Saturn is currently in Aquarius located at 26 Aqu 23' 09"

Planetary Aspects

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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

05.02.2023 at 11:36:14 UTC

chart wheel
PlanetLongitude
The Sun16 Aqu 23' 22"
The Moon13 Leo 16' 10"
Mercury22 Cap 10' 14"
Venus11 Pis 39' 16"
Mars11 Gem 19' 09"
Jupiter06 Ari 54' 49"
Saturn26 Aqu 23' 09"
Uranus15 Tau 01' 15"
Neptune23 Pis 44' 12"
Pluto28 Cap 48' 25"

Solar Status

BZ Status:-1
Proton Density:4.16
Proton Speed:349.9 k/sec
KP Status:0.33
TypeFeb 5Feb 6Feb 7
Active10%25%40%
Minor1%5%15%
Moderate1%1%5%
Strong1%1%1%
Kp Index Prediction
00-03UT1.671.674.00
03-06UT1.331.333.67
06-09UT1.331.333.00
09-12UT1.331.672.67
12-15UT1.332.332.33
15-18UT1.332.672.33
18-21UT1.673.002.67
21-00UT1.673.332.67
Solar Activity
Solar activity was low with C-class flare activity observed from Regions 3207 (S13E10, Cao/beta) and 3211 (S16W29, Cao/beta). All active regions with sunspots were either stable or in decay. A filament eruption centered near S15E50 was observed at 04/0040 UTC. The associated CME is not expected to be Earth-directed. No Earth-directed CMEs were detected. .Forecast... Solar activity is expected to be at low levels on 05-07 Feb.
Solar Wind
Background solar wind conditions were observed this period. Solar wind speeds were steady between 300-350 km/s, total field strength varied between 4-8 nT, and Bz ranged between +4/-7 nT.
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.