Brace yourself- by the time you finish reading this post I am hoping you will have a better understanding of the s**t-show you may have been experiencing on an internal or external level, or both! If you have not been experiencing anything out of the “norm” than YAY- good for you! You must not be that conscious. (Just kidding, kind of )
Recently, I have taken a very heavy interest in learning much more as far as astrology is concerned, and I am so thankful that I have.
Today, I feel the need to talk about the planetary influences we have got going on . There is a LOT of energy at work here, and forewarned is forearmed! I am not suggesting that you base your life decisions on astrology ( although I often do, and am glad that I have, it truly is foolproof).
First let’s talk about the Full Moon In Scorpio tomorrow, 4/22.
This moon is all about intensity! Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, which is the planet of transformation. Pluto also rules the 8th House in astrology which is the house of sex, death & rebirth. That which has been hidden will more than likely come to the surface under this Moon.
This Full Moon in Scorpio is bringing light to all the shadow dynamics that lie underneath the surface- the very things that we have been avoiding dealing with are likely to come to light right now. Under this Moon, the focus will be on relationships, commitments and contractual agreements with others- as well as agreements we have made with ourselves for our own growth and evolution. Remember: Pluto is all about transformation and this simply cannot occur without death of the old self/ways.
Bottomline: expect shake up /break up , breakdown/breakthrough energy to play out in all relationships, financial situations, value systems and more!
Add to this fact that Mercury goes retrograde on the 28th Of April, as this Full Moon is in Scorpio!
As if Mercury Retro is not bad enough by itself!! I have written about Mercury plenty before so will keep this one short and sweet. Mercury rules communication of all types. There is no need to put your life on hold during the retrograde period, but also, there is no need to rush anything either. Signing contracts of any type during this time should truly be handled with kid gloves. Now more than ever, if something can go askew, it will!
Mercury will go direct again on May 22nd, so it might be best to watch your words and actions over the next three weeks. Computers go haywire, communication goes haywire. You may feel “jumbled”. This is why. Take it easy and hold off on making unnecessary big decisions during the retrograde period, is the best that I can say.
Now let’s look at Jupiter- the planet of luck, personal growth and expansion. Jupiter went retrograde back on January 7th and will go direct again on May 9th. What does this mean? When Jupiter is Retrograde, expansion or growth in your life stops abruptly. All sorts of external energies or “crutches” are sapped away from you that you need to look into your internal self for survival. You need to put in much energy and commitment than normally warranted for your projects. When Jupiter is retrograde certain things that have been clinging onto you would be removed and you need to continue your journey without that, but ultimately it would be for your general well-being only. Not always fun but this is where our major growth will occur.
Mars- the planet of aggression, passion and action (it is red after all) has also gone retrograde as of April 18th and will stay there until June 30th. This is not the time to really begin anything new, but rather a time to sit back and assess. Energy tends to be depleted during this time so you may find yourself much more tired than usual. Depending on your natal chart and which sign Mars falls, some will hardly feel this affect and some will definitely be aware of this energy. Vitality can be zapped during this time, and that’s perfectly ok. Mars is about action and it is backwards at this time- so guess what ? It’s time for inaction.
Saturn- our planet of Karma. Fun Fun Fun!
Saturn went retrograde as of March 25th and will not go direct until August 13th! That’s quite awhile. Saturn retrograde is a double dose of karma. Karma is a form of energy that is very real. Like Saturn, it is very closely bound to time. Past, present, and future blur into one. If you have been bad in the past, then at a certain predestined time, an event will occur to teach you a lesson. If you been good in the past, then at a predestined time, an event will occur to reward you for your good deeds. With Saturn in retrograde motion, the karma will relate to how responsible you have been in the past. Saturn retrograde can bring us some harsh lessons that may seem scary particularly in the financial and relationship sectors of our lives, but these are necessary lessons that will serve a bigger purpose.
I have saved the best for last here….
Pluto, oh Pluto- remember we spoke of Pluto above? Well, Pluto went retrograde on 4/18 and will station direct on September 26th. This retrograde should be a positive experience overall. Pluto just wants to kill what’s not working , and give birth to the new way that we so desperately need and crave. It’s all about soul evolution. This is a time to expose any buried and unresolved issues that are holding you back. Many of these repressed feelings will relate to your love life or finances. Transiting Pluto retrograde is a time of reflection about power and control in your life. If people have been controlling or manipulating you then now is the time to let them go. If you have been too controlling of others or situations then it is time to let go. This is not a time for power tripping but a time for elimination. Fated events and repeating themes will reinforce which of your controlling habits, compulsions, addictions or prejudices must be eliminated.
The bottom line for this year :
Resolving karmic issues can result in a massive transformation and evolution of your soul
Love & Light,