Saturn retrogrades back into Virgo

Saturn in VirgoSaturn is at its last degree of Libra today before retrograding back into Virgo tomorrow (Tuesday) at around 3:30 pm Eastern time. Saturn has been in Libra since last fall where it has been creating tests and challenges in the areas of partnerships and beauty, as well as our aesthetic ideals.

Virgo is the sign that deals with issues of day-to-day life in a body. The food we eat, the mind body connection and our health, our day-to-day routines such as the work that we get up for every day, and a thrifty and practical approach to our finances. While Saturn was in Virgo it forced us as a global people to look hard at these areas of life and we can argue that Saturn’s entry into Virgo began the practical move towards a more sensible approach to finance that began to bring down the irrational exuberance at the end of the Pluto in Sagittarius era.  Saturn in Virgo also forced us to face the reality of the deteriorating quality of our health, not to mention the healthcare delivery systems, and the fact that the work force is shrinking as manufacturing is increasingly automated and humans are rendered obsolete in many fields.

Saturn will turn direct and begin to move forward again on May 30, but it will remain in Virgo until it re-enters Libra on July 21st. While Saturn travels through Virgo it will no longer be conflicting with Pluto which will bring some relief from the intensity of the Saturn/Pluto square which has been putting a lot of pressure on the need to let go of the past and allow transformation to occur.

Still, when Uranus enters Aries in May and hooks up with Jupiter there will be a lively energy of radical rebellion released into the atmosphere that will conflict with serious Pluto in Capricorn and even without Saturn there will be plenty of planetary intensity in May and June, especially at the time of the eclipse on June 26th which will interact with Uranus, Jupiter and Pluto. That might be a good week to plan a vacation!

This last trip of Saturn through Virgo is a good time to attend to those details of our lives that seem mundane and boring, but which secure the underpinnings of our reality and build a solid foundation for our life on earth. Saving money for the future, eating well and getting exercise, helping others and donating to charity, honoring our responsibilities – all of these will win the approval of Saturn as he completes his work in these areas.

By | 2010-04-06T06:23:22+00:00 April 6th, 2010|Planetary cycles|9 Comments


  1. Roderick April 6, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Well this Saturn retrograde is going to be/has been a painful one for me since my acendant is at 29 Virgo conjunct my Pluto which is 29 Virgo retrograde stationary.

    I had been having muscles spasms the past couple of weeks so I went to an orthopedic surgeon. After looking at my x-ray he told me that I had a compressed disc and arthritis in my L1. I have an appointment with a neurologist on Friday. I can only guess what type of nerve damage he will find. *sigh*

    • April 6, 2010 at 4:03 pm

      This sounds very much like Saturn, Roderick (compression, spinal problems). Have you tried massage?

  2. Roderick April 6, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Well I was having these issues in January 2009 before I moved to Florida and I did go to the massage therapist once, but it made me feel more sore. I then went to the chiropractor for a couple of sessions until I had to move.

    I went to a chiropractor for about twelve sessions October through December but there were no lasting benefits. Oh well.

    Honestly I think it’s stress induced but I have never been able to handle stress well. Oh well

    • April 7, 2010 at 5:48 am

      This is a particular area of interest of mine so if you want to post your chart data I’ll take a look and see if I can get any insights.

  3. Diane L April 8, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I too am going to be continuing to work on health issues related to stress. Started seeing a naturopath in late Sept 09 and we are slowly (good Saturn term) making progress via supplements and dietary changes (Virgo).

    Love your new look and website, Lynn! Very clean and subtle. 🙂


    • April 8, 2010 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks Diane! It’s a nice change.

  4. Amir K May 10, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Lynn – I am 36 year old Pisces male – since last April I have had serious musculoskeletal/orthopedic issues – hip, pelvic back – I do remember lifting some boxes when I moved last February. Many trips to doctors all of specialties have yielded no diagnosis? I have almost reconciled to living in chronic pain now….any thoughts? I would appreciate any insights, and be more than happy to provide DOB information etc. Appreciate it.

    • May 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm

      Amir, please provide DOB, place, time if known and let’s see what we can come up with.

  5. Jennifer Grover June 14, 2010 at 11:08 am

    as to the above, please note that not all massage therapists or chiropractors ( or naturopaths, or surgeons/specialists for that matter ) are equal. If one doesn’t find the answers, another may. Get good referrals from people with similar issues to yours. If massage leaves you sore, try asking the therapist to back off the depth and pressure, or seek another gentler one. Some chiropractors have extra education in related areas, some don’t. Some practitioners may have a chart that aligns better with yours….Virgo medical massage therapist here, just a thought :>)

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