Saturn is currently in Pisces located at 19 Pis 14' 04"

Planetary Aspects

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Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
saturn2024-06-29 19:07:00 UTC2024-11-15 14:21:00 UTCPisces
saturn2025-07-13 04:08:00 UTC2025-11-28 03:52:00 UTCAries

If Jupiter is known as The Great Benefic- you know there has to be a bad guy. Saturn, well, is sort of that bad guy. There are a few reasons for this, but, it’s important to understand two key concepts in astrology at work here: Benefic and Malefic.

For astrological purposes, the word benefic comes from an even bigger word: agathopoios. This means “good doer”. Pretty easy, right? The opposite of that, in a sense would be malefic- which comes from the word kakopoios. Guess what that means? Yes. “Bad doer”. Of course, just because a planet is benefic or malefic- that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily going to go doing a good or doing a bad. This can change depending on a variety of things like the astrological sign it houses, aspects, and whether or not the planet’s had a snack today.

In traditional astrology, Saturn and Mars are the malefic planets- but Saturn, whoo boy, that’s the Greater Malefic. If you were curious, Jupiter and Venus are the benefics. Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto are also often considered malefic but this usually involves some sort of aspect to a more personal planet.

So, Saturn is a giant asshole who eats his babies. This is the planet that usually rules things like your restrictions, limits, and discipline. In fact, quite a lot has been said about how Saturn is just this horribly painful influence- even Jung said that “I have observed many cases where a well-defined psychological phase, or an analogous event, was accompanied by a transit (particularly when Saturn and Uranus were affected)”. (But in case you were also unaware, Jung actually used the terms psychosis and schizophrenia to describe himself and many new agers have just not read The Red Book and it shows.)

You know though, we talk about Mercury Retrograde all the freaking time but, Saturn Cycles are the ones that will really hang you up by the seat of your pants. Ruling Capricorn, Saturn is also often referred to as “The Lord Of Karma”- so essentially, you’re looking at “You get what you deserve” if you’re looking at karma from a very reductionist standpoint. Ruling our career, our legacy, it’s also known as more or less the Daddy Dom of the zodiac. Structure, proper use of time, and being able to get your shit together are definitely within its ringed purview.

The Retrograde

Saturn has a very consistent cycle of slightly over a year. The retrograde itself will last around 4 and a half months. Usually known as a time when things are just obnoxiously limiting: this is supposed to be a time where you look at what kind of responsibilities are important to you and how you not only handle that, but how you actually work to make that happen. Sometimes, if you’re looking at stepping it up, things go entirely sideways and that’s more or less this Trial By Fire that’s supposed to make sure you can actually handle the crap you want to take on.

Another thing that sometimes happens during these retrograde cycles is you begin to notice that your own reticence or sorrow are holding you back. It might be time to see a therapist or get help, it might be time to recognize what you need to do, in whatever context you need to do it. It’s said that events that occur during the retrograde will help fully illustrate that- so, you can well imagine this is not quite the same as oh, you know, Mercury retrograde making autocorrect cause you to look like a dumb ass.

Planetary Positions

14.06.2024 at 12:33:05 UTC

chart wheel
The Sun23 Gem 56' 34"
The Moon27 Vir 13' 10"
Mercury23 Gem 44' 09"
Venus26 Gem 37' 57"
Mars03 Tau 56' 55"
Jupiter04 Gem 32' 40"
Saturn19 Pis 14' 04"
Uranus24 Tau 54' 37"
Neptune29 Pis 50' 42"
Pluto01 Aqu 42' 18" R

Solar Status

BZ Status:0
Proton Density:1.40
Proton Speed:353.3 k/sec
KP Status:2.00
TypeJun 14Jun 15Jun 16
Kp Index Prediction
Solar Activity
Solar activity was at moderate levels, with Region 3713 (S13E44, Dso/beta-gamma) producing an M3.2/1N flare at 13/1645 UTC and Region 3712 (S23E32, Dac/beta-gamma-delta) adding an M2.4/Sf flare at 14/0432 UTC. Region 3712 exhibited fairly significant growth in its intermediate and trailer spots, picking up a delta configuration, while Region 3713 developed additional spots surrounding its main leader. In addition to these two regions contributing a few C-class flares, Regions 3709 (S10W19, Cao/beta) and 3714 (N13E03, Axx/alpha) added an additional C-class flare each. Region 3709 had slight redevelopment in its intermediate and trailer spots, while Region 3714 continued to decay. Region 3711 (S01W02, Bxo/beta) and Region 3716 (N11E41, Dso/beta) displayed slight growth, but remained docile during the period.
Solar Wind
Solar wind parameters reflected a gradual, weak enhancement during the period. Total field averaged near 3 nT before increasing to near 6 nT, the Bz component was mostly positive midway through the period, then saw a slight turn southward to near -5 nT, and wind speeds decreased to near 300 km/s before increasing back to over 350 km/s. Phi spent significant time in both positive and negative orientations.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was at normal to moderate levels. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux remains enhanced, yet below the S1 threshold, in response to the far sided halo CME from late on 11 Jun.