A quick note on current Saturn transit
These days, transit Saturn is retrograde since 25 March 2016. So, what’s big deal ! Planets (except the Sun and Moon) do become retrograde on frequent basis. But, there is something special or rather specific about the current retrograde position of Saturn transit; and, this is related to its influence on other transit planets.
If you look at the current zodiac (as per vedic astrology calculations and I am using Lahiri Ayanamsha); Saturn’s retrograde position in transit is taking place in Scorpio zodiac (Vrishchika rashi) which is eighth zodiac ruled by Mars. In Kalapurusha Kundali (Cosmic horoscope wherein the first house is taken as Aries/Mesha rashi), the eight house signifies obstruction, death, accidents, droughts, floods and other natural calamities and destruction etc. In other words, most of the things/events are signified by eighth house are negative and evil in nature. And, Saturn is also a general significator for eighth house as well as the related evil attributes; like, it is notorious for creating troubles, obstructions, destruction, accidents and delays.
Therefore, the current transit of Saturn through Scorpio zodiac/Vrichchika rashi does carry some special weight and capable of interfering with/in normal and natural operational of the universe. And, its retrograde position is further adding to its potency for negatively influencing the natural functioning of the world.