Saturn is currently in Aquarius located at 09 Aqu 00' 07"

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Upcoming Retrogrades

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saturn2021-05-23 09:20:00 UTC2021-10-11 02:18:00 UTCAquarius
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Saturn Retrograde

Saturn Retrograde

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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.

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Planetary Positions

06.03.2021 at 02:02:05 UTC

chart wheel
PlanetLongitude
Sun15 Pis 42' 55"
Moon16 Sag 00' 05"
Mercury18 Aqu 27' 17"
Venus10 Pis 39' 44"
Mars01 Gem 07' 34"
Jupiter17 Aqu 45' 30"
Saturn09 Aqu 00' 07"
Uranus07 Tau 47' 45"
Neptune20 Pis 26' 45"
Pluto26 Cap 09' 14"

Solar Status

BZ Status:-8
Proton Density:29.75
Proton Speed:378.5 k/sec
KP Status:2
TypeMar 6Mar 7Mar 8
Active30%35%30%
Minor35%15%15%
Moderate15%5%1%
Strong5%1%1%
Kp Index Prediction
00-03UT343
03-06UT422
06-09UT422
09-12UT332
12-15UT232
15-18UT232
18-21UT432
21-00UT533
Solar Activity
Solar activity remained at very low levels. Region 2806 (S32, Lo=198) decayed to plage. Region 2807 (S18E03, Bxo/beta) continued its decaying trend. No Earth-directed CMEs were observed in available coronagraph imagery.
Solar Wind
Solar wind parameters continued to indicate waning influence of a negative polarity CH HSS. Solar wind speed averaged ~380 km/s over the period. Total magnetic field strength was at or below 6 nT and no significant periods of southward Bz were observed. Phi angle was predominantly oriented in the negative (towards) solar sector.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux reached high levels. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux remained at background levels.