Understanding Saturn’s Transit of Scorpio

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30-year Cycle

SATURN does his rounds of the twelve Rashi’s of the Zodiac once in about 30 years. In the process, he is supposed to stay for about 2 ½ years, in each sign of the Zodiac, before moving into the next. Saturn was in Libra for nearly 2 years and ten months from 2nd November 2011 to 21st October 2014 except for a short foray into Scorpio between 3rd February and 1st April 2014. Saturn leaves Libra, and also its exaltation status, finally to move into Scorpio on 21st October 2014.

Retrograde and Direct Motion

Saturn moves into Scorpio on 21st October 2014 and becomes retrograde on 15th March 2015 turning direct on 2nd August. During 2016 Saturn is retrograde from 26th March to 13th August entering Sagittarius on 12th January 2017.Turning retrograde once again in Sagittarius on 7th April 2017, Saturn re-enters Scorpio on 12th July 2017 for another spell in Scorpio for about three months from 12th July to 8th October 2017. Becoming direct on 25th August 2017, Saturn leaves Scorpio to enter Sagittarius on 8th October 2017.

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