Well, we survived the Summer of the Retrogrades. At one point we had 6 planets in retrograde motion and I am sure none of us escaped without a hit or two. And let’s not forget those eclipses. But that’s behind us now as we look forward to September. Don’t expect to feel immediately lighter, it will happen, but it will take a few weeks for the retrograde “fog” to completely lift. Now is our month to clean up and tidy up all the energetic baggage we have been dealing with. It is a month to get organized and to sort through all that has been removed and all that has been left behind.
With two of this summer’s electrifying eclipses arriving and expansive Jupiter ending a four-month retrograde, it’s all systems go. Or is it? We still have five planets in retrograde motion throughout the month which brings up unfinished business to finally finish. Messenger Mercury and dominant Mars have just begun their retrograde orbits along with organized Saturn, dreamy Neptune and transformative Pluto. It won’t be easy, but we have to try to maintain our equilibrium. My advice is to focus on what you can do and not on what you can’t. Plans and goals are not going to come to fruition or really get started until September when the planets return to direct orbit. Do your research and put in place whatever is necessary, so you are ready when the energy is released. I expect after keeping things at a simmer all summer, when we finally do get a chance to get going, things will happen quickly.
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.