All retrogrades are times of adjustment. You know the `re’ words; redo, reevaluate, redesign, rethink, reflect whenever a planet retrogrades. Saturn, like all planets, retrogrades with regularity. THIS retrograde of Saturn is somewhat epic because of its cat and mouse alignment with two other powerful players; Pluto and the south node of the moon. As Saturn retrogrades it triggers the south node of `endings’ with an exact conjunction as it nears transformational Pluto. All this can truly stir up a whole lot of fear!
Pluto Retrograde: April 24 – October 3, 2019 23° to 20° degrees Capricorn. Pluto stations retrograde on April 24 to begin his 5-month retrograde journey, and as the Lord of the Underworld grinds to a halt, shadow material begins to emerge. An outer planet like Pluto often takes up to 10 days either side of the station to make the shift and as it does, it’s impact intensifies.
It’s that time again; Mercury is retrograde. It stations retrograde at 10:19 am on March 5th at 29˚39 Pisces. This one will be a doozy! I’ll give you a little insight about what it could mean for you as well as offer a few tips to help you gracefully move through these three weeks. When the planet of communication appears to come to a standstill and begin to move backward, it steals the celestial show. It commands attention, and in doing so, it calls us all to look at our Mercury-related stuff. How are you communicating with others? Circumstances in your life could show up to help you remedy some of these behaviors, and you won’t have a choice. You will have to face some fears, feel some doubts, and consider changing your ways.
With Mercury retrograde tips and mantras for each sign
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.
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.
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