Saturn, the taskmaster of the zodiac, begins its Retrograde journey from the sign of Aquarius back into Capricorn on May 11. This Retrograde transit will continue all summer, ending on September 29. During this time, we’ll all want to commit on a deeper level as we look for ways to feel love rather than simply observe it. Tell your crush how you feel! If you’re social distancing with your S.O., plan a cute at-home date night or three! If you’re single, start swiping and line up some Zoom dates!
While Saturn is retrograde, we’ll be reassessing who and what we’ve aligned our hearts with and become aware of what we really want. We’ll challenge our ideas about what love and relationships “should” look like. Especially right now, we’re finding that our old expectations don’t fit our current reality—so we have to come up with something new.
What does all this mean for you?
If you recently took a break from social media, it helped calm your mind and gave you a chance to focus on yourself. But now, your IG detox is over and you’re posting stories 24/7—and if you’ve got a boo, you’re posting stories of them too.
You’ve been longing to be all boo’d up. But now that the sun is shining, you’re putting your current crush on the back burner while keeping your options open on Tinder—just in case you meet someone who speaks to your soul on a deeper level. Don’t quit playing the field.
You’re ready to level up a relationship—like by going from texting to FaceTime dates or by making your situationship Insta official. But don’t use manipulative tactics to get what you want—it will backfire. Instead, have a mature convo and tell them what you need.
You’ve been scared to get deep with your crush or boo—until now. Instead of retreating into your shell (like you normally do), you’re letting your feelings be known. It’s scary, yes, but this will make the two of you closer than ever.
You might have recently leveled up a relationship or simply started crushing on someone new—but now, you’re second-guessing things. Yes, the grass is always greener on the other side. However, it’s time to make a decision and stick to it.
You’ve become more selfish with your time. Taking back your power is great and all, but you’re missing the FaceTime calls with your crush or S.O. So do what you do best—get out your schedule and balance flirty hours with you-time.
Don’t let your insecurities stand in your way. You’re experiencing emotional roadblocks at the moment, but they’re based in fear. Taking a chance on love will force you out of your comfort zone—but it’s totally worth the risk.
Flirting isn’t really on your mind rn, since you’re looking for a legit emosh connection with your crush or boo. You want to talk about the current state of politics, books you’ve read, and the environment—you’re attracted to your sweetie’s mind more than anything else. Go ahead and get intellectual—maybe start a two-person book club?
You’ve been vibing with your crush or boo, but now, you’re second-guessing your feels. Instead of cutting things off, take a risk and have an honest convo. Chances are, they’ll be understanding.
You need a lil extra TLC from others at the moment (who can blame you?). But try to give your friends space if they ask for it. Remember, true power lies within. Don’t look toward others for validation and approval. Stand strong! You got this!
You have love on your brain. But you’re focusing too much on what your crush/boo wants rather than what you want. It’s time to focus on you!
You’re afraid of the unknown right now (aren’t we all?). Connecting with your BFFs will help you feel supported, and they’ll give sound advice on how to proceed with your goals. After all, that’s what friends are for.