Saturn becomes retrograde on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 20:10 IST and subsequently becomes direct on Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 11:10 IST for a horoscope generated for Bangalore. This will need to be adjusted appropriately. For example, for New York City, USA, Saturn becomes retrograde on Saturday on Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:40 EST and subsequently becomes direct on becomes direct on Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 01:40 EST. This is a period of 140 days, about three and a half months in which Saturn will be vakri, i.e., will be seen going back in the sky with respect to its previous position. Saturn is 10°52′ in Scorpio on March 14th. On August 02, when it becomes direct again, the position of Saturn would be 4°20′ in Scorpio.
The retrogression of Saturn will affect all rashis as per this article published last year on Saturn transit. The details in that article are still valid and relevant. The retrogression of Saturn adds a twist to the results. Saturn is a slow moving planet and is known to cause delays. Even the good effects that are bestowed upon by a good transit come slowly and steadily. In Vedic astrology, retrogression makes a person strong and referred to as ‘Cheshtabal’.
For the rashis/ascendants where Saturn transit is auspicious, this will cause delays in fruition of results. For the signs where Saturn transit is deemed inauspicious, Saturn retrogression will add more obstacles. The following signs are going to be adversely affected by this transit:
During the retrogression of Saturn, hard work does not yield effect and is especially undone during the later part when Saturn becomes direct again. One all should be very careful while taking up new projects, signing new deals and starting a business during this period. This is a good period for introspection, strategizing and planning, but not for putting these plans into execution. It is a good period to look back at progress of old projects, but not starting something new. It is not a very good period for change in job or profile.
For the children born during this period with Saturn retrograde in their charts, the qualities of shyness and introversion are amplified. They are indeed very hard working and disciplined as placement of Saturn indicates in various signs and Rashis, but they are never able to market their hard work. The appear (and work hard to appear) as emotionally detached.
There is a strong sense of destiny associated with these souls. Saturn’s retrogression associated with ascendant and as ruler of important kendras and trines, especially 9th house would mean that this person has some unresolved issues in the mind he would like to take care of in this birth.
Saturn denotes aam junta in a democracy. Retrogression of Saturn causes distress to the common man. The sectors of mining, petroleum, leather will come under check. Planners and investors should check and recheck their plans before acting on it. It is good period to look at financial markets and restructuring your portfolio. Any long terms bets should not be made during this period.