Saturn, the strongest Karmic planet will turn into retrograde motion while transiting Vrischik Rasi (Scorpio) on 25 March 2016 at 14:40 IST (09:10 UTC) according to K.P Ayanamsa.
It will be back in direct motion from 13 August 2016 at 14:09 IST (08:39 UTC).
Before Saturn becomes retrograde it enters into retrograde zone and starts slowing down. Before it becomes stationary and starts moving into backward direction, it keeps moving into forward direction with retarded speed. Saturn remains into stationary motion for some moments before it starts moving backward.
The same applies when Saturn becomes progressive i.e. when it starts moving into forward direction. Before Saturn becomes progressive it remains into retrograde zone and starts moving into forward direction till it gains full speed.
During its entire retograde motion, Saturn will be travelling between Jyeshta nakshatra’s 2nd quarter(paada) and Anuradha nakshatra’s 4th quarter.
Saturn Retrograde in Scorpio 2016 25th March – 13th August
This is time for introspection. Take a break from your lofty plans and think realistically how much impact can you actually make.
Jupiter and Rahu (both travelling backwards) squaring Saturn is not helping much to find a direction, so you are all by yourself this year.
The biggest effect comes from Mars, which remains conjunct with Saturn during this retrograde period.
This Saturn-Mars conjunction and retrogression in same sign happens after 32 years (last time was in 1984).
These are bad days for people born with Saturn-Mars conjunctions, squaring or oppositions.
If you are born with retograde Saturn in your horoscope, these 141 days will not be satisfactory in matters of money and work.
Be careful while you drive, cook and use sharp metal objects.
Saturn tries to fulfill your karma, but that is not that usual happy karma we imagines about.
This Saturn retrograde in Scorpio 2016 majorly influences people born in signs of Virgo (Kanya Rasi), Taurus (Vrishabha Rasi) and Aquarius (Kumbha Rasi).
Also people born with Moon in Visakha, Rohini, Revati nakshatras till late July 2016 and with Moon in Swati, Krittika, Uttarabhadra nakshatras till 13 August 2016 will be influenced by Saturn.
Do not buy new vehicle or drive other’s vehicles during this period.
Also some unexpected incidents will happen in lives of those born in Aries (Mesha Rasi), Sagittarius (Dhanus Rasi) and Scorpio (Vrischik Rasi).
This is not best time to settle property issues or court cases.
During Saturn’s testing time, only honesty, self restraint can help you save a situation.
As Saturn own Capricorn and Aquarius, which are 10th and 11th houses of Zodiac, it is asking us to slow down while taking new decisions related to Career, Karma, relations, friends, investments etc.