Pluto will turn retrograde on April 24th at 23 degrees Capricorn. Think about falling back, for real and deeply.
That sentence is awkward on purpose. Here you are slogging through the mud, you may even be stuck in something more like into a sewer. There is nothing comfortable about it.
Less than a week later, on April 29th, Saturn will turn retrograde at 20 degrees Capricorn. If you thought you were going to be able to stand your ground, this will be the “two” in the one-two punch. Many people will be knocked down.
Saturn will turn retrograde on April 17th, 2018 at nine degrees Capricorn. The planet will remain retrograde for nearly five months, turning direct at two degrees Capricorn on September 7th, 2018.
If you have planets at the mid-degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), you’re probably feeling pressure at this point. That pressure will fall back at this time. It’s like getting a deferment.
But if you have planets at the early degrees of the Cardinal signs, it’s time to check your work!
There is no better analogy for Saturn but to think of a mountain one must climb. If you’ve never climbed a mountain, let me tell you how it works…
It’s a big mountain, visualize it. It’s entirely possible to come to a point on that mountain when you realize there’s an easier way. You might have gone off the trail.
When this happens, it may give a tactical advantage to backtrack until you find the path that will ultimately lead you to success.
In another case, you may have underestimated the mountain or overestimated yourself and your abilities. Basically, you see that you’re not going to make it unless you go back for something foundational. Food. Another canteen. A blanket. So basically you’ve got to retreat in order to progress.
That’s sounds simple because it is simple but it does not mean this period will be easy. You’re probably tired. No one wants to backtrack. However if your ultimate success depends on it, then there is no use arguing.
Actually, you can dig your heals in but then what? Saturn is slow-moving as it is. Compare that to not moving at all! Just think of the people you know who are like that. Stuck! Life moves on and leaves people like that behind. Still smokin’ crack, huh? Well, okay!
If you want to get somewhere with this, stick to Saturn principles. Do the right thing. Be responsible. Act like an adult, assuming you’re an adult. 🙂