Mercury is technically retrograde from the 17th November until the 6th December. However, if you are exploring the psycho-spiritual process related to this celestial phenomenon, there is a lead in and lead out time that extends the Mercurial Retrograde process from the 6th November through to the 15th December. This entire process refers to the time prior to the retrograde wherein Mercury is at its furthest distance from the Sun in the evening skies until the time that it ascends as far away from the Sun as he possibly can climb in the early morning skies.
Mercury is about to retrograde yet again, this time for the 1st loop in 2018 and I am sure that you eagerly anticipating more warnings concerning signing documents; losing keys; data disappearing into the cloud; electricity outages; communications mishaps and delays?
But is the purpose of this thrice(2017 begins and ends with Mercury rx) annual cycle to frustrate and annoy you? Is it solely about negative things happening? If so, are these increased challenges the sole domain of Mercury approaching his Inferior Conjunction with the Sun?
Many spiritual traditions speak of a set of common themes interwoven into the notion of ‘40’ – ritualistic cleansing, purification, prayer, inner reflection, stillness in preparation for a renewal of spirit and ultimately a re-birthing of the light within. The internalised conflict and testing of each stories ends with an orb of light bathing the seeker in a glorious radiance of light;
With Saturn’s ingress into Capricorn, the Venus Star Point in Capricorn and Uranus’ entry into Taurus this year, the earth signs are prominent. Coming out of 2017’s intense planetary line-up of fire, earth feels like a relief. With its needs for practicality and grounding along with sensible actions, manifestation of those visionary dreams seems more likely. The focus is on slowing down, taking things one at a time. This is especially true after mid-May when Taurus receives Uranus.
Mars stations to retrograde on June 26/27, at 9 degrees of Aquarius, and will continue to go backward in the sky until August 27th, when he reaches 28 degrees of Capricorn. Right around the stations (turning points), we’re likely to see a spike in anger, assertiveness, and aggression.That’s generally true of Mars’ stations, but it’s especially likely on his retrograde station in June, as the Sun is opposite Saturn at the same time. Frustration could build as Mars is limited in his movement – the urge to go forward intensifies but is hampered. If there’s any question that a few folks will blow their fuses at the end of June, consider that Mars stations just a degree away from the asteroid Pandora, and thinking isn’t the only thing likely to be out of the box.
Neptune stations retrograde June 18/19th 2018, 16°’ degrees of Pisces. During the last few months with Neptune moving direct it was a time to connect with our inner intuitive self, our dreams, our divinity in the scheme of the great big picture and what is going on with the chaos in this supposedly rational world! Now it’s time to makes sense of it, in Neptunian ways.Now we are all invited to a Neptune Boot Camp, to explore further his intuitive, magical and inspirational ways. To re-align, re-believe, re-connect, re-imagine, re-dream, re-inspire, re-call.
Pluto Retrograde: Journey of Endurance April 22 – October 2
21 degrees to 18 degrees Capricorn conjunct Pluto’s South Node
Pluto stations to begin its retrograde period on Sunday, April 22. Often referred to as Lord of the Underworld and archetypally aligned with Scorpio, Pluto’s retrograde period often involves karmic lessons of surrender, regeneration and eventual rebirth. The material unearthed by Pluto’s stations are often of a shadow nature, those secrets and deep unconscious desires locked away from conscious view, but that must be illuminated, surrendered and healed for the process of deep transformation to occur. This is the tilling of the soil of the unconscious to bring light and fertilization to the psyche and one’s deep resources of personal power.
Mercury is technically retrograde from the 3rd December until the 23rd December. However, if you are exploring the psycho-spiritual process related to this celestial phenomenon, there is a lead in and lead out time that extends the Mercurial Retrograde process from the 24th November through to the 1st January.
Mercury is technically retrograde from the 10th April until the 3rd May. However, if you are exploring the psycho-spiritual process related to this celestial phenomenon, there is a lead in and lead out time that extends the Mercurial Retrograde process from the 1st April through to the 17th May. This entire process refers to the time prior to the retrograde wherein Mercury
You have one more chance to make peace with the wild and whacky Uranus- in- Aries energy during the upcoming retrograde period which begins August 3rd at 5:31 am UTC through January 2nd 2018 when it stations direct. It’s time to redo, relive, and reflect upon the past seven years of Uranus in Aries action. With consciousness or not, you can integrate the learning of Uranus. Take what you wish and eliminate the rest.
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