Saturn Is In Retrograde And It's The Reason Your Life Feels Like A Disaster

by Rosey Baker

Mercury may have gone direct this week, which led us all to breathe a collective sigh of relief, after the universal kick in the tits that April was for most of us.

But that doesn't mean everything's gonna be all fun and chill right away. In fact, we're still in the midst of Saturn going retrograde, which started April 6, and won't be going direct until August 21.

Saturn is believed to be the disciplinarian planet, ruling over self-discipline and responsibility. When it retrogrades, you're forced to face up to responsibilities you've been trying to avoid.

Here are the multiple ways the saturn retrograde could affect your life

Stunted progress

Either in your work or in your personal life, you may feel as if some seeming outside force could be slowing your progress.

If you've been trying to get in better shape, you may feel as if your mood or motivation is trying to keep you from achieving your goals.

If you've been trying to get a raise at work, you may feel as if all of your work is for nothing. You could be trying and trying and feeling as if all your efforts are going unnoticed.

Feeling restricted

Circumstances (either within you or outside of you) may have you feeling as if your choices are limited right now, which might lead you to feeling stuck in a job or relationship that you aren't happy in.

Keep in mind that while you still have the freedom to make your own life choices, to either stay or to go, Saturn's influence develops areas of responsibility we have been neglecting.

Ask yourself if there's a reason you don't feel ready to leave just yet. Is there something you have yet to learn from this experience that might be crucial to your personal development?

Stress in intimate relationships

This saturn retrograde specifically will surround issues of love because of a complicated aspect between Venus and Saturn. Relationships could be a source of frustration, and leave you with a feeling of being stressed and drained of energy.

It's important to remember to spend quality time with yourself to prevent this, but to find and strike a healthy balance between solitude and isolation.

Financial Insecurity

Again, because of the square between Venus and Saturn, this retrograde may cause financial insecurities to arise. Avoid a tendency toward reckless spending, and try not to waste your money or other resources. Hard work, determination, patience and good timing are required to reach the level of security you're seeking.

If you find yourself getting frustrated, keep pushing. Saturn retrograde means that whatever area of responsibility you have been developing is so important, extra time is needed to refine your skills.

From now until August, you'll definitely feel as if you're being tested to make sure you are ready to take on the challenges of your life. The lessons you learn might be hard but they will be valuable.

Most importantly, remain patient. You got this!