Impact of Retrograde Saturn A retrograde Saturn in a chart, regardless of where you find it, always represen ts the neglect of responsibilities

in the past. In many ways, it indicates that the native of the chart must be more honest with himself since there was an avoi dance of true self-awareness and self honesty. Also, with a retrograde Saturn, the native comes into this life with a tendency to have the same goals that he had before, for these were not fulfilled in the p ast because of the avoidance of responsibilities. Therefore, the identical goals will be present, sometimes clothed in different circumstances or different situ ations, but the same goals would be the underlying foundation, regardless, in th e circumstances and situations inthe person s life. Always, a retrograde Saturn in a chart indicates that, in a past lifetime, the i ndividual crystallized-did not grow. The responsibilities that were ignored or a voided in the past are involved with the qualities of the sign in which the retr ograde Saturn is located in this lifetime. For example a retrograde Saturn in Le o shows that the individual avoided the responsibility of leadership in the past , and with the Sun as the ruling planet of Leo, the individual made no attempt t o bring out the soul quality or soul consciousness in the past. Another example of this would be a retrograde Saturn in Cancer. Since Cancer is the feeling sign o f the Zodiac, it shows the avoidance of true feeling concepts in the past. First House: Retrograde Saturn in the 1st house shows that the individual, in th e past, did not develop a flexible personality, was set in his ways, self-opinio nated, and, according to the sign, had an ego problem. The responsibility of dev eloping that ego was neglected, or the personality was developed along negative lines. It also indicates that the individual avoided the development of talents which were part of his character and personality. The lesson to be learned, with retrograde Saturn in the 1st house, is the proper development of personality in such a way that the individual receives the respe ct of others. It tells that the individual should establish proper values, goals and direction in life. The tendency to be too sober, too serious, too contempla tive, should be balanced with a good sense of humour and a flexibility in adjust ing to diversified situations and experiences in life that would be encountered. Second House: This shows the individual was much too materialistic in the past, placing emphasis solely upon material security, material possessions. It indicat es that the values were self-centred, with little regard as to how the material aspects in life could be used for the benefit of others. There was little true a ppreciation of the wise use of money and things. There are several questions that arise with retrograde Saturn in the 2nd house. Can the native of the chart accept poverty and privation without losing a sense of perspective about life itself? Can the native of the chart assume a code of v alues which are non-materialistic? Since the retrograde Saturn opposes the 8th h ouse, the answers to these two questions could easily reside in emphasizing the qualities of the 8th house, such as regeneration, metaphysics, etc. The lesson of retrograde Saturn in the 2nd house: Despite denials, limitations, disappointments, more effort will have to be expended in order for the native to accumulate any degree of an estate or material security. It requires that the i ndividual establish correct values where these things are concerned. Even if the individual does exert effort and re-align his values, the material possessions and security will not come easily, but they can, depending upon the sincerity an d the effort exerted by the native of the chart.

the individual should. the feeling concept was misused or neglected in the past. the characterized by consistent needs on the part of these family members and other relatives. and must establis h proper home facilities and create a constructive atmosphere in the home. In relation to the affairs with the opposite sex. Regardl ess of the struggle or effort required. the individual could very easily engage in some fact of work which would deal with children especially handicapped children. In communicating with others. and in assisting in the afore-menti oned areas of responsibility. mental stimulation. it deals with the failure on the part of the native of the chart to develop himself in such a way that his influence upon others was more positive. Fifth House: Retrograde Saturn in the 5th house shows responsibilities towards c hildren were neglected. Creativity was also ignored or misused because of the ego-cen teredness of the individual. moody). Sinc e Cancer is the natural ruler of the 4th house. the retrograde Saturn indicates the nega tive influence of the individual in the past. the individual used members of the opposite sex for self-grat ification and self-fulfilment (physical) with little regard to the results or ef fects upon others. our attitudes. The individual should never ignore the mental. or economic. Whether this need requires monetary assistance. It also shows that the individual did not use educa tional opportunities to the best advantage for self-development and for proper m ental attitudes. the condition of Saturn in the 3rd house means the acceptance by the native of the responsibilities in these areas. gloomy. The present life will. Fourth House: Similar to the condition of retrograde Saturn in the 1st house. our personality. Anything the individual created in the past reflect ed self rather than being for the sake of creativeness or for what was being creat ed. The lesson of retrograde Saturn in the 5th house requires the transmutation of a ttitudes relating to how we influence and affect those who are in contact with u s and how we communicate the proper feelings in our daily relationships. in all probability. even to the point of being abused . the person displayed saturnine qu alities (cold. If children are denied. The other aspect of retrograde Saturn in the 4th house is that the individual di d not provide the necessary environmental factors requisite to a proper home con dition. regardless of what he does. This could have been actual home facilities or the home atmosphere itsel f. orally or in writing. there might not be the appreciation or any hope for reward fro m his children. will determine how the retrograde condition can be transmuted. it requires ca ution and a realization of the responsibility an individual has when it comes to any relationship with the opposite sex. . or spiritual lack where siblings and/or other relatives are concer ned. The lesson of retrograde Saturn in the 5th house : Usually children are denied t o people who have retrograde Saturn in the 5th house. In love affairs. or spiritual counselling.Third House: There was undoubtedly an avoidance of responsibility where brothers and sisters were concerned. how he affected other people. If children are limited. Children were misused. mental. It could also mean that the indivi dual did not attempt. whether it be physical. The person might also have to accept the fact that. nor was concerned with. in one aspect. or the number of children limited. social. it would require the wise rearing of these children. The attitude and manner in which the person com municates with others. Since all who come within our sphere or our personal environment are influenced by us. The lesson of retrograde Saturn in the 3rd house shows responsibilities where br others and sisters are concerned. the assumption of the responsibility of proper guidance and proper direction given t o these children.

lower forms of mediumship. and the responsibilities. rather than how it would reflect the individual. which could have tended towards dishonesty. development circles. Eighth House: This shows that. Any service rendered in the past was don e from the viewpoint of how much prestige it would bring to the individual. patienc e and understanding should be developed where the public is concerned and with a ll those involved with the individual in his working environment. it means the individual has to carry his share of the wo rk load. whether these trend s were political. Thes e attitudes were also carried over into the working conditions in the past relat ionships with co-workers or those who worked under the individual. If the partnership were in the form of marriage. it shows that the individual. too. In business partnerships. that there must be a wise choice of involvement with groups which would be studying or practicing metaphysical techniques. General health observances were ignored or neglected. a job. There was a great deal of disc rimination where service was concerned. lasting foundation in the relationship of marriage. in a business partnership. or could have been improvident. and must be sincere and honest where any part ner would be concerned. there was an underlying fear of death or fear of the unknown. etc. higher truth learnings. or spiritual. but neglected t o pursue them to the greatest degree possible or. or misu sed. of the 8th house lo cation of retrograde Saturn revolves around the proper assumption of the respons . In most cases. or good health misused. economic. Sixth House: This location of a retrograde Saturn shows the avoidance of the res ponsibility of awareness where the general public would be concerned. such as witchcraft. a job. by providing a solid. astrology. the individual (ac cording to aspects) could have been unfaithful. the individ ual was his own worst enemy in how any one of these things was concluded. an application of metaphysical principles to daily life. a project. the individual has been exposed to metaphysical teaching. or a project. In a v ery subtle way.or spiritual. by being faithful. the misuse could have concerned itself with establishing groups with a negative cast where motives and functions are concer ned. which would also be c onnected with the manner in which the individual concluded a friendship. As the nat ural ruler of Capricorn. The person has to accept the fact that a change of values must be accomplished in order to develop spirituality. The lesson of a retrograde Saturn in the 7th house: The assumption of responsibi lities in marriage. The lesson of retrograde Saturn in the 8th house demands a true search for Truth . It show s that the individual also refused to recognize the negative effects resulting f rom how he ended a friendship. social. in past lives. in the past. service shoul d be rendered wherever the need as shown or requested of the individual. The essence of the lesson. The lesson of retrograde Saturn in the 6th house : Unselfish service to mankind without hope for the proverbial pat on the back for a job well done. by being a good provider. the responsibil ities could easily have been left up to the other partner. or neglected. It shows. Wise use of go od health and the observance of general health conditions are basic requirements for the retrograde Saturn in the 6th house. etc.. Through all of this. the person s perspective on life and death will alter for the better. Seventh House: In the past the individual did not assume the responsibility of p artnerships. or a wise manag er. could have been lacking in true love. remained alo of from the needs or the wants of the general public and was not able to identif y himself with or to relate to the social trends of mankind. Creativity should be for the sake of creation itself. The misuse. Hence. In a business partnership. having gained the knowledge co uld easily have misused this. could have centered around material self-advancement at the expense of the partner.

in its retrograde condition. religion. Advancement will be slow. the establishment o f working values and habits all are involved in the lesson of retrograde Saturn in the 10th house. associated with inferior types of people. or avoided. Religious persecution could easily have been one of the activiti es of this individual in the past. centers aro und karma and the inner person. It showed that the i ndividual did not interject the warmth of personality into his job. the person would experience conflicts and obstacles in the attainment of education. the ind ividual. Motives are most important in the transmutation of retrograde Saturn in the 10th house. or negative peop le. nor did the individual associated with the right kind of people. The development of responsibility. did not u se properly. Thus. the individual did not assume the responsibility of power. depending upon the sincerity and the effort and the motives behind the desire to be in possess ion of authority. He must seek true knowledge thro ugh the higher mind coupling this knowledge with true understanding (Christ prin ciple). philosophy. very probably. Twelfth House: This location of Saturn.ibilities of truth and the application of truth. again. with little regard for the opi nions of other. in being able to resolve a conflict within himself where orthodoxy would be concerned. by surrounding himself with people less talented. in past lifetimes ignored opportunities to work off karma and to develop himself spiritu ally. Ninth House: Retrograde Saturn here shows that the person in the past. the native could then stand head and shoulders above his friends and. consideration for others. Therefore. were not deve loped properly. Eleventh House: Here. It clearly indicates that the individual. or to tho se subjects which were supportive of his own narrow concepts. with little regard as to whether or not it was being used properly. Si nce the 10th house represents a power house. this is the responsibility of the indi vidual with retrograde Saturn in the 9th house. It made for the type of person who kept too much to himself and did not se . By right people we are not implying being discriminative in a negative way. the retrograde Saturn implies that power and the responsibilities of power were misused in the past. There would also be a very strong karma connected to religious outlooks and the religious practices of the individual. Both the religious probl ems and the philosophical problem could be inter related. The retrograde condition of Saturn in the 11th house shows that. les s presentable. which could have been characterized by violen ce and cruelty towards those who did not believe according to his way of thinkin g. Rather. the responsibility of a philosophy of life which would be constructive. he let others manipulate the authority. too often. There was a perfectionist aspect also which was a stumbling block. This narrowness in the past also conditioned the educational pursuits of the individual. who limited his studies to just what he was interested in. It also showed a degree of price that existed in being and feeling superior to m o st people. The lesson of retrograde Saturn in the 9th house : Because of the misuse of know ledge. The individual could h ave been very dogmatic in his religious approach. if Pisces were on the cusp of that 10th house. but could be steady. for the occupation merely represented a means of security. This also depe nds on the sign on the cusp and. Tenth House : If the retrograde Saturn is in Cancer (representing feeling ). in the past. He was cold in his profession. liked the flattery and basked in the attention and dependenc y of these friends. He must learn the value of all religions to all people and learn to resp ect that which other people find comforting and spiritual for them. we find that relationship with other. it wou ld show the avoidance of true feeling concepts in the past. in locating a philosophy of life with which he would feel comfortable. This is a self-imp osed limitation upon the higher mind and the Christ principle. less successful.

offer a lawful chann el through which karma can be mitigated. will relive this lifetime again. One is merely be . what techniques. Many individuals. in a sign or in relation to a birth planet. Do you see now what has been happen ing ? The intelligence of the system (the skies under which you live) has been thr owing pressure your way to get you to understand this part of your personality ( this planet) this area of your attitudes towards life (this sign). Each individual has the obli gation. Experiences garnered by a person s project ion into the activities of service to humanity. disciplined. unless the lesson is learned now. The native of the chart also repressed soul development and soul qualities. what applications of effort could be better employed to face the situation that is undergoing definition. This is not a complete respite because direct motion will resume some time in the near future. The retrograde Saturn in the 12thhouse shows that this was not the case : it infers that. when Saturn moves into retrograde motion. Well. I am free again And that is prec isely the most ridiculous reaction he could live out. to develop and manifest the highest qualities of each sign. during the re trograde period. Meanwhile. by transit. the person was too conservative and tended to seclude himself from the problems of the wor ld. The usual manifestation.e himself in relationship to the world. Going forward with that at titude. only then seeming (because he tho ught for a while it had gone) even more intense. this field of activities (this house of the chart). or it is retrograding into the sign it occupied before it entered this one). through the cons of reincarnations. is retrograde in motion it is backing off from the conjunction. in past lifetimes. The Zodiacal sign in which the retrograde Saturn is posited shows that those par ticular Zodiacal qualities were ignored or misused. how you have responded to it. feel so relieved of the pressure that they immediately resume t he haphazard way in which they were going about thing before the transit began. in general. Conclusion of Retrograde Saturn Relax a little: Take this time to review your situation and what you have been a ble to do with it (Saturn. it is time now to relax a little and look over what you have done. it is all over. it is giving you time to review exactly what has happened. or economised. and thus the retrograde Saturn in the 12th house will al ways indicate that the native of the chart failed to develop the particular qual ities of the sign on the cusp of the 12th house. he is certain to be thwarted and bewildered when Saturn resumes direct m otion and the pressure comes back into effect. square or opposition of one of your birth planets. That is certain to bring grief because the transit is not over. Whatever responsibilities you have been forced to assume. and how you could better handle everything. Those who neglect the lesson of retrograde Saturn in the 12th house could easily be reliving past experiences and. in order that you can better move ahead. It requires attention to spiritu al development and the manifestation of the inner or soul qualities. The lesson of retrograde Saturn in the 12th house demands full participation wit h mundane affairs in some humanitarian efforts. whatever realities you have had to face. is that the individual suddenly feels the pressur e going away and he thinks. this period is best used to see what methods . and this overall area of awareness (this quadrant) and what it needs to be defined. While the retrograde period lasts. Hav e you actually faced the situation that needed definition? What have you done ab out it? Could you handle it better in some way? Now is the time to think about t hat because the retrograde movement of Saturn is giving you time to review your situation.

It works through indirect p sychic actions triggered by the unconscious. The transit of a retrograde planet.ing given time to REVIEW the situation and see how he could discipline himself. Sometimes he feels so pressured t hat he makes lots of noises but few of them coherently related to what is really happening inside him. and a retrograde Saturn (old Father restriction himself) both in the 5th ho use (speculation). This can mean one of sever al things. And that is what you should be pondering. or anyth ing involving the matter of chance. when the retrograde motion sets in that it is all over. There could hardly be a less-auspicious augury of gains in speculation. It was as though the forward motion of the se two planets set his spirit free. These three retrograde planets appeared to be holding him on e arth. He simply feels the pres sure. by the conscious ego. He had several sinking attacks from which his physician was sure he would not rally. Neptune and Pluto) represents a psychic process. A retrograde planet represents a psychic process turned inward and not manageable. The diff erence between this transit. What is it that has been so difficult you are g oing to have two chances to handle it and need those two chances. define himself. If it is a plant from Saturn inward to the Sun. then that parts of the personality does not work openly in the first place. But he did. Saturn is backing off the territory it has already covered but it is going to go right back over that territory as soon as direct motion resumes. Jupiter turned direct and Mercury wa s within a few hours of being direct. is often s imply this. Retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius was in adverse aspect to a man s sun-sign. what is happening to him. and often non-understandable pressures go on insi de the individual in there where others cannot see it or understand it. deplet ing his vitality. or part of the personal ity. For it is happening in there more than in outer terms. except with enormous effort. than a retrograde Jupiter (ruler of good for tune). often represents an un conscious process of definition that is managed not by the ego of the individual (by what the world taught him he is) but by the inner voices and inner strength s (what he is becoming despite society s teaching). Retrograde Jupiter was in adverse aspect from Virgo ruling ill ness. then. with retrograde Neptune (planet of deception) in the second ( financial) house. that is manageable by the ego consciousness (the Saturn framework of indivi dual identity). or economise on his activities more effectively in this realm of himself. Saturn transits a planet that is retrograde at birth. On the day of death. and of a planet that is direct at birth. like a retrograde Mars is impatient and irritable. the individual with the retrog rade birth planet often goes through the same agonies without being able to comm unicate. His ruling planet Mercury. And the ability to define this part of the personality may not be in the hands of the conscious efforts of the indi vidual at all. the individual with the direct planet shows his pressures and pains to the world by speaking and agonising over them. was retrograding dangerously close to the natal Pluto in Taurus. But tremendous. A direct planet (except for Uranus. in any sensible way. . something is going to be gone over twice in order to get it defined. A retrograde URANUS. Do not dream. In other words . This ind ividual (the one with the retrograde birth planetary position) can go through en ormous turmoils inside that he really cannot explain to people outside. He does not understand what it is about.

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