Saturn is currently in Pisces located at 07 Pis 08' 16"

Planetary Aspects

(out 5 Days)

Saturn is currently Sextile Jupiter

Saturn is Quincunx Venus

   Starts on Monday, 12 June, 2023

Upcoming Retrogrades

PlanetStationary (retrograde)Stationary (direct)In Sign
saturn2023-06-17 17:28:00 UTC2023-11-04 07:03:00 UTCPisces
saturn2024-06-29 19:07:00 UTC2024-11-15 14:21:00 UTCPisces

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

08.06.2023 at 07:54:07 UTC

chart wheel
The Sun17 Gem 17' 46"
The Moon14 Aqu 08' 08"
Mercury25 Tau 14' 19"
Venus02 Leo 35' 19"
Mars10 Leo 48' 03"
Jupiter04 Tau 56' 38"
Saturn07 Pis 08' 16"
Uranus20 Tau 35' 55"
Neptune27 Pis 32' 58"
Pluto00 Aqu 03' 01" R

Solar Status

BZ Status:-3
Proton Density:3.05
Proton Speed:335.6 k/sec
KP Status:1.67
TypeJun 8Jun 9Jun 10
Kp Index Prediction
Solar Activity
Solar activity reached moderate levels. The largest flare of the period was an M4.7 flare from Region 3327 (S16E28, Eki/beta-gamma-delta) at 07/1146 UTC. This region was the most active of the 10 numbered regions with sunspots on the visible disk and was also the source of occasional C-class flares, to include a C7.1 flare at 07/0645 UTC and a C8.7 flare at 07/1829 UTC. The C7.1 flare produced a CME off the southeast limb that was modeled and determined not to have an Earth-directed component.
Solar Wind
Solar wind parameters were near background levels. Total field strength was at 5 nT and the Bz component was unremarkable. A weak enhancement in the solar wind field occurred at 07/2225 UTC when the IMF strength quickly increased to 8 nT and eventually peaked at 9-10 nT. Solar wind speed also showed a mild increase from near 325 km/s to about 380 km/s before decreasing again. Prior to this weak enhancement, wind speeds were steady near 325 km/s. The phi angle was predominately positive through the period. While too early to ascertain, it is possible this solar wind enhancement was related to the anticipated nearby CME arrival from 04 Jun.
Energetic Particle
The greater than 2 MeV electron flux was at normal to moderate levels and the greater than 10 MeV proton flux remained at background levels.