Retrogrades happen. But, let's get two things straight about 'em: One, they don't all mean everything will go awry, and two, they affect each sign of the zodiac differently. While Saturn's retrograde from Apr. 17 to Sept. 6 will make itself known in each sun sign, there are some signs that will be affected the least by Saturn retrograde 2018. So don't wince when you see the word "retrograde" announced in your monthly horoscope.
Saturn "will slow down the normal rate of activity so that better methods and strategies can be developed," according to Lynn Koiner, Astrological Research. You can come out from under the covers now. Retrograde isn't some monster awaiting to wreak havoc on your life! There are positive aspects to these planetary transits. We can all benefit from slowing down and doing some surfacing as well as restructuring.
Cafe Astrology says about Saturn retrograde, "the retrograde cycle becomes an opportunity period for review and reassessment. Attempts to reconnect with the purpose of our structures, limits, and duties can aid this process. Slowing down makes sense." Even if obstacles appear, it's only to help us find a new way of overcoming the issue. Reviewing past — and maybe even forgotten — projects can help us clarify what needs to be done for better success in the future.
Retrogrades aren't a ~bad~ thing that are worth fearing. It almost seems like if one planet isn't retrograde, then another is! It's not a bad thing to shift your perspective on the whole retrograde thing. But it's also not so bad when the whole retrograde thing isn't really affecting you. Congratulations to the signs below who only have some minor edits to comb through over the course of the next few months.