Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Retro 2014:03: The schedule

I have updated the page Header "Saturn retrograde". copied it below..

Every year Saturn Retrograde for about 4.5 months. In Vedic astrology Saturn is represented by the symbol of bow and arrow. During annual Saturn Retrograde, this cosmic bow of Saturn can said to be pulled back, the effects of Saturn can said to be withdrawn, inverted, reversed. It's a highly potent period for both whom Saturn is beneficial and as well as those whose Saturn is malefic, or those whose Sun is strong. For Saturnine people, i.e, those whom Saturn is a benefic, Karaka planet, it's a time for regression, retreat, withdrawal, introspection and accumulation of potential energy. Which, when Saturn finally becomes directional for the next 8.5 months, yields positive developments, forward movements, kinetic energy,  and progress. However, conersely, for those whom Saturn is malefic, should utilise this period of Saturn Retrograde for all kinds of forward, positive, breakthrough movements. their main malefic saturn is withdrawn/ inverted, they should make the most of it. During this period, the saying "make hay while the Sun shines" holds perfect.
Since, this is a Saturnine Blog, all Saturn retrograde strategies will be obviously more from the perspective from the Saturnine point of view. The perspective of those for whom Saturn is a great benefic, karaka, planet.

In the above graph, during Saturn Retrograde, coloured in Red, the bowstring and arrows of Saturn is showed to be pulled back. This is a "Hot" period, good for Sun ruled people and bad for saturnine people. From my observations, I have found that every point A' during saturn retrograde yields it's inverse counterpart A, when Saturn finally goes directional. Each point during Saturn Retrograde is shown to yield it's Inverse counterpart when saturn goes directional. Every Saturnine person can thus use this period of Saturn retrograde to pull himself back, so that, naturally when saturn goes directional he can experience automatic forward motion, progress, growth, etc etc.

The entire energy distribution during saturn retrograde is not uniform, the key points of pullback are showed in detail in the graph below.

Detailed Schedule of Annual Saturn Retrograde
The above graph represents a typical 4.5 month period of Annual Saturn Retrograde, year 2014. every year this 4.5 month period is postponed by approximately 14 days. The phases are described in detail below.

ARREST phase: Two weeks prior to the date when Saturn/ Shanidev turns Retrograde, the fall/ drop in Saturns forward motion, commence the noticeable effects of Saturn retro. Suddenly, this is felt by the Saturnine person as a fall in energy, jouissance, enjoyment, libido, adrenalin, a kind of let down. For the Sun ruled, or malefic Saturn people, this period is felt in a sudden rise of energy, hope, adrenalin buzz.

INCREASING RETRO: As Saturn's retrograde velocity increases daily, this 2.5 month period can be experienced as a period of Fall/ retreat for the Saturnine person. This period is further subdivided into three phases, which for convenience I'm classifying as First, second and Third Gear..!
FIRST GEAR: (Two weeks)- The first two weeks of Saturn Retrograde, present the highest difficulty for the Saturn ruled person. Depending on the position of Sun and Saturn in his birthchart, he can experience this period as a sudden arresting of his movement, a sudden stagnation, a sudden fall. This is when the highest Acceleration occurs (Highest daily change/ increase in Retrograde Velocity). And hence Force = Mass X Acceleration, highest acceleration ( change in Daily velocity) also translates as HIGHEST regressive force experienced.Thisd period represent the Highest energy, power for the Sun ruled, or malefic Saturn person.

SECOND GEAR: (One Month)- In this one month, gradually the initial shock of the "First Gear" wears and the Saturnine person can finally find some tolerable gaps, and cracks in the long Retrograde exile he had been experiencing since the Twilight Phase itself. In this phase he can commence random movement here and there. However, since the overall movement is of Retrogression, regression, retreat, substantial activities connected to retrospection, repetition, contemplation are suggested. 
THIRD GEAR: ( One Month)- In this one month, the Saturnine person has adjusted to the hibernation mode of Saturn Retrograde. Review, retreat, contemplation, philosophy, is encouraged. To counteract the prevailing ternd of Regression, one can use a diverse, diffused, fragmented and scattered approach of random activity to keep the blood circulating. As Saturn gradually approaches Highest/ maximmum/ 100%  retrograde, daily increase in velocity reduces, and the Retrograde forces are experienced as reducing. The exact diametrical inverse holds true for the Sun ruled or those with malefic Saturn.

EBBING RETRO:(One Month)  As Saturn's retrograde velocity drops from its maximum 100% velocity, this period of reduced accleration, reduced force, represents a month of Forward motion after a long time, almost of past three months for the Saturnine person. He should make the most of this month, by both initiatig and responding to all kinds of progressive, positive, movements, energy, jouissance, etc. make the most of this. The exact diametrical inverse holds true for the Sun ruled or those with malefic Saturn, they should take a brief rest, chill during this period of ebbing retro. 

ULTRA RETRO:(3 weeks)  This period can be compared to the afternoon heat around 3 pm, when it's hottest, even hotter than noon. This sudden three week period right after a month of ebbiong Saturn Retrograde energies can be experience as QUITE a shock, sudden backward fall, sudden regression. It's very pronounced because of it's compression, contraction to a 3 week period of intensity. Saturnine people should take all kinds of precaution during this phase. Completely let go of ones ego, and just mechanically respond to the external circumstances. The exact diametrical inverse holds true for the Sun ruled or those with malefic Saturn, this is a window of great energy and opportunity for them. Iron is hot, just strike it full force. And after a three week period of deadly acute effects this ultra Retro suddenly vanishes! Dissolves into the air!

RELEASE: Hence the actual physical effects of end/ release of Saturn Retrograde energies actually commence Two Weeks prior to the official ending date of annual Saturn Retrograde. After the sudden mysterious vanishing of the 3 weeks of acute Ultra Retro energies, the effects of Saturn directional motion already commences. Two weeks before the official end of annual Saturn retrograde. This is the end of saturn Retrograde, and distinctly felt by the Saturnine person as a rise in energy, jouissance, enjoyment, libido, adrenalin, a kind of boost. Cheers to a phase well utilised.

The periods colored by Red indicate maximum pullback, retreat, constriction for the Saturnine people, and highest energy, benefits, for Sun ruled, or people with malefic Saturn in their birthcharts. Orange represent less critical periods, Yellow even lesser. Blue period of 1 month ebbing Retro represent a welcome break of Forward motion for Saturnine people.Ultra Retro is a deadly three week for the saturnine people, after which the effects of annual Saturn retro concludes.

During saturn retrograde, theres a pronounced, high contrast between Sun and Saturn ruled people. once Saturn becomes directional, this acute difference, contrast slowly vanishes/ dissolves.

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