While Mercury Retrograde is def the most buzz-worthy planetary motion (cancelled flights, spazzing iPhones, and weird BFF fights are no joke), Saturn Retrograde deserves a shout out, too!
Basically, Saturn is the "taskmaster" of the zodiac and represents learning hard lessons–whether we feel like learning them or not. Saturn moves slooooowly, too–it takes about 29.5 years to orbit the Sun (aka why everyone freaks out right before age 30 when their Saturn Return happens), and it's been in its home sign of Capricorn since April 30.
Saturn Retrograde. a terrible retrograde for karma and can put a lot of people on edge. This retrograde is lethal https://t.co/URDD2mBBGy— thomas (@ThomasBeautyy) May 17, 2019
As a result, for the past 4ish months, you've probably felt like so much in your life has come to a screeching halt. You could've been more prone to procrastination at work or in school, feeling less motivated at the gym, or just so over the job hunt that you've been turning in "meh" cover letters. Instead of getting ahead, this has been the time to reexamine, reassess, redo (re-everything, really) around your relationships to discipline and boundaries. Told you this was heavy!
Things are about to get lighter and sparklier.
Thankfully, starting on September 18, Saturn goes direct again! This is the universe cuing you to use the hard earned knowledge you’ve gained during all that retrograding for your own good. Translation: Live and learn. And: stop repeating the past. If you’ve done anything cringeworthy this past summer, forgive yourself and move forward. While you’re at it, give yourself props for your badass triumphs. Everyone's goal (Saturn loves goals): Grow from that heavy dose of Saturn energy.
But most of all, enjoy this time! Things are about to get lighter and sparklier. Your to-do lists are a little bit more doable, that workout routine seems more fun than impossible, and everyone's a little bit bubblier. Cheers!