On the 13th January 2010, Saturn moves retrograde. With Mars already retrograde, this combination of inwardly focused energies will push each of us towards finding our own strengths and powers, and having the courage of our convictions to use them!
Saturn is probably best known for being a hard task master and the traditionalist. He shows us that hard work, focus, dedication and duty can pay off, and through all of these, we can reap the rewards for what we have sown. It is the satisfaction of knowing that it was our own effort, sweat and toil that paid off as Saturn wants us to truly appreciate our own achievements.
Abundance and success handed to us on a silver platter is easy come, easy go – we might enjoy the lifestyle for a while, but deep down there is an emptiness; a sense that we did nothing to earn that success. And this is at the root of Retrograde Saturn – forging our own way through life and creating our own success.
This doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom though, for in essence Saturn is asking that each of us be the masters of our own destinies. He is looking for us to take back the power in our lives, and to have the courage of our convictions.
Taking responsibility for these actions and choices is also very Saturnian, and for so many of us, taking such responsibility is very hard. But until we truly own our choices, and accept responsibility rather than blaming others or feeling like a victim, we can never be truly empowered.
So, over the coming weeks Saturn will be that little voice inside our heads pushing us forwards, making us work hard towards our goals and giving us the determination to see things through to the end.
Alongside this is the need to have a positive inner dialogue – how many of us speak to ourselves negatively, berate ourselves for not being good enough or constantly put ourselves down? So, time to think positively, to be positive and to take control.