Saturn enters the pre shadow of its retrograde for this year on February 22nd.
This means it begins making its first of three passes over the degrees of the retrograde, between 18 and 25 degrees Aquarius.
This first pass is our introduction to what the coming review from early June through mid-October will be about in our lives. The actual review will happen during the retrograde, and then the third pass is resolution, after Saturn has stationed direct, from October 22nd until January 25th, 2023.
Wherever Saturn is transiting in our chart, we will find seriousness and responsibility.
When it is retrograde this is amplified, and you will feel it in a very personal way in your life if you have any significant placements in your chart within the degrees of the retrograde - in this case between 18 and 25 degrees Aquarius - or these degrees of any of the other fixed signs (Leo, Taurus, and/or Scorpio).
Dates to Note for Saturn Retrograde....
The key to preparing for the second half of this year is to get aligned with our core values and desires and strong in our foundation of personal truths and beliefs now. (That means by June.)
Neptune's retrograde is marked by all hard aspects that will bring extra confusion, so it is important to be solidly seated upon the throne of our hearts and connected and following our intuition and inner guidance before those waves start crashing up upon our shores, attempting to erode our sense of center and direction.
The challenges from Saturn's retrograde will come especially over August, September, and October, which is also when the challenging part of Jupiter's retrograde (beliefs) will be as well.
Layered onto that, we will have Mercury retrograde from September 9th until October 2nd from 8 degrees Libra to 24 degrees Virgo bringing a review of our thinking and communication, and Saturn in Aquarius will be squaring up to Uranus in Taurus for a fourth and final time from September 15th until October 23rd. (The first three were in 2021 - remember that feeling of wanting to break free but feeling restricted by things outside of your control - that's the Saturn-Uranus square, and we are getting a big, concentrated dose of that same energy this fall but under different circumstances, helping us grow to a breakthrough and find a new way forward.)
Then, in late October, Mars stations retrograde in Gemini taking us through the end of the year.
The Take Away...
We have extremely supportive astrology now through the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Pisces in mid-April that is guiding us to start build something new in our lives that is built to last, and that April conjunction will begin a new 16 year cycle between Jupiter's expansion, optimism, and beliefs, and Neptune's idealism, inspiration, and compassion.
Use this time to dive deep within and connect with what sets your heart on fire, your most authentic self, and your core values and desires. Ask the tough questions. Tune into your heart, and tune out the noise and opinion's of others. Know your worth. Believe in yourself. Build a vision of your most inspired life moving forward. Root out any limiting beliefs that keep you wobbled or in doubt. Get crystal clear on who you are and where you want to go. Set your vibe and expectations HIGH.
Then prepare to batten down the hatches and move through some tests of faith.
If you are solidly seated upon the throne of your heart, firm in your inner truth and knowing, listening and following your intuition, and aligned with your own truth, in your inner authority, and fully committed to your path, any twists and turns that pop up over the final half of the year won't stand a chance of shaking your foundation.
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