Dear friends, the annual period of 4.5 months of Saturn Retrograde this year, 2016, is from 24th Mar- 14th Aug. This is my fifth consecutive year of posting online about Saturn retrograde. And, is preceded by detailed notebooks of observation about this period since 2005. The detailed concepts of Saturn Retrograde are here in this blog header titled Saturn Retrograde, just below the blog picture. The links to me previous articles online are: Saturn Retro 2012 (2 articles), Saturn Retro 2013 (70 articles), Saturn Retro 2014 (11 articles) and Saturn Retro 2015 (15 articles)
The annual 4.5 month Saturn Retrograde is a special period for all Rajasic, Pitta, ruled people to move forward/ break through, because Saturn the master tamasic/ inertial lord himself is Retrograde, i.e, withdrawn, reversed, etc, etc. Similarly, it is an important period for all Saturn ruled people to regress/ review/ rewind. When this period is utilized properly, it bring harvests whose effects supercede, and continue to persist over many subsequent years.
This year, Saturn Retrograde 2016, is very magnified, as Saturn Retrograde is happening in Scorpio, conjunct with Mars. So the fiery/ pitta energies of Mars are completely overriding Saturnine energies in the sign of Scorpio, a sign ruled by Mars.
As illustrated in the above diagram, the actual effects of Saturn retrograde is felt two weeks before the retrograde officially commences. Indicated by the 2 week period titled as Arrest (in brown).
Last year, Saturn Retro 2015, the 2 week Arrest period commenced by my mother in laws hectic eventful visit to Delhi. Which coincided with wife Sangeetas, girls trip out to Kasauli. On women's day 8th march, I was up at Kasauli with 6 women, aged from 6 years to 68 years. Both altitude, hills, and women Shakti/ Durga are representative of Solar/ shakti energies. When we returned, barely after a days rest, mother in law, and I left for a eventful and hectic pilgrimage to Ujjain. She left yesterday, on the very morning of the beginning of Saturn retrograde, 2015.
Hence, 2 week long Arrest phase, which normally a Saturn ruled person experiences in terms of drop, gravitas, lethargy, brakes, drop in energy levels, I experienced as ascent, being at the centre of a huge energy vortex, etc. No wonder, as the year unfolded, I experienced long stretches of ennui and silent runs, etc. No matter, what one does, the Saturnine yoga/ kriya of this period surpasses, supercedes all other activities.
That's what Saturn ruled Naopleon overlooked in that Saturn Retrograde of 1812. Otherwise probably, I would've been writing this article in French instead of English!! Check diagrams below..