Astrology sources say for the first time in 10 years, we have five planets in retrograde this year. In the months August through December, four of them will be retrograde at the same time! Here’s the line-up for the rest of 2016:
SATURN Retrograde: March 25 to August 12
PLUTO Retrograde: April 18 to September 25
NEPTUNE Retrograde: June 13 to November 19
URANUS Retrograde: July 29 to December 28
MERCURY Retrograde: August 30 to September 21 AND December 19 to January 7 (over the Christmas and New Year holidays).
What does this all mean?
Saturn is the manifestor and ruler of time. You are going to be in the energy form of things that happened six or seven years ago. Saturn gives you the ability to change now. Source: Arthur Fanning, channel for The Little One, Sedona Journal of Emergence, June 2016.
Pluto retrograde will ask us: Do you see what has been activated here? Have you realized what you have to let go of? Have you accepted what is happening? Are you letting in the new energy that wants to emerge from within you? Source: Dana Mrkich, author and teacher, www.danamrkich.com
Neptune governs the oceans. He is the God of the seas. Water is the source of enormous emotional energy and your life force. Dream big when Neptune is retrograde. Neptune increases your vibration. You can see into higher dimensions. It can increase your psychic abilities. Empowering your future vision and dreams. You can make your dreams real. Come from your Higher Self and not your ego. Make sure that what you are doing is right for you. That you are not in denial of the truth. What is real? What’s illusion? This will be your challenge. Discernment and patience will guide your way. Source: Astrologer Kelley Rosano and FindYourFate.com
Uranus retrograde is the one who likes to shock and shake us out of our comfort zones, and we'll feel it on both an individual and a global scale. Gandhi once said, "Be the change you want to see in the world," and this is exactly what Uranus retrograde will push us to do – to create change from the inside out! It will force us to confront our own fears and personal roadblocks, so we can all expect a few "Ah ha!" moments of realization. This is a time for us to consider what the concept of "freedom" means to us, and what we need to fix or change in our lives to get it. Source: DailyHoroscope.com
Mercury retrograde seems to impact people much more than any other planet in retrograde. Even people who don’t believe in astrology often “believe” in the craziness of Mercury retrograde! Why? Mercury rules communication, clear thinking, truth and travel, so when the planet goes retrograde, all these things have the potential to go upside down and become out of alignment. Source: Miscellaneous.
Tips to Thrive in Retrograde
When a planet goes retrograde, it appears to be moving backwards around the sun from our view, but it is just a trick of the eye. Emotionally and spiritually, it offers an opportunity to move forward in our lives, to review, re-visit, release the old and respond positively to the new incoming energies of transformation.
It offers the opportunity to contemplate the mistakes of the past and make a firm commitment not to perform them again. It is the intention and focus we put towards a retrograde that makes it what it is for each of us. If we’re expecting everything to be negative during a retrograde, then seeing it from that viewpoint, so it shall be.
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