Retrogrades may make people's lives a bit more complicated, but there are times then they can be more-so positive than pesky transits. Especially when it comes to planets that aren't Mercury retrograding. Saturn is making its annual retrograde from Apr. 17 to Sep. 6. It would be wise to find out what Saturn Retrograde means for your sign before the planet begins its backwards retrograde spin.
I know that when I see the word "retrograde" sprawled across my monthly horoscope, my breath catches in my throat. Do we ever catch a break from planetary tailspins? Well, think about it this way: perhaps these retrogrades are the reason for your wisdom! Astrologically, retrogrades are all about reorganizing, redoing... re-everything. You know when you exit a train station and immediately follow the flow of the crowd, only to reach ground level and realize you're walking in the wrong direction? (I'm guilty of this everyday.) Retrograde is a time to slow down, reorient and restructure. All so you can avoid being swept away with the fast paced crowd in the future. This is especially true for Saturn's retrograde.
Saturn will turn retrograde in Capricorn and as a planet it typically rules, "rules responsibility, rules, limitation, authority," according to intuitive energy healer and holistic life coach Rebecca Conran's newsletter. Cafe Astrology explains, "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." Perhaps we will stumble upon frustrating delays. But instead of seeing it as a wrench in a plan, look at obstacles as opportunities to polish your work. So, let's all get our journals out, take a deep breath and enjoy the retrograde ride.