(originally from the June 2016 monthly newsletter)
We've got two big retrogrades coming! So what is the best way to emerge from a retrograde? First, you want to prepare yourself. Be mindful of when the planet ends its retrograde, and know that anything that’s going on at that time can be reversed once the retrograde is over. You should either finish things quickly before the planet is moving forward again, or be super flexible once it is moving forward, ready for adjustments.
It’s usually a good idea to slow things down in your life around the end of a retrograde so you can handle whatever monkey wrenches the end of the retrograde throws at you. When a planet ends its retrograde, the energy can be supercharged, so we can all be a little frazzled and exhausted anyway, and need the extra time to rest so we’re not completely burned out. Once the retrograde is over, work on replenishing your energy levels so you can quickly get back on the right track.
The areas of life ruled by the house the planet retrogrades in tend to get the brunt of the problems during the retrograde, so start to make plans for how you can right whatever went wrong, and get everything back to normal (or better than normal) soon after the retrograde ends. The problems that come up during retrogrades don’t have to remain once they’re done, but if you don’t tackle them, they can last for a while.
Mercury Retrograde in Virgo & Leo: August - September 2017
July 2017 New & Full Moons
August 2017 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Libra: September 2016 - October 2017
Saturn in Sagittarius: December 2014 - June 2015, September 2015 - December 2017
Saturn in Sagittarius for Each Sign