Saturn turns retrograde on Sunday, 23 May 2021 and will become direct on Monday, 11 October 2021, the retrogression will stay for 141 days. During the retrogression Saturn remains in Capricorn and in Shravana nakshatra.
Saturn is now slowing down and will become stationary. Saturn will station from 19 May 2021 to 27 May 2021 at 19 degree 21 minutes and again from 08 October 2021 to 14 October 2021 remains stationed at 12 degree 43 minutes. These two periods are particularly stressful in the whole stretch of retrogression.
If you prefer to watch the video on Saturn’s retrogression, here is the link to YouTube video: https://youtu.be/vKErhDnBYB8
As always, there are three elements to this retrogression of Saturn.
One, the retrogression movement itself and how it will trigger internalisation of the energy and reassessment of activities;
Two, The sign Capricorn, where this retrogression is taking place and what it means; and
Three, the nakshatra of Shravana that is involved in this retrogression.
I shall discuss all three to understand the karmic energy that Saturn is about to bring for us before I go to the ascendant wise prediction.
Saturn’s retrogression is an annual event as far as Saturn’s transit is concerned, but it has immense impact on our lives. Every year Saturn gives us a window of opportunity to introspect on what we have done in the past one year and rectify our karma or deeds where needed. This retrogression is a bit special because it is happening in the sign of Capricorn. In Capricorn Saturn is already very powerful and the retrogression is adding more strength to him. Saturn here will connect the impacts on our our individual charts to the larger society, to the outside world. The impact is going to redefine our relation with the outside world, with the society and with the authority.
Saturn and the sign Capricorn both represent our karma or deeds, both have movement attributed to them. Saturn is Vayu tatwa or air and Capricorn is Chara rashi or movable sign. Saturn in Capricorn is not the spiritual Yogi Saturn, here he represents authority, status, system and responsibility. Here Saturn wants to move ahead and achieve. What then is the impact of Saturn’s retrogression in Capricorn? It is to do with restrictions in movement, taking a stock of the work done so far and making necessary rectifications in it. It also means some introspection and correction time for the people in authority, re-evaluation time for established systems so that the corrected course of action can bear fruit when Saturn turns direct in future. One more thing to remember is that Saturn is the karaka for diseases. So expect diseases gaining strength during this time.
Shravana nakshatra is lorded by Moon. Saturn going retrograde in Moon’s nakshatra definitely shows emotional stress, melancholy, vulnerability, dissatisfaction of mind and some indisciplined thoughts during the period of retrogression. This is going to impact people in large scale. Overall it will be a good idea to practice meditation and have dependency on the Almighty to calm the mind. Spiritually, Saturn’s retrogression in Sravana nakshatra, denotes a wonderful time. People, who are on the path of spirituality and have been practicing meditation for long, may experience some life changing divine blessings.
Individually where ever Capricorn sign is falling in your chart, you will see a reversal or correction or slowing down of activities related to that house during this retrogression. You will be given a chance to make necessary changes in those areas of life and then implement these changes when Saturn again turns direct. You will see the impact on the houses that Saturn aspects as well.
If you have retrograde Saturn in your birth chart you will see clearing of obstacles and movement in those areas of life due to this retrograde transit of Saturn. This would be a good window of time to discharge the duties related to the house where your retrograde Saturn is sitting in the birth chart. Now you do not really have to look for those duties and responsibilities, they will manifest in your life during this time.
If you are born with a stationary Saturn in your chart, you will feel intense impact during the days when Saturn slows down and becomes stationary before retrogression and again before he turns direct. You are already feeling this while I speak. If Saturn is stationary but placed well in your birth chart, you are feeling that your growth and activities that were taking place so long are not moving forward in spite of your best efforts.
Some important dates when we need to extra careful to manage the energy of retrograde Saturn in transit along with other planetary transit:
26 May 2021 – The day of Lunar eclipse. Saturn is retrograding in a Moon Nakshatra and the lunar eclipse is happening in a Saturn Nakshatra, Anuradha. This has the potential to cause greater emotional stress, mental anxiety and agitation.
16 July 2021 to 16 August 2021 – Sun Saturn opposition can trigger spread of diseases, mass agitation against the authorities. Sun does not have much power, whereas Saturn is extra powerful. It is a difficult phase for the government, for health and well-being.
Now let us see what may be the effect ascendant wise. These are predictions based on the transit, for correct results, you need to check where your Saturn is placed in your birth chart, whether he is the most influencing Graha for you or you are running the Mahadasha or Antardasha of Saturn.
Saturn is turning retrograde in your house of profession. During Saturn’s retrogression, you will see some difficulties in your profession and earning. You may reassess your strategy related to work, income and financial stability. Your expenditure may go up. You need to be careful about maintaining cordiality in relations with your parents, spouse and business partners. Mother’s health and property related matters may need attention. If you have problems with your knees or lower legs, it can aggravate.
Saturn is the yogakaraka planet for you. He is turning retrograde in your house of higher learning, travel, mentors, and righteousness. You need to take extra caution about what advices you are getting or whether you are listening to the right advice. Try to avoid travel.
Saturn is turning retrograde in your house of transformation. It will be a good idea to take extra care about your health and well-being. There is also a chance that if you are going through any long term health issue or psychological trauma, you will come out of it after this retrogression and begin afresh.
Saturn is turning retrograde in your house of spouse and business partners. Since Moon is your sign lord, you need to be careful about your relation with your spouse and partners. Spouse’s health may also cause concern. This is also time to rethink about your business and partners. You may feel a bit mentally down too. A chronic illness may set in.
Saturn is going retrograde in your house of diseases, loans and competition. It is also the house of job. You will need to pay more attention to your health. In the workplace you may find that the opposition and competition have gone up. It is also a time to think about how you want to take your career forward. Be extra careful between mid-July and mid-August.
Saturn is going retrograde in your house of romance, children, intelligence and planning. Investment plans will need re-evaluation. Speculative investments may not give good results. Romantic relations will need cordiality. There may be some worries related to your children.
Saturn is your yogakaraka planet and going retrograde in your house of comfort, property, domestic bliss. You may feel need to re-look at these matters in your life. Take care of your mother’s health and keep cordiality with her. It would be best not to initiate any construction work during this time. If you have heart related issues, do take care.
Saturn is going retrograde in your house of communication, self-effort, skills and short travels. Your initiatives may need a reassessment. Check what you are pursuing and whether you need to improve on any aspect there, whether you need to re-skill yourself to fit the current market. Some obstacles or lack of progress may be felt in these areas. Try to be cordial in your communication.
Saturn is going retrograde in your house of wealth and family. Financial matters come to the forefront during these few months. You may have think about the more effective ways of savings and wealth generation. Relation with friends and family will need some re-evaluation. Their health and your own health will need attention too.
For you your ascendant lord Saturn is retrograde in your ascendant. Having a retrograde ascendant lord denotes that you need to be careful about your health. You may re-look at the way you are living currently and check if you can improve anywhere by streamlining it. The confidence level may not be as high as it has been so far. Capricorn Moon signs need to exercise some additional caution. Think well before you make any life changing decision.
Saturn is getting retrograde in your house of expenses and spirituality. You may see high expenditure primarily because of health reasons. There may be return of some old health issues. However, with Jupiter placed there you are likely to get God’s help to tide over any problems. This is actually a time to surrender to the wishes of the Almighty and pray which will help you a lot.
Saturn is going retrograde in your house of earnings, gains and friends. There may be some obstacles in inflow of money. This will be a phase when you will re-assess your earning streams and fine tune them to suit the current situation all over. Relation with some close friends may get sour.