Thursday, August 02, 2007
Five Planets Retrograde (and you wondered why you felt crazy)
Why do some things not seem to take off right now? How come people are acting weird? Why won't the deal go through NOW?! Why are you still waiting to hear back? When will your energy pick up so you'll feel able to conquer the world again? Why is Jack not understanding you and how come you see to be crossing wires with Jill? Is it really over? How come the new beginning you've been waiting for seems more of a myth than a reality in the making? Is the Law of Attraction a load of nonsense because clearly, CLEARLY nothing is happening?
We have 5 planets currently retrograde. Relax. Most of us right now are in some way wondering if we should check out or get beamed up. Retro planets pull us back to deal with things differently, our usual "methods" don't work - and in such an 'external' world oriented society, if we seek results now, we'll always feel we're falling short of the mark, or success as we like to call it.
Success, right now, could actually be the entire crumbling of your best laid plans. Escaping something that ends without your explicit consent could be the saving grace of your life right now. But would you know it?
If we stick with the Universal Law that all is as it should be at any given moment and that, yes, it can change if we want it to and if we choose to consciously make our next step towards a more improved version of life, then all will work out well. It always, does...in the end.
So if it's not great right now, it's not the end. Got it?
let's have a tour of the retro planets and see if you recognize any (I'm sure you will):
Venus: (affecting most strongly those with Libra or Taurus strong in their charts but still all of us in various ways): Money matters are mixed up, we're spending more than we mean to, don't have enough, or suddenly the bottom seems to drop out of our world, bank account or investment schemes. What we value turns sour, or we don't even know what we love anymore. And let's not talk about relationships - how the hell can you rely on anyone right now to date, share with or even to show up on time. Is being fair enough when you feel you're getting a bum deal yourself?
Jupiter (affecting most strongly those with Sagittarius or Pisces strong in their charts but still all of us in various ways): Growth in any particular direction seems so slow, or not happening at all. Travel plans seem to take up even more time (can't people just FLOW these days?!) And all the red tape and laws, and regulations. Argh! You're either biting off more than you can chew or you're not being offered enough opportunity to feel free and energized. Life becomes more resitting an exam than it does an adventure. You're going too far left or too far right or the problems are exaggerated and you feel totally stifled. Do you take a risk and see or wait until you get a green light...if ever?
Uranus (affecting most strongly those with Aquarius or Pisces strong in their charts but still all of us in various ways): No solid ground. Things keep changing or NOT changing enough! You're so intent on being yourself than you wind up pushing the envelope too far and suddenly it's signed, sealed and delivered, to the wrong address. Erratic mood swings or just a sense that it all may change direction in the blink of an eye make it a period when the only thing that's certain is uncertainty. Have you lost your mind or is the world insane? or both? And friendship - how can you rely on anyone when they are going through the same shifts? Are you really free or just running in circles fighting all things that threaten to trap you or keep you tied to a life you didn't choose to live?
Neptune (affecting most strongly those with Aquarius or Pisces strong in their charts but still all of us in various ways): How do you break the addiction to run away from it all, take a pill, down a vodka or get sucked into TV land, on the trail of the next orgasm or some other self-destructive path that, though it doesn't bring peace, gives you a way to waste your time and avoid the ugly parts of life? Is being sensitive a crime? How can you feel connected to it all, when you're surrounded by so much that doesn't make sense? Should you quit and jack it all in, or "go with the flow" (or are you headed for a waterfall? Can you really trust "the universe" or is it all a great way to say 'we're lost and couldn't be bothered to make a map'? Helping out is all well and good but how can you help anyone when you yourself are paddling in hot water? Is doing nothing more than enough or much too little?
Pluto: (affecting most strongly those with Sagittarius or Scorpio strong in their charts but still all of us in various ways). How do you really kill of a part of your life? Don't monsters raise their heads at the end of each horror film again..and again? Is the night of your soul really over? Doesn't the light of morning only promise yet another nighttime? Can you trust anyone else when people are only out for themselves? Are you being destructive or is it time to end one chapter for good? Are you insecurities getting in the way of true intimacy or have you just, quite simply, had enough? How can you master your lower emotions when life constantly pulls you back to dealing with the same old garbage? Is Death even the final answer, when what was one complete and gone, is now here once more. Is this deja-vu or am I stuck in Hell?! Help!
Okay so these sound dire at times, but in many ways we may all feel we're on Repeat Mode. And so we are. The planetary energies right now are making it IMPOSSIBLE (or at least damned hard) in not dealing with the reality of who we are inside. The more pain we feel now is in proportion to how much we are fighting the tides we have set in motion. Sometimes we need to let life catch up to us, and that's what this period is all about.
Relax. Breathe. It's not life or death? We ARE making progress. It IS about self love first. We're still connected, even though the road ahead is foggy. We are freeing ourselves each time we say Yes to what we want and NO to what feels heavy. We are reclaiming our power whenever we question something, because we always have a choice in how to respond to life's events.
Life has no success barometer we can see - it's based inside. Even on bad days when we feel like life is pointless, we can be safe in the knowledge that those who make a single step in a direction more suited to what they want (I call it the constant-improvement path) are always supported by a benevolent force that wants us all to grow, unite, and evolve and expand. Nature "works". It needs no steering wheel, just the guiding hand of a cosmic cycle and the willingness of all things - birds, grass, trees and animals, to participate.
Cycles work when we work with them.
Wherever you are on yours, remember not to judge from what you see outside, but by what you feel within.
And if you need any help in uncovering just exactly where you are in your current cycles and how to handle them, you can schedule a Transit Reading with me, and I'll shine some light your way. It's amazing how funny it is when you see that the cycle you're in Astrologically is just where you need to be, and the simple things you can do to get out of your funk, in a matter of moments. Truly Magical. Here's the link to the Readings and to the Transit Report.