Saturn retrograde 2016


Saturn turning retrograde will slow down the normal rate of activity so that better methods and strategies can be developed. Saturn rules the physical and psychological supports, structures and armatures in our life. It produces the rules and regulations by which we guide our lives, our sense of responsibility, and our limitations. It allows us to define boundaries for ourselves by saying NO! When Saturn is natally retrograde, this capacity does not function properly, making us insecure and unable to accurately assess what can realistically be expected in any situation. The most common flaw is the tendency to say YES when we should say NO, especially in activities and relationships ruled by Saturn’s house position.

Stress hits – do not make commitments or financial decisions on these dates:
Saturn R squares Neptune from June 5 through 18 2016

During the period when Saturn is transiting retrograde, it is essential that we go back and assess and solidify commitments made, projects started and responsibilities undertaken in the past. This must be done before we can continue. Saturn transiting retrograde provides the opportunity to reassess what we have taken on, to finally say NO, to back out of a commitment and to improve the organization of a project. While the process is going on, while you are working with what you have at hand, you should be warned against taking on any unnecessary responsibilities or long-range commitments. Only deal with issues from the past; do not take on new ones!

Saturn turning retrograde gives us the opportunity to go back and reorganize or renegotiate any activities or commitments that seem to be a source of frustration. If you merely persist under Saturn frustrations, the frustrations will merely persist! Weed out the source of frustration at this time. Remember, my definition for being responsible is in knowing how much you can do before you start to feel frustrated, trapped or confined – and drawing the line and saying NO before you reach that point! It is essential that you do not start any new business activity while Saturn is retrograde!! You will only find that a lot of reorganizing has to be done before any successes can be made.

  1. Lynn Koiner Says:

    Starting a new business in January will pose problems but there is a way to get around this. This can be acheived by having a Grand Opening at a better time when Mars is Direct.

    Starting a business with Saturn Retrograde indicates that the business will need some restructuring and reorganizing. If you are willing to do this, then it will be fine.

    Starting a business with Mars Retrograde is a bigger problem in a business chart.

    To get around this, as I said, have another Starting Date after Mars goes direct.

    For this 2nd Starting Date, just have a party or some type of offical celebration for the new date. It works well with the Mars and Saturn Retrograde because, with the 2nd date, you will be re-starting the business date.

    I hope this helps and much success in both endeavors!

  2. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SATURN TRANSITING the 8th, in general, is a time to empower yourself by paying off debts. If Saturn is transiting difficult aspects, you can feel powerless and out of control. Under favorable aspects, the resources of others may become available to you.

    The 8th House rules all things totally beyond one’s control and your attitude towards all that is beyond your control.

  3. Lynn Koiner Says:
    SATURN R Natally:

    Saturn is Retrograde is about DEFINING BOUNDARIES for others – saying No! Saturn transiting the 5th is about 1) defining what makes you feel loved and appreciated — and then asking the people who say they love you to give you what you need. Years ago, I asked my friends to invite me to lunch .. and they were thrilled to do this. Virgo planets are not good receivers…so they always attract takers.
    2) the 5th is about cultivating your creative skills in some productive way.
    Saturn in Virgo keeps on very busy but it can be very productive in the long run.

  4. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SATURN TRANSITING MC I almost never take Saturn R into consideration when I give readings. This is only useful for people in business where they need detailed information for the comng year.
    The passing of your Mom was connected to the Neptune transit. Neptune is in your 11th House ruling death in the family circle and it also rules your IC. Indeed, Uranus is coming from the 8th while crossing the IC so this can be a factor as well.
    31 years ago there was a Saturn-Neptune solar arc progression.
    There is an aspect in your chart that tells me that your mother is still with you through February 2010.

    Your question is about the Saturn-Uranus opposition on the angles. Sometimes this can denote a conflict between your personal environment and the career. With Saturn, there should be a focus upon the career but NO COMMITMENT should be made when Saturn is afflicting any planet in your chart. You would take on frustrating responsibilities. Just say NO under Saturn.
    The 4th House rules the place in which we live, our environment and the place in which we work. During its 7 year transit, both your personal and work environment will undergo many changes.
    Uranus in Pisces is associated with activism so that taking activist action can be a positive use of this transit.
    Uranus square NN is a time of liberation in our lives.

    Uranus makes us aware of what is limiting and frustrating our lives and we need to end what we have outgrown. Uranus will be aspecting Ending Planets so it is a time to end limitations in your life.
    When these hit you, with Saturn, I like to use the “Uranus Transit” essence from Now I have no connection with this website so I am not promoting these but URANUS TRANSIT (not Uranus”) makes me feel like I am free. I do not feel Saturn. It helps when despondent because of the pull of Saturn and Uranus together.

  5. Lynn Koiner Says:
    SATURN TRANSITING THE 11th HOUSE: I enjoyed Saturn transiting my 11th House because I am a group person. It favors aligning with friends, groups, organizations, networking with others…people who share a common belief or opinions.
    I have noticed that Saturn in Virgo keeps people very, very busy. I am busier now than ever but it is all good busy and I set priorities.
    When offered a promotion, you have to ask what is the cost-benefit — am I really making more money or is it just a lot of responsibilities. If it is the latter, say NO!
    With Saturn hitting my Mutable planets, I was offered a position as Director of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. This is a LOT of work but I chose a position that I can easily handle — International Liaison…connecting with astrologers in other countries about forming a less expensive “Study Group” chapter so that they can have their articles and research projects published through this organization. This is very easy as I travel abroad visiting with astrologers every year. So, I modified my commitment.

  6. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SATURN & ALLERGIES – Since I have allergies myself, it is very rare for allergies to manifest for a short period of time and never come back. As we get older and as we have taken a lot of antibiotics over the years, we are very susceptible to all types of allergies. And, environmental pollutins are just getting worse.
    One needs to address the source of the allergies. Stinging Nettles tincture (HerbPharm) taken every day (and it takes 14 days to kick in – and, if you stop taking it, you need to start all over again) is very helpful…but it does take 14 days.
    Saturn opposing Mars generates stress that can compromise the immune system and make allergies worse.
    I cannot guarantee that they will never return.

    ADDENDUM: I forgot to mention that severe allergies (which I used to have) often require Adrenal Support. This is using a Raw Adrenal Glandular Extract (check the label or order from Nutri-Meds online) and Keto-DHEA.
  7. Lynn Koiner Says:

    First, Saturn is R for 5 months out of the year. While it does mean something, possibly where you have trouble defining boundaries, but this is not serious in itself.

    The reason I do not hold with the idea that a perfect wedding date chart will portent a perfect marriage is that I have seen so many astrologers select a perfect date — and the marriage lasted 18 months…or less.

    A horary chart would be asked — “Will our marriage work out?” This type of chart would give more information about the relationship, as well as a synastry chart. Most important is the maturity of the two individuals.

  8. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SATURN IN PISCES: These people can shoulder responsibilities, putting the weight of the world on their shoulders. This can lead to illness or a lot of whining and complaining. Define boundaries for others, define your own boundaries and shoulder responsibilities for something that you believe in strongly.

    BEGINNING SATURN (1 degree): With my initial observations, I found that individuals born with a Beginning Saturn often feel that they were never taught how to live in the real world so that they often do not have a real concept of responsibility, no innate common sense, and no concept of what is expected from them in terms of commitment. In approaching tasks, they do not start early enough, they may take on too much, they have no concept of how long it will take to do something and they have no sense of when to stop.

    This Saturn often indicates a poor paternal role model. Sometimes the father was not really there for them which can make them feel insecure in dealing with life’s problems and responsibilities. These individuals need a relationship with someone who acts as a structuring parent, someone who assumes responsibilities for them or who teaches them how to be responsible. They need some type of “parenting” in a relationship – but not like dad! They really need a mentor, someone who “shows them the ropes” and helps them to learn how to define boundaries. One individual commented that, as an adult, he suddenly realized that his father had never even taught him how to change a tire! A Beginning Saturn that is also Retrograde has an even more difficult time defining boundaries and saying NO, especially in those matters ruled by its House position.

    In essence, his problem with responsibility will be very frustrating to your Virgo Sun.

  9. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SATURN IN 12th: Since this is an article on the transiting Saturn, I presume that Saturn in Libra is transiting your 12th House.
    There is a great book on the transits of Saturn by Erin Sullivan. This is a retreat time, a time to shed the old persona and prepare for the cycle when Saturn enters the 1st House.

    I do not know if you will really notice a different when Saturn is Retrograding or Direct. I usually do not but it is important in the timing of events. In the 12th, Saturn R may be better for letting go and releasing the activities of the past.
    It is also an excellent time to change aspects of yourself — to stop smoking, lose weight, change any patterns.

  10. Lynn Koiner Says:

    KARMA: When you are as old as I am, you realize that everything in your chart is Karmic and karma related.
    Because Saturn definitely brings lessons into our lives (but all of the planets do actually), then you can say that these lessons are karma working in our lives.
    When the Law of Karma is not in effect, it is the Law of Grace that is working.

  11. anu Says:

    I am born mar 29, 1978 at 430 am in India. I over-reacted with a new love interest and broke it off with him the day saturn went retrograde. It made me emotional and because natal saturn is in my 7th house, its retrograde motion always affects my relationships. I realized I was hasty and am trying to make amends. What are the chances that I will be able to recover?

  12. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ANU – Common sense tells me that, if a man ends a relationship like this, he was just looking for an excuse to end it. Your over-reacting was his excuse. Let him go, as a man who loves you would work it out. Do not go begging.
    When Saturn transits the 7th House, it is always the other person, the man, who is actually having personal problems and these problems impact the relationship.

    I do not use Mars Transits, except for the Mars Cycles and this article is on this website. Mars hitting fixed signs usually causes poor cooperation with others and, with Uranus, it contributes to a mood of contrariness. If it is accident prone, it is due to repressed anger.
    Difficult Saturn Transits are a time to say NO to commitments or responsibilities as they will be more difficult to handle than one expects.

  13. Lynn Koiner Says:

    What you are describing is not the Retrograde but simply Saturn transiting the 7th House. This transits causes the people in our life to have a lot of personal problems and, therefore, they cannot be there for you. There is usually something else going on with the other person and you may not know what it is.
    When Saturn last transited my 7th, many of my friends were in 12-step programs. Some could not drive so I was hauling them to meetings (male and female friends). No one was there for me!
    It is not a cycle for getting married or getting pregnant — both situations bring lots of responsibilities.
    I recommend Erin Sullivan’s TRANSITS OF SATURN as an excellent resource for Saturn.

  14. Lynn Koiner Says:

    You cannot fix others; you can only fix yourself. Since you are experiencing very difficult aspects, you must learn to say NO — unless it is totally your own problem. If not, say NO!
    The crises of others, since they cannot be fixed by you, will only make you ill.

  15. Lynn Koiner Says:


    Saturn transiting the 9th is actually very good for higher education and international activity. It favors gaining any type of credientialling or experience that will help you advance when Saturn enters the 10th House.

    Only when Saturn makes difficult transits, do blocks occur. As it squares your Neptune, the blocks can be associated with illusions and impractical expectations — or simply the confusion you experience before a major change. You could move forward after this passes.

    TRANSITS TO EARLY DEGREES:, as I have written elsewhere on this site, aspects to planets in early degrees are never bad….it only describes a NEW SITUATION. Because it is totally new, there can be difficulties in adapting…so do not worry.

    I have a manual available on this website (no, it is not free) and, for those who have Neptune in early degrees, they always start new cycles by feeling confused, in a fog and disoriented. This is actually a good thing.

    This is from the Manual so that you do not have to buy it….

    BEGINNING NEPTUNE: These individuals often do not know how to incorporate creative imagination, psychic receptivity and even the influence of spirit guides into their life. Since they do not recognize such influences, they often begin new situations in a state of confusion. They need to learn to allow themselves to be guided by faith in a High Power when making such transitions.

    They may want change and the future to be well planned out but this is NOT their lesson! Their lesson is to learn to trust, to have faith and to truly believe that there is a Higher Power or the Higher Self in their lives who has their best interest at heart, who will guide and influence if the individual will only listen and follow the directing intuition. They need to learn to “float” and to allow things to happen without knowing how it will all turn out. If they learn to follow their Inner Guidance, it will all turn out well, although maybe not exactly as they planned.

    ✮ One student commented that, during a new transition in her life, she simply tunes out until everything falls into place.

    ✮ “When I feel that I am beginning a new cycle, I feel in a void, daydreaming and floating, sensing that something is going on but I do not know what.”

    In starting new cycles, the Beginning Neptune person seems confused. Others may not understand what is happening in their lives. Friends and family need to learn to exercise faith as well.

  16. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SATURN PROGRESSED RETROGRADE: In 2013, Saturn will progress Retrograde in my own chart. I have asked many people about this and it seems like a good thing.

    All have said that demands were made upon them and they rose to the occasion. Saturn R develops an internal structuring so that, in the future, you can handle any situation that arises more efficiently.
    Sometimes there is a loss in the family. I feel that this will be true for me and I will have to handle family finances all alone.
    Turning Direct, Saturn brings some external structure into our lives and this can be quite limiting. One man, who had always been independent, had to take over the family business after the death of the father. This external structure makes him feel trapped, yet others might enjoy feeling empowered.

  17. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SATURN NATAL STATION: If there is an S (for Station) after the planet in the printer horoscope, this means that it is apparently sitting still in the sky or Station.
    Such a planet will always be the most powerful planet in the horoscope. The qualities of that planet will dominate the life, good or bad.

    I have Mercury S and, even though it is in its fall (Leo) and in the 12th House, Mercury colors my life as a writer and communicator.

    Sometimes, if the planet is not used properly, it can cause health issues. My heath problems have been ruled by Mercury with ear infections, infections that have left much scarring in my ears and impaired my hearing.

  18. Lynn Koiner Says:

    NATAL SATURN IN 11th HOUSE: I have this also. Usually, such people were raised in a world of adults. They can often feel like wallflowers in groups. So, they often seek a position of responsibility within a group so that people have to come to them — they do not have to reach out. It draws them into naturally belonging. After awhile, they do learn to reach out.

    I am an only child raised on a farm, not close to other children. I was raised around adults – parents, grandparents and the men who worked on the farm.
    As I started to socialize in groups, I would become the VP or editor of the newsletter. When I went to a gathering, people had to come to me.

    As I am older, all of my Air and Mutables work more easily in outreaching. However, I still gravitate towards a position of responsibility in groups. I am president of the Annapolis NCGR, I am on the National Board as International Liaison, I am coordinator of Silver Spring Ghosts and, last but not least, I am Vice President of the Maryland Slovenian Womens’ Union — and I am not even Slovenian!! And, this is just what I do now. I have a long history of being President, VP and newsletter editor for many groups.

  19. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SATURN TRANSITING 7th HOUSE: I never really look at Saturn R, only the House it is transiting and aspects it makes. It is in your 7th House so there is always problems in relationships.
    Usually, the problem is that the people in your life are making a lot of problems so that they cannot “be there” for you.
    Under favorable aspects, the 7th House favors finding a practical person who can counsel or “parent” you in some way.
    Years ago, when this occurred in my chart, it seemed that all of my friends were in Recovery. No one was there for me and I had to haul them to their meetings.
    I did ask Noel Tyl to “parent” me with my astrological research and he was wonderful!
    I would advise all to read Erin Sullivan’s book on the Transit of Saturn…excellent!

  20. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SATURN TRANSITING 4th HOUSE: Saturn transiting the 4th House actually puts a strong emphasis upon changes in the home, family and even the workplace (the place or building where you work is ruled by the 4th).

    Saturn in the 4th forces us to focus upon our personal life, fixing up our home, making repairs, making changes and dealing with family issues. It is a good time for this, specifically when the transitng Saturn is making favorable aspects to the other planets in your chart.
    Naturally, during those periods when T Saturn is afflicting other planets, do not commence changes as these will take more time and be fraught with delays.

    Saturn going through the 5th is a time to learn to make your creativity more practical (turning hobbies into something more marketable) and it is a time to realize what you need in order to feel loved and appreciated. This can make you a bit demanding of others but, if they truly love you, they will be happy to do things for you.

    When this happened to me, I started resenting my doing everything for my friends. I told them to invite me to lunch! They were thrilled and I knew my friends were my true friends. So, when they are too busy, they are not your friends.

    See SATURN TRANSITS by Erin Sullivan for her insights.

  21. Lynn Koiner Says:

    The 2nd return is very different from the first. So, you cannot make any comparisons.
    First, I would recommend SATURN IN TRANSIT by Erin Sullivan, although she does not say too much about these returns.

    It has been my experience that the 2nd return makes us aware of our mortality — that we are getting older and, if we do not fulfill our dreams now, we may never get to do this.

    It is a time that, if we do not take responsibility for ourselves, our health will suffer.

    Saturn transiting the 7th House is a time when those around us are going through difficult times (not necessarily your husband) and they cannot be there for us.
    Do not devote all of your time to dealing with their crises. Take care of yourself and find friends who can help to parent you.

    Much depends upon the entire chart for a bigger picture. I can only answer about the Return and the 7th House.

  22. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SATURN TRANSITING 2nd HOUSE: /span> (1-2012): When Saturn transits your 2nd House, it is a time to shore up your financial situation. DO NOT make any major decisions, changes or commitments that affect finances whenever Saturn is in the degree of your Mars, Mercury and Neptune. These will tie you down for a long time or take more time than you anticipate.

  23. Lynn Koiner Says:
    SATURN TRANSITS: I spoke with another astrologer yesterday about Saturn Transits. She felt that Saturn crossing her Moon was a time to shoulder big responsibilities. Of course, she has major health issues that are all related to an excessive sense of responsibility (one of which is Osteoporosis).

    When Saturn makes a hard aspect to a natal planet, it is a time to SAY NO! to demands and responsibilities. Yes, there will be demands or limitations that arise but do not initiate on your own.

    Saturn crossing the Moon can make one feel despondent at times. If an opportunity is offered with this aspect, SAY NO since it often entails big responsibilities with little benefit.

    Saturn is about learning boundaries, setting boundaries for others AND ourselves.

    Now, sometimes we cannot help initiating. I was compelled to initiate major house repairs when the Prog. Venus squared Saturn. All of the pipes under the floors of the lower level had dissolved after 80 years and these had to be replaced. It cost more than I ever anticipated but the renovators and plumber did a fantastic job. Saturn transiting the 4th House actually puts a strong emphasis upon changes in the home, family and even the workplace (the place or building where you work is ruled by the 4th).

    Saturn in the 4th forces us to focus upon our personal life, fixing up our home, making repairs, making changes and dealing with family issues. It is a good time for this, specifically when the transitng Saturn is making favorable aspects to the other planets in your chart.

    Naturally, during those periods when T Saturn is afflicting other planets, do not commence changes as these will take more time and be fraught with delays.

  24. Lynn Koiner Says:
    SECOND SATURN RETURN & HEALTH: This is not always an easy period in one’s life as it forces us to change our relating patterns, even if it is a harsh lesson.

    At my Second Return, I developed the Epstein-Barr Virus. I was “fried” and exhausted from taking care of visitors from Europe and not taking care of myself. One of these visitors has never taken responsibility for giving me this virus since she had a relapse towards the end of her visit.

    Being ill forced me to take care of ME. It is a good excuse for keeping some people at a distance. I suffered for 2 years with this but, to be candid, I learned so much about medical issues that it was a turning point in my astrological knowledge. I am where I am professionally because of EBV.

    As Saturn activates your 7th House Saturn, it is an ending cycle because your relationships are based upon Parenting Issues. You need to change and attract different types wherein there is parity and equality in the give and take.

  25. Lynn Koiner Says:

    TRANSITING SATURN in 11th House (1-2012): First, I do not pay a lot of attention to Retrograde/Direct with a Saturn transit unless you are in business and working with business cycles. Retrogrades do allow you to go back and re-connect with people and situations in the past.

    If you are not a group person, then you probably will not become involved in groups.

    The 11th House rules “old friends from the past” and not new ones, as you have indicated. My old astrology teach told me this in the 1960s.

    It is a cycle for shifting your goals and aspirations. People in your life can trigger this.

    And, this House rules Death in the Family Circle — but that is a wide circle and you can hear the news of a passing of some distant cousin.

    My last Saturn transit through the 11th was not an easy one. I contracted the Epstein-Barr Virus from a woman from Germany who was staying with me who had a reoccurance. I was ill for the entire time that Saturn was in the 11th House. This is highly unusual since the 11th House does not affect health.

    What happened with this House is that I made connections with a lot of yahoo groups on the internet connected with holistic health. I did not know what was wrong with me as I had neuralgia with the EBVirus. These groups later helped me to research medical subjects (e.i., my Medical Forum).

    So, do not think that the 11th is new friends but rather friends from the past. There is some shift in your life direction (vision-wise). And groups may not always be one-to-one but on the internet, taking online courses etc.

  26. Lynn Koiner Says:

    BUSINESS START (2-2013): I agreed that you should never have a business chart with Saturn R. Yes, you can start doing business but then pick a good day to celebrate the beginning of the business.

    It is best to start a business with Saturn and Jupiter D but sometimes this is not possible and you have to select another better date for Grand Opening.

  27. Lynn Koiner Says:

    JANE (2-2013): It is impossible for me to give a full discussion of Saturn crossing the Ascendant – PLEASE read Erin Sullivan’s TRANSIT OF SATURN.

    Saturn crossing the Ascendant:

    1) This is a time to commence activities that you started to conceptualize when Saturn was about 5-6 degrees into the 12th House, the planning phase of Saturn.

    I was asked to teach courses on Medical Astrology for IAA when Saturn was in the 12th House. I organized my materials for the course. The classes began after Saturn crossed the Ascendant.

    2) The health can be affected when Saturn crosses the Ascendant. It is not often serious — I usually need dental work when Saturn crosses my Ascendant.

    3) This begins a 7-year self-absorbed cycle when you MUST focus upon your self and what you want to do with your life. If you have planets in the 7th House, then others will oppose you but it is essential that you assert yourself and make choices for YOU.

    4) This 7-year period, when Saturn transits the 1-3 Houses, is my favorite. I work very hard but I accomplish the most.

    KIRA: Saturn transiting the 5th:

    1) This is a time to focus upon your personal creativity is some new, marketable way. A talent or sport can become more professional.

    I used to write a lot of Edgar Cayce and metaphysical articles that had not marketability. When Saturn entered my 5th House, I was asked to write for a commercial magazine – and I learned how to write professionally.

    2) Mainly, this is a time to learn what you need from your relationships in order to feel loved and appreciated. You become more demanding. You learn to ask for what you want. You should learn the Art of Receiving.

    People who do not give you what you ask – dump them. They are only takers. Those who do you will know are your friends.

    So, if you are always GIVING, you will only have Takers in your life. Who needs these people. You will know your true friends when you ask for help or what you need.

    SOFIA: When a planet aspects a Node, it only highlights the favorable qualities of the planet – Saturn is about learning responsibility, organization and accomplishment through long range planning.

    I do not have an article on the Nodes at this time, as I am still lecturing on this topic.

  28. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SATURN TRANSITING THE HOUSES: Saturn transiting through a House will only show where your interests lie — where will be the focus of your life and activities. It does not indicate the outcome – only the outer planet transits and progressions can indicate the full picture of what is going on in your life.

    Upcoming changes usually start when Saturn is 5-6 degrees into the 12th House.

    Saturn in Houses 1-3 is in the Self-Absorbed Cycle when you must focus upon YOU and not others. If you allow others to rule and dictate your life, you will become ill so that you will be forced to focus upon your self – choose YOU now!

  29. Ale Says:
    EXAMPLE - Saturn in 9th

    While I picked up some fights with the teachers, because I felt that it all was outdated and too academic, and I lacked motivation, which lead me to some failed assessments.

    Finally, I integrated the university course-work into my real-life projects. Now I feel OK about repeating some of these parts, because I feel the purpose in learning the discipline, which will eventually improve my future self-employment prospects.

    Also, under big scary Saturn, my company has started a big international project . It happened right after Saturn has turned retrograde. Now nothing is happening with it. We have a pleasant waiting time when we still don’t have to do anything, but we are all excited about keeping it in back of the mind for later. The best part is that is all seems to be scheduled for some time later, which roughly matches the Saturn direct in June.

    Viva Saturn retrograde with Jupiter direct. The art of non-doing!

  30. Beatrix Says:

    Dear Lynn! What is the message of this retrograde phase, if Saturn transits my 1st house? Thanks: Beatrix

  31. Lynn Koiner Says:

    BEATRIX (7-2013): To be honest, as I have written to others, I do not pay attention to Saturn R unless it concerns starting a new enterprise.
    And, there is only a message if Saturn aspects natal planets while in the 1st House.

    Saturn transiting the 1st House is important so read #30 to Jane. This has a good explanation.

  32. dwightmlee Says:

    Hi Lynn
    so today july 7 saturn turns ‘station’ and i have a feeling this is important this year to me – not sure why i get these feelings on occasion – but what is typically the ‘deal’ with saturn turning station noon today?
    thanks and good health to you
    B: derby connecticut
    Feb 2, 1950 7 am

  33. Lynn Koiner Says:

    DWIGHT (7-2013): STATION PLANET — A planet is always very powerful when it stations but it only affects the individual if the Station Degree aspects something in the natal chart.

    Saturn stations at 4 Scorpio and it is close to the eclipse degree in April (5 Scorpio). This could impact some world event connected with countries with planets at 5 degrees.

    You have nothing that I can see that would be aspected by the station. I would be more concerned about Pluto-Uranus to your 8th House Mars and the Saturn afflictions in September.
    Let us know what happens.

  34. Rodney Fuller Says:

    Can you explain why Saturn transit in 7th is connected with people creating problems? I have this in spades.

  35. Laura Says:

    Hi Lynn,
    Saturn is now on my 7th house and about to move back into the 8th, where it was before it went retrograde. It has been opposing my Taurus Sun since October 2012 and the opposition ends this October. In fact because the Sun, Moon and Mercury are in conjunction in my 2nd house Saturn opposes all of them! It already went over them twice and is now moving slowly towards exact oppositions for a third time.

    When ironing a shirt, one glides the iron slowly forward to smooth all creases, glides it back lightly so as not to create more creases, and then moves it more forcefully forward for perfect smoothness. This is exactly how I feel, like a shirt about to be ironed for a third time.

    Since January 2013 it’s been one lenghty, draining, nerve-wrecking reconstruction of the building I live in. Nothing threatening, and I love the results, but after 6 months of not being able to rest properly and people occasionally invading my space I am ready to scream. Moreover, my father’s health is deteriorating. He’s a Libra.

    My point is, these don’t seem aspects for either the 7th or the 8th house. And since the 8th house is the house of death among other things, I fear it tremendously.

  36. Lynn Koiner Says:

    RODNEY & LAURA (7-2013):

    SATURN TRANSITING 7th HOUSE: Saturn in your 7th House causes problems in relationships. But, usually, the problem is that the people in your life are having a lot of problems themselves so that they cannot “be there” for you.

    So, the problems in relationships is due to the fact that THEY are having a lot of problems in their lives.

    Under favorable aspects, the 7th House favors finding a practical person who can counsel or “parent” you in some way.

    Years ago, when this occurred in my chart, it seemed that all of my friends were in Recovery. No one was there for me and I had to haul them to their meetings.
    I did ask Noel Tyl to “parent” me with my astrological research and he was wonderful!
    I would advise all to read Erin Sullivan’s book on the Transit of Saturn…excellent!

    SATURN TRANSITING the 8th, in general, is a time to empower yourself by paying off debts. If Saturn is transiting difficult aspects, you can feel powerless and out of control.
    Under favorable aspects, the resources of others may become available to you.

    The 8th House rules all things totally beyond one’s control and your attitude towards all that is beyond your control.

    Saturn in the 8th is connected with a death (and this could be anyone) when or if it afflicts a planet in the 11th House. I do not know why but it does. If there are no planets in the 8th, then I cannot make such a prediction.

    It is a Neptune transit that usually indicate the deterioration of the health of someone close to you.

  37. Katie Says:

    Hi Lynn

    Interesting read…. Saturn has been sitting on my south node since beginning of June and even turning direct, it will not be out of orb until mid August, after which it goes on my Vertex at 8 Scorpio. My relationship went belly up at the beginning of the transit over something that should have been trivial – Uranus was also in conjunction with my Saturn at the time (perfect storm). South Node is in my fifth house in Koch and sixth house in Placidus. I am wondering how you see Saturn transits to the South Node… is this major karma time?

  38. Lynn Koiner Says:

    KATIE (7-2013): I think the breakup was due to the Uranus transit, not Saturn to the Node. And, this depends if you are using True or Adjusted Node position.

    I do find that when a planet aspects a Node (I am using True now), regardless of the aspect, it simply highlights the energy of the planet.

    To be honest, when Saturn crossed my Node, nothing happened. I have an article on Uranus transits on this website.

  39. Rodney Fuller Says:

    Your comment on Saturn transiting 7th house was very accurate but would not have stopped me getting involved with a woman with problems. My natal Venus is conjunct her South Node/Pluto/Jupiter/Uranus, and my natal Saturn is square her nodes. What I usually find with Astrology is that knowing about something in advance doesn’t stop me from doing it anyway because you can’t live from your head.

  40. Maya Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    Can you elaborate a little more on stationary Saturn?

    What ‘gifts’ does a stationary Saturn give a person? Are they good at certain things or certain jobs? What lessons should a person accept and learn from?

    Saturn is stationary in my 7th.

    WOW, everything I read here is spot on.

    I’ve seen my dad maybe 3 times in my life. My mom has had the most traumatic and tragic life of anyone I’ve ever met. My mom has had multiple major accidents (handicapped now – crushed spine), deaths of 2 children, insane asylum after each of my brothers died, no lasting relationships, no lasting job, multiple suicide attempts, abused as a child, kidnapping and rape (twice) as a young woman, home invasion, extreme poverty (NO food to eat for entire week twice when I was little). My mom had no relationship, other than abuse as a little kid, by her dad before my grandmother left him. Her mom, my grandmother, had 7 kids and worked double shifts every day to feed the kids after she left my grandfather. My mom said growing up was like living with a pack of wild animals fighting for a bite of food to eat. My mom felt completely unloved, uncared for and unsupported. She felt that she had no guidance. She rarely saw her mother unless she was sleeping on the couch after work. My grandmother went back to work as soon as she woke up everyday.

    I’ve always felt like I was my mom’s mom. I would never expect anything from my mom knowing everything that has happened to her and how tragic and full of suffering that her life has been and still is.

    Astrology is amazing. It’s unbelievable that a chart can tell so much about a person. I’m blown away.

  41. Lynn Koiner Says:

    From your childhood, you have learned to be responsible for others, to take care of people who cannot take care of themselves. The gift is service to others – but you must get paid for this!!! A consultant who helps others organize is good.
    However, because a ST Saturn is so strong, if you continue to take care of and parent the people in your life, it will cause health issues connected with Saturn and the sign it is in (often, osteoporosis or spine problems). Change this NOW.

  42. Maya Says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  43. student Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    Thanks for the very informative post. I also enjoyed reading the comments/questions/answers that you had below the original post.

    You mentioned about not starting initiatives or beginning any new ventures when Saturn is retrograde. I was just wondering about academic ventures. In the States we have to write these pre-professional exams, such as the LSATs or MCATs and the time that suits most students is in the summer – we write them in August, and begin studying, say, in May or June (when our regular semesters have finished), so to allow a solid 3 months of preparation before the exam is to be written.

    If you do not fully commit to this extensive 3 (or 4) month preparatory period, there is a good chance that you have to re-write the exam. And that means that your following summer is, once again, sacrificed to this process. Thus it’s a lot of pressure and consumes A LOT of your time.

    This is thus a heavy commitment, as you can imagine, that usually involves other things like work (for money), relationships, a social life and other classes falingl by the wayside. It’s also an “initiative” in that it officially begins (again, in May/June but most likely May, after spring exams have finished) and is marked by the start of a “prep course.” (Nobody unofficially studies for it during the school year or “on the side”). As such not only this period of LSAT or MCAT studying quite important, but it is also quite the “official” process.

    What does saturn retrograde (in March-July) overlapping the start of this venture mean? Do you have any advice, suggestions, concerns? Thank you so much for reading all of this… I’m a student and I frequent your site a lot. :)

  44. Lynn Koiner Says:

    STUDENT (1-2014): You did not read my article properly. I said that one should not commence a new business activity – such as starting a business.

    Saturn is R 5 months out of the year so it only has a general influence – a time to go back and reorganize any business activity.

    So, Saturn R will have no baring upon your LSATs. Even if Mercury is R during the testing time, you are just cautioned to review your answers before submitting the test.

  45. Prabhat Kumar Shukla Says:

    If a person got engaged before Saturn went retrograde,is it advisable to get married during Saturn retrograde.natal Saturn is direct in Scorpio, the person is a cancer ascendant. . Pls do reply

    NOTE FROM LYNN: Saturn going R has nothing to do with an engagement! You need to look at the natal chart.
  46. Gwyn Says:

    I have sun saturn conjunction in aries 7th at fifteen degrees, an aspect which seems to repeat itself in males in our family. I feel Saturn and jupiter in my life strongly at present. Jupiter is transiting my tenth house cancer but is proving to be anything but jovial. I hope that when it goes direct and crosses my 23 degree moon that things may be a little more positive in terms of my career. I have spent eight months waiting to hear about a book deal. I met with five big publishers to discuss my children’s novel, but despite a lot of interest, I’m now left with only one… And they’re still sitting on it. When it went through my 9th (publishing?) and was direct in 10th, things were looking great. It’s been a big lesson in the dangers of over optimism. Meanwhile, I have Saturn within touching distance of my 25 degree Neptune (2ndhouse), squaring my 26 degree natal jupiter in Leo and trine my moon in cancer. I’m trying to be positive about what Saturn brings but am finding it very trying and heavy. I have a grand trine in water with merc and Venus in Pisces but I’ve felt constrained and stressed and frustrated for many months. I feel like I could do with a break to be honest but realize that I may be being self indulgent. Reading that I shouldn’t make financial decisions when Saturn touches Neptune in 2nd is a bit depressing. We’ve had to sell our house because of financial pressure… Looks like the sale will go through but I’m not taking anything for granted. Very worrying times.

  47. Luka Says:

    I’m 24 year old Aries with Aquarius rising
    my Saturn is natally placed in Capricorn 12th house
    Saturn is currently moving trough my 10th house
    I love my job and where I stand currently
    but I know I can do much more
    and while my friends are getting promoted(especially ones who have juptier crossing their midheaven) I’m stuck where I cam

    Can Saturn bring some kind of promotion or some kind of advancment while it transits 10th house?

  48. Lynn Koiner Says:

    LUKA (2-2014): Somehow I am not being notified of any posts on my website, for at least a month.

    To answer your question, Saturn in the 10th is a Reap What You have Sown transit so it can bring some promotion or recognition – at least, it did this with me.

    Look to the favorable transits of Saturn in the 10th to get advice on what to do from someone in your work place.

  49. Peter Says:

    Hello Lynn,

    Thanks for the article about the retrogrades. With Mars and Saturn going retrograde, what does a Scorpion need to be aware of please? since both these two plants rule Scorpios……….Especially on the money/business front.



  50. P Davies Says:

    Hello Lynn,

    I’m about to sign a book deal in a few weeks. Will this be affected by Mars retrograde? Signing the deal is something the publishers will not let me hold off on, so I’d love your advice on how to handle it.

    Also, I’ve started working in a new business of voice-overs this month. I was planning to launch it in March but it seems it would be best to launch it only in May after the retrograde, is that correct?

    many thanks for your advice

  51. Patrick Says:

    Lynn, You are very generous to reply to all these posts! Thanks you! Sorry to hop on.

    Saturn is transiting my second house right now, and has been for some time. It has not been SO bad. At 20 degrees saturn will exactly square my sun. This is at the end of April, during that nasty Pluto cross business. The Lunar eclipse at that time conjuncts my 2nd cusp moon/saturn/pluto stellium. BUT the solar eclipse nicely trines my venus. (but neptune is starting to oppose it)

    I am invested is a company that has had a rough go of it since November. They have put everything they have into this a remediation plan and they will be announcing the results in April. They either succeed here or sell the company. If they succeed in reaching a certain level, then the good things all around. If not, then a bigger fish will take over. Its risky, but I have done my homework and I feel confident in their abilities. So far everything is going well, slow but steady.

    If I chicken out because of these astrology aspects then I will have wasted a lot of effort learning the ins and outs of this industry and company.

    If acknowledge the risk but trust my gut, maybe it will pay off?

    (ps the solar eclipse that trines my venus, conjuncts this company’s sun)

    What’s your impression? (And THANK YOU!)

  52. cany Says:


    i need help to understand retro planets and stellium in my chart where should i post


  53. Vivien Says:

    Hi, Lynn,

    Thank you so much for the information! The Saturn transit is currently in my 5th house, and my natal Saturn is in the 7th opposing Mars retro in the 1st.

    I have been going through a divorce for more than 6 1/2 years (!). We were hoping to work things out via mediation, but we are more stuck and not seeming to get anywhere, so I am hoping to hire a lawyer who can help us finally breakthrough the brick wall without litigation, aggressiveness, hatred, or costing an arm and leg.

    Is there anything about hiring a lawyer or working through the divorce while Saturn is retrograde that you can advise me about? I’d hate to wait another 6 months to get things done.

    Thank you SO much!

  54. Vivien Says:

    Oops…I mean 4+ months, not 6.

  55. Vivien Says:

    Hi, again, Lynn,
    This is my last addendum to my request, above:
    It seems that there are important retrogrades all year long. Is there ANY time to move forward with a peaceful divorce where the flow of the universe would be helping instead of impeding?

    Thank you,


  56. Michael Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I am graduating from university on the 12th of April and its right in the middle of a Mars and Saturn retrograde as well as a lunar eclipse on the 15th April….will any of these aspects affect my career relative to the graduation date?

    Thanks for your time and help.


  57. Lynn Koiner Says:

    MICHAEL (4-2014): Affect your career? Something will happen possibly on that date but it would only affect your day if the transits aspected your natal chart in some negative way.

  58. Rick Says:


    Thank you for the report. It is very well written and makes much sense with all that is going on around me. Saturn is on my 3rd house. Since Oct 2012 (Saturn in Scorpio) my work life has gone into overdrive, and 2013 was the toughest career year in my life. Non stop projects, impossible deadlines, rude and berating mentors, and absolutely no praise! On top of all this and to my surprise, I lost my job (laid off) in Jan 2014. I understand Saturn cuts off and releases me from an attachment only to make room for the new one, however am I to wait until June 2015 when Jupiter moves into my sign for something great or is Saturn known to have some sympathy to at least throw me a lifeline of some sort before then? How can one survive with no income? I’m sure Saturn is running many many people lives through the ringer one way or another. Thank you so much for your insight! Virgo. 9/2/78

  59. Farawaystar Says:

    I am a libra, and i am taking tests on may 30th and may 31st of 2014. Would this time frame be auspicious for a passing score?

  60. Lynn Koiner Says:

    FARAWAYSTAR: Only if you study really hard.

  61. Lynn Koiner Says:


    I’m feeling a bit frustrated looking at my chart right now. On July 21, Saturn stations direct EXACTLY opposite my natal Mercury at 16’42 Taurus. The very next day, July 22nd, Uranus stations retrograde EXACTLY opposite my Ascendant at 16’34 Libra (and therefore conjunct my DSC in Aries).

    AVA: This Saturn opposition will last from the month of July through early August — all while it is at 16 Scorpio.

    All during this period, do not sign any papers, agreements or make a commitment – no matter how enticing it may be. If you make an agreement or major decision under this aspect, you will be burdened by the decision for a long time.

    If you say NO under bad Saturn transits, nothing serious will happen. I am presuming that Saturn in transiting your 7th House and this brings a lot of problems for the people around you and you may be dragged into the events. It is important to define boundaries for these people.

  62. Ava Says:

    Thanks Lynn! It’s actually my 2nd house since I have Libra rising but yes, 7th for being a Taurus Sun. That is great advice and looking back, Saturn already crossed this degree in the winter and I have definitely had to put my foot down with people trying to pressure me into situations and agreements that don’t feel right to me, and it has been challenging because I often feel obligated to go along with them to continue the “status quo” and make them happy. I think Saturn is forcing me to say “no more!” and accept the heat of their anger/disappointment and release them from my life rather than take responsibility for it anymore. Summer is always a crazy/manic time for me with way more social events than I can handle and defining boundaries is challenging, so I will make sure to revisit your words here!

  63. Peter Says:

    I now have Saturn R in my 12th House. You have said that “In the 12th, Saturn R may be better for letting go and releasing the activities of the past”. Saturn R will soon pass over my natal Moon, 17 degrees 34 minute Scorpio, 12th House, can I assume that Saturn R will be good for letting go past karmic relationships?

  64. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PETER (5-2014): This interpretation has worked for me personally. I disengaged from former social connections — with the last 12th House transit due to health issues.
    It was a time when I had to do a lot of internal work — cause of health issues which I used to help others.
    Indeed, from June through August, Saturn will make a long back-and-forth over 17 Scorpio. This crossing first started in early December 2013. Look to this period for a clue.

    It is impossible for me to predict what Saturn crossing the Moon will do without taking the entire chart into consideration but I cannot do this on this website.

    With any Saturn transit, it is a time to say NO to the demands of others. Complying will make you feel trapped. Your moods can be affected by this transit because it is a reminder that the 12th House Moon denies your emotional needs. You need to take care of yourself and not others at this time.

  65. Peter Says:

    I do feel a bit cursed at the moment with Saturn transiting Scorpio. I have my natal Moon (17 degrees) natal Mars (25 degrees) and natal Saturn (29 degrees) all in Scorpio, and all in my 12th house . Talk about karmic! I have read that only when Saturn passes the Ascendant should one start any new endeavours in life. Do you agree?

  66. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PETER (5-2014): You start new endeavors when Saturn is about 5-6 degrees into the 12th, approaching the Ascendant. This is the planning stage for new endeavors.
    When Saturn crosses the Ascendant, you take action on what you have begun earlier — I hope this is clear.

  67. E Says:


    Saturn is going through my 6th house now, opposite my Venus. I feel very isolated, not just romantically but in a total social sense. On the bright side, it’s given me an opportunity to decide what kind of people I want in my life. Hopefully this is advantageous when Saturn goes into Sagittarius – the sign of my Descendant.

    I’m afraid that S going through the 7th will mean I’ll have a string of horrible relationships, similar to what happened when S went through my 5th – utter relationship hell! I’ve been single for 2 years now, afraid for various reasons of who I’m going to get involved with next.

    I’ve discovered a lot of the reasons for why I’ve chosen bad partners (my upbringing is to blame), but basically I just want to know what Saturn going through the 7th can mean for single people.

  68. Lynn Koiner Says:


    The 7th House is Other People in your life. With Saturn here, other people in your life will be experiencing a lot of personal problems. As a result, they cannot be there for you when you need them.
    You must realize that it is not YOU but the problems these people are experiencing. Do define boundaries with these people – set limits for how much help you can give.

    Under favorable aspects, you can ask someone to PARENT you. When Saturn transited my 7th, I asked Noel Tyl to help me organize my Transpluto information and he generously gave his time.
    Another friend hired someone to help her organize her business.

    However, when Saturn makes bad aspects, definitely say NO to the demands of others.

  69. Maryann Says:

    Hi Lynn
    Transiting Saturn has been opposing to my natal Chiron (17 degrees Taurus, end of my 8th house) since the end of the last year. I am surprised of the extent of exhaustion, disorientation and stress it has caused. Whats your advice to survive the coming months with this transit?

  70. Anonymous Says:
    ATTENTION READERS: I wrote to this man privately but he gave a phoney or false email. After a week, all of that work was returned. He wasted my time and I will never answer his posts. When I work hard to give a private answer, it makes me crazy when it is returned...Lynn

    Saturn retrograde causes Health problems?
    My details are:
    8th august 1980
    Birth time: 2.15 am
    Place of birth: Goa, India (73 E 57, 15 N 18)

    I’m a Gemini ascendant, having Uranus in the sixth house of Scorpio. I read somewhere that this combination means combination with private organs.

    I’m having skin problems and infections with my private organs since this year. I’ve been celibate for the past 4 years, and I don’t have a promiscuous history! This is terrible! This is like a sucker punch from last year, which was even more terrible. I had to leave my job abroad and return back home – a place I dread. I have Saturn in 4th house in my natal chart – and I always fall ill and depressed with my family.

    I feel 2014 is going even worse than 2013. I wonder when will things improve? After the retrograde ends, and Saturn changes signs? Jupiter’s presence in the first house was terrible last year.

  71. Denise Says:

    Hi Lynn, Saturn has been transiting my 6th house since October 2010 and since it’s a large house for me, it isn’t due to shift houses until October 2014. Since it’s been there I’ve been working really hard in my job with little recognition, have had many blocks to work around and have learned a ton about what I was doing wrong and how I can improve. It’s been grueling and I’m not sure of its made worse by having my south node in the 6 th house too. I’ve read that when saturn crosses the D/C into the 7th house things that haven’t worked out job wise start to finally come to fruition, what are your thoughts on this. It’s been such a long transit that I’m literally hanging on by my fingernails.

  72. shirley Says:

    Interesting article. My birthday is today on the 20th of July. Any ideas what a Saturn direct in a solar return chart means? It’s also my saturn return and I have saturn stationary direct in Scorpio in my natal chart in the 12th house, it’s currently transiting the 11th though and sitting on my south node. Looks like this is going to be a very Saturn – oriented year. I hope that Jupiter still aspecting my Sun within 3 degrees is going to make it slightly easier though.
    In my expierience natal Saturn stationary in the 12th generated a lot of subconscious anxiety and fear.

  73. Lynn Koiner Says:

    DENISE (7-2014): Read post #13 and it will give my description of Saturn transiting the 7th. It is not bad for you but the people in your life may require some “parenting” and you need to define boundaries and say NO much more than YES.

    Favorable transits by Saturn will bring people into your life who can “parent” you —give you advice and direction.
    Afflictions, even the 150 aspect, demands that you say NO!

    SHIRLEY: I must confess that I never use the Solar Return chart. It never works in my chart so why bother when transits and progressions really tell the story.

    Yes, I have friends who are excellent astrologers and they swear by the Solar Return. Even a famous astrologer in Europe agreed that the SR did not work in my chart when he analyzed mine and tried to make predictions (he is a good friend who was trying to be helpful).

    I do like the lunar return charts, only looking at the House position of the Moon can tell me what area of my life will be highlighted. I like the Mars Return as it puts a lot of energy into its House for 2 years. I have an article on the Lunar Return Houses on this website and you can use the same for Mars.

    So, I cannot help you with the Solar Return. Since Saturn is Direct more often than R, I cannot see that it makes a difference. An excellent book on SR is by Mary Shea. I have her software whereby I can generate a Report but this costs $20 from my website. You can buy the book on Amazon.

    Saturn Stationary in a natal chart is the most powerful planet in the chart. In the 12th, yes, it is about fears – a fear that authority (not supportive) will “pull the rug out from under you” as some point. It is about being your own boss but, also, teaching yourself about an accurate since of responsibility (usually, when to say NO).

    You have a .PL for your email address. Do you live in Poland? I will return there next November 2015.

  74. Juliet Says:

    Lynn- reading your description of Saturn 7th house transit, it struck a chord. I have natal Saturn in my 7th opposite Sun & Venus; could I interpret this as continuously being in relationship with men that are going through stuff? Thanks-

  75. Lynn Koiner Says:

    JULIET (7-2014): Yes, Saturn in the 7th is drawn to care-taking in relationships. With Saturn opposing Venus, the message from your mother (usually it is mom) was that, before you can be happy, the people you love must be happy — and, of course, they will never be happy as long as you feel responsible for them.

    The signs involved would tell a lot but oppositions are good for mediation and counseling (but not one-to-one – couples or groups or organizations).

    I have an article from Alan Epstein’s book on the Dysfunctional Saturn. And, in the long run, excessive responsibility will only contribute to major health issues — unless you learn to say NO! and define boundaries for others.

    Some people with Saturn in the 7th can attract partners who act like the missing parent in your life. A parenting relationship will always lack closeness and true intimacy.

    Saturn in the 7th IS GOOD for something. You need to find a way to utilize it.

  76. Denise Says:

    Thanks so much for the information Lynn, I really have a good grasp of the 7th house transit now especially after going back through several of your posts. One more question about Saturn and when it touches the natal south node and what that might mean? Saturn is transiting my 6th house and has been going back and forth over my south node, do you think that this makes the saturn transit more difficult? If it matters I have natal Saturn retrograde in aries in my 12th house. Thanks again!

    NOTE FROM LYNN (I am having trouble posting): I never noticed anything when Saturn crossed my Nodes so I cannot give you a good answer. I have observed transits to the Nodes - good or bad - and all that happens is that planet is highlighted for the year. So, Saturn could bring more responsibilities but only looking at the other transits could I tell the story about the qualities of the responsibilities - a promotion or burdens. I know that whenever Uranus aspects my Nodes (Conj-Square etc) I feel a sense of independence and liberation. I do not believe in the "past life" connections since everyone we meet at this stage of evolution is someone from our Soul Group or whom we have met in a past life. I have lecture notes on the Nodes in great detail but they are not on this computer at this time.
  77. JH Says:


    I had a job offer, then the post ion/role went on hold during the Saturn retrograde. I have Saturn in 11th from my moon sign, I a cancer ascendant, Sagittarius moon sign and Taurus sun sign.

    Will the role open up or is it gone for good ?

  78. Gan Says:


    I my dob 9th Aug 79, morning 3.30 in India.

    from March 2nd on-wards their was problems in my work place and recently in June I lost my job. now I am looking for new job.

    please help when I can get new job or any way to get my old job again. any remides required.


  79. Kim Says:

    I am soon to be experiencing a Saturn in Scorpio transit to my natal sun and venus in Aquarius, 22 degrees and 25 degrees placed in my 9th and 10th houses and both conjunct my midheaven! Also I have Pluto in Leo 23 degress conjunct my IC and opposing these planets which Saturn will also square plus my Natal Mars(out of sign) Sagittarius 1 degree in my sixth house.
    This is also my 2nd Saturn return. I am also going thru a divorce with my husband of 33 years.
    My future looks bleak as Saturn will then begin to oppose my natal moon and ascendant and square my mercury.
    I am concerned about future relationships. What are my prospects and when will this chaos and hopelessness end?

    Your advice would be greatly appreciated!!
    February 11, 1954 12:08 pm East Chicago, IN

  80. Lynn Koiner Says:

    TO ALL: First, I receive over 2000 hits each day so I cannot possibly offer to analyze your charts in detail from this website. And, “when will I get a job?” is not a question that I am good at answering. This is best done using horary astrology – a chart for the time a question is asked.

    I gladly answer questions about the articles.

    KIM: I did respond to you privately. I will add something about Saturn transits.

    The 2nd Saturn Return is a time wherein we realize that we need to work on what makes us happy because life is getting short. For others, like myself, it can cause health issues but, for me, I learned a great deal about medical issues that I now teach in my courses for IAA. So, in some way, it was indeed a turning point in my life.

    Whenever Saturn makes a difficult aspect to a natal planet (while it is in the degree of that planet or 22-23-25 Fixed in your chart), it is a time to say NO to whatever is offered because it is likely to be limiting and unrewarding. When Saturn is off those degrees, it is better.

    Saturn never opposes the Ascendant – it crosses the 7th. When Saturn transits the 7th House, it is a time when others cannot be there for you because they are having problems. When Saturn transited my 7th, most of my friends were in 12 Step programs and I had to help them. I did my best but I drew the line when their problems because out of control.

    Saturn opposing your Moon will not happen for at least 2 years and the 7th House is even further away. Let go of this and deal wiith your current situation.
    Why don’t you look at the favorable Uranus transits and not dwell on the bad Saturn aspects 2 years from now.

    Yes, that Saturn Return is a bad one. You have a Grand Water Trine with Mercury is the Apex — emphasize this.

  81. burka Says:

    Hello I have a question concerning Saturn retrograde in 12th house. In march ’15. Saturn will go retro on my natal Venus in 12th. I’m concerned about my financial situation and job since I was planning to ask for a raise after getting a higher degree. I also have a lot of studying to do and pass the exam for licence in my field of work in first couple of months in 2015. I was wondering if Saturn would effect my job and finances going retro on my natal Venus in 12th and through 11th house. My MC is 21Scorpio so it will transit that degree again next year (I’m using whole house system). Also is it a good or bad period for trying to get a better job opportunities and dealing with bussiness issues in general. I am also thinking of starting my own bussiness in a year or two so would it be wise to even think about it concerning the Saturn retro transit (and in 12th house in general). I also have my natal Saturn and Uranus in 12th. I’m a cap sun and rising, moon in cancer in 7th.

  82. Lynn Koiner Says:

    BURKA (12-2014): I am presuming that your Venus is a 4 Sagittarius and Saturn will be on this planet from February through mid-April 2015. I never use Whole Houses so you will always need to tell me where planets are using Placidius.

    When a planet Stations on a natal planet for a long time, it is more difficult. In a “mental” or Cadent House, it can cause anxiety and even despondency, sometimes for no known reason. It can help you focus to study for the exam — even over-study — but this is not bad.

    It is best to work on starting something knew when Saturn is about 5-7 degrees from the Ascendant (in the 12th) but commence it when Saturn crosses the ASC.

    Do not start something totally new when Saturn crosses the ASC — but do commence what you have been working on for awhile.

    When Saturn was about 8 degrees into my 12th, I was planning my course outline for IAA. When it crossed my Asc, I started teaching.

    The 12th House is a planning stage – the 1st is the commencement phase.

  83. arlene Says:

    Hi Lynn:

    As a Scorpio, lived thru the tempest of Saturn in my sign, as 2014 was a difficult year for me. I have Saturn in Sagitarius in my 11th house. Saturn has moved to Sagitarius, will that continue to be a problem. Thanks much.

  84. Bente Says:

    Hi :)

    You wrote in a comment: “Saturn in the 8th is connected with a death (and this could be anyone) when or if it afflicts a planet in the 11th House. I do not know why but it does. If there are no planets in the 8th, then I cannot make such a prediction.

    It is a Neptune transit that usually indicate the deterioration of the health of someone close to you.”

    I`m a taurus so I have got saturn transiting my 8th house and neptune transiting in 11th. Can you please say a little more about it, maybe comfort me? And is it a different if I got this in my natal chart vs. my sun sign?

    Thank you!

  85. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ARLENE (2-2015): Nothing can be determined just by having Saturn in a sign – it is only by the aspects that it makes. It really sounds as if other transits were occurring from either Uranus, Neptune or Pluto. Saturn entered Scorpio in October 2012, long before the difficult year for you.

    I do not know the degrees of Scorpio in your chart but, this summer, Saturn returns to Scorpio so people may observe themselves or others having to go back and finish up something that was not completed to end something unproductive in their lives.

    Saturn in Sagittarius can give people a new sense of vision. I have an article on Saturn in Sagittarius that I will post by tomorrow.

    BENTE: I do not have your post to re-read it but it is impossible for me to say exactly how to answer a general question. I never use Sun-sign readings, only the natal chart and only the western system, not Vedic.

    Saturn in the 8t House is about studies in metaphysical subjects, healing subjects, reincarnation and it is a time to not get one’s self in debt — to pay off obligations.

  86. Claudia Says:

    Good morning, Lynn.

    I enjoyed reading your post on Saturn 2015. The last time Saturn was in my 12th I also had Neptune and Uranus all by transit. By the time Saturn, Neptune and Uranus was conjunct my ascendant I was divorced. My 12th house starts with 5 degrees Sadge. Currently Saturn is sextile my natal Venus approaching my nodes and mars and……will also be trine my moon conjunct Pluto in my 8th house.
    I will have issues when Saturn squares my sun in Pisces 11 degrees and then will square my Saturn in Virgo 16 degrees………..
    I know it will not be the same as it was years ago………..what can I expect? Since the 12th house is hidden will it support my air and fire signs? It will square my sun Pisces 11 in my 2nd house conjunct the third and Saturn (Natal) is in the 9th………
    I have been under a lot of stress since 2009……..
    Any encouraging words and how to handle the sun/Saturn/Saturn aspects?

  87. Lynn Koiner Says:

    CLAUDIA (3-2015): Telling me one planet is here and another there – it confuses the heck out of me. I have no clue what your chart looks like but I can answer a T Saturn square Sun transit.

    Anytime there is a difficult Saturn transit you must not assume any new commitment or activity while it is in the degree of your Sun. Saying NO is my solution for Saturn hard aspects.

  88. Kimberly Says:

    What does it mean when your moon hits Saturn? it hits a friend of mines moon March-June. And there is also a Saturn retrograde also during this time.

    Thank you,

  89. Lynn Koiner Says:

    KIMBERLY (4-2015): I presuming that you are saying that the transiting Saturn will make a difficult aspect to the Moon?
    March-June could not be correct. If your friend has the Moon at 4 degrees, this would be from February 9 to April 17 2015.

    Whenever there is a difficult aspect from Saturn, I tell clients to say NO to any opportunity that presents itself, do not make important decisions or sign any agreements. JUST SAY NO! under a bad Saturn transit as the opportunity will be very bad for you.

  90. Kimberly Says:

    I apologize as I think I said it wrong. Saturn makes a hard aspect to HIS moon!

  91. Lynn Koiner Says:

    KIMBERLY: If you are saying that T Saturn is hitting HIS Moon, then the interpretation is the same for everyone.

  92. Emerald Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    Thank you for sharing so much !

    Saturn is transiting in my 8th house at the moment. It will soon oppose my natal Sun at 3 degree Gemini, square natal Pluto at 3 degree Virgo, Chiron at 2 degree Pisces. What do all these mean ? What should I avoid doing during the whole Saturn R ?

    Thank you!


  93. Lynn Koiner Says:

    EMERALD (4-2015): Since I receive between 2000-3500 hits each day, I cannot give you all of the information that you request, especially since an astrologer needs to look at the entire chart for such details.

    With ALL Saturn hard aspects, I tell people to say NO to all opportunities presented when – as in your case only – Saturn is in 3 degrees (opposing your Sun). Especially with the square to Pluto at the same time, whatever is offered will trap you in a difficult situation.

  94. Ann Says:

    Q: Saturn transit square MC & change of career

    Dear Lynn:

    Thank you for your professional insights. I wish to ask you about Saturn transit square MC. Saturn has been in my sixth house since I was pregnant, had a baby and he is now one year old. Recently I became very dissatisfied with my job and quit it during Saturn square MC and Saturn R square MC. I hope to find one once the transit finishes, though Saturn will opposite my moon for half a year immediately after that.

    At the end of the year, Saturn will square my MC again for three months. Will that mean I will have to change my job again? Can you offer some insights on long term (about half a year in total) Saturn square MC with about half a year Saturn opposite moon in between?

    What a tough time… Please help, thank you very much for reading this!

  95. Ann Cooper Says:

    I have Saturn coming up to conjunct my IC early June. I have my house up for sale and want to downside – is this likely to happen?

  96. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ANN (5-2015): It is impossible to determine if property will be sold by simply looking at Saturn crossing the IC.

    However, late 2015-2016 is a good time to sell property but not buy as it represents the high point in the housing market.

    I am only going to touch upon this upcoming alignment between Saturn and Neptune. The Saturn-Neptune square occurs….
    Sat (4) Sqr Nep (7) Nov 26 2015 07:14:33 am EST 0.836 07°Sg02’ D 07°Pi02’ D
    Sat (4) Sqr Nep (7) Jun 17 2016 11:28:47 pm EDT 1.397 12°Sg02’ R 12°Pi02’ R
    Sat (4) Sqr Nep (7) Sep 10 2016 09:03:40 am EDT 1.628 10°Sg24’ D 10°Pi24’ R

    As we move towards a 4th Harmonic alignment between these two planets, there is a spike in the housing price index, called the Case-Shiller Housing Price Index, shown below. In the late 1970s, Saturn in Virgo squared Neptune in Sagittarius. In the late 1980s, Saturn and Neptune were conjunct in Capricorn. After the Alignment, the prices drop considerably. So, I am suggesting at this time that 2015-16 is a good time to sell but not to buy. I will add more on this alignment in 2016.

  97. subha Says:

    Dear lynn,

    The day when saturn went retrograde i was admitted in hospital for a months time in ccu. Still now my health is not progressing i am with oxygen support only. My lungs are not working properly. Already i has health problems but everything sorted out slowly. But this time even the docs are not able to find a solution . Even after spending so much money no clue where iam. I was born on 12th july 1978 . 4.10pm ., chennai .india. ANSWERED PRIVATELY
  98. Deborah Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    Thank you for taking time to read this. I am a Taurus 0 degrees with a cancer ascendant and Leo moon. Saturn is retrograde and moving back into my 5th house. My husband was killed in feb 2008. I am single raising our son. What does this mean for love and work in my life?

  99. Lynn Koiner Says:

    DEBORAH (6-2015): Without knowing your chart, Saturn in the 5th is usually a better time, as the 4th forces you to focus upon the private life. I call it my Obscurity Cycle.

    Saturn in the 5th is a time to learn to make your talents more marketable and to learn what you need in order to feel loved and appreciated. It is a time to require the people in your life to be good to you, to invite you for lunch, etc. For some, this is a hard lesson.

    Being Retrograde is not a big deal for me. Saturn in Sagittarius has no aspect relation to Taurus and Cancer but, at some point, it will trine the Moon.

    More better information on Saturn in Sagittarius, read my article on this subject on this website.

  100. Julie Says:

    Hi Lynn

    Saturn has been retrograding through Sagitarius & scorpio in my 6th house going over my sun 6 degrees sagitarius, my Mercury 24 degrees scorpio opposing my moon 24 degrees Taurus and my Mars 23 degrees. When it turns direct it will go back of these planets for the 3rd time before going over my North Node 10 degrees sagitarius & my venus 11 degrees sagitarius in my 6th house. The last year has been the most difficult time of my life when I have been so disciplined, responsible & working so hard, meditating, eating well, exercising. I have been through so much reiki healing. I started a counselling business well over a year ago now that I invested so much time into but has generated no clients despite all my effort. I have been single now for nearly 2 years having split from an unhealthy co-dependent relationship after falling deeply in love with a man who I believed to be my soul mate but who was unavailable & rejected me repeatedly for a year. I have twin daughters aged 7, no earned income, no relationship & struggling to feel positive about my future. I have lost 2 friends recently in my life as well this year both within the saturn retrograde period. I have been experiencing a lot of loss & my beliefs have been transformed but experiencing so much confusion & struggling for my beliefs to fit with my life experiences in the last year. Please advise if things will improve for me in my work & will new better relationships be coming into my life by the time Saturn enters my 7th house. I have jupiter entering my 5th house in Virgo..I have Virgo on cusp of my natal 5th house.

  101. Lynn Koiner Says:

    JULIE (7-2015): First, Saturn aspected your Moon-Mercury last November and it will not make this aspect again. This aspect is long over.
    Saturn will make a 1 time hit to your Sun in November 2015. It will only make this aspect once. Do not be concerned about the Nodes as transits to the Nodes only highlight the planet makes the aspect — making Saturn stronger for establishing a new vision for you and your work goals.
    As it finally enters Sagittarius in the autumn, this is a good time to start something new but exercise caution when Saturn is a 6 or 11 degrees! Just say NO! if the situation seems more trouble than it is worth. Saturn will cross Venus in early January 2016, the 2nd half June and finally from September 21 through October 6. I do not know your chart at all and, because I receive between 2500 and 4000 hits each day, I cannot look at it. It can be a time of reorganizing your career- no clients indicates that this was not good choice. Conjunctions are not always bad. If Venus is well aspected in your chart, say that it is part of a Grand Fire Trine using Transpluto (Leo) and Eris (Aries), it can attract educational and motivational activities that may be more successful for you.

  102. Amanda Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I want to ask you a question about Saturn Conjunct Saturn. My saturn return is in my natal sign as well as in my 7th house at the end of the sign (29th degree). Does this bring ending or how does this position will affect me? What can I expect when Saturn is leaving Scorpio and entering Sagittarius?

    Thank you!

  103. Lynn Koiner Says:

    AMANDA (8-2015): Any planet at 29 degrees triggers an ending cycle but this can be a good thing. Anyone with an ending Saturn was born distrusting authority and the system and that they will take care of you from cradle to grave. Thus, they choose to work independently.

    As to how this Return will affect you, it all depends upon what is going on in your chart chart with transits and progressions.

    For information on Saturn in Sagittarius, I have an article on this on this website.

  104. Maria Says:

    Hi Lynn,
    I have a question… just finished a heavy saturn transit through my 6th house (I have a stellium in the 6th house in Scorpio: moon, mars, jupiter, Neptune at 1º sag)and now transits my 7th house, conjuncts my natal venus, square my MC. I’m exhausted and don´t know what to expect and I don´t think this year is going to be a light one…
    I read all the posts about Saturn in the 7th… but adding the fact that conjuncts my natal venus and squares my MC, would you say the impact would be in relationships? (born Jan 20, 1971 16:00 Argentina)
    Thank you!

  105. Lynn Koiner Says:

    MARIA (202016): Generally, Saturn (or any planet) transiting the 7th House denotes changes that occur due to other people and the changes in their lives.

    Years ago, because Saturn in the 7th House would make a lot of afflictions to my natal planets, I discovered that many of my friends had drinking problems and I had to take them to AA meetings. I felt frustrated because my needs were being neglected.

    At another point, because Saturn in the 7th is good for asking people to “parent” you, help you will organizing your life etc – I asked Noel Tyl to help me organize a book. He did a fantastic job!

    When Saturn crosses Venus, it will form a Grand Fire Trine to Eris-Chiron and Hygeia-Transpluto. This can bring an important relationship with someone who is in the healing arts, who can teach you something. Fire is highly motivational.

  106. Josh Baudhuin Says:

    (Hmm. I can’t tell whether this is an updated post with old comments or an old post with old comments. Anyway…)

    I wanted to offer a couple of interesting highlights regarding the points of station for Saturn in 2016:

    (1) When Saturn first stations (-> Retro) (3/25) it does so squaring both benefics, Jupiter opp. Venus. Hard work is favored and rewarded.

    (2) When Saturn next stations (-> Direct) (8/13) it does so squaring Venus opp. Neptune. These latter are both loosely conjoined with the nodal axis, as if to anticipate the annular solar eclipse that will occur on 9/1. (Venus on 8/13 is within 12 minutes of arc from the point of the eclipse.) There are also a few non-ptolemaic aspects with tight orbs (involving Uranus and Jupiter) that will probably come into play, but the general feeling of those few weeks may have a bit of a “we shall overcome” flavor.

  107. Ja Says:

    Just thought that I would post and explain what has happened to me since Saturn started transiting my 7th house.
    I’ve become involved in a lot of relationships in which other people have had problems that they cannot deal with and therefore, they have chosen to walk away from me and sort themselves out. The most recent case of this happened yesterday and my on/off ex for 12 years told me that he didn’t love me anymore. It hurt me and broke me to a million pieces inside, but I feel free. I do love him, but I love myself more – especially now he has told me that he can’t focus on love right now because he is focused in his career. I do hope we can work the situation out eventually, but his attitude and demeanour was what I needed to just say ‘no’ to the question marks that I had in my mind since 2013. I now know that if he wants me, I’ve told him what he needs to do to be successful. I’ve told him about my hopes for us and I realise that I need to hold him to slightly higher standards if there is a ‘next time around’. It’s definitely difficult to let go – painful in fact; but now I know the truth… I can make more informed and realistic decisions when it comes to our future. Like I said, I hope to rekindle one day; but I know that being around someone just because you want them to love you is not conducive to your progress or theirs; because it sends out the message that you don’t love yourself. Wishing all those experiencing the Saturn transit 7th house the best! It’s not an easy one at all. Not even in the slightest xxx

  108. sally ledrew Says:

    I am going to settlement divorce court on June 9 2016. I am a Capricorn born Jan 3 1963 in Bristol, England at 7:45pm. I am going up again a gemini born june 18, 1966….what do you think might happen??

  109. Peter Says:

    Dear Lynn,

    You mention there is little perceivable difference when Saturn is retrograde in the 12th house as opposed to direct in the 12th house. What about Saturn retrograde over the Ascendant? Is there a difference compared with Saturn’s motion direct over the Ascendant?

  110. Lynn Koiner Says:

    PETER (7-2016); To be honest, when I give a reading, I do not pay attention to whether Saturn is R or D. With the ASC/MC, unless it is a rectified birth time, the BC time can often be a degree off. For this reason, I do not consider Saturn exact on an angle.

    When I used to pay attention to Saturn R, I felt it was a time to go back and reorganize when started with the D.

  111. ~E~ Says:

    Lynn, firstly thank you!
    I have a transit with the Saturn rx in my Sag 12th. (Sag is also my ASc)
    It is exhausting. I suppose because the retreat is being forced upon me and my will is causing the exaustion. Even when Saturn moves backwards, we are powerless to his strength. Today I started out healthier but my inner demons (food abuses) have given me grief for several months. (I have improved about 40%, it’s something at least) So I wanted to see which transits were working for/against me. With him in the 12th, the fwd moving Mars doesn’t feel as powerful for me as I wish. I am analysing any and all changes I can make to be my better version – including following Saturns instruction in the useful retreat. Thank you so much for all you share.

  112. Lynn Koiner Says:

    E (7-2016): SATURN TRANSITING THE 12th AND 1st HOUSES — My last transit of Saturn in the 12th House was very difficult but I learned a lot, especially about health issues and it was a turning point in my medical astrology research.

    When Saturn gets to about 5 degrees BEFORE the ASC, you need to work on plans for the future. When Saturn crosses the ASC, this is a time to take off on that project or interest.

    I planned my courses for the International Academy of Astrology but began teaching when it crossed my Asc.

    The 12th House also rules distant places where people do not know the “old you.” This allows you to change and transform yourself. The 1st House marks a 7-year Self-Absorbed Cycle — you are SUPPOSED to be self-absorbed, focusing on yourself and your interests.


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