Saturn is currently in Capricorn located at 28 Cap 42' 42"

Planetary Aspects

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Saturn is currently in Conjunction Jupiter

Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
saturn2021-05-23 09:20:00 UTC2021-10-11 02:18:00 UTCAquarius
Friday, 08 March 2019 17:00

Saturn Retrograde

Saturn Retrograde

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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.

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Planetary Positions

04.12.2020 at 07:31:26 UTC

chart wheel
P1AspectP2Orb
VenusTrineNeptune2° 20' 44"
JupiterConjunctSaturn1° 54' 29"
JupiterConjunctPluto3° 26' 55"

PlanetLongitude
Sun12 Sag 36' 19"
Moon27 Can 08' 48"
Mercury03 Sag 52' 49"
Venus15 Sco 49' 30"
Mars17 Ari 47' 11"
Jupiter26 Cap 48' 13"
Saturn28 Cap 42' 42"
Uranus07 Tau 24' 35" R
Neptune18 Pis 10' 15"
Pluto23 Cap 21' 17"

Solar Status

BZ Status:4
Proton Density:0.79
Proton Speed:376.7 k/sec
KP Status:0
TypeDec 4Dec 5Dec 6
Active10%10%10%
Minor1%1%1%
Moderate1%1%1%
Strong1%1%1%
Kp Index Prediction
00-03UT222
03-06UT111
06-09UT111
09-12UT111
12-15UT111
15-18UT111
18-21UT222
21-00UT222
Solar Activity
Solar activity was at low levels. Regions 2786 (S17W57, Hkx/alpha) and 2790 (S22E36, Hsx/alpha) both produced isolated C-class flares early in the UTC day. They both continue to lose spots and simplify.
Solar Wind
The solar wind environment was characteristic of very low densities. Accordingly sampling of the solar wind speed at L1 has been less reliable. The solar wind is estimated to be between 300 and 400 km/s, which is typical of a quiet IMF. Total magnetic field strength and Bz were also typical of quiet IMF. Phi was firmly negative.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux briefly reached high levels today (1130 pfu at 02/1430 UTC) before returning to moderate levels. The greater than 10 MeV proton flux was slightly enhanced from the southeast limb event on 29 Nov but remained below the 10 pfu threshold.