Saturn Retrograde: Retrogrades, Eclipses, & a Full Super Moon — Yee-haw!

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As planets are going retrograde & eclipse season is starting, the summer celestial onslaught begins!

A retrograde is when a planet or off-world object appears to move backwards, but of course, it doesn’t actually go backwards. It just looks that way from our perspective down here on Earth. Retrogrades, i.e., Rx, give us a chance to review the qualities & events in our lives or businesses that are associated with the celestial body that is in retrograde.


  • Saturn Rx: today, May 23rd
  • Full Super Moon & Total Lunar Eclipse: May 26th
  • Mercury Rx: May 29th.

In the Roman pantheon, Saturn was the god of agriculture, the crops, construction, & building — very earth-oriented & focused on hard work.

In astrology, Saturn, the Old King, rules authority, structure, & discipline; & if used unwisely, Saturn represents harshness, dominance, rigidity, abuse of power, & being stuck in the past. Saturn is known as “The Lord of Time” & “The Lord of Karma” & is the old ruler of Aquarius. Saturn is now the ruler of work-centric Capricorn, with Uranus, the revolutionary New King, being the new ruler of Aquarius.

Retrogrades ask us to look back over where we’ve been & the choices we’ve made. Saturn Retrograde gives us a chance to look at how far we’ve come, the boundaries we made that perhaps we allowed others to trample over. Where are we being undisciplined? Where are we being harsh or unjust?

Saturn Rx also highlights karmic situations & karmic relationships coming to an end — if we let them go. There’s no reason to bring any relationship, situation, event, or memory that is not of your highest good forward into this next cycle. It is time to let go of the past; it is time to honor your journey & where you’ve been. Release any karma & karmic ties not of your highest good, that you are willing to let go of.

We are in the Age of Aquarius, and Saturn is the old ruler of Aquarius. As Saturn appears to go retrograde, society at-large is going to take stock of where our societies & cultures have failed in establishing just authority, while rooting out antiquated systems that cause more harm than good. This often means means political & cultural upheaval.

Another retrograde coming up is the infamous Mercury Retrograde, which began its shadow period a couple of weeks ago. Mercury is the god of communication, so Mercury Rx is notorious for miscommunications, misunderstandings, & technology mishaps. Think twice before speaking. Read the fine print of any contract a few times before signing. Backup your computer files.

We’re already in eclipse season energy, with a Total Lunar Eclipse occurring on the Full Super Moon in Sagittarius on May 26th.

We are in the thick of this energetically & still going through the photon belt while being blasted with all kinds of gamma waves, plasma waves, solar storm energy, & light. This will be an intense ride through the summer eclipse season, retrogrades, & super moons, all the way through to Lion’s Gate, August 8th (8-08).

Buckle up, Buttercup.