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Xander67
May 17th, 2009, 06:51 PM
Slow moving Saturn is finally reversing its backward motion and turning direct again. Stern Saturn rules karma, and teaches us about the cause and effect of our actions. Today is the day to experience the lessons life has to offer, and take action to improve your life.

Slow moving Saturn is finally reversing its backward motion and (http://www.tarot.com/astrology/saturn-direct-and-karma-51609?mvar_uid=5871101&mvar_cid=866&mvar_sid=2019&mvar_jid=5711&mvar_gid=html_non):hairred:

Infinite Grey
May 17th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Slow moving Saturn is finally reversing its backward motion and turning direct again. Stern Saturn rules karma, and teaches us about the cause and effect of our actions. Today is the day to experience the lessons life has to offer, and take action to improve your life.

What does "reversing its backward motion and turning direct again" even mean?

Xander67
May 23rd, 2009, 04:04 PM
I tried to give a short version, but I think this is a pretty good description.


Periodically, Mercury appears to slow down, then stop, (stationary retrograde) and then move slowly backwards for several weeks (retrograde). Eventually, it appears to stop again and reverse direction (stationary direct) moving slowly forward once again (direct). Eventually Mercury appears to return to its normal orbital speed.
This occurs because Mercury travels faster than the Earth, and it periodically catches up with Earth, passing us by. When Mercury "goes retrograde" it does not actually slow down, stop and move backwards. It only appears to do so. This phenomenon occurs near Mercury's inferior conjunction to the Sun—as Mercury passes closest to the Earth, between the Earth and the Sun. This phenomenon has to do with the relative speed of the Earth and Mercury as well as their relationship to each other at a particular point in their orbits. There are three Mercury Retrograde periods each year, each lasting approximately 3 weeks.

http://www.beyondsunsigns.com/mercretfaq.html