There are a few truths I have learned by studying astrology the last 25 years. First, everything has a pattern and secondly history repeats itself. It’s that repetition I am addressing today. This summer is going to present a very challenging time, as we will have 6 planets in retrograde motion from June through August. Astrologists call this a retrograde storm. Usually only 3 planets (at the most) retrograde at the same time, but because of the alignment of the outer planets we will experience either no retrograde planets or 5 or 6 at a time.
Uranus’s entry into Taurus was the big news in May and I know most of us are still sorting out where and how this is affecting us personally. (If you want to book a one-on-one consultation to see how this will affect your life for the next 7 years, click here.) We are already starting June, with the retrograde energy of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto and by the time summer is over, we will have been dealing with 6 planets retrograde.
Gemini the third sign of the zodiac begins its transit of the Sun on May 20th. Gemini is a mutable air sign ruled by Mercury. We have set off on a cosmic journey starting with Aries and Taurus. The Aries cycle brought a great burst of life force and initiative, like a seed exploding full of potential and possibilities. In the Taurus cycle, we planted this seed and stabilized its growth to ensure it has the fuel and endurance to survive the long process ahead. Now we reach the Gemini phase of our journey.
For the last 7 years, Uranus the planet of change and innovation has been in active, aggressive Aries. We had overhauls to banking and commerce. The way we communicate with each other has changed with the ever increasing use of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. There have been dramatic upsets in politics, such as our most recent presidential election and the Brexit vote in the UK. Now we are on the precipice of a new era as Uranus moves into Taurus on May 15th. On this same day the New Moon moves into Taurus as well, making this the most fertile time of the year to initiate new beginnings in the material world.