Saturn will turn retrograde at 13 degrees Aquarius on May 23rd, 2021. The planet will retrograde back to 6 degrees, turning direct on October 12th, 2021.
If you have planets in Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), you may probably feel particularly or increasingly constricted. In reality, this period will provide you a chance to review what you have learned.
Saturn rules boundaries. Perhaps you blocked or rejected someone or something in error. Or perhaps you allowed yourself to be blocked, most likely due to fear. This is the time you’ll go back and make it right.
Saturn transits are not complicated. Most of what you encounter can be resolved with these two tenants: do the right thing and/or face your fear. That’s it. If you have a problem see which applies, then do it, get it done! Saturn accomplishes things!
Please note, Saturn has been engaged with Uranus all year. These planets will continue to clash through the end of 2022 to varying degrees. But when Saturn retrogrades, Uranus will be direct.
This separation will allow Saturn to express itself with less interference. This seems fortunate because the recent on-off unpredictability of life has been stressful.
Saturn is at home in Aquarius. If you hone in on this energy, your judgment should be quite good. Maybe you can see how gaining space from Uranus’ energy field might help you do this. This is why I don’t think this retrograde period is something to dread.
As for the collective, I am pretty sure we catapulted or rebelled or broke the rules when they should have been maintained. I can think of a number of areas where this might be the case. This period should see some of this stuff sorted. If so, this would be great. We benefit when our life is tied to reality!
Do you have planets at the hot degrees? Can you see the value of going back over something in your life at this time?