Has anyone noticed a change in tempo? Any delays popping up?
It may just be that you are being affected by Saturn. Saturn is currently in the sign of Sagittarius so a word of caution here. Sagittarians can be prone to a bout of clumsiness now and again so it may be prudent to tune into the energy instead of rushing around and trying to get nowhere fast.
The saying ‘More haste, less speed’ seems very relevant for the energy right now.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, under the pump and frustrated it may help to place your hand on your heart, breathe deeply for a minute or so (yes, you have time) and to say the words ‘I have all the time in the World’ as you breathe out. Do this as many times as feels right for you and hopefully it will help to centre you.
Here’s more about that retrograde:
On 25th March 2016 at 08:01pm (AEST – GMT+10) – UK 10:01am Saturn will turn retrograde.
Planets do not actually stop and travel backwards as they orbit the
Sun, but from our geocentric view here on Earth they appear to do this.
When Saturn turns retrograde it can seem as if something within our
life has suddenly come to a standstill. Progress can be delayed and
frustrations can arise, as we are offered the chance to review the
structures that we have built within our lives as well as to check in
with the status of our inner authority.
Perhaps there is
something that you are trying to achieve, but you are experiencing
pressure from other areas within your life that seem to prevent you from
moving forwards with it.
Saturn’s station-retrograde is a time
when something new begins to stir within our unconscious, but it will
not be for a further 9 months until we understand the full implication
of what this is.
Feelings such as anger, impatience, resentment and frustration can all arise at this stage of the retrograde.
Be gentle with yourself, breathe and remember to tune in and meditate
if it all feels a little too much. Remember the Universe is a clever
place and this energy is appearing for a reason.
These feelings tend to indicate where our Ego structures are resistant to change.
The dates of this retrograde are interesting due to their timeliness
with the eclipses that we have experienced during March; especially as
the Saros Cycle relevant for these Eclipses held a similar theme to how
Saturn retrograde can be experienced.
Sometimes, although not
always we experience endings at this stage – relationships, habits, ways
of living, projects. These endings actually herald a new beginning and
represent a new connection with the environment around us.
always, check the house where Saturn is backtracking within your natal
chart to see in which area of life that this is likely to be affecting
you. Check for natal planets between 9 and 16 degrees of Sagittarius, as
this is where Saturn will be activating your chart. Planets between 9
and 16 degrees of the other signs will also be affected; especially the
Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), as Saturn will be
forming hard aspects to these during his journey.
The energy of
the Saturn retrograde appears to be in keeping with Saturn’s transit
through Sagittarius and it is quite timely for this time of year –
Sagittarius 17: “An Easter Sunrise Service Draws a Large Crowd”.
It seems likely that those affected by this retrograde will be
re-assessing where their lives are not a reflection of their truth
(Saturn in Sagittarius).
They may be reassessing their belief
systems and by the end of the 9 months could feel as if they have been
through a re-birth.
It is likely a time of forgiveness for some;
including forgiveness of self, whereas others may find that they are
making steps to manifest their desires with the intention of making
their external World a reflection of who they are on the inside.
With Saturn moving to his second square with Neptune there may be
periods of self-doubt and perceived inadequacy along the way. Saturn’s
square to Chiron can also find us rather self-crical. Remember to keep
connecting back to your heart if you are experiencing this; perhaps
Try not to be so hard on yourself and if the
negative self-talk becomes overwhelming journaling could help to let
out some of those feelings. This process may lead you to connect with
the root cause; perhaps an old pattern that needs to be healed.
For some, there could be confusion around what is/isn’t real and perhaps there could be changes of faith in some instances.
With Saturn in a tight T square with Venus and Jupiter in the
retrograde chart this period could feel restrictive; like being between a
rock and a hard place and relationships could be tense as a result.
Assess where your life is not honoring your individuality – perhaps
within your relationships, your work, your friendship groups. Do you
feel suffocated or misaligned and do things need to change?
What work needs to take place to ensure that you gift yourself greater freedom and self-expression in the future?
Money could also feature. It may be time to assess your relationship
with money and to take this time to re-assess your financial position
and put in steps towards a more abundant future.
Venus is also on an Easter-themed Sabian Symbol at Pisces 17: “An Easter
Promenade”. Again reminiscent of Renewal, Transformation and Rebirth
as well as the potential questioning of beliefs – i.e. why do we
celebrate the things that we do?
Perhaps this “promenade” is also
indicative of a celebration post the transformation period. Remember to
celebrate the wins along the way.
With Saturn forming a square to the Nodal Axis this process seems necessary for our personal and collective evolution –
Moving towards a future reflective of our core self that enables growth
whilst also healing and letting go of old, outdated patterns and belief
systems that have previously kept us stuck.
I’ll be sending out updates as we journey through the different stages of the Saturn Retrograde.
Bernadette Brady The Eagle and The Lark
Lynda Hill The Sabian Symbols (360 degrees of Wisdom)