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)
Dear friends this is my third post on Saturn Retrograde 2016. Today Friday, the 24th March, Saturn becomes Retrograde at 3:45 pm IST, until 14th Aug. In today's post I want to discuss the effects of Mars in Scorpio on prevailing Saturn retrograde 2016 since Mars and Saturn both are together in Scorpio, Mars being fiery/ rajasic/ pitta incarnate and Saturn being airy, tamasic, vayu incarnate, hence their combined effect creates some unusual, and unprecedented features of this years Saturn Retrograde 2016.
Mars transits Libra to Scorpio: February 20, 2016 (Saturday) at 17:06
Mars turns retrograde: April 17th
Mars transits Scorpio to Libra: June 17, 2016 (Friday) at 22:41
Mars turns directional: June 29th
Mars transits Libra to Scorpio: July 12, 2016 (Tuesday) at 15:23
Super High Rajasic energies from February 20th to 17th April: Because Mars and Saturn are conjunct in Scorpio, a sign ruled by Mars, Saturn Retrograde conjunct Mars will be HIGHLY AMPLIFIED from 24th Mars to 17th April. And since Mars enters Scorpio on 20th Feb, the Rajasic effects of Saturn Retrograde would prematurely unfold from 20th Feb itself, and more so from 10th March, after commencement of the (brown) Arrest phase of Saturn Retrograde. And more so the period from 24th Mars to 8th April, as it's the Red Hot two weeks Increasing Retro phase of Saturn Retro. Sun, Mars, Ketu, Pitta, Rajasic people would feel highly alleviated and invigorated and Saturn ruled people could feel highly diminished in this phase.
After 8th April: as Saturn Retro moves into it's slightly reduced 2nd Gear (Orange phase), the sharp Rajasic effects would drop a bit.
And after 17th April, after Mars goes retrograde, the Rajasic effects of saturn Retrograde will be further muted, diluted, softened to an average level. It'll be a fairly build up, level run for Sun, Mars, Ketu, Pitta, Rajasic people. And a kind of neutral phase for saturn ruled people. This would simmer down further after 8th May, as Saturn Retrograde moves into it's third gear, Yellow phase.
Period from 8th June to 29th June: would be highly Saturnine, as Mars retrograde phase coincides with the blue coloured Falling Retro phase of saturn Retro. Sun, Mars, Ketu, Pitta, Rajasic people would feel lethargic in this phase after a long period of activity from 24th mar itself, and saturn ruled people would feel highly alleviated, energised, and actualised. Especially more so, in the period from June 17 to 29th Jun as retrograde Mars exits Scorpio, and enters Libra, ending the Mars + saturn conjunction temporarily.
Ultra High Rajasic energies from July 8th to 1st August: The final phase of Saturn Retro, the super high rajasic phase would be unbelievably sharp and powerfully Rajasic/ Pitta ruled, because Mars ends it's retrograde on 29th June, and enters Scorpio on July 12th. So, especially the period from 12th July to 1st Aug would be extremely sharp, Rajasic, Pitta ruled. making the Sun, Mars, Ketu, Pitta, Rajasic people highly alleviated and empowered and Saturn ruled people highly diminished, reduced in this phase.
But finally after 1st August: comes, the 4.5 month long Saturn Retrograde energies vanish abruptly two weeks prior to it's directional motion. And things are restored to the universal balance. More or less.
Saturn Retro Strategies: Since the annual Saturn Retrograde is an essentially Solar phase, so it's a great period if utilized properly for all Rajasic, Yang, Sun, Mars, Ketu, Pitta ruled people for all kinds of ventures, initiatives, progresses and breaqkthroughs. But a period of meditation, reflection, retrospection, rewind for Saturnine ruled people. If the energies of Saturn Retrograde are utilised properly, they can bring long lasting effects that carry onwards into subsequent years.
This year, because of Mars in Scorpio, the two periods 24th April to 8 April and 8 July to 1st August are super Rajasic, sharp Sun, Mars, Ketu, Pitta ruled, making it a truly unusual saturn retrograde 2016.
Rajasic, Yang, Sun, Mars, Ketu, Pitta ruled people should utilise the above mentioned periods for all kinds of ventures, initiatives, progresses and breakthroughs.
However it requires some special strategies for survival for Saturnine people. Meditation, silence, forbearance, restraining oneself from unnecessary communication, retreat are very important strategies for this period. rather than being aggravated by prevailing circumstances, they should adopt the strategies of forbearance and silence.
One things about Rajasic, Pitta, sharp Yang energies, is that, even though it is sharp and powerful, they don not last too long, UNLESS, utilized, or responded to. Hence a PROACTIVE response from Rajasic, Yang, Sun, Mars, Ketu, Pitta ruled people is needed. And a mute, INERT, neutral, silent approach of forbearance is needed by Saturnine people.
Cheers to all!!