Slowest moving, yet heavily karmic influencing planet Saturn turns into retrograde motion in Libra (according to K.P Ayanamsa and Vedic Astrology) on February 18, 2013 (Monday) at 22:20 hrs (IST) and will go direct on July 08, 2013 (Monday) at 10:53 hrs (IST).
During these 140 days of Retrograde motion, saturn pulls you back and gives an opportunity to take care of your past (old business) that needs to be resolved is directly related to the planet involved.
When Saturn is retrograde, he is sending you back to your room to think very carefully about what you are doing, goals you have started working towards and the commitments you have made.
It is sort of like a planetary cooling off period when it is OK to re-assess and change direction or re-assess and say “no”.
This is not the time to make new commitments or start new projects, but great to sort out just what you want out of existing goals.
Saturn retrogrades give you time to sort your stuff out, get rid of any frustrations and re-think the viability of any promises you have already made.
Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn and associated with the 10th house. This means that any time Saturn stations you will find yourself thinking about your career goals, priorities and vision.
Depending on what houses are signified in your chart, saturn makes you look back at those issues during these 140 days.
If you are born with retrograde saturn or saturn placed/aspecting lagna (ascendant) in your horoscope, this period will test your patience.
It will also make you toil hard and pay less.
Rahu and Saturn moving in same direction in same sign will cause intensified experience of the results of past karma.
This Saturn retrograde in libra period will be learning experience for people born with moon in Swathi, Satabisha and Arudra constellations.
Also saturn’s malefic aspect will be on Swathi, Hastha, Aswini, Satabisha during retrograde movement and on Anuradha, Bharani, Arudra, Swathi during direct motion.
If you’ve taken up new jobs or assignments recently, then you’ll feel bored or suffocating in that atmosphere.
Between April 12th – May 23rd 2013, people born under Aries and Libra moon signs and ascendants need to be careful while talking and driving.
Mars+ketu and retrograde saturn+rahu aspecting each other will cause unexpected trouble.
Need to use electrical and electronic appliances with care.
In general, one should not commit into anything long term when saturn is going retrograde.
If you remain patient and let major decisions be taken later, saturn will place you in comfortable position once he starts to move forward again from july.