Saturn Retrograde: The Scales' Shift

Saturn Retrograde: The Scales' Shift

Saturn in Libra stations retrograde on Wednesday, January 26th, following the 22nd’s celebratory Jupiter ingress (See Re-Enter The Dragon) with a strong dose of reality.  The old judge’s about-face exposes limits and highlights necessities. Coming on the heels of Jupiter’s exciting ingress into Aries, Saturn’s retrograde station highlights what it is necessary to make all this hype into something real. We’ll walk backward with Saturn for nearly 6 months, inspecting foundations and buttressing sagging structures.

This particular influence specifically highlights the structure of relationships, both personal and professional.  Look over your contract, and consider what, exactly, you’ve agreed to.  Saturn’s station is a call to work out the trickier dynamics of partnership.

Mercury square Saturn

Mercury in Capricorn squares Saturn in Libra for much of the week, the goat-footed and suit-clad messenger conferring with the old judge. This brings the conversation back to business, no matter how it may try to escape. Use the available energies to focus on making necessary communications and laying important frameworks.
Although this configuration will push you to confront serious issues, its important not to let serious turn into pessimistic. If you find yourself stressing out about things rather than calmly plotting, take a second to regain your super villain’s objectivity.

Horoscopes

Horoscopes are not a real chart reading by an experienced astrologer.  However, they are fun and can be reasonably accurate.  Read your from Ascendant and Moon signs if you know them.  If you don’t, find out!  I’m a long time fan of the free chart generation software at astro.com.

Aries: The Ram

Saturn’s retrograde station on the 26th call attention to the relative balance within your relationships, pointing out your shortcomings and beginning a 6 month assessment of how well you’re learning the elusive lesson of mutuality.

Taurus: The Bull

Saturn’s retrograde station on the 26th calls for a checkup on how well you’ve balanced your finances and how fairly you’ve been treating your physical body. You’ll be restructuring the way you deal with your fiscal and physical health for the next 6 months.

Gemini: The Twins

Saturn’s retrograde station on the 26th asks you to assess exactly what you’re doing with your energy. You’ll be reconfiguring the balance between work and play for Saturn’s 6 month walk backwards.

Cancer: The Crab

Saturn’s retrograde station on the 26th brings your living situation in for a check up. You’ll be reworking how to bring balance to your living situation for the next 6 months or so.

Leo: The Lion

Saturn’s retrograde station on the 26th calls your communication skills in for a check up, asking whether you can spell “diplomacy” backwards. You’ll be reworking the way you express yourself off and on for the next 6 months.

Virgo: The Virgin

Saturn’s retrograde station on the 26th calls your finances in for a check up, asking you examine your cash flow. You’ll be reworking the balance of your balance with a backwards walking Saturn for the next 6 months or so.

Libra: The Scales

Saturn’s retrograde station on the 26th calls your life in for a check up, asking you whether you’re living a balanced manner, mind, body and soul in relative harmony. Probably not. You are Saturn will be reworking your general equilibrium for the next 6 months.

Scorpio: The Scorpio

Saturn’s retrograde station on the 26th begins a 6 month stretch where you’ll be reconsidering your relationship to what creeps, crawls and oozes in your subconscious. You may need to renegotiate the truce you’ve struck with your demons.

Sagittarius: The Archer

Saturn’s retrograde station on the 26th calls your relationships to your friends and overall social network into question. You and Saturn will be assessing your relationships and reconsidering the structure of your network for the next 6 months.

Capricorn: The Goat

Saturn’s retrograde station on the 26th calls your professional situation in for questions, asking you to find a bit more balance in the way you pursue your career. You’ll be reworking this area of your life on and off for the next 6 months, making necessary adjustments.

Aquarius: The Water Bearer

Saturn’s retrograde station on the 26th calls your long term direction into question, asking you to assess whether what you’ve planned is balanced. You’ll be making adjustments to this plan on and off for the next 6 months.

Pisces: The Fish

Saturn’s retrograde station on the 26th asks you to assess the way you share your resources with people, and vice versa. You’ll be reconsidering who to team up with and under what conditions for the next 6 months.

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Austin Coppock is a writer, esotericist and astrologer based in Ashland, OR. He published paperback Almanacs from 2011-15 but began posting his prognostications online last year, referring to his collection of weekly, monthly, yearly essays and daily delineations as “The Online Almanac”. This work is made possible by his supporters on Patreon. Austin was President of the non-profit organization “Association for Young Astrologers” from 2012-2016. His most recent book is “36 Faces: The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans”, published by Three Hands Press.

7 Comments

  1. Terry Liu 9 years ago

    I watched the State of the Union speech with the Saturn station in mind.

  2. Devinronaldson 9 years ago

    does this mean my Saturn return is postponed?

  3. Anonymous 9 years ago

    love the comic strip!

  4. Alice Brown 9 years ago

    Great post about Saturn Retrograde Libra..!! My zodiac sign is Cancer, and i agree to what all you said about my sun sign, can you also lemme know how i can get over it….? Nice one..!!

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