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Saturn Retrograde

Saturn stations and begins a 5 month retrograde cycle on May 11th, 2020. The ringed planet has been in the sign of Aquarius since March 21st, 2020 and will be dipping back into Capricorn for one final review of the lessons from the last 2.5 years. Saturn spends approximately that amount of time in each sign, taking about 29 years to cycle through the entire zodiac belt. Saturn rules career, business, public life, reputation, government, structure and foundation, the elderly, maturity, sobriety, karma and the passage of time. Saturn brings up questions of purpose, self-doubt, soul-searching and meeting reality head on.

With Saturn's new transit of Aquarius - many of us started to focus more on things like how we can reduce our individual carbon footprint, how we can best support humanity and the wellbeing of the collective, juggling our personal values and the values of society. Throughout the last 2.5 years as Saturn moved through Capricorn we had the opportunity to work on building stable foundations, securing the type of career we want, analyzing our current government structure to determine whether or not we think it's optimal and the growth of more businesses. The time of reckoning has arrived with the global coronavirus pandemic - testing all that which we locked into place over the last few years. Some of us are seeing that our foundations were built from straw and have easily disintegrated.

With Saturn's last sweep through Capricorn during part of its retrograde journey, we've got an opportunity to learn from these last few months. Anything that hasn't stood the "corona" test might need to get thrown out or reviewed. This is a time to make your work, your worth to society, your livelihood as pandemic proof and recession proof as possible. Sometimes this means taking a risk and stepping out of your comfort zone to embrace your passions, talents and gifts. Sometimes this means acting conservatively and hanging onto whatever is stable. Saturn retrograde will be a time to take inventory with sober eyes and make some potentially difficult or scary, but crucial decisions.

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