We all know that feeling: Everything just feels off. Well, you're not crazy; you're experiencing a planetary retrograde and its cosmic energy. For the next couple of months, Pluto, Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter, Uranus & Mercury will all be in retrograde.
You may have heard the term "retrograde" being thrown around a lot lately, but what does it actually mean? Retrograde is a planetary alignment that occurs when a planet appears to be moving backwards in its orbit. During this time, the energy of that planet is said to be turned inward. With 6 planets currently in retrograde, it's no surprise that many people are feeling off balance right now!
Let's break it down and see how each planet in retrograde could be affecting you...
Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn
April 29 to October 8, 2022
Face your shadow side and subconscious fears.
This retrograde will force you to confront the parts of yourself that you've been trying to ignore. Pluto will be retrograde in Capricorn, which is a very grounding and practical sign. This can be a time of deep inner transformation, but it may not always be easy. Be prepared to do some serious shadow work & soul-searching!
Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius
June 4 to October 23, 2022
Commitments and enforcing healthy boundaries.
Saturn is the cosmic taskmaster, asking us, ‘Are you sure about this? Is this who or what you really want to be committed to? Saturn in Aquarius is all about our commitment to our vision for the future.This retrograde will help you to focus on what's really important.
Neptune Retrograde in Pisces
June 28 to December 3, 2022
Awaken to our spiritual and emotional truths.
This retrograde will help us to connect with our spiritual side. We may find ourselves more in tune with our intuition. Neptune is the planet of fantasy and this retrograde will bring us back down to earth. It's time to get real about our dreams and what we want to achieve that is soul aligned.
Jupiter Retrograde in Aries and Pisces
July 28 to November 24, 2022
Personal growth and shifting of mindset.
Jupiter is the planet of expansion, good fortune, and all ambitious endeavors. During this retrograde, Jupiter will help us to expand our mind and see things from a different perspective. Slow down, zoom out, and consider the big-picture direction of how and where your path is leading you.
Uranus Retrograde in Taurus
August 24 to January 22, 2023
Breaking free from the past.
Uranus is the planetary revolutionary, rebel, and the ‘Great Awakener,’ showing us the progress and possibility ahead if we choose a new path. When this planet goes retrograde, it’s a time for breaking free from what’s no longer serving us. This can be a painful process of letting go, especially retrograding in Taurus—a fixed sign that’s notoriously anti-change and rules over such foundational areas of life as money, values, and security. Challenging as it may, it will also be incredibly liberating as we open up to new possibilities in our lives.
Mercury Retrograde in Libra and Virgo
September 9 to October 2, 2022
Comunicate to restructure.
Mercury is the planet of communication, travel, and technology. Can we say glitchy season? When it goes retrograde, it’s a time to slow down, review, and reflect, as there will be delays but ultimately for our highest and greatest good. As its retrograding in the signs of Libra and Virgo, this an energetic time to re-evaluate our relationships, friendships and dynamics and how we communicate with others. It’s also a time to get organized and restructure our lives in a way that feels more harmonious and aligned.
So if you’ve been feeling like everything is off, that’s because it is! But don’t worry, this too shall pass. In the meantime, try to make the most of it by using this time to reflect and realign. Trust that the universe has your back and everything is happening for you, not to you.
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