The Retrograde Roulette starts tomorrow. 5 days, three worlds reversing course.
Im never one for fear-mongering so please dont see this. Retrogrades are never something to be frightened of. They ought to be respected and engaged with purposefully. Saturns retrograde is no exception. When Saturn is direct, it functions similar to the Titan from Greco-Roman myth. Saturn swallows, restricts, represses, and pushes down anything that it thinks doesnt belong or that which is a danger to order. Saturns primary message is control. During its yearly retrograde, happening in between one solar trine and the other, focused around the opposition, its grip on control ends up being a little loose.
This does not imply that we are totally out of control during Saturns retrograde, nor does it indicate that this is a complimentary pass to do dumb, out of control shit. What we are being asked to do is loosen the lock of control on our inner self. This is the time to be more wild and feral, to unlock on our personal jail cell, to stop trying to manage every part of ourselves. Saturn, the mythic figure, swallowed their children in order to maintain control. Saturn, the world, swallows anything about ourselves we dont want others to understand about. The retrograde turns this pattern on its head.
This retrograde is 4 1/2 months of opportunities to forgive, to recover, to like. Bring your afraid, injured, harming, and quelched self out into the open (as much as they are comfy existing). Offer this part of you enjoy, empathy, care. Provide whatever they need. Assist the recovery procedure to begin or allow it to continue. Offer that care to your Saturn as well. It is simply attempting to protect you, after all, to keep you safe. Let this be a time of healing yourself and unlearning self-oppression. Let it be a time of self-acceptance instead. Let it be a return to deep and extreme love of self.
Saturns retrograde is no exception. When Saturn is direct, it operates simply like the Titan from Greco-Roman myth. Saturn swallows, restricts, represses, and pushes down anything that it thinks does not belong or that which is a risk to order. Saturns primary message is control. Saturn, the mythic figure, swallowed their children in order to keep control.