What Is Saturn Retrograde & What Does It Mean When You Have It In Your Natal Chart, Per Astrology

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What Saturn Retrograde Means In The Astrology Natal Chart, By Zodiac Sign

Everyone is born with Saturn in their natal chart.

If your Saturn was retrograde at the time of your birth, the zodiac sign and degree matters.

Saturn in your natal chart is the place where you can feel restricted. It's an area where you grow the most using hard work and effort. 

When you have a Saturn return, that means that Saturn is returning to the same location it was when you were born.

When you were born during retrograde it can be easier or harder for you.

If you have some negative karma coming your way, Saturn is here and she’s gonna straighten you right out.

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Right now, Saturn is pushing its way through Capricorn. Capricorn is a cardinal earth sign. It is in charge of your career, self-sufficiency, and overall effort.

What this means essentially is that when Saturn is passing through Capricorn, it becomes time to cash in on all the work you’ve been doing this year.

It is time to reward hard work and point out where maybe you took the easy way out. Saturn is here to push you closer to your goals.

It wants to take everything you have been working on and use your good decisions and missteps to help push you toward your dreams.

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If you have been working hard and trying your best this is going to be a time of great reward for you, specifically in your career.

It is a great time to make some thoughtful career risks if you think they can really drive you forward professionally.

If you have been a little lazy, this is a time of reconciliation. It will be high time for you to look at the mistakes you have been making a to resolve them.

This is a time to recognize your mistakes, fix them, and get yourself back on the right track. Let's all get out there and reach these goals!

Here is how Saturn Retrograde is going to affect each of the signs.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, Saturn is gonna test you. It is going to affect your control, your drive, and your reputation. It is going to push you to make risky career moves.

Some of these gambles will be unlucky but some will be greatly rewarded.

But no matter what happens you are going to learn so major lessons during this time.

While Saturn is in retrograde and returns to your natal chart's location, get ready to grow cuz Aries are in for a lot of change.

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TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, returns to your natal chart's location, are times of great reward for you. You are always very hard working and reliable, so you should be reaping those benefits for the next few months.

All of the monotony and the meticulous effort you have been putting in will pay off during this time.

However, this may be a great time to make a big career move or take a financial risk.

This is the time to really thrust yourself toward success because it can really pay off big time during this retrograde. Go get ‘em Taurus!

GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

When Saturn returns to your natal chart's location, it is going to be a time for all of you Geminis to analyze what you’re doing career-wise and more specifically why you’re doing what you’re doing.

Ever the indecisive little lady, this is going to be the time for you to really focus on what is going on in your life and career and make the hard choices.

If you have been hating your job, it will become clear it's time for you to leave it.

If you have been agonizing over a job offer or the meaning of the work you’re doing or over your general professional fulfillment, this is the time to face those scary choices head-on.

You will find a moment of clarity in these coming months.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Cancer girl, a Saturn return may be a time for you to focus on some of the mistakes you’ve made in your career.

We all know you can be a little sneaky, a little manipulative… maybe you lied a little on your resume, maybe you said you completed a project that you didn’t, maybe you’ve been showing up late or leaving early, but whatever it is… it's gonna come into the light.

It’s time to look at your mistakes in the eye and make some changes. This isn’t going to be all bad for you though. It's also going to be a clean start.

Any of these little deceptions or dishonesties that have been weighing you down are going to leave your body and mind and you’ll feel generally lighter going into the rest of the year.

You are also going to be able to refocus your career and start again on the right foot. By this time next year, you're going to be killing it.

Go for your goals, girl. Saturn’s got you.

LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, you are such a great confident leader, a terrific problem solver, and an all-around dominant presence in your workplace. You probably don’t think that anyone even noticed that you were being a little lazy. I hate to break it to you, mama, Saturn knows.

She’s looking right at you. It’s time to own up to it during a Saturn return. Maybe you’ve been delegating more that you should, cutting corners you shouldn’t be cutting, maybe even just showing up late and leaving early. All of these shortcomings are going to be thrust into the light.

But it’s okay. The great thing about Saturn’s retrograde is that it is here to get you back on the right track. It’s time to fix your mistakes and angle yourself back toward success. You will be rewarded for your newfound efforts.

VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Virgos you have been putting in good work. Heck, you put in good work every year. You’re methodical and hardworking and hold yourself to the highest of standards. This is going to be a great year for you karmically.

I know you’re not a risk-taker by nature, but during a Saturn return and retrograde cycle, this is the perfect time to put yourself out there and make some big career or financial moves.

Get it. This year everything's coming up Virgo so get out there and get yours!

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LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)

Libras are all about balance, so I don’t think karma is going to hit you too hard in either direction.

However, a Saturn retrograde return is going to be a great time for you to look inward and focus on the conflicts you’ve been holding on to.

Use this as a time to cleanse yourself of all of your grudges and own up to your own feelings.

In personal relationships and in the workplace you tend to compromise and keep tight-lipped your concerns because you hate confrontational situations, but Libra it's time for you to be liberated.

Speak your mind, and make your voice be heard.

Make some changes Libra! You got this!

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpios, ever passionate and hard-working, Saturn's retrograde and a return opens up your passion that will present itself in your work.

You are going to be extra motivated and focused on your professional and creative life.

Perhaps your relationships will get placed on the backburner for a while. But that is okay.

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The spoils of your labor will be plentiful if you really can focus and work hard. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb and search for creative solutions to problems.

This is a time of creative awakening for you. Go out there a do it! It's gonna be amazing.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Sagittarius’s are very hardworking and goal-driven. They are always hyper-focused on the finish line.

However, they are known to set the finish line farther back than they can reach.

During a Saturn return to your natal chart time you are going to feel a little more energy in your work, pushing you closer to your goals.

This is also a great time for you to reach out and ask for help where you may need it.

As much as you like your freedom and independence, you will move faster toward your goals with a helping hand.

Reach out for it. You’re gonna get there Sagittarius. We all believe in you!

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CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)

Well Capricorn, Saturn is passing through your chart right now. So the focus is on you big time.

You don’t have a lot to worry about though, because you have been working hard. You were reliable, and practical and kept your family insight.

You’re doing great. Use this as a time to lighten up on yourself. Do something fun career-wise.

Maybe go out on a limb, and try a new venture. Keep it small, but invest your energy into something you are more passionate about.

It could have great monetary rewards.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)

Ever the optimist, Aquarius’s may start to feel a little bit of self-doubt during this time.

It’s hard to be sunny and positive every day, especially in the workplace.

A Saturn return to your sign is going to be hard to stay focused and not worry so much during these months, but you can make it through.

Keep your eyes on the goal and set your feet to follow.

This could be a make or break time for you Aquarius and I think you’re gonna make it!

PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

A Saturn return or having it in your natal chart is a time to focus on the part of your job that you are best at Pisces.

It’s time to really dive into the personal relationships between you and your co-workers.

Everyone is more productive when they’re getting along with their co-workers and they need you and your intuitive selflessness to get them there.

This will help drive everyone, and especially you, forward in their careers and toward professional goals.

Karma is on your side buddy so go out and get it!

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Kaitlin Kaiser is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.

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