(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.
Mars Retrograde in Aquarius & Capricorn: June - August 2018
Mercury Retrograde in Leo: July - August 2018
July 2018 New & Full Moons
June 2018 New & Full Moons
Jupiter in Scorpio: October 2017 - November 2018
Saturn in Capricorn: December 2017 - March 2020, July - December 2020
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026