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As Saturn continues to retrograde energies are fluctuating and well, for some of us it’s quite frustrating. If you’ve recently been a bit more to yourself and disappointed, perhaps Saturn has a good hold on you.

Saturn went into retrograde back in May on the 11th. It began retrograding in Aquarius but is making its way into Capricorn where it will be on July 1st. From there it will continue retrograding until September 29th. This shift is something we’re already beginning to feel the effects of and well, it’s quite intense for many of us. 

While this transition is underway many of us are going to be feeling very limited overall. We may become more nervous and overall quite anxious as a result. I know I have been feeling this shift big time over the past few days and it’s got me all mixed up. 

Astrology King wrote as follows on this topic:

Saturn retrograde in transit is a regular cycle occurring just over every twelve months, lasting about 4½ months, and spanning 6 or 7 degrees of the zodiac. Saturn is the Lord of Karma. Retrograde motion is a time when karma is sorted out. Therefore, Saturn retrograde is a double dose of karma. Karma is a form of energy that is very real. Like Saturn, it is very closely bound to time.

Past, present, and future blur into one. If you have been bad in the past, then at a certain predestined time, an event will occur to teach you a lesson. If you’ve been good in the past, then at a predestined time, an event will occur to reward you for your good deeds. With Saturn in retrograde motion, the karma will relate to how responsible you have been in the past.

Transiting Saturn retrograde can be a time of limitation, restriction, anxiety, and fear. In recent months since Saturn entered the retrograde zone, you will have dealt with particular issues involving your duties and responsibilities as they relate to your dependents and career.

Saturn retrograde suggests this area of responsibility is so important, extra time is needed to take stock and make sure everything in order before you continue. You may be tested to make sure you are ready to take on the extra responsibility. The lessons you learn might be hard but they will be valuable.

On the other hand, it could be that negative Saturn behavior such as sadness or shyness has gotten out of control. In this case, the Saturn retrograde months will offer a chance to recognize and admit the problem. Things may get so out of control that an intervention or some drastic event must occur to shake you out of your depression or isolation.

By the time Saturn stations direct, you should have come to terms with the relevant issues and be ready for the next phase. Focus and motivation lead to productiveness, achievement, and recognition.

While in the end, all that we gain from this retrograde will be worth it, right now it doesn’t feel like that is the case. Things are getting more and more stressful and with the other things going on in the celestial world, it’s easy to become discouraged. I guess, all in all, we should be doing our best right now to problem-solve to the best of our abilities.