AstroWeather (Retrograde planets and more)
Spiritual teachers will tell you that when you do good you get back ninefold or tenfold what you give so it’s interesting to note that Jupiter, associated with benevolence, emits nine times the radiation it receives from the Sun. Jupiter stationed retrograde last week (May 14th) and while Jupiter’s retrograde periods are not as intense as those of the personal planets (Mercury, Venus and Mars) because he is further away from the Earth, you can be sure that The Teacher is coming back to check on our growth. Jupiter is interested in expansion and growth, particularly within society.
In other words, Jupiter doesn’t ask you to work on improving yourself for your own sake (that’s the Sun and Moon), but to do so in order to bless and enrich the lives of others.
In Capricorn, Jupiter has been diligently working behind-the-scenes, with governments and large institutions to implement policies and procedures that protect and help people during this pandemic. Jupiter will be revisiting these policies over the next 4 months. The question that needs answering at this time is how am I being a good steward of my time, skills and knowledge? How can I be of service?
Saturn went retrograde on May 11th and from now until September 29th, Saturn asks that we take a closer look at our responsibilities and revisit our routines and systems. With Venus (love, relationships) and Saturn retrograde, your most important relationships and long-term commitments will come up for review. How committed are you? And what does commitment look and feel like to you?
Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn will feel Saturn’s retrograde the most because while they have been sorely tested over the last two years and are close to receiving their respective medals, they can expect another test or two before year-end (The Good News: 2021 will be a much better year for you).
Venus is retrograde in Gemini until June 5th. In Gemini, she guides us down rabbit holes and through labyrinths of learning and encourages participation in the evocation of a new world. In retrograde, however, we are asked to make amends where possible with written apologies and also to beautify our lives and the lives of others with words.
Neptune is a key player at this time as he is square Venus. I wrote a post about this important influence here.
On May 20th the Sun enters Gemini and all the personal planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars) will be in mutable signs.
Mutable signs are adaptable and flexible and good at completing tasks and getting closure. This is a Cosmic call to be proactive with communications. Start or finish that course/ book, send those emails, chat with neighbours and friends, negotiate that deal etc.
Mercury dignified in Gemini is happy to share her (Mercury changes gender) home with Venus. While Venus in retrograde may bring ex-lovers to the yard at some point during her retrograde period, Mercury reveals who is worthy of your time and friendship. Take note of who continues to show up for you. Mercury in Gemini is spirited and innovative. Make use of this energy to communicate your ideas and to create something meaningful.
Coming up this week New Moon In Gemini. I will write a separate post about this.
Wishing you love & happy-making surprises!