Saturn is currently in Pisces located at 16 Pis 06' 35"

Planetary Aspects

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Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
saturn2024-06-29 19:07:00 UTC2024-11-15 14:21:00 UTCPisces
saturn2025-07-13 04:08:00 UTC2025-11-28 03:52:00 UTCAries

If Jupiter is known as The Great Benefic- you know there has to be a bad guy. Saturn, well, is sort of that bad guy. There are a few reasons for this, but, it’s important to understand two key concepts in astrology at work here: Benefic and Malefic.

For astrological purposes, the word benefic comes from an even bigger word: agathopoios. This means “good doer”. Pretty easy, right? The opposite of that, in a sense would be malefic- which comes from the word kakopoios. Guess what that means? Yes. “Bad doer”. Of course, just because a planet is benefic or malefic- that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily going to go doing a good or doing a bad. This can change depending on a variety of things like the astrological sign it houses, aspects, and whether or not the planet’s had a snack today.

In traditional astrology, Saturn and Mars are the malefic planets- but Saturn, whoo boy, that’s the Greater Malefic. If you were curious, Jupiter and Venus are the benefics. Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto are also often considered malefic but this usually involves some sort of aspect to a more personal planet.

So, Saturn is a giant asshole who eats his babies. This is the planet that usually rules things like your restrictions, limits, and discipline. In fact, quite a lot has been said about how Saturn is just this horribly painful influence- even Jung said that “I have observed many cases where a well-defined psychological phase, or an analogous event, was accompanied by a transit (particularly when Saturn and Uranus were affected)”. (But in case you were also unaware, Jung actually used the terms psychosis and schizophrenia to describe himself and many new agers have just not read The Red Book and it shows.)

You know though, we talk about Mercury Retrograde all the freaking time but, Saturn Cycles are the ones that will really hang you up by the seat of your pants. Ruling Capricorn, Saturn is also often referred to as “The Lord Of Karma”- so essentially, you’re looking at “You get what you deserve” if you’re looking at karma from a very reductionist standpoint. Ruling our career, our legacy, it’s also known as more or less the Daddy Dom of the zodiac. Structure, proper use of time, and being able to get your shit together are definitely within its ringed purview.

The Retrograde

Saturn has a very consistent cycle of slightly over a year. The retrograde itself will last around 4 and a half months. Usually known as a time when things are just obnoxiously limiting: this is supposed to be a time where you look at what kind of responsibilities are important to you and how you not only handle that, but how you actually work to make that happen. Sometimes, if you’re looking at stepping it up, things go entirely sideways and that’s more or less this Trial By Fire that’s supposed to make sure you can actually handle the crap you want to take on.

Another thing that sometimes happens during these retrograde cycles is you begin to notice that your own reticence or sorrow are holding you back. It might be time to see a therapist or get help, it might be time to recognize what you need to do, in whatever context you need to do it. It’s said that events that occur during the retrograde will help fully illustrate that- so, you can well imagine this is not quite the same as oh, you know, Mercury retrograde making autocorrect cause you to look like a dumb ass.

Planetary Positions

25.04.2024 at 03:54:56 UTC

chart wheel
PlanetLongitude
The Sun05 Tau 26' 23"
The Moon18 Sco 41' 50"
Mercury15 Ari 59' 13" R
Venus24 Ari 40' 47"
Mars25 Pis 45' 59"
Jupiter22 Tau 45' 56"
Saturn16 Pis 06' 35"
Uranus22 Tau 03' 23"
Neptune28 Pis 44' 55"
Pluto02 Aqu 05' 24"

Solar Status

BZ Status:1
Proton Density:0.76
Proton Speed:332.4 k/sec
KP Status:0.67
TypeApr 25Apr 26Apr 27
Active35%35%35%
Minor30%25%25%
Moderate15%15%15%
Strong1%1%1%
Kp Index Prediction
00-03UT3.004.333.67
03-06UT2.674.003.33
06-09UT3.673.332.00
09-12UT4.333.003.00
12-15UT3.672.672.67
15-18UT3.332.673.00
18-21UT2.672.003.00
21-00UT4.003.333.33
Solar Activity
Solar activity was at high levels. Region 3638 (S17W74, Cai/beta) produced the strongest flare of the period, an M2.0 flare (R1-Minor) at 24/2259 UTC. AR 3638 also produced a C9.4 flare at 24/1410 that had associated Type IV and Type II radio sweeps (est. 800 km/s initially reported, but revised down to 379 km/s in the final report) as well as a faint CME off the SW in C2 coronagraph imagery beginning at 24/1436 UTC. Analysis and modeling of the event determined the CME to be ahead and south of Earths orbit.
Solar Wind
Solar wind conditions reflected nominal conditions. Total magnetic field strength was at or below 5 nT. Solar wind speeds were mostly between ~350-400 km/s. Phi angle transitioned from negative to positive between 24/0615-1530 UTC.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was peaked near high levels but remained moderate, and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux was at background levels.