, building your inner assurance and self reliance

Saturn retrograde transit 2021

Be cautious, but try to allow yourself time to identify your problems and then make a plan to get yourself out of any self-imposed pit(s) you have fallen into.

The transiting retrograde ring of Saturn energy will support you in your endeavours to break through from your limitations.

You may have been hurt by people in the past, but give yourself a chance to forge new friendships; the slowly app can help you with this; check it out.

If you need professional help to break any negative patterns, now is the time to seek it, now is a time for self-motivation to solve your problems

More about Transiting lord of karma – Saturn

Success takes consistency, hours of research and preparation, behind the scenes work and strategy; the Saturn retrograde transit asks you to get realistic about what is achievable, looking at any obstacles you have to your personal or career success.

It is a time of realistic evaluation, not wishful thinking.

This need not be as heavy as it sounds; behind the hype of any astrological transit is the actual fact that every natal placement and transit is needed, regardless of whether it is reported as beneficial or adverse, to strengthen character and enable growth.

If you have been sticking to any plan, career, relationship out of feelings of sentiment or comfort, this Saturn retrograde transit may awaken your inner rebel, causing you to suddenly leave a relationship or job, to work on your real dreams.


Some of you may be tempted to revisit the things you have outgrown, desperately clinging to the past, which you need to let go of.

You may have become stuck in a rut; this transit is asking you to remember your childhood/ early adulthood ambitions and make solid plans, writing down step by step how you can achieve your dream life.


Often in life, we do not chase our dreams due to family or friends telling us we cannot; this hampers self-belief, now is the time to find your inner willpower and do all you need to do to achieve your goals.

 Even if it means giving up Netflix and chilling to achieve your goals, they are plenty of time to unwind after you bring your dream life into reality.


Now is the time to work through any psychological or emotional wounds, which may be holding you back and work through any negative thought patterns blocking your much-needed progress; if you need any help doing that, contact me.

Transformative times

when Saturn is in retrograde it is the time to transform your life, leaving your past behind; change does not happen overnight, and on the collective conscious level, we are waking up to the illusions which have made us believe this is the case.

Transformation is often a circular motion; you don’t have to have all the resources or tools to start your new journey of change.

You just need to prepare yourself for the hard work it changes to bring your visions into reality; commitment and self-belief are necessary, so you must do the work to build up your self-assurance.

There is always time to change if you really want it, don’t believe that age, class or gender need hold you back; as the song goes, you can get it if you really want.

All human beings, at one stage of their life or the over will have to question what they have come to believe about the world, especially the things they were told about their own capability and limitations.

Globally, we are waking up to the many inequalities in our society, and change always starts with the individual, so if you want our world to change, start by transforming the person you see in the mirror.

If you have been working hard to learn new things over your lifetime, the past decades or months, now is the time to embodying them by forming daily habits.

 Which are going to guarantee your future success; now is a time of practical action, not mere lip service, live your inner knowing.

Saturn retrograde transit is all about creating new or strengthening the foundations in your life; this may involve all areas of your life, career, home life, relationships- including friendships and yourself relationship.

Practice what you preach is the central theme of this year’s retro Saturn transit; remembering last year when the pandemic first hit and we all vowed to be better friends, lovers, co-workers and citizens of the earth, have you been sticking to pledges.

Or have you slipped back into old habits of not appreciating and not valuing your interpersonal relationships?

Some of you will keep forging ahead with your plans to change the world, working to implement equality for all people regardless of class, gender or wealth bracket.

The focus will be on looking if the change we all said we wanted on the global level is actually taking place or getting lost in division and smokescreens again.

Saturn in retrograde transit is not asking you to throw the baby out with the bathwater and forget traditions; it’s asking you to look at ways you can update past traditions to make them more viable in our ever-transforming global world.

This period is about looking at the ways you can right your personal wrongs and balance your karmic debts, taking personal responsibility for the mistakes you have made while not dwelling in them.

 Saying sorry to those we have hurt and let go of the emotional and psychological pain caused by those who have hurt you.

 Now is the time to put things right and take action towards creating the life you have always said you have wanted.

Now is the time to put away childish and adolescent notions; this does not mean giving up fun and play.

 It means balance, making sure you are having fun whilst taking care of business and the practicalities of your life. “character refinement” is the main keyword for the Saturn retrograde transit.

Saturn retrograde natal

When you have natal Saturn retrograde, it is a significant indicator that this life is about paying off karmic debts; it’s a kind of blessing and a curse aspect. But if you learn your lessons and take them on the chin, which can be tricky, so I recommend that you seek out professional help in the form of a counsellor

life coach or any other healer who can help you navigate this placement. Especially if you have more than 3 other retrograde planets in your natal chart involving mars, venus, Neptune, Uranus, pluto or mercury.

Talking from the first-hand experience, Saturn retrograde in the natal chart plays out differently for all people, but for most, boundaries, restriction and excess are the primary themes.
You may not know your own boundaries, especially in your youth, so people may take advantage of you as you age and learn your life lessons building up your inner self-confidence.
Saying no to others and disciplining yourself to achieve your aims and goals will become more manageable; the house Natal Saturn Retrograde occupies will be the prominent area people will take advantage of you. Learning to not let others leave you high and dry as you try and offer them emotional support is a big priority this lifetime as yes, you can give people advice, but each individual must implement advice and
take practical action to solve their problems.

You must look after your health, sleep and eat well, and look after your own mental and emotional health; very early on, you will learn that you will have to provide the emotional and financial support yous eek from the outside world yourself.

This can be a burden, but once you embrace and learn this skill, you will become a genuine survivor who will carve out your own place in the world via your own ingenuity It can be tough seeing others get help while you left on your own,
but this is to build resilience; in a past life, you may have depended on others too much, hence the need for you to stand on your own two feet this lifetime.
Natal Saturn Retrograde gives the ability to create order and structure out of chaotic conditions; you have the ability to stay strong and help yourself and others through hard times.

But again, do not let other people overburden you with their woes, especially if they are not doing anything to change their behaviours. You must step up and enforce your own personal boundaries in order to protect yourself from nefarious/ deceitful people and adversity.

Make your yes, yeses, and you are no’s be no, do not let others manipulate you into going against your personal will, learn to stand up for yourself, and stand alone if need be, for its better to stand alone than to be annihilated.

Saturn retrograde transit 2021
Saturn retrograde transit 2021

Natal Saturn retrograde , continued

You may encounter the same experiences over and over again, people may continually push your boundaries, or you may find yourself in strange, out of this world or chaotic situations.
This is to push you to say enough is enough and become disciplined to take personal responsibility for your life direction. You can be good with handling other people resources and wealth, but you may be overly generous with your own.
Learn to save to provide for your earthly needs; natal Saturn retrograde gives you the aptitude the create your own success using your innate gifts and talents.
Get out of the chorus line, stand out and be firm.

 as a child, you may have been burdened with your family problems or had to look after an ill parent, having a sense of duty instilled in you from a young age. You tend to take your obligations seriously, but again, make sure you are not taking responsibility for things all individuals must learn to do for themselves.
You may experience deep depression and discontent, thinking you are not good enough, take time to heal and emotional blockages and psychological wounds, and know your worth as much as anything and anyone else.
You are somebody too, as jess Jackson said, learn to cope with all aspects of your personality, as you will be able to heal and manage yourself better. The blessing of natal Saturn retrograde is that it gives you the ability to be wise beyond your years, and sagely in your execution, you will have the ability to understand your destiny and karma.
And be able to eventually laugh at your many life trials if you train yourself to see the humour. All souls must go through all phases of existence and all aspects and
stages of the zodiac wheel; I know life can be challenging, but it can be made easier my awareness and acceptance, heal, so resentment and bitterness do not set in.

Saturn retrograde transit 2021
The karma of Saturn retrograde in your natal chart

If you really want to make amends, do not fall into self-pity, but work to repay your karma and past deeds. Loneliness, isolation, depression and lack of motivation are all part of these aspects; your times of loneliness build your self-will and inner assurance. 

When you feel a lack of motivation, don’t drown in your thoughts, take action. I have this aspect natally so know, you can think, rethink, and think again, beat yourself up over wasted time.

The only way to correct wasted time is to take practical action to bring your dreams into reality in the now, step by step, day by day, as Whitney houston sings.

Heal and learn to manage all your weak points to turn them into strengths, as these are what have been holding you back in your past lifetimes, now is the time to make a change; only you can change the person in the mirror.

Saturn retrograde transit will highlight the areas of life you need to work on; it will be hard work, but don’t avoid it as this will make your negative thoughts even more pessimistic, creating more depression and self-pity, you can do it, self-forgiveness and acceptance are needed.

You will keep meeting your obstacles in the form of relationships and experiences until you learn to mastery yourself; let your mantra be I came, I saw, and I conquered myself.

Overcoming your inner doubts, resistance and self-hate, you have the spiritual and psychological maturity needed to overcome your lessons.

Or else you wouldn’t have this placement, it is, just that you make the external events and people take you off your track in your past lifetimes, now is the lifetime to stand firm in your convictions.

You have successfully navigated personal struggles and sacrifices in prior incarnations; this lifetime is about bringing and working with Natal Saturn’s Retrograde needs for patience and discipline; by doing this, you will uncover your innate wisdom and intuitive guidance.

 This will help you build your heaven on earth, so to speak, you are an old soul, and it’s now time for you to advance further into your spiritual path; self-awareness is vital to growing spirituality/ higher in consciousness.

So is knowing your own mind and executing your own will, rather than letting another will be carried out onto you.

You are learning to refine your character and perfect your past life lessons; your soul is serious about getting it right this lifetime.

So put your best foot forward and tally-ho!!! Go and smash your goals and achieve your full potential; thanks for reading this; if you want a consultation, click here.

Natal Saturn retrograde indicates you are redoing a lifetime on the esoteric and karmic level; this incarnation is another chance to achieve your soul growth; this can be a very burdensome lifetime, as your typically dealing with two lifetimes in one.

You may have had issues with self-discipline in your past life, neglecting your responsibilities, including those to your wife, children, parents and the broader community on the whole.

 This could have been via a reckless act or an illness; you may have simply disrespected the need to look after your own health or responsibilities, creating this present life imbalance.

In this lifetime, it must be your utmost duty to repay this karma, as let’s face it, who wants to born with Natal Saturn retrograde, even though your soul needed it to grow.

For, as you often know in life, it’s not our past behaviours that hold us back, but our thoughts about our past acts; in order for a soul to evolve to other dimensions and realms, it must feel like it completed its soul lessons.

You must look after yourself, mind, body and soul, this lifetime to break the cycle; aspects involving Saturn and the 10th and 11th house will be important this lifetime, as well as the house your natal Saturn retrograde is in.

Will highlight the behaviours you need to modify this lifetime, self-resilience, discipline, love, compassion and dedication are needed as well as willpower and focus.

You must do all you can to build your emotional and psychological strength as, to put it bluntly, you are going to need it.

To overcome the hardships you will face and provide the security needed for yourself and your family, you also need to silence your inner critic and believe in yourself, accepting your quirks and mistakes all humans and souls make them.

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