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Saturn Stationary Retrograde in May 2020 at 2 Aquarius

Saturn Stationary Retrograde in May 2020 at 2 Aquarius

Nature’s Challenge Galvanizing Us To Action Which Liberates Us From Adverse Conditions

Saturn goes stationary retrograde at 2 Aquarius at 9:09 pm PDT on May 10, 5:09 am BST on May 11, and will remain retrograde until late September when it will go direct at 26 Capricorn. What does this mean?

First, it means that the Saturn in Capricorn “Master’s Class” we’ve been doing since it entered Capricorn December 2017 has now hit a transition zone between the two signs it rules. We’ve now entered the Saturn in Aquarius era, but still have to review Saturn in Capricorn related things we’ve been learning since late January, when Saturn entered its 2020 shadow zone. Since then we’ve gotten a look at the span between 26 Capricorn and 2 Aquarius, and now get another look at that same span of experience, but from a retrograde angle instead of a direct angle. This span involves the individual, mental, and spiritual level of the Scene of Group Performance, as well as the actional, material, and physical level of the Scene of Contribution.

Saturn Structuring Future Plutonic Seed Forms Waiting For Jupiter's Four Blessings

With the Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto conjunctions all at the same time in January 2020, we entered a new series of cycles. Some will last about a year, while the Saturn/Pluto conjunction at 23 Capricorn marked the beginning of a 33 year era! Jupiter has already made one conjunction with Pluto, and after it goes retrograde, it will make another one at the end of June at 25. The third will occur in November at 23 Capricorn, and the final blessing will be when Jupiter and Saturn conjunct at 1 Aquarius in December, setting a 20 year Aquarian pulse into life as well as a 200 year Air pulse which will transform our world.

Up to now, Saturn has been structuring the Plutonic seeds planted in Capricorn over the past 12 years. At this point, since Saturn is now in a new cycle with Pluto, Saturn is setting up future structures which Pluto will sprout to life within as it transits the current Saturn shadow zone. Pluto will transit between 26-30 Capricorn from January 2021 through November 2023, and will transit the first 2 degrees of Aquarius between March 2023 and December 2025, after which we will be solidly in the Pluto in Aquarius era, marking the beginning of the Spring of the 21st century!

We now begin our review of the lessons Saturn has placed before us since January. It’s a time to be open to getting different takes on what we need to do, what we need to ignore, disciplines we need to accept, limitations we don’t need to accept, and how the duties or obligations we’ve taken on since the beginning of the year relate to our authentic Self and our Path of Hastened Attainment.

Because it bridges the last face of Capricorn and the first face of Aquarius, we’re going to get a review of the structure of what’s crystallized in our group work and how well it will serve our future spiritual contributions to our world. See what of the vision or the plan, the ideal and the duty needs to be re-shaped, and what needs to be crystallized in the future if we are to fulfill Dharma and not get trapped in needless chains.

Saturn in Sag taught us to take a more mature view of our spiritual potentials and examine which truths serve us in our spiritual quest to fulfill Dharma, as well as which lesser truths no longer suit our evolutionary necessity. Saturn in Capricorn has been teaching us to “grow up and take responsibility” for our actions, feelings, and thoughts, and accept more important duties and roles in our world. We’re finishing up these Capricorn lessons, while getting a first look at what Saturn in Aquarius will teach us about being part of a whole, and being patient as we cooperate in creating the greatest good for the greatest number.

Ultimately, Saturn’s binding energy holds us within boundaries so we may concentrate and understand our potential “response-ability.” It teaches us how and when to act in a mature and thoughtful way, as well as when not to act at all. In any case, we learn by fulfilling various potentials. Saturn also teaches us that once a potential is fulfilled, then either we find a new potential in that same field of activity, or we find a new potential in another field of activity.

The Sabian Symbol for Saturn’s Stationary Retrograde Degree

The symbol for the 2nd degree of Aquarius is "An unexpected thunderstorm.” According to Rudhyar’s notes from the Marc Jones class originally published in The Astrology of Personality, this degree indicates that we’ll be “liberated from adverse conditions” by a “cosmic visitation” that will “galvanize us to action” through “spectacular developments.”

This promises a wild ride wherever we have 2 Aquarius in our charts! Expect to be freed somehow by something that compels your attention and moves you to action.

In The Astrological Mandala he states the keynote is "the need to develop the inner security which will enable us to meet unexpected crises.” He says this symbol is about some sort of “social collective processes and the function of the individual within them.”

He offers that this symbol could have positive effects as well as negative ones, and states “it refers to an event for which one is not prepared,” and therefore “Nature’s challenge.” He states this degree is in the Span of Defensiveness, and it's the counterpoint degree of the actional level of the Scene of Contribution in the Act of Capitalization.

Marc Jones says 2 Aquarius is a symbol of "Nature’s potentialities as they lie beyond any individual control,” and “the tendency of all things to come to some dramatic head in either physical or psychological terms.” He states this is about the need “that every living spirit remain wholly self-quickened within itself,” and stay open to its “inevitable participation in every shifting pattern of events.”

He continues that we find opportunities for self-fulfillment in “the convergence of relations in some climax of experience.” He offers us the keyword ACCIDENT. He goes on to state that when this degree is operating in a positive manner, it is “creative opportunism and a genius for shaping all eventualities to some desired end.”

So Saturn has hit a high water mark, and we enter a 4 month period of learning a lot through events that challenge and/or mobilize us to some sort of action, or we’ll get insights into past events that mobilized us and “liberated us from adverse conditions.” Some will remember extraordinary “cosmic visitations” that changed their lives, brought them to a new security, or quickened their Spirit so it could participate more actively in shaping some sudden event to “some desired end.”

Saturn's Dance with Uranus and Neptune While Retrograde in 2020

Saturn in Aquarius will square Uranus in Taurus all of 2021! This initial period of Saturn in Aquarius has given us a front end look at the forces in dynamic tension coaxing us to practice good Leo and Scorpio skills. For now, Saturn’s retrograde will take it back to its second septile with Neptune, bringing us to yet another fork in the road to collective consciousness. The choices made during this Saturn septile Neptune in play for months to come will be expanded in some way as Jupiter makes its septile with Neptune in December just before it conjuncts Saturn and sets the Grand Mutation into action.

When retrograde, by July Saturn will again be in a long term biseptile with Uranus, structuring radical changes in the destiny of people and nations! All of these septiles and biseptiles between the outer Spiritual Triad with Saturn and Jupiter are restructuring collective consciousness and teaching us the responsibilities and disciplines of a new long term way of life for us all. We’re all learning to be patient and mature as we come to a new understanding of how we can contribute to a better future.

The coming biseptiles of both Saturn and Jupiter involve Capricorn to Taurus energy. This is helping us ground whatever awakened in our consciousness about how we fit into "The Cosmic Choir." That awakening and how we’ve grounded and practiced that awakening in our lives has now brought us to another huge fork in the road of our lives based in what areas these two spiritual heavyweights rule in our chart, where they’re transiting, and if we have any planets in any of the 7 “hot zones” created by this 7th harmonic evolutionary pulse. Between July and November, the biseptile activates the following zones: 27 Capricorn-1 Aquarius, 18-22 Pisces, 9-13 Taurus, 1-5 Cancer, 23-27 Leo, 14-18 Libra, and 6-10 Sagittarius. If you have a planet of angle in one of these zones, your life is on the move, and the coming period will help you get a new depth understanding of the changes to come like a rocket launch in between November 2020 and February 2021!

Other Larger Cycles in Play

Since we're about to take a look back at all things Saturn as we've learned about its expression in early Aquarius and late Capricorn, remember we’ve also begun a new Mars/Saturn cycle which began with their conjunction at 1 Aquarius in early April 2020. That began a 2+ year cycle at the same degree of the coming Grand Mutation, indicating the Aquarian forces are already on the move!

Just after that conjunction at 1 Aquarius, Mars squared Uranus, giving us a front end look at the intractable conflict between fixed forces we’ll experience all of 2021. This long term conflict will require that we know what we value and stand for while welcoming new ideas, new visions, new allies, and new group work. We will need to demonstrate good heart energy and creativity while eliminating all we do not need, including corrosive people and toxic situations.

Compounding the conflict, in April we also got a look at the coming long term conflict between Mars in Aries, which will square Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto several times between August and December. This will test our sense of fairness, perspective, and justice, as well as show us what we care about and what needs to be protected. We will have oppositions to Saturn in late Capricorn from mid-July through early September, bringing realizations about how to maintain balance.

These balancing skills, along with what we learned we care about or needs protecting in July, will be necessary to navigate the times Mars squares Saturn from mid-August through early October. These “Cardinal conflicts” will give way to the “Fixed conflicts” when Jupiter and Saturn enter Aquarius in December en route to their square with Uranus in January 2021, amplified by Mars in Taurus conjunct Uranus and square Jupiter and Saturn!

So we’re in a new Mars/Saturn cycle which has initiated the energies which will be set into motion in a new 20 year period of the next "Grand Mutation" in Aquarius. And because Saturn sits at the first 2 degrees of Aquarius in April, May, and June, it’s evident that we’ve begun a mobilization and will have to navigate “storms,” both physical and psychic.

Because Saturn is retrograde, it’s a review, and may accompany returns of some sort. So whether we’re looking back at our long wave disciplines of Self-realization, or past duties, responsibilities, fears, or limitations, we’re ultimately being led to a different perspective about what’s enduring and important in our lives. The 2018 retrograde theme of overcoming fear and learning newer “harmless” ways of relating to others, having put us into new group activities in 2019, now indicates we must mobilize in the face of “Nature’s challenge.”

During the coming months, those with planets in the late degrees of Earth and Water signs can make a lot of progress if they’ve made Saturn their friend. As Saturn in Capricorn will play a powerful role in all our lives and world affairs between July and December, and Saturn in Aquarius will play a powerful role in 2021 and 2022, if you don’t already have a copy, please consider getting your copy of Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend.

In it you’ll understand the Saturn-Uranus “dance of individualization,” and how our inner Saturn helps us give form and structure to our quest for Self-realization. That inner “higher power” is the way to take command of our destiny, becoming spiritual adults and fulfilling our purpose for being alive on Earth. By knowing our Saturnian strengths, we can overcome fear and any sense of victimization or powerlessness.

It was written for both astrologers and non-astrologers, shows why some things happened when they did. Even those with little or no understanding of astrology will benefit from understanding why they had to make certain choices at crucial times that shaped their lives in profound ways.

Each time you read any section of this book you will find new insights about your power to steer your personal evolution. You will understand how to throw off all the attitudes and memories which have held you back from finding and living the life and purpose. Through your journey of self-discovery, you can find ways to live your life on your own terms, and fulfill your purpose for being alive as an Eternal having human experiences!

Please order your copy today! You can find Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friendat the linked page and order your copy. The ebook is available through Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook. Also, if you get your copy through Amazon, please write a review on the Amazon site, since the more reviews, the bigger the boost on their site.

© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.


© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com

About the author:

Robert WilkinsonRobert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
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