As of now, five of our ten planets– Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn– are retrograde. That means that 50% of our solar system’s energy is operating at such slow speeds that it’s appearing to move backwards. Since Mercury and Mars are ‘personal’ planets that directly affect our daily lives, those are the planets we need to pay attention to. The retrograde motion of a planet gives us the opportunity to rethink our plans, emotions and actions as we set about achieving our goals. If your plans have recently been hampered, all is not lost. Perhaps, the retrograde is telling you to re-direct your frustrations towards reviewing and reworking your strategy because sometimes, setbacks are the universe’s way of sending you in a direction that’ll have you creating something much better than your original idea.
Remember, whenever personal planets like Mercury and Mars are retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur. If you can, hold off on buying (or leasing) any big ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for introspection, research and going on retreats, as those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury or Mars Retrograde period. Wait until those planets go direct before making any big decisions and enacting any major plans.
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) A grand adventure has you in its sights! The experience is mandatory, so let your imagination be activated as you research and learn about exotic lands and the people who live in them. Be open to what you learn as you research and embark on this adventure– it’ll help you make your dreams come true.
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) What four-letter word does our species object to the most? W-A-I-T. And that’s the word for you at this time– “wait.” You’re waiting for the circumstances you need to present themselves to you and when they do, you’ll realize that the results truly are worth the wait. While you’re waiting, tie up those loose ends and get organized.
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) Your insights are very profound now. Pay attention to what they reveal as they point the way to accessing your inner truth in an empowering and enriching manner. No matter how tempted you are, you must remain self-honest about what is going on around you. As you do so, you’ll begin to witness the manifestation of your visions.
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) Although it feels natural, attachment is not a beneficial attribute for you at this time. You will benefit most from opening your mind and your hands and just letting go. As you do, you’ll catch sight of the better quality of life that is waiting for you.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Like THE EMPRESS, you are dealing with the energy of the dreaded “P” word– patience. As of now– that word describes your new best friend. Remember, whatever you are to do, whatever you are to become– those seeds are being planted now. Do keep in mind– haste does often make waste! Remember to heed the lessons that come out of this time– choose wisely, plan carefully and learn from your victories as well as your mistakes.
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Your message is very similar to the message for THE LOVERS. The two of you are very intuitive right now and I encourage you to nurture and trust this powerful and Divine gift. As you wisely allow it to guide you, you’ll be rewarded with clarity, strength of purpose and unexpected assistance.
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) It’s important that you come out of your shell now and go along with the Universe’s plans for you. As you continue stepping outside your comfort zone, open yourself up to new things, new people and trying new items on life’s menu. You’ll benefit a great deal from what you learn about yourself and expand your knowledge of the world at the same time.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Celebrate the fact that no major life transforming planet is in your sign. However, your mandate to change is just as powerful as THE EMPEROR, THE CHARIOT, JUSTICE and THE WORLD. Since you’re all transformational signs– what affects one, often affects the others. Although very few people really like change, it is an idea whose time has come. Pay close attention, release what is no longer beneficial to you and joyfully experience accepting the very positive and liberating gifts that life is presenting to you.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) It’s important that you learn to express yourself in a new, positive, honoring way. I encourage you to do so by mingling the energies of ‘solid foundation,’ ‘structure’ and the ‘world of play.’ Dust off an old dream, make plans for a new adventure– you’ll build something meaningful, benefit a great deal from what you learn about yourself and have a good time in the process.
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Your inner child is pushing you right now to stop the pretense– that you’re entirely self-sufficient and you don’t really need as much nurturing attention as others. The truth is, you do, and it’s time to balance the scales. During this very sensitive period– allow yourself to be pampered, to be waited on hand and foot, to let others do for you. The rejuvenating effects will delight, energize and amaze you.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) If you’re feeling a need for more approval and emotional security lately, you’re not alone. With major planets in retrograde motion, you’re being encouraged to find solace by discovering the new inner you. This is a path that can only be traveled by you because the assurance you’re looking for can only be found within. Self-examination is your saving grace– it’ll liberate, enrich and empower you.
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) The cozy little shell you’re used to has gotten too small and you’re being ‘encouraged’ by life to come out into the world and participate in a totally new way. This can be quite scary, but you’ll be fine. The person you’ll discover– YOU– will take you on some amazing adventures as your changing perception of what life holds for you transforms into the vibrantly dynamic reality that is your birthright.