Saturn becomes retrograde on April 18, 2018 (Wednesday) at 07:10 and progressive on September 06, 2018 (Thursday) at 17:02. Total retrograde days would be 142. Actually, retrograde planets are never travelling backwards; the backward movement may be termed as optical illusion. Planets only have the appearance of moving backwards from our position here on Earth. It often gives unexpected results may it be positive or negative. Since Saturn is a tough taskmaster, a teacher, a judge, we have to face many challenges while Saturn moving retrograde. We need to learn the karmic Lessons attached with it in the current scenario. If Saturn is posited malefic in your birth chart, it may confer some positive possibilities in retrograde motion.
One needs to understand the energy level of retrograde Saturn and efforts should be made to make it harmonious. Your consciousness and relationship might face a challenging phase due to astral blockage in various body parts. It might create disconnection and imbalances resulting into loosening the control over senses. Introspection is desirable and you should start an inward journey. During your inward journey, you would have an opportunity to review your ‘inner self’. It might prove therapeutically a tool to detoxify your inner emotions. You express through ego, but in reality ego is a belief, not your real-self. Saturn will guide to feel differently, things won’t bother you much, if you are ready to obey Saturn’s principle. It will give you the strength to tackle unexpected delays, interruptions and hurdles. This is the only planet which does show negativity when it goes retrograde in a horoscope, even if it is otherwise positive in a horoscope.
Rest assured, all challenges posed due to retrograde motion of Saturn, simultaneously giving you wonderful opportunities for growth. It would offer you an opportunity of healing, discarding old energies, and change of perception from confusion to clarity, importance of getting centered and focused, minimizing your needs and transition in aware state. Of course, chaos would be created, but you have to pass it slowly with full awareness. Saturn is a wise old sage and the dispenser of justice, so pragmatic approach will always be a boon. With patience, accept your limitations and take things accordingly, if needed slow down your speed. Take this as an opportune time to do some deep soul searching, assess your failures, learn from mistakes and apply your wisdom and understanding to act faster once Saturn moves direct. Now discover what the stars have in store for you while Saturn moves retrograde:
Retrograde transit of Saturn will be in your ninth house. You may be involved in various religious activities. Legal matters might be an irritating issue. In court cases, you might have to face a setback. After applying more labor and money in business, you might not be able to earn profit. There would be delay in all your ventures. Though, you might get full support from your brothers and sisters, your burden will not be lightened. Money will be spent on undesirable things, so there will be crunch of cash money. Father or an elderly relative might get sick. Even diseases can afflict you also. Sources of income will be reduced and you have to face multiple problems. At the most, you can do is to remain humble and defer all your new projects. However, you can conceive, discuss and plan about a new business venture. There might be some changes in your business and job. If you are in a job and expect a promotion, it will be delayed. Rather, you need to remain quiet at your workplace and avoid any conflict with superiors.
Saturn will be retrograde from Taurus to eighth house. Irregular diet habit will badly affect your health. Transit of Saturn in eighth house is also called kanta Shani, because its effect is equivalent to chocking of your neck (kanta). Travelling will be painful and non-productive. Acute stomach diseases might tease you in your tour. The business people might get very scarce profit despite putting all efforts. Education and health of your children will be your cause of worry. There might be loss of property also. You and/or your children might be unsuccessful in competitive examinations. If there is any legal issue with government, you might get negative results. You may be punished by authority leading to imprisonment also. Defamation and insult could also be possible. Financial problems will zoom and also your loan amount will become high. Drive your vehicle safely during this transit, as accident and surgery could be unavoidable. Do your best to avoid enmity with your spouse and business partner. There will be hindrance in higher education and pilgrimage.
Retrograde Saturn will influence your seventh house. People with Gemini zodiac sign will get mixed results, as Jupiter aspects your sign. Purchasing of vehicle or property would be delayed. You might have to face annoyance of your mother. There might be lack of interest towards your spouse and hopelessness in mind will lead to a bad state of mind. Avoid any ego clash you’re your life partner. Destiny will not accompany you during this time period. There will be land related disputes. You might lose your interest in education and skill development. There might be delay in marriage. Several obstructions and impediments will come in your business, which is bound to block your growth. Wasteful expenditure is inevitable. Your savings will also be siphoned away. If in partnership business, be alert else your may lose your share of money. You may have income through ancestral property. Your interest towards mysterious knowledge will increase. Also, your interest towards religious activities will be increased. Owing to the association with other woman, you might get involved in scandal and earn bad reputation.
Retrograde Saturn will be transiting from Cancer zodiac to sixth house. Improve your food habit and avoid junk food and stale food. You need to streamline your work and daily routine. You need to improve your habit that teases you. Also see what is draining your energy. It will bring a challenging work environment with heavy workload; also you may have some conflict with your colleagues and superiors. Probably, things you may have previously neglected or disregarded now come up for inspection. Your debt load will be high, even if you require fresh loan that would not be available. However, your determination and perseverance will easily tackle enemies and opposition. You may have differences in your family. There is a possibility of ideological differences in relations. The best part is that you will be more accountable to your work or business. This transit is good for social work, and for people working in fields related to legal enforcement. By the end of the transit, you will likely have learned to be more industrious, active, and considerably more focused.
This year, retrograde Saturn will be in the fifth House. Here also you won’t find any encouraging result. You need to reassess your creative ego and its manifestation with people around you. Are you neglecting your talent? There might be some annoyance in your family over your attention seeking acts. The business people should handle all dealings with seriousness; otherwise heavy losses will be the result. Children might suffer health wise, though on education front some success is indicated. Stay away from investment in shares, debentures or on any gambling. New projects and planning will be hard to implement. You may be forced to liaison with tainted women and lose money and disrepute. The fifth house also represents love and attention received from others. You might feel unloved and ignored from your sweetheart. This mistreatment might invite arguments with your partner, which is not the correct way to handle this phase. You should focus on yourself and take pride in yourself. You know well ‘what you really are’ so love yourself and don’t pay attention on ‘how others see you’.
For your sign, retrograde Saturn transit 2018 will be from fourth house. You may lose your status or reputation in your business fraternity. Keep all your papers updated, as you may be harassed by government. You may have to pay heavy penalty on account of that or you may face some legal actions. It is better to avoid driving because, possibility of accident is there. You may lose your savings on wasteful and unwanted expenditure. Failure in your venture is inevitable, if you don’t follow the set rules of business. If you are planning to buy a house, it may be delayed for 3-4 months. There may be lack of adjustment with your mother. Students may lose interest in study. You may have to travel outside your hometown with unproductive results. There might be ego clash with your life partner and temporary separation is also possible. Pregnant ladies should take care of their health on priority basis. Owing to lack of comfort and negligence in food habit, you may also fall sick.
Retrograde Saturn is transiting from your third house. It is a yog-karaka planet for your zodiac sign. It will give fairly good result. Your efforts and planning in positive direction will bear fruit. This will enhance your confidence and determination. Financial status will improve. If you are signing on any contractual paper or any legal paper, you should read it very carefully before endorsing it with your signature. You need to reorganize your thought process and also your communication with others in day to day life. Your comfort level will increase, so you will get your health fully recovered. You may have more than one source of income. If you are in a job, you will get your work recognized by your superiors and duly rewarded. Property dealing, particularly land property may fetch good dividend, if done with cool and sensible mindset. Relation with your spouse will be average. Lovers might face mental stress due to some disappointments. You will have ideological differences with your brothers and sisters. There might be opinion difference within the family on property and collective investments.
Saturn retrogrades in 2018 in second house from your zodiac sign. It indicates the need to reassess your material, emotional and moral values. Turning inward, you would be able to set up your priorities and preferences. If you are in business, you are advised to take important decision after sensible analysis; otherwise you will lose money that would be almost impossible to recover. You may have left your projects half-way that will also be a source of tension for you. This is also the last phase of sade-sati. You should not start any new project during this transit and also investment in any ongoing big project would be a matter of concern for you. Children would suffer on account of health and disturbed studies. Your integrity will not be recognized by elders and influential persons of the society. People in jobs would also face many challenges including conflicts with seniors and removal from some important assignment. Your tour program will also not bring forth any positive result. You might be falsely implicated in any big offence, which might bring new set of miseries for you.
Saturn is retrograde in your own zodiac sign, that is, you are at the peak of your sade-sati. This time can be challenging for you. You need to redefine yourself to some extent. It could be physical, emotional or about your limitations. Do you know, what do you really desire? Do you know how heavy load of responsibility you carry? This is all due to a change in our perspective. You may feel a little disconnected from the purpose, which will lead to reduction in your motivation and enthusiasm. Pending works will remain unattended. You may feel decreased energy level, particularly after April. Health problems of bile and wind should be attended seriously. Your hectic movement will bear no fruit. Delays are there in your work, but these hindrances give you a chance to rectify your errors. Students should remove laziness from their routine; otherwise expected results would not be possible. It is better to avoid disputes with brothers and try to make the atmosphere light. Expenditure will be more than income. Regular yoga, meditation and balanced diet will be desirable.
This year, Saturn is retrograde from your twelfth house. You need to re-evaluate your subconscious beliefs to as to what are those factors that affecting your psyche. What are those thought process, which are holding you back? During this time, any kind of failure may lead to disappointment. Loss in business and heavy expenditure on undesirable things will breed cash crunch. Owing to inability to achieve expected results in business, your stress level will be high. That will invite severe health issues. All your travelling will be aimless and fruitless. If you are dealing with foreign clients, you may earn a good profit. Also you may have to go abroad and it will be worthwhile. You will have confusion and discontentment in your financial dealings. If you are interested in trying your luck in share market and gambling thinking that it might cover up your recent losses, you are absolutely wrong. Get rid of unrealistic attachments and unnecessary dears, if you want to fight back in this transit. It is the time to release your self-sabotaging thoughts and behavior, so that when Saturn becomes direct, you may walk ahead with confidence and determination.
This year, Saturn is retrograde in your eleventh house from your zodiac sign. There is need to redefine your personal goals to achieve maximum out of this transit. You have to assess your inner wishes and planning to achieve this, as Saturn’s scrutiny will be expressed in the form of results. Your health will improve and you might feel rejuvenated to complete your tasks. If you are in business, you would be able to increase your asset and floating wealth. Good business proposals and opportunities are likely to knock your door, carefully choose your course of action. Those who are in service will also feel satisfactory results. Success and promotion or additional responsibility might be assigned with increment is possible. Your status will increase. Your respectable status in society will also increase and you will receive high regards. You will get physical comforts and enjoyable things. It is the time to stay away from spending more money on unnecessary luxurious items, because you should keep cash reserves more for an opportune time to invest in business. There will be expenditure in court cases.
This year, Saturn is transit retrograde in tenth house for your zodiac sign. You need to re-assess your professional goals and evaluate your position in your community. There is possibility of high expenditure in comparison of your income. Unnecessary spending should be avoided. Financial stress will be cause of concern, if you are in business. You might be separated from your family, either due to your professional responsibility or pilgrimage to a distant religious place. Your output will be meager in comparison to efforts put in. You may be indulged in activities, which won’t pay anything. Even in education and skill development, desired result will not be achieved. You may fall prey of some scandals and subjected to false accusation. If in job, you may be transferred to less important place. You are advised to avoid direct show down with authority. You should not leave your job at this stage, as it will be difficult to find new one. You will have very limited opportunities. It is time to make a solid foundation in your career so that you can expand when Saturn becomes direct.