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Saturn will enter its annual retrograde from May 23 to October 10,2021, in the sign Aquarius.

During this time, Saturn will travel backwards through the zodiac, retracting its steps from 13 to 6 degrees of Aquarius.

When ancients witnesses a retrograde, they thought it was entering the underworld and journeying through the shadows of our subconscious in order to unearth messages and wisdom we might have missed.

Saturn is the Lord of Karma, and retrograde motion is a time when Karma is sorted out. Saturn retrograde is a double dose of Karma, and it will surely keep you on your toes.

Saturn retrograde can be a time of limitation, restriction, anxiety, and fear. Recently as we have entered the retrograde zone, you have probably dealt with issues involving your duties and responsibilities in regards to dependents and career.

This retrograde could easily be one of the most painful that we end us having to go through this year and perhaps that’s something we should all keep in mind. When Saturn is in retrograde karma comes full circle and is amplified.

Saturn retrograde will offer the chance to recognize or admit the problems that you have been facing. Things might be getting out of control and an intervention or a drastic turn of events might need to occur to shake you out of the black hole you have gotten into.

By the time Saturn goes direct, you should be able to come to terms with the issues at hand and be ready for your next phase of life.

According to Astrology King,

Saturn stations retrograde on May 23, 2021, at 13°31′ Aquarius. The strongest influence on Saturn retrograde 2021 is Saturn square Uranus, which also happens to be the major planetary influence of 2021.

Saturn square Uranus is a very challenging influence. However, as the chart below shows, Saturn retrograde 2021 makes harmonious trine aspects to the Moon, Venus, and North Node. The resulting grand trine aspect pattern gives the ability to overcome the obstacles created by Saturn square Uranus.

Saturn Retrograde 2021 Aspects

Saturn square Uranus represents tests and challenges posed by Saturn retrograde 2021. It can bring about restrictive change that you don’t want. It also makes it harder to make the kind of changes you do want.

So Saturn retrograde 2021 could be very frustrating with rising tension and sudden, expected changes. But with the help of the grand trine, you can stay open-minded, patient and flexible. The challenges can then be turned into opportunities to rid yourself of negative, restrictive, and limiting beliefs, behaviors and structures.

Your personal freedoms and rights may also be restricted. If your duties and responsibilities become too oppressive, it is better to make adjustments during Saturn retrograde 2021, before they crystallize as new structures in your life.

It is best not to force change that you want but to adapt to changing conditions. This is not the time to resist change, nor is it the time to overreact. A well-considered, methodical, patient, and step-by-step approach is best.

Saturn Retrograde 2021 Grand Trine

The trine aspects represent the solutions to those problems associated with Saturn square Uranus.

Moon trine Saturn brings the emotional balance, responsibility, and determination to reach your long-term goals. Mutual respect and understanding make your relationships practical and beneficial, especially with men and superiors. Valuable guidance comes from elders and leaders. Achievement and recognition lead to satisfaction, contentment, and higher self-esteem.

Venus trine Saturn brings true love, loyalty and commitment. A new romance could be with a past-life contact or someone from a different age group and would likely be a long-lasting, soul-mate union. Existing relationships enjoy closer bonding and stability. Mutual respect and an eye to practical outcomes help you work through any problems created by Saturn retrograde 2021 square Uranus. This is also a good aspect for finances.

Moon trine Venus brings love, tenderness, and harmony. Increased charm, beauty and popularity make Saturn retrograde 2021 good for dating and making friends. You can attract genuine, honest love. Sex will feel more intimate, romantic, and enjoyable. Your creative potential will be unleashed and the trine aspects to Saturn will materialize works of beauty.

Saturn trine North Node can help lift away the limitations and restrictions associated with Saturn retrograde 2021. It gives levelheaded wisdom, patience, and practicality. Good relationships with elders and authorities can help you achieve your ambitions.

It also gives a good sense of timing and helps you become more self-reliant, mature, responsible, and self-disciplined. When working constructively, organization, patience, methodology, and self-pacing are combined. There is no limit to the potential achievements you can make.

Saturn is a very interesting planet that really changes a lot for each and every one of us. Trust yourself during this time period examine your failures and work towards moving forward. Karma is coming whether you want it to or not, putting things off won’t do you any good. The harder you pull away from these influences the more prominent they will become in your life.