Saturn, the planet of karma, goes retrograde in Scorpio on March 25th IST, and this phase will continue until August 13th. Scorpio, the natural 8th sign of the Zodiac, indicates hindrance and transformation, but it also supports regeneration. The sign is inimical to Saturn, and the discomfort of Saturn can make its energies more intense for us.
Why pay attention to this transit?
A Saturn transit is important, as it structures and redefines aspects of our lives signified by the house it transits through. Actually, those are the areas where we need to clean out our karmic baggage to proceed further. Saturn will compel us to address things we have been either unaware of, ignoring, or postponing. It trains and disciplines us through trials and tribulations, delays and difficulties. It becomes rather a test of our patience and perseverance to get through a Saturn phase. However, an important thing to note here is no other planet can take away what the Great Saturn decides to give to you. Moreover, if you learn to flow with Saturn’s energy you will be rewarded with wisdom, practical knowledge, and also breakthroughs and achievements. So, let’s understand what can be expected from this 4-month phase of Saturn’s retrograde transit in Scorpio. During a Saturn Retrograde period, Saturn appears to move in a reverse direction, which actually is an optical illusion. There could be delays in the materialization of business plans and ventures, and the opportunities you were expecting will take a longer time. Saturn is the natural 10th and 11th house lord, which indicates profession and gains in life. A retrograde Saturn will bring changes in one’s career or business. Saturn is an indicator of long-lasting relationships, and the retrograde phase is going to be a difficult time for relationships. Couples should be more understanding and compassionate with each other. The influence of Jupiter, the great benefic, helps soften Saturn’s harshness, but unfortunately this transit is devoid of any such aspect. Without Jupiter, the significator of wisdom and money, you are likely to experience a financial crunch. Difficulties in relationships and finances may lead to restlessness and anxiety. However, the harshness of Saturn’s energies will not be the same for everyone. Those belonging to the Moon signs Aries, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Pisces will find it tougher than others. Career, relationships, and finances are the areas where you will feel the pulls and pressures.
How will you benefit from this transit?
Generally, when a planet is retrograde, its energies are turned inwards. Saturn, the karma lord in Scorpio, the house of deep research and analysis, will bring up your follies, making you think over your past decisions and strategies. If instead of fretting and fuming you utilize your energies for reassessing your strength and abilities, you will be happy to see the results when Saturn goes direct. Remedies to Saturn during this retrograde period will be highly beneficial for every Moon Sign. OM SHANECHARAYA NAMAHA is the mantra to pacify Saturn, and it is more effective when chanted during Saturn hora or on a Saturday. Chanting this mantra will help you align with Saturn’s energies. Hanuman is the Protector God against Saturn’s harsh energies. Saturn had once promised Hanuman that those who pray to Hanuman will be rescued from the painful effects of Saturn.