Jessica Alexandria an astrologer, tarot card reader, and owner of Behati Life apothecary knows the planets, and knows how to make them work for you. Here, she shares how to harness Saturn’s energy during its retrograde period to survive, thrive, and ride this magickal energy wave to your best self. Find more of her wisdom on Instagram @BehatiLife. — Horoscope.com editors
If you have been looking for effortless growth and the chance to build up stronger, Saturn retrograde is the moment you’ve been waiting for!
This year Saturn will go retrograde from April 17th until September 6th, 2018 and this traditionally strikes fear into the hearts of the masses! In reality, each astro transit that is seemingly good or bad presents equal amounts of both strengths and weaknesses, if you know what to look for. This applies even to Saturn retrograde!
To maximize the magick of this retrograde period let’s look into what Saturn represents and then dive into how to work with the energy to reap the hidden benefits of this change!
To start Saturn rules commitment, responsibility, and maturation. He (I use the word “He” because it is a masculine planet) is old, creaky, serious-minded, and wisened. He believes in hard work and getting it right the first time. You can not take shortcuts with Saturn, he simply will not allow it and will actually return you back to areas where you performed sloppily so that you can redo them and try over.
Saturn is in charge of overseeing your commitments so that you can build up and strengthen for long-term
See all of that sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? And it is!
Now, when Saturn turns retrograde it gives you the chance to sit back and let him review and access what you have done so far. He will point out areas of weakness that you may have missed and ask you to correct them to build them stronger.
A few examples of this include:
Saturn rules limitations and boundaries. Limitations to him do not mean that you can’t do something because you are not capable. He understands that you have what it takes but he doesn’t want you to overextend or wear yourself down. Limitations mean that there is a limit to what you should take on and he is teaching you to say no, to understand yourself better, and to create boundaries. Saturn is protective of you because he sees your value and is guiding you to your destiny for the better!
When he is retrograde you will see him revisit areas of your life and show you where you need to place your full attention, tweak and adjust, or maybe even just abandon. If he sees that something or someone you have anchored yourself to is just going to pull you down and keep you from future blessings he will cut the cord and free you so that when he does go direct and the timing is right you will be in a position to receive more and better!
How to Work with with Saturn Retrograde’s Energy
With all retrogrades, give the planet space to do their work! Saturn moves slowly but in this case, he has until September 6th to show you what areas need to be adjusted.
Most of us are invested in our relationships, jobs, health, etc. so it can be difficult for us to sit back and watch him rearrange things but understand that all that is affected during this time is happening for your highest and greatest good always!
Many will see relationship commitments break off or problems with authority arise. Not all relationships are meant to last and as painful as that can be it helps to remember that all that happens is meant to ultimately guide you to a place of lasting happiness and fulfillment. Saturn and the universe require your trust.
The same is true for jobs and working situations. You are most likely to see breakdowns and breakthroughs on the work front during Saturn retrograde as he is looking out for you and your wellbeing and wants you to be in a space where you are not only valued but thriving!
Saturn definitely doesn’t want you to fear him but to respect and listen to the advice and guidance that he has for you. The only time you will see serious problems arise from this transit is when you fight against it and refuse to become better and open to more! When you are flexible Saturn retrograde is the perfect time to push back from your desk and let him make the adjustments for you! —By Jessica Alexandria
Jessica Alexandria is the creator of BehatiLife, an online apothecary selling custom, hand crafted magical blends. Jessica is available for tarot and astrology readings, and also runs an online Tarot school. Find her on Instagram.
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