Saturn begins its retrograde motion in Scorpio on Monday, February 18, continuing â€śbackwardsâ€ť until July 7. Just like any other retrograde planet (including that trickster Mercuryâ€”which will also turn retrograde on February 23, stationing direct on March 17), periods of retrograde are periods of â€śre:â€ť renewing, reflecting, restarting, etc. Instead of being viewed negatively, these retrograde periods are a positive time to slow down (especially as Saturn begins to turn retrograde, and then for the next few days after) and possibly make some necessary changes.
Saturn, ruler of Capricorn and the tenth house, symbolizes goals, responsibilities, and limits, so now is the time to reflect on any sources of frustration in your life caused by these things (or a lack of). Now is not the time to start new projects but rather to finish up any Saturn-related business left unattended. Saturn in Scorpio provides us a time to set goals related to ambition and determination; perhaps these goals themselves are what need to be re-evaluated (again with the â€śreâ€ť).
What does Saturn mean in our individual natal chart? Exactly what it reflected in the medieval sky: limitations, hard work, and obstacles. It also represents what can be accomplished by overcoming them: success.
Pay attention to what house in your chart Saturn stations retrograde in, as that is where you will be most impacted (depending on the house, the focus of your re-assessments could be money, relationships, career, etc.). Use this time to gain insight and grow, making plans for the changes you will make when Saturn goes direct on July 7.