How has Saturn in Scorpio been treating you? The area in your chart that it’s transiting through is where you’re being urged to get serious. And this process has probably involved confronting some fears. Or digging beneath the surface.
It’s time to take stock of what you’ve learned, because Saturn goes retrograde (reversed) on February 18th. It will back up from 11 to 4 degrees Scorpio, so this will be a sensitive area for those with planets/angles (between these degrees) in Scorpio, Taurus, Leo, Aquarius, Cancer or Pisces. Progress will be delayed, because Saturn retrograde is about internalizing the reality that’s been presented so far.
Saturn-ruled issues may be approaching a tipping point now; one stage of a project might be on the verge of completion, you may be considering ending something/leaving someone/making it official, etc. This retrograde could hit before you get to the finish line. As frustrating as it may feel, Saturn retrograde is meant to push you a bit deeper (Scorpio) before you come to that conclusion. What’s finalized under this transit will be permanent; you have to be sure.
For others who have been avoiding Saturn’s lessons, you’ll be in for some revelations. Scorpio is the sign of hidden things, and Saturn’s reversed motion will be like a plow dragged back through the same furrow. If you missed what was churned up the first time, it will now be unmistakable.
Saturn will be retrograde until July 8th, so use this time to reflect, process and confront anything that you missed. Retrogrades involve internal exploration, and Scorpio is the most internalized sign, so this period could involve more soul-searching than usual. Don’t look for external results during this time, but don’t be fooled into thinking nothing is happening. Much will be brewing beneath the surface, and it will all come out when Saturn goes direct.