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Saturn Retrograde – 10 May to 29 Sept 2020

Saturn is retrograde every 12.5 months for approximately 4.5 months. This means that every year, the date that the Saturn retrograde occurs moves forward approximately 2 weeks from the previous Saturn retrograde. This means that Saturn retrogrades can occur in the same sign for up to 2.5 years (over 2 or 3 different retrograde phases).

When Saturn is retrograde we tend to go back over (like Saturn appears to reverse and go back over where it was not long ago) matters related limitations, restrictions, boundaries, authority,  and what control we have over our lives.

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Saturn retrograde dates and degrees for 2020

Saturn will station retrograde on 10 May 2020 at 1° Aquarius 57′.

On 1 July 2020 Saturn will retrograde back into the sign of Capricorn. This will put Saturn back close to Pluto, but they will not get close enough to form an exact Saturn Pluto conjunction like they did in January 2020.

On 29 September 2020 Saturn will station direct at 25° Capricorn 20′ thus ending its retrograde phase.

All times stated are Central Standard Time (C.S.T.)

What you can expect this Saturn retrograde

To find out how Saturn retrograde is likely to affect you, read the details related to any natal planets that may aspect the Saturn retrograde degree, along with the natal house that Saturn will be transiting through.

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Sensitive natal degrees for this Saturn retrograde

If you have natal planets or chart angles at  to 2° of Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio or Taurus, or 24 to 26° of Capricorn, Cancer, Aries or Libra, they will be making hard aspects (conjunction, square, or opposition) to the station retrograde and direct degrees. You may find that this Saturn retrograde affects you more than most people. The natal planet and the natal house it is in will give you some idea of what you may expect. 

If you have natal planets or chart angles at   to 2° of Libra, Aries, Gemini or Sagittarius or 24 to 26° of Virgo, Pisces, Scorpio or Taurus they will be making soft aspects (sextile and trine) to the station retrograde and direct degrees. While you may find that this Saturn retrograde affects you more than most people, you are likely to find that any delays or setbacks work in your favor in the long run. 

To a lesser degree, if you have natal planets or chart points that are aspecting the path that the Saturn retrograde will take (but not including the station retrograde and direct degrees) you may experience some minor difficulties during the retrograde phase. These include 27° to 29° of Capricorn, Cancer, Aries, and Libra and to a lesser extent, Virgo, Pisces, Scorpio, and Taurus

Saturn retrograde through the natal houses

Saturn retrograde will be transiting (or moving through) a natal house or houses. The areas of your life associated with these astrological natal houses are the areas of your life that are likely to be impacted by Saturn retrograde. 

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Aquarius Ascendant or Aquarius in the 1st house

10 May to 1 July 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 1st house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with your health, appearance, or how others perceive you.

1 July to 29 September 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 11th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with secret or hidden matters, addictions, psychological issues, mental health, seclusion, retreats, hospitals, or prisons.

Around the 20th of July 2020 may be one of the most difficult times for this retrograde. You may find any difficulties you are dealing with may become overwhelming at this time. 

This is also a time where something that you may have wanted to keep or achieve may fall by the wayside. This may be related to your physical health, fitness, pets, psychological issues, mental health, or places of confinement or solitude.

Capricorn Ascendant or Aquarius in the 2nd house

10 May to 1 July 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 2nd house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with your finances, income, and possessions.

1 July to 29 September 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 1st house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with your health, appearance, or how others perceive you.

Around the 20th of July 2020 may be one of the most difficult times for this retrograde. You may find any difficulties you are dealing with may become overwhelming at this time. 

This is also a time where something that you may have wanted to keep or achieve may fall by the wayside. This may be related to your personality, your appearance, how others perceive you, close friendships, business and romantic relationships, and any one-on-one relationships. 

Sagittarius Ascendant or Aquarius in the 3rd house

10 May to 1 July 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 3rd house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with siblings, transportation, your local neighborhood, or communications in general

1 July to 29 September 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 2nd house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with your finances, income, and possessions.

Around the 20th of July 2020 may be one of the most difficult times for this retrograde. You may find any difficulties you are dealing with may become overwhelming at this time. 

This is also a time where something that you may have wanted to keep or achieve may fall by the wayside. This may be related to either your personal finances and possessions,  your income, shared resources, inheritances, taxation, insurances, or loans. 

Scorpio Ascendant or Aquarius in the 4th house

10 May to 1 July 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 4th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with your family, particularly your parents, your home, or real estate matters in general.

1 July to 29 September 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 3rd house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with siblings, transportation, your local neighborhood, or communications in general.

Around the 20th of July 2020 may be one of the most difficult times for this retrograde. You may find any difficulties you are dealing with may become overwhelming at this time. 

This is also a time where something that you may have wanted to keep or achieve may fall by the wayside. This may be related to siblings, communications, transportation, other countries and cultures, higher education, religion, beliefs, and the law. 

Libra Ascendant or Aquarius in the 5th house

10 May to 1 July 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 5th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with your children, hobbies, creative outlets, sport, or related to other things that you do for fun.

1 July to 29 September 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 4th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with your family, particularly your parents, your home, or real estate matters in general.

Around the 20th of July 2020 may be one of the most difficult times for this retrograde. You may find any difficulties you are dealing with may become overwhelming at this time. 

This is also a time where something that you may have wanted to keep or achieve may fall by the wayside. This may be related to your home, family, parents, real estate, career, or your public reputation. 

Virgo Ascendant or Aquarius in the 6th house

10 May to 1 July 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 6th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with your health and fitness, daily routines, work, or pets.

1 July to 29 September 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 5th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with your children, hobbies, creative outlets, sport, or related to other things that you do for fun.

Around the 20th of July 2020 may be one of the most difficult times for this retrograde. You may find any difficulties you are dealing with may become overwhelming at this time. 

This is also a time where something that you may have wanted to keep or achieve may fall by the wayside. This may be related to your children, hobbies, creative outlets, sport, social events, romance, friends, groups, networking, or your hopes and dreams. 

Leo Ascendant or Aquarius in the 7th house

10 May to 1 July 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 7th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with partners (both romantic and business), close friends, and any one-on-one relationship that you have.

1 July to 29 September 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 6th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with your health and fitness, daily routines, work, or pets.

Around the 20th of July 2020 may be one of the most difficult times for this retrograde. You may find any difficulties you are dealing with may become overwhelming at this time. 

This is also a time where something that you may have wanted to keep or achieve may fall by the wayside. This may be related to your health, fitness, pets, work, psychological issues, mental health, places of confinement, or solitude. 

Cancer Ascendant or Aquarius in the 8th house

10 May to 1 July 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 8th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with shared finances and possessions, inheritances, taxation, insurances, and loans.

1 July to 29 September 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 7th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with partners (both romantic and business), close friends, and any one-on-one relationship that you have.

Around the 20th of July 2020 may be one of the most difficult times for this retrograde. You may find any difficulties you are dealing with may become overwhelming at this time. 

This is also a time where something that you may have wanted to keep or achieve may fall by the wayside. This may be related to close friends, business and romantic partnerships, your personality, your appearance, image, or how others perceive you. 

Gemini Ascendant or Aquarius in the 9th house

10 May to 1 July 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 9th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with overseas travel, religion, beliefs, higher education, esoteric topics, the law, or publishing.

1 July to 29 September 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 8th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with shared finances and possessions, inheritances, taxation, insurances, and loans.

Around the 20th of July 2020 may be one of the most difficult times for this retrograde. You may find any difficulties you are dealing with may become overwhelming at this time. 

This is also a time where something that you may have wanted to keep or achieve may fall by the wayside. This may be related to shared finances and resources, inheritances, taxation, insurances, loans, your income, or your personal finances and possessions. 

Taurus Ascendant or Aquarius in the 10th house

10 May to 1 July 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 10th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with your career or your public reputation.

1 July to 29 September 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 9th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with overseas travel, religion, beliefs, higher education, esoteric topics, the law, or publishing.

Around the 20th of July 2020 may be one of the most difficult times for this retrograde. You may find any difficulties you are dealing with may become overwhelming at this time. 

This is also a time where something that you may have wanted to keep or achieve may fall by the wayside. This may be related to higher education, religion, beliefs, other countries, other cultures, the law, publishing, siblings, communications, or your local neighborhood. 

Aries Ascendant or Aquarius in the 11th house

10 May to 1 July 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 11th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with friends, groups, organizations, networking, and your hopes and wishes.

1 July to 29 September 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 10th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with your career or your public reputation.

Around the 20th of July 2020 may be one of the most difficult times for this retrograde. You may find any difficulties you are dealing with may become overwhelming at this time. 

This is also a time where something that you may have wanted to keep or achieve may fall by the wayside. This may be related to your career, your public reputation, your family, your parents, your home, or real estate. 

Pisces Ascendant or Aquarius in the 12th house

10 May to 1 July 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 12th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with secret or hidden matters, addictions, psychological issues, mental health, seclusion, retreats, hospitals, or prisons.

1 July to 29 September 2020

With Saturn retrograde transiting through your natal 11th house you may experience frustration, delays, or endings in connection with friends, groups, organizations, networking, and your hopes and wishes.

Around the 20th of July 2020 may be one of the most difficult times for this retrograde. You may find any difficulties you are dealing with may become overwhelming at this time. 

This is also a time where something that you may have wanted to keep or achieve may fall by the wayside. This may be related to friends, groups, networking, hopes and dreams, hobbies, creative outlets, socializing, or your children. 

Saturn Retrograde Degree aspects to natal planets

The retrograde degree (the zodiac degree that Saturn appeared to stop and reverse its direction) is considered quite powerful. Natal planets that are close to this degree are said to be isolated by Saturn retrograde or cut off from the influence of other planets during this time. There may be endings of some kind associated with the planets closely aspected, and there may be a feeling of depression or apathy concerning topics associated with these planets. 

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Natal Moon hard aspect to Saturn retrograde degree

Natal Moon at 0° to 2° Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio or Taurus

The Saturn retrograde degree is making a hard aspect (conjunction, opposition, or square) to your natal Moon. This means that your natal Moon, and what it represents may be isolated from the influence of other planets, and therefore intensified. 

The natal Moon is associated with our emotions, women in general, our mother in particular, as well as how we nurture and want to be nurtured by others. It is our instinctive impulses and can also be related to our health. 

As this is a hard aspect you are more likely to find this a difficult time with issues related to the Moon. You may feel depressed or apathetic about issues concerned with these topics or you may face endings to do with these matters. 

Natal Moon soft aspect to Saturn retrograde degree

Natal Moon at 0° to 2° Libra, Aries, Gemini or Sagittarius

The Saturn retrograde degree is making a soft aspect (sextile or trine) to your natal Moon. This means that your natal Moon, and what it represents may be isolated from the influence of other planets, and therefore intensified.

The natal Moon is associated with our emotions, women in general, our mother in particular, as well as how we nurture and want to be nurtured by others. It is our instinctive impulses and can also be related to our health. 

As this is a soft aspect you are more likely to find that any difficulties or endings that you experience related to the topics above work out for the best, and may actually have acted as a sort of safety net for you. 

Natal Moon transited by Saturn retrograde

Natal Moon at 24° to 29° Capricorn, Cancer, Aquarius, Leo, Virgo, Pisces, Scorpio and Taurus

As it moves along its retrograde path, retrograde Saturn will make an aspect to your natal Moon. Your natal Moon is associated with your emotions, instinctive responses, nurturing and being nurtured, women in general, and our mothers in particular. 

This means that your natal Moon, and what it represents may experience some difficulties, disappointments, or endings. This is unlikely to be as strong as it would be if your natal Moon were aspecting the Saturn stationary retrograde degree though. 

Natal Sun hard aspect to Saturn retrograde degree

Natal Sun at 0° to 2° Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio or Taurus

The Saturn retrograde degree is making a hard aspect (conjunction, opposition, or square) to your natal Sun. This means that your natal Sun, and what it stands for may be isolated from the influence of other planets, and therefore intensified. 

The natal Sun is associated with ourselves. It includes our inner vision or hero image of ourselves, and our ego. The Sun is associated with the men in our lives and our father, father-figures, husband, or male partners in particular.  

As this is a hard aspect you are more likely to find this a difficult time with issues related to the Sun. You may feel depressed or apathetic about issues related to these topics or you may face endings to do with these matters. 

Natal Sun soft aspect to Saturn retrograde degree

Natal Sun at 0° to 2° Libra, Aries, Gemini or Sagittarius

The Saturn retrograde degree is making a soft aspect (sextile or trine) to your natal Sun. This means that your natal Sun, and what it stands for may be isolated from the influence of other planets, and therefore intensified.

The natal Sun is associated with ourselves, how we view ourselves, and our ego. It includes men in general, and our father, father figures, husbands or male partners in particular.  

As this is a soft aspect you are more likely to find that any difficulties or endings that you experience related to the topics above work out for the best, and may actually have acted as a sort of safety net for you. 

Natal Sun transited by Saturn retrograde

Natal Sun at 24° to 29° Capricorn, Cancer, Aquarius, Leo, Virgo, Pisces, Scorpio and Taurus

As it moves along its retrograde path, retrograde Saturn will make an aspect to your natal Sun.  The Sun is associated with ourselves, our inner vision of ourselves, and our ego. It represents the men in our life in general, and our father, father figures, husbands, and male partners in particular.  

This means that your natal Sun, and what it stands for may experience some difficulties, disappointments, or endings. This is unlikely to be as strong as it would be if your natal Sun were aspecting the Saturn stationary retrograde degree though. 

Natal Mercury hard aspect to Saturn retrograde degree

Natal Mercury at 0° to 2° Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio or Taurus

The Saturn retrograde degree is making a hard aspect (conjunction, opposition, or square) to your natal Mercury. This means that your natal Mercury, and what it stands for may be isolated from the influence of other planets, and therefore intensified. 

Natal Mercury is associated with our thinking, learning, and communications. It also includes short distance travel and transportation. 

As this is a hard aspect you are more likely to find this a difficult time with issues related to the natal Mercury. You may feel depressed or apathetic about issues related to these topics or you may face endings to do with these matters. 

Natal Mercury soft aspect to Saturn retrograde degree

Natal Mercury at 0° to 2° Libra, Aries, Gemini or Sagittarius

The Saturn retrograde degree is making a soft aspect (sextile or trine) to your natal Mercury. This means that your natal Mercury, and what it stands for may be isolated from the influence of other planets, and therefore intensified.

Natal Mercury is associated with our learning, thinking, and communications. It also includes short distance travel and transportation. 

As this is a soft aspect you are more likely to find that any difficulties or endings that you experience related to the topics above work out for the best, and may actually have acted as a sort of safety net for you. 

Natal Mercury transited by Saturn retrograde

Natal Mercury at 24° to 29° Capricorn, Cancer, Aquarius, Leo, Virgo, Pisces, Scorpio and Taurus

As it moves along its retrograde path, retrograde Saturn will make an aspect to your natal Mercury. Your natal Mercury is associated with your thinking, learning, communications, transportation, and short distance travel. 

This means that your natal Mercury, and what it stands for may experience some difficulties, disappointments, or endings. This is unlikely to be as strong as it would be if your natal Mercury were aspecting the Saturn stationary retrograde degree though. 

Natal Venus hard aspect to Saturn retrograde degree

Natal Venus at 0° to 2° Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio or Taurus

The Saturn retrograde degree is making a hard aspect (conjunction, opposition, or square) to your natal Venus. This means that your natal Venus, and what it represents may be isolated from the influence of other planets, and therefore intensified. 

Natal Venus is associated with our values and relationships. It represents our desire nature, and how we bond with others. It also represents our appreciation of art, beauty, and harmony. 

As this is a hard aspect you are more likely to find this a difficult time with issues related to the natal Venus. You may feel depressed or apathetic about issues related to these topics or you may face endings to do with these matters. 

Natal Venus soft aspect to Saturn retrograde degree

Natal Venus at 0° to 2° Libra, Aries, Gemini or Sagittarius

The Saturn retrograde degree is making a soft aspect (sextile or trine) to your natal Venus. This means that your natal Venus, and what it stands for may be isolated from the influence of other planets, and therefore intensified.

Natal Venus is associated with our values and our relationships. It represents our desire nature, and how we bond with others, as well as our appreciation of beauty, art, and harmony. 

As this is a soft aspect you are more likely to find that any difficulties or endings that you experience related to the topics above work out for the best, and may actually have acted as a sort of safety net for you. 

Natal Venus transited by Saturn retrograde

Natal Venus at 24° to 29° Capricorn, Cancer, Aquarius, Leo, Virgo, Pisces, Scorpio and Taurus

As it moves along its retrograde path, retrograde Saturn will make an aspect to your natal Venus. Your natal Venus is associated with your relationships and values. It includes our appreciation of art, beauty, and harmony. It represents what we look for in relationships and how we bond with others.  

This means that your natal Venus, and what it stands for may experience some difficulties, disappointments, or endings. This is unlikely to be as strong as it would be if your natal Venus were aspecting the Saturn stationary retrograde degree though. 

Natal Mars hard aspect to Saturn retrograde degree

Natal Mars at 0° to 2° Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio or Taurus

The Saturn retrograde degree is making a hard aspect (conjunction, opposition, or square) to your natal Mars. This means that your natal Mars, and what it represents may be isolated from the influence of other planets, and therefore intensified. 

Natal Mars is associated with our energy levels, ambition, drive, libido, aggression, and anger. Mars represents energy pure and simple and can include such matters as sports and physical work in general. 

As this is a hard aspect you are more likely to find this a difficult time with issues related to the natal Venus. You may feel depressed or apathetic about issues related to these topics or you may face endings to do with these matters. 

Natal Mars soft aspect to Saturn retrograde degree

Natal Mars at 0° to 2° Libra, Aries, Gemini or Sagittarius

The Saturn retrograde degree is making a soft aspect (sextile or trine) to your natal Mars. This means that your natal Mars, and what it stands for may be isolated from the influence of other planets, and therefore intensified.

Natal Mars is associated with our energy levels, ambition, drive, libido, aggression, and anger. Mars represents energy pure and simple and can include such matters as sports and physical work in general. 

As this is a soft aspect you are more likely to find that any difficulties or endings that you experience related to the topics above work out for the best, and may actually have acted as a sort of safety net for you. 

Natal Mars transited by Saturn retrograde

Natal Mars at 24° to 29° Capricorn, Cancer, Aquarius, Leo, Virgo, Pisces, Scorpio and Taurus

As it moves along its retrograde path, retrograde Saturn will make an aspect to your natal Mars. Your natal Mars is associated with your energy levels, ambition, drive, libido, anger, and aggression. 

This means that your natal Mars, and what it stands for may experience some difficulties, disappointments, or endings. This is unlikely to be as strong as it would be if your natal Mars were aspecting the Saturn stationary retrograde degree though. 

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Lynda

Born and bred in Brisbane, Australia, I have had a fascination with astrology since I was a child. I hold the STA’s Practitioners Level Certification in Horary and am currently studying Hellenistic Astrology.