With Mercury retrograde right around the corner, it’s only fitting to discuss the retrograde season that we’re currently in, and how it will be/currently is affecting us, on top of the many other challenging planetary transits happening right now (discussed in the previous post). When we hear about retrogrades, we only think of Mercury – but what about the other planets?
Pluto is retrograde until October, which means as a collective, we will be making massive shifts that will transform the way we think and operate. It’s going to also force us to lose and let go of things in order to change. This is a period of rethinking and resetting.
Saturn is also retrograde, meaning we will be forced to face the limitations and restrictions placed upon us and choose to either writhe uncomfortably within their confines or break them down. Saturn also represents social structures, so in tandem with Pluto Rx we are all witnessing a desire to redefine and reconstruct our socioeconomic structures.
Venus is also retrograde, where we are being encouraged to reflect on how we can better show our love to those around us on a personal level. We have all been recently shown the brutal reality of systematic racism – now how can we learn to better show our support for our Black loved ones?
Mercury retrograde is about to start, and we’ve already felt it’s energy during this 2-week shadow period. Mercury is all about communication, and with Mercury stationing Rx in its domicile sign Gemini means this desire to reassess, rethink, and reflect will be amplified. Likely, there will be a lot of misinformation and miscommunication because of its retrograde nature, but with the curious energy that Gemini season brings we’ll also receive an extra push of encouragement to have those challenging discussions with each other so that the outcome is productive and healing.
This retrograde season is a “hard reset.” Along with the other transits happening, we’re basically tearing down the world as we know it and creating a better one. Hang in there, we can do this.
Let’s not forget that it’s also eclipse season – we’ll talk about that in the next post.